May 26, 2016

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RHS launches annual photographic competition -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Horticultural lecturer at Capel Manor is unveiled as the new face of BBC Gardener’s World -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Olympic designer named RHS ambassador -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

HTA to relocate -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

RHS appoints new director of consumer and commercial -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Walled Gardens of Cannington awarded Santolina National Plant Collection Status -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mayor of London says completing Garden Bridge is in interest of taxpayers -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Green-tree soils increase Southern coverage with two new partner production sites -

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Launch of 2016 award for the best projects protecting the National Parks of England and Wales -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mobilane green screens and LivePanel on display at RHS Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Silver medal success for Plant Heritage and Sparsholt College at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A great year for HTA and APL Members at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Claire Austin wins Silver at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Haddonstone launches trio of new busts at the Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Open Garden Squares Weekend reveals exclusive balloted events, special walks and tours for 2016 -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cloudy Bay Garden sails away with a silver gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SureSet paving for Ann-Maire Powell’s Chelsea garden -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BBC One’s DIY SOS & volunteers roll up their sleeves to build a garden in Great Ormond Street Hospital -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres strike Chelsea Gold for 71st consecutive year with landmark design by Sarah Eberle -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Leading sustainable wood features in award winning ‘smart’ garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 -

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

RHS launches annual photographic competition

RHS

The RHS is calling on growers, designers, exhibitors and visitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to help it celebrate the launch of the annual RHS Photographic Competition by tweeting their favourite picture of RHS Chelsea using the hashtag #RHSPhotoComp. Opening for entries today, the prestigious garden photography competition attracts entries from amateur and professional photographers from all around the world. Entrants are invited to capture and share those moments of beauty and awakening when nature reveals its enigmatic symmetry to the lens of the camera. The nine distinct categories are: Celebrating RHS Gardens; Welcoming Garden Wildlife; Pure Plants; Abstract…

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Horticultural lecturer at Capel Manor is unveiled as the new face of BBC Gardener’s World

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Zephaniah Lindo, lecturer in horticulture and landscaping, and newbie TV star, is Capel Manor College’s latest resident celeb. Eagle eyes viewers may have spotted Niah as one of the new presenters on BBC Gardener’s World. Niah has just finished designing and installing the latest exhibition called ‘Beans, Beans’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commemorating the ‘International Year of the Pulse’. Tune in on Fridays at 8.30pm to watch him in action.

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Olympic designer named RHS ambassador

RHS

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that Professor Nigel Dunnett, one of UK’s foremost landscape designers, is to become an RHS ambassador with a special focus on the charity’s Greening Grey Britain campaign. Professor Dunnett came to national prominence when, together with collaborator James Hitchmough, he was appointed principal planting designer and horticultural consultant for the London Olympic Park. He joins Alan Titchmarsh, Mary Berry, Nick Knowles, Chris Beardshaw, Jekka McVicar, Adam Frost, George Hassall, Jamie Butterworth and newly appointed Baroness Floella Benjamin as an RHS Ambassador. An award winning garden designer whose achievements include four RHS Chelsea Flower…

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HTA to relocate

HTA

Following an extensive search, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced that suitable new premises have been found and the association will be relocating to Chilton, Oxfordshire in October 2016. Commenting on the announcement HTA chief executive Carol Paris said: “This is a really exciting development for the HTA, helping to keep it moving forward as a modern trade body. The Association has long outgrown its current premises in Theale and the new premises will provide a better working environment and greater opportunities which members will be able to benefit from. “Theale is currently home to the HTA, APL, BOPP, International Association…

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RHS appoints new director of consumer and commercial

RHS New Director

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has appointed Sally Charleton as its new director of customer and commercial to complete the leadership team, which is headed up by RHS director general Sue Biggs. Presently head of site at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Sally Charleton saw off the competition from 96 other candidates from the commercial and charitable sectors. She will take on the new role of RHS director of customer and commercial to ensure members and customers receive a consistently high level of world class horticulture, excellent service delivery and inspiring product innovation wherever they are in the world of the RHS….

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The Walled Gardens of Cannington awarded Santolina National Plant Collection Status

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Students, staff and volunteers at Bridgwater College’s Walled Gardens of Cannington has received another accolade to add to their achievements after receiving confirmation from the plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage, that the Gardens’ collection of Santolina meets the robust standards required to be a National Collection. The Walled Gardens of Cannington already has an existing National Collection of Deschampsia, which means the Gardens now hold two Plant Heritage recognised collections, which are displayed in a modern informal style planting. The collections have proved to be a hit with students and visitors alike. The National Collection Garden displays 18 different species…

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Mayor of London says completing Garden Bridge is in interest of taxpayers

Garden Bridge

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has used his first Mayor’s Question Time to lay bare the finances of the Garden Bridge. Sadiq Khan said it would cost taxpayers more than twice as much to cancel the project now, as it would to complete it and build the new bridge. TfL and the Government have previously committed £30 million each to the Garden Bridge Trust’s £175m project – with the remainder raised through private donations. Of the £30 million pledged by TfL, £20 million is in the form of a loan to be repaid in full. Sadiq Khan revealed that…

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Green-tree soils increase Southern coverage with two new partner production sites

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The Green-tree soils and growing media division has increased its UK coverage with the addition of two new partner production sites covering the Heathrow and Basingstoke areas. These sites will provide contractors in London and the South East with improved access to the Green-tree brand and high quality British standard topsoil. After requests from landscapers, ground workers and architects in the London area for improved access to British standard topsoil, the team behind the brand went in a search for the perfect partner sites. The new Heathrow site, located a stone’s throw away from the airport is geared up to…

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Launch of 2016 award for the best projects protecting the National Parks of England and Wales

Campaign for National Parks

Heritage lovers, environmental groups and conservationists could secure an important £2000 bursary and recognition for their work if they are delivering successful projects, campaigns or activities in one or more of the National Parks in England and Wales. To celebrate and support the fantastic work being done in National Parks, the Campaign for National Parks is again launching their Park Protector Awards. The Awards are supported by Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust. Entries should either conserve or contribute to the biodiversity of an area, restore the natural or built heritage or successfully protect a region. Last year’s winning project was Fell…

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Mobilane green screens and LivePanel on display at RHS Chelsea

Mobilane

Mobilane’s innovative Green Screen sustainable security fencing and LivePanel living picture systems are on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, taking place between 24 – 28 May 2016. The systems will feature as part of the British Association of Landscape Industries stand (EA465). “We are proud members of BALI, as are many of our Approved Installers” explains Paul Garlick, national business manager of Mobilane UK. “So we are pleased to be represented on the BALI stand. All of our systems are suitable for the domestic environment, including our LivePanel interior and exterior living walls, LiveDivider, MobiRoof green roof system, and of…

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