My Twitter Feed

February 20, 2018

Latest:

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

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Parks Trust responds to parks inquiry report

The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 5,000 acres of Milton Keynes’ green space, has released its response to the parks inquiry report, published by the Communities and Local Government Committee. As part of its inquiry, the Committee examined the impact of reduced local authority budgets on open spaces and considered concerns that the existence of public parks is under threat. Philip Bowsher, head of landscape strategy & development, commented: “We are pleased to see that the Communities and Local Government Committee recognise that parks matter for many social, cultural, environmental and economic reasons and that…

Read More

New shoots for forest planting

A new plan to streamline the tree planting process in Scotland will be a powerful catalyst for delivering the ambitious tree planting targets recently announced by the Scottish government in its draft climate change plan. The tree planting targets are to be raised on a stepped basis from the current 10,000ha a year to 15,000ha a year by 2025. The increase in planting will grow this crucial forest carbon sink, helping the fight against climate change, as well as creating economic growth and protecting jobs, mostly in rural areas. The delivery plan, announced today by rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing,…

Read More

Design a Beautiful Border in the 50th anniversary year of Gardeners’ World

gardeners

2017 marks a special year for Gardeners’ World, 50 years of the much-loved TV programme. In honour of this celebratory milestone, BBC Gardeners’ World Live (15-18 June, NEC) will be hosting a variety of extra special features in the anniversary year including the topically themed Beautiful Borders – and this is the perfect place for fresh garden design talent to get involved. At just a few square meters, the Beautiful Borders are the ideal showcase for budding garden designers, horticultural students and gardening clubs show off their gardening skills, inspiration and creativity. With 90,000 visitors expected over four days in…

Read More

Green-tech sponsors the new FutureArch seminar area at FutureScape

Green-tech

Green-tech will be exhibiting at Futurescape next week and is sponsoring the FutureArch seminar area, in association with the Landscape Institute. FutureArch is a new addition to the event this year. It is being held in association with the Landscape Institute and aims to shed light on the future of the architectural side of the landscaping industry, and consider how minor changes will be of benefit in the future. A series of focused seminars and topical industry discussions will be held throughout the day at FutureArch by a host of industry experts. Green-tech can be found on stands 17,18 and…

Read More

FutureScape 2016 Show Guide

FutureScape

Welcome to our FutureScape 2016 show guide in association with CED Stone Group. Our 52-page supplement includes everything that you need to know about the event, held on 15 November at Sandown Park Racecourse, including our unique and comprehensive seminar programme with over 30 individual sessions from leading professionals. The seminars cover a variety of subjects, from presenting your designs to clients and tips on how to save money, to the future of arboriculture and architectural industries. Brand new to this year’s event is FutureArch, held in association with the Landscape Institute. This section aims to shed light on the…

Read More

Flower Council at FleurEx 2016: Recap

fleurex

Although FleurEx 2016 was aimed at florists, there is plenty that efig members can take from the show and particularly the trends which the Flower Council presented there. efig presented three of our four Style Trends for 2017, and we asked Ian Drummond, Gold Medal winner and Best in Show at RHS Chelsea Flower show last year, and of course known to efig in his role as Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design and as our Ambassador. Ian was there to interpret the Flower Council’s 2017 Style Trends by designing three bouquets for four of the trends. Each one represents…

Read More

Flood and Coast conference and exhibition in March 2017 announced

flood

The Environment Agency with Trio Events will convene the second Flood and Coast conference and exhibition and are seeking all flood and coastal risk management professionals to attend what promises to be the largest gathering of thought leadership for flood defence and coastal erosion in the UK. Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, civil engineers, infrastructure owners, consultancies, utility companies, contractors, businesses, community groups, flood research consultants and universities from across the country. Clare Dinnis, Deputy Director, Flood and Coastal…

Read More

Shanghai garden wins AIPH prize at Tangshan Expo

Shanghai

The garden designed, built and maintained by the Chinese city of Shanghai has won the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) prize for the best garden at the AIPH-approved Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition 2016 in China. The Prize was presented during the Closing Ceremony of this major Expo which has attracted over five million visitors over the last six months. Chairman of the International Honorary Jury and Secretary General of AIPH, Tim Briercliffe, commented on the winning garden saying: “The Shanghai Garden stood out from all the 30 gardens at the Expo. Its brilliant design provided different perspectives at different…

Read More

FUTURESCAPE – THE UK’S BIGGEST LANDSCAPING TRADE EVENT

futurescape

FutureScape, the UK’s number one landscaping industry event, is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Tuesday 15 November, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. FutureScape is an event which brings the whole landscaping industry together for a one-day event and offers an unrivalled seminar programme with lively talks and debates. The event has grown year on year, and 2016 promises to be bigger than ever before. This year, 200 brands from all aspects of the industry are exhibiting at FutureScape 2016, some of which will be offering exclusive equipment demonstrations so that you can see a range of industry leading products…

Read More

Landscape Institute respond to Sajid Javid’s £5bn fund

Merrick

Sajid Javid’s launched of a £5bn fund to help build more than 250,000 new homes. The Communities Secretary wants to build homes on abandoned shopping centres, in run down town centres and other brownfield sites. £2bn of the money will be used to build roads and other infrastructure so new building works can proceed. The remaining £1bn of the Home Builders Fund will go in loans to small building companies to get construction underway. £2bn will be spent separately on using surplus land owned by the State for fast track building projects. Pro Landscaper spoke to Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of…

Read More