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February 19, 2018

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Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildflowers embraced by the University of York -

Monday, February 12, 2018

UK not-for-profit spearheads movement to green refugee camps in Northern Iraq

Lemon Tree Trust Garden

In the midst of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria, which has forced millions of people to flee their homes and for some to seek refuge in neighbouring Northern Iraq, a small UK-based not-for-profit organisation is using urban agriculture and horticulture to bring together communities and restore dignity to broken lives. The Lemon Tree Trust is led in the UK by Dr. Mikey Tomkins, an urban agriculture expert who has been using gardening and gardening competitions within the camps to inspire refugees to ‘grow home,’ and to highlight the potential for primary food production and large scale agriculture. Dr. Tomkins…

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Double A confirmed as new Pellenc Dealer

Pellenc

Double A has recently been appointed as the authorised dealer for the full range of professional battery powered tools by Pellenc, in the North East of Scotland. Double A is a family run business owned by Sandy Armit and his wife Aileen. They started the business working from home in 1996 and have since seen it grow into one of the largest turf dealerships in the UK. The company now operates from two depots, situated in Cupar and Aberdeen, and has built up a complete portfolio of products and services for customers covering all aspects of the business, including service…

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New body launched to support Business Improvement Districts

Liverpool

The BID Foundation has launched this week to meet challenges facing high streets and commercial districts up and down the country. Against a backdrop of ever more difficult trading conditions and local government cuts, the new industry-led body will help Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) manage town and city centre retail, leisure, and other commercial areas more effectively. The BID Foundation is an alliance of leading BIDs and the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, which has been appointed as its independent operator. The BID Foundation was set up in response to wide-scale consultation and is led by an elected council of…

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Cardiff announces plans for £180m investment project

Cardiff

Cardiff Council has secured support from its City Deal partners to help deliver a £180m investment project which could create more than 30,000 jobs in the city centre over the next 10 to 15 years. The Cardiff Capital Region has agreed in principle to give £40m towards securing match funding which will be used to deliver a new Central Transport Interchange at the heart of Cardiff’s city centre Core Employment Zone. The new interchange will ensure residents from across the Cardiff Capital Region have fit-for-purpose, public transport access to the new jobs which will be created in the city. Cardiff…

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Banks swoop in to aid workers after Carillion shutdown

banks

With construction juggernaut Carillion closing its doors, 30,000 subcontractors have been left stranded with outstanding debts being left unpaid, forcing some companies to scale back and make extensive redundancies. Lloyds Banking Group has released a statement, pledging £50m to aid firms connected with Carillion prior to its demise. This isn’t a hand out however, as the fund comprises of loan capital set aside that allows companies to borrow without and arrangement fees or repayments for six months. This will likely sustain companies, preventing them from descaling until the government or another construction giant such as Balfour Beatty step in to…

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Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces

London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has awarded £1.1m to community projects across the capital to help them improve and create new local green spaces, including a community garden next to a school relocated following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and an area to test new garden designs improving air quality near his next Low Emission Bus Zone. After unprecedented demand from local groups, Sadiq has provided almost three times his original budget for this first year of the Community Green Space Grants, with 55 projects across 23 boroughs receiving between £5,000 and £50,000 through his Greener City Fund. The…

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Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’

Johnsons of Whixley

A leading horticultural nursery has supplied plants to a holiday resort which has been awarded as the ‘Best Large Park in Britain 2017’. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run plant nursery based in North Yorkshire, supplied 346 trees and 15,000 hedge, shrub and herbaceous plants to Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in the Lake District, which has been named as the Best Large Park in Britain 2017 at the Hoseasons Best in Britain awards. The prestigious awards recognise holiday parks and resorts from across the UK for their dedication to tourism and providing exceptional experiences. Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, which opened in…

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idverde adopts chemical-free weed control solution

idverde

idverde has been providing grounds maintenance services to Hammersmith & Fulham Council since 2008, at sites including parks, sports pitches, and over 190 housing sites. In light of the uncertainty surrounding the chemical weed killer, glyphosate, and linked with its goal of being the greenest borough in the country, in June 2016 Hammersmith & Fulham Council banned the use of products containing glyphosate in grounds maintenance operations in the borough (with the exception of the treatment of non-native invasive species, such as Japanese Knotweed). As glyphosate is found in almost all chemical-based weed treatments, finding an effective alternative weed control…

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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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