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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

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Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

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The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

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The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The garden was visited by HM The Queen and the prime minister Theresa May on Monday 21 May ahead of the Gala Preview evening. On opening day of the show, it is attracting incredible attention from visitors who are being overwhelmingly positive about its story and inspiration. The Lemon Tree Trust garden’s story will be…

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Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, and lead designer, Catherine MacDonald have both struck gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Mark further scooping the Best Construction Award. This year is the 30th consecutive year at Chelsea for Mark who has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Affectionately known as the ‘Construction King of Chelsea’, Mark was also awarded the highly coveted Best Construction award. He has built 97 Chelsea show gardens and spent nearly four years of his life on the grounds of Royal Hospital and is delighted to have returned as a designer after winning…

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10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

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As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

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So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

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To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

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My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement….

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GREATsoils event hailed a success by attendees

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One of the UK’s leading plant nurseries on 16 May 2018 helped to host an event dedicated to good soil management practice, GREATsoils. Wyevale Nurseries alongside Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and ADAS hosted a GREATsoils (Growing Resilient, Efficient and Thriving Soils) event for growers focusing on soil management and precision farming in hardy nursery stock. Ray Jenkins, transplant division director at Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, explained: “Soil is one of the most important assets a grower has. GREATsoils is a programme funded by AHDB Horticulture to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health…

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See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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Millboard decking selected for London’s first ‘floating park’

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Decking manufacturer Millboard has supplied its unique range of products to one of London’s most striking modern landmarks. The Coventry-based business provided its premium wood-free decking solutions to the award-winning Floating Pocket Park development at Merchant Square in Paddington Basin. Some 302m2 of Millboard’s hand-moulded Enhanced Grain decking in golden oak, together with matching fascia boards and bullnose edging, have been added to the 4.45-hectare park’s picturesque Grand Union Canal area. Millboard was approached by park designer Garden Club London to provide a safe recreational area for the thousands of visitors expected to descend on the basin each year. Garden Club…

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