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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Evergreenwales goes from tradestand to show garden at RHS Cardiff 2018

Landscape design and construction company Evergreenwales will be creating a show garden at this year’s RHS Flower Show Cardiff, taking place from 13-15 April. Usually present at the show as a tradestand, father and son duo Richard and Adam Davis, directors of Evergreenwales, have designed ‘Cwm Caerdydd’, a garden inspired by the mountainous and verdant countryside in South Wales. As one of the tallest show gardens to ever feature at the show, the 360-view garden is designed to appear as though it could have just erupted from the ground overnight. Encapsulating everything the designers love about the Welsh countryside, it…

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Stevenage secures developer for £350m town centre regeneration

Stevenage

Stevenage Borough Council has appointed developer Mace to undertake the first phase of an ambitious town centre regeneration programme, with construction expected to start next year. Mace was selected as the successful partner following a tendering process that saw three other national developers competing for the work. The scheme brings around £350m of private investment into the town and the planned development is for the western side of the town centre where the council offices, the Plaza, bus station and several surface car parks are currently located. Mace’s scheme, which celebrates the heritage of the New Town while bringing it into the…

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Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

Rolawn

The Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers has been awarded to Rolawn for another year. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded a badge of honour. This accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service as all reviews are verified unique from bone fide customers. Rolawn met…

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Entries for the BALI Awards now open

BALI Awards

Entries for the 42nd BALI National Landscape Awards  are now open. Supported by headline sponsor and BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, this year’s Awards promise to be the most hotly contested to date. BALI Registered Members are now invited to visit the BALI Awards website at baliawards.co.uk to review the entry guidelines and find out about Early Bird deadlines. Entries are submitted online and construction, maintenance and design schemes will be visited by BALI Awards adjudicators between June and August, with the International, Affiliate Exceptional Service and Employer Excellence Awards reviewed by the panel before the National Award winners are…

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Dundee school submits winning garden design

Dundee

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that pupils from Grove Academy, Dundee, have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden, which will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June. Schools from across Scotland were invited to enter the competition, which saw pupils encouraged to develop designs for a garden that reflects the 2018 theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, utilising plants that can be eaten and attract biodiversity, and reusing materials which would otherwise be thrown away….

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Flowers of the Dales Festival celebrates tenth anniversary

Yorkshire Dales

The annual celebration of wildflowers and nature in the Yorkshire Dales will soon be underway, as the Flowers of the Dales Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary. Coordinated by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Festival brings together 110 events taking place from March to October, led by passionate experts and enthusiasts across the region. Now in its tenth year, more than 37,000 people have taken part so far in events that shine a light on the special habitats of the Yorkshire Dales; from traditionally-managed hay meadows and ancient woodlands, to…

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TigerTurf strengthens UK operations

TigerTurf

TigerTurf UK has strengthened its sales force, with the appointment of Simon Clare as sales and account manager for the South. With over a decade of experience in the sport surfaces industry, Simon was previously the multi-sport project development manager for Notts Sport Ltd. During this time he was responsible for delivering projects from start to finish, including customer relations, feasibility studies, planning, and tendering. This has seen Simon garner a wealth of experience and expertise in artificial grass installations. In his new role at TigerTurf, Simon will be responsible for managing a number of contracts, and developing existing and…

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Mayor announces first-ever London National Park City Week

fountains

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced the first ever London National Park City Week, celebrating the capital’s natural environment and encouraging Londoners to help make it even greener. Sadiq has committed to help make London the world’s first National Park City, where more than 50 per cent of the city is green by 2050 and the capital’s green spaces and waterways benefit all Londoners. Working with the National Park City Foundation and other partners, he aims to declare the capital a National Park City in 2019, and is calling on Londoners and community groups to get involved. National…

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BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

BALI-NCF

BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, and STIHL GB joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Safety is at the top of BALI-NCF’s agenda and deems creating a safe working environment for the industry’s workforce as critical. In 2017 BALI-NCF member organisations shared accident statistics for the first time to determine the main causes of the most frequently occurring accidents. This collaboration highlighted incorrect hedge trimmer use as a major risk to safety, galvanising BALI-NCF to develop the necessary training to provide technical…

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Sullivan Street Partners acquires ISS Landscaping

ISS

ISS UK Limited has today announced that it has successfully exchanged contracts to sell ISS Facility Services Landscaping to Sullivan Street Partners, a Private Equity company, based in London.  Completion is set for 30 April 2018. The new company will trade under the name Tivoli and will continue to deliver excellence in grounds maintenance for public sector, defence and corporate clients across the UK. The senior management team will remain in their existing positions with Phil Jones continuing as managing director. The sale will see the transfer of 1,100 operational staff and support functions to Sullivan Street Partners. Phil Jones, managing…

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