July 23, 2017

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Trellis/Scottish Prison Service gardening exhibition 2017 -

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tenby English-medium school fitted for 21st century -

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dependable power that works as hard as you do -

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Warnes McGarr & Co’s RHS Tatton Park garden wins gold -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Touchwood Play help create £3m bespoke indoor timber play experience -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Green-tech’s latest product addition Katoun® Gold -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hartley Botanic showcases classic plantings at Tatton Park -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Improvement programme well underway at Sheffield’s largest park -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wicksteed Park receives HLF support -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Xylella fastidiosa a threat to the UK horticulture industry -

Friday, July 21, 2017

St Marylebone success for Robert Myers Association -

Friday, July 21, 2017

re-form Landscape Architecture expands Manchester office -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Declaration signed to promote conservation of ancient trees -

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stewart Plant Sales appointed Baroness dealer for Central and Southern Scotland -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

APL and HTA members have reason to celebrate at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

John Craven and Charlie Dimmock to open 2017 Southport Flower Show -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

City Council’s Cabinet decision moves Newcastle’s Parks Charitable Trust a step closer -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Horticap’s students gain industry insight from nursery visit -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Communities encouraged to go DIY in making their neighbourhoods more sustainable -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Global Stone grows its team -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Green-tech celebrates its 20 year anniversary

This October sees Green-tech celebrate 20 years in the landscaping industry. Founded by Richard and Rachel Kay in 1994 with a second hand van, £200 and an office in their house, Green-tech has grown today to a £9 million plus turnover business, operating out of massive 30,000 sq. ft. warehousing and office facilities, employing more than 40 staff and selling over 6000 products. Chairman, Richard Kay comments, “We are incredibly proud of all that we have achieved over the last 20 years.  We’ve had highs and lows but we have a great team behind us and business is booming so…

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What would capability Brown design today?

A design competition seeks to bring the legacy, designs and ideas of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown to life within a contemporary landscape. The competition encourages entrants to produce ideas for a contemporary, multi-functional landscape inspired by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown for a 45-hectare site at Moccas Grade II Registered Park and Garden, adjacent to Moccas National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Capability Brown is often credited with changing the face of eighteenth-century England. From serene landscapes, designed for multi-purpose play and economic functionality, to walled kitchen gardens or water management schemes, Brown is estimated to have worked or advised…

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Coles win BALI National Landscape Award

Coles Nurseries have been announced as winners of the prestigious Affiliate Exceptional Service Award in the 2014 BALI National Landscape Awards. The award recognises affiliate members of BALI who go above and beyond to meet and exceed client expectations. Based in the East Midlands, Coles grow and supply over 2 million plants annually for the UK’s commercial and landscape markets. “We’re thrilled to have been recognised as winners in the Exceptional Service category at this year’s BALI Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement for our entire team at Coles; from our Sales Department working with clients, to the Production Team growing…

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Restored Wandle Park in the running for Landscape Institute Award

Wandle Park is in the running for an award after a £3.5m redevelopment project A historic park that has been recently restored to its former Victorian glory is in the running for an award that recognises outstanding landscape architecture. Wandle Park has been shortlisted for November’s Landscape Institute Awards 2014 in the design for a large scale public development category.It comes after a £3.5m redevelopment project including the restoration of the River Wandle, a ‘lost’ river that had been buried for 40 years after it was filled in the 1960s due to flooding concerns. Several of its Victorian features have…

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There’s paving, then there’s SureSet Paving!

The creative Installation Team at SureSet do it again with the completion of another amazing school logo. This time, at the new Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Poplar, London they recreated a 64m² version of their intricate logo at the school entrance. Due to the complexity of the design (and a bit of rain!) the project took six days to complete – three of those days were spent laying 130m of flexible aluminium edging – the next three days were dedicated to hand laying 11 different colours! The logo was created using the colours of Gunmetal…

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Good quality landscape design is the key to long-term profitable developments

Investing in good quality landscape design will yield numerous long-term benefits for developers and should be the first thing they consider when planning a scheme, says the Landscape Institute.  Launching ‘Profitable Places’ – a guide aimed at showing developers and house-builders how landscape professionals can help them achieve their business goals – the Landscape Institute highlights how investing in the public realm can pay dividends, not only in added sales values but in increased rates of sales, positive customer perceptions and long-term desirability. Underpinned by informed research into the property industry ‘Profitable Places’ highlights a number of developments where investing…

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Public urged take Love Square 
eco park plan to their hearts

A campaign has been launched in Sheffield to create an urban oasis on the derelict site of a former bus station in the city centre. Plans to create Love Square, an “eco-park” filled with wildflowers and plants, will compete with proposals from other cities in the UK for a £120,000 grant in a public vote which launches today. The University of Sheffield is spearheading the bid to transform land at the bottom of Snig Hill, near to the former Castle Market site. It is designed to complement the city council’s Grey to Green regeneration scheme, which will transform nearly a…

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Landscape Gardener Jez Young impresses judges at Worker of the year

Jez Young, 46, a landscape gardener and builder from Ceredigion in Wales, faces a three-week wait to find out his fate in this year’s UK Worker of the Year competition, after impressing at judging day.  Jez arrived at Suzuki GB in Milton Keynes on the 26th September in an attempt to become this year’s UK Worker of the Year. Jez, competing against six other workers from across the UK, had half an hour alone with the judges, where he was questioned about, amongst other things, why he deserves to win this year’s prestigious title. As part of the experience, the…

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Opportunity to join the LI’s Policy and Communications Committee

The Landscape Institute is currently seeking two members to join its Policy and Communications Committee to help shape its policy and to develop and implement its communications plan. We are particularly keen to recruit passionate, articulate professionals, including licentiates or recently chartered members, and we are looking for expertise in one or more of the following areas: – housing, – public health – water. Experience of speaking and writing, and a willingness to do so on behalf of the LI, is essential. As a professional body and educational charity, the LI works to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and…

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Society of Garden Designers appoints new chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Philippa O’Brien MSGD as its new Chair.  Philippa will take up the role from November 2014, replacing Juliet Sargeant MSGD who steps down after two fruitful years as Chair and a long-standing commitment to the SGD Council. The announcement was made by Juliet Sargeant MSGD at the Society’s AGM. A Registered Member of the SGD since 2006, Philippa joined the Society more than 20 years ago and is currently a member of the SGD Council. In addition to running her own garden design practice, Philippa is an active member of her local…

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