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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

RFS statement on the British Woodland Survey 2017

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The Royal Forestry Society welcomes the publication of the British Woodland Survey 2017 (BSW2017) today. The survey provides a powerful incentive to better value the forestry sector for the future and a case for action, says the Royal Forestry Society (RFS). It provides valuable insights in particular to the case for building resilience in our woodlands, finding ways to value and be paid for ecosystem services and to incentivise new planting. RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd says: “It is interesting to note that although respondents were strongly motivated to diversify tree species to support biodiversity (76%) and forest health (72%),…

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Young Gardeners of the Year hopefuls unveil design

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Writtle University College’s team for the Young Gardeners of the Year competition have unveiled their design. The annual competition is organised by celebrity gardener David Domoney and gives students invaluable experience of designing and building a show garden. Delivered in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, this year’s competition is being held at Ascot Racecourse for the first time, at the new Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. It will see six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges create a show-stopping back garden and go head-to-head for the title – which Writtle won last year, along with a…

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Take a look around the newly opened Promontory Garden, Battersea Park

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Take a walk in or towards Battersea Park across the Thames at Albert Bridge this Spring and you will spot a stunning new landscape: the Promontory Garden.  Completed in January 2018 and officially opened in February, the Garden has been constructed and planted to the award-winning design by David Keary of Leicestershire-based Keary Design Associates. The Official Unveiling: The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park Wednesday 28 February saw the official opening of The Promontory Garden, Battersea Park. Wandsworth Council’s Community spokesperson, Councillor Jonathan Cook attended along with David Keary, members of the Friends of Battersea Park and representatives of Enable Leisure…

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International design competition launched by the NHS and EbbsFleet Development Corporation

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Could you help create the first Garden City of the 21st Century? World class ideas sought in design competition to develop a modern, healthy city at Ebbsfleet, Kent Ebbsfleet in Kent will be the site of the first new Garden City of the 21st Century, creating 15,000 new homes, 30,000 jobs and seven city parks. It is also the largest of the 10 Healthy New Town initiatives being run by the NHS to show that land can be used to deliver health benefits.  This has created an exciting opportunity to take an innovative approach to the design and sustainability of…

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Highlighting women in horticulture to mark International Women’s Day

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Female members of staff at Johnsons of Whixley have offered their own insight into the changing roles of women in horticulture, and what the future may hold. The perspectives have been gathered to mark International Women’s Day (8 March), which campaigns to ‘press forward’ and progress gender parity. The Day aims to unite and motivate friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Roughly 25% of the Johnsons workforce is female, and many of those have seen the industry change for women during their time with the business. Vicky Newell is responsible for key customer accounts…

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Date announced for Trials and AGMTurf Growers

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The first Turfgrass Grower Association (TGA) Trials day will be held on the 22 March and will feature trials and exhibitions from seed, agronomy, fertiliser and machinery companies. The event is being kindly hosted by Tillers turf and sponsored by Agrigem, who are both active members of the TGA. The event will also feature the TGA’s AGM, which will begin the proceedings. This will then be followed by speakers including: Christian Spring from the Sport Turf Research Institute who will be covering the latest industry research Henry Bechelet from ICL speaking on turf nutrition Kieran Would from Agrigem, who will be…

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Green Screens bring “cleaner, safer air” to South East London school

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Community installs ready-made Mobilane Green Screens as an extensive playground boundary to combat roadside pollutants A state-funded primary and nursery school in East Dulwich, South East London is leading the way in its battle against roadside pollution. Striving for improved air quality like many schools across the capital and country, the school has created a “green screen” along its perimeter. The Green Screens The 2.2m high Mobilane Green Screens were installed by volunteers, pupils, staff and supporters, including the Friends of Goose Green School (FOGGS). This is one of several green screen installations completed at schools in the capital and…

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CW Studio relocates in light of growth and success

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Exciting news for CW Studio this month, the Manchester based landscape architecture practice is relocating to a larger space in the XYZ Building in Spinningfields. Building on project wins and successes in 2017 and early 2018, CW Studio has growth plans to support some exciting new projects. New projects include Cornbrook Hub in Castlefield, Manchester, a residential scheme with public realm and a funky roof terrace with a running track on the 14th floor, a new business park with extensive outdoor space for people to enjoy, and a large private garden in Anglesey with incredible views of the sea. Director…

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Tim O’Hare Associates welcomes geologist to its team of specialists  

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Leading landscape and soil consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates (TOHA) has further enhanced its team of specialists by welcoming geologist Matthew Heins to its Oxfordshire-based practice. Originally from South Africa, where his degrees in Geology and Geography led to employment in geological exploration and mining consultancy, Matthew joined Tim O’Hare Associates in February 2018 when he moved to the UK. His role at TOHA is already utilising his broader business development experience as he identifies upcoming projects where TOHA’s extensive soil surveying and site investigation, testing and analysis, design and specification, planning and monitoring, and other specialist soil services can be…

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Makita expand pressure washer range with two big reveals

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100 and 110 bar models with 240v motors Lightweight designs – low noise in operation Self-priming system with suction hose facility Makita has added two further pressure washers to the range which spans the 100 to 140 bar capacities. The new Makita HW1200 model has a regular operating pressure of 100 bar with a maximum pressure capacity of 120 bar, and a maximum delivery rate of 420l per hour, whilst the Makita HW1300 with electrical 2-pressure settings, has regular operating pressure settings of 110 bar on Hi and 80 bar on Lo. A similar 450 litre per hour flow rate…

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