October 24, 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

Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble

The company has delivered £400m of work in the sector recently and is adding to this by securing new contracts for Warwick University, Coventry University and University of Birmingham. At the University of Birmingham, Willmott Dixon has also been selected for two projects worth £15m to create “The Green Heart” and a new data centre. This will provide a unique space for performances, socialising, meeting and studying, while opening up views across the whole campus. The company will also construct a new Research Data Centre at Edgbaston Campus. The largest contract is a £36m sports hub for University of Warwick,…

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Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students

Landscape architecture students have created ideas to help shape the design of Manchester’s proposed replacement Peace Garden. For the Integrated Project 2017 – part of the Master of Landscape Architecture course at the Manchester School of Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University – they focused on the live issue of creating a new Peace Garden in Manchester city centre. Since the removal of the previous Peace Garden five years ago as part of the redevelopment of St Peter’s Square, The Friends of Manchester Peace Garden have been campaigning to get the garden re-instated. Lincoln Square has been identified by Manchester City…

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Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap

Green-tech is delighted to announce that they have smashed their target to raise £1000 for chosen recipient Physcap, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities. Established in 1970, Physcap is a Yorkshire based charity that is run completely by volunteers. The charity is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities and is the last resort for families who may have limited funds to buy specialist or therapeutic equipment for their children to help make their lives a little easier. Through…

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Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens

Dr. Will Norman, London’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner cut the ribbon to declare the second phase of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk open on Wednesday 4 October. Dr. Norman was accompanied by Councillor Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, as well as Vauxhall One Chairperson and Director of Vauxhall-based architects Base Associates, Aseem Sheikh. Cllr Jenny Brathwaite, Lambeth council cabinet member for Housing and Environment said: “I am proud of this terrific project. All the partners have worked hard to make Vauxhall Walk a fine example of how a centrally located shared routes can be…

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Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme

The proposed £80m regeneration of Leicester’s Waterside area has taken an important step forward. A compulsory purchase order (CPO) granted by Secretary of State has given Leicester City Council the go-ahead to acquire all remaining land and property in the 7.3ha site earmarked for the first phase of the Waterside redevelopment. The city council has been actively negotiating with land owners in the area over the last three years and now owns around 90 per cent of the site. The CPO means the city council can now legally acquire the remaining land it needs to begin the ambitious redevelopment scheme….

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Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play

Sutcliffe Play has worked with Glenwood School on the development of a £250,000 inclusive outdoor learning and play area. The school has recently been rebuilt by Essex County Council on land adjacent to its previous site. The school reopened in September 2017 and as part of the new build project the school wanted to include an outdoor space that could be used for both learning and play. Glenwood is a Community Special School for learners aged 3-19 with severe, profound or multiple learning difficulties. This includes learners with autistic spectrum condition and those with complex physical and sensory impairments. The…

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Blowing petrol power out of the garden

Lithium-ion powered blowers from EGO Power+ feature ground-breaking technology that conquers leaves and debris in minutes. The technology within EGO’s products place the blowers among the most powerful models on the market. EGO blowers are the first battery powered models to deliver petrol matching power – without all the downsides! EGO’s industry leading Arc-Lithium 56volt battery technology delivers a new level of performance that surpasses all others and give today’s switched-on gardeners a smarter way to power through tidying the garden, whilst freeing users from musculoskeletal and hearing problems caused by exposure to vibrations and petrol fumes. Designed like no…

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API says we must act now to save our parks, playgrounds and green spaces

New research from Fields in Trust showing the crucial role that parks and green spaces play in all our lives has prompted the Association of Play Industries (API) to highlight once again the alarming decline in playgrounds uncovered in their Nowhere to Play campaign. API Chair, Mark Hardy, said: “The Fields in Trust research shows, for the first time at national level, a direct and statistically significant link between public parks and green spaces and health and wellbeing. “We are at a pivotal point in the ongoing campaign to protect the future of our playgrounds, parks and green spaces. There…

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Cameron Gardens is appointed by The Four Seasons Hampshire

Cameron Landscapes and Gardens has announced that it has been appointed by Four Seasons, Hampshire to design and dress several of its private and public courtyards and terraces; including the Restaurant Terrace, Private Suite Terrace, The Internal Courtyard and The Spa Courtyard. Having recently undergone significant development works, Four Seasons has briefed Cameron Gardens to plant the new areas so that they unify with the surrounding landscapes and re-establish the sumptuous planting of bygone years, whilst sustaining the Four Seasons’ philosophy of high end design and luxury. The planting throughout will feel unified whilst creating unique environments for each area….

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STIHL expands battery capability

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Weighing only 5.5kg, the slim ergonomic design of the AR 1000 allows the weight to be carried closer to the operators back, making it more comfortable during operation, particularly over longer periods. Also, the attachable rain cover means its use is not dictated by weather conditions. A comfortable harness with a waist and chest strap come as standard and the new design includes a USB port to allow the user to charge devices such as mobile phones. The battery backpack enables the extended use of STIHL cordless products such as hedge trimmers, blowers and brush cutters. This versatility is particularly…

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