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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

Top international designers to gather at Singapore Garden Festival 2018

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Tom Massey will join 30 other award-winning designers from around the world to compete at Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) 2018. In its seventh edition, the biennial event has established itself as a premier tropical garden and flower show, where garden and floral designers with at least one top interantional accolade in the past two to three years are invited to participate. Tom Massey will be participating in SGF for the first-time, and in the Fantasy Garden Category. Although a relative newcomer to the industry, Tom’s work has already won him multiple industry awards and widespread recognition. In 2015, Pro Landscaper…

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Chelsea Flower Show seizure garden backed by epilepsy charities

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Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy welcome the opportunity to shine a spotlight on epilepsy, through the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by RHS gold medal winning designer, Kati Crome at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden celebrates the lives of two women born almost 100 years apart. But though the women lived radically different lives, they both had one thing in common – epilepsy. Jenny Morris, daughter of Victorian designer, artist and social reformer William Morris, developed epilepsy in 1876, although her condition remained a well-kept family secret due to the stigma of epilepsy. Leslie Forbes, journalist,…

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BALI’s first Designer Development Day was illuminating

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BALI’s Designer Board Director Rosemary Coldstream hosted the first ‘Let There Be Light’ Designer Development Day at BALI Registered Affiliate member Mulberry Plants in Reading. With 30 designers, architects and landscapers in attendance, the day was a complete success, with a full programme of presentations, hands-on sessions and technical demonstrations focused on garden lighting. Speakers Paul Willavoys and Sam Cox from BALI Registered Affiliate member Landscapeplus and Robert Webber from Scenic Lighting enlightened the audience with the latest lighting techniques, including top tips on how to achieve the best results in various domestic and commercial situations. The day was the…

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Newly promoted general manager to head up Civic Trees

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Glendale Civic Trees has announced the promotion of Deric Newman to the position of general manager. Deric steps up from the role of director of sales at the national tree supply, planting and relocation specialist, a position he held for more than 20 years. As general manager he will oversee all aspects of the business, including day-to-day operations, human resources, recruitment, sales and health and safety. Deric said: “Like many organisations in the horticulture, landscaping and green space management industry, the main challenge is recruitment. As a result, I will be focusing on increasing the number of apprentices within the…

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Detailed plans for Union Terrace Gardens approved

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The transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) is set to start this year after the detailed planning application was unanimously approved by Aberdeen City Council’s Planning Development Management Committee. Officers had recommended supporting the City Centre Masterplan project, which will improve access, amenity and activity while enhancing UTG’s green space and heritage features. Planning development management committee convener councillor Marie Boulton said: “I’m delighted that the detailed planning application for Union Terrace Gardens has been approved and that Aberdeen City Council can focus on the final step – preparing to start work on the ground. “The design promises to transform the…

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr summer events programme

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June   1 June – 1 July: Bath House Gallery – Art Showcase If you’ve been looking for something special to hang on your wall or a decorative piece of artwork as a talking point, don’t miss Harlow Carr’s art showcase offering work in a wide range of styles and different mediums. Normal garden admission. 2 June: RHS Members’ Advisory Service RHS Members can get face-to-face gardening advice from an RHS advisor from 11am – 3pm on the first Saturday of each month and every Monday and Friday from 1pm-3pm. Come to the advisory desk in the entrance conservatory with…

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The ethics of tree removal

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Paul George of Landmark Trading takes on the thorny issue of tree removal – what needs to be considered, and when it’s ethical to fell Tree removal has sometimes drawn an ambiguous line on ethics – something that has been highlighted more than ever in light of the events in Sheffield. The local government’s Streets Ahead programme, a citywide project aiming to upgrade the area’s roads, streetlights, bridges and structures, has led to widespread tree felling – which local protesters and Sheffield Trees Action Groups (STAG) are trying to stop. Here, arboriculture has turned into a political and social issue…

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Selecting the right decorative shingle – Smiths Bletchington

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Pick the right decorative shingle and it can brighten up any garden design – giving a landscape project the finishing touch. Smiths’ range of decorative shingle is one of quality and can proudly boast the supply of the genuine Cotswold stone shingle. With those lovely warm, honey and cream colours of the region, it is a classic shingle that is understated yet sits very well in most environments. A similar offering is our Oxford range of decorative shingle, a blend of subtle neutral beiges and creams, which also typifies the Cotswold area. A very versatile shingle that can be used…

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SMAR Architecture Studio appointed to design Science Island

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Kaunas City Municipality announced this week the appointment of SMAR Architecture Studio, based in Australia and Spain, to design Lithuania’s new National Science and Innovation Centre, known colloquially as Science Island. SMAR was the highest ranked of three winners in the Science Island International Design Contest, which attracted 144 teams from 44 countries and was the most popular design competition ever held in Lithuania. The appointment completes the Negotiated Procedure without Publication of a Contract Notice – the second stage of the process following the original Design Contest; both processes were run to Lithuanian procurement regulations. The new €25m science centre is…

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Forests of the Future seminar line-up announced

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‘Securing our urban forests of the future’ will be held on Wednesday 2 May at Whitworth Art Gallery, and brings together key organisations in the urban forestry sector, as well as sharing best practice from across the globe. This seminar is for all those with a vested interest in securing our trees and woods for the benefit of both people and the environment and will bring together delegates from local authorities, housing associations and universities as well as conservation organisations, environmental consultants and landscape architects. The event is organised by City of Trees, a movement which aims to plant 3…

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