October 23, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan has marked a historic year that saw a major transformation of its ownership structure by posting an increase in turnover and profits. The international practice saw turnover increase 9.8 per cent to £50.6m in the financial year to 30 April 2017 with an increase in gross profit to £17.1m and a significant increase in operating profits compared to the previous financial year. The results are the first since the practices’ ownership was transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust in November 2016 with the majority shareholding transferring from existing employee benefit trusts and directors to an ownership trust representing…

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Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK

Mulchrone Brothers Ltd is gaining significant traction in the West Ireland groundcare market following the recent extension of its partnership with industry-leading manufacturer, Kubota UK. Over the last 40 years, the family dealership has been an established name throughout the mid-western counties of Ireland, renowned for providing first-class machinery and aftersales support to both the domestic and professional markets. Having supplied Kubota’s agricultural solutions for 14 years, it was an obvious step for the dealership to start offering groundcare machinery following an increase in customer demand. Speaking of the partnership, Dominic Mulchrone, co-owner of Mulchrone Brothers Ltd, said: “Continuously adapting…

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The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail

The University of Manchester has launched a new interactive Tree Trail to encourage people to get outside and discover more about the trees around them. The University is encouraging staff, students and the local community to get out and enjoy the physical and mental health benefits associated with nature and the outdoors and learn something new about the trees they may see every day. The new Tree Trail is a project led by the Environmental Sustainability team which has worked closely with Urban Green and City of Trees to develop three distinct trails that highlight 50 of the 1,500 trees…

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

On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, the Woodland Trust will launch the Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Rooted in more than 60,000 ‘tree stories’ gathered from people of all backgrounds across the UK, and supported by more than 70 organisations across multiple sectors, the new Charter will recognise, celebrate and protect the right of the UK public to access trees and woods. The Woodland Trust is now looking for hundreds of ‘Charter champions’ to help spread the message. On 6 November, hundreds of people will participate in an automated, coordinated social…

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Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll

The site of Aberdeen’s former HMP Craiginches will soon feature a communal garden inspired by the historic prison’s past. Architecture student Lina Khairy’s ‘Break Free’ design topped a public poll of Torry residents, narrowly beating the creative efforts of two of her course mates. Lina’s design includes the face of the old prison clock and granite blocks from the perimeter wall. Housing provider Sanctuary is creating the garden as a community benefit of the 124 affordable homes it is building in partnership with the Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council. Lina, a second-year student at Robert Gordon University (RGU), said:…

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

Ambitious plans by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin have been unveiled, which aim to create a “majestic and unique” urban garden on the banks of the Tyne on Gateshead Quays. The Urban Garden, which could be the largest container garden in the world, is planned to open in June 2018. The plans for the Gateshead Quays Development aim to bring together cultural and social initiatives working alongside local businesses, creating a key visitor destination for the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North and the NewcastleGateshead World Transplant Games in 2019. Diarmuid Gavin’s ambitious designs…

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Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks

A record-breaking 73,349 votes decide the nation’s favourite parks and show how much people #LoveParks. And Green Flag Award are delighted to announce the People’s Choice 10 favourite UK parks. This year a record-breaking 1,799 Green Flag Awards were awarded to the best-managed parks and green spaces. To find the best of the best, the public were asked to vote for their favourite parks, which they did in record numbers. The 10 winners are spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including large and small sites, traditional parks to wild unusual spaces, run by councils, community groups and even a well-loved university…

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

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have revealed the four final design concepts for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition in an online gallery. Launched in June, the competition sought inspirational yet achievable visions for future development of this key economic area, covering Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. Finalists focused on integrating infrastructure and development to create sustainable and liveable places appropriate to the corridor. Finalists’ ideas for enhancing the corridor include a new National Park; an archipelago of linked, distinctive and compact places; a series of ecologically-rich urban campuses; and a reimagining of the 21st-century…

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Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service

Proposals to improve Cambridge City Council’s largest frontline service to enable it to provide a better experience for residents and visitors, to make the city’s streets and open spaces more environmentally friendly and deliver better value for money, have been discussed by councillors. In June, councillors approved a four year development strategy to guide changes to the Streets and Open Spaces service. This sought to help the service respond positively to the opportunities and challenges arising from Cambridge’s rapid growth; and to be able to continue to provide a high quality outdoor public realm environment, which befits this historic city’s…

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idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’

Green space management company idverde is pleased to be supporting Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet Town Council, and the Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society in preparations for the 2018 Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival by planting over 100,000 snowdrop bulbs at sites throughout the town. Shepton Mallet’s inaugural Snowdrop Festival was held in 2017 to celebrate the work of Victorian horticulturalist James Allen. Allen lived in the town, and was known as ‘The Snowdrop King’ due to having the largest collection of the plants in the country at the time. The Shepton Mallet Horticultural Society hopes the event will surpass last year’s,…

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