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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gaze Burvill awarded Best Tradestand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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Simon Burvill and Butter Wakefield accepted the Best Tradestand award from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt, OBE, DL at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on behalf of luxury outdoor furniture designer and maker Gaze Burvill. Gaze Burvill first exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 25 years ago. In the first year of business there was one seat to display and granted a small space on the perimeter of the show. In 2018 Gaze Burvill are positioned centrally on Main Avenue which is the equivalent of Pall Mall or Mayfair on the Monopoly board! The collection of furniture…

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High value trees in Hyde Park

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New research and report by Treeconomics values the benefits of the trees in Hyde Park as having an amenity asset value of a staggering £173m. London’s Hyde Park is known all over the world and attracts over 12.8 million visitors each year. The magnificent London Plane trees present in the park are statuesque and symbolise the visual importance of the tree species to the capital. The aesthetic benefits of the these and all the other trees in the park are clear. What is not quite as obvious is the many, many other benefits the trees provide. A new report, commissioned…

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Hartley Botanic scoops 5-stars and Director General’s Tradestand accolade

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Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has this year been awarded both the 5 Star award and the Director General’s tradestand award for its ‘provenance and history’ themed tradestand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand, which has been designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, provides a historical snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of our best loved and most familiar plants, celebrating the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and…

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Woodlodge, the UK garden planters and containers supplier is celebrating after the two exhibits it contributed to at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26 2018) won prestigious medals. The Sun’s Container Revolution Garden in the Grand Pavilion at Chelsea – the brainchild of renowned garden writer and broadcaster, Peter Seabrook – won a Silver Gilt medal after impressing the judges. Focussing on the ease and maintenance of container gardening, this stunning garden demonstrates how pots of show-stopping plants and foliage can brighten up an outdoor space, no matter how small. A wide range of Woodlodge pots…

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Business rates success for growers

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Legislation was introduced on 23 May confirming that ornamental plant nurseries will not be subject to business rates, and will continue to be exempt as they were previously. The HTA, NFU and the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group lobbied hard for this, after several nurseries highlighted the potentially crippling costs that rates could impose on growers. A court case in 2015 opened up a potential loophole in the law which would bring nurseries into line with paying business rates. The Government has decided that this will not happen. Garden centres and grower-retailer operations will continue to pay business rates. HTA director of…

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe

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A floral installation created by Capco Covent Garden in Covent Garden’s East Piazza as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018 is raising awareness of Perennial, the charity dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are facing tough times. The installation titled ‘Moments of Reflection’ will be located on Covent Garden’s East Piazza from 19 – 27 May. It features living walls that are a planted with 20 different species of flowers including foxgloves, wallflowers, geraniums, petunias, lobelias and more, in an assortment of vibrant summer colours. Incorporating two large mirrors, visitors are invited to pause for a floral selfie and spare a moment or two to reflect on all those who keep Britain beautiful….

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American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion

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Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion, in the Sackler courtyard of the V&A from 15 September. ‘MultiPly’, one of London Design Festival’s Landmark projects, will be comprised of a maze-like series of interconnected spaces that overlap and intertwine, and will encourage visitors to re-think the way we design and build our homes and cities. The three-dimensional structure will be built out of a flexible system, made of 17 modules of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) with digitally fabricated joints. Like a piece of flat-packed furniture,…

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Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden

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Borde Hill is celebrating its 125th year since Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke purchased the estate and created the Garden. This summer will feature an event programme offering a feast for the senses, celebrating art, creativity and imagination throughout July, August and September. Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, owner and managing director said: “To celebrate our special anniversary and the beauty of our Garden, which has been carefully planted and tended for 125 years, we want visitors to experience something extra special this year and are offering a wide variety of arts and music events, both free and ticketed, to make it a…

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Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

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The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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Success for Green-tech’s apprentices

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Green-tech’s first apprentices have passed their course with flying colours and have been offered contracts within the business. Green-tech’s first two apprentices, Kate Farrer who joined the marketing department and Sam Styan who joined the sales department in 2017 both undertook a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. Managing director Rachel Kay said: “Both Kate and Sam have integrated incredibly well into Green-tech and have worked hard to finish their coursework and be officially signed off in one year.  I am delighted to say that we have offered both apprentices a full-time contract with Green-tech. The apprenticeship scheme has worked really…

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