December 11, 2016

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Firestone’s PondGard makes a splash at Royal Botanic Garden -

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm -

Saturday, December 10, 2016

City of London Corporation appoints new director of Open Spaces -

Friday, December 9, 2016

Glendale’s finest honoured with Chairman’s award -

Friday, December 9, 2016

John Deere firsts for apprentice training -

Friday, December 9, 2016

Secretary of State appoints four Trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Future RHS London Shows to be bigger, better and help fund gardening apprentices -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

idverde UK and clients celebrate success at BALI Awards -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Perennial’s 2017 Special Events programme bolstered by Hartley Botanic sponsorship -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pop-up park opens in Bradford shopping centre -

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stark & Greensmith joins forces with Provender Nurseries as first UK stockist for new architectural laser cut panels -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Natural Paving Products reveals new products for 2017 -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Aralia wins ‘Best Landscape Design Specialists UK’ -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New products and rewards for ICL at BTME -

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Horticulture students’ one-day festive fundraiser for Perennial -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Landscape Institute welcomes 70 new CMLI -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CED Stone honoured to sponsor Rosie’s Garden at West Bridgford School -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Award-winning apprentice helps transform Pollok Country Park -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mobilane braces for growth with key appointment -

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Firestone’s PondGard makes a splash at Royal Botanic Garden

Firestone

Firestone Building Products’ PondGard™ EPDM lining is to be used in the refurbishment of the John Hope Gateway ornamental pools at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). Constructed to provide a biodiversity and information centre, The John Hope Gateway, named after an 18th century Regius Keeper and leading botanist, includes a ground floor exhibition space and a first floor restaurant.  Both areas overlook the three ornamental pools, which cascade down into each other, creating a prominent water feature at RBGE. Issues with the pipework, the failure of the existing pond lining and the need to create a maintenance walkway between…

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Magnificent seven JCBs for highways hire firm

JCB

A Somerset-based construction firm has ordered a further three new JCB 3CX Compact models after the outstanding performance of its first four models. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd, which specialises in the hire of plant and labour to the UK and global highways industry, initially ordered four of the brand new JCB backhoe loaders from dealer Holt JCB in Summer 2016. The company was so impressed by the performance of the new 3CX Compact models, that is has now added a further three to its fleet. Connor Construction (Southwest) Ltd’s director and founder, Ian Webb said: “We selected JCB because in our…

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City of London Corporation appoints new director of Open Spaces

London

The City of London Corporation has appointed Colin Buttery as its next director of Open Spaces. Mr Buttery will take up the post from March, following incumbent Sue Ireland’s retirement in February. Colin has been the director of Parks and deputy chief executive for The Royal Parks for the past 12 years and has been involved in conservation land management for over 30 years. He has worked for the National Trust and Woodland Trust in a range of land management roles and the London boroughs of Bromley and the City of Westminster where he had responsibility for parks, cemeteries, tree…

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Glendale’s finest honoured with Chairman’s award

Glendale

National green service provider Glendale has announced the winner of its annual Chairman’s Award for 2016. The accolade went to Nick Darwell in recognition of his hard work and efforts throughout the year. Nick has recently been promoted from the position of management accountant to senior tenders manager and has been with the organisation for the past nine years. He has demonstrated a high level of commitment, competence and exceptional technical ability working on a challenging project in 2016, and played a pivotal role in achieving a successful conclusion. Five nominees were also recognised from across the business: James Shipman,…

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John Deere firsts for apprentice training

apprentice

John Deere’s first female and forestry technicians have been registered in the latest intake for the company’s award winning apprenticeship scheme, managed by training provider ProVQ, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. A total of 34 apprentices have signed up to begin their first year of training in the work-based Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, including Zoe Parker of dealer Ben Burgess Coates and Matthew McPherson of John Deere Forestry in Carlisle. The apprentices, their families and sponsoring dealers attended an induction day at John Deere’s Langar headquarters and were given a tour of…

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Secretary of State appoints four Trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks

trustees

The Secretary of State has appointed four new trustees to the Board of The Royal Parks from a variety of backgrounds, including retail, law, and horticulture. The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has appointed Ruth Anderson, Heather Blackman, Wesley Kerr and Charles Martin to the Board of The Royal Parks for terms of four years, ending on 13 November 2020. Ruth is a chartered accountant and a non-executive director of three UK quoted companies, Ocado Group plc, Travis Perkins plc and Coats Group plc. She is also a trustee of the youth charity, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Prior to…

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Future RHS London Shows to be bigger, better and help fund gardening apprentices

RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is planning fewer, more spectacular RHS London Flower Shows each year in both of its Horticultural Halls, where there will be more for visitors to see, do and take home than ever before. In future resources will be consolidated to invest in bigger and better seasonal shows. As well as investing more in show content, the RHS will increase its marketing of these shows to grow visitor numbers. These shows will be ticketed events. Tickets will cost £5 for RHS members and £6 for non-members. In 2017 the line-up, happening across both the RHS’ Lindley…

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idverde UK and clients celebrate success at BALI Awards

idverde

Green services provider, idverde UK, and its clients had a successful day at the 40th British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Awards on Friday 2 December, coming away with two coveted Principal Awards for grounds maintenance and hard landscaping works carried out in 2016. Held annually at London’s Grosvenor House in Park Lane the BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with headline sponsor Green-tech, recognise excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and Affiliate customer service, achieved by registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. 127 entries were received this year and a total of 102 awards made. idverde…

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Perennial’s 2017 Special Events programme bolstered by Hartley Botanic sponsorship

Perennial

Perennial’s 2017 line up of private garden tours, lectures and special events has been bolstered this month by a new raft of dates and a major headline sponsorship agreement. Hartley Botanic has agreed a 2017 sponsorship deal to fund the production of marketing materials and to help spread the word about Perennial’s annual programme of events. From an exclusive tour and dinner at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which features a fabulous Hartley Botanic greenhouse, to an evening with multi-award winning designer Roger Platts in his private garden and nursery, the Perennial Special Events programme has something for everyone who…

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Pop-up park opens in Bradford shopping centre

park

Visitors to Keighley’s Airedale Centre can get a taste of the outdoors indoors with a Pop-up Park which opened in one of the shop units on Monday 5 December. The park, complete with artificial grass, trees, plants, sculpture and furniture allows visitors to find out about the work going on up at Cliffe Castle. The park is undergoing a major restoration funded by a £3.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Parks for the People programme made possible by support from National Lottery players. The Pop-up park in the Airedale Centre is part of a consultation exercise by…

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