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

BBC and the RHS launch competition

 BBC and the RHS give one amateur garden designer the chance of a lifetime to show at Chelsea On Saturday 24 May the BBC and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the launch of a brand new competition to find the best aspiring garden designer in the UK. The winner of the competition will win the ultimate prize in horticulture – a chance to design a show garden feature on the RHS Stand on Main Avenue at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015. This exciting competition will allow anyone except professional garden designers to create a garden feature in…

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St Albans landscaper wins the UK’s best small business award

Lanwarne Landscapes Ltd has beaten hundreds of entrants to win the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Worldpay UK’s Best Small Business of the Year and Micro Business of Year. The company was established in 2003 by James Lanwarne after his budding rock career came to an abrupt end due to ‘musical differences’ and the band was dropped by its label. James went on to follow his second passion, landscaping and completed his apprenticeship in 2002. He initially completed smaller jobs such as fencing, patios and installing ponds before he enlisted the help of a garden designer and qualified himself in…

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Why Greater London should be made into an urban national park

London is 47% green space. If it became the first national park city issues such as obesity and climate change could be tackled. Last year I visited all 15 of the UK’s national parks. I explored windswept tors, hidden gorges, wild waters and enjoyed the view from the top of Britain’s highest peaks. During this journey I could see something was missing: a major urban habitat. Covering up to 7% of the UK, urban areas are recognised by Natural England as a distinct habitat, and by that definition London is truly remarkable. The population of 8.3m shares the city with 13,000 species of…

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The joys of gardening grow on the young

Forget clubs and pubs – today’s 20-somethings like nothing better than pottering in the garden. Traditionally the domain of pensioners and the middle-aged, gardening is rapidly being taken up by a new generation of horticulturists. The Chelsea Flower Show was dominated by young designers who received glittering accolades for their fresh ideas. But ordinary people are also are also taking up gardening at a younger age, new research reveals. A study of homeowners reveals that young people spent more than double the average on their gardens in the last year. Experts say living the good life – exemplified by the 1970s…

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Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship

The Royal Parks apprenticeship program Grow, which combines on the job training with recognised qualifications, is now open for applications. The highly successful Royal Parks apprenticeship programme has been running for over fifty years, with many of its graduates going on to secure permanent employment within the Royal Parks, and in other high profile locations such as Buckingham Palace and Crystal Palace Football Club. As apprentice gardeners, the successful applicants will be paid a salary to gain hands on experience and earn recognised qualifications over a 2-3 year period. They will be based at one of London’s Royal Parks five…

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APL in medal winning form at RHS Chelsea

Members of the Association of the Professional Landscapers (APL) are celebrating after winning an array of medals in this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Outdoor Room won two Gold medals, one for ‘The Homebase Garden – Time to Reflect’in association with Alzheimer’s Society.  Designed by Adam Frost, the aim of the garden is to encourage us to stop and spencd quality time with each other and provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on memories and create news ones. They also won Gold for their ‘London Square’ garden which was designed by Jo Thompson and represents the corner of a London garden square and…

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Perennial continues anniversary celebrations at Gardening Scotland 2014

Hot on the heels of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and continuing its year-long 175th anniversary celebrations, Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists, is creating a Show Garden at Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh (30 May – 1 June 2014). Already announced as one of the winners of the show’s inaugural Artisan Garden Design Competition, The Perennial Garden has been designed to raise awareness of the important work the charity does in supporting everyone working in or retired from horticulture during times of crisis. Designed and constructed by husband and wife team Amber Goudy and Martin Crowley, The…

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Gold Medal Hat Trick for Homebase at Chelsea

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Award-winning garden designer Adam Frost secures another Gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’ in association with Alzheimer’s Society. This is the third Gold medal won by the UK’s leading garden centre at this prestigious show. The garden is a celebration of memories and creates the perfect environment to reflect on the important moments in time that make us who we are. This year’s Chelsea Flower Show Garden was extra special, as it was built with the assistance of the students from the first ever Homebase Garden Academy. The award…

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BALI members’ success at Chelsea Flower Show

BALI members at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show have been rewarded with a haul of five Gold, seven Silver-Gilt and seven Silver medals, and one Silver Flora medal. With the usual focus on the show’s winning designers, we are proud and delighted to celebrate the achievements of the BALI contractors and supplier members who transform the complex designs into gardens that inspire and stay in the memory long after the show has finished. The Outdoor Room achieved two Golds – for the Homebase Garden ‘Time to Reflect’, in association with Alzheimer’s Society, and for London Square in the Fresh…

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ISS continues to invest in its customers and staff

Investing in new specialist machinery is just one of the ways in which ISS Facility Services Landscaping continues to commit to maintaining customers’ sites to the highest standards and supporting their staff teams up and down the country. A recent deal has seen them purchase approximately £250,000 of the latest equipment from Fairways GM.  The new machinery is destined for ISS’s ever expanding portfolio of works in their North Region. ISS Regional Director (North), Ian Campbell said ““we have worked alongside Fairways for many years and have found their service to be first class and are delighted to take this…

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