August 16, 2017

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UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Malvern Autumn Show presents the Great British Harvest Festival -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Playforce wins impressive contract to create London playground -

Friday, August 11, 2017

Landstruction strengthens design team with ‘world-class’ appointment -

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mayor: Let’s help make London the world’s first National Park City -

Friday, August 11, 2017

Germinal focuses on two areas of green space maintenance at Saltex

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Turf care specialists, Germinal, will this year be focusing on two key areas of green space maintenance at this year’s Saltex exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on 2 and 3 December: maintaining a healthy soil profile through the use of self-sustaining cultivars, and examining the efficiency of soil nutrient programmes. AberSustain is a self-sustaining grass seed mixture that is perfect for open parkland areas, domestic lawns, roadside verges and green roof spaces. Featuring five UK-bred varieties, AberSustain creates a sward which is tolerant of low nutrient and drought conditions and which can actively bind and improve the soil’s structure….

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The Arboriculture Association’s 50th National Amenity Conference

Amenity

On the 4th of September through to the 7th of September, The Arboricultural Association are hosting their 50th National Amenity Conference in Keele University, Staffordshire. At this conference, there will be 7 international speakers and 29 speaker sessions. Among these international speakers, Professor Francisco Escobedo, who is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Columbia and he was previously Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida and Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Professor Escobedo is a specialist in Urban and community forest management and planning with over 20 years of research, extension and teaching…

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Capability Brown’s Account Book on display

Capability

From the 5th of September through to the 15th of October 2016, Capability Brown’s Account Book will go on display at RHS Lindley Library in London. He changed the face of the English Landscape, but not a lot is known about Lancelot Brown (1716-1783), or Capability Brown as he is more commonly known, beyond the beautiful gardens and vistas he created. This year a new display at the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest gardening library, will show his personal Account Book to the public for the first time, and will also reveal how he became one of the most…

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Toon Ebben opens Plantarium 2016

Plantarium

Horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben from Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. in Cuijk, officially opened Plantarium 2016 on Wednesday 24 August. His first move was to reveal the best novelty at Plantarium 2016, Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY), entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. You can find our article on the Best Novelty winner here. As the horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben regards himself as an ambassador for the tree nursery sector. When asked whether grower were too modest, Ebben expressed that the growers were mainly authentic. “Growers should focus more on what you can do with a…

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Registration opens for FutureScape 2016

Registration for FutureScape 2016 is now open. The show is celebrating its fifth birthday this year, so make sure you put FutureScape in your diary on the 15th November – it is an event not to be missed. FutureScape has continued to establish itself as a calendar favourite for industry professionals throughout the sector, and Eljays44 couldn’t be more excited for the various seminars, debates and special events taking place this year, making it the biggest event to date. For more information visit the website at www.futurescapeevent.com. Why register Though registration isn’t essential to attend FutureScape – you can get…

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Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

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This year marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday is thought to fall this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so August has been declared as his birthday month. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’. This year the Capability Brown Festival has, and continues to see, a myriad of events including…

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Bristol installer scoops top prize in competition marking Bradstone’s 60th year

Bradstone

Landscape installer, Robert Knight of Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services, has won an Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 pick-up truck as part of a celebratory competition to mark the 60th anniversary of hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone. To celebrate its Diamond year, Bradstone offered all UK landscape designers and installers the chance to win one of two Isuzu trucks when purchasing Bradstone paving. Robert Knight, who owns Bristol-based Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services in Bristol, is the first of two lucky competition winners. He was presented with the keys to his new Isuzu truck this week at Travis Perkin’s Southmead…

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68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner.  There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown this summer with family-friendly events

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The Capability Brown Festival 2016 celebrates the life, work and legacy of 18th century English landscape architect and Royal Gardener to King George III, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose 300th anniversary falls this year. Brown is associated with more than 250 landscapes across England and Wales, including the well-known estates of Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire), Chatsworth (Derbyshire) and Croome (Worcestershire) to hidden gems such as Compton Verney (Warwickshire) and Milton Abbey (Dorset). 2016 has already seen a myriad of events hosted at various Brown’s landscapes, with many more family-friendly events set to take centre stage over the summer holidays, including: Music to…

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Grow London 2016

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Grow London is back for its third year at Hampstead Heath from the 24 to the 26 of June and is bigger than ever, promising to be a highlight of the summer for garden enthusiasts and their families with over thirty nurseries, various talks, workshops and inspirational feature areas. Nursery numbers have doubled since last years’ event, and include Blueleaf Plants, Glendon Plant Nursery, Wildegoose, Todds Botanics, Hooksgreen Herbs, Lime Cross, C&K Jones, Hortus Loci, Shadyplants, The Plant Specialist, Meadowgate, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants and Pennard Plants. As well as its’ numerous exhibits, Grow London includes several feature areas including the quirky…

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