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April 20, 2018

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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

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

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Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build take home the top accolade at the APL Awards 2018. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 16 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Dean Grange. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value Over £200,000 category. Dean Grange is a newly built luxury family home, designed by James Lambert Architects. The garden design and build, designed by…

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Call for trees to be used as a technique to help combat flooding

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Ahead of World Water Day on 22 March new research reveals the positive impact that trees in our urban environments can have – ‘slowing the flow’ of water. City of Trees, a leading environmental charity, is calling for trees to be used as a technique to combat flash flooding in cities and towns, as well as cleaning polluted water. Flash flooding is becoming an increasing problem particularly in urban areas. As the population in the UK continues to grow, more green space is being built on which means a reduction in the amount of space for water to drain naturally…

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APL Award winners announced

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The APL Awards went off with a bang on Friday 16 March at The Truman Brewery, bringing together esteemed members of the landscaping industry for an afternoon of jubilant festivities. The winners are as follows: Project Value Under £20,000 – sponsored by Turf Group Winner: Gabe Green Rooms for their Modern Courtyard project in central Brighton Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 – sponsored by Citation ltd Winner: Lanwarne Landscapes for their Georgian Close project Project Value £35,000 – £60,000 Winner: Habitat Landscapes for their ‘The Guest Room’ project Project Value £60,000 – £100,000 – sponsored by Namgrass Winner: Langdale Landscapes Ltd…

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PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting

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PSD Groundscare reveals their new product the AS 63 Brushcutter which offers a high performance and easy handling solution to cutting high grass even on slopes or where access is limited Its low weight, vibration damping and handlebar adjustment makes the AS 63 exceptionally user friendly, and its fold-down handles ease transportation and storage. There are also twin wheel kits available, and the AS 63 is available with either 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke engines. Features of the AS 63 Brushcutter Mulch and mow in one step The cross-blade system of the AS 63 Allmäher® easily cuts and chops even high growth…

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The results are in – Oxford street transformation plans receive widespread support

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More than 22,000 responses received on plans to transform London’s most famous shopping street into one of the world’s finest public spaces 64 percent of responses to online consultation supported plans in some form, with comments from local residents, businesses and visitors now being reviewed and fully considered. Plans to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding area into an unrivalled place to live, work and visit have received widespread support, it was confirmed today. The plans, subject of a recent consultation by Westminster City Council and Transport for London, proposed a new traffic-free area between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus…

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National Garden Scheme helps Perennial support more horticulturalists

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The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has made a donation of £130,000 to Perennial, which will allow the charity to reach even more horticulturists in need this year. As Perennial’s largest single donor, the NGS and its annual contribution make a huge difference in extending the reach of Perennial’s services to help those whose lives have reached crisis point. The NGS has been supporting the work of Perennial for over 30 years and this long-term partnership has enabled the charity to help thousands of people both working in and retired from all sectors of the horticulture industry. That includes gardeners, landscapers, garden designers, tree surgeons, groundsmen and everyone that helps keep Britain…

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Scandi style explored by Viking and Stephen Hall

The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 Viking, the leader in river and small ship ocean cruising, returns to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 as headline sponsor for the third year. This year’s show garden is the Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, designed by multi-award winning Stephen Hall. The garden is inspired by the Nordic landscape and the profound relationship between nature and wellbeing. It celebrates traditional Nordic wellbeing rituals and brims with traditional plants and herbs with medicinal benefits that are used in Scandinavian cooking – a sanctuary for both…

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Green light for £1.6bn flagship regeneration of Clapham Park

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Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee has approved Metropolitan’s new development proposal to build more than 2,500 new homes and a wide range of community facilities at Clapham Park in south London. PRP, the award-winning architectural firm, designed the revised plan for Clapham Park. Strategically located between three local centres, Clapham, Brixton and Streatham Hill, the masterplan will create a vibrant, inclusive series of neighbourhoods with safe, secure streets, ample public and private green space, and new community facilities, while also positively maintaining Clapham Park’s unique character. Referencing Sir Thomas Cubitt, who once lived on Clarence Avenue, the masterplan draws inspiration from…

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Flower show turns problem gardens into prized plots

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From boggy blank sheet to super showstopper, Harrogate Flower Shows will be helping Yorkshire homeowners to turn their garden troubles into treasured plots this spring. A new Designed to Last attraction at the 2018 spring flower show will feature three designs based on real gardens from across the region. Each one has a different set of growing conditions but they all have one thing in common, a big headache for the owner! Show organisers have challenged Harrogate-based landscaper, Nicholas Fryer, to come up with show garden solutions for three common problems – dark watery bogs, heavy clay soil and an…

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Milton Keynes children explore Campbell Park at The Parks Trust’s Junior Park Rangers Conference

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The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 6,000 acres of Milton Keynes’ green space, welcomed 62 children from primary schools and home educated groups across the city for its fifth annual Junior Park Rangers (JPR) Outdoor Learning and Sharing Conference. The children enjoyed an action-packed day of outdoor activities at Campbell Park, which began with a ‘Which Park?’ photograph quiz, followed by a short Q&A session, where the Rangers put Landscape and operations director, Rob Riekie, on-the-spot to answer their questions on both woodland management and Campbell Park. Shortly after, the children split into groups to…

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