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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Subtropical drama in a teacup unveiled by newcomer at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Newcomer to the world of garden design, Georgina Chahed will be realising her vision of a subtropical border entitled ‘The Teacup Garden’ at BBC Gardeners’ World Live (11-14 June 2015). Georgina Chahed set up her practice Touch Landscapes in December 2013 and the Teacup Garden will be her first Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) display. Beating off competition from rivals, the design has been given the green light by show organisers, the RHS. Working to the category theme, the ‘Industrial Heritage of the West Midlands’, the design takes inspiration from the rich heritage of Wedgwood. Garden designer Georgina Chahed commented: “I…

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WorldSkills UK – 2015 Garden Design Revealed

Designed by award winner Jody Lidgard, the garden is not only to test the competitors, but also to inspire those with a small garden area. Jody says “The garden could be expanded slightly to suit a new build first home or a starter home. I have included an area of culinary herbs that can be picked for the kitchen. The planting brings a welcome break from the functional hard landscape elements. A mix of shrubs and herbaceous perennial offer an all year interest.” The garden has been designed to test the competitors in every aspect of landscape design including: Plan…

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Renowned garden designer Dan Pearson joins London’s Garden Bridge project

  Project promoter, the Garden Bridge Trust, has consulted closely with the Royal Horticultural Society and appointed notable garden designer Dan Pearson of Dan Pearson Studios as the project’s new planting strategist. Pearson has a track record with large scale horticultural projects. Pearson’s planting plan is designed to reflect the history of both banks of the Thames by the bridge site. On the North bank, the ancient Inns of Court have a long established horticultural tradition, which led to the choice of garden varieties of figs, apples, camellias, maples and magnolias, as well as climbing plants such as wisteria, jasmine and…

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Jo Thompson to produce a landscape master plan for Gulf of Finland project

A leading Russian property developer has appointed Jo Thompson’s practice to produce a landscape master plan for a new resort on the Gulf of Finland, in Russia. The 15,000 square metre residential complex, in the Kurortny district – a suburb just north of St. Petersburg – includes eight, four-storey buildings, a restaurant, a wellness centre, a gym and swimming pool. The developers, the Pioneer Group, called in global property consultancy Knight Frank to help develop the concept for the site. Located on a plot of 4.37 hectares fronting golden sands, it is expected to appeal to affluent city dwellers who…

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How Gardens are Built – Episode 1

Aralia Garden Design

Ever wondered how gardens are built? Aralia brings you the first episode in a short series of videos following the progress of the construction of a contemporary courtyard garden belonging to a 14th century property in rural Essex. These broadcasts will give you an brief insight into the detail, complexity and skill required to execute a high quality garden design from start to finish. For more information, please visit www.aralia.org.uk

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Aralia-designed garden features in ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’

Landscape designers, Aralia, based in Sawbridgeworth were delighted to have one of their gardens featured in the final episode of ‘Britain’s Best Back Gardens’ (aired at 8pm Tuesday 20th January 2015). The show focused on the top ten gardens, selected by Alan Titchmarsh, that were best described as ‘flights of fancy’, and included Sir Elton John’s garden. The small urban garden, situated in Chelmsford, Essex, is owned by Paul Edwards, who approached Aralia after becoming inspired after watching gardening programmes on the television. The design uses sinuous curves to draw the eye away from the boxy lines of the house…

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Landmark anniversaries provide inspiration for designers and exhibitors

This year the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19-23 May) will highlight key events, moments and movements in history. For the first time, garden designer John Everiss will team up with Chorley Council to create ‘Chorley Council: The Evaders Garden’ an Artisan Garden commemorating the end of the Second World War, 70 years ago. Stan Everiss, the designer’s father, was an RAF evader after being shot down in 1943. Stan was protected and nursed back to health by an ordinary family who were part of the French resistance; the garden depicts Stan’s incredible story. The garden features a sculpture of a…

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Chelsea 2015: The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth

Cloudy Bay, the pioneering winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, will once again unite garden design with a wine tasting experience in the Cloudy Bay Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Created by the youngest ever Chelsea duo, landscape architects and brothers Harry and David Rich, the show garden is designed to visually portray the powerful taste experience of Cloudy Bay wines. The garden will explore a contemporary Red & White garden for wine lovers, where Red and White will be a representation of Cloudy Bay’s signature wines, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc and will convey “how things simply…

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier Captures the Spirit of Historic Chatsworth for RHS Chelsea 2015

Champagne Laurent-Perrier is delighted to be returning to the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, under the artistic direction of award-winning designer Dan Pearson. The Laurent-Perrier garden has previously won three Best in Shows in 2003, 2008 and 2014 and 13 Gold medals. Laurent-Perrier is also the official champagne supplier of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For the 2015 show, institutions Laurent-Perrier and Chatsworth have come together to create a breath-taking show garden, marking Chatsworth’s debut at Chelsea. With a shared heritage in gardens and nature, and family dwellings in beautiful grounds, the garden promises to be an awe-inspiring experience for…

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LDA Design shortlisted for UCL Olympic Park campus

Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, has been shortlisted to masterplan a new 125,000 sq m campus for University College London (UCL) on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. Named ‘UCL East’, it will be a second campus for one of the UK’s leading universities. LDA Design is leading a team including Nicholas Hare Associates, BuroHappold, Momentum Transport Planning, EC Harris, Soundings and Studio Weave. It is also shortlisted in Make’s team as the landscape architect, which also includes Gehl Architects, AECOM, The Neighbourhood, David Bonnett Associates and Quod. The 4.5 hectare UCL masterplan is backed by…

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