October 16, 2017

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Makita adds to their 10.8V CXT range -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK -

Monday, October 16, 2017

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Diarmuid Gavin unveils plans for the largest container garden in the world -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks -

Friday, October 13, 2017

National infrastructure commsion reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service -

Friday, October 13, 2017

idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’ -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blowing petrol power out of the garden -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

API says we must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cameron Gardens is appointed by The Four Seasons Hampshire -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Adelaide contemporary international design competition coming soon

The Government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a world-class team to design the much-anticipated Adelaide Contemporary – a second site for the acclaimed Art Gallery of South Australia. Adelaide Contemporary will be a new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard adjacent to the historic Botanic Garden and close to the parent Gallery. A unique destination within Australia, Adelaide Contemporary will combine new public and cultural features, creating an accessible community meeting place; integrating art, education, nature and people. The initiative offers the opportunity to strengthen North Terrace’s identity as Adelaide’s creative precinct and expand…

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Ground Control scoops four BALI National Landscape Awards

Ground Control, the UK’s fastest growing external maintenance and commercial landscaping company, has this year been announced as winners across three different categories, taking running total to thirty. Ground Control’s 4 prestigious awards from the British Association of Landscape Industries represent great success across Grounds Maintenance for the National Maritime Museum, HM Tower of London and Lingley Mere Business Park; with Landscape Construction project Inverness Campus picking up the company’s first BALI Award for Scotland. Each year the British Association of Landscape Industries award members’ sites and projects which display exemplary levels of professionalism, workmanship and client satisfaction, bringing credit…

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Kubota UK gearing up for SALTEX with exciting new machines

Turf professionals looking for the most innovative and high quality groundcare equipment are being encouraged to go and see Kubota UK’s newest groundcare solutions at this year’s SALTEX. The market leading machinery manufacturer is launching a number of new products on Stand C070, as well as promoting its innovative Kubota Care warranty programme and its first class aftersales support including genuine parts offering. The new machines on the Kubota stand will include the company’s new line of B1 (12hp to 24hp standard spec) and B2 (20hp to 31hp premium spec) compact tractors. There will also be an improved BX231 on…

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Beaulieu proudly unveils new breathtaking piece of art

On Thursday 7 September, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Duncan Lumley officially unveiled the latest significant piece of public art at Beaulieu in Chelmsford, by Countryside Zest, a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q. The Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Lumley commented: “I believe this incredible new piece of public artwork will contribute towards forming a distinct sense of place, as well as paying tribute to the historic nature of the site. “I am delighted to see the progress that is being made at Beaulieu; not just in the construction of new homes, shops, schools and community buildings, but also in…

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New research demonstrates visiting a park once a week contributes to increased health and well being

New research from Fields in Trust demonstrates a direct and statistically significant link between publicly accessible parks and green spaces and health and well being. Based on new analysis of existing data from Defra and Natural England and a new primary data (sample size 4,033) Fields in Trust have established, for the first time at the national level, a link between an individual’s use of parks and greenspaces and an improvement in health and wellbeing (covering General Health and the four ONS wellbeing questions – life satisfaction, sense of worth, happiness and anxiety). On average, the more frequently park or…

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Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks

New Parks Action Group launched to help England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future. Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones today (19 September 2017) launched a new Parks Action Group to help England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future. The new Parks Action Group will include experts from the world of horticulture, leisure, heritage and tourism, and will be tasked with bringing forward proposals to address some of the issues faced by public parks and other green spaces across England. To support…

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Mobilane® Green Screens used in London primary school to combat air pollution

Mobilane were chosen by the London Borough of Lambeth to look at options to combat air pollution at a Lambeth school. With their Mobilane® Green Screen ready made option as the perfect solution, Paul Garlick, Mobilane UK National Business Manager put them in touch with one of their network of installers, The Plantman Limited, to talk them through their plans. Children and staff from the school celebrated the completion of the green screen in June 2017 as part of Lambeth’s Clean Air Week. Assessing the site, the school’s air quality aims and the best green solution for the client, the…

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New online decking visualiser tool from Dura Composites helps customers picture the possibilities

A new free online decking visualiser tool from Dura Composites is helping customers and landscapers bring their ideas to life for the first time. Using the visualiser, customers can choose between different decking board colours, surface finishes and widths so they can assess the likely impact for their own garden or landscaping projects. The tool allows users to select different Dura Deck colours and surfaces with one simple click of the mouse, helping them to experiment with different looks before they buy. Manufactured from a unique combination of wood and plastic, Dura Deck is a popular alternative to traditional timber…

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EGO Power+ goes Pro at SALTEX

After just three years, during which time it has helped pioneer the battery revolution in garden equipment, EGO Power+ is taking its industry leading 56volt cordless system, designed like no other, further in to the professional market with its new x-series range. EGO Power+, has securely established itself as the leader in battery technology and will unveil the new x-series at SALTEX 2017 which features a hedge trimmer, line trimmer and blower as well as a new high capacity backpack battery. The new products have been specifically designed to meet the robust and hard-wearing demands of the professional sector, and…

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Dealers meet success at Ariens

Ariens Company invited Countax, Westwood, Ariens and ECHO dealers to their ‘Growth in Partnership’ dealer meetings held in September. Following the successful format of previous years, the events took place in two locations, the Oxford Belfry and Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire on the 6 and 12 September respectively. Both days were led by John Horn, senior vice president for international sales and marketing. “This year’s dealer meetings have been a great success, with strong attendance on both days,” said John Horn. “Our dealer network is the cornerstone of our business, so it is imperative that we provide them with…

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