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

Young people respond to government announcement on future of parks and green spaces

Young people have called for an increased role in protecting the future of the nation’s parks and green spaces in response to a recent government announcement. Last week, Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones announced plans to launch a new Parks Action Group to help England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future. The new Parks Action Group will include experts from the world of horticulture, leisure, heritage and tourism, and will be tasked with bringing forward proposals to address some of the issues faced by public parks and other green…

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Supertrees feature in global expo about urban nature

Grant Associates’ designs for the Supertree Grove of Singapore’s internationally acclaimed Gardens by the Bay are to feature at the Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology (EDIT) in Toronto, Canada. The Supertrees will appear in ‘The Green and the Gray’, an interactive exhibition curated by international design studio Carlo Ratti Associati that runs from 28 September to 8 October 2017. Part of the wider EDIT Expo, the exhibition investigates the evolving relationship between nature and cities. Grant Associates’ founder Andrew Grant will also present a talk about the Supertree Grove at the event on 2 October 2017 to tie in…

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Green spaces have key impact on children’s health

Glendale is highlighting the positive impact spending time outdoors has on children’s health, following a report which revealed hundreds of playgrounds have closed across England in the past two years. The national green services provider, which specialises in the management and maintenance of public and private green spaces, believes the closures will lead to a negative impact on children’s long-term health. One in every five children aged 10 to 11 is obese according to the NHS, with a lack of exercise one of the leading causes. According to the report by the Association of Play Industries (API), over 200 playgrounds…

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2018 Party for Perennial tickets now on sale

Perennial

Tickets are on sale for the annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018. The event is an established fixture of the calendar for the horticulture trade, providing a great opportunity to come together for networking, fun and fundraising. The party will kick off Perennial’s HortAid 2018 fundraising campaign and includes a raffle with great prizes to be won. This year tickets will cost just £25, including a glass of bubbly on arrival, and the venue will be the Flamingo Room in London’s West End. The revised format will be more informal than before, with…

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Alitex installs stunning authentic looking glasshouse at Lime Wood Hotel

Alitex has a long-standing relationship with The Lime Wood Group; the most recent build is its new greenhouse at Lime Wood Hotel and Herb House Spa. Lime Wood wanted an authentic greenhouse, that in five years’ time would look like it has been there for 50 years. They were drawn to Alitex by the flexibility in the people and the employees that have remained within the company for a long time. This mattered to them, as they believe in the depth of Alitex’s experience and knowledge, which isn’t easy to find. Within the centre of the greenhouse is a stunning…

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Ashington pit wheel memorial by Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd unveiled

Brambledown

A monument has been constructed by Brambledown Landscape Services Ltd, celebrating a Northumberland town’s mining heritage. Standing at almost 5m tall, the black pit wheel sits on Rotary Parkway in Ashington, and was unveiled last week. Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery joined ex-miners and members of the community for the official unveiling of the monument on Friday. The project, funded by Ashington Town Council, was carried out to mark the 150th anniversary of the former mining town. Mr Lavery said: “The wheel will remind this and future generations of the significance of coal mining to the area. Ashington was known as…

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Hever Castle celebrates a triple win at South East in Bloom this year

Hever

Hever Castle and Gardens was awarded a prestigious Gold medal for its gardens this year but was equally thrilled to see two of its employees presented with special discretionary awards. Head gardener, Neil Miller, was awarded the South East in Bloom ‘Horticulture Achievement Award’ while Hever gardener Josh Fen was announced ‘Young Gardener’ for 2017. The South East in Bloom judges said of Hever: “There are probably only a handful of locations of this calibre in the South East or beyond and it is almost impossible to suggest any improvements.” There was praise for the formal gardens and for the team itself,…

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GreenBlue Urban celebrates 25th anniversary in style

GreenBlue Urban

GreenBlue Urban recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at the London Transport Museum and talks us through the event: ‘It has been an incredible quarter of a century at GreenBlue Urban and what better than to celebrate in style and say thank you to our friends and supporters from across the private and public sector. We have been fortunate over these years to have established lasting partnerships with respected colleagues, enabling us to develop the next generation of SUDs compatible tree pit systems and to look forward to future innovations focused on air quality technology. Over drinks and canapés, we could…

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‘Why Amenity Matters Week’ highlights green spaces and champions ‘heroes’ who maintain them

Amenity

This week marks Why Amenity Matters Week. Through the eyes of the Colins family, the campaign encourages families and friends to celebrate the enjoyment of our local parks and sports grounds and recognise the contribution of those who maintain our green spaces and infrastructure. Launched by the Amenity Forum, Why Amenity Matters Week also aims to show how the UK’s urban spaces, roadside verges, trees, hedges and railway lines are maintained and how the amenity sector, responsible for caring for this managed landscape, impacts on our daily lives; helping us travel to work and enjoy leisure activities while contributing to…

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Docklands transformation to creativity district takes step closer

The dramatic transformation of 125 acres of former docklands into a “creativity district” as part of a wider masterplan for North Liverpool, generating in excess of 2,500 new jobs, will take a step closer to reality next week. A report will go to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday 29 September seeking approval for the draft Ten Streets Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) to go out to public consultation. The key document sets out a planning framework and key principles to shape development on the 125-acre site – at the heart of which lies the Ten Streets creativity district. The SRF…

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