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December 13, 2017

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Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Adam McGarry wins the Gold at the APL WorldSkills UK Final

Adam McGarry of Wiltshire College has been announced as ‘UK Champion’ in this year’s landscaping competition after winning gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills UK final. Daniel McGeoghegan took silver and Sam Taylor took bronze. Both Daniel and Sam are currently enrolled at Myerscough College, completing the acclaimed Industry led APL Apprentice Scheme. The competitors were also competing for a place in Squad UK where they have a chance to represent the UK at international level. Last year’s finalist, Shea Mcferran from CAFRE returned this year to complete for his place and secured his space on the…

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Green-tech launches seasonal Tree Planting Packages

Green-tech, the UKs largest stockist and distributor of tree planting products has launched its Winter Tree Planting Packages. The brochure is packed with everything needed for tree planting; from tree shelters and spirals to planting accessories and essential soil conditioners; all keenly priced to meet customer demand. Green-tech has announced that the tree planting season has kicked off slightly earlier than normal with an unprecedented 1 million spirals going out in just one day. October closed for Green-tech with a record £1million of sales completed, another record for the company. The company has substantial stock holding facilities and currently has…

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Residents celebrate community-funded public play space

On Sunday 17 September, after a year of fundraising, public meetings and input from landscape practice Land Use Consultants (LUC), Calverley Adventure Grounds in Kent opened to the public. In 2015, inspired by local desire for a children’s play area within Calverley Grounds – the central park in Tunbridge Wells – a small group of residents formed a sub group of The Friends of Calverley Grounds, setting themselves a 12-month target to raise £225,000 to build a unique play space for the town. Local resident and landscape professional Jennette Emery-Wallis, Director of LUC, designed the sketch scheme pro bono, while…

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Opening of hospital garden for people with dementia

A hospital garden for people with dementia – which was designed by a Writtle University College alumna – was unveiled over the weekend. Tamae Isomura, who graduated with a Masters in Garden Design from Writtle in 2012, designed the garden at Broomfield Hospital, near Chelmsford, to evoke comforting childhood memories of woodland. After a major fundraising drive by the hospital’s charity, the ‘Live-Well Garden’ has been built in a courtyard, and was officially opened at a ceremony. NHS England has highlighted the project as best practice of dementia care as it provides people with a therapeutic environment. Tamae, who came…

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Construction company backs woodland restoration

Construction firm Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K) is investing in woodland restoration around the Yorkshire Dales thanks to a new partnership with local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT). Young native trees will be planted across the region, helping to create new broadleaf woodlands that will grow to provide important wildlife habitats and places for people to enjoy, as well as helping to absorb carbon dioxide, mitigate flooding and bring a range of other benefits. As a Considerate Constructors Scheme Partner, B&K continually strives for the highest standards in health and safety, as well as seeking to protect the environment and…

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Enjoy 12 giveaways of Christmas with Hillier

From 1 to 12 December Hillier will be giving away a vast array of fantastic prizes during its ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’. The competition will be available on the Hillier Garden Centres Facebook page with a daily prize giveaway taking place. Prizes include £500 worth of Woodlodge pots vouchers, £300 worth of Gisela Graham vouchers to spend on exquisite Christmas decorations, joint memberships for Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, hampers, a case of Laithwaite’s wine and a whole host of gardening goodies from bird baths to secateurs, kneelers and gloves. The ’12 Giveaways of Christmas’ is part of the Hillier Christmas…

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A lost legacy: Manchester’s Royal Botanical Garden

By Trianna Angele, City of Trees This National Tree Week (25th November – 3rd December) leading environmental charity City of Trees will uncover Manchester’s hidden heritage – exploring the treasures of the city’s botanical past. If you have ever taken a trip past Manchester United’s football ground or driven between Salford and Old Trafford along Chester Road you may well have seen a striking white archway – seemingly a gateway to nowhere. This puzzling grade II listed gateway currently sits quietly alongside a busy multi-lane roundabout known as White City Circle and non-descript shopping complex; White City Retail Park. The…

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Landscape Partnership seeks consultant to collate historic evidence

The Cranborne Chase and Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership (LP), a five-year Heritage Lottery funded scheme aimed at engaging people with the historic, natural and cultural landscapes of the area, is seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake an archaeological and historic landscape survey for Win Green Hill, Fontmell and Melbury Downs. The aim of the research is to examine the available documentary (and fieldwork) evidence to create a detailed chronological report of the development of the landscape and, based on this, to make recommendations to enhance conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The research must try to determine the…

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8,000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

The first trees have been planted to mark the start of the city’s tree planting season. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave. Over 8,000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018. Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large tree, known as a heavy standard, in a small grassed area opposite St Peter’s Church. Smaller trees were planted near to the scout headquarters on Grimesthorpe Road. The bigger trees will be planted following requests from the public and to replace those removed from…

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Stewart Milne Homes appoints new construction director to drive growth in Central Scotland

Stewart Milne Homes has appointed a new construction director for Central Scotland as part of its drive to deliver over 500 new homes in this region year on year. Bryan Galloway will be responsible for increasing the number of homes being built by the five-star house builder, which currently has over a dozen active outlets and is investing in land for new site in the Central Belt. Over the past 12 months, land with a sales value in excess of £100million, has been acquired in central Scotland. With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Mr Galloway, will head…

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