October 21, 2017

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Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bulbs will bring a splash of colour to local park -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rural groups call for uplift in tree cover

Three leading rural organisations have joined forces to call for “an ambitious uplift in the area of woodland cover in the UK” after Brexit. The Woodland Trust, Country Land & Business Association (CLA) and Confor: promoting forestry and wood said increased tree planting targets should be introduced, “with clear goals for forest cover that reflect the many benefits trees can deliver and that address our present unacceptably low level of woodland cover”. Woodland cover is 13 per cent in the UK, against an EU average of around 35 per cent. In England, it is 10 per cent. The three groups…

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£2.5 million cash boost for garden towns

A £2.5 million cash boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes across England, has been announced by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid on 3 October 2017. Nine locally-led garden town developments, from Bicester to Taunton, will each receive new funding to fast track the build out of these large housing projects. The new funding will support local authorities and communities in delivering ambitious proposals, speeding up the progress of developments through additional dedicated resources and expertise. Garden towns being supported by government are committed to delivering high quality, well-planed and well-designed new communities that will stand…

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Glendale branches out for zoo charity’s appeal

A wildlife conservation charity’s appeal for leafy treats for the inhabitants of ZSL London Zoo has been answered, thanks to national green services provider Glendale. The company responded to a request through the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) from ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which was on the lookout for browsing material. Glendale is now making weekly deliveries of leafy green tree branches to ZSL London Zoo, providing a healthy treat to the Zoo’s many inhabitants, including camels and giraffes. Branches are being sourced from trees within the London Borough of Harrow, including Alder, Lime, Willow and Birch, which are…

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Etesia regional dealer events a great success

Over 50 general managers and sales managers from the Etesia and Pellenc UK dealer network attended the recent dealer conference events which were held at four venues across the country. The regional conferences provided the opportunity to discuss new trading terms, marketing and training as well as to show the latest products which will be officially unveiled at SALTEX 2017 in November. The events were held at Leicester, Gloucestershire, Scotland and Manchester. Etesia UK operations director Les Malin outlined the programme before delegates were invited outside for a working demonstration of the new products. This was followed up with an…

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Smiths’ self binding path gravel

Smiths tells us about their self binding path gravel: For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheeled access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes…

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National Lottery funding for Fell Foot in Cumbria is announced by Heritage Minister

Thanks to National Lottery players, an HLF grant of £684,000 is set to transform Fell Foot Park, on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria. The news, announced by Heritage Minister John Glen while on tour of Cumbria, will mean that the National Trust, owners of the site, will be able to restore key elements of this much-loved country park as part of a six year wider National Trust masterplan to turn Fell Foot into a flagship destination in the North. Visited by over 150,000 people a year, this popular but under-resourced park originally formed the majestic grounds of an early…

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New report links volunteering in nature with better mental health

This week The Wildlife Trusts published a new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health. The study was carried out by the University of Essex and found: 95% of participants who were identified as having poor levels of mental health at the start, reported an improvement in 6 weeks, which increased further over 12 weeks. The mental wellbeing of more than two-thirds (69%) of all participants had improved after just 6 weeks. Improvements were greatest for people new to volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts and those who had poor levels of mental health at…

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Heath Ponds Project wins environmental award

An engineering project designed to strengthen earth dams and improve wildlife ecology at Hampstead Heath has won the Large Scale Permanent Award, at industry body CIRIA’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The award was given jointly to Heath managers City of London Corporation, project designers Atkins and engineering firm BAM Nuttall for the environmental enhancements and improvements to habitat diversity around the project. Speaking after the awards ceremony, Karina Dostalova, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Committee, said: “A team of landscape architects, ecologists and hydrologists worked alongside engineers to ensure that the works improved water quality and…

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Aspire Landscape Management celebrates first anniversary

Aspire Landscape Management, Ashford Borough Council’s in-house grounds maintenance service, is now one year old. At the start of October 2016 the Kent council brought the responsibility for grounds maintenance across the borough back in-house. One year on the reaction from residents has been positive with the public seeing the difference Aspire is making to the borough and how bright, colourful and tidy Ashford’s open green spaces are looking thanks to all the hard work of the team. The service covers the day-to-day work of mowing, pruning, planting, clearing and litter picking on various spaces owned by the council including…

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SGD Awards 2017 – voting open for People’s Choice Award

Voting opens today for the Society of Garden Designers People’s Choice Award 2017. The award is the only award that is decided by public vote and not by the awards judging panel. 17 projects are eligible across 7 categories including three Residential Garden categories, International, Public & Communal Outdoor Space, Garden Jewel and Roof Garden. Projects range from an Eastern-inspired family garden and the mature garden of a Victorian Villa, to the redesign of a 17-acre estate in Gloucestershire from paddocks to a formal landscape, a public garden designed as a contemporary playscape and a roof garden on one of…

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