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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Landscape Institute announces Awards shortlist

The Landscape Institute Awards shortlist has been announced – entries include Eastside City Park, Birmingham, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park.   The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession. This year’s shortlist, announced today, was drawn from entries received from all corners of the UK and overseas. The depth and range of the entries in all categories is testament to the depth and innovation present in these schemes. All projects entered for the Landscape Institute Awards, need to have been completed during…

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Latest Greenfingers Garden Opens in Essex

Greenfingers(1), the small national charity dedicated to creating gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, opened its 44th garden last week at Little Havens(2) Hospice in Essex. A fully accessible and interactive ‘Grow Your Own’ garden has been created at the hospice where seriously ill children and families cared for by Little Havens can enjoy growing and harvesting their own food. This project has seen a previously vacant outside area of the gardens transformed into an abundant fruit and vegetable garden with many engaging features for all the children who spend time there to enjoy. The garden has been designed…

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Landscape award for Irvine town centre

The Bridgegate public realm project in Irvine has gained national recognition with an award from the British Association of Landscape Industries. Land Engineering received the BALI National Landscape Award for their development of Bridgegate in Irvine. The project was completed on behalf of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company as part of a wider programme of works in Irvine town centre being carried out in partnership with North Ayrshire Council. The works involved a comprehensive programme of high quality public realm and streetscape improvements to transform and re-establish the area as a landmark location for Irvine town centre. The outcome is an urban…

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Q&S win awards for the landscaping at Green Park, Reading

Green Park, Reading (the 195 acre prestigious Business Park owned by Oxford Properties) is celebrating winning not one, but two awards within the RHS Britain in Bloom Campaign 2014:- Thames & Chilterns in Bloom 2014 – Regional Award for Best Business Park The Gold Award in the Commercial Landscape category – Reading in Bloom 2014. Leading independent commercial landscape company Quality & Service Ltd (trading as Q&S), in partnership with Broadgate Estate, delivers the landscaping for Green Park. Sue Payne, Managing Director of Q&S, is delighted to have received these official recognitions “We are extremely proud of our landscaping team…

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Calling all budding flower arrangers – Countryside Live needs you!

Countryside Live, the rural showcase, which takes place in Harrogate next month, is hoping to encourage more people to take up flower arranging. Organisers will be equipping visitors with cut flowers and foliage to enable them to ‘have-a-go’ at what will be the 12th show. Countryside Live, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October. Around 12,000 visitors are expected to flock to the event when as well as competitive classes for cattle, sheep, horses, pigeons and poultry, the Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Show will feature….

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Bodnant Garden to feature in new BBC One series

A CONWY heritage site will be featured in a new BBC television series.   Bodnant Garden will be one of the sites shown in Glorious Gardens from Above, a programme that features some of the most picturesque places in the country from the air. The show will be presented by broadcaster and horticulturalist Christine Walkden, and she spent several days at the gardens earlier this summer with a BBC crew. Gardener Fran Llewellyn said: “The BBC team pulled off quite a technological feat to get all this wonderful film footage from the air. “We can’t wait to see the show,…

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ISG wins £24m Royal Botanic Gardens project

ISG has been appointed to deliver a £24m restoration of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens.  The contractor will restore the Victorian glasshouse, built in 1863, and repair and replace ventilation and irrigation systems. It will also improve facilities and accessibility for visitors and staff at the largest remaining Victorian Glasshouse in the world. The £24m building contract is part of a larger £36m restoration project. The Temperate House is and houses Kew’s collection of temperate-zone plants. Kew Gardens has spent the past year moving large, mature plants and growing new ones to enter the restored glasshouse. ISG’s Southern regional…

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Kew Gardens opens drugs festival with chance to try ‘mind-altering’ plants

Kew Gardens are giving visitors the opportunity to sample mind-altering plants as part of a new season focusing on intoxication and drugs.  The Plant Connoissuers’ Club, a workshop which will be run by what Kew Garden calls architectural foodsmiths Bombas & Parr, will give visitors the “opportunity to try an unusual plant”. The workshops will run from September 20 to October 13. Visitors taking part in the workshop will be required to sign a disclaimer confirming that they have read and understood the medical guidelines associated with the tester. “Adventurous types can also seek spiritual enlightenment with our Grand Master…

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St Elizabeth Hospice garden design winners

Following our £5,000 sponsorship of St Elizabeth Hospice’s garden design competition – part of our Community Outreach Programme – the winning designs have been announced. St Elizabeth Hospice was looking for young people in the Suffolk and Norfolk area with a creative eye to take part in their Help the Hospice Grow – garden design competition. Primary and Secondary schoolchildren and students at college or university were invited to enter the competition to design a section of the charity’s beautiful garden. The competition attracted nearly 60 entries in total. They received some brilliant ideas, so much so that they had…

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Amersham recieves top honours at a gardening competition

The town’s efforts included its two floral First World War-themed avenues of remembrance made from poppies, a transformation of the remembrance gardens which now features plants assembled as flags. Royal Horticultural Society judge Anne Kempston, who assessed Amersham in July, said: “Amersham warmly welcomed the judges who enjoyed a well planned and well-timed itinerary, which included floral displays, environmental and community projects relating to the judging criteria for Britain in Bloom. All the volunteers met were enthusiastic about their projects and there was obvious pride of place – the involvement of so many community groups, of all ages, participating in…

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