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April 24, 2018

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Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

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

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed brand new Lifestyle Gardens at its largest flower festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (2-8 July), supported by Viking Cruises. The Lifestyle Gardens Featuring plenty of ideas for visitors to grow a garden they love, the four Lifestyle Gardens, each geared towards a different hobby or way of life will be designed by up and coming female designers who have all taken part in previous RHS initiatives that highlight emerging talent. ‘The Health and Wellbeing Garden’ designed by Alexandra Noble will provide a contemplative space that encourages visitors to move along a…

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Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping?

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As companies across the UK are scrutinised over consistency of pay between men and women, Pro Landscaper investigates to see whether the pay gap is a significant issue within the landscaping industry. Since Iceland has introduced legislation making it illegal to pay staff unequally for doing the same jobs, questions have been raised in parliament to consider the introduction of similar laws in the UK, which has a current gender pay gap of 9.1%. A recent survey of over 2,000 UK based companies revealed that men are paid approximately 21% more than women within landscaping and forestry firms. In terms…

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The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

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First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden

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On 5 June, Macmillan Cancer Support will be at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show exhibiting a bespoke garden, inspired by the importance of planting legacies for the future. Designed by Michael Coley, the garden centres around a large oak tree which is surrounded by saplings – echoing the theme of growth and renewal. Michael Coley said: “Oak trees to me represent wisdom, strength and longevity – something constant that people can return to. The theme of leaving a legacy is communicated through the surrounding saplings and smaller seedlings which cover the majority of the garden. The idea is to give…

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Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley

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A Soil Resource Survey to determine the quality of soils that will be displaced by planned improvements and building works at RHS Garden Wisley has been undertaken by leading landscape and soil consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA). The development of the Welcome Building, construction of the National Centre for Horticultural Science & Learning and new Horticultural Service Yard are part of a wider £160m investment in horticulture by the RHS.  The National Centre for Horticultural Science & Learning in the south of the RHS’ flagship garden is to be completely redeveloped, and three new learning gardens which focus on food,…

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The 7 strangest plants in the world

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The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

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Top international designers to gather at Singapore Garden Festival 2018

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Tom Massey will join 30 other award-winning designers from around the world to compete at Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) 2018. In its seventh edition, the biennial event has established itself as a premier tropical garden and flower show, where garden and floral designers with at least one top interantional accolade in the past two to three years are invited to participate. Tom Massey will be participating in SGF for the first-time, and in the Fantasy Garden Category. Although a relative newcomer to the industry, Tom’s work has already won him multiple industry awards and widespread recognition. In 2015, Pro Landscaper…

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Foreign influence in garden design, with Nilufer Danis

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Pro Landscaper speaks with Nilufer Danis of Lotus Design Studio, looking at how garden design from overseas has impacted her work, essential consideration of global warming in design and we gain insight into specific projects that have been impacted by her Turkish heritage.   Which nation’s garden design inspires you most? It really depends on the project and use of space, as my opinion varies. Overall, I would say I like Scandinavian design for its simple, modest, rustic and cosy gardens. They’re also highly functional and sustainable. From planting aspect, I like the way we use plants here in the…

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Iconic Temperate House re-opens after largest restoration in Kew’s history

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10,000 plants (1,500 species), from the world’s temperate zones 5-year project involving 400 staff and contractors, taking 1,731 days to complete 69,000 individual elements removed from building and cleaned, repaired or replaced Scaffolding required was equivalent to length of M25 £15m restoration funded by National Lottery, plus support from DEFRA and other donors Aerial performers to fly through building and giant puppets will tell stories of plants Focus on link between wellbeing & connecting people to nature, via launch of Kew Babies, Kew Allotments and many more initiatives Kew Gardens is in the final month of the largest restoration project in its entire history….

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New chairman for the APL

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Ken White from Frosts Landscapes has stepped down as chair of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Vice chair Rod Winrow, from Garden House Design, is taking on the role of chair with David Sewell from The Gardenmakers assuming the position of vice chair, until the November AGM where they will stand for re-election. Ken has made the decision to step down from the chairman’s role as work commitments have prevented him from giving the time and attention that he wished to give to the APL. Ken comments: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as chairman and wish the APL…

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