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December 10, 2017

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Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stunning new rose garden at Lowther Castle designed by Dan Pearson now under way -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Platipus Direct has arrived -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

UK’s best park is named by the public at Fields in Trust Awards 2017

Blackpool’s Stanley Park, has been voted by the public as the UK’s Best Park at the prestigious annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017. Designed by celebrated landscape architect Thomas Mawson in the 1920s, the park which boasts an Italian marble fountain, boating lake, bandstand, Medici lions, Italian gardens and Art Deco styled café, has scooped the headline award at the annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017. Each year the Fields in Trust Awards showcases some of the UK’s best open spaces and shines a light on the efforts and achievements of the people whose tireless dedication ensures that these vital…

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Touchwood helps National Trust launch new Shugborough play space

Shugborough

The 17C spirit of adventurous exploration, which afforded the original legacy behind the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire, has inspired a swashbuckling design for the Estate’s natural play area Explorers Wood, which has opened to attract a new generation of young explorers. Shugborough Estate, which is now under the care of the National Trust, was originally the ancestral home to the Anson Family, and was built on the proceeds of explorer George Anson’s successful sea faring voyages. The National Trust selected specialist design and build company TouchWood Play to design a bespoke and highly innovative woodland play area, which captures the…

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Green-tech supplies landscaping materials for new-look Stevenage Town Centre

Green-tech

Green-tech has been involved in the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre, which is one of the early stages of a 15-year regeneration plan for the town commissioned and managed by Stevenage Borough Council. The decision makers at Stevenage turned to Green-tech for a cost-effective, robust solution for the planting of 11 semi-mature trees as part of their landscape design for the proposed refurbished town centre area. Green-tech supplied its ArborRaft tree planting system to provide an optimum start for each tree. The ArborRaft System works by absorbing the impact of vehicle and pedestrian load to prevent soil compaction, thus protecting…

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Duchess of Cambridge celebrates ten years of school gardening

duchess of cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge visited green fingered youngsters at Robin Hood Primary School in Kingston Vale today to celebrate ten years of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening. Her Royal Highness got straight to work with some of the school’s 5-11 year old pupils; helping to plant spring-flowering bulbs – including daffodils and snake’s head fritillaries – and build bug hotels for garden insects in the shadow of the school’s existing ‘Buggingham Palace’. During the visit, The Duchess received a briefing on the RHS nation-wide campaign and heard from the keen young gardeners about what they enjoy…

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University submits initial plans for new £300m enterprise campus

Bristol

The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for its new £300m city centre campus, which will transform the seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, with a key focus on sustainability and creating an attractive destination. In addition to building state-of-the-art education and research facilities, the University aims to create a campus that is ‘welcoming and inclusive’, to be shared with local communities, visitors to the city and with business and industrial partners alike. An economic statement about the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – one of the city’s most significant regeneration projects in recent history – states…

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The Amenity Forum welcomes glyphosate renewal

Amenity Forum

The Amenity Forum has welcomed the news that glyphosate approval has been renewed for five years following a meeting of the relevant European Appeals Committee today. After the five-year period, a new EU renewal application will be required. Professor John Moverley, independent chairman of the Amenity Forum,  commenting on the decision said: “It is an important active ingredient used in the amenity sector and has been proved to be safe to use following extensive analysis and review. The Forum always advocates an integrated approach to weed control utilising all methods available, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical. However glyphosate remains in…

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Get your tickets for the Party for Perennial

The annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018, is a popular fixture in the New Year calendar for the horticulture trade and an event not to be missed. This time it will have a more informal feel, with tickets costing just £25, but still promises plenty of fun and chance for networking. Launching Perennial’s annual HortAid fundraising campaign, the evening is a great opportunity to come together with colleagues and friends while raising money for the only charity dedicated to helping everyone across the industry in times of need. It takes place in the…

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Smart Energy GB and the Royal Horticultural Society join forces to light up the garden

Smart Energy GB and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have entered into a partnership that will light up the winter sky at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey from Friday. The garden’s annual ‘Christmas Glow’ event, now in its third year, is a captivating light installation of giant, botanically inspired blooms, which enhance the natural beauty of the garden and provide a magical view after dusk. As part of the partnership, Smart Energy GB will install a series of interactive lights connected to smart meters within the gardens. These areas will be dressed as living rooms, and will help to show…

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BALI LISS/CSCS cards get smarter

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the leading trade association for landscape professionals in the UK, has today announced its adoption of Go Smart and SkillSight, developed by Reference Point, to enhance its Land-Based Industry Skills Card Scheme (LISS). LISS/CSCS is a recognised Partner Card Scheme, for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), which BALI solely administers. Go Smart is a free app for reading LISS/CSCS smartcards, that can easily be downloaded to Android and Windows smartphone and tablet devices, as well as Windows Desktop. The suite of Go Smart apps links to SkillSight, an online training management system,…

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Union Terrace Gardens planning amendment submitted

Union Terrace Gardens

An amendment has been made to the detailed planning application to revitalise Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in response to representations received during the planning consultation period. Refinements made by LDA Design reduce the potential impact on any future development of the adjacent railway while addressing concerns raised by Historic Environment Scotland about the proposed Union Street building’s appearance and relationship with the existing streetscape. The amendment, which is being submitted by Ryden on behalf of LDA Design, was published online on 23 November by Aberdeen City Council for the public and interested parties to view and make formal comment on….

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