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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

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

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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New park in Brighton promises bigger green space

Brighton

More green space and more green traffic lights are among ambitions for a radical revamp of the central valley through Brighton. Detailed designs for the city’s Valley Gardens project go before councillors for what could be final approval next week. The Valley Gardens project aims to create an attractive new park by improving the series of green spaces between St Peter’s church and the Royal Pavilion.  At the same time, the road layout would be radically simplified, making it easier to navigate. New improved routes would be created for sustainable transport including walking, cycling, buses and taxis. Councillors at the…

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Sutcliffe Play launches e-commerce website

Sutcliffe Play

Designer and manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, Sutcliffe Play, has launched www.sutcliffeplaydirect.co.uk, its first e-commerce website enabling customers to purchase the company’s range of swing seats and seat spares. Sutcliffe Play, one of the leading manufacturers of swing seats, designs and produces all of its equipment from its purpose built factory in Yorkshire. In the 1970s, Robin Sutcliffe, now chairman of Sutcliffe Play, noticed that the number of accidents of children being hit by rigid swings was on the increase as more playgrounds were being built in the UK. Sutcliffe Play set about developing a safety seat which launched in…

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McIntyre welcomes evidence-based reprieve for glyphosate

glyphosate

Senior MEP Anthea McIntyre has welcomed a last minute reprieve for the much-used weedkiller glyphosate after it was belatedly granted a fresh licence for continued use across the European Union. The decision to grant the herbicide a licence for a further five years was reached today by the EU Commission’s  Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed, comprising representatives of the 28 member states, after a series of meetings this year failed reach consensus. The approval comes just a few days before the current licence expires on December 15, which left many farmers fearing a sudden ban with drastic…

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Pots and Pithoi launches new chapter

Pots and Pithoi

Pots and Pithoi, the world’s largest supplier of authentic Cretan terracotta pots, has a new owner. The company based in West Sussex, has been bought by local businessman David Dodd, owner of multi-award winning landscape company The Outdoor Room and director of landscape architect practice Longview Design. Established in 1985, Pots and Pithoi based in Turners Hill was the first to introduce Cretan terracotta pots to the UK. It was taken over by Tara Bowles in 2005 who developed the business whilst maintaining its traditional values. After being a customer for many years, new owner David jumped at the chance…

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University of Sheffield announces Landscape50 registration is Open

Landscape50

The University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape today announces that registration is open for Landscape50, a landmark international conference that brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to set out a bold future vision for landscape architecture. This event presents a unique opportunity to hear from global leaders at the very forefront of the discipline, in a stimulating and dynamic environment. Landscape50 features nine speakers that represent the broad multi-disciplinary nature of landscape architecture, and who have been responsible for shaping the agenda in their own fields of practice, research and ideas. Through a series of sharp,…

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Bestall & Co wins big at Northern Design Awards 2017.

Bestall

Friday 24 November saw Bestall & Co win big at the prestigious Northern Design Awards 2017. The event was held at the lavish Principal Hotel in Manchester, described as ‘a refuge in the capital of cool’. It was compèred by Wayne Hemingway MBE; the successful fashion designer, educator and member of the Design Council Trustee Board also sat on the judging panel. Another judge in attendance was renowned interior designer and television presenter Linda Barker. Founder of Bestall & Co Landscape Design, Lee Bestall took his place among over 400 other entrants and their guests. “We’d entered the Residential Landscaping…

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Mobilane Green Screens leafing the way at King Edward Memorial Park

Mobilane

A design first discussed back in 2015, the natural living ivy screen in King Edward Memorial Park now leafs the way whilst construction continues on the Thames Tideway Tunnel at Shadwell.  Expertly installed by Treebox, the 140 linear metre stretch reduces the adverse visual impact of construction hoardings in the Park.  Not only is the bespoke installation of Mobilane Green Screens seamless but it is fulfilling its responsibilities in improving the air quality too. Work began on the tunnel in early 2017 and is due to be completed in 2020. As the Park will not be closed at any time, it is vitally important that the construction work does…

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