June 25, 2017

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New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

National Parks Manifesto

National Parks are the “Jewels in the Crown” of our landscapes and need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources, according to a manifesto launched today (2 September) by the Campaign for National Parks (CNP). “National Parks in the 21st Century: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Dartmoor must be protected for all, not…

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Horticultural Scholarship Season Opens

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season is now open with several scholarships up for grabs. Young horticulturists have two months to apply for one of five Student Scholarships and five months to apply for a Sponsored Scholarship. This year sees a new scholarship opportunity from the South West Growers Show offering £1,500 financial support to a student, as well as the relaunch of the Wyevale Garden Centres Scholarship, formally the Garden Centre Group Scholarship. Wyevale Garden Centres is offering two students a £1,500 study support payment each and the opportunity to organise paid weekend and/or holiday work at a…

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SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

September 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine This September issue is an 108 page edition with so much to look out for! Make sure you take a look at what you can expect from the two not-to-be-missed events coming up in autumn – Landscape Live (p30-31), and FutureScape (p62-63) ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry ■News Extra: Apprentices advice from four giants of the industry, and they each pick an apprentice in their ranks to look out for in the future ■News Extra: Social media, yes or no? The results of our survey are in ■News Extra: WorldSkillsUK competition,…

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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public. There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on 31 August and places are selling fast. Book online today for the HTA Garden Futures…

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Gold Standards For MCR Urban Gardening

Winners of the First Ever “Dig the City” Gardening Medals Announced  Medals were awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester’s Dig the City, sponsored by NCP, from 2-10 of August. “Urban gardens present unique challenges to gardeners and it’s very exciting to see these garden designs brought to life.” Judged by famed gardener Rachel de Thame and the National Trust’s city gardener, Sean Harkin, 18 show gardens have been challenged to create gardens for a small urban space. Successful entries have come from professional and amateur gardeners, community gardening groups and businesses. Judge Rachel de Thame said, “We’ve…

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AUGUST 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

August 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry, including the final Diary of a Show Manager, and Eljays44’s pop-up office to coincide with National Plants at Work Week ■News Extra: The Ethical Trading Initiative give readers an update, informing them of current work in the landscaping sector ■Out & About: We visited the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and bring you a selection of pictures from this year’s show ■Association News: The SGD announce the 10 products that have reached the shortlist for Product of the Year; efig announce the Office Plant of…

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WorldSkills UK: APL WorldSkills UK finalists revealed

The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening finalists have been revealed at RHS Flower Show Tatton. Following a 22 hour build in sweltering temperatures at the show, Robert Wylie of CAFRE was declared the top scorer of the Landscape Gardening Competition, organised by the APL. However, due to the high standard of work and all six students reaching the qualifying benchmark for the finals, Richard Carden from Reaseheath College, Sam Burks from Bishop Burton College, Dean Thomson, Jonathan Buchanan and Ronan McLarnon from CAFRE will now progess and compete again at the final at The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC,…

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2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards announced

The 2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park Awards have been announced! Read on for the full list of winners. Congratulations to Maggie’s Forest Garden, which won Best Show Garden, and all the other award winners: Best Show Garden Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by Amanda Waring & Laura Arison For Maggie’s Centres   Best Elements Garden See the Wind Designed by Joan Mulvenna & Andrew Lee   Best Summer Garden Industrial Transitions Designed by Caroline Lord   Gold medallists Show Gardens Maggie’s Forest Garden Designed by: Amanda Waring & Laura Arison Built by: Peter Gregory Landscapes Sponsored by: Stonemarket, North Midland…

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show awards

Essence of Australia has been awarded Best Show Garden at the 2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Essence of Australia (left) designed by Jim Fogarty for the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne evokes the relaxed feeling of Australia and celebrates the beauty of the landscapes of Victoria and the Northern Territory. The garden also wins Gold. Best Summer Garden and Gold went to a Space to Connect and Grow, a creative outdoor space built with recycled materials. The Conceptual Gardens this year each represented one of the seven deadly sins. Quarry of Silences (right), representing ‘sloth’ took the Best Conceptual Garden…

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£34.5m Lottery investment in UK’s public parks

Vital Lottery cash boost to fund new revenue generating social enterprises, skills training for volunteers and major restoration works Today the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund announced £34.5million of investment in 13 parks across the UK.  This new funding follows the publication of the HLF’s recent report (26th June) which revealed the UK’s public parks are at serious risk of decline unless innovative new ways of funding and maintaining them are found. Alongside restoration of important historic features including bandstands and gatehouses, and the installation of new community facilities including a skateboard park and children’s play areas,…

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