October 31, 2014

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Construction starts on £1m cycleway -

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Natural Paving Products celebrates a decade of success -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vote for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014 -

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Stonemarket welcomes garden designers & installers to annual event -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LI launches first in a series of regional BIM masterclasses -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is launched -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

RHS Show tickets on sale to members 1 November! -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

North-east gardening groups praised by judges -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Janine Pattison Studios has won Gold -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

APL Tatton Garden nominated for prestigious award -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gardening this Autumn could damage your health -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Early Bird price ending soon for LI BIM Masterclass -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Interactive Capability Brown map now available -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Flower Turf laid at Nottingham Trent University by Green Estate -

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Noel Kingsbury draws industry guests to BALI Yorkshire event -

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Watch the new CAMON video for your chance to win -

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Christmas card competition attracts record number of entries -

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MyGardenSchool: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition -

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Green-tech gears up for the tree planting season. -

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Sheffield University brings in expertise from around the world -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Construction starts on £1m cycleway

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Work has started on an alternative to sitting in standing traffic in Salford. A new £1m cycle and pedestrian way is being built to help people get to work. In recent weeks thousands of commuters have been trapped in jams on the East Lancashire Road through Astley, Moorside, and Swinton, due to works for a new busway from Leigh to Manchester. The council has been criticised for doing several roadworks in the city at the same time. But the new Port Salford Greenway route is aimed at taking cars off the road. It will follow the M60 to transport people…

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Natural Paving Products celebrates a decade of success

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Celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2014, Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has enjoyed its most successful year to date – with an unprecedented growth in sales, significant expansion of its Indian supply chain and a string of medal wins during the show garden season. Since it was founded a decade ago, Natural Paving Products has firmly established itself as the leading independent supplier of natural stone landscaping materials in the UK, and is now the largest independent importer of Indian sandstone into the UK market. Malcolm Gough, Business Development Director at Natural Paving Products, said: “Our tenth anniversary year has…

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Vote for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014

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The search for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014 has reached its last stage, and for the first time gardening fans will have a say in this annual competition. Three gardens have been shortlisted for the award sponsored by Briggs & Stratton. Judges including horticultural expert Martin Fish, have whittled the number of entrants down to three, and all you have to do to vote for your favourite is go to the Britain’s Best Lawn Facebook page. Voting lasts until midnight on November 13, 2014, and you can see photographs of each lawn on the Facebook page. All you have to do…

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Stonemarket welcomes garden designers & installers to annual event

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Stonemarket showcased its stunning range of landscaping products to over 80 garden designers and installers, at an exclusive event last week. The event walked visitors through Stonemarket’s full range of patio and driveway products, including a range of new products for 2015. With a selection of high-end products to transform gardens and driveways, from British materials to natural stones from across the world, Stonemarket is at the cutting edge of landscaping product development, with an innovative design team with an eye for garden trends. Displayed at the event were a number of stunning new concrete and natural stone patio and…

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LI launches first in a series of regional BIM masterclasses

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The LI’s first BIM masterclass, developed as a response to requests from members, takes place at the Birmingham Science Museum’s Think Tank, on 17 November. Starting at 10am, ‘BIM Masterclass – Midlands’ will demonstrate how BIM can be applied to a landscape architecture workflow. It will feature examples of the process, explain how information is produced, managed and interrogated, and will also address some of the benefits and opportunities BIM represents for landscape architects. The event is the first in a series of regional masterclasses organised by the LI BIM Working Group to enable members to gain a better understanding…

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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is launched

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Animal and plant health inspectors have a strong history of working together in times of disease emergency, and this will be made easier now that they are part of the same organisation. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), launched on 1 October 2014, will play an important role in stopping pests, diseases, and invasive non-native species entering the UK. Environment Minister Lord de Mauley said: “Bringing together animal and plant health inspection functions in the Animal and Plant Health Agency makes very good sense. It will enable joined up working on plant and animal diseases and pests, and will…

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RHS Show tickets on sale to members 1 November!

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It’s never too early to start planning your visit to an RHS show, especially when there’s such a diverse range on offer. From 1 November, RHS members can take advantage of an exclusive booking window to buy tickets to next year’s shows, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. There are great discounts to be had too – keep an eye here for news. General sale starts 1 December. From the iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show to the colourful and innovative RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, each show features the latest trends in garden design and developments in horticulture. Click here for…

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North-east gardening groups praised by judges

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Numerous north-east gardening groups have been recognised at a prestigious ceremony in Scotland. In total, eighteen green-fingered clubs from across the region were praised by Keep Scotland Beautiful judges at Stirling’s Albert Hall on Monday night for their commitment to cleaning up and improving their local area. The charity’s campaign, It’s Your Neighbourhood, attracted 122 entries from across the country. Among the groups recognised was Ashley Road School Parent Council in Aberdeen, who judges said had worked hard to “revitalise” the school grounds and provide more greenery and wildlife habitats for the pupils and wider community. In Aberdeen, other groups…

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Janine Pattison Studios has won Gold

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Janine Pattison has won Gold in the New Homes ‘Gardens Awards’ with Gold for Best Urban Garden, and Landscape of the Year, both for the garden at Sandbanks in Dorset, that featured on the Harbour Lives programme. Brief description of scheme A stunning new contemporary property overlooking the sylvan Parkstone Golf Course and historic natural harbour of Poole Bay in Dorset, Janine Pattison Studios were commissioned to design a master plan that provided a harmonious and sympathetic solution to the site, resolving complex planning issues that had arisen during the build of the residence. On a particularly sensitive plot, with protected trees and…

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APL Tatton Garden nominated for prestigious award

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The APL Precious Resources garden from RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park 2013, has been shortlisted for a major national garden award. The garden was sponsored by Bradstone and donated to Willow Wood Sensory Garden project, which has been shortlisted for the 2014 Society of Garden Designers award for “Designing in the Community”. The “Designing for Community Space Award”, the only category in the 2014 Awards open to non-members of the SGD, invited people to submit entries for green spaces owned by, used by, or designed by, the local community. Judges looked at the many factors and circumstances governing the design of…

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