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February 20, 2018

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Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Six students win horticultural scholarships

Following applications from many students, representing 18 colleges across the UK, six students have been awarded Student Scholarships by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). The standard of entries was particularly high this year, resulting in the horticultural charity electing to award six Student Scholarships of £1,000 instead of an intended five. The DCF is delighted to support the following students: Hannah Schlotter, Capel Manor College; Adam Ferguson, College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise; Charlotte Bancroft, Merrist Wood College; James Hayley, Writtle College; and Lydia Mackay and Suzie Irlam, Pershore College. Capel Manor College student, Hannah Schlotter who is studying…

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Countess Mountbatten of Burma helps plant Centenary Garden in Somerset

This Christmas, The Royal British Legion is calling on the British public to keep the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War alive for future generations. Working in partnership with Ashridge Nurseries in Somerset on a project called Centenary Gardens, the Legion is encouraging the public to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World War as part of its Centenary commemorations. Frances and Julian de Bosdari, owners of Ashridge Nurseries in Castle Cary gathered a supportive crowd including Countess Mountbatten of Burma to help them plant a…

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Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden to benefit from £170k visitor and education centre

A tourist attraction in Saffron Walden will soon benefit from a new £170,000 visitor and education centre thanks to a number of grants and community donations. The money has been raised for the centre within Bridge End Gardens, off Castle Street, after years of fundraising. John Bagley, of The Friends of Bridge End Gardens, said: “All visitors to the garden will benefit from the improved facilities provided by the centre, making visits more attractive and hospitable all year round.” Councillor Sandra Eden, mayor of Saffron Walden said: “This wonderful new centre will make a huge difference to this beautiful garden.”…

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Government announces another £2.3m of support for Kew Gardens

A further £2.3m to support research at Kew Gardens will be announced by the deputy prime minster today. The latest announcement from Nick Clegg comes three months after he said the Government would pledge £1.5m to continue to current level of funding for the Unesco world heritage site until at least April 2015. Previously the Royal Botanic Gardens faced a hole of £5m in its budget which could not be filled without the site losing a sixth of its staff, mostly in scientific areas. The additional funds mean the Royal Botanic Gardens is supported by the Government until April 2016…

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The Grass Group appoint new Northern Area Sales Manager

The Grass Group have appointed Steven Satchwell as their Northern Area Sales Manager.  Steven’s appointment represents the ongoing growth of the Suffolk based machinery supplier and will see him manage the sales for the North of England and all of Scotland.  His responsibility will also extend to after sales, and dealer support, within that area. Steven has a comprehensive background of not only machinery, but also grounds maintenance.  His career to date has seen him working the ‘tools’ at Thomas Sherriff; helping with the course preparation for the Open Championship in 2013 at the prestigious Muirfield Golf Course in East…

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AVS Fencing Supplies raise £8000 for Charity

On Saturday 13th December, AVS Fencing Supplies played host to over 160 guests at the Selsdon Park Hotel in Surrey, for the first ever AVS Christmas Charity Ball. Generous customers, suppliers and staff of AVS dug deep to help raise £8000 for two very deserving charities; Macmillan Cancer Support and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, both of which were represented on the night. Tom Carter, of Macmillan said, ‘Donations make up 98% of Macmillan’s income, so events like this make a huge difference for us and the lives of the people we support. We are extremely thankful.’ Rockinghorse, Head of Fundraising, Analiese…

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Great Garden Design with the Society of Garden Designers

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) is pleased to introduce Great Garden Design – a showcase of more than 300 of the best garden designs of the last 10 years from some of their leading members. Authored by Ian Hodgson and published by Frances Lincoln on 5 March 2015, Great Garden Design is a survey of contemporary garden design showcasing the flair and innovation that the Society’s professional garden designers can bring to the smallest and most unpromising of plots. Comprising planting schemes, style guidance, practical insight and expert knowledge the book will inspire new ideas for every situation, taste,…

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Glendale provides help for green-fingered locals

A green spaces scheme that supports residents in Edinburgh has reached the end of its 2014 season, cutting enough grass in length to travel from a depot in the city to the Lodhi Gardens in New Dehli – a total of 6,105 miles. The Garden Aid scheme is an essential service to the residents of the city and is carried out by national green services provider Glendale. It supports over 2,800 eligible residents with gardening assistance, providing grass cutting and hedge trimming services for the elderly and people with disabilities. The season runs between March and November, during which one…

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Pellenc keeps it quiet at The Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club Estate Manager Eric Olson and Head Gardener Andy Pearson are two men aiming to make the Club in Surrey as environmentally friendly and efficient as possible, with the purchase of a range of Pellenc battery-powered tools. Andy, who has been at the Club for 15 years, and his team of three gardeners, who are seen as an extended arm of the 20 strong greenkeeping team, look after all the footpaths, watering of plants, hedge cutting, planting as well as both hard and soft landscaping on the estate. He was looking at purchasing environmentally-friendly equipment that could…

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Grounds maintenance services – Stornoway

United Kingdom-Stornoway: Grounds maintenance services 2014/S 238-419185 Contract notice Services Directive 2004/18/EC Section I: Contracting authority I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s) Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Offices, Sandwick Road Contact point(s): CX Dept For the attention of: The Chief Executive HS1 2BW Stornoway UNITED KINGDOM Telephone: +44 8456007090 E-mail: icockburn@cne-siar.gov.uk Fax: +44 1851705349 Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cne-siar.gov.uk Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00262 Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for…

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