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April 20, 2018

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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

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

Glendale

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

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

Most Influential

Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

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Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer

Cheltenham

Work is set to begin this summer on improving Cheltenham High Street, including the use of natural stone paving, new seating, trees and a performance space. The designs, which are now well advanced, will go on public exhibition in March. They will replace the existing mix of concrete and tarmac infill with new natural stone paving across the full width of the street, creating a flat comfortable walking area with improved surface drainage. The new paving will be complimented by raised beds, planted with large trees and shrubs and incorporating new seating and other street furniture. Additionally, two new areas…

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LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury

LDA Design

LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns. LDA Design, the creative consultancy behind masterplans for Exeter and Plymouth as well as the London 2012 Olympic Park, will work alongside three project partners – Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council – to develop a masterplan that builds on visioning work carried out to date, including public consultation where over 2,500 comments and ideas were collected. Shrewsbury has long been the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales. It has a strong independent retail and food offer and…

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

fountains

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a further £6m injection of further funding for protecting the environment and improving green space in the capital. The fund will deliver the roll-out of more new public water fountains, on top of the initial 20 the Mayor announced recently. It will also create better local green spaces including in areas with little access to parks and community spaces. Sadiq wants Londoners to help protect the environment by introducing changes that will have a big impact on reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cups bought daily across the capital. The…

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Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship

RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on budding gardeners to apply for its two year apprenticeship scheme before applications close on 1 March. Open to school leavers and career changers, ten places are available across the four world-class RHS gardens; Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Intended as a first step to a career in horticulture, successful applicants will combine working with inspiring garden teams with more formal learning delivered by a local college to learn about the cultivation and maintenance of ornamental gardens. In 2017, RHS apprentices also helped…

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Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower

Kubota UK continues to expand its extensive range of  machinery solutions with the launch of its new professional zero turn ride-on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut every time, the ZD1211 is equipped with a three-blade, 140 mm deep, 1.5m rear discharge deck, and optional mulching kit. This is combined with Kubota’s unique baffling system, a new technology that has been specifically designed and developed in the UK to maximise mulching performance. The ZD1211’s innovations go further,…

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Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

RHS Hampton Court

From 2-8 July, The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) largest flower festival supported by Viking will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace with exciting new content for 2018 including iconic horticulture, a mass planting of Verbena bonariensis and an immersive feature taking visitors on an explorative journey through time. For the first time ever at the show, RHS Hampton will be celebrating iconic figures of the horticultural world, welcoming influential landscape designer, nurseryman and author Piet Oudolf. Internationally acclaimed for transforming urban spaces, the Dutch designer will be bringing his iconic naturalistic style to the show, creating a whimsical…

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RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors

To celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary on 1 April, garden designer and RHS Gold medallist Martyn Wilson, who is ex-RAF, has designed a memorial garden to feature at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018 in May. The RHS and Three Counties Agricultural Society – owners of the Malvern show ground – have agreed for the garden to remain as a permanent RAF memorial garden, but the garden needs sponsors for this to happen. Martyn needs to raise £10,000 in order to construct the garden, which includes the purchase of materials, plants and a bespoke sculpture. Benefits for sponsors include:…

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Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference

A speaker at the Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) conference.

The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) hosted its fourth annual conference in Derby in the wake of a turbulent last year for remediation professionals. INNSA 2018 brought together experts from a range of sectors affected by invasive species, including property, amenities, remediation and legal, to provide updates on the previous year and future advice for those at risk of infestations of the likes of Japanese knotweed. 2017 was a challenging year for the invasives industry, with months of uncertainty on the renewal of Glyphosate licensing causing fears of food shortages, and harmful non-native infestations growing out of control. It also…

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