November 18, 2017

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden -

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence -

Friday, November 17, 2017

8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland -

Friday, November 17, 2017

Northern Design Awards – Barnes Walker reaches prestigious finals -

Friday, November 17, 2017

BALI National Landscape Awards 2017 is a sell-out event -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lee Bestall finalist in this year’s Northern Design Awards -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential revealed -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Funding boost for Bilston Urban Village ‘Garden City’ site -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Landscape protection confirmed for Cornwall’s rare species -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister for London welcomes £1.4 billion Croydon redevelopment -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Green-tech launches new anchoring system at Futurescape 2017 -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Makita’s new factory service centre & training academy in Glasgow has a national role -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lister Wilder Ltd announced as this year’s biggest UK ‘MOW-team’ -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oman Botanic Garden revealed -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capel Manor College wins key horticulture apprenticeship contract -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time running out to effectively transpose EU Environmental Acquis into UK Law -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Save up to £2775 and 50% of the cost of a battery with Pellenc -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Civic Engineers awarded £1.8 million contract to help deliver Glasgow City Centre ‘Avenues’ project -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Battersea Power Station’s roof garden designs unveiled

Residents will be able to enjoy a 355-metre long landscaped roof garden, designed by the architects behind New York’s High Line. Ahead of the launch of Phase 3 of Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment this Friday, the Battersea Power Station Development Company has released the designs for the landscaped gardens that will sit on top of the 15-storey apartment block adjacent to the famous south London landmark. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the architect who turned New York’s disused railway lines into the acclaimed High Line urban park, the 355-metre long roof gardens will include a fitness deck, a “woodland…

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BALI SALTEX 2014 Grand prizes are presented

During Saltex 2014 BALI held a competition which offered an opportunity for Saltex visitors to win a selection of prizes which were kindly donated by BALI members Makita and Groundscare Products. The grand prizes were a Makita Hedge Trimmer, Makita Drill Set, and a Line Strimmer as well as the rental of a Ziplevel from Groundscare products. This years winner of the grand prize for the SALTEX BALI Competition is Jane Conway from the Luton Borough Council. They have a new venture called LTS Green Space Solutions which is part of Luton Traded Services Limited. Having previously awarded contracts to BALI members they are well…

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Life-changing project is helping rural businesses prosper

A life-changing project to provide affordable work and living space to farming families is helping rural businesses prosper just a year after it was launched in Cornwall.  A pioneering Cornish initiative designed to offer new opportunities to those from the farming or horticultural industry has transformed the lives of those involved just a year after it opened. The Ruthvoes Barns scheme was officially launched by Prince Edward last spring, after significant donations from local businesses enabled farming charity the Addington Fund to develop the £1.2 million project to create affordable housing and workspace for families from a farming background. A…

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Greenfingers get ready for next hospice garden

Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating magical gardens at children’s hospices around the UK, has started work on its 45th garden – at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in West Yorkshire. It has been an extremely busy year for the small charity with work on this, its third garden of 2014, following the completion of a woodland garden in Sussex and a grow your own garden in Essex. The new garden at Forget Me Not children’s hospice in Huddersfield will take the form of a specially designed ‘Meadow Garden’ which will be accessible to all and celebrate the beautiful Yorkshire…

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British Hardwood Tree Nursery celebrates 25 years in business

British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd has reached a quarter of a century in business this year, supplying trees and hedging to forestry, farming and landscaping markets.  To mark this milestone and to support the future development of UK farming and the countryside, the Lincolnshire-based company has nominated their Anniversary Charity Partner as FACE (Farming and Countryside Education).  As well as becoming a FACE Partner, British Hardwood will be donating a penny per bare-root plant sold online this season via their consumer site www.treesandhedging.co.uk. FACE aims to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside and…

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Working Christmas Trees Week

Enterprise Plants will be supporting the industry association efig’s campaign, Working Christmas Trees Week from 20 – 24 October. Enterprise Plants will take part in the ‘guess the number of baubles’ challenge. They will decorate a tree with as many baubles as possible and photograph it. The picture will be sent to clients asking them to guess the number of baubles used. The 10 clients who get closest to the number used will win a bottle of champagne. “Over the course of the next two months we will also count the number of trees we install and the number of…

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Penarth Park gets Green Flag status

A NEW flagpole has been put up just inside the entrance to Alexandra Park as it has been awarded a national Green Flag Award. The gardening team who keep Penarth’s Parks and open spaces so beautiful were proud to raise their first Green Flag on the flagpole. This year Penarth has justly regained its old title “the Garden by the Sea” as its town parks have been awarded accreditation in the nations Green Flag Awards for 2014/15 for excellence in parks. Alexandra Park, the Windsor Gardens and the Esplanade “Italian Gardens” have now joined the much loved Belle Vue Park…

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Christmas at Kew

Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Saturday 03 January 2015 5pm – 10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm) Christmas at Kew is back! After last year’s hugely popular experience, Kew Gardens is offering a brand new, glittering trail a mile long, guided by snowflakes, which winds its way through the breathtaking landscape, creating a magical after dark experience.  This will be enhanced by a series of botanically inspired, large scale light installations, created by French design studio TILT. Their work has been seen at Bestival, and the renowned Festival of Lights in Lyon. The 27 individual pieces – the largest…

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SunPatiens® – the future for parks bedding says Telford & Wrekin Council

Leading independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals’ award-winning SunPatiens® have been used in Ironbridge by Telford & Wrekin Council to create aesthetically stunning flower beds for the general public to enjoy, whilst providing a display that is quick to establish, has a long flowering season, with little or no maintenance required – perfect for public parks where council budgets are still under pressure. A combination of Earley Ornamental’s SunPatiens® from its Compact, Vigorous and Spreading series has been used in varying colours – Compact Magenta, White, Orange and Coral, plus Spreading Carmine Red and Vigorous Magenta. The…

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Entries invited for this year’s Horticulture Wales Awards

Horticulture businesses across Wales are invited to enter a nationwide awards competition that celebrates the sector’s finest examples of partnership working and environmental sustainability. Horticulture Wales, the supply chain efficiency project based at Glyndwr University’s Northop campus, is seeking nominations from fruit, vegetable, flower, tree, and plant growers for its third annual ‘Horticulture Wales Awards’. Prizes in this year’s contest are up for grabs in two categories. Firstly, the ‘Collaboration in Business Award’ is open to entries from groups of two or more growers or businesses, at least one of whom must work in the Welsh horticulture sector. Groups must…

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