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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping announced as APL Awards 2018 finalist

Mango Paving & Landscaping Exeter, has again been shortlisted for the APL Awards 2018. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 16 March 2018 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Mango Paving & Landscaping won Best New Contractor 2017 and again is making its way to the awards for 2018 in the running for Best Commercial Garden and for a ‘garden revamp’ in Exeter for the category ‘gardens under £20k budget’. Commercial project Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Exeter suffered from an unusable outside…

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North Yorkshire nursery supplies major Scottish highways project

Johnsons of Whixley is supplying close to one million trees to a major highways infrastructure project in Scotland. The North Yorkshire horticultural nursery has been awarded a series of contracts to supply a mixture of mature trees, feathered trees, bare root and container grown native plants, as part of the construction of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. Johnsons will supply 100% of the trees to the Northern and Southern sections and 70% of the trees being planted as part of the Central section. The landscaping of the Northern and Southern sections is being completed by William Houston Landscapes of…

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Vandal hit playground re-opens with big ambitions

A playground which was so badly damaged by vandals it had to be closed over the school holidays is now back in business with big ambitions to expand. Salford City Council was forced to close the George Thomas play area in Prince’s Park, Irlam after local teenagers ripped up the rubber safety surface in August. The council has now laid a new £20,000 sand filled carpet to replace the rubber surface and re-open the playground – but isn’t stopping there. It’s allocated a further £35,000 to support local community groups who are trying to raise up to £100,000 to transform…

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Pioneering tree health partnership to continue thanks to funding boost

An award-winning partnership which has identified 1,046 cases of tree pest and disease across the UK is set to continue. Observatree launched in spring 2015 aiming to train volunteers to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases, both existing and new. So far, 235 volunteers have been trained by the collaboration led by Forest Research, supported by the Woodland Trust, Forestry Commission England, Defra, Fera Science Ltd, the Animal & Plant Health Agency, the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and Forestry Commission Scotland. Over 3,000 sites have been surveyed by the volunteers in a…

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West Country designers team up with Bristol Zoo to save Madagascar’s lemurs

Landscape architect Grant Associates has teamed up with Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) and the Richard Feilden Foundation (RFF), in conjunction with fellow Bath based architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), in a project to save Madagascar’s critically endangered wildlife, including the blue-eyed black lemur, and their forest habitat. Grant Associates is helping BZS to develop its existing field research centre and eco-tourist camp in the heart of Ankarafa Forest in Sahamalaza Peninsula, part of Radama National Park. This north western part of Madagascar is one of the most biodiverse on earth and lies within an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The team…

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Eon UK PLC supplied with solar powered welfare units

Eon UK PLC have recently held a health and safety briefing week for their staff at their Coventry site, where they have been demonstrating a solar powered welfare unit supplied by waste management and energy consultants, Blue Castle Group. This is the start of a programme initiated by Blue Castle Group to encourage companies that currently use welfare units powered by fossil fuels to replace them with units powered by solar energy. The new units are state of the art and are equipped to provide modern facilities for staff working on temporary or permanent industrial, construction or landscaping sites or…

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Mindfulness, grow your own & rediscovering our love for houseplants – trends at the Garden Media Guild

‘Mindful gardening’ looks set to grow in 2018 as the British turn to tending their allotments, herbaceous borders and houseplants as a way of helping to boost mental health and wellbeing. In our increasingly stressed out and digitally-focused lives, the down-to-earth benefits of growing your own grub, adopting eco or organic techniques, and even rediscovering a love for cacti, succulents and other ‘hipster houseplants’, are being embraced by novice and experienced gardeners of all ages. These are some of the top horti-trends highlighted by the winning and shortlisted entries in the so-called ‘gardening Oscars’, the Garden Media Guild Awards. One…

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Industry asks, should we have apprentices for managerial positions?

Following the successful launch of the arborist, forest operative and horticulture and landscape operative apprenticeships in England, earlier this year, the employer-led partnership behind the initiative is now asking the question, does industry require apprenticeships for managerial or advanced technical roles? The trailblazer partnership, which includes 50 industry employers, is now investigating if there is demand for managerial or advanced technical apprenticeships, by consulting with employers in the sector, to determine if new apprenticeships are necessary, and what skills they should contain. A coalition of arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape industries have already been successfully developing apprenticeship standards since 2015,…

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Community rainpark wins top award and Bill Bryson named Fellow of the Landscape Institute at 2017 LI Awards

Robert Bray Associates has won the 2017 Landscape Institute President’s Award for their work on the Bridget Joyce Square Community Rainpark project. Making the announcement at the LI Awards ceremony at the Brewery in London on November 23, President Merrick Denton-Thompson praised the practice’s “exemplary approach to partnership working”. The project is a community-driven scheme that sits between a school and two playgrounds in White City, West London. Previous road and parking facilities at the site made school pick-up and drop-off difficult, and caused crossing hazards for children. In addition, due to its location within the famously capacity-exceeding Counters Creek…

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Creating contemporary gardens for Generation Rent

A new online gardening course is helping Generation Rent make the best of their spaces with moveable modern garden designs. Global award-winning online training provider, Learning with experts, has recognised a new generation is struggling to get on the property ladder and wants to help them enhance the quality of their lives – wherever they’re living with a specialist new course. The New Contemporary Garden, led by RHS ambassador Jamie Butterworth, will help Generation Rent fill their living spaces with perfectly planned gorgeous greenery. The course aims to provide them with all the skills they’ll need to craft their own…

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