May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Come to your senses: Miracle-Gro’s Ecotherapy Garden seeks to raise awareness of young people’s mental health

Miracle-Gro has created an innovative, sensory garden at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show to promote the benefits of horticultural therapy, particularly with children and families. Today, one in ten children have a diagnosable mental health disorder and, this year, Miracle-Gro’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden seeks to raise awareness of these alarming levels of mental health issues facing young people, and how spending time outdoors can help to combat this. Miracle-Gro’s multi-dimensional space with a heart highlights the tangible benefits of ecotherapy on mental health, and the garden will act as a catalyst for people of all ages to…

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TGP helps mark new era with Manhattan plank paving at University of York

TGP

TGP Landscape Architects Ltd was assigned the task of designing the landscape at Greg’s Place, a vibrant new outdoor community space which recently opened at the University of York, replacing the previous dilapidated Vanbrugh Piazza. Helping TGP to mark a new era for the University, Tobermore supplied the landscape architect with modern Manhattan plank paving and Granite Step Units which were used to create a unique, striking hard landscape. Greg’s Place was named in honour of Greg Dyke, a highly respected journalist, broadcaster, and chairman of The Football Association, who was additionally Chancellor at the University for 11 years. Andrew…

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Heritage group seeks four passionate ‘culture mulchers’

heritage

Cumbria’s Living Heritage – a cluster group of 34 engaging heritage attractions, great houses and museums – is offering an opportunity for anyone with green fingers and a love of gardens. The group has devised a quirky ‘Culture Mulchers’ contest that will allow four different garden enthusiasts to not only get outdoors with spade, trowel and secateurs, but also dig deeper into heritage and history. Four unique opportunities to access all – or at least most – areas of gardens you would normally only visit as a day-tripper or tourist are up for grabs by those who can convey a…

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Chelsea landscape designers Hugo Bugg and Charlotte Harris launch Harris Bugg Studio

landscape

Two fast-rising names in landscape design have joined forces to form an exceptionally talented and exciting creative team. Charlotte Harris Studio and Hugo Bugg Landscapes have now merged to found Harris Bugg Studio. The union presents an unusual and compelling opportunity for clients and partners to benefit from the talents of two of the UK’s top designers in one package. Bugg was one of the youngest ever RHS Chelsea gold medal winners in 2014 and a previous RHS Young Designer of the Year. Harris, who trained under Tom Stuart-Smith, is debuting at RHS Chelsea with a show garden on Main…

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Lateral Design Studio launches new website

website

Lateral Design Studio talks us through the launch of its new website: Here at Lateral Design Studio we pride ourselves in being able to transform functional award-winning landscape products into works of art. Our Aquascape drain covers combine both art and function, adding designer detail to any patio, garden, public space or utilitarian grill externally and internally. These state-of-the-art covers replace functional ladder style cast, galvanised and plastic covers, that, to-date, were the only finishes available for drainage channels, gullies and manholes covers. And now we are pleased to announce that our brand new website has officially launched. The goal…

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Hartley Botanic’s RHS Chelsea trade stand to reflect consumer plant trends

Hartley Botanic

RHS-recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has revealed the inspiration behind the planting themes to be showcased on its trade stand at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year – a celebration of the plants most popular with consumers and gardeners alike. The trade stand, which at 200m2 is one of the largest, will feature five handmade greenhouses and glasshouses, four of which will be filled with unique themes which mirror current growing trends. The stand which has been designed by Longview Design, will be built by The Outdoor Room with plants sourced by Burford Garden Company will also…

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Autumn at Kew Gardens

Kew

As the year shifts from summer into autumn and the landscape comes alive with its fiery hues, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will celebrate this inspiring season with both a brand new festival and stunning exhibition showcasing the transient and reflective beauty of nature and our connection with the natural world. Sixteen diverse and organic works of art by four different artists will be dotted around the wilder parts of Kew’s Arboretum, sitting amongst some of its spectacular heritage trees and wide-reaching vistas. These incredible pieces of environmental art will be site-specific, responding to Kew’s changing environment and made entirely…

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Time is running out to apply for Wyevale’s management programme

Wyevale

Graduates are being reminded this month to apply for Wyevale Nurseries’ two-year Management Trainee Programme. The in-house programme covers all areas of the business and the company is calling for graduates not to miss their opportunity to enter this year with the deadline for applications soon approaching on 31 May. Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Our Management Trainee Programme is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is keen to start a career in nursery production. It is open to graduates of all degree disciplines, preferably relating to horticulture, crop based agriculture and the sciences, in particular biology….

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Hi-five for Thrive CEO

Thrive

Thrive’s chief executive Kathryn Rossiter will be completing a mammoth sporting fundraising challenge on Wednesday 31 May in Reading town centre which involves swimming, running and cycling across five counties to celebrate her 50th birthday and to raise £5,000 for charity. Thrive is the garden therapy charity based in Beech Hill, Berkshire which helps people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. Using gardening in this way with a horticultural therapist comes under the wider umbrella of green care and each year Thrive helps hundreds of people of all ages to make positive changes to…

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STM-SCAG V-Ride earns its stripes

V-Ride

The “V-Ride” stand-on mower is in the range of SCAG mowers supplied by STM Co Ltd in the UK and parts of Europe which finds its popularity for being a small and nimble machine, ideal for intricate work. Now Jamie Jones of Jamie’s Garden Services, working on domestic and commercial contracts in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, has added to its virtuosity by having a striper unit added. This was specially developed for him by STM, using a standard SCAG Turf Tiger striper unit converted to fit the machine. He came to choose a V-Ride after much research, a lot of which…

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