September 24, 2017

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Poinsettias are ready to go the distance in 2017 -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw -

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Leave it to Billy Goat -

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Forestry grant widened in Scotland -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Less than a month to go until the focus on health at the CIH Annual Conference -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Media City win spurs growth for Hale-based I Want Plants -

Friday, September 22, 2017

London Stone launch DesignBoard -

Friday, September 22, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery extends office and job roles to prepare for exciting growth period -

Friday, September 22, 2017

New global vegetable garden establishing well with HortLoam -

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wensleydale gets conservation push -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Arboriculture apprentices on course to branch out -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Get gardens looking their best for winter with Safeguard’s Roxil range -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drone technology adds another dimension to SoilsCon 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Green-tech wins affiliate exceptional service at BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 -

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being -

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grant of a Royal Charter to the Institute of Horticulture

The Institute of Horticulture has now become Chartered and is now the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, CIH, with a new logo, as well as many new plans and initiatives to enhance its standing and that of its members. To gain a Royal Charter for the Institute has been an aspiration for many years. Not only is the granting of the Royal Charter excellent news for the Institute it is excellent for horticulture and horticulturists too. This level of seniority and recognition will enhance the status of horticulture as a profession which demands high level skills and continuing professional development. Chartership…

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Silver-gilt for BALI show garden at RHS Tatton Park

Members involved in the creation of BALI’s Tatton Park show garden are celebrating the Silver-Gilt medal awarded to the garden today by the RHS judging panel. Months of planning by the garden’s designer, Belinda Belt, and the efforts of the team of BALI members who assisted with its construction, have finally paid off. ‘Vogue’ is a contemporary garden that was inspired by Belinda’s passion for beautiful perfumes and fashion, and in particular the fashion designer Roberto Cavalli who was her muse during the design process. “The design resembles the set of a fashion show, with a feature wall, stage, and…

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2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards announced

The 2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards have been announced! Read on for the full list of winners. Congratulations to Maggie’s Forest Garden, which won Best Show Garden, and all the other award winners: Best Show Garden Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by Amanda Waring & Laura Arison For Maggie’s Centres   Best Elements Garden See the Wind Designed by Joan Mulvenna & Andrew Lee   Best Summer Garden Industrial Transitions Designed by Caroline Lord   Gold medallists Show Gardens Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by: Amanda Waring & Laura Arison Built by: Peter Gregory Landscapes Sponsored by: Stonemarket, North Midland…

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Bath Carers’ Centre Gets BBC One Show Garden

A patch of desolate scrubland next to Bath Carers’ Centre is to be transformed into a thriving community garden thanks to a generous donation from the BBC’s One Show. The One Show garden on display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Royal Hampton Court Flower Show this year is designed by competition winner Alexandra Noble, an architecture student from the University of Bath. Beating off stiff competition from across the UK, Alex’s garden took its inspiration from the Roman Baths and the city’s unique Georgian architecture. The One Show and the RHS were keen to find the winning garden a…

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WorldSkills UK: APL WorldSkills UK kicks off at RHS Tatton

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening competition heats have kicked off at RHS Flower Show Tatton. Organised by the Association of Professional Landscapers, the heats were officially started on 22 July by celebrity gardener Chris Collins in front of the gardening press. Richard Carden from  Reaseheath College, Sam Burks from Bishop Burton College, Sparsholt College and Dean Thomson, Jonathan Buchanan, Ronan McLarnon and Robert Wylie  from CAFRE now have 22 hours to complete a garden designed by the award winning Alexandra Froggatt. The garden has been designed to test the competitors in every aspect of landscape design including: Plan and…

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North York Moors National Park now relying on volunteers

North York Moors National Park: The foot of Sutton Bank National park chiefs have admitted they can only conserve some of Europe’s finest moorlands by relying on the kindness of volunteers, as the Government’s austerity measures erode key departments. The North York Moors National Park Authority has proposed how it intends to make its latest round of cuts totalling £300,000 and managers concede that they will now have to rely more on external funding, volunteers, apprentices and graduates. The national park has one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in England, and is one of the most valuable areas for prehistoric…

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Design contest announced for Olympicopolis in Stratford

Cultural and educational quarter planned for Stratford An international design competition has been launched for a major new cultural and educational district in east London dubbed Olympicopolis. The open, two-stage competition, run by Malcolm Reading Consultants and with a jury chaired by Paul Finch, will be launched in September. The hunt is for “an exceptional team” of architects, masterplanners, place makers, engineers and landscape designers. The V&A, UCL, Sadler’s Wells and the University of the Arts London have all committed to building premises in Olympicopolis, on the edge of the Olympic Park in Stratford. The mayor of London, Boris Johnson,…

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New Chief Executive sets sights on growth at Trustmark

Simon Ayers has joined TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality mark for reputable tradesmen, as its new Chief Executive, taking over from Alan Slaney who had run the organisation as interim CEO since June 2013 and who now returns to the Board as a non-executive director. Simon joins TrustMark from Capita Business Systems (Energy) where he was a project director in the building services sector and head of two operational businesses. He has also had roles as customer services director and operations director for the Gas Safe Register, and in 2012 Simon led the successful establishment and delivery anumber of new energy…

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RHS qualifications survey

The RHS is currently conducting a review of the relevance of its qualifications to the horticulture workplace and invite professional horticulturists working in the sector, and those responsible for the recruitment of horticulturists, to complete an online survey about their qualifications. Responses are totally anonymous. Take the survey Your feedback will be invaluable in shaping the future development of RHS Qualifications.    

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Perennial funds additional horticultural trainee at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists in times of need, is delighted to confirm a new partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Starting in September 2014, Perennial will fund a new, seventh, annual trainee placement for the Cambridge Certificate in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship course. Widely regarded as one of the best practical horticulture traineeships in the UK, the one-year course offers trainees the opportunity to join the Botanic Garden staff team, enjoying staff benefits and pay in addition to the certificate on completion of the course. Speaking about the new funding agreement, Sheila Thomson, Director…

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