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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2018 highlights

RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed an exciting line-up for the RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2018, bringing vibrant Show Gardens, floral displays, interactive activities and brand new Regeneration Gardens to the grounds of the Welsh capital’s stunning Bute Park from 13 – 15 April. Regeneration Gardens Competition Continuing the success of the RHS Greening Grey Britain campaign, the Regeneration Gardens will show how small interventions with modest budgets can make significant changes to gardens and outdoor spaces. Following a competition which selected three designs from recently graduated landscape architects and garden designers, the gardens feature practical ideas visitors can…

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Grass Direct opens first welsh store

An online artificial grass specialist continues their bricks and motor expansion strategy by investing £160,000 and creating five new jobs by opening a new store in Newport – its first in Wales. On Saturday 20th January, Grass Direct officially opened a 6,000-square foot store on the town’s East Retail Park. Newport is the seventh, and biggest, store, the company has opened in the UK in less than a year, with eight more to follow over the next six months. Open to both trade and retail customers, the store includes sister brands Direct Wood Flooring; a leading wood flooring specialist and…

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Kubota and Northampton Saints partnership marches on

Kubota UK is pleased to announce it is extending its elite sponsorship of Aviva Premiership club Northampton Saints until 2020. The market leading machinery manufacturer and supplier of world-renowned Kubota engines joined forces with Saints back in 2015, the company’s first ever sponsorship with a top flight sports team.  Based on the success of the partnership, Kubota is looking forward to continuing its support for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. Dave Roberts, Kubota UK’s Managing Director, said: “ Signing a new deal with Northampton Saints was an easy decision for us. Over the past 3 years that we have been…

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Garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 celebrates 70 years of British Council in India

Sarah Eberle

Visitors to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will see the show’s first Indian garden from award-winning designer Sarah Eberle. Her design is sparked by the hopes and dreams of young people in India, and also draws on the UK and India’s shared love of cricket. The garden has been commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the Piramal Group supported by Tata Consultancy Services, the JSW Group and Dr Gita Piramal. It celebrates 70 years of the British Council in India and the culmination of the UK-India Year of Culture. Sarah Eberle has an esteemed record in RHS…

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London College of Garden Design launches 10th anniversary bursary scheme

LCGD

London College of Garden Design (LCGD) is today launching a special bursary scheme to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018. Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: “As part of our commitment to the garden professions and to celebrate our 10th anniversary we’re making two scholarships available for our Garden Design Diploma starting in September 2018 and Planting Design Diploma starting in January 2019. Applications are welcome from those who are in financial need and will benefit from study to realise their full potential.” LCGD students have won more student design awards than any other college over the past 10 years and…

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Garden design competition to celebrate charity’s 50th anniversary year

Adam Frost

Equine welfare charity Bransby Horses has launched the Bransby Horses 50th Anniversary Garden Design Competition. Supported by Adam Frost of BBC Gardeners’ World, the competition is open to all amateur gardeners aged 18 years and over and the winning design will be created at the charity’s 600-acre site in Lincolnshire. Entrants have the chance to design a 12m x 12m garden to help celebrate 50 years of the charity’s dedicated equine rescue and welfare work; the winning garden will be officially opened by Adam Frost on Wednesday 27 June 2018. To enter the competition please download an application pack from the…

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Toro introduces new Proline mower

Toro Proline

Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape maintenance equipment, has announced the launch of the new 53cm heavy-duty Proline mower (model 22280). Available now, the new model has several enhanced features, including simplified controls and improved ergonomics for operator comfort. The Toro Proline range is well known for its ability to withstand the demands of professional gardeners, landscapers and local authorities. The latest mower in the line focuses on durability and minimising hand-arm vibration and achieves a low hand-arm vibration of only 2.7m/s². This enables nearly seven hours of continual use every day before exceeding the EAV. The Proline…

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Hundreds of private gardens to open for charity Scotland’s Garden Scheme in 2018

Scotland

During 2018, 450 gardens will open to the public for Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise money for charity. Gardens of all sizes across the country will welcome visitors over the year, including 57 opening for the first time, 122 walled gardens, 33 urban gardens, ten community gardens, five allotment societies and 61 gardens belonging to stately homes. With 2018 celebrating the Year of Young People, Scotland’s Gardens Scheme will be teaming up with the Scottish International Story Telling Festival during May and October to offer interactive ‘Growing Stories’ events in six gardens including Fingask in Perthshire with its Alice in Wonderland-style…

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Welcome boost to save UK’s rarest butterfly

butterfly

The High Brown Fritillary, the UK’s most endangered butterfly, has been thrown a lifeline for 2018 in a new conservation project by the National Trust and partners. The charity is embarking on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture – the butterfly’s principle habitat – to give it a fighting chance for the future. The project has been made possible as part of a generous award of £750k made to the National Trust by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Over the last 50 years, the UK population of High Brown Fritillaries has declined rapidly, due…

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Brewin Dolphin returns to RHS Chatsworth with Paul Hervey-Brookes

Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin will return to RHS Chatsworth this year with a conceptual garden inspired by a past landscape of the Chatsworth Estate, designed by multi-award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes. Exhibiting at the show for a second year, after its debut in 2017, the wealth management company will once again be showing in the FreeForm category, where it won the People’s Choice Award with its inaugural garden last year. Paul Hervey-Brookes, who was awarded Gold, Best in Show and Best Construction at RHS Chatsworth 2017, will create a conceptual garden echoing a ‘lost’ village that once stood in the shadow of…

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