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April 27, 2018

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The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Children help promote flower festival -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gardens line-up announced for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Urban chic wins top show garden honours at Harrogate -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Peabody invites tenders for Thamesmead’s Landscape and Green Infrastructure Strategy -

Thursday, April 26, 2018

30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Top international designers to gather at Singapore Garden Festival 2018 -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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

Will the UK’s pollinator strategy be enough to stop bee decline?

Can a strategy that fails to address the issue of pesticides and lacks targets on habitat restoration prove effective? Karl Mathiesen investigates. The government’s strategy for protecting pollinating insects, including bees, fails to adequately address one of the major threats to their health say scientists, environmentalists and opposition politicians. The national pollinator strategy (NPS), launched on Tuesday by environment secretary, Liz Truss, focuses on measures that will provide insects with “food and a home”. But scientists, environmentalists and rival politicians, while broadly welcoming of the strategy, say the government is wilfully downplaying the issue of pesticides. Experts also raised concerns about…

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Ryedale garden to appear on BBC show

A Ryedale garden has been chosen from hundreds of others from across the country to appear on a national TV programme. Scampston Walled Garden, near Malton, was picked by presenter of the BBC1 series Glorious Gardens from Above, Christine Walkden, to appear on the programme after she visited the gardens whilst conducting research for the programme. Travelling the length and breadth of the country via a hot air balloon, the TV presenter was treated to a bird’s eye view of some of the country’s best gardens and she said that Scampston Walled Garden particularly stood out. “The gardens at Scampston…

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Bankers donate £3M to London Garden Bridge

The proposed London Garden Bridge has been given a financial boost with a £3M donation from banking firm Citigroup, which will also be its ‘official banking partner’. The Thames crossing, which would link the capital’s South Bank to Temple station, is designed as a walk through a wooded park, with flowers, shrubs and trees. A planning application for the £175M project was submitted in June, with approval anticipated in early October. London 2012 opening ceremony cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick masterminded the bridge. Arup worked as a consultant on the designs. The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity driving the project, said…

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Sunderland celebrates winning Britain in Bloom award

Sunderland celebrates winning Britain in Bloom’s best large city award. With local authorities facing a budget balancing act, a lack of finances could have cut short Sunderland’s horticultural title hopes. But Sunderland won the best large city award in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition – a title it also took in 2010. Despite tightening purse strings, city council staff, businesses, volunteers and communities rallied round to ensure that Sunderland came out on top. “It took a lot of hard work and planning, but people have a pride in the place,” said council portfolio holder for city services Michael Mordey….

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JSA Landscape has landed a new contract

JSA Landscape Group has been appointed as the new Grounds Maintenance Contractor for Heathrow Airport. The contract is for 3 years and includes all Airside work as well as the landscape perimeter, Biodiversity Sites and the Twin Rivers. The site based Contract Manager, Michael Nowick, and his team of 18 on site staff will report to JSA Operations Manager Hilton Bartlett. Within the contract JSA are responsible for providing 3 Rangers to patrol the off-airport sites. JSA have added the UK’s busiest airport to a growing list of airports as well as other office landscapes they maintain for Blue Chip…

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Bloomin’ marvellous award for Bidston Village

Bidston has won the title of Best Small Village for a fifth year at the Northwest In Bloom awards. The accolade encourages communities to improve and care for their local environment through imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects and by tackling issues such as litter, graffiti and vandalism. Bidston has won the silver award in their category for the past four years. It picked up its fifth during a ceremony at Southport Theatre on Thursday. The village green also won the Amberol Trophy for the second time, named after the company that made the flower…

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Is Guerrilla gardening a sign of failure?

Guerrilla gardening may be in the media spotlight, but its secretive, maverick mentality is a self-centered response to urban problems. We can set our sights much higher, argues Martin Allen. It’s always surprised me how quickly guerrilla gardening has become so readily accepted in the nation’s newspapers and magazines as an exciting thing to do. The media love it; growing things without permission on land that doesn’t belong to you is the new black. Gardening types doing something ever so slightly naughty with pretty flowers is a “story”. But guerrilla gardening in the UK is a sign of failure; a…

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Revamp of Bristol’s Bearpit won’t be completed until next year

For nearly half a year, workmen have been digging up one of Bristol’s most iconic and popular landmarks. It was hoped the Bearpit revamp would be completed by the end of the summer, but planners have now pushed the date back to January 30. Large parts of the Bearpit, a sunken pedestrian walkway at St James’ roundabout, have been fenced off for months. And the majority of the independent traders, who usually line the pit, have moved out to allow for the £1.2 million spruce up to take place. One of the reasons for the hold-up was to allow planners…

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Glendale secures £68,000 arboriculture framework in Wycombe

The largest specialist green service provider in the UK, Glendale, has been awarded a place on Wycombe District Council’s selected contractor list for arboriculture. Glendale will deploy specialist teams of arborists to deliver tree maintenance services and is one of six suppliers on the four year framework. John McKenna, Glendale’s operations manager for London and the South East, said: “The Wycombe contract is a good, strong framework win for the South East region. It is of high quality and provides us with a great opportunity to build our relationship with the local authority and our presence in the local area….

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Tillers Turf appoints Specialist Turf Manager

Richard Owens has joined Tillers Turf as their Specialist Turf Manager.  Richard will be responsible for the production of turf for golf courses and of wildflower turf for landscapes and green roofs. As Course Manager at Boston West GC for the last 20 years Richard has a wealth of experience in presenting perfect playing surfaces.  This will be put to good use at Tillers Turf when growing and supplying turf to some of the leading golf courses in Europe, including Wentworth, Gleneagles, Turnberry and Muirfield. A keen environmentalist, Richard won Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year Award in 2014, and was…

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