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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New LI briefing document lays the foundation for a future-proof profession

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In 2017, the Landscape Institute (LI) undertook extensive research into landscape education and profession. The results of this research are now available – along with a powerful case for a new approach to the LI’s role as a professional body. New entrants to the profession have plateaued 41% practice heads cite recruitment as a key challenge 95% of the profession is white, compared to 82% of the UK population More than twice as many men as women fall into the highest wage bracket Read the future state of landscape: embracing the opportunity In changing times, the landscape profession must be…

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Ground Control recruitment days

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Ground Control, the leading UK grounds maintenance company and recipient of numerous awards from institutions such as BALI for Maintenance and Landscape, and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation). The core company purpose is to create and maintain external environments that are safe and enjoyable for all. Grounds Maintenance is where it all began for the firm, who are incredibly proud of the client portfolio they’ve won and retained over the years. Ground Control continue to grow thanks to their fantastic team of managers and operatives. In April the company is welcoming workers within the industry to their recruitment days…

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Grafter revolutionises part-time hiring for landscapers

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Grafter is a new and easy digital solution for business to rapidly engage project, short term and seasonal workers. The concept was conceived by Tom Cape and co-founded with Richard Knight in June 2017. Following a 156% overfunding raise in October 2017, Grafter has attracted over 10,000 registered users and this number is set to climb. Through further research, it became apparent that many landscaping businesses required a faster route to find non-specialist workers. Coupled with flexible working growing in popularity – from millennials to the retired – the business was born. Grafter is designed for businesses seeking project, short…

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Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown

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With construction juggernaut Carillion closing its doors, 30,000 subcontractors have been left stranded with outstanding debts being left unpaid, forcing some companies to scale back and make extensive redundancies. Banks to the rescue? Lloyds Banking Group has released a statement, pledging £50m to aid firms connected with Carillion prior to its demise. This isn’t a hand out however, as the fund comprises of loan capital set aside that allows companies to borrow without and arrangement fees or repayments for six months. This will likely sustain companies, preventing them from descaling until the government or another construction giant such as Balfour…

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Carillion liquidising and its affect on the landscaping industry

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Pro Landscaper investigates the construction company Carillion’s demise, the detrimental effect this is set to have on public and private sector projects and how this effects the landscaping community. Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company has declared itself insolvent as of Monday 15 January when the company ran out of funds to pay off the £1.6bn debt it owed banks. The backlash of this is having a knock-on effect that is being felt across many UK industries due to the company being involved in many private and public-sector projects. The construction giant was heavily involved with development projects including…

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Horticulture Careers Trainee Week, 19-23 June, in partnership with BALI’s GoLandscape

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Horticulture Careers is delighted to announce that we’re running a Trainee Week from Monday 19 to Friday 23 June, in partnership with BALI’s fantastic GoLandscape initiative. For the duration of our Trainee Week all entry level vacancies, from trainees to apprentices, can be posted on the Horticulture Careers job board completely free of charge. Our goal is to encourage people to open their doors to candidates looking to train and gain skills, whether in landscaping, arboriculture, architecture, garden centres or any other relevant trade. Get in touch any time before 23 June to schedule your vacancy, and do your bit to…

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Horticulture Careers sets new standard for recruitment with innovative account management system

2017 has been a huge year for Horticulture Careers, with the implementation of our new account management system. This means no more placing job adverts and hoping for the best, and no more sifting through CVs from underqualified candidates. Now you can sit back and let your Horticulture Careers account manager actively headhunt the best candidates for your vacancy, ensuring quality over quantity. We use a variety of recruitment tools, including our own internal CV database, a variety of external CV databases, Horticultural forums and social media, to source top level candidates. We can also manage your account by promoting…

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Welcome to Horticulture Careers

Liam Colclough, brand manager of Horticulture Careers goes into depth about the service which they provide for businesses, helping them to find ideal candidates for job vacancies in the landscaping, arboriculture and other horticulture sectors.

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The Queen is looking for an experienced groundsmen

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Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a lawn specialist to maintain the gardens at Buckingham Palace “an exceptional standard.” The starting salary for the job is £16,500 per year, plus benefits, with a 15% non-contributory pension scheme. The position houses you, for which there is a salary adjustment, and you also have your meals provided for you. The job is full time, 5 days a week, Monday to Sunday. “Joining this small team of qualified gardeners, you will help ensure the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional standard,” the…

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Gordon Castle Walled Garden confirms appointment of new Head Gardener

  Experienced Head Gardener John Hawley is joining the team at Gordon Castle Walled Garden in Fochabers, Moray, on 16 February 2015. RHS trained, John is the former National Trust Head Gardener at Sizergh Castle in Cumbria, and before that was Assistant Head Gardener at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. He comes to the 8.5 acre, Arne Maynard designed, Walled Garden project with experience and excitement in equal measure. Speaking about his appointment, John says, “I have been looking for the next challenge in my horticultural career for some time and when I heard about the opportunity at Gordon Castle I…

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