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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

Martyn Wilson – the man behind the RAF100 Garden

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Pro Landscaper sits down with RHS Gold medalist Martyn Wilson of Wilson Associates Garden Design to discuss his work in bringing the RAF100 Garden to life after an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign. When will garden construction commence? Construction will start on the 16 April 2018. Who sponsored the garden? The garden has been generously sponsored or supported by a number of businesses and organisations including the RAF100 Appeal who the garden will be supporting and the landscaping and horticulture industry not least the Three Counties Show Ground and the RHS. Readyhedge, Rolawn, Londonstone, Loknan Architectural, Deepdale Trees and Stark Greensmith,…

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Speaker topics announced for SGD Spring Conference

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Topics have been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on the 21st April 2018, where a distinguished line-up of top industry speakers from the USA, UK and Sweden, will explore the art of understatement in garden and landscape design.  Sharing examples of their work to illustrate how landscapes can be crafted with minimal intervention, by drawing on a site’s natural features and embracing the wider landscape, speakers will guide delegates through their techniques and processes to help explain the creative thinking behind such an approach. From the USA, Julie Bargmaan, world-renowned for her work regenerating neglected sites into renewed landscapes…

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Anthea McIntyre joins key pesticides committee

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Anthea McIntyre, Conservative agriculture spokesman in the European Parliament, has been appointed to a special committee on pesticides and will lead as Coordinator for the European Conservatives and Reformists group. The committee has been set up in the wake of an attempt by some MEPs to ban the popular weedkiller glyphosate. Sitting for nine months, it will examine the scientific evaluation of glyphosate, the world’s most commonly-used weed killer, which was eventually relicensed for five years by the EU in December after months of uncertainty. The committee will also consider wider issues around the authorisation of pesticides and how the…

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Heritage Lottery funding slashed for parks

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Public parks and open spaces in the UK are much loved and used with an estimated 2.6 billion visitors each year, but they are also suffering from severe cuts to parks services made by local authorities as they seek to balance their books. To make matters worse the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) now want to abandon their hugely successful Parks for People programme that invested millions of peoples lottery money into funding the improvement of parks and local facilities. Heritage Lottery Fund are currently consulting on this change in funding so help us to convince them to rethink and keep…

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Plants take precedence on Jonathan Snow’s Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden

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The Chelsea Flower Show means different things to different people; for some it’s all about the horticultural displays from all over the world in the Great Pavillon, for others it’s the show gardens or even the smaller more accessible Artisan ones, but one thing unites everyone: new and unusual plants, and plants never before seen at the Show, and the Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden has plenty. Jonathan’s plant list is quite extensive with around 300 species and  cultivars, but perhaps the most interesting plants are the fynbos plants that are endemic to South Africa. Fynbos is the name…

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Gardenscapes takes home ‘Best of Customer Service’ award at Houzz

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Horley Surrey, 5 March, 2018 – Gardenscapes of Horley and Billingshurst has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The The 19-year-old garden design and landscape construction company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz….

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Landscape Institute assesses the new NPPF

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The Landscape Institute is assessing the long-awaited draft of the new NPPF, and its implications for landscape. The document represents changes to a crucial area of policymaking, and the LI wants their members to have their say. New Policy Manager Benjamin Brown invites help to formulate a response and influence government. On Monday, the UK Government published its first major revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) since its initial publication in 2012. The draft is currently up for consultation, and the LI need input to make sure landscape isn’t forgotten. The deadline for responses is 10 May, and this will be…

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More needs to be done to ensure everyone can benefit from National Parks

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Campaign for National Parks is calling for more to be done to enable everyone to access our National Parks, including the quarter of households who do not own a private car. In a new report, published today, the charity sets out the importance of everyone being able to access and benefit from the National Parks. National Parks for all: making car-free travel easier makes the case for improving sustainable travel options to open up the Parks to new visitors as well as reducing the ongoing environmental damage and considering what alternative solutions could be made available. Ruth Bradshaw, Campaign for…

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The Parks Trust wins Leisure, Entertainment & Arts Category at Business Achievement Awards

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Self-financing charity The Parks Trust is thrilled to have won the Leisure Entertainment & Arts Category at the 2018 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. A new category for 2018, the award recognises the extensive and varied events and activities programme facilitated by The Parks Trust. In 2017, the charity organised and enabled over 500 events in its parkland, from popular, standalone favourites World Picnic and Spooky Halloween Walks to smaller, regular events such as Women’s Walking Network and Tree Tots. Additionally, The Parks Trust offers an extensive programme of community engagement, working with local communities to encourage them to engage…

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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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