October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses strengthen support for the NGS

Griffin Glasshouses has donated £11,204.16 to the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) from the sales of its glasshouses from the company’s NGS Collection. The leading glasshouse specialist has supported the charity since 2012. All glasshouses in Griffin’s NGS collection are named after garden herbs and the company gives 5% of the proceeds to the NGS. Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses and daughter of the founder, explained: “A number of private gardens that open for the NGS already have our glasshouses and we have created this collection in cooperation with the charity to reflect them. It is an ideal association…

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The Garden Company shortlisted for two prestigious national awards

The Garden Company – based in Hertfordshire – has been shortlisted for not just one but two highly-respected national awards by the Society of Garden Designers (SGD). Now in their sixth year, the SGD Awards are designed to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in the garden design profession. They are the only Awards dedicated solely to landscape and garden design in the UK. The shortlisted Garden Company projects are: a family garden in Kings Langley with a large entertaining area including a pool, and a modern garden in Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust. A panel of independent experts, including designers, academics,…

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Swiss students give a helping hand to People and Gardens group

Students from the prestigious International School of Zug and Luzerne (ISZL) in Switzerland have paid a special visit to the Eden Project’s Watering Lane Nursery to work with the People and Gardens group. People and Gardens is a project which gives people with physical and emotional impairments the opportunity to build confidence and learn how to grow and sell vegetables. Twelve students aged 15 and 16 worked with the group on a range of tasks during their four days with the project, including looking after vegetable crops, cutting back hedges and building bird boxes. This is the fourth year the…

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FSC Certification awarded to Green-tech

After a rigorous compliance process Green-tech is now FSC certified. Green-tech sells in excess of 1.5 million stakes and 15,000m3 of wooden Bark chippings each year. Their customers can now be assured that these are all FSC compliant and made from responsible sources. FSC works to take care of the world’s forests for future generations. They set the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially. When timber leaves an FSC-certified forest they ensure companies along the supply chain meet best practice standards. Green-tech’s purchasing manager Tom Parker said: “Becoming FSC certified has been important to…

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London in Bloom 2017 award winners

London in Bloom provides regional awards and forms part of the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom campaign. Formed in 1967 over 300 parks, gardens and communities have been judged this summer across London. The annual awards are where London in Bloom celebrates the efforts of communities, parks and individuals who do so much to make London a special place to live, work and visit. Chiswick House and Gardens Trust entered the London in Bloom Heritage Parks and Gardens category and London in Bloom Walled Garden of the year category. Chiswick House and Gardens Trust have been awarded the following…

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SGD Awards 2017 – shortlist announced

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2017. A shortlist of 33 has been announced across 13 award categories including a sensory woodland garden at a children’s hospice, a public garden designed as a contemporary playscape at an Historic Royal Palace and a roof garden on one of the largest roof terraces in London. Chosen by an independent judging panel drawn from experts across the industry, the projects represent some of the very best in garden design from right across the UK and abroad. The shortlisted projects in the three Residential Garden categories and…

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Silverdale celebrates a blooming good summer

Silverdale Country Park near Newcastle-under-Lyme has truly blossomed recently, picking up an array of accolades. The 83-hectare park achieved Green Flag status earlier this summer, with judges stating: “This is an exceptional country park, with a wonderful range of habitats created from an unpromising colliery tip site only a few years ago. This successful dramatic transformation came about due to the vision, expertise and hard work of all those people and organisations involved – the Land Trust, Groundwork and its dedicated staff, and the local community. Well done to all concerned in creating this much-needed, valuable green oasis for future…

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Grants boost to make a big difference for smaller community projects in South Oxfordshire

Groups in South Oxfordshire looking to fund smaller community projects are being encouraged to apply for a grant from their district councillor. All district councillors in South Oxfordshire now have their own £5,000 budget to help fund projects in their ward areas. They can give grants towards a range of projects like minor improvements to community facilities, defibrillator purchases, setting up a community website or play equipment renovations. The individual councillor grants are available to local ‘not for profit’ organisations (including parish councils) whose work benefits local residents. This funding is ideal for projects which are relatively low cost and…

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Landscape architecture students to create designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden

Landscape architecture students are to help shape the design of Manchester’s proposed replacement Peace Garden. The tree-filled memorial space, including the Messenger of Peace statue of a woman with doves by sculptor Barbara Pearson, was removed from St Peter’s Square in 2014 to make way for the improvements such as the second city tram crossing. But space in the redevelopment of nearby Lincoln Square in Brazenose Street has been provisionally identified as a suitable site for a new Peace Garden. Around 40 postgraduate students from the Manchester School of Architecture – jointly operated by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University…

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ParksHerts has been nominated for a national award

A new website that aims to help people make the most of the county’s parks and open spaces has been nominated for a national award. ParksHerts.co.uk has been selected as a finalist in the Greenspace Innovation category of APSEs Innovation Awards 2017. ParksHerts contains information on Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces to help residents make more of the county’s greenspaces by providing information about walking, cycling and running routes; historical and wildlife guides; activity trails; local events; maps and more. Hilary Shade, head of Partnerships and Community Engagement at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We are delighted that ParksHerts, a new…

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