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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Brewin Dolphin wins People’s Choice Award at RHS Chatsworth for the second straight year

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Wealth manager Brewin Dolphin has won the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show for the second consecutive year, this time in the Installations category with The Brewin Dolphin Installation, designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes. Influenced by an eighteenth century village that once stood in the grounds of Chatsworth House, the conceptual Installation encourages visitors to think of the landscape that existed before the arrival of Capability Brown’s famous vistas, and to question our relationship to time and the natural world. Featuring plants that would have grown at the time of the village, the Installation gives visitors the chance to experience…

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Kubota UK appoints David Hart as new managing director

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With over 28 years of leadership experience, David Hart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the agricultural and construction industries. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, David started his career in agricultural construction & grounds care equipment at Ben Burgess & Co. In 1990 he joined John Deere and after several sales and marketing roles, became the division manager for commercial and consumer equipment in 2004, managing both sales and marketing for turf and utility equipment (homeowner, commercial and golf). David built a strong commercial track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland…

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Small family business wins Contractor of the Year award

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Small family business, Clearwater Pond & Lake Management, has earned the prestigious title of 2018 Otterbine Contractor of the Year. The Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire-based team of four achieved the highest Otterbine sales figures by a considerable margin this year thanks to a passion for the brand, a drive to succeed, and support from Otterbine and its distributor Reesink Turfcare. Clearwater owner and head of the family, Tim Soane, says: “We are delighted to have won the award. It wasn’t without hard work, but selling such great quality products really helps. I think when you believe in Otterbine as much as we…

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Springfield Park receives £3.1m Heritage Lottery Fund

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Hackney Council has received over £3.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund for the restoration of Springfield Park.​ At a ceremony held on 29 May, mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville was presented with a cheque to restore the landscape and historic buildings within Springfield Park. The funding was granted in July 2017 and since then the Council has worked to prepare detailed documents such as construction drawings, specifications and contract documents for the project, and initial preparation works onsite too. Before applying for funding, the Council asked park users for their thoughts on what improvements they would…

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National Blind Institute to exhibit at Hampton Court for 150th anniversary

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The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will be exhibiting at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer to coincide with the charity’s 150th anniversary. Taking place from 2-8 July, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is one of the highlights in the horticultural calendar. RNIB’s Community Garden is co-designed by Steve Dimmock, who won Best City Garden and a Silver-Gilt medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2016, and Paula Holland. The garden has been designed with the input of blind and partially sighted people and will celebrate the community of more…

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Holiday makers leave UK vulnerable to plant pests and diseases

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– Survey finds millions of plants could enter the UK in holiday maker baggage, increasing the risk of new pests and diseases – The Royal Horticultural Society, with Defra, is asking holiday makers not to bring back plants from abroad in light of growing threat – Call comes as RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 6-10 June highlights importance of plant health Millions of plants could enter the UK in the personal baggage of holidaymaking Britons this year, leading to fears that new pests and diseases – including the ‘game changing’ bacterium Xylella fastidiosa – could find their way into our gardens. A survey…

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Business park adopts flexible stormwater soakaway configuration

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A Welsh Government-owned business park in Offa’s Dyke, Welshpool, has turned to ACO’s innovative StormBrixx HD stormwater management crate system to deliver flexible flood relief in a tight footprint, and protect against a one-in-a-hundred-year rainfall event. The system was designed by consultant engineers, Bradley Associates, as part of the construction of a new 5,500m2 facility for electro-mechanical variable speed drives manufacturer, Invertek. A key challenge for the engineers was delivering the hydraulic capacity  using Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) design principals, ‘BREEAM’ maintenance requirements in line with Welsh Government policy, and within a limited footprint. The finished system would also need…

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BALI to launch new website in partnership with NetXtra

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the UK’s leading trade association for landscape professionals, will launch a new website by January 2019 in support of its more than 900 active Registered garden and landscape designer, landscape contractor, supplier and training provider members. Following an extensive 12 month review of the association’s current website offering to members, the public, and trade visitors, BALI has now selected a new partner, NetXtra, to deliver a fully integrated website aimed at delivering next generation membership engagement and enhanced promotional features to help generate business for BALI members. BALI’s marketing and communications manager, Darren Taylor,…

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BALI GoLandscape flies the flag for students with RHS Hampton Court show garden

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The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has teamed up with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BALI Registered members to design and build a show garden, with support from horticulture and landscape students, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 3 to 8 July. BALI, through its education and careers initiative GoLandscape, is once again working alongside the RHS to fly the proverbial flag to promote both students studying horticulture and landscape courses and those undertaking work-based apprenticeships to the tens of thousands of visitors who will visit the show this July. Students studying from the South of England…

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Hartley Botanic’s Tropical Britain tradestand wins Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth

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British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the best tradestand accolade at RHS Chatsworth Flower for its Tropical Britain tradestand. For 80 years, Hartley Botanic has been making its beautiful, handcrafted greenhouses and glasshouses. Key to the Lancashire manufacturer’s success has been its single-minded focus on customer service and its ability to respond to changing trends and tastes amongst gardeners. At RHS Chatsworth this year, Hartley Botanic’s tradestand reflects the business’ ability to tap-into gardeners’ latest greenhouse preferences with a ‘tropical Britain’-themed stand which showcases some of modern ways gardeners are using and enjoying this most historic…

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