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

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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BALI announces 2014 award winners

51 BALI members out of 77 who entered over 100 entries have won awards in this year’s prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Rigby Taylor. However, not until the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on Friday 5 December will they know who has won a Principal Award, Special Award or the coveted Grand Award.  Tickets for the ceremony are now on sale.  The Adjudication panel, chaired by Greg Allen, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Studies at Writtle College and dispute adjudicator, spent the summer visiting the shortlisted schemes and met at…

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