May 25, 2017

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Scotscape supports the social enterprise Streetscape -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Beatles celebrate ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ garden figures commissioned for Chiswick House -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tim Howell discusses why, in an increasingly gig-based economy, retaining your own workforce is still the best option -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Indoor Garden Design brings plants into the home at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

BALI’s GoLandscape seeks apprentices for Hampton show garden -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range -

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SGD members sweep the medals board at RHS Chelsea 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Edward Mairis will present a new style of garden design “Poetic Gardens” at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An integrated materials solution for sporting excellence -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

HTA and APL members impress once again at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great success for 40 Sunbury Road exhibit at Chelsea following a busy press day -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance welcomes new contracts manager -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fourth win in four years for local timber buildings company at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Garden inspired by Breast Cancer Research -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Landform consultants lead designer takes home top title at Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MTD merges with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd -

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hartley Botanic wins 5 Star Tradestand accolade at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stevenson Square blooms after spring spruce -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s wins gold for Darren Hawkes at RHS Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hillier continues 72 year long Chelsea winning streak -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The M&G Garden and James Basson awarded ‘Best Show Garden’

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 73 prestigious RHS Gold Medals at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. A total of 117 medals were awarded to the gardens and floral exhibitors in the Great Pavilion, which also included 30 Silver-Gilt Medals, 13 Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsors’ The M&G Garden was awarded their 4th Gold Medal and scooped Best Show Garden. Showcasing ecological sustainability based on the unique environment of Malta, the garden designed by James Basson also received the coveted Best Construction Award making it the second…

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Import substitution for Oak (Quercus Species)

The HTA launches a report today on import substitution of oak trees (Quercus species). Since 2013, the UK has imported 1.12 million oak trees, according to official Defra statistics. There is a great opportunity for the UK to increase production of this iconic tree, thereby boosting the economy and improving biosecurity. The report identifies the reasons for the high import levels of oak, and suggests collaborative solutions for industry and government to address them. The main challenges are to improve supply chain efficiency, improve public procurement and market conditions, and encourage better sourcing of UK-grown trees. The horticulture industry exhibit…

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Mind Trap sponsored by idverde Goes Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden designer Ian Price and sponsor and main contractor idverde are thrilled to announce that their Mind Trap garden has been awarded a Gold Medal by judges at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. RHS Chelsea is one of the world’s most well-renowned and prestigious Flower Shows, with rigorous judging criteria requiring absolute attention to detail in the realisation of designs through precision construction and the careful selection of the very best specimens of appropriate plant specimens. To achieve a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is considered to be a pinnacle achievement for any garden designer. Mind…

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Mulberry events in London this summer

Morus Londinium, The Conservation Foundation’s mulberry programme for London, celebrates the Chelsea Fringe and London Tree Week with mulberry themed exhibitions and guided walks. London’s mulberries bear witness to centuries of history, survivors of distant periods in the capital’s story, standing still while their surroundings changed beyond recognition. They are Edwardian poet Edward Thomas’s ‘lost angels of ruined paradises’. Thought to have been brought here by the Romans for their delicious juicy fruits, mulberries were part of monastery gardens and palaces over the years. King James I planted thousands to break free of the need to import silk from Europe…

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Woodscape joins the British Association of Landscape Industries

The leading association for Landscape professionals, BALI is UK’s representative trade association for the landscaping sector. Its members continually strive to deliver professional excellence and the high standards within the Industry. As a BALI member, Woodscape are able to reassure its customers of the high quality of their Naturally Very Durable Hardwood products and the outstanding service it will continue to provide. The company is looking forward to working within and this select Landscape community and to inspire Landscape Architects, Designers and Specifiers with their extensive range of public furniture and bespoke hardwood designs. The Blackburn based company’s new membership demonstrates…

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Kew Gardens State of the World’s Plants stand wins GOLD at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The stand showcases three key themes from Kew’s second annual State of the World’s Plants report, which gives a pioneering overview of global plant status and a cutting-edge view on how plants are faring and how this is changing over time. The New discoveries and Conservation Successes consists of a selection of plants described as new to science during the past few years and now in cultivation at Kew. Many of the plants included are critically endangered, such as Isoglosssa variegate and Eragrostis episcopulus. The Madagascar theme focuses on important and fascinating plants from this biodiversity hotspot. 83% of Madagascar’s 11,138 native species of vascular…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 award winners

The 2017 Chelsea award winners have been announced: Gold medals Show Gardens: Breaking Ground The Linklaters Garden for Maggie’s The M&G Garden Royal Bank of Canada Garden Fresh Gardens: City Living Mind Trap sponsored by id verde Artisan Gardens: Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War The IBTC Lowestoft: Broadland Boatbuilder’s Garden The Seedlip Garden The Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration Walker’s Wharf Garden supported by Doncaster Deaf Trust The World Horse Welfare Garden Silver-gilt medals Show Gardens: Silk Road Garden, Chengdu, China The Morgan Stanley Garden Fresh Gardens: The Breast Cancer Now Garden: Through the Microscope Inland Homes: Beneath a…

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Raft of promotions at Gillespies

International landscape, master planning and urban design consultancy Gillespies has added a new partner and made eight senior promotions across its four UK offices as part of an annual round of promotions Armel Mourgue has been promoted to Partner in acknowledgement of 15 years dedicated service and exceptional project and office management. Based in Gillespies’ London office, Armel has provided design leadership for many of the practice’s high profile and award-winning projects including MediaCityUK, a creative media hub in Salford, Crossrail Station Roof Garden, the first development to open as part of Crossrail, and the RIBA Stirling Prize-shortlisted NEO Bankside…

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New business development manager for Etesia UK

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Stephen Muir in a newly formed position as business development manager. Stephen started his career in the automotive industry in which he worked with prestigious brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Audi, and it was during this time that he gained his Business Managers Accreditation. After this successful spell in the automotive industry he moved into the groundcare sector and utilised his experience of working with leading brands by undertaking the role of Area Sales Manager for Ransomes Jacobsen dealer Fairways (GM). During his time here, Stephen played a key part in…

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Royal Bank of Canada donates RHS Chelsea garden to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Royal Bank of Canada and the Wildfowl &Wetlands Trust (WWT) today announced that the Royal Bank of Canada Garden from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be donated and relocated to the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire following the show. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, and designer Charlotte Harris drew inspiration from the vast and ecologically vital boreal forest and freshwater lakes of Canada. The garden seeks to create a space inspired by this landscape rather than to recreate it; a wilder garden folds around man-made elements, crafted from materials evocative…

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