October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

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

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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GreenBlue Urban launches the ArborSystem Configurator

GreenBlue Urban are delighted to announce the launch of their FREE online tool that enables users to design a tree pit to their exact requirements. It has been a long-term ambition of GreenBlue’s to make it easier for clients to specify products and design a tree pit with ease. The new tool hosts a wide selection of tree species to compliment designs with a range of infrastructure scenarios. Incorporating ArborFlow ensures SUDS tree pits are also an option for planners and designers. Full specifications and drawings are distributed for ease of quotation and project estimation. The main purpose of the…

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Nursery chairman honoured with prestigious nomination

John Richardson, the chairman of leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley, has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Richardson recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and his achievements in the industry spanning well over half a century and have been recognised by The Yorkshire Post, who have named him on the final shortlist in the Lifetime Achievement category at the upcoming Rural Awards. Starting with eight full-time staff in 1964, and an annual turnover of £33,500, Johnsons of Whixley now employs more than 100 members of full-time staff, rising to 150 seasonally, and during the last 12 months has delivered…

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Schools serve up to show off their gardening skills

More than 1,000 schools and youth groups across the UK will be taking their vegetable harvest from bed to bowl for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Big Soup Share, a week of events (2 to 8 October) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. The week will see over 75,000 green-fingered 3 to 18-year-olds harvesting their produce from the garden, devising delicious soup recipes and cooking up a feast to share with their classmates, friends, family and local community. Since its launch in 2007, the RHS Campaign for School Gardening has called for all children…

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New survey on street trees

Almost three-quarters of city people want access to greenspace or parkland within walking distance from their home, a new survey shows. Seventy-eight per cent believe that trees are essential for relaxing and making them feeling happier. A similar percentage cited their importance for health and removing air pollution. The survey was commissioned by the Woodland Trust and comes as it launches a nationwide ‘neighbourhood watch scheme’ for trees – to inspire city people to value and protect the natural wonders on their doorstep. People are urged to join forces with their neighbours and apply for one of 500 Street Trees Celebration…

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Supply to National Memorial Arboretum bears fruit for North Yorkshire nursery

Tens of thousands of plants supplied by Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire are now in full bloom. Johnsons of Whixley, based in North Yorkshire, is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector in the UK. A total of 38,000 plants, including a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous varieties, were supplied to the project as part of a contract grow in partnership with Grace Landscapes and landscape architect Andy Webster of Fira. Situated in Staffordshire, on the edge of the…

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World’s botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatened

The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is “no technical reason for plant species to become extinct”. The world’s botanic gardens contain at least 30% of all known plant species, including 41% of all those classed as ‘threatened’, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of diversity in ‘ex-situ’ collections: those plants conserved outside natural habitats. The…

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Perennial Anniversary Woodland Garden officially opened at Dunorlan Park

A native woodland of 175 trees, planted in Dunorlan Park in March 2014 by Sodexo Horticulture Services to mark Perennial’s 175th anniversary, was officially opened by Deputy Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr Len Horwood. The informal ceremony marked the unveiling of a new interpretation board for the woodland listing all those who have trees dedicated to them. Trees were purchased in memory of loved ones making this woodland a truly personal place for the people of Tunbridge Wells. Speaking at the event, Cllr Len Horwood said: “Having been involved in the redevelopment of this park for many years it is…

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Finalists of the Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest announced

Kaunas City Municipality and competition organisers Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the three finalists in the open anonymous design contest for the new circa €30m Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre. The finalists were: • UAB Paleko Archstudija and UAB Baltic Engineers (Lithuania) • Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (United Kingdom) • Adam Khan Architects (United Kingdom) The six practices given honourable mentions were: • Mark Foster Gage Architects (US) • Ja Architecture Studio (Canada) • William Olmsted Antozzi Office of Architecture, TARI Architects and Derek Pirozzi Design Workshop (US) • Ateliers O-S Architectes (France) • RARE architecture (United Kingdom) • Studija…

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The Duke of Cambridge visits Milton Keynes Rose at Campbell Park

The Parks Trust was proud to welcome The Duke of Cambridge to the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park, as part of a special visit to celebrate the city’s 50th birthday. Richard Forman, chairman, and Rob Riekie, landscape and operations director, of The Parks Trust showed His Royal Highness around part of Campbell park and explained how the Trust manages over 6,000 acres of parks and landscape as a self-financing charity. They walked out to the Belvedere and Light Pyramid sculpture to see the view over the eastern half of Milton Keynes, which shows just how green the city is….

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