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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Rolawn takes part in Garden Re-leaf Day in support of Greenfingers Charity

Rolawn – the growers of Britain’s finest turf – recently raised £313.76 for Greenfingers Charity to help the organisation continue its work creating inspiring and magical gardens for children in hospices, and their families, to enjoy. The charity’s annual ‘Garden Re-leaf Day’ took place this year on 27th March and encourages companies nationwide to take part in various fundraising activities which this year involved cake bakes, quizzes and even ‘boss soaking’!  Rolawn’s activities saw staff arrive for work dressed in green as well as organising the sale of some glorious green cupcakes and launching the Big Rolawn Grow Challenge competition. …

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Singer and gardener Kim Wilde fronts TV appeal in aid of Thrive

For 80s pop star Kim Wilde, the roller-coaster of a career in the music industry career had started to take its toll on her mental health. She credits gardening with helping her find balance in her life and regain confidence. Kim now wants more people to realise the powerful benefits gardening can have and will be hosting April’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of the charity Thrive, which uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. “I really believe in…

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RHS to invest over 7 million in home grown horticultural talent to support British Horticulture

• Survey in 2013 found more than 70% of horticultural businesses cannot fill skilled vacancies, nearly 20% are forced to recruit overseas and almost 70% say career entrants are inadequately prepared for work.* • As part of the on-going industry-wide campaign, Horticulture Matters, to close the green skills gap, the RHS will invest £3.2 million to increase its horticultural apprentice and training positions from 46 to 76 by 2025. • The RHS also commits to invest a further £4.1 million in horticultural salaries by 2025. The pay increases will be permanent, continuing beyond 2025, to better reflect the skills and…

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John O’Conner groundsman scoops St Albans’ Mayors Recognition Award

  The St Albans Mayor’s Pride Awards honour extraordinary individuals and outstanding organisations in St Albans. The awards ceremony on the 26th March provided a fabulous evening of celebration, featuring an array of community heroes and their stories plus special guest speakers and live entertainment. Terry Dean, Groundsman at John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, the specialist grounds maintenance provider for St Albans City and District Council, was chosen for the prestigious Mayors Recognition Award. He has just celebrated 50 years working in Clarence Park, starting as an apprentice in 1964 with the Council. Chosen by the Mayor of St Albans City…

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Etesia’s Hydro 124 and 144 models deliver all round cut, scarify and collect

  The Etesia Hydro 124 and Hydro 144 models, which are available with high-tip, ground tip or four-wheel-drive options are living proof you can have three machines in one working all-year round for you. One minute they can be the best cut and collect ride-on mowers on the market, the next it they be a scarifier for use in sportsturf, parkland and amenity areas. The scarifier attachment means that your investment goes a long way in dealing with a whole range of tasks – for which you would usually need to buy and store several machines. The front-mounted scarifier attachment,…

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London College Of Garden Design graduates to exhibit four gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

  London College of Garden Design graduates have hit the big time with no less than 4 graduates accepted to exhibit at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show this summer. Director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said “We always encourage our students to take part in the shows as a unique way of seeing how gardens are constructed and especially to experience excellence in planting design. Four graduates exhibiting in one show is unprecedented though and we are looking forward to following up on last year’s Gold Medal successes.” The 25th Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, recently awarded International Garden Event of the…

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New Bradstone website goes live following redesign

Domestic hard landscaping specialist, Bradstone, has launched a fresh new website designed for increased engagement with homeowners during the key spring/ summer selling period. The improved website – www.bradstone.com – has an updated look and feel, designed to engage with users through enhanced imagery and video content. A range of improvements have been made to the layout for better navigation, and clearer signposting to guide users to key areas of the site. Each of the product pages has been updated for greater visual impact, with easy to digest information. And, for ease of use while away from home or the…

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The Landscape Institute seeks to strengthen accreditation committee for educational courses

The Landscape Institute is seeking four new members to join its accreditation committee to help support the accreditation of new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate landscape programmes. We are particularly keen to hear from licentiate members, or recently chartered members, with an interest in university education. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would be welcome: landscape planning, management, science/ecology and urban design. The accreditation committee is responsible for monitoring the annual university reporting cycle, which ensures accredited programmes continue to meet the LI’s accreditation criteria. Committee members also support the process of bringing forward new courses for…

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David Ball Group announces investment from Wheatsheaf Group

David Ball Group, a leading and innovative UK-based manufacturer and supplier of cement admixture products and ultra-low carbon, cement free concrete, has announced it has received investment from The Wheatsheaf Group. The Cambridge-based company has a 130 year legacy of materials innovation dedicated to the advancement of quality, sustainability and performance in the construction industry. David Ball Group, a leading and innovative UK-based manufacturer and supplier of cement admixture products and ultra-low carbon, cement free concrete, has announced it has received investment from The Wheatsheaf Group. David Ball Group will use the investment to further develop its PUDLO brand –a technically…

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Leading charity to honour the fallen and their children with ‘Memories’ Hampton Court Show Garden

Scotty’s Little Soldiers working with renowned garden designer Graeme Thirde for RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2015. A leading children’s charity today announced it was working with a renowned garden designer to create a show garden themed around memories and honouring children who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for Children of the Fallen, confirmed its designs for a show garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in June this year had been approved and was now working in earnest with designer Graeme Thirde to bring the designs to reality….

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