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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

The future of Newcastle’s parks decided

On Monday evening the City Council’s Cabinet approved a proposal for innovative plans to set up an independent charitable trust to run the city’s parks and allotments. The pioneering approach to parks sees Newcastle become the first major metropolitan authority in the UK to establish such a Trust. The proposal for a Charitable Parks Trust model wasn’t a decision made overnight as the programme undertook three years of planning and one of the Council’s biggest-ever public consultations. This was in light of Central Government funding cuts resulting in a 91% fall in the parks budget over the last seven years….

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Three new Trustees join The Parks Trust Board

The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 6,000 acres of green space across Milton Keynes, is pleased to welcome three new board members; Junita Fernandez, Ian Russell and Clare Stacey. Each bring particular skills and experience that The Trust has been looking for. Junita Fernandez is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience. She is currently director of finance & corporate Operations at Suzuki GB and responsible for Finance, HR, IT and Compliance. She previously worked for the VW Group for 11 years. Ian Russell is an experienced environmental professional with a strong background…

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New environmental protections to deliver a Green Brexit

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we leave the European Union have been set out by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Leaving the EU gives us the opportunity to put the environment at the heart of policy making, while ensuring vital protections for our landscapes, wildlife and natural assets are not only maintained but enhanced. To help deliver a Green Brexit, ministers will consult on a new independent, statutory body to advise and challenge government and potentially other public bodies on environmental legislation – stepping in…

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George Browns wins top Service Dealer Award

George Browns Ltd, one of the UK’s largest Kubota Agricultural and Groundcare dealer, has won the prestigious ‘Professional Turfcare Dealer of the Year’ award at this year’s Service Dealer Conference & Awards event, held at the stunning Oxford Belfry Hotel in Oxfordshire. Now in its 14th year, the industry renowned awards evening celebrates the very best groundcare, agricultural and arboriculture dealerships in the country and the high-levels of customer service, sales and aftersales care they provide to their local community. The judging panel, which consists of members of industry bodies including the British Agricultural & Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA), found…

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Finalists announced for APL Awards 2018

The finalists for the APL Awards 2018 have been announced! The standard of entries exceeded expectations and yet again there were a record breaking number of entries for the judges to deliberate over. On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, and APL General Manager, Phil Tremayne. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 16 March 2018 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Book your place at – www.aplawards.co.uk/book-your-seat The finalists are: PROJECT VALUE…

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Plant collectors celebrated in new RHS exhibition

Buddhist mobs, extreme weather and tropical disease were just some of the hurdles early plant collectors faced in finding and transporting new plants back to the UK. To celebrate their endeavours, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has opened a new exhibition at its Lindley Library in London. Collecting in the clouds: Early 20th Century Plant Discoveries charts the trials and tribulations of the men that traversed the botanically rich interior of China to grow our horticultural knowledge and gardens. Among the expeditions detailed are those of prolific plant collector George Forrest who toured Yunnan province six times and on one…

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Yorkshire nursery plays key role in boosting UK tree population

A horticultural nursery has grown and supplied more than 2.5 million trees during the last 12 months, placing it as one of the UK’s biggest net contributors to the nation’s tree population. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run plant nursery based in North Yorkshire, has published the figure, which includes smaller hedging plant trees, to coincide with the start of National Tree Week on 25 November. Organised by the UK Tree Council, National Tree Week marks the start of the winter tree planting season and aims to encourage communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Just 13% of the…

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Adam McGarry wins the Gold at the APL WorldSkills UK Final

Adam McGarry of Wiltshire College has been announced as ‘UK Champion’ in this year’s landscaping competition after winning gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills UK final. Daniel McGeoghegan took silver and Sam Taylor took bronze. Both Daniel and Sam are currently enrolled at Myerscough College, completing the acclaimed Industry led APL Apprentice Scheme. The competitors were also competing for a place in Squad UK where they have a chance to represent the UK at international level. Last year’s finalist, Shea Mcferran from CAFRE returned this year to complete for his place and secured his space on the…

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Green-tech launches seasonal Tree Planting Packages

Green-tech, the UKs largest stockist and distributor of tree planting products has launched its Winter Tree Planting Packages. The brochure is packed with everything needed for tree planting; from tree shelters and spirals to planting accessories and essential soil conditioners; all keenly priced to meet customer demand. Green-tech has announced that the tree planting season has kicked off slightly earlier than normal with an unprecedented 1 million spirals going out in just one day. October closed for Green-tech with a record £1million of sales completed, another record for the company. The company has substantial stock holding facilities and currently has…

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Residents celebrate community-funded public play space

On Sunday 17 September, after a year of fundraising, public meetings and input from landscape practice Land Use Consultants (LUC), Calverley Adventure Grounds in Kent opened to the public. In 2015, inspired by local desire for a children’s play area within Calverley Grounds – the central park in Tunbridge Wells – a small group of residents formed a sub group of The Friends of Calverley Grounds, setting themselves a 12-month target to raise £225,000 to build a unique play space for the town. Local resident and landscape professional Jennette Emery-Wallis, Director of LUC, designed the sketch scheme pro bono, while…

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