July 24, 2016

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Award-winning garden explores plant evolution at RHS Tatton Park -

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Flora Japonica at Kew Gardens -

Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Master Grower feature launches at RHS Tatton Park -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gavin Jones awarded Green Flag status -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Joe Swift announces the finalists for the APL WorldSkills UK competition -

Friday, July 22, 2016

APL and HTA members bring home the medals from RHS Tatton Park -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Green Flag Winners announced -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Step inside the garden with VR experience -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship -

Friday, July 22, 2016

Royal Tunbridge Wells welcomes summer with a new Kebony terrace -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Record number of nurseries and tradestands flock to RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Plantscape acquisition enables TCL to broaden its service portfolio -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Success for BALI members at the 2016 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ewan Sewell sweeps the board at Tatton -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

National Trust garden puts faith in Kubota -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Scottish greenspace forum hears from international experts -

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Green-tech launches new brochure for the construction market -

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cheshire plant group awarded Silver-Gilt medal for educational stand at RHS Tatton -

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bobcat excavators increase power/reliability at Southgold -

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Safeguard Roxil waterproofs wood for longer life and better looks -

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Award-winning garden explores plant evolution at RHS Tatton Park

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Today flowering plants rule the world, not least in the Floral Marquee at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, taking place from 20-24 July, but how did they evolve into the thousands of plant species we have today? One designer at this year’s show wants to educate visitors on the phenomena of plant evolution and celebrate the adaptations plants have developed over the past 450 million years. Michael Vinsun’s ‘Plant Evolution’ features primitive varieties like mosses and liverworts along with modern day species like rhododendrons and grasses, the latest plant family, to showcase the different stages of plant evolution. About the…

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Flora Japonica at Kew Gardens

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Step into the beauty of the Japanese landscape this autumn and watch its incredible native flora come alive, while you weave your way through Flora Japonica, a stunning new exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Astoundingly intricate botanical paintings contributed by 30 of Japan’s best contemporary artists will fill The Shirley Sherwood Gallery, showcasing the natural beauty of plants such as Camellias, Cherry Trees and the Japanese maple. These stunning watercolours have been painted from specimens collected all over Japan, as well as a couple of works which have been painted from specimens collected within Kew Gardens, such as…

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New Master Grower feature launches at RHS Tatton Park

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new ‘Master Grower’ feature at the RHS Flower Shows, starting with RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, to inspire visitors to grow and learn about plants through engagement with nursery practices. The initiative, which includes story-boards, focuses on growing methods and provenance, highlighting nurseries that grow their plants using sound and skilful production methods when generating their stock. Hooksgreen Herbs is the first to pilot the Master Grower scheme at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, celebrating the skill and experience the nursery has to offer and exemplifying the very best in…

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Gavin Jones awarded Green Flag status

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Gavin Jones Ltd, Surrey and Bluewater Shopping Destination, Kent are celebrating after announcing that the shopping centre has been awarded Green Flag status for its beautiful parkland. This will be the first time that a shopping destination has been credited with this award which recognises the very best green spaces. The parks are judged against eight criteria, including; horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Bluewater Shopping Destination is surrounded by 50 acres of scenic, landscaped parkland. The Mosaic Tunnel leads to one of the sites biggest lakes which is home to an array of wildlife. From here you can…

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Joe Swift announces the finalists for the APL WorldSkills UK competition

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Landscaping students and apprentices from across the nation have taken part in knockout heats over the past few months, run by the APL. The final seven semi-finalists have all competed for their place in the final at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this week. The public interest in the competition this year was at an all-time high, with many members of the public requesting coverage on the BBC to enable them to see how the competitors had got on. The scores from each heat were all of a high standard and the judges and Joe Swift, who came to announce…

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APL and HTA members bring home the medals from RHS Tatton Park

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The APL and HTA have once again had huge success at an RHS Show. RHS Flower Show Tatton Park saw the UK’s largest horticultural trade association scoop an amazing seven golds, four silver-gilts and three silvers at this year’s show. The winners are as follows: GOLD – Beesley Landscapes – Urban Retreat GOLD – Foxcroft Landscapes – Nature & Nurture Garden SILVER GILT – Big Dig Groundworks – Inner Sanctum SILVER – Warnes McGarr & Co SILVER – Fryer’s Roses – Fryer’s Roses: Roses Through Thyme SILVER – Reeseheath College – Heaven and Earth   HTA Members who have won…

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Green Flag Winners announced

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More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year, with more than 1,600 having achieved the prestigious accolade. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by Keep Britain Tidy, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. From a hospital in Bournemouth, to a crematorium in Chesterfield, to a shopping centre in Liverpool, all will be proudly flying the Green Flag Award, for the best parks and green spaces in the country. In total, 1,686 parks, cemeteries, universities, shopping centres and community gardens have met the high standard needed to receive the Green Flag Award or Green…

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Step inside the garden with VR experience

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The Garden Bridge Trust has unveiled what it will be like to be on the new Bridge in the heart of the city before a brick has been laid. The charity delivering the new green crossing for London, has developed a virtual reality experience with global bank, Citi. This detailed futuristic experience shows the amazing new views created by the Garden Bridge, the naturalistic planting style, which replicates the horticultural history of the area, and the landscaping elements, which will feature on the Bridge. Arup, lead consultant on the project has developed the experience combining all the design details of…

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Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship

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The Royal Parks (TRP) is searching for two apprentices to help maintain the landscape of one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London. In January 2016, The Royal Parks secured nearly £4.5million from the Heritage Lottery and BIG Lottery Funds ‘Parks for People’ programme to protect the future of the historic and nationally important Brompton Cemetery. The project includes the creation of a visitor centre, restoration of the majestic chapel, conservation of monuments, improvements to the landscape and the funding of two apprenticeship posts. As a cemetery apprentice, successful applicants will be paid a salary while working and gaining hands-on…

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Royal Tunbridge Wells welcomes summer with a new Kebony terrace

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The Beacon, a family restaurant and bar located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, has recently completed construction of a roof terrace made of sustainable Kebony decking. Designed by Ben Chandler, this terrace was built to take advantage of the restaurant’s idyllic location, set within seventeen acres of picturesque countryside which boasts three beautiful lakes and panoramic views across the garden of England. The Beacon is part of a collection of dining experiences included in the ‘I’ll Be Mother’ group, dedicated to creating meaningful places that bring people together and create memories. The idea behind the terrace was to encompass the hospitable…

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