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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

See SureSet Permeable Paving at the National Self Build and Renovation Show

At the end of this month, SureSet will be at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon for this popular three-day event. Specialising exclusively in resin bound paving, SureSet brings an exciting eco-friendly alternative to traditional paving to the Show. Staff from SureSet will be in the ‘Live Demonstration Arena’ every day at 11.45am showing how to mix and lay the resin bound paving and to answer questions about SureSet. SureSet will also be presenting a seminar for people interested in hearing more detailed information about SureSet products. The presentation will cover the range of materials they…

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Enter the Inter-Institutional Flooding Group video competition

The How to Prevent Flooding ideas competition invites entrants to send their best initiatives on how to prevent flooding and communicate their ideas through the medium of film. ​ Entrants are asked to consider how solutions can be found to avoid or address flooding, by incorporating approaches to resilience into proposals. Entrants can choose either a general idea or respond to any location in the UK or overseas. For this exercise, entrants should not necessarily be constrained by restrictions including current planning law and land ownership issues. The design ideas should innovate, inspire and challenge, but entrants are encouraged to…

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New Chairman announced for leading contractor group

BALI-NCF, a collaboration between the British Association of Landscape Industries and the National Contractors Forum, has announced that Phil Jones, Managing Director of ISS Facilities Services – Landscaping, has been elected as the Forum’s chairman. He will assume the role with immediate effect. Established in 2012 following talks between BALI and NCF members, the Forum represents mainly larger grounds maintenance contractors with regional or national coverage. As most NCF members were also members of BALI, the synergy was obvious and now the group is administered by the BALI secretariat from Landscape House. Over the past two years, BALI-NCF has organised…

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IPM ESSEN 2015

The “Green Career” Will Begin at the World’s Premier Horticultural Fair Job Exchange and Supplementary Information Forum for Students IPM ESSEN will once again offer its exhibitors and visitors the exclusive service of publishing vacant and wanted jobs in the international horticultural sector free of charge on the “Green Career Wall”. It will be possible to find the notices in Hall 4A from January 27 to 30, 2015. For the first time, there will also be a supplementary Information Forum for Students. The registration functions like this: At http://www.ipm-essen.de/for-visitors/ipm-essen/programme-2015/green-career/, potential employers and employees can find corresponding forms in which they…

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How to help Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day to help children’s hospices

Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 27 is the annual fundraising campaign for Greenfingers, the charity that builds gardens for children in hospices. Well-known gardeners such as BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Chris Beardshaw and The One Show gardener Christine Walkden are recording quiz questions for the Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz. This will be available for gardening societies and garden centres to use for a £100 donation, so they can hold a fund-raising quiz. Eric Robson of BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time and the show’s regular guests Anne Swithinbank, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Matthew Biggs and Matthew Wilson are also…

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Why garden? US landscape architect Thomas Rainer asks

US landscape architect Thomas Rainer explores the big gardening questions…. I know I’m not the only person who, while ankle-deep in muck and manure or on bended, frostbitten knees, burying flower bulbs into ice-cold autumn soil, has occasionally paused to ask myself why I garden. The answer? The simplest, and the one that leads to yet another flurry of “whys”, is that I’d be miserable if I didn’t. It’s a question that Thomas Rainer, the well-known Washington-based landscape architect, “horticultural futurist’, lecturer, philosophiser and one of the key speakers at next month’s much-anticipated GLDA (Garden and Landscape Designers Association) conference…

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BALI Awards in running for an accolade of their own

Following a record-breaking Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London in December attended by over 850 BALI members and guests, the BALI National Landscape Awards are in the running for an award of their own – from the Global Conference Network, organisers of the Association Excellence Awards. A panel of 25 independent judges – all Chief Executives of leading associations – have selected the finalists across 16 categories in these prestigious awards, which highlight excellence in how associations operate and serve their members. The BALI National Landscape Awards are finalists in the Best Association Awards category, along with eight…

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Book now: Rethinking the Urban Landscape events

Booking open for Rethinking the Urban Landscape events   A programme of events will expand on the themes of Rethinking the Urban Landscape, the exhibition co-curated by the Landscape Institute and The Building Centre.   Each event asks a question that addresses future learning and thinking for the design profession. Speakers include landscape architects, policymakers, community activists and industry leaders. The events are as follows: How did designing the Olympic Park influence landscape practice? Thursday 22 January, 6pm The Olympic Park changed the public perception of landscape architecture. One of the most successful legacies of the park was groundbreaking design…

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Barcham’s bio-security policy praised in house of lords debate

The voluntary code of practice devised, introduced and implemented by Barcham Trees regarding the bio-security of its tree stock has been praised by Lord Framlingham (Conservative) in a debate in the House of Lords on the natural environment on 15 January 2015 Lord Framlingham said “Following the importation of ash dieback from Europe, there was a call, including one from me, for a reduction in the number of imported trees and for much more reliance on home-grown stock to reduce the ever present and very real danger to our tree population. Sadly, figures that I obtained through a Written Question…

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Celebrating National Tree Week

National tree week was once again supported by Bridgwater College when students and staff based at its Cannington Centre were busy planting a wide range of trees. Specimen trees were planted within the grounds of the Cannington Centre in locations such as the College’s golf course, Walled Gardens, new arboretum and around the campus generally. Types of tree included:   Giant Himalayan Pink Magnolia Tree, planted in the new spring border Moroccan Pineapple Broom, planted in the Walled Gardens of Cannington which has bright yellow, pineapple-scented flowers Killarney Strawberry Trees (x3), planted on campus for its abundant strawberry-like fruits in…

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