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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Alice in Wonderland inspired design is a winner for LECHUZA

Chessboard flooring, rabbit tea pots, mad hatters tea party, as well as a wonderland of orchids, herbs and colourful LECHUZA self-watering planters and pots, are just some of the magical items on LECHUZA’s debut stand unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower show.  The stand was inspired and created by the winner of the LECHUZA and Inchbald School of Design competition, Eileen Wood and won the approval of show judges by scooping three gold stars in the Tradestand Awards. Having recently been awarded the extremely well-respected Red Dot Design Award for its well-rounded design and impressive functionality, the LECHUZA-PURO Colour sits pride…

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Horticultural company creates 60ft garden in an hour for care home to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society

TV gardener and plantsman Antony Henn has joined forces with a community nursery that helps train vulnerable adults to create the longest-ever Gardenonaroll border in just an hour for a local nursing home to raise funds and awareness for dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society. Landscape designer Antony, who has appeared on the BBC show Gardeners’ World and is behind the Gardenonaroll concept, was joined by volunteers from Digswell Nurseries in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield, to create a beautiful 60ft-long, professionally-designed border for nearby St Andrew’s Care Home using the longest Gardenonaroll ever planted. Antony,…

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My first time at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Joe Wilkinson has never been to the Chelsea Flower Show before – until this year. Yesterday marked my first ever visit to the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The sun was shining, the weather glorious and there was barely a cloud in the sky. The celebs were out in force too – everywhere I turned I was bumping into another famous person. As we all know, it’s not about the celebrities at the show, although seeing Benedict Cumberbatch, Brendan Cole and Deborah Meaden up close is pretty cool, it’s about the skill…

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Gavin Jones Ltd completes acquisition of Norris & Gardiner

After several months of formalising a trading alliance, Gavin Jones Ltd has now completed the acquisition of the Norris & Gardiner brand.  N&G will continue to trade independently under the direction of Richard Gardiner and his team, but as a wholly owned subsidiary of Gavin Jones Ltd – with the support of Simon Jacob and Will Clark from Gavin Jones Ltd as Co-directors.  Norris & Gardiner will continue to focus their efforts on their local authority clients, where the brand’s particular reputation for quality service and expertise lies. Richard Gardiner says “as time went on it became more and more…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Show Garden Awards

The 2014 Chelsea Flower Show opened to the press and invited guests and celebrities yesterday, with glorious wall to wall sunshine and a visit from the Queen and members of the Royal family during the afternoon. There was a feel of anticipation but relief from the designers as the judging had taken place early in the morning and all that was left to do was welcome the visitors and await the results this morning. Hopefully there won’t have been too much disappointment, and after a break of three years Luciano Giubbelei returned to Chelsea to design the Laurent-Perrier garden which has…

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Thrive centre invigorates horticultural education in Battersea Park

Pedder & Scampton have completed a new landmark building for national charity Thrive in Battersea Park, London. The new purpose-built training building will greatly enhance the activities of Thrive, a charity that has been working within Battersea Park for 25 years, teaching gardening and life skills (horticultural therapy) to those with learning, physical, sensory impairment and mental health disabilities. The design responds to a brief for a stronger visual identity for Thrive in the park, enhanced facilities that are economic and efficient to run, and excellent sustainability credentials. The distinctive design replaces a collection of ramshackle huts and portacabins, and…

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Best of British and splashes of colour paint pictures in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show gardens

Vivid colours and the best of British will adorn this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Smooth, gentle naturalistic planting runs throughout the show’s gardens, with a variety of plants native to the UK including trees, ferns and foxgloves, Also taking centre stage are a number of plants named after famous inspirational Britons who have wowed the nation over recent years. Bursts of colour will be threaded throughout the show gardens, welcoming in the spring and summer months. The Renaissance Garden from Brand Alley uses Anchusa italica (Italian bugloss), Digitalis (foxgloves), Malva ( mallow), Sanguisorba (Rosacea/burnet), and Daucus (Apiaceae) to display…

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Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop – Survey results

In a survey of 100 professional landscape practitioners, landscape architects and garden designers, only 20% surveyed said they provided annual maintenance costs alongside their designs and schemes.   The survey was produced by Palmstead Nurseries to coincide with the announcement that  this year’s Soft Landscape Workshop, on the 17th September, will tackle ‘Design for Maintenance’.   100 Landscape Architects and Garden Designers were asked to answer questions on the topic of maintenance costs. 88% of those surveyed said that they felt it would be helpful, as an industry, to have a formula that helped provide an indication of annual costings…

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Homebase readies for RHS Chelsea Flower Show with LEGO flowers

The garden retailer has immortalised some of Britain’s ‘least recognisable flowers’ in brick form. In the run up to the RHS Chelsea Flower show, Homebase has teamed with LEGO to recreate some of the UK’s ‘least recognisible flowers.’ Following a nation-wide survey, the garden retailer discovered that the British public failed to recognise their Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Delphiniums and Sweet Williams. To help rectify this, Homebase teamed with LEGO to immortalise these tricky flowers in brick form, thus embedding them with the public memory, forever. Homebase hopes that the LEGO building block buds will encourage children to get gardening and educate…

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Stephen Fry to help Soldiers’ Charity relaunch world war one trenches newspaper

A newspaper, produced by soldiers in the trenches of World War One is to be re-launched next week by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, for one week only, with contributions from some of the most prolific war correspondents including John Simpson, Kate Adie and Caroline Wyatt alongside Stephen Fry who will write in the guise of a descendent of Blackadder’s General Melchett. The Wipers Times was produced from 1916 until the end of the First World War, after Captain Fred Roberts – an officer from the Sherwood Foresters – found an old printing press in a barn close to the Front…

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