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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

A SureSet Resin Bound ‘round up’ for July…

  A July highlight for us was completing the Manchester City Football Club ‘City Circle’ installation on the Etihad Stadium side of the SuisseGas bridge. This iconic landmark has the words of Blue Moon, with letters containing fans tribute disks, framing a huge circle, at the centre of which is a magnificent SureSet MCFC Crest. We hope to be able to bring you images soon. Another memorable project was working with other BALI members on the Helen Elks-Smith Garden at RHS Tatton Park. The Garden won a gold medal and the People’s Choice award! Read the full story on our…

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Four RHS gardens honour Alice in Wonderland this August

  This summer the four RHS Gardens are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For the whole of August, the gardens will bring to life all that is most lovable about this classic children’s book, offering a weird and wonderful assortment of Mad Hatter’s Tea Parties, Alice in Wonderland sculptures, family activities and quirky themed garden displays, all sponsored by Witan Investment Trust. A highlight at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon will be an exhibition of illustrations by Eric Kincaid, one of the UK’s finest children’s book illustrators, who introduced a whole new generation to Wonderland…

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Smith’s Cotswold dry stone walling

Cotswold Stone is and has been, one of the most popular products for wall building across the ages. Its natural colour with its subtle traditional honey characteristics has a charm and beauty that other stones find hard to equal. Smiths’ Cotswold dry walling stone, quarried in the northwest corner of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, is the genuine article and has all the warmth and subtlety you would expect from the stone from this part of the country. Since Smiths started to quarry Cotswold stone its popularity has spread far and wide. Increasingly it is being used for a variety of modern…

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Green Flag Awards for two of Keighley district’s top public green spaces

A park and a rural estate in Keighley district are among six public green spaces owned by Bradford Council to receive prestigious Green Flag awards. Haworth Central Park and St Ives Estate in Harden have all won recognition for being among the best kept parks in the UK. The awards were announced last Thursday. The Green Flag scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy on behalf of the Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government. It is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. Gill Hill, chairman of the Friends of Haworth…

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A seminar with Duncan Slater and Andrew Hirons Barcham Trees

Delegates at the latest seminar to be held at Barcham Trees’ Cambridgeshire nursery were given plenty of food for thought from the entertaining Myerscough College lecturer-team of Duncan Slater and Andrew Hirons. Duncan is about to submit his PhD thesis on forks in trees to the University of Manchester, finally coming to the end of a six-year part-time study. After a morning’s presentation given in his highly individualistic style, there was no doubt about his ability as a superb communicator and, I suspect, very little about whether he is soon likely to be termed ‘Dr Slater’. He began by asking…

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Tender opportunity – Grounds maintenance – East Midlands

  The HCA is seeking to appoint a competent Supplier for the provision of landscape management and cleansing services at 12 Sites located within its Northampton portfolio. Typical planned works under this Contract comprise, but are not exclusively limited to the following; Site inspections, whereby the Contractor shall indicate; all matters relating to the maintenance specification, recommendations for necessary works, incidences of vandalism, flytipping, trespass and adjustments to the scheduled works; Grass cutting; Shrub maintenance; Weed Control and Cleansing. Industry Agriculture and Food Location of contract East Midlands Value of contract (£) £114,034 – £139,374 Published date 20 July 2015…

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JarmanMurphy win Gold and ‘best in category’ at RHS Tatton Park with ‘A Quiet Corner’ garden

Garden designers Sarah Jarman and Anna Murphy triumphed at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 22-26th July, 2015 winning a Gold medal and the best ‘Back to Back’ garden. Their debut garden ‘A Quiet Corner’ invited the visitor to escape the hustle and bustle of busy life and take time to pause and enjoy the surroundings. Gardening guru Monty Don described ‘A Quiet Corner’ as the ‘stand out’ garden of the show and praised the ‘subtle, sophisticated and delicate planting’. The garden was featured in the BBC2 coverage of the show, with presenters Joe Swift and Monty Don. Anna Murphy said,…

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The Landscape Group wins grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute

  The Landscape Group (TLG) has been awarded a new three year grounds maintenance contract with the Francis Crick Institute, which is currently under construction in London (next to St. Pancras Station). The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) will be an inter-disciplinary medical research institute created by a consortium of six of the UK’s most successful scientific and academic organisations – the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. The combination of specialist knowledge, expertise and resources from each of these organisations will enable the Francis Crick…

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Chorley blooming with colourful displays in first ever flower show

Chorley will be blooming with displays from the most talented exhibitors in the country as the borough launches its first ever flower show in the historic grounds of Astley Park. The town will become a riot of colour with dazzling dahlias and brilliant bonsais ready to wow thousands of people on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. A top line up of gardening and horticultural entertainment is planned for the show, which is being sponsored by Botany Bay, and will see the unveiling of Chorley’s award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit ‘The Evaders’ Garden’. Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of…

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Capel Manor to offer new Garden Design and Plantsmanship degree

  Capel Manor College are launching our first foundation degree in Garden Design and Plantsmanship this autumn in partnership with the Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Cirencester. The new foundation degree builds on Capel’s reputation for excellence and delivering the very best garden design qualifications for working professionals and those wishing to start a career as a garden designer. Malcolm Goodwin, Vice Principal of Capel, believes there has never been a better time to start a career in garden design and to study in higher education. “We are immensely excited to be launching our foundation degree and proud to be working…

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