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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

The joys of gardening grow on the young

Forget clubs and pubs – today’s 20-somethings like nothing better than pottering in the garden. Traditionally the domain of pensioners and the middle-aged, gardening is rapidly being taken up by a new generation of horticulturists. The Chelsea Flower Show was dominated by young designers who received glittering accolades for their fresh ideas. But ordinary people are also are also taking up gardening at a younger age, new research reveals. A study of homeowners reveals that young people spent more than double the average on their gardens in the last year. Experts say living the good life – exemplified by the 1970s…

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Earn while you learn with The Royal Parks apprenticeship

The Royal Parks apprenticeship program Grow, which combines on the job training with recognised qualifications, is now open for applications. The highly successful Royal Parks apprenticeship programme has been running for over fifty years, with many of its graduates going on to secure permanent employment within the Royal Parks, and in other high profile locations such as Buckingham Palace and Crystal Palace Football Club. As apprentice gardeners, the successful applicants will be paid a salary to gain hands on experience and earn recognised qualifications over a 2-3 year period. They will be based at one of London’s Royal Parks five…

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APL in medal winning form at RHS Chelsea

Members of the Association of the Professional Landscapers (APL) are celebrating after winning an array of medals in this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Outdoor Room won two Gold medals, one for ‘The Homebase Garden – Time to Reflect’in association with Alzheimer’s Society.  Designed by Adam Frost, the aim of the garden is to encourage us to stop and spencd quality time with each other and provides the perfect backdrop to reflect on memories and create news ones. They also won Gold for their ‘London Square’ garden which was designed by Jo Thompson and represents the corner of a London garden square and…

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Perennial continues anniversary celebrations at Gardening Scotland 2014

Hot on the heels of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and continuing its year-long 175th anniversary celebrations, Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping horticulturists, is creating a Show Garden at Gardening Scotland in Edinburgh (30 May – 1 June 2014). Already announced as one of the winners of the show’s inaugural Artisan Garden Design Competition, The Perennial Garden has been designed to raise awareness of the important work the charity does in supporting everyone working in or retired from horticulture during times of crisis. Designed and constructed by husband and wife team Amber Goudy and Martin Crowley, The…

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Gold Medal Hat Trick for Homebase at Chelsea

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Award-winning garden designer Adam Frost secures another Gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Homebase Garden – ‘Time to Reflect’ in association with Alzheimer’s Society. This is the third Gold medal won by the UK’s leading garden centre at this prestigious show. The garden is a celebration of memories and creates the perfect environment to reflect on the important moments in time that make us who we are. This year’s Chelsea Flower Show Garden was extra special, as it was built with the assistance of the students from the first ever Homebase Garden Academy. The award…

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BALI members’ success at Chelsea Flower Show

BALI members at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show have been rewarded with a haul of five Gold, seven Silver-Gilt and seven Silver medals, and one Silver Flora medal. With the usual focus on the show’s winning designers, we are proud and delighted to celebrate the achievements of the BALI contractors and supplier members who transform the complex designs into gardens that inspire and stay in the memory long after the show has finished. The Outdoor Room achieved two Golds – for the Homebase Garden ‘Time to Reflect’, in association with Alzheimer’s Society, and for London Square in the Fresh…

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ISS continues to invest in its customers and staff

Investing in new specialist machinery is just one of the ways in which ISS Facility Services Landscaping continues to commit to maintaining customers’ sites to the highest standards and supporting their staff teams up and down the country. A recent deal has seen them purchase approximately £250,000 of the latest equipment from Fairways GM.  The new machinery is destined for ISS’s ever expanding portfolio of works in their North Region. ISS Regional Director (North), Ian Campbell said ““we have worked alongside Fairways for many years and have found their service to be first class and are delighted to take this…

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Makita helps Titchmarsh build RHS Chelsea Britain in Bloom garden

Makita power tools have been used by Landform Consultants, the award-winning landscape design and maintenance company, to create Alan Titchmarsh’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden, his first for 30 years.  The legendary gardening broadcaster and RHS vice president, is celebrating his 50 year career in horticulture, and also half a century of RHS Britain in Bloom, by creating the feature garden at this year’s Show. A wide collection of high performance Makita power tools, including jigsaws, drills, disc cutters, mitre saws, pumps, blowers, reciprocating saws, self-levelling lasers and demolition hammers, were selected for the build by Mark Gregory, managing director…

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APL launch new membership category

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) have launched a new membership category Pre-Registered Members this month.The Pre-Registered Member category is for landscaping businesses that have been trading for less than 2 years and aspire to become an APL Registered Member with TrustMark. The APL aims to support new entrants to the industry by encouraging good business practise, excellent technical delivery and establish consumer confidence in our industries professionalism. Businesses joining under this category will be assessed by the APL in the same way as a Registered Member and receive advice and guidance on how to achieve full Registered status. They…

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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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