May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier’s RHS Chelsea by numbers

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Ever wondered what goes into planning and installing an award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden? Every millimetre of a show garden is meticulously thought through and each aspect has to be carried out with military precision. As Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor, no company knows this better than Hillier, who will this year be seeking its 72nd consecutive gold medal. The Chelsea judges have a fine eye for detail so every little thing has to be absolutely perfect and according to the plan, as Hillier’s lead designer, Sarah Eberle knows all too well: “I have been known to lose best in…

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British Sugar TOPSOIL helps community charity rejuvenate pitches

Pitches at the Nene Valley Community Centre and Sports Complex in Peterborough are being rejuvenated, thanks to the Peterborough Football & Sports Development Foundation (PFSDF) and local businesses, including British Sugar TOPSOIL. The lease for the Nene Valley facility has recently been acquired by the PFSDF, who are working closely with businesses in the area to rejuvenate the site for the benefit of the local community. Constructed in 2009 and covering one hectare, the pitches have become compacted and heavily worn. Cambridgeshire-based Sports Surface Consultant and qualified groundsman Mel Pooley recommended that British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Sports & Turf dressing be…

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Brighton-based filmaker and journalist, Mark Bennett, is looking for people to become involved in his 2017 Orgonite Trials

Orgonite is a solid, resin-based material with unusual properties, one of which is the uncanny knack of enabling plants to grow to abnormal sizes. Mark and his partner, the Raw Health Bar in Brighton Open Market, are inviting local gardeners to take part in an informal experiment. This trial will help define how Orgonite performs under different conditions. The trial can be carried out by anyone with an interest in citizen science with a mobile phone camera. The open trial will run all year and is limited only by the supply of Orgonite. A simple mixture of resin, aluminium shavings…

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Rolawn has been awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001

Rolawn has been at the forefront of the turf and topsoil market for over 40 years, working with clients who appreciate that trust within any supply chain is paramount and must be earned and then tested. Being awarded the independently audited ISO standards for both Quality and Environmental Management Systems demonstrates that Rolawn’s products and processes can be relied on to a degree that is rare in the market place. Rolawn’s sales and marketing director, Jonathan Hill comments: “At the heart of our business is a desire to set new quality standards, to be ethical, to be aware of our…

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Natural Swimming Pool CPD Day

Natural Swimming Pool company Ensata is holding a Natural Swimming Pool CPD Training Day at its Show Pool, at the award winning Ellicar Gardens near Doncaster on 16 June, 2017. The aim of the Natural Pool CPD Day is to provide Architects, Landscape Architects and Garden Designers with advice and information and the confidence to be able to offer a natural swimming pool as a successful and sustainable option in future landscape and development projects. Natural swimming pools have been gaining popularity in the UK for more than a decade, having been invented commercially over 30 years ago by Austrian…

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Blenheim Palace support for school’s sensory garden

Pupils and staff from Springfield Special Needs School in Witney travelled to Blenheim Palace to collect a charity cheque for £1,000. The money was raised by staff at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and will go towards developing the garden at the secondary school site. As well as fundraising for the garden, Blenheim Palace’s head gardener Hilary Wood is helping with its design and a Palace staff team of volunteers are also planning to help build it. The fundraising is part of a series of events and activities to support local groups and charities currently being undertaken by Blenheim Palace….

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Dan Pearson teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for gardening charity fundraiser

Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner Dan Pearson as he talks about his experience as a gardener, from his early days training at RHS Wisley through to his recent commissions including the Trout Stream at Chatsworth. The event, which is set to become an annual horticultural lecture, is being held on 30 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust, based in Essex. Dan is one of the patrons of the Beth Chatto Education…

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Gillespies delivers a new civic space for New Scotland Yard

Gillespies

Gillespies has designed the public realm for New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police’s recently relocated headquarters set in a prominent position on the Victoria Embankment. Won in competition by architects AHMM, the new £60m headquarters has successfully re-modelled and extended the neo-classical Curtis Green Building into a contemporary setting for the Metropolitan Police that will showcase the work of the force as well as providing state-of-the-art office accommodation. Gillespies, part of the original competition team, was briefed to develop proposals to open up the existing enclosed space to create a bold public face for the client. Located to the north…

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Landscape architecture students celebrate the unsung heroes of the plant kingdom with RHS Chatsworth Flower Show garden

A team of landscape architecture students at Leeds Beckett University are among the first to showcase their innovative garden design at the new RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this summer. Frankie Tomany and Zuzanna Golczyk, second year BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture and Design students, and Tom Rawlings, an MA Landscape Architecture student, have designed their garden, the Path of Least Resistance, for the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The show will run from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June and will be set within the 1,000-acre parkland of the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire….

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Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

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This year’s final for Young Horticulturist of the Year competition was held on 6 May at University Centre Shrewsbury where the final eight competitors fought for the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world with a £2,500 bursary. The bursary is provided in honour of Percy Thrower, Britain’s first celebrity gardener, known for his work with the BBC on Gardeners world and Blue Peter. This year’s competition received over 2,500 entries from young horticulturists under the age of 30 from all over the UK and Ireland. The day began with a series of plant identification rounds which proved to have an…

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