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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

John O’Conner has received a prestigious award.

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, specialist grounds maintenance providers for Isle of Wight Council, are delighted that the 19th century park has been named Park of the Year at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards, which were staged in Brighton.  The Council’s Parks Manager, Nigel Leppard, together with John O’Conner’s Contract Manager, Stan Hayden, received the awards on behalf of the local authority.  Judges highlighted Ventnor Park’s summer bedding borders and raised planters as ‘superb’ and noted its ‘horticultural maintenance was of a high standard.’ They also described it as ‘the quintessential Victorian park and the jewel in…

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London Business Celebrates S.G.D. Award Win

A London design studio is celebrating today, after winning a prestigious national award.  Lateral Design Studio, which turns mundane construction products into pieces of art, has just been awarded the Society Of Garden Designers (S.G.D.) Product Of The Year Award 2014. The family run company, based in Cricklewood, beat dozens of other companies from across the U.K. to the finals with a range of designed channel drain covers in stainless steel, Jonite stone composite and cast iron. M.D. John Harte is delighted to have received this official recognition “We’ve turned the mundane into masterpieces, offering garden designers and landscapers a…

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Hever Castle wins Garden of the Year 2014 by South and South East Bloom

The gardens of historic Hever Castle received a Gold Award and were voted ‘Garden of the Year 2014’ by South & South East in Bloom.  The double accolade was announced last week, with the gardens beating stiff competition in the Heritage Parks & Gardens category. It received a glowing report from the Assessors who praised Head Gardener, Neil Miller, and his team of nine trained gardeners for maintaining the extensive gardens. Hever Castle Gardening Team with their ‘Garden of the Year 2014’ Award It was felt that the opportunity to book garden tours and the availability of gardeners and volunteers…

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Society of Garden Designers appoints new chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Philippa O’Brien MSGD as its new Chair.  Philippa will take up the role from November 2014, replacing Juliet Sargeant MSGD who steps down after two fruitful years as Chair and a long-standing commitment to the SGD Council. The announcement was made by Juliet Sargeant MSGD at the Society’s AGM. A Registered Member of the SGD since 2006, Philippa joined the Society more than 20 years ago and is currently a member of the SGD Council. In addition to running her own garden design practice, Philippa is an active member of her local…

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Care Home Celebrates Winning Gardening Competition

The Laurels Care Home came first in the Growing for Gold gardening competition, hosted by BBC Gardeners’ World presenter, Pippa Greenwood and organised by Embrace, a leading care provider.  Growing for Gold has seen individuals at more than 30 Embrace services throughout the country compete to transform their gardens. The Laurels received its award at a special ceremony held in Birmingham at the August after impressing the judges with their gardening prowess and innovation. Joby Jomy, Manager at the Laurels, said: “We are over the moon to have won Growing for Gold. The staff and residents had great fun planting and growing…

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Teesside landscaper takes gold award last week for garden design

An Eaglescliffe landscaper proved he’s streets ahead of the competition by taking home a top gardening award. Simon Wilkinson, 28, has been working with his dad and uncle’s Eaglescliffe-based company, Wilkinsons Landscapes, since the age of 18 and is now a landscape designer. And Simon’s latest creation secured him a gold award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, after he put together a stunning garden design featuring eye-catching metal giraffes. The competition this year launched a new feature called Inspiration Street, in which designers were asked to come up with small scale designs aimed at giving homeowners ideas for tricky…

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Building Centre runs exhibition on Wolfson Prize and garden cities

The Building Centre in London is hosting an exhibition to coincide with the recent award of the Wolfson Prize for designing garden cities of the future.  Working closely with the team behind the prize this exhibition showcases some of the brightest ideas on Garden Cities captured from over 200 entries. The winning entry and other finalists are the focus of the exhibition with their research, insights, planning diagrams and illustrations on display. The exhibition of finalists work has been edited to include key statements, quotes and powerful abstracts from their full submissions. Visitors can rapidly understand the proposed ideas from…

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Harrogate Flower Show gold for NSPCC garden

An NSPCC- designed garden won a gold award at the Harrogate Flower Show.  Designed exclusively for the NSPCC by Susanne Guthrie, the garden was inspired by a child’s journey with the NSPCC. Roxy, a newly-restored 1966 VW camper van, took centre stage in the NSPCC show garden which took visitors on a journey that began in a world where a child is scared and has no one to turn to. An uneven rocky path and tall dark planting dominate to represent how a child might struggle to find help. Moving through the garden, the path splits off into two directions,…

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Garden designer Paul Bangay at home

Paul Bangay is a celebrated landscape designer with his skills in demand in Australia and abroad. He opens the doors to his property in Central Victoria and talks about his design philosophy and influences.   “Do you have an affinity with your home?” he asks. His question is not inquisitive but rather a way to evoke feeling as he explains the impact his home and garden, the impressive Stonefields in Central Victoria, has on his life. ‘He’ is celebrated landscape designer and author Paul Bangay, whose skills are in demand in Australia and abroad. On meeting you quickly discover he is…

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Twitter-reactive garden scoops gold award at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

A Twitter-reactive garden designed at the University of Lincoln has won a gold award at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.  The STAN (Science Technology Architecture Networks) research project, explores whether architecture is able to reflect and map human emotions. The garden is made of a raw steel structure, which sits vertically and horizontally, and is controlled by people’s responses via Twitter. In this way it is continuously revealing what the landscape is covering, while also remodelling itself. It reacted to activity on Twitter when people use the #gardenup hashtag, translating this information into movements of the garden’s mechanical landscape. Richard M…

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