November 19, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches

The Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have launched the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition. This is a global search for a design team for a unique art destination within Australia. Combining a contemporary art gallery with a public sculpture park and meeting place, Adelaide Contemporary will be ‘uniquely Adelaide’, a focus for the cultural energies of this ‘City of Festivals’, which is known for a progressive culture that prizes engagement and participation. A new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard, Adelaide Contemporary will benefit from a site adjacent to the…

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Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership

Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath based landscape architect Grant Associates, has been appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership. Andrew, who is also a Bath resident and co-founder of community arts event Forest of Imagination, will help shape the future strategy of the Partnership, which aims to benefit Bath’s unique landscape for people, communities and heritage. Bathscape Landscape Partnership is made up of a wide range of public, private and charitable organisations including Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES), National Trust, Cotswold Conservation Board, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bath Preservation Trust, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University and…

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IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design

In December 2017, the first cycle of an innovative II Level International Master’s Degree in GARDEN and OPEN-SPACE DESIGN – IMaGOS will be launched by the University of Bergamo – School of Management (SdM). It is a course designed to provide participants with the cultural, technical,  and methodological tools necessary for the design and implementation of open spaces in an urban context, with an accent on application and professionalism. It utilises the experience of lecturers and international professionals, experts in their individual disciplines, who provide students with skills and know-how acquired on the field. TEACHING LANGUAGE: English FEES: 6.000,00 euro….

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Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start

Leading specialist soil conditioning company TerraCottem has launched TerraCottem Arbor specifically formulated for trees and shrubs and Green-tech has announced their new sole UK distributor agreement for this product today at SoilsCon 2017. This innovative soil improver product fits well into Green-tech’s portfolio of products for trees and shrubs. A leading supplier to the landscaping, forestry and amenity markets, Green-tech invests heavily in product development and supplier relationships to ensure it continues to offer its customer the best products available. The brand new product combines new features with proven technology. Inclusion of humic acids is central to the latest formulation…

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Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business

Ten years perfecting the craft of hard landscaping and Mango Paving & Landscaping in Exeter, celebrate it’s tenth year in business by incorporating Garden Design to their services. Not one for sitting still and with a passion for customer service, Roxanna Jaudat, director of Mango Paving & Landscaping in Devon, celebrates a decade of their companies achievements by investing in professional garden design. “We really want to fulfill every need of our valued customers by evolving into a ‘design and build’ company.” Nominated as Best New Contractor, Mango received their surprise invitation to attend the APL Awards in London earlier…

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Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation

Two strange and “stinky” new gingers are making their way into the realms of science this week. Introduced to the world in the research paper “Two new Orchidantha species (Lowiaceae) from Borneo” they are the smallest and largest flowers of their particular plant group ever to be found. Discovered through the collaboration of researchers from Edinburgh and Singapore, they highlight the urgent need to document and research the plant species of Earth’s tropical biodiversity hotspots. The generic name, Orchidantha, indicates that the flowers superficially resemble orchids, but the new species are much more closely related to gingers. Unlike any other…

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Schiller at Saltex 2017

Classen machines have built a solid reputation, living up to their durable slogan: Built to Use, Designed to Last. At this year’s Saltex the latest Classen aerator joins the Little Wonder line-up and Mantis tillers and BunkerMaster under the Schiller umbrella, to offer groundsmen and greenkeepers a formidable array of equipment. The Classen TA18 Aerator features a steerable tine bank and combined with its compact, streamlined design it is easy to manoeuvre around trees, shrubs and other obstacles whilst aerating at speeds up to 4.2mph/6.7kmh. It has five banks of tines, compared to the usual four, and therefore pulls more…

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Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference

The three category winners for the 2017 Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 Amenity Forum conference held at the Pirelli Stadium at Burton on Trent on Thursday 12 October. It is the third year of the prestigious Awards, which aim to reward top sprayer operators across the amenity industry, and to share their best practice to enhance standards for all. The main sponsors of the prestigious Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards are ICL and Syngenta. Each winner announced at the event received a framed certificate and a trophy from the sponsors, together…

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Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund

Scotland

Environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefited from a green funding boost of almost £400,000 from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund. Projects across Central Scotland are sharing the funding to improve access to greenspace and help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area. The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality and initiatives. Keith Geddes, chair of the CSGN Trust, said: “We are proud that the…

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Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore

Accessible garden design

Debbie Austin, a gardening enthusiast from Cornwall, has recently returned from a research trip to Japan and Singapore to investigate best practice in garden design aimed at promoting wellbeing. As Debbie has Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and has been a wheelchair user for the last thirteen years, this project also had a focus on accessibility. Debbie’s travels were enabled by a Winston Churchill Trust Travelling Fellowship Award, in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, who jointly fund three Fellowships per year for horticulturists and garden designers. When Debbie moved from the countryside into the city of Truro, she was keen to…

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