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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Journey through Thrive’s Garden of Celebration

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Thrive is returning to BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham for the third year running. The ‘Garden of Celebration’ has been designed by staff and volunteers from Thrive in association with Regency School whose students attend the charity’s Grow and Learn programme in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham. In designing this garden, the students have given a huge amount of thought to the use of space, with particular regard to the therapeutic aspects of horticulture, using plants to improve physical and mental health and communication and thinking skills. The wonderful horticultural therapy journey begins with the roots. The…

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Show garden medals announced at second RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has today awarded medals to the five show gardens featuring at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, partnered by Wedgwood. One Gold medal was awarded to ‘The Great Outdoors’ garden by Phil Hirst. Three Silver Gilt medals were awarded to the John Deere: 100 Years of Tractors Garden by Elspeth Stockwell and Jo Fairfax, the Macmillan Cancer Support Legacy Garden by Michael Coley and the CCLA: A Family Garden by Amanda Waring and Laura Arison. A Silver medal was awarded to Hay Time in the Dales by Chris Myers. In addition to the Gold medal, ‘The…

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Paul Hervey-Brookes’ inspiration behind the Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth

In this video, acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervery-Brookes takes us through his inspiration behind his ground-breaking Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth 2018. He goes on to talk about the planting that has been selected for it and the joys of working with local business.

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Tivoli launches, following acquisition of ISS Landscaping

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Following completion of its acquisition of ISS Landscaping 1 June Tivoli (Tivoli Group Limited) has launched and begun trading. Tivoli Group Limited is owned by private individuals as part of the Sullivan Street Partners portfolio of companies. Sullivan Street Partners also manage Orbis Protect, a leading vacant property security business and take active roles in their businesses. As a well-funded independent business, the new company will cement its place as the UK’s leading specialist grounds maintenance provider. The strategy is to continue to self-deliver grounds maintenance, landscape construction, arboriculture, winter maintenance and interior plants and floristry services to its public…

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10 amazing things seen at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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At a lot of shows, its hard to prioritise and get to see every essential garden, exhibitor or feature. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 amazing things seen at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. 1. Zoom in on an insect’s view inside suspended vibrating virtual reality pods inside Joseph Paxton’s Great Conservatory. 2. Be wowed by the largest ever collection of stunning moth orchids by celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley. 3. Get swept up in a sinuous river of 12,000 cosmos flowing in front of the magnificent Chatsworth House in a beautiful display that picks up on the show’s theme of movement. 4….

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Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

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The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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HTA makes two big appointments

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HTA has announced that it will be adding to its horticultural expertise and industry experience with the appointment of two new posts in the coming months. A horticulture manager and a policy executive will build on the lobbying success achieved by director of horticulture, Raoul Curtis-Machin that has significantly raised the profile of ornamental horticulture with UK government, and begun to address issues such as biosecurity and sustainability. Against this background Raoul Curtis-Machin is taking the opportunity to pursue a new challenge and will leave the HTA at the end of June. Raoul comments: “I am sad to be leaving…

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10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

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As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

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So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

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To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

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