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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised

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BBC Look North’s Harry Gration this week helped unveil a statue commemorating horticulturist John Richardson’s more than 60 years’ service to the industry. The statue, named ‘The Spirit of the Nurseryman’, has been created by wire sculptor Derek Kinzett, and is sited inside the entrance to the business’s main building. First established in 1921, Johnsons of Whixley was purchased by Richardson in 1964 and the business is today recognised as one Europe’s largest commercial nurseries. His three sons, Graham, Andrew and Iain, serve as joint managing directors, while several grandchildren also have roles within the business. Starting with eight full-time…

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Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October

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Event: Civils Expo Date: 9 – 11 October 2018 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: NEC, Birmingham Civils Expo is the UK’s leading event dedicated to civil engineering and construction, bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. The Expo is supported by industry associations including ICE, NASC, ACE and Scaffolding Association bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 11 October 2018 the event unites over 100 exhibitors with an audience of over 35,000 industry professionals…

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Sensory tours of the famous rose garden

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Visitors to Hever Castle & Garden’s annual Hever in Bloom celebration this year will be treated to a scented tour of the rose garden. Neil Miller says: “We love to take visitors around the sumptuous rose garden in June and this year we will be delivering a tasty experience – one based on the heavenly scent of the roses and the myriad of culinary possibilities.” The rose tour has been extended this year to include the newly planted border beside the theatre containing damask roses grown by poet Emily Dickinson in her own garden at ‘The Homestead’ in Amherst, Massachusetts. …

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Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

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Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: In the red corner: Jacob Botting and Harvey Miller (Company: Bespoke Outdoor Spaces) And in the blue corner: Dan McGeoghegan and Ryan Bell (Company: The Plants & Paving Company) The two teams now go forward to each build a Show Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin – both displaying a wide variety of techniques and materials requiring…

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Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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10 exhibits champion the latest in gardening science and technology Interactive displays explore the threat of invasive plants and pests, how to utilise your outdoor space and highlight the benefits of beekeeping Key anniversaries celebrated including MV Empire Windrush, Capel Manor College, Help for Heroes and Bees for Development This year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments, will demonstrate cutting edge science and technology as the Discovery Zone returns to the Great Pavilion. From the increasing threat posed by pests and diseases to the benefits of bees and take-home urban inspiration,…

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Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone

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Hunts Engineering Ltd is celebrating a double milestone this year after reaching its 10th anniversary in business and its first year working in partnership with Kubota UK. To celebrate these key milestones, the Midlands-based tractor and groundcare dealer recently held a special two-day event at its premises in Shipton-on-Stour, welcoming over 250 customers through its doors. Visitors to the open days had the opportunity to see Kubota’s complete range of market leading groundcare solutions, with machinery experts from Hunts Engineering and Kubota UK on-hand to help and answer any questions and queries. A number of live demonstrations also took place…

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Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Outdoor Creations, the Kent based landscape design and build company led by Graeme Carpenter & Ramon Lawal, celebrated its 10th anniversary this month. The company initially employed just six people when it was set up in 2008. It has grown significantly over the past decade and now employs 20 plus members of staff and turns over in excess of £1.2m. The company had already made plans to mark its anniversary with an all-staff alignment day and a belated celebration of winning a national BALI Principal Award in December 2017. This brings the number of national awards won by the company…

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Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

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Gold medal-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes will be creating a conceptual ‘Brewin Dolphin Installation’ at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, using elements of a village that once stood in the grounds of Chatsworth House to question our relationship with time and the natural world.  Influenced by the eighteenth century village that existed before being moved to make way for Capability Brown’s celebrated landscape, the Brewin Dolphin Installation will prompt visitors to think about landscape, our interaction with it and what elements of the past we value. The Installation will draw on historical forms to create a pavilion over four metres…

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Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden

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Creating a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in under three weeks is no mean feat considering the starting point is a green field site in central London. Contractors and designers gain access around the 1 of May and have to move mountains of earth in a very confined space to allow plants or large trees to be craned and heaved into place. However things are coordinated like a well choreographed ballet with precision timings so that every garden has the opportunity to finish on time and be in the running for an RHS medal come Tuesday morning….

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New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed brand new Lifestyle Gardens at its largest flower festival, RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (2-8 July), supported by Viking Cruises. The Lifestyle Gardens Featuring plenty of ideas for visitors to grow a garden they love, the four Lifestyle Gardens, each geared towards a different hobby or way of life will be designed by up and coming female designers who have all taken part in previous RHS initiatives that highlight emerging talent. ‘The Health and Wellbeing Garden’ designed by Alexandra Noble will provide a contemplative space that encourages visitors to move along a…

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