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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

A sit down with Ross Conquest

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Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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Green light for GoLandscape as official launch kick-starts nationwide initiative

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On Monday 19 March 2018, BALI’s GoLandscape initiative officially launched within the magnificent grounds of RHS Garden Wisley in front of over 75 BALI members, guests and VIP’s from across the industry. The launch event was praised by those in attendance for providing a fascinating and inspirational day of garden tours, presentations and networking and was hosted by industry TV personality and presenter Tommy Walsh and supported by the BALI Chalk Fund. GoLandscape, which has been piloted by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) since November 2016, has seen the association trial the initiative at various locales and events…

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Green Living Spaces feature launches at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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New to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018, the Green Living Spaces feature, in association with London Stone and Hortus Loci, embraces contemporary living, showing how first time buyers and renters can green up their limited space and bring the outside in. Two balconies, two patios and an interior room will be packed with inspiring ideas for festival goers to take home with them. The designers will create spaces that are functional, beautiful and portable, ensuring the garden can travel with those moving houses. RHS ambassador, Jamie Butterworth and mentor of Green Living Spaces, said: “More people are on the move…

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GreenBlue Urban proud to support CityTree

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GreenBlue Urban announce the launch of the first CityTree in London. CityTree, a bio-tech air filter system that uses moss to clean polluted air within the urban realm and IoT technology to deliver quantifiable performance data in real time. The first in London is being trailed by Westminster City Council and installed by Crown Estates in Glasshouse Street, near Piccadilly. CityTree was developed by Green City Solutions of Berlin in conjunction with the University of Dresden, a pioneer project and the first example of biotechnology being used to tackle air pollution.  Each CityTree can reduce particulate matter by up to 30…

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The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE

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‘I strive to create proportions that are correct in the design to realise a comfortable space for whoever the user, and to ensure that the house which the design surrounds sits comfortably within its embrace.’  John Brookes FSGD MBE. An icon of garden design, it is not an exaggeration to say that John Brookes FSGD MBE has influenced us all as designers. Brookes enjoyed a breathtakingly diverse and broad career from the late 1950’s working until his death last week leading the way forward from traditional to modern garden design. His association with gardens started with his parents, growing vegetables…

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Finalists for 10th annual RHS Young Designer Competition announced

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Held at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (18 – 22 July), supported by Bruntwood, the popular RHS Young Designer Competition will provide more opportunity for budding young talent than ever before by extending its shortlist of finalists from three to five in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. The competition gives new and experienced designers aged 28 and under the unique opportunity to launch their careers and gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show, while competing for the coveted title. Over the past decade it has been instrumental in kick-starting the careers of many successful…

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Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition

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The WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition, run by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is a great opportunity for trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas alongside planning and material management competing to be the best in the UK. The competitors who qualify in the competition can progress through to the National Final in November, held at The Skills Show in Birmingham. What is the competition about? This competition requires trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas, planning and material management. There will be regional heats (three hours duration),…

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Remembering John Brookes

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John Brookes, FSGD and MBE has passed away at the age of 84. Renowned across the industry for nigh on creating the garden design profession, John began designing gardens back in the 1950s and completed projects all over the world. In tribute to his legacy, The Garden Museum has introduced an exhibition called: ‘John Brookes – The Man Who Made the Modern Garden’, which will be open until 25 March 2018. The exhibition displays works across his 55-year-long career, from early ‘grid’ designs to his more recent projects. Aiming to inspire the new wave of garden designers, John had published…

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Call for trees to be used as a technique to help combat flooding

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Ahead of World Water Day on 22 March new research reveals the positive impact that trees in our urban environments can have – ‘slowing the flow’ of water. City of Trees, a leading environmental charity, is calling for trees to be used as a technique to combat flash flooding in cities and towns, as well as cleaning polluted water. Flash flooding is becoming an increasing problem particularly in urban areas. As the population in the UK continues to grow, more green space is being built on which means a reduction in the amount of space for water to drain naturally…

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APL Award winners announced

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The APL Awards went off with a bang on Friday 16 March at The Truman Brewery, bringing together esteemed members of the landscaping industry for an afternoon of jubilant festivities. The winners are as follows: Project Value Under £20,000 – sponsored by Turf Group Winner: Gabe Green Rooms for their Modern Courtyard project in central Brighton Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 – sponsored by Citation ltd Winner: Lanwarne Landscapes for their Georgian Close project Project Value £35,000 – £60,000 Winner: Habitat Landscapes for their ‘The Guest Room’ project Project Value £60,000 – £100,000 – sponsored by Namgrass Winner: Langdale Landscapes Ltd…

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