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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

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2015

Chatsworth

The RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2015 has been awarded to Agralan Ltd for their ingenious Potato Pot. This innovative potato planter allows you to check the development of the potatoes and pick them week after week without digging the plant up. The competition was between 14 finalists chosen from a range of entrants who submitted their new products to be considered for the award. The winner is selected against the following criteria: innovation, functionality, visual appeal, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. Four judges, Dougal Philip, Deborah Meaden, Peter Seabrook and Chris Harrop made their selection…

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LECHUZA unveils full ranges and a taste of the future at 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

LECHUZA’s expansive range of self-watering planters will greet visitors in their striking child-friendly display full of edible delights at stand number PW26 at the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The brand will not only showcase the full year’s brand new ranges, but will also share a taste of what’s to come. For the very first time, LECHUZA’s first range of beautiful outdoor furniture, set to arrive in the UK later this year, will also be on display. Famed for their sub-irrigation system, high quality finish and beautiful design, LECHUZA planters have won numerous awards since their debut in Germany in…

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A seminar with Anthony Paul at Barcham Trees

This year’s season of seminars at Barcham Trees’ Cambridgeshire nursery began with a day entitled “Discovering the Spirit of a Tree” presented by Anthony Paul, who has been a landscape designer for more than 30 years.   He is renowned for his innovative and contemporary gardens, and is inspired by stimuli such as the calm of Japanese garden design and the stunning landscapes and rainforests of his native New Zealand.  His varied and creative use of water, including the formation of lakes and swimming pools, is a particular characteristic of his gardens, which are known for their strong form and architectural…

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HTA & APL members have a record-breaking year at Chelsea

Tatton

Not only were there a record-breaking 14 Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) members at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, all of them have gone home with a medal. The winners are as follows: GOLD – The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth – Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes GOLD – The Homebase Garden – Urban Retreat – Adam Frost – Bespoke Outdoor Spaces GOLD – A Trugmaker’s Garden by Future Climate Info – Frogheath Landscapes GOLD and Best Artisan Garden – The Sculptor’s Picnic Garden – Walkers Nurseries   SILVER – GILT – The Beauty of…

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Corby pub-goers relax on giant grass sofa

A new JD Wetherspoon’s pub and hotel in Corby has been kitted out with a giant sofa covered in artificial grass enabling the venue to maximise space and ‘bring the outdoors in’. The Saxon Crown on Elizabeth Street has installed the 8ft feature in its garden alongside a 150 square metre non-smoking area, also covered in the product known as LazyLawn. The alternative to real turf has proved a hit with the UK’s largest pub chain and its customers, with a number of other outlets commissioning LazyLawn to come up with ways to make more outdoor space accessible to customers….

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2015

Chatsworth

The RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2015 has been awarded to Agralan Ltd for their ingenious Potato Pot. This innovative potato planter allows you to check the development of the potatoes and pick them week after week without digging the plant up. The competition was between 14 finalists chosen from a range of entrants who submitted their new products to be considered for the award. The winner is selected against the following criteria: innovation, functionality, visual appeal, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. Four judges, Dougal Philip, Deborah Meaden, Peter Seabrook and Chris Harrop made their selection…

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New members strengthen AIPH

AmericanHort (U.S.A.) and Ibraflor (Brazil) have been accepted as full members of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) as the association grows in importance to the global ornamental horticulture industry. AmericanHort (www.americanhort.org) represents the US ornamental horticulture industry which is worth around $163 billion and supports over 1 million jobs.  The association was formed in 2014 by the consolidation of the American Nursery & Landscape Association and OFA—The Association of Horticultural Professionals. President and CEO of AmericanHort, Michael V. Geary commented “AmericanHort is involved in numerous international initiatives on behalf of our members, and we are pleased to have…

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It’s Gold at Chelsea for the ‘Beyond Our Borders’ garden

An innovative garden, called ‘Beyond Our Borders’, has been awarded a gold medal at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Commissioned by the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the garden highlights one way that global plant pest and disease threats are being monitored by the UK Government. The ‘Beyond Our Borders’ garden was designed by multiple Chelsea gold medal winner Sarah Eberle.  The garden brings to life the network of ‘plant sentinels’ (including UK native plants) which live outside their natural ranges in botanic gardens around the world. These plants are being monitored for pests and diseases that could potentially attack…

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Adam Frost’s Gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Adam Frost’s Gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015

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Discovering London’s landscape on foot

10 landscape walks as part of the London Festival of Architecture This year, the Landscape Institute curates 10 landscape walks for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA: 1-30 June 2015).  Taking place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in June the walks explore London’s varied and eclectic mix of spaces and landscapes and are tied in with the New London Architecture exhibition Public London. From the old, new and proposed architecture, side streets and public spaces of East London, the beauty of paving, railings and bollards in Southwark to London’s major transformed landscapes like the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Clapham Old…

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