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April 20, 2018

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Horticultural Action Plan launched in Scotland

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A Scottish Horticultural Action Plan, highlighting the contribution of parks and gardens to the wider Scottish economy, has been launched. The Plan, which sets out 10 asks of Scottish Government and pledges to support them in achieving these asks. The Plan focuses on five key areas where horticulture has a significant role to play. These are Education, Health & Well-Being, Environment, Economy and Tourism. ‘‘It has been such a long journey but finally today after years of discussions, debates and changes the Scottish Horticulture Action Plan has now been launched,” said Neil Cummings, business manager for the HTA and chairman…

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Check trees for storm damage, says expert

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A national green service provider is reminding landowners of the need to check trees after a storm, following the treacherous weather conditions that have been sweeping the UK. Arborists from Glendale have been called out to more than 200 tree-related emergencies and moved over 300 tonnes of timber since Christmas and New Year due to weather-related incidents. Storm Eleanor hit parts of the UK in January, while Storm Emma and ‘The Beast from the East’ have also blighted the country, coinciding with the coldest winter since 1991 as blizzards, high winds and drifting snow caused collisions, gridlock and school closures….

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Jacksons Fencing introduces its nationwide Approved Installer programme

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Jacksons Fencing, fencing, gates and garden structure specialists, announce the launch of its new nationwide network of Jacksons Approved Installers. Through its network, Jacksons Fencing, in partnership with its Approved Installers, will now provide a complete service to consumers, from selection through to delivery and installation. To be a part of the network, installers must undergo a meticulous approval process and are assessed for their quality of work and customer service expertise. Beyond this, Jacksons Fencing inspects at least three recent fencing or gate installations to ensure that all Approved Installers are meeting the highest of standards. All Jacksons Approved…

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The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE

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‘I strive to create proportions that are correct in the design to realise a comfortable space for whoever the user, and to ensure that the house which the design surrounds sits comfortably within its embrace.’  John Brookes FSGD MBE. An icon of garden design, it is not an exaggeration to say that John Brookes FSGD MBE has influenced us all as designers. Brookes enjoyed a breathtakingly diverse and broad career from the late 1950’s working until his death last week leading the way forward from traditional to modern garden design. His association with gardens started with his parents, growing vegetables…

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Finalists for 10th annual RHS Young Designer Competition announced

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Held at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (18 – 22 July), supported by Bruntwood, the popular RHS Young Designer Competition will provide more opportunity for budding young talent than ever before by extending its shortlist of finalists from three to five in celebration of its 10 year anniversary. The competition gives new and experienced designers aged 28 and under the unique opportunity to launch their careers and gain exposure at a prestigious RHS Flower Show, while competing for the coveted title. Over the past decade it has been instrumental in kick-starting the careers of many successful…

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Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition

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The WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition, run by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is a great opportunity for trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas alongside planning and material management competing to be the best in the UK. The competitors who qualify in the competition can progress through to the National Final in November, held at The Skills Show in Birmingham. What is the competition about? This competition requires trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas, planning and material management. There will be regional heats (three hours duration),…

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Arid cities must rethink planning and design to remain viable

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Arup is calling on arid cities to move on from a 1950s paradigm of city planning and design, or face becoming increasingly less habitable as they become drier. The report urges cities to learn from innovative developments around the world, such as industrial-scale fog and dew harvesting and cooling pavements that can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 7 degrees. Almost a third of the world’s land surface is classified as ‘arid’ and this area is set to increase as climate change brings more frequent, extreme weather events, such as drought. The authors warn that technologies of the last century,…

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Remembering John Brookes

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John Brookes, FSGD and MBE has passed away at the age of 84. Renowned across the industry for nigh on creating the garden design profession, John began designing gardens back in the 1950s and completed projects all over the world. In tribute to his legacy, The Garden Museum has introduced an exhibition called: ‘John Brookes – The Man Who Made the Modern Garden’, which will be open until 25 March 2018. The exhibition displays works across his 55-year-long career, from early ‘grid’ designs to his more recent projects. Aiming to inspire the new wave of garden designers, John had published…

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Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons

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Kubota UK announces it has further strengthened its dealer network after joining forces with Staffordshire-based groundcare and arboriculture specialists Buxtons. The appointment of Buxtons is part of Kubota’s ongoing investment to ensure its market leading range of high performance groundcare machinery is supplied through an independent dealer network that is committed to a first class service offering. The new partnership means Buxtons will now supply Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative groundcare solutions, from walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, to Kubota’s industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles. This includes…

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The Gardens Trust launches national celebration of landscape gardener Humphry Repton

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24 March 2018 marks bicentenary since the death of Repton Overview This year, the Gardens Trust is leading a national celebration of the life, work and legacy of Humphry Repton, the last great landscape gardener of the eighteenth century, responsible for some 400 landscapes across Britain, including Longleat (Wiltshire), Woburn Abbey (Bedfordshire) and Russell Square (London). More than 200 sites and project stakeholders coordinated by the Gardens Trust, from English Heritage to local volunteer and friends’ groups, are coming together to run hundreds of Repton-inspired activities, ranging from conferences to special public garden openings. Inspired by their role as a…

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