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January 20, 2018

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown -

Friday, January 19, 2018

idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution -

Friday, January 19, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Urban Garden Rollercoaster in Helsinki

The British Council has commissioned a rollercoaster urban garden for the Helsinki World Design Capital celebrations which is to be named the Helsinki Plant Tram Urban Garden, and will be located in Suvilahti, Helsinki, between 6-16 September. The rollercoaster is being created by Wayward Plants, a London based landscape practise, alongside Helsinki-based environmental organisation Dodo. The project’s organisers say they will ‘perambulate the city’s transport network picking up passengers who will be invited to donate plants. These plants will then be used to create an ever-evolving garden that will form the centrepiece of the UK’s participation.’ An ordinary tram has been…

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First Eden Project iPhone app – Insider Guide

The Eden Project in Cornwall has released its first official iPhone app – the Insider Guide which the Eden Project hope will enrich the experience of the visitor even further. The app was designed by the Eden Project’s in-house design team with help from design consultancy Make it Clear, and developed by Make it Digital. The app offers clear and comprehensive information, and can be tailored to each visitor’s needs. A customisable map allows visitors to signpost the things they’re interested in. While the A-Z helps visitors find the information they need immediately. The app also offers full and instructive…

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National Allotments Week!

We’re right in the middle of National Allotments Week (running between 6th – 12th August), a week of parties, celebrations and local lobbying to ensure allotments are safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. The allotment movement has been in existence for hundreds of years, some allotments are historic sites that were being used in exactly the same way for centuries. It is also the only ‘leisure activity’ with its own legislation. There are an estimated 330,000 allotment plots in the UK, the equivalent of 58 Hyde Parks.  The national awareness week serves to remind us of the many benefits that…

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New BBC One series, The Flower Pot Gang, to breathe new life into rundown outdoor spaces

Anneka Rice is returning to BBC One in a brand new series which sets out to transform neglected outdoor plots of land into life changing spaces for a variety of communities across Britain. Anneka is joined by Phil Tufnell and Joe Swift  to make up The Flower Pot Gang. The gang’s challenges include developing a joint inspirational space for two specialist schools in Bristol, a care home in Sheffield and a carers’ centre in Sunderland. Anneka says: “We couldn’t hope to transform these spaces without the help and support of the local community – allotment growers, kids and teachers have…

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Restoration of Main Gate at Kew Gardens

Unveiled in April 1846, Kew’s Main Gate has stood since Victorian times and is now undergoing full restoration. Restoration costing over £250,000 has started on the Main Gate at Kew Gardens, to restore them to their Victorian splendour. Time has taken its toll on the iron work, not only on the ornate gates and decoration, but also on the curved railings stretching the width of Kew Green. The Main Gate, proudly highlighting Kew’s royal connections, was designed to welcome the increasing number of public visitors, including those coming to Richmond from the newly opened London and South Western Railway. Unveiled…

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The Olympic Victory Bouquet

Have you been watching the Olympics and wondering about the victory bouquets? Which flowers and plants they contain, why, and how they’re put together? Well wonder no more. The Design Brief British flowers Size 20cm x 25cm Strong visual impact Reflect the energy of London 2012 Hardy varieties (to withstand varying temperatures and handling by non experts) The Design Story The Victory Bouquet was designed by the creative director of Jane Packer – Susan Lapworth. The bouquet is sectioned into quadrants of bold colour to mirror the 2012 logo. These are separated by British food ingredients and herbs to provide…

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Open Gardens for the British Red Cross

Ever thought about opening your garden to members of the public? Whether you have a tiny suburban oasis, or a whole village, the British Red Cross is asking people to open their gardens in 2013 to raise funds for the charity. Enjoy the benefits of your hard work by opening your garden to the appreciative gardening public, and raise money for a worthwhile cause at the same time. The Red Cross will provide support and volunteers to ensure you receive all the assistance you need. To sign up for the 2013 Open Garden programme or for more information email opengardens@redcross.org.uk

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Andrew Fisher Tomlin’s Top Ten Olympic Park Highlights

Suggested top ten highlights of the new London Olympic Park by Andrew Fisher Tomlin. We’ve all been watching the construction of the new Olympic Park over the  past 5 years. The iconic stadium, aquatics pool and other buildings have been  most evident as the site developed. But the real success will be in the  construction of the largest public park in Europe for the last 150 years!” Here  are the top ten sights to look out for: Hanging gardens across the huge footbridge from Stratford City will welcome  you into the Park. There are 4,000 semi-mature trees nearly all sourced…

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Yorkshire Moorland owners fear EU ruling will devastate landscape

The start of the grouse shooting season is just around the corner and remains one of the biggest dates in the rural calendar, but moorland owners are worried that an EU ruling could ruin this centuries-old tradition and harm our precious countryside. They also fear that a decision by the European Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health to ban Asulam, used to control the spread of bracken, will change the face of Britain’s countryside, devastate wildlife and destroy land management worth around £100m a year. The herbicide, which the Moorland Association (MA) says has been used safely…

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Leeds Golden Garden Unveiled

The show garden which secured a second gold medal in a row for Leeds at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011 has been moved to Roundhay Park – its new permanent home. The new garden stands next to the Hesco Garden 2010 which made history by becoming the first local authority-produced garden ever to win a gold medal at Chelsea. The Hesco Garden 2011 was designed by Martin Walker. Influenced by a love for his home town and is heritage, he directly referenced the industrial watermills by including a traditional Yorkshire mill with a working water wheel as the centrepiece of…

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