August 18, 2017

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House of Fraser’s new department at Rushden Lakes features 48m2 Fytotextile living wall -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ventrac dealer network grows apace across the UK -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlands business sows seeds for growth with UK-wide franchise -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Green-tech out in force to attend a record number of industry events -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Green-tech is stocking early for the tree planting season

Green-tech, the UK’s largest stockist and distributor of tree planting products has started stocking its warehouses in readiness for the forthcoming tree planting season. Summer stocking has always set Green-tech apart from its competitors. Their customers can call off tree shelters and spirals to suit their project and storage needs; and with next day delivery available this is a service that suits many landscape gardeners and contractors. Green-tech has already received numerous large orders for tree shelters and an increase in enquiries; leading them to believe it could be even busier than their record-breaking 2016 season. Green-tech is the largest…

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Mount Stuart is host to 16 national champion trees

Boasting either the greatest height or girth for their species in the British Isles these one of a kind specimens are one of the highlights of a visit to the outstanding Gardens and Woodlands at Mount Stuart on the island of Bute. In addition this unique designed landscape hosts a further: 41 Scots Champion Trees 80 county champions It’s only fitting that these giants provide a fascinating counterpoint to the Gothic grandeur of Mount Stuart House. Furthermore, Mount Stuart is literally growing its own champion trees. Trees that were formerly Scots Champions have now graduated as National champions. They include:…

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Glendale Horticulture appoints new production manager

Glendale Horticulture has announced that Munya Verenga has joined the team as production manager for its midlands nurseries, effective from July 2017. Munya graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc degree in horticulture production. He has almost 15 years experience in ornamental horticulture production working as a grower for Roundstone Nurseries and Winchester Growers, among others. His most recent role was at Flamingo Horticulture in Kenya where he was a farm manager for almost three years. Munya added: “I’m very much looking forward to working with this experienced and dedicated team of growers. We are currently working on…

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Community project will benefit Bolton residents

Residents of a Bolton social housing estate are benefitting from a landscape improvement project delivered by staff from Glendale, which has breathed new life into a disused piece of land. Nine cherry trees and 278 hawthorn hedges have been planted on the Bolton at Home estate Johnson Fold Avenue, by members of the green services company’s local team who gave up their spare time to complete the project. They were also joined by senior management staff Alan Wilkins, regional director for the north, Mike Brunskill, sales and marketing director and Ben White, head of business development. The team cleared the…

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BDP wins Palace of Westminster refurbishment

BDP has been awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Palace of Westminster. The prestigious contract was won against three other practices Allies and Morrison, Foster and Partners and HOK. Since its construction in the mid-1800s, many features and systems in the Palace have never undergone a major renovation, and the heating, ventilation, water, drainage and electrical systems are extremely antiquated. In awarding this contract, Parliament can take forward the crucial work required to safeguard the Palace and keep Parliament running. Architect director Tim Leach said: “It’s an…

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Eco-friendly garden opens in Henfield

A new eco-friendly garden has been created at Woods Mill nature reserve in Henfield to inspire visitors to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles. The Sussex Wildlife Trust garden, complete with an eco-hut, was possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from UK Power Networks and was built by the trust from scratch with the help of dozens of volunteers from the electricity company’s offices in Crawley. Barry Hatton, the company’s director of asset management, joined staff and volunteers from Sussex Wildlife Trust on Friday July 28 to open the new garden and eco-hut with Emma House, one of the volunteers who worked on…

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The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site

National trust

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim. Today’s announcement in Krakow has led to jubilation among 25 organisations in the Lake District National Park Partnership who had put the bid together for UNESCO recognition in the cultural landscape category. Chairman of the Partnership, Lord Clark of Windermere, described the prestigious status as momentous and it will bring great benefits for locals, visitors, tourism, businesses and farming. It now joins just over 1,000 World Heritage Sites worldwide. Three…

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First Assessment of the UK Green Roof Market launched

The First Assessment of the UK Green Roof Market has been launched at London City Hall at an event hosted by the deputy mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues. Our cities face urgent challenges in the 21st Century. The impacts of climate change are increasingly being felt – heatwaves, storms and flooding, air pollution and more. Green roofs are an essential tool in combating climate impacts in cities while providing much-needed space for nature. The UK will need a healthy green roof market if it is to deliver the adaptation necessary for the health, well-being and prosperity of our…

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Search continues for winner of Britain in Bloom

From Aberdeen in Scotland down to St Helier in Jersey, pairs of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judges will criss-cross the country from 31 July to 11 August to assess the 78 Britain in Bloom finalists. In the 53rd year of this quintessentially British gardening competition, the judges will visit the villages, towns and cities chosen to fly the flag for their communities in the prestigious UK finals. Bloom groups will be looking to impress the judges with their planting displays, tidy streets and community spirit, in the hope of being crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places…

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Multi-million pound funding to transform town centres and neighbourhoods

London

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have announced a new multi-million pound funding programme that will transform town centres and neighbourhoods into more attractive, accessible and people-friendly public spaces. A new £85.9m Liveable Neighbourhoods programme will give boroughs the opportunity to bid for funding for long-term schemes that encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport, in line with the Mayor’s Healthy Streets approach. The programme will provide grants of between £1m and £10m for a wide range of community-supported projects, potentially including the creation of green spaces, new cycling infrastructure, redesigned junctions and the widening…

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