August 17, 2017

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Meeting increased demand in tree protection -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RHS Master of Horticulture award goes global this autumn -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Call for local groups to join new Epping Forest Consultative Committee -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lucy Edge of Avanti Communications joins Eden Project board -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£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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Landscape Live 2014 event

Landscape Live

  Landscape Live is the landscaping industry’s first event purely for landscapers, garden designers and landscape architects in the north of England. The event takes place at Headingley on the 7 October 2014. Landscape Live is THE event to attend to grow your business and gain new contacts. It is the perfect opportunity to build relationships and network within the professional world of landscaping. An informative, inspirational, fun event, we promote a productive day for all landscape contractors, garden designers and landscape architects bringing them together in one place. The event is in association with the market leading Pro Landscaper…

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RHS Announces £100 Million investment for the future of horticulture

RHS Announces 10 Year Strategic Investment Programme to invest £100 Million for the future of horticulture RHS to invest in core charitable aims; to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture for the benefit of future generations and the environment The Royal Horticultural Society today announces a 10 year Strategic Investment Programme of more than £100 million. This will enable the charity to provide even better inspiration and advice for more people, both its members and the British gardening public. The charity will also broaden its appeal and raise the profile and impact of every aspect of…

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Heritage Lottery Fund Report – Public parks under threat

New report from the Heritage Lottery Fund reveals growing risk that could see parks become run down ‘no go areas’ or even sold Today, the Heritage Lottery Fund has published State of UK Public Parks 2014: Renaissance to risk? its first report to comprehensively review the condition and management of the UK’s public parks.  Two decades of public and Lottery investment has ensured that the majority of UK parks are in better condition, but unless future funding is generated in new ways, parks are at serious risk of rapid decline and even being sold off and lost to the public…

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HTA: A return to an ‘average’ season

This spring has seen a return to an ‘average’ season according to many businesses across the industry helped by more usual weather patterns, compared with the previous two years. The latest figures from the HTA Garden Retail Monitor published in HTA Market Update show that garden retail sales are currently ahead by 21% (to the end of May) compared with 2013. This follows a buoyant March which saw garden centre sales up a whopping 77% on March 2013, followed by April which was 21% up and then a modest May which was 2% ahead. HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments,…

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‘Welcome To My Garden’ a new Sky 1 TV series

Brought to you from the makers BBC2’s ‘The Great British Garden Revival’ and are currently making a brand new series on Sky 1 ‘Welcome to My Garden’ a series which explores Britain and Ireland’s beautiful private gardens.  They’re casting for people who would like to showcase their stunning, imaginative or unique gardens to the nation, no matter what style, shape or size. Does your garden represent peace & tranquility?  Is your garden fit for entertaining?  Are you the proud owner of a National Collection? Perhaps it’s a tropical paradise or has an impressive prize winning fruit & veg patch? They are…

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John O’Conner presents Long Service Award

John O’Conner (GM) Ltd, a respected market leader in public and private sector specialist grounds maintenance services across the UK, is proud to award recent Long Service Awards to staff on their Bedfordshire County Council & Leicester County Council schools contracts for 10 years service.  The family run business’s Contracts Director, Ian Pitkin, established its Long Service Award in 2006 to appreciate the milestones of 10, 20 and 30 years’ service. To date, John O’Conner has awarded over 70 long service awards. The Directors presented the staff with their requested gift in recognition of their experience and 10 years of…

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efig elects new committee

efig’s 13th AGM took place at Kew Gardens last week and resulted in the election of a new and shuffled committee full of enthusiasm and energy.  Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Design stays in office as Chairman for a second year while Carole Pluckaard Johnston of Dutch supplier to the industry, Koberg BV takes up the role of Member and Social Secretary and Joanna Hargreaves remains Treasurer. Ian, Carole and Joanna are enthusiastic about taking efig forward. They are also excited to be joined by Chris Jenkin of Enterprise Plants who takes on the important supporting role as Vice…

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Quadron Services and volunteers restore community orchard

Grounds maintenance company, Quadron Services was delighted to work in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough in Bloom, Transition Loughborough, local residents and volunteers to plant eight new apple trees for the Community Orchard at Gorse Covert Hill, Loughborough. Quadron’s Horticultural Development Manager, Nicola Clarke, was pleased to be able to donate the maiden apple trees on behalf of Bernard Sheridan, Quadron’s new Contract Manager for Charnwood Borough Council’s recently outsourced Open Spaces Contract.  The apple trees, which included popular varieties such as Cox’s Orange Pippin, James Grieve and Egremont Russet, were to replace young trees that had been vandalised…

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Daisy Burgoyne wins RHS Chelsea ‘Young Florist of the Year’

Daisy Ellen Burgoyne, 22, from Flowers at Frosts in Milton Keynes has been crowned winner of the RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year 2014 award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments. The competition required florists aged 16-25 to design and create a ‘fantasy floral dress’, to be worn at a crystal themed ball, with the criteria stating that two thirds of the dress should be made from fresh flowers and plant materials. With a number of stunning creations catching the judges’ eye, Daisy saw off stiff competition from some of the most talented young…

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