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May 26, 2018

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vote for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014

The search for Britain’s Best Lawn 2014 has reached its last stage, and for the first time gardening fans will have a say in this annual competition. Three gardens have been shortlisted for the award sponsored by Briggs & Stratton. Judges including horticultural expert Martin Fish, have whittled the number of entrants down to three, and all you have to do to vote for your favourite is go to the Britain’s Best Lawn Facebook page. Voting lasts until midnight on November 13, 2014, and you can see photographs of each lawn on the Facebook page. All you have to do…

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Stonemarket welcomes garden designers & installers to annual event

Stonemarket showcased its stunning range of landscaping products to over 80 garden designers and installers, at an exclusive event last week. The event walked visitors through Stonemarket’s full range of patio and driveway products, including a range of new products for 2015. With a selection of high-end products to transform gardens and driveways, from British materials to natural stones from across the world, Stonemarket is at the cutting edge of landscaping product development, with an innovative design team with an eye for garden trends. Displayed at the event were a number of stunning new concrete and natural stone patio and…

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LI launches first in a series of regional BIM masterclasses

The LI’s first BIM masterclass, developed as a response to requests from members, takes place at the Birmingham Science Museum’s Think Tank, on 17 November. Starting at 10am, ‘BIM Masterclass – Midlands’ will demonstrate how BIM can be applied to a landscape architecture workflow. It will feature examples of the process, explain how information is produced, managed and interrogated, and will also address some of the benefits and opportunities BIM represents for landscape architects. The event is the first in a series of regional masterclasses organised by the LI BIM Working Group to enable members to gain a better understanding…

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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is launched

Animal and plant health inspectors have a strong history of working together in times of disease emergency, and this will be made easier now that they are part of the same organisation. The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), launched on 1 October 2014, will play an important role in stopping pests, diseases, and invasive non-native species entering the UK. Environment Minister Lord de Mauley said: “Bringing together animal and plant health inspection functions in the Animal and Plant Health Agency makes very good sense. It will enable joined up working on plant and animal diseases and pests, and will…

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RHS Show tickets on sale to members 1 November!

It’s never too early to start planning your visit to an RHS show, especially when there’s such a diverse range on offer. From 1 November, RHS members can take advantage of an exclusive booking window to buy tickets to next year’s shows, including the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. There are great discounts to be had too – keep an eye here for news. General sale starts 1 December. From the iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show to the colourful and innovative RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, each show features the latest trends in garden design and developments in horticulture. Click here for…

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North-east gardening groups praised by judges

Numerous north-east gardening groups have been recognised at a prestigious ceremony in Scotland. In total, eighteen green-fingered clubs from across the region were praised by Keep Scotland Beautiful judges at Stirling’s Albert Hall on Monday night for their commitment to cleaning up and improving their local area. The charity’s campaign, It’s Your Neighbourhood, attracted 122 entries from across the country. Among the groups recognised was Ashley Road School Parent Council in Aberdeen, who judges said had worked hard to “revitalise” the school grounds and provide more greenery and wildlife habitats for the pupils and wider community. In Aberdeen, other groups…

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Janine Pattison Studios has won Gold

Janine Pattison has won Gold in the New Homes ‘Gardens Awards’ with Gold for Best Urban Garden, and Landscape of the Year, both for the garden at Sandbanks in Dorset, that featured on the Harbour Lives programme. Brief description of scheme A stunning new contemporary property overlooking the sylvan Parkstone Golf Course and historic natural harbour of Poole Bay in Dorset, Janine Pattison Studios were commissioned to design a master plan that provided a harmonious and sympathetic solution to the site, resolving complex planning issues that had arisen during the build of the residence. On a particularly sensitive plot, with protected trees and…

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APL Tatton Garden nominated for prestigious award

The APL Precious Resources garden from RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park 2013, has been shortlisted for a major national garden award. The garden was sponsored by Bradstone and donated to Willow Wood Sensory Garden project, which has been shortlisted for the 2014 Society of Garden Designers award for “Designing in the Community”. The “Designing for Community Space Award”, the only category in the 2014 Awards open to non-members of the SGD, invited people to submit entries for green spaces owned by, used by, or designed by, the local community. Judges looked at the many factors and circumstances governing the design of…

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Gardening this Autumn could damage your health

Gregor Campbell, an art teacher from Paisley in Scotland, is joining doctors this autumn to warn gardeners who have asthma or a weak immune system to be on alert for a deadly fungus that lurks in compost heaps and in piles of rotting leaves. Experts advise wearing masks to protect against the microscopic dust that is given off when rotting leaf, plant and tree mulch is moved, particularly when people tidy up their gardens in preparation for winter. Father of three Gregor (47) knows first-hand the devastating affect the fungus can have. Two years ago he developed a chronic fungal…

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Early Bird price ending soon for LI BIM Masterclass

Please note that the “Early Bird” prices for the BIM Masterclass to be held in Birmingham on 17 November ends this Friday, 31st October. From 1 November the price rises to the standard admission price so please book now to ensure your place at the cheapest possible price. Tickets have sold very well so far, and thank you to those who have already taken up the Early Bird offer. There is still room for more as the venue is large for this event. There have been couple of questions relating to bookings. If you are unable to book online using Paypal…

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