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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

New figures reveal £91bn value of London’s parks and green spaces

The research, undertaken by economists at Vivid Economics, and commissioned by the Mayor of London, HLF and National Trust determines the monetary value of public green spaces in relation to people’s physical and mental health, recreation and amenity. This could aid decisions about future strategy, management and levels of investment in public parks and greenspaces. The report provides a compelling set of evidence about the functions of green space that are most important to London’s economy. Key findings include: London’s public green spaces have a gross asset value of £5b a year, amounting to £91b over 30 years of value,…

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London Festival of Architecture 2018 call for entries opens

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has issued the call for entries for the 2018 Festival, which will explore identity through a diverse programme of public events from 1-30 June 2018. The call for entries will remain open until 28 February 2018. Proposals are invited from anyone with an interest in London and its built environment whether they be architects, artists, designers, developers or members of the public for events and activities that can interpret the identity theme in different and compelling ways. The 2017 festival saw a huge range of events from walking tours and open studios to a…

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Amenity Forum launch ‘Meeting the challenge’

Amenity Forum

The Amenity Forum is once again organising a series of free Updating Events at venues across the UK. This series of free Updating Events seeks to address topical issues of interest and relevance to all involved in the amenity sector and will comprise short presentations by speakers drawn from the Chemicals Regulation Division of HSE, BASIS Registration, the National Sprayer Testing Service, STRI, the various host organisations and from the Amenity Forum itself. They are timed to occupy half a day, normally mornings, and on dates between February and April 2018. The series has been given the title of ‘Meeting…

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Garden designs unveiled at Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018 launch event

Ascot Racecourse has today unveiled six show garden designs that will be on display at its inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show, 13 to 15 April 2018. A high-quality boutique event showcasing Britain’s finest established and emerging horticultural talent, Ascot has created the Ascot Spring Garden Show – the south east of England’s first garden show of this scale in 2018 – with the gardening enthusiast in mind. The six show gardens have been curated by Andrew Fisher Tomlin, winner of the ‘Best in Show Summer Garden’ at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016, and designed and built by…

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Visionary book focusing on new paradigms for landscapes nomianted for prestigious award

A visionary book capturing the learning from Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, Central Scotland Green Network, has been shortlisted for a prestigious research award from the Landscape Institute. ‘Growing Awareness – How green consciousness can change perceptions and places’ edited by Professor Brian Evans, Head of Urbanism at The Glasgow School of Art (the GSA), and Sue Evans, Head of Development at CSGN, brings together a significant research effort by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust and The Glasgow Urban Laboratory at the Glasgow School of Art together with contributions of leading experts from across the globe, to inspire the transformation…

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Garden News from Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers Charity marches on strongly thanks to amazing support from Garden Media Guild members, trade manufacturers, Garden Centre retailers and other gardening supporters such as GCA, GIMA, HTA and LOFA. Their work, creating gardens for children and families who spend time in hospices, is only possible thanks to all those who continue to generously provide support in a variety of exciting ways. This year they have opened two new gardens and are so pleased to hear that children, their parents and siblings, as well as carers and support staff, are really enjoying their new Kaleidoscope Garden at Helen & Douglas…

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McIntyre speaks up for Glyphosate in Brussels petition debate

British MEP Anthea McIntyre mounted a robust defence of the threatened weedkiller glyphosate when a petition against it was debated in the European Parliament. Miss Mcintyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands and a member of the parliament’s Agriculture Committee, said calls for a ban on the herbicide were based on false science and threatened the environment and bio-diversity. She spoke on Monday when a European Citizens’ Initiative petition (ECI) calling for an EU-wide ban was discussed with the petitioners and the European Commission. The petition – “Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides” – calls…

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Birmingham volunteer groundsman wins major award for dedication and expertise

The expertise and dedication of Philip Swan, volunteer groundsman at the Bridge Trust Society’s sports fields in Birmingham, has been recognised by this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards with Philip collecting the Redexim Charterhouse/Kubota Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year Award. In a prestigious ceremony at the National Conference Centre, within the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham hosted by talkSPORT radio presenter Mark Saggers, the award was presented to Philip by Curtis Allen, Redexim Charterhouse’s business development manager, and Andy Southerton, Kubota’s dealer manager, groundscare, in front of an audience of almost 700 of the UK’s and Europe’s leading…

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Etesia UK appoints Sharrocks as New Dealer

Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Sharrocks, based in Arclid, Cheshire, as its new dealer for the full range of Etesia grounds care equipment, covering the areas of Birmingham, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Sharrocks is a specialist supplier of tractors, professional and domestic turf machinery and both agricultural and arboricultural equipment. For over 55 years the family owned business, which is now in its third generation, has delivered a trusted service throughout the throughout the Midlands, North of England & North Wales. The company will now be supplying the complete range of Etesia pedestrian, ride-on mowers along with the Attila…

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HTA gives evidence at EFRA Committee hearing on Brexit

The hopes and concerns of the garden industry post-Brexit were made clear to Westminster representatives at a Select Committee Inquiry on 15 November, and to 19 parliamentarians at a very successful joint dinner, held by the APPGHG and EFRA Select Committee on 23 October at the House of Lords. HTA director of horticulture, Raoul Curtis-Machin gave evidence at the Inquiry into Brexit-Trade in Food, after the Select Committee requested that the ornamentals sector should be represented. Curtis-Machin described the opportunity for ornamental horticulture to play an important role in a future UK Agriculture and Environment policy which valued public environment…

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