August 27, 2014


Landscaping work under way at Teesside University -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Glow Wild – Wakehurst’s festival of winter light -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Landscape Group achieves Green Flag success across 31 sites -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Appeal after hospital’s gardening equipment is stolen -

Saturday, August 23, 2014

James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Glendale celebrates 33 Green Flag wins -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New SALTEX, new venue, new date -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Clean up your local parks and get a council tax rebate, suggests thinktank -

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Garden lighting designer gets dragons’ den business revamp -

Friday, August 15, 2014

SGD Awards – Shortlist announced -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Important change to TUBEX Sales Network -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Last chance to enter into the Marshalls Register Awards 2014 -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Millions of trees to be planted in memory of World War One heroes -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

7th European Vocational Competition for Young Gardeners -

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zandra Rhodes and Joe Swift design urban oasis in London Bridge -

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Landscape Group Management Conference -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Record number of entries for APL Awards -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sunderland City Council landscape team wins RTPI Award -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Competition winner sows seeds for success -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Go Green for HortAid 1-14 September 2014 -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Landscaping work under way at Teesside University


Landscaping work under way for latest phase of £30m Teesside University project Landscaping work is now under way for the latest phase of the £30m project to develop Teesside University’s central campus. The work on the section from Centre House, in Southfield Road, to the junction with Woodlands Road, in Middlesbrough, will include the removal of street furniture and major re-landscaping of the road surface, footpaths and immediate surroundings. The scheme will also feature a high quality, pedestrian-friendly granite finish with single-level disabled access, high-efficiency street lighting and new street furniture. The improvements which are funded as part of wider upgrades…

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Glow Wild – Wakehurst’s festival of winter light


New this year to Kew’s country garden in West Sussex is the Glow Wild Festival as Wakehurst Place celebrates light in the winter landscape. From Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th December, the unique night-time experience allows you to see the award-winning gardens near Haywards Heath as never before, by lantern. With admission at either 4.30pm or 6.30pm, let your lantern lead the way through a mile of winding paths through the gardens, around the Elizabethan mansion and ponds to marvel at stunning displays of fire, light and incense.  There will be festive fare to devour, late-night shopping and a seasonal…

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The Landscape Group achieves Green Flag success across 31 sites

the landscape group green flag

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,470 across the UK The Green Flag Award Scheme has unveiled this year’s winners of the Award – the mark of a quality park or green space in the UK. In total, 1,476 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard needed to receive the Award.  This year, The Landscape Group has worked with clients and communities to be a part of 31 Green Flag sites. In Hastings, Cllr Dawn Poole, lead member for leisure and…

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Appeal after hospital’s gardening equipment is stolen


Police are urging people to be on the look-out for gardening equipment stolen in a hospital burglary. Burglars struck at Monkwearmouth Hospital, in Newcastle Road, Sunderland, between 2pm on Tuesday (August 19) and 8am on Wednesday (August 20), breaking into a storage compound. Their haul included a lawn mower, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and a hedge cutter, all Stihl products. A petrol jerry and a watering lance were also taken. Acting Inspector Dave Cole, of Sunderland North Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This is quite specialist gardening equipment that has been stolen. “It’s likely those responsible will attempt to sell the…

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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

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Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public. There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on 31 August and places are selling fast. Book online today for the HTA Garden Futures…

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Glendale celebrates 33 Green Flag wins

Glendale and The Friends of Perry Hall Park in Birmingham celebrate the Green Flag win

Green flags are continuing to fly in Glendale-maintained open spaces after the national green services company retained 31 Green Flags for its clients across the country. Green Flag status has also been newly awarded in two more Glendale-run areas; Perry Hall Park and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, both in Birmingham. To win the prestigious award, the parks and green spaces were assessed against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Glendale retained its highest number of flags – 14 in total – in Lewisham in South East London. It also retained flags in South Kesteven, Birmingham, Liverpool,…

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New SALTEX, new venue, new date


The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that SALTEX will be moving to the NEC Birmingham on the 4th and 5th of November for the 2015 event – which also marks the 70th anniversary of the show. The new venue and date will allow SALTEX 2015 to attract a wider range of exhibitors from turfcare and amenity suppliers and specialist machinery manufacturers – for both natural and artificial sportsturf, contractors, landscaping suppliers and playgrounds. The educational seminars will combine practical tips on all groundscare and green space management issues from an impressive line-up of industry experts. Speaking on behalf of…

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Clean up your local parks and get a council tax rebate, suggests thinktank

A pile of rubbish in a London park

Policy Exchange says ‘green guardians’ could help stem deterioration of green spaces under threat from spending cuts “Green guardian” volunteers who clean up and maintain local parks, allotments and cemeteries should be rewarded with council tax rebates, a thinktank has recommended. Policy Exchange put forward the idea in a paper with other proposals to improve local green spaces amid warnings that Britain’s parks are close to crisis because of spending cuts. On average local authority spending on open spaces was cut by 10.5% between 2010/11 and 2012/13, said the thinktank, and there is no ringfence protecting the budget spent on maintaining green spaces. Combined…

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Garden lighting designer gets dragons’ den business revamp

Mike Shackleton (right) and Nicky Gregory have  won a month of business mentoring with Simon Woodroffe, thanks to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

On 10 April, garden lighting designer, Mike Shackleton, won a month of priceless mentoring from former Dragon and YO! Sushi founder, Simon Woodroffe. Within three weeks, Shackleton had founded a new, subsidiary company, enabling him to enter a lucrative new market place. In 2006, Shackleton founded his business, Ornamental Garden Lighting, with his wife, Nicky Gregory. The company draws on Mike’s extensive background in the film business to light outdoor spaces to their best and most captivating effect. But Shackleton felt he had hit a plateau when, in spite of an impressive client base, including Raymond Blanc’s Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, he…

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SGD Awards – Shortlist announced

SGD Award Shortlist 2014

Another year of inspiring entries in the SGD Awards has resulted in the judging panel creating a shortlist of 30 in the main award categories. Projects range from inventive pocket-sized plots to a 21st century garden restoration inspired by and honouring Gertrude Jekyll’s historic schemes. Finalists in the three Residential Garden categories and in the International, Public and Communal and the new Pocket Garden award categories will now be entered into the People’s Choice Award run by Awards media partner, Homes & Gardens magazine. The same finalists will also be competing for the highly coveted Grand Award, which will be decided by the main judging…

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