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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Langdale Landscapes shortlisted in APL Awards

Kent-based landscape gardening firm, Langdale Landscapes is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for four awards in the prestigious 2018 Association of Professional Landscapers Awards (APL Awards). The firm has created three gardens which have been shortlisted in the following four categories: Plaxtol Garden – Project Value £60,000-£100,000 & Soft Landscaping Redlands Road – Project Value £60,000-£100,000 Coldrum House – Project Value over £200,000 Langdale Landscapes is based in Edenbridge, Kent and has established a reputation over the past 20 years for constructing bespoke gardens in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London often working with some of the country’s…

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M25 Wisley improvements set out

Plans for a £175m upgrade to one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country, near Wisley in Surrey, have been announced. Under the plans, the interchange between the M25 and the A3 will be redesigned to create four dedicated link roads for all drivers making left turns at the junction while drivers turning right will use a new enlarged junction roundabout. The A3 will also be widened from three lanes to four between Ockham and Painshill in both directions with two lanes remaining over the M25. The improvements will create extra capacity at the junction and, on opening, will…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 content announced

Today, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces highlights at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. Show Manager Katherine Potsides says: “We’re very excited about RHS Chelsea 2018. Every year is different as we welcome some of the greatest designers, plants people and floral artists who bring their creativity, ideas and inspiration to the show and set the horticultural trends for the year ahead. This year we have made changes to the show layout and introduced a new category of gardens ‘Space to Grow’ creating a whole new avenue of gardens with inspiration…

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UK’s best park is named by the public at Fields in Trust Awards 2017

Blackpool’s Stanley Park, has been voted by the public as the UK’s Best Park at the prestigious annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017. Designed by celebrated landscape architect Thomas Mawson in the 1920s, the park which boasts an Italian marble fountain, boating lake, bandstand, Medici lions, Italian gardens and Art Deco styled café, has scooped the headline award at the annual Fields in Trust Awards 2017. Each year the Fields in Trust Awards showcases some of the UK’s best open spaces and shines a light on the efforts and achievements of the people whose tireless dedication ensures that these vital…

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Touchwood helps National Trust launch new Shugborough play space

Shugborough

The 17C spirit of adventurous exploration, which afforded the original legacy behind the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire, has inspired a swashbuckling design for the Estate’s natural play area Explorers Wood, which has opened to attract a new generation of young explorers. Shugborough Estate, which is now under the care of the National Trust, was originally the ancestral home to the Anson Family, and was built on the proceeds of explorer George Anson’s successful sea faring voyages. The National Trust selected specialist design and build company TouchWood Play to design a bespoke and highly innovative woodland play area, which captures the…

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Green-tech supplies landscaping materials for new-look Stevenage Town Centre

Green-tech

Green-tech has been involved in the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre, which is one of the early stages of a 15-year regeneration plan for the town commissioned and managed by Stevenage Borough Council. The decision makers at Stevenage turned to Green-tech for a cost-effective, robust solution for the planting of 11 semi-mature trees as part of their landscape design for the proposed refurbished town centre area. Green-tech supplied its ArborRaft tree planting system to provide an optimum start for each tree. The ArborRaft System works by absorbing the impact of vehicle and pedestrian load to prevent soil compaction, thus protecting…

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Duchess of Cambridge celebrates ten years of school gardening

duchess of cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge visited green fingered youngsters at Robin Hood Primary School in Kingston Vale today to celebrate ten years of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening. Her Royal Highness got straight to work with some of the school’s 5-11 year old pupils; helping to plant spring-flowering bulbs – including daffodils and snake’s head fritillaries – and build bug hotels for garden insects in the shadow of the school’s existing ‘Buggingham Palace’. During the visit, The Duchess received a briefing on the RHS nation-wide campaign and heard from the keen young gardeners about what they enjoy…

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University submits initial plans for new £300m enterprise campus

Bristol

The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for its new £300m city centre campus, which will transform the seven-acre site next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, with a key focus on sustainability and creating an attractive destination. In addition to building state-of-the-art education and research facilities, the University aims to create a campus that is ‘welcoming and inclusive’, to be shared with local communities, visitors to the city and with business and industrial partners alike. An economic statement about the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – one of the city’s most significant regeneration projects in recent history – states…

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The Amenity Forum welcomes glyphosate renewal

Amenity Forum

The Amenity Forum has welcomed the news that glyphosate approval has been renewed for five years following a meeting of the relevant European Appeals Committee today. After the five-year period, a new EU renewal application will be required. Professor John Moverley, independent chairman of the Amenity Forum,  commenting on the decision said: “It is an important active ingredient used in the amenity sector and has been proved to be safe to use following extensive analysis and review. The Forum always advocates an integrated approach to weed control utilising all methods available, cultural, biological, mechanical and chemical. However glyphosate remains in…

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Get your tickets for the Party for Perennial

The annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018, is a popular fixture in the New Year calendar for the horticulture trade and an event not to be missed. This time it will have a more informal feel, with tickets costing just £25, but still promises plenty of fun and chance for networking. Launching Perennial’s annual HortAid fundraising campaign, the evening is a great opportunity to come together with colleagues and friends while raising money for the only charity dedicated to helping everyone across the industry in times of need. It takes place in the…

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