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January 18, 2018

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Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

BASIS launches new Lawn Assured Standard -

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Funding agreed for Marwood Community Hall project -

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tender Opportunity – Grounds Maintenance – Barnsley

Tender Opportunity – Grounds Maintenance – Barnsley Main Contract Detail Buyer: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Title: Dearne Area Clean and Tidy Service Specification Category/Categories: 45112700 – Landscaping work 45112710 – Landscaping work for green areas 45112712 – Landscaping work for gardens 50000000 – Repair and maintenance services 71421000 – Landscape gardening services 77000000 – Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services 77310000 – Planting and maintenance services of green areas 77312000 – Weed-clearance services 90000000 – Sewage, refuse, cleaning and environmental services 90510000 – Refuse disposal and treatment 90511300 – Litter collection services 90610000 – Street-cleaning and sweeping services 90611000…

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Helensburgh Town Centre – public realm and outdoor museum officially opened

Helensburgh’s principal town square, seaside esplanade and main streets within the town’s famous grid layout have undergone a major public realm and traffic management enhancement. Helensburgh’s new town centre public realm, designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, was officially opened on Saturday 20th June in Colquhoun Square. The ambitious £7m public realm project is part of Argyll & Bute Council’s CHORD initiative seeking to deliver wider economic regeneration benefits. Colquhoun Square, adjacent streets and the esplanade have been sensitively transformed, offering a whole new experience for both residents and visitors. Colquhoun Square has been re-imagined as the  “civic heart” of the town which…

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Folkestone garden designer wins gold medal at first national show

Novice garden designer Bridget Robinson from Folkestone in Kent was awarded a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Gold Medal for her first-ever show garden at the BBC Gardener’s World Live Exhibition in Birmingham this week. The collaborative design, with fellow fledgling garden designer, Sid Stratton from Kenley in Surrey was described by the RHS judges as “confident”, “masterful” and “restrained”. Bridget said: “We were so overwhelmed with winning Gold for our first ever show garden we can’t remember exactly what the judges said! I remember they were impressed with the delicacy and transparency of the planting and also loved the way…

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Parliamentary reception highlights crucial link between gardening and well-being

HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) was delighted to host a parliamentary reception in Holyrood in May 2015, marking the first time the Scottish Parliamentary Garden was opened for general public access. Attendees included HTA member garden centres, landscapers, landscape designers nurseries and manufacturers with strong representation from horticulture charities, schools, colleges, community gardening initiatives, therapeutic gardening groups, garden media including the team from the Beechgrove Garden and many others. The HTA intends to set up a Roundtable in order to look at the challenges the industry faces and, with government support, aims to make sure that Horticulture in Scotland plays…

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Tender Opportunity – Design Services – Gladstone

Title:  Architect-led Design Team Services for the Gladstone’s Living Heritage Project Published by:  Gladstone’s Library Publication Date:  01/06/2015 Application Deadline: Deadline Date:  13/07/2015 Deadline Time:  17:00 Notice Type:  Contract Notice Has Documents:  No Abstract:  Gladstone’s Library wishes to appoint a suitably experienced architect–led multi-disciplinary design team with exceptional vision to provide design services for a prestigious new building and also re-develop the existing Grade I listed Victorian building and its landscape. This commission covers work for RIBA Stages 1 – 7, subject to external funding and planning permissions being acquired. It is important to note that at this point in…

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LDA Design appointed to develop public realm vision for Holborn

Independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, LDA Design has been appointed by the London Borough of Camden to develop a bold vision to transform the streets and spaces around Holborn. In an area of dramatic contrasts and rich history, the 38Ha plan will encompass High Holborn, Kingsway, New Oxford Street and Theobald’s Road, as well as Bloomsbury Square, Red Lion Square and the Great Ormond Street area. Sophie Thompson, Director at LDA Design said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to review the existing gyratory and completely remodel the streets as places for socialising as well as movement….

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Prehistoric plants represent resilience and survival at World’s Largest Flower Show

Plants that were the diet of reptilian giants roaming the earth more than 200 million years ago will make up the planting scheme of ‘The SMART Vision Garden’ at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2015 (30 June – 5 July). With the new film Jurassic World released in cinemas this week, ‘The SMART Vision Garden’ has been a solid talking point in the build-up to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Plants from both the Jurassic and Triassic periods, having survived mass extinction and vast climatic variations, will be on display throughout the garden. The designer, Steve…

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Ground maintenance firm at Downham Market celebrates its 30th anniversary

What started off as a one-man contract to tend a churchyard 30 years ago has turned into a leading grounds maintenance company employing more than 180. Country Grounds Maintenance Ltd has offices and customers throughout East Anglia with its head office at Bexwell Business Park, near Downham. As well as its 30th anniversary, it is also celebrating recently gaining a top safety accreditation for occupational health and safety management. The safety accreditation recognises that CGM has in place policies and procedures needed for the business to achieve the best possible working conditions. CGM Ltd founder Tim Glover said “This is…

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RHS Silver Medal for Touch Landscapes at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Designed by Georgina Chahed of Touch Landscapes, The Teacup Garden has been awarded a silver medal at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Inspired by the theme the ‘Industrial Heritage of the West Midlands’, in her first Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) display Georgina has delivered a breath-taking subtropical border. The Teacup Garden contains a sleek contemporary water feature set on sandstone, enveloped by bold architectural foliage and vibrant blooms. On receiving her prestigious RHS medal, Georgina enthused: “All the advance planning and minute attention to detail has really paid off; the garden looks beautiful and the award is the icing on the…

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BBC Gardener’s World Live: Market Harborough newcomer scoops gold

A gardening newcomer has won a top award at a show screened on national television with her very first garden design. Kareena Gardiner’s name has a fitting ring to it after winning a Best in Category Award at the BBC Gardener’s World Live event, held at Birmingham NEC, on Friday. Kareena, from Market Harborough, also walked away from the show with a gold medal, despite only taking up the hobby a few years ago. Entitled Steel, Kareena’s design – her first entry in any competition – wowed a judging panel selected from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). A spokesman for…

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