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January 18, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial

HortAid

The Party for Perennial, taking place tonight in London, kicks off Perennial’s annual fundraising campaign known as HortAid. With some exciting challenge events lined up for 2018, Perennial is encouraging the horticulture industry to get behind their trade charity and do something this year to raise money for the only charity that supports everyone in the industry when they are facing crisis. All funds raised make a real difference to the lives of the people that Perennial supports and last year’s HortAid campaign raised over £92,000 in voluntary donations. Anita Bates, Ddrector of marketing and fundraising at Perennial comments: “At the beginning of a New Year it is the perfect…

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Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

landscaper

The shortlists have been announced for the highly anticipated Pro Landscaper Business Awards, celebrating the great accomplishments of businesses in the landscaping industry. The ceremony will take place on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. The Pro Landscaper Team would like to thank all of the entrants and congratulate all of the shortlisted companies on their accomplishments. We look forward to seeing all of the shortlisted companies there and bringing the industry together for the ceremony. The short listed companies are as follows:   Landscape Company – Less £1m Turnover: Acre Landscapes Burnham Landscaping The…

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Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018

Hillier

Hillier, the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has announced details of its 2018 garden. “STIHL Inspiration” by Hillier will take on a more rustic theme than previously featured in Hillier’s exhibits with corten steel throughout, and orange and blue flowering plants will add warmth alongside the traditional feature of Hillier’s mature trees. Hillier holds the record for the most consecutive Chelsea gold medals and hopes the 2018 show will see it receiving its 73rd. Keen to boost interaction with the exhibit, Sarah Eberle, who is the lead designer for Hillier for the third…

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APL announces spring seminar Faking It

Following on from the success of the seminars in 2017, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are continuing their specialist one-day seminars held at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire. Taking place on 20 February, this ‘Faking It’ seminar will focus on all aspects of artificial landscaping including artificial grass, composite decking, porcelain and the great artificial plant debate. Mark Gregory, twenty-time Gold medal winner at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and previous Chairman of the APL, will be hosting a range of presentations, panels and Q&A sessions throughout the day, making the seminar more engaging and interactive. The seminar will look at…

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2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants

RHS

The importance of gardening and growing plants to help tackle some of the biggest issues facing us today will be showcased at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. Garden designs at the worlds most famous flower show demonstrate how plants and green spaces can improve lives and help mitigate against major environmental challenges as well as reminding us of the simple beauty of gardens and the positive effects gardening and green spaces have on our health and wellbeing. The power of plants to improve people’s lives is embodied in ‘The Lemon Tree Trust Garden’…

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Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches

Ascot Spring Show

The 2018 ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition was launched yesterday at Ascot Racecourse, ahead of the build of the gardens at the brand-new Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. The annual competition, now in its eighth year, is organised by TV gardener David Domoney in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. It celebrates young British ‘green’ talent and sees six of the UK’s leading horticultural colleges go head-to-head to create show-stopping, sustainable gardens that will be seen by thousands of visitors at the show. The launch kicked off with an introduction by TV gardener and event organiser,…

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Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks

Stoke Park

People in Bristol have two more weeks to have their say on new plans for the city’s parks and green spaces. So far 1,266 citizens have shared their views on the proposals via Bristol City Council’s Consultation Hub. The Council needs to reduce spending on parks by at least £2.868m a year by April 2019. This means services will need to be run in a very different way, working more closely with communities and seeking opportunities to generate income, as well as making services as efficient as possible. The current consultation, which is open until 29 January, outlines a number…

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Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry

carillion

Pro Landscaper investigates the construction company Carillion’s demise, the detrimental effect this is set to have on public and private sector projects and how this effects the landscaping community. Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company has declared itself insolvent as of Monday 15 January when the company ran out of funds to pay off the £1.6bn debt it owed banks. The backlash of this is having a knock-on effect that is being felt across many UK industries due to the company being involved in many private and public-sector projects. The construction giant was heavily involved with development projects including…

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Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse

Perennial

The collapse of construction firm Carillion poses a threat to horticulture businesses that had contracts with the company. Many of the large construction projects Carillion was delivering have significant landscaping and nursery supply elements, leaving companies unsure whether they will get paid and jobs at risk. For individuals who find themselves facing redundancy and/or financial hardship as one of the knock on effects of this action, Perennial is here to help. The UK-wide charity is dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are in difficulty. Britain’s second largest construction firm, which employs 20,000 people in the UK,…

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Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods

Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has produced a plan to protect the woodland at Stanmer Park for the long term benefit of the city, and it is inviting the public to comment. Public information sessions will be held on Thursday 1 February and Saturday 3 February 2018 at Stanmer Tea Rooms from 9am to midday. The draft Woodland Management Plan has been produced by an independent forestry consultant on behalf of the council’s parks projects team. Before submitting plans to the Forestry Commission, the council is seeking the views of interested parties, including park users and residents. It is hoping to submit the plan for…

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