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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

The impact on HS2 after the downfall of Carillion

hs2

The demise of Carillion has left a number of highly sought-after contracts available, including the construction of the high-speed railway linking London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, HS2. The first opportunistic firm to jump at this opening was Kier, a Bedfordshire based construction company who have since taken on over 200 ex-Carillion employees to continue construction on the project through government funding. This project takeover occurred after Theresa May has gone under fire for offering out such large-scale contracts to Carillion despite the company warning on profits last year. The Bedfordshire based construction giant has gone into an equal partnership with…

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Winners revealed at the Bradstone Assured Awards 2018

Bradstone

The most inspiring patio and garden makeovers from Bradstone’s network of Assured installers have been praised, with winners of the paving manufacturer’s 2018 national installer awards being unveiled last Friday evening. The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester on Friday 19 January, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award. The deserving winners were chosen by an expert judging panel at Bradstone, including national sales manager, Peter Montgomery,…

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London College of Garden Design launches 10th anniversary celebrations

LCGD

The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) has reached its 10th anniversary, a milestone that it is celebrating with a range of special events, sponsorship and a special bursary scheme for 2018. Andrew Wilson, director of Garden Design Studies said: “Despite being the young kid on the block, LCGD is now recognised as one of the leading places to study garden design worldwide. Our students have won more student design awards than any other college over the past 10 years and have graduated to establish successful businesses, collaborations and careers all over the world.” The college will be launching a…

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Tree work marks start of park revival project

Hirst Park

Work starts this week on the first stage of a multi-million pound project to restore Hirst Park in Ashington to its former glory. Last year, Northumberland County Council was successful in securing a £2.29m ‘Parks for People’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding will ensure that the Flower Park is rejuvenated and landscaped, a new play area developed and greenhouses and buildings restored to provide much improved public spaces. The National Lottery grant will be supported by contributions from the county council, the town council and Ashington Leisure Partnership, bringing the total project value to £2.7m over…

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Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Learner of the Year Awards

Horticulture finalists Reece McNaughton and Jennifer Wright have been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday 1 March 2018. Reece, aged 18 and from Kelso, has been doing an SVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture through Borders College while working for Mertoun Estate Gardens. He has always had a passion for learning about horticulture and received the ‘Best Overall Schools Plus Student Award’ in 2014 as well as completing the Rural Skills Award in Horticulture. Reece joined Borders College full-time to complete…

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British greenhouse designs attract overseas buyers

Griffin Glasshouses

The quality of the structure and their quintessentially British design are driving overseas sales for one of the country’s leading bespoke glasshouse manufacturers. In the few weeks since the start of 2018, Hampshire-based Griffin Glasshouses has received firm orders from the USA, Italy, France and Sweden with many other overseas buyers expressing interest in them. “These are not low-cost items. The average price for the four export glasshouses we are currently making is in excess of £40,000. Two main factors are influencing overseas sales. The first is the quality of the build which, customers say, cannot be replicated in their…

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018

RHS

The RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair returns for 2018, from 13-14 February, with striking displays combining the natural beauty of the season with design innovation and a never-seen-before hanging collection of snowdrops. Donated from gardens all over the country, the stunning installation will see snowdrops cascading down from the ceiling of RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster. Individually enclosed in clear baubles, visitors will be able to admire the snowdrop’s intricate details at eye level as they walk through this unique collection created by award-winning garden designer Fiona Silk. With each labelled with its variety and origin, guests will be able…

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efig changes its name to plants@work to reflect main aim

After 17 years, efig has changed its name to the plants@work Association. The reason for this change is to make the association’s name more relevant, and plants@work clearly states what its main aim is – to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing. Early in 2017, a group of members met to discuss the strategy of the association going forward. Amongst many subjects covered, it was agreed that the name needed to be more relevant, and plants@work Association was suggested. This name change was officially approved at the association’s AGM in June….

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Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden for RHS Chelsea 2018

Viking Cruises

Viking Cruises, the award-winning cruise line, brings its sixth garden to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with an Artisan garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes, the Viking’s Wellness Garden. Inspired by the great outdoors, which plays a profound role in the life of Scandinavians, it draws on the Nordic landscape and celebrates the deep connection between nature and wellbeing, that provides a sanctuary for both body and mind. This connection is at the heart of the design of Viking’s ships, which are filled with natural light and large al fresco spaces allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the beauty…

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Green wall panels transform view in West London

An unattractive and utilitarian boundary fence in the heart of London’s Notting Hill has been transformed using artificial green wall panels from Green Envee. The clients faced the challenge of having a security fence which not only afforded an excellent view of their property and premises but also gave a poor impression of their brand. They wanted to improve the appearance of their premises, making it more contemporary and less industrial. They also wanted to hide the grounds and everything in them, from public view. A sensible budget was essential which meant that any solution would need to use easily…

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