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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Man arrested after Bentley kills council gardener in Notting Hill hit-and-run

  A man has been arrested after a Bentley car hit and killed a council contract gardener directing traffic around his van in Notting Hill, west London. The silver Bentley Continental was abandoned in the street after the crash with its engine running, lights on and music blaring from its speakers, according to reports. Scotland Yard said the victim was 23. His next of kin have been informed, but he is yet to be formally identified. Kensington and Chelsea council’s grounds maintenance contractor, Quadron, confirmed that the dead man worked for them. Police said the vehicles involved had been seized…

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Quadron extend partnership with Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  Quadron Services has been awarded a five-year extension to its grounds maintenance contract with The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Quadron has provided services to the Council since 2006 when the company was awarded the 10-year partnership contract for maintenance of the Royal Boroughs parks and green spaces. The extension will see the relationship continue until January 2021, during which time Quadron will deliver savings of at least 160,000 GBP per year.  This is in addition to the 29% savings in real terms that Quadron has already offered the Council through efficiency savings over the life of the…

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New public realm for Littlehampton’s flood risk management scheme

Works to enhance the public realm along the new Arun East Bank flood defence scheme in Littlehampton, West Sussex, are now complete and open to the public. Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design, was appointed as landscape architect to transform 2.5km of waterfront alongside the River Arun as part of a joint project with the Environment Agency (EA) and Arun District Council. The works, which form part of the EA’s £22 million scheme of flood defence works to the East Bank of the River Arun, comprise of urban waterfront public realm as well as suburban and rural landscapes….

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The Landscape Group wins grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute

  The Landscape Group (TLG) has been awarded a new three year grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute, which is currently under construction in London (next to St. Pancras Station). The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) will be an inter-disciplinary medical research institute created by a consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations – the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. The combination of specialist knowledge, expertise and resources from each of these organisations will enable the Francis Crick…

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Green Flag award for Wisbech

Wisbech is celebrating after receiving a prestigious green flag award for the eighth year running. St Peter’s Church Gardens and Wisbech Park have been judged to be two of the UK’s best open spaces. They will again be entitled to fly the Green Flag, awarded by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government. Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council’s cabinet member the environment, said: “We’re obviously delighted to get these awards yet again.  “It’s thanks to the great efforts by our own staff, our grounds maintenance contractors The Landscape Group, and all…

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Glendale reveal new health and safety director

  Green services company Glendale has appointed Keith Hepplewhite as director of health and safety and compliance. In a new role for the national provider, Keith will ensure the company meets legislative requirements, while overseeing the welfare of employees at Glendale’s bases across the UK. He joined the company in 2009 as head of business development, before becoming regional director for the midlands and the north, with responsibility for regional operational and financial performance. Andy Corcoran, Glendale’s managing director, said: “Glendale is committed to achieving the highest standards in health and safety and compliance, and we have comprehensive systems in…

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Sixty-nine Quadron-maintained sites fly the Green Flag

  Quadron Services is now responsible for maintaining 69 Green Flag sites across its client portfolio, including five new wins for 2015. The Green Flag Awards are presented annually to parks, cemeteries, shopping centres and community gardens across the UK which have been judged against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. In total, 1,582 UK sites have met the high standard needed to achieve the Green Flag Award or the Green Flag Community Award, in what has been another record-breaking year for the Award scheme. Quadron was particularly pleased to learn that long-standing client, the…

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Glendale helps reinstate Torquay seafront

  Green space management company, Glendale, has completed a landscape reinstatement project on the iconic Torquay seafront. The work was undertaken on behalf of South West Water’s Delivery Alliance H50 who recently completed a flood alleviation project in Abbey Park, Torquay. A team of two from Glendale, Ben Farlam and TomasGergal, laid 4,000m2 of turf returning the park to its usual high standard. A mile further up the road four staff undertook further reinstatement works in a private garden. Seven 12m high semi-mature Poplars were planted to act as a screen. The Poplars had to be craned into position due…

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John O’Conner invited to Hertfordshire Skills Celebration

  More than 100 employers, training providers and representatives from the University of Hertfordshire and business support services came together at the Hertfordshire Skills Celebration at Elstree Studios on 14th July 2015. John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd’s Managing Director, Matt O’Conner and Apprentice, Lewis Ainge, were proud to be honoured at the event and participate in a showcase video promoting Apprenticeships, sharing their achievements in growing the skills base of the workforce. Established since 1969, John O’Conner is a highly reputable grounds maintenance company based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, providing a variety of specialist services for Local Authority, Housing Associations, Commercial…

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Ground Control chosen as commercial service awards finalists

Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external service provider, has been selected as a Finalist in the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015. Created to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in customer experience across a variety of industries and disciplines, the Awards showcase the organisations and the talented teams and individuals within them, who are leading the way when it comes to delivering outstanding customer experience. Ground Control is a finalist in the ‘Automotive, Travel and Commercial Service Providers’ category of these national Awards. Dr Marcus Watson, Ground Control’s Managing Director, is delighted with the news: “At Ground Control, we pride…

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