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April 23, 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

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary

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Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey at a press launch on 21 March 2018, which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford. Recognised as the first person to invent and use the title ‘landscape gardener’, Humphry Repton regarded himself as the rightful successor to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Repton produced over 400 designs and schemes for gardens great and small, but of these, he stated, “none were more fully realised than at Woburn Abbey”. He published his theories in two influential books, Observations on the…

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The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom

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With an ‘early burst of summer’ set to hit southern England this weekend with highs of up to 24c expected, a visit to the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show should be on every keen gardener’s agenda. The high-quality boutique event showcases 12 inspiring gardens, specialist nurseries with plants for sale, a range of quality exhibitors and free expert advice with the world-famous Ascot Racecourse providing an iconic backdrop. A key highlight of this brand-new show is the complimentary Talks Theatre which plays host to a line-up of horticultural professionals offering expert advice, gardening tips, a sprinkle of humour and a…

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RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that a design by Harris Bugg Studio has been chosen for a new Kitchen Garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater. Located within the historic Walled Garden, the Kitchen Garden is a key element of the masterplan for the fifth RHS Garden devised by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Submitted as part of a nationwide competition, the design by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg takes its cues from the rich heritage of the Worsley New Hall estate and its surroundings while looking to the future of fruit and vegetable…

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Planning approval for Bernard Works in Tottenham

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Duggan Morris Architects and MRG Studio have achieved planning consent for a new, mixed-use scheme in South Tottenham. The site forms part of Haringey Council’s Tottenham Area Action Plan, which seeks to identify potential areas for employment-led mixed-use redevelopment. Bernard Works, a joint venture between Creative Social Enterprise ‘The Mill Co. Project’ and GCAP, provides 28 Affordable Workspace Units with 12 Tethered Affordable Residential Units. The scheme is set around a working courtyard, with 87 residential units at upper level, creating a sense of community rooted in place and work. In addition, the scheme seeks to cultivate community engagement – a…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘Feel Good’ Garden gifted to NHS Mental Health Trust

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To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) will receive a garden from the world’s most famous flower show this summer for the benefit of patients and staff, thanks to a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition. The RHS Feel Good Garden, a key feature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22-26 May) designed by Matt Keightley, will be relocated to the Trust, which provides care and treatment to vulnerable adults in a built-up part of London where green space is limited. Some 39 NHS Mental Health Trusts entered the competition and the judging panel, which…

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Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

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Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to be able to anticipate changes in its markets has led to the registering of 1081 patents – winning numerous awards for the excellence of its products. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology, Pellenc has established itself in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market. The company has seen…

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Green spaces proven to aid mental health

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New about this study is everywhere at the moment – in the national newspapers and on social media and of course, in the medical journal, The Lancet. Not surprising really as mental health issues seem to cause more and more concern and according to this study, cost UK health services a huge €19·24 billion in 2010. The research carried out by the Universities of Oxford and Hong Kong used high-resolution photography to focus on urban areas of 10 cities across the UK. Background The background to the study is described as ‘Increased urbanisation and the associated reduced contact of individuals with natural environments have led…

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The 7 strangest plants in the world

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The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….

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The Eden Project hires a new robotic gardener

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Popular visitor destination, the Eden Project, has added a new member to its horticultural team this spring. Husqvarna Automower®, a robotic lawnmower which works unassisted throughout the day and night, has been installed at the Cornwall site to maintain the grounds surrounding the famous iconic bubble-like Biomes. Nestled in a huge crater the size of 30 football pitches, the Eden Project Horticultural team have a job on their hands keeping the lawns in immaculate condition all year round. To help save time, the team turned to Husqvarna for an eco-friendly solution. Kevin Ashmore, Husqvarna Professional UK Manager said: “With sustainability…

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Man walks length of the world with Hayter mower

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Nick Barban of Lawn & Border is a RHS-qualified landscaper, mostly dealing in commercial estates, and has been using Hayter products since his business began back in 2002. This May, Barban will reach a landmark milestone – mowing the circumference of the earth with his Hayter mower. Using a pedometer, he was able to calculate his average pace of 3mph and then work out the figures based on a five-day working week, throughout 10 months of mowing per year. By the end of this spring, Barban will have mowed a total of 24,900 miles, which is equivalent to the circumference…

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