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February 22, 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

Nurture Landscapes acquires Gavin Jones to create £65m group

Nurture Landscapes

Gavin Jones becomes part of the Nurture Landscapes group of companies as from 1 February 2018. This transaction brings together two leading privately owned companies that share the same passion for delivering a high-quality service and building long-term relationships with clients. The combined Group will have sales of £65m, employ 1,000 staff and service over 3500 clients across the UK. Gavin Jones has a reputation for excellence and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019. The company will continue to trade under the name Gavin Jones as a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Nurture Landscapes Holdings Ltd. Nurture Landscapes has…

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Plant trees now to reduce HS2 impact, says green expert

Glendale Civic Trees

A green spaces expert is calling upon landowners to plant trees in order to lessen the environmental impact of the new High Speed Two (HS2) rail network. Deric Newman, general manager of national tree supply, planting and relocation specialist, Glendale Civic Trees, says it’s imperative that planting projects begin as soon as possible along the affected routes in order to provide the most benefits. Hundreds of green spaces across the country are at risk of damage as part of the creation of the new high-speed railway network, which has been designed to create better connections between cities, and cut journey…

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Horticultural nursery helps Haggerston Castle to bloom

Johnsons of Whixley

A leading plant nursery has completed a three-year long project supplying plants to a Northumberland Holiday Park. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run horticultural nursery based in North Yorkshire, has supplied plants to two landscaping and construction companies as part of a major long-term project at Haggerston Castle. The first phase of stock included native trees, hedging, ornamental and specimen shrubs which was supplied to Brambledown Landscapes Ltd in Durham, who undertook the initial landscaping, between autumn 2013 and spring 2015. The 200-acre nursery then supplied various phases of stock to P1 Solutions from Edinburgh who undertook the second phase of landscaping…

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Speaker announced for APL Awards 2018

APL

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) has announced that Chris Collins of CM Horticulture will be returning to the APL Awards 2018 as the speaker and co-presenter. When looking for the APL Awards 2018 speaker, the APL wanted to find someone with a real affinity for the industry and Chris Collins sprang to mind. This follows on from the success of his 2016 appearance at the awards. Chris has 25 years of practical hands on experience in parks departments, four different Botanic gardens, Westminster Abbey and many private gardens – not only in the UK but overseas in countries such…

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New funding available for landscape enhancement

Wytch Farm

A fund totalling £1.7m has been made available to help enhance the landscape around Wytch Farm oilfield in Purbeck. Officially launched on 18 January, the Wytch Farm Landscape and Access Enhancement Fund is now open for applications from individuals, groups and organisations. The fund has been established specifically for projects that will help to enhance the local landscape, wildlife and rights of way around the oilfield. It aims to benefit the area’s landscape, biodiversity or access and is supported by the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Dorset County Council, Natural England and Perenco UK. Cllr Daryl Turner, Cabinet Member…

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New sales and marketing director at Crowders Nurseries

Crowders

Crowders Nurseries has appointed a new sales and marketing director, James Carter. Speaking about his new appointment, James said: “When Robert Crowder first approached me to discuss this opportunity I knew it was just what I have been looking for. Crowders have a long-established reputation for excellence within the nursery sector. I am looking forward to getting to know the personalities within the industry and helping Crowders to cement their reputation as a leading nursery stock supplier.” Chairman of Crowders, Robert Crowder, said: “James has an extraordinary passion for horticulture and an exceptional knowledge of plants. He also brings an…

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Green-tech shortlisted in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018

Green-tech

Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been shortlisted in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in the Supplier category. This category received a large number of entries so Green-tech had stiff competition.  It will find out if it is the category winner at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards ceremony on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. Green-tech is itself sponsoring the Commerical Landscape Company category where Skidmores of Hertford and Ground Control have both been shortlisted. Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay comments: “This is fantastic news!  I am thrilled that Green-tech has been shortlisted in these new awards…

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TCL Group launches public open space service for housebuilders

TCL Group

A landscaping and estate management specialist, recently named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the 1000 Companies to inspire Europe, is launching a new service to help housebuilders with public open space and parks projects. The TCL Group, one of whose member companies holds a royal warrant, already has an impressive track record in working with developers, local authorities and environmental organisations to deliver complex multi-faceted public schemes. The one stop shop service, which launches on 1 February, is aimed at enabling housebuilders to perform often complex and highly emotive installations successfully and cost effectively and will cover…

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Mayor rejects application to build on protected green space

London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rejected plans for a new school sports facility which would have been built on protected green space. Sadiq made it clear he supports the expansion of Harrow School’s sporting facilities and would welcome the greater access offered to the local community – but that it should not come at the expense of protecting open, green spaces, particularly when alternative options are available. The plans included construction of a 7,300m² sports block – of which 4,600m² would have built on designated Metropolitan Open Land, which is largely undeveloped. Sadiq’s new London Plan, which was…

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Devon company wins hat-trick at national landscaping awards

Urban Earth

Urban Earth, based in Exmouth, has been awarded with a triple win at the national Bradstone Assured Awards 2018. The company won the overall title of Installer of the Year, in addition to winning the Best Patio Transformation using Traditional Products and the Best Patio Transformation using 2017 Products. The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester on Friday 19 January, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award….

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