May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ann-Marie Powell opens Greenfingers Kaleidoscope Garden in Oxford Hospice

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Garden designer and Greenfingers Charity Patron, Ann-Marie Powell, have officially launched the new Greenfingers Kaleidoscope Garden at Helen & Douglas House in Oxford on Thursday 11 May in front of hospice staff and patients, local supporters and a special party of children from Beachborough Prep School, near Brackley, Northants, who helped to raise the funds to create this exciting outdoor space. The unique outdoor environment is flooded with a myriad of hues from the specially commissioned structure made from wood and multi-coloured polycarbonate panels created especially for Greenfingers Charity. Designed by Nicola Wakefield (KLC School of Design competition winner) and…

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Community effort makes RHS Chatsworth entry possible

Robert Woodhead Ltd has joined forces with gardening experts, Echium World, to bring to life an exciting exhibit for the Royal Horticultural Show (RHS) at Chatsworth this June. Woodhead was approached by Linda and Ray Heywood who use the Woodhead-owned business centre, Edwinstowe House, as the base for their Echium show garden. They were looking for help to construct a volcanic ‘caldera’ structure to realise their vision for their entry in to next month’s RHS Chatsworth Show. The exciting project saw Echium World and Woodhead team up with schools, apprentices and a community craft group to bring the project to…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Fresh – The Bermuda Triangle

‘The Bermuda Triangle’ is a representation of an active volcanic landscape interwoven with tropical planting, with four sections of laser cut aluminium sheeting housing a fire pit in each section with a palm at their centre. ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ is sponsored by Jack Dunckley Ltd, Kyoto Design and Solus Decor. Q&A with the garden designer, Jack Dunckley: When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect? I started working on my design in the summer last year. I was so inspired by the island of Bermuda that the design came together very…

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1920’s Arts and Crafts garden returns to its heyday as five year restoration is completed at Standen

A five year restoration project at one of the country’s most important Arts and Crafts gardens has been completed at the National Trust’s Standen in West Sussex. The impressive house at Standen, with its breath-taking views over the High Weald and Weir Wood Reservoir, was designed for James Beale and his family in the late 19th century by leading Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb. The 12 acre hillside garden, however, was designed by Beale’s wife Margaret and saw its heyday in the 1920’s. An accomplished gardener and plants-woman, Margaret was inspired by a world tour in 1906-07 and created…

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The Garden Museum to open its doors end of May

The Garden Museum is opening its doors at the end of May after the completion of an 18 month, £7.5m re-development project, made possible by National Lottery players. The Garden Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated to the art, history and design of gardens. Christopher Woodward, director of the Garden Museum, said: “Britain is often said to be “a nation of gardeners” and it now has a museum of its gardening heritage. This project, supported by the National Lottery has enabled us to put our collection on display for the first time. “The ancient church of St Mary’s has been…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show now sold out

2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which will showcase new content and cutting-edge innovations, is a sell-out event. The world’s most famous gardening event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, has sold out almost two weeks before the gates open on Tuesday 23 May. Ticket sales have been the most popular since 2014, with more being sold by this point in time than the last three years. Nick Mattingley, director of Shows at the Royal Horticultural Society says: “Selling out now demonstrates the appetite for the new content and the innovations at Chelsea this year, including the BBC…

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Manifesto for Public Parks launched by Fields in Trust

UK-wide green space charity Fields in Trust has launched a “Manifesto for Parks” in advance of the General Election on June 8 calling on the next government to recognise the vital contribution that parks and playing fields make to the physical health and mental well-being of our communities. In recent months, the nation’s green spaces have had significant political attention through the Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Committee Inquiry and its subsequent report into Public Parks, yet the dissolution of Parliament, before CLG Parks Minister Andrew Percy has formally responded to the report, risks the loss of impetus and the issue…

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Four landscaping ideas sure to impress clients

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The main goal of landscaping is to make a yard look impressive. Homeowners know they want their home to look neat and put together, but aren’t always sure how they’re going to get there. That’s where the professionals come in. As an industry pro, you should have knowledge of what’s trending and what services are in their price range. Think about personalising your message to the people you’re dealing with, while at the same time offering up your own expertise. See four landscaping ideas sure to impress your clients and leave them grinning ear to ear. Add A Water Element…

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Record number of society members at RHS Chelsea 2017

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) returns to RHS Chelsea again this year alongside 15 gardens from 16 members – a record number for the Society at the show. Chelsea’s Eastern Avenue will be home to the SGD with an eye-catching stand designed to demonstrate the wide variety of design approaches offered by the Society’s registered members and practices. The stand (EA 495) will allow visitors to view an array of members’ work on a built-in screen, wall poster displays and a portfolio within the exhibit. Registered members will also be available throughout the week offering informal design consultations to…

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Applications now open for TRP apprenticeship scheme

The Royal Parks (TRP) apprenticeship scheme, which combines on the job horticultural training with recognised qualifications, is now open for applications. The highly successful programme, which has been running since 1962, has seen many of its alumni secure permanent employment in London’s eight Royal Parks or other well known locations such as Buckingham Palace. As apprentice gardeners, successful applicants will be paid a salary to gain hands on experience and earn recognised qualifications over an average period of three years. They will be based at one of London’s Royal Parks four days a week, and study at college for the remaining…

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