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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TouchWood expands its specialist play team

TouchWood

Having last year completed one of its most successful years in the company’s 15-year history, TouchWood, one of the UK’s leading design, build and installation play companies, has appointed three new recruits in Bristol to help maintain the business’ ambitious business growth plans for 2018 and beyond. TouchWood, which was formed in 2002, currently has a turnover of over £1m and now employs 12 members of full-time staff and apprentices. The company is located at the Bower Ashton Woodyard on the edge of Ashton Court Estate. TouchWood’s team has been designing and constructing innovative, highly engineered playgrounds and adventure play…

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Ann-Marie Powell appointed to design two new gardens at RHS Garden Wisley

Ann-Marie Powell

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has commissioned award-winning designer Ann-Marie Powell to design two new gardens around the planned new Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning on the Hilltop at RHS Garden Wisley. The Wildlife Garden and Kitchen Garden will form a ‘living laboratory’ when they open in spring 2020 and play an important part in the enhanced learning experience by illustrating how plants impact our daily lives. Ann-Marie Powell is familiar to many not only as a gold-medal winning designer of gardens at RHS Flower Shows, but also as an author, columnist and TV presenter. In 2016, Ann-Marie designed…

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Palmstead hosts its biggest workshop to date

Palmstead

Palmstead Nurseries kicked off its 50th year in style with its most successful Soft Landscape Workshop to date, featuring the some of the greatest names in horticulture. The event was held on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at the Ashford International Hotel in Kent. Dan Pearson, Nigel Dunnett, Laura Gatti, Tim O’Hare, Adam White and Andrée Davies were among the speakers on a day that focused on eco urban architecture and the rise of vertical forests and roof gardens. The topic for 2018 – ‘Taking gardens and landscapes to a whole new level’ – looked at the important trend of greening podium spaces…

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Party for Perennial raises £10K for HortAid 2018

Perennial

The Party for Perennial, which took place on Thursday 18 January at O’Neills in Central London, raised £10,000 on the night and ensured the charity’s annual fundraising campaign, HortAid, is off to a flying start. Over 150 people from across the horticulture industry enjoyed a lively evening of networking and celebration with a fantastic selection of raffle prizes and the announcement of Perennial’s fundraising Champions 2017. Money raised on the night will keep one of Perennial’s 13 caseworkers on the road for just over 10 weeks, safeguarding the tailored one-to-one support the charity gives people in need. Peter Newman, Perennial chief…

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Landscaping firm wins Best of Customer Service and Most Creative

Aura Landscapes

One of the south coast’s leading landscaping companies has won a further two awards from leading manufacturer Marshalls and renowned online platform Houzz, taking its awards total to 26. Hard landscaping manufacturer Marshalls plc awarded the Most Creative use of Marshalls Products Award to Southampton-based contractor Aura Landscapes at the regional heats of the 2018 Marshalls Register Awards. The awards celebrate the very best in hard landscaping, ranging from ‘Most Creative Use of Marshalls Products’ to the highly coveted ‘Best Engineering Achievement’. This year, the judges had to choose from hundreds of entries from Register member companies based all over…

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Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year announced

Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year

The prestigious title of Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year (ASOY) has been won by Nathan Hume, contracts manager and ecologist for national grounds maintenance experts, SH Goss Ltd. ASOY rewards top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, with the aim to share their best practices to enhance standards for all. Presented for the first time at BTME Harrogate this week, the ASOY Awards are organised by the Amenity Forum, and sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, in association with BASIS. As well as the overall top operator, Nathan Hume was the winner of the Landscape & Industrial using hand held…

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Warner Edwards announces bee-friendly garden at RHS Chelsea 2018

Warner Edwards

Warner Edwards, one of the top British craft gin producers, is to debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with an artisan garden which is a reimagining of Falls Farm, Northamptonshire, where the distillery is based. ‘The Warner Edwards Garden’ will be designed by Tamara Bridge and Kate Savill, both of whom have been awarded RHS Young Designer of the Year, with the input of Tom and Tina Warner, the “farmers” behind the award-winning gin brand. The garden will reflect the surrounding landscape of Falls Farm through key design features of stone, copper and natural spring water. The bee-friendly…

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Provender Nurseries expands team

Provender Nurseries

Provender Nurseries welcomes two new members of staff to the team, adding to a record of great customer service and knowledge. Graham Nott is the newest member of the Quoting team and comes to Provender Nurseries with over 30 years’ experience in horticulture and customer service. Having run a cut flower business in Covent Garden and running a Garden Centre, Graham is well versed at dealing with customer enquiries and is able to advise confidently. Martin Wilson joins the team at Provender Nurseries and will be heading the Cash and Carry counter team showing customers around the great stock held on…

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Seedlip announces plans for nursery and plant laboratory with Tom Harfleet

Seedlip

Seedlip, the nature company and world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits brand, has announced plans to build an experimental nursery and plant laboratory on the founder’s family farm with new head of horticulture, Tom Harfleet. Harfleet will be responsible for the creation of Beasley, a living temple to the plant world situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds where founder Ben Branson’s family have been farming for over 300 years. Beasley will be dedicated to exploring forgotten plants and new growing techniques with a fully equipped laboratory to invent non-alcoholic (NA) drinks…

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award launches

BBC

BBC Gardeners’ World Live organisers have announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, supported by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). This brand new competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, taking place from 14-17 June at The NEC, is a platform to promote excellence in the landscaping industry and support up and coming landscapers, encouraging them to engage with high profile projects. Four of the very best young landscapers in the country, all aged under 28, will form two teams, to display their high calibre skills in this tough competition. Designed to champion skills amongst…

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