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December 14, 2017

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Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

‘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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Press Day

It seems that for once, our green and often rainy island has been blessed with some unexpected sunshine, more specifically a mid-May heatwave which has beamed hot sun down on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for all important press and judging day. I have to say I can hardly imagine how it could get busier, although I’m told it does, today’s first day where both press and celebrities are invited to get first views of the gardens, and a chance to catch up with designers and contractors, was busy and bustling. The contractors and designers were no doubt very happy…

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TIGERTURF SERVES UP NEW PLAYING SURFACE FOR NEWLANDS LAWN TENNIS CLUB

Thanks to leading artificial turf manufacturer, TigerTurf UK, one of Scotland’s top tennis clubs, Newlands Lawn Tennis Club (LTC) in Glasgow, has successfully completed a comprehensive upgrade of its tennis courts to allow the club’s players to benefit from a premium quality playing surface. After an extensive and competitive tender process, TigerTurf’s Advantage Pro surface, which offers a 29 percent longer life span compared to other artificial surfaces, was installed by specialist sports surfacing contractor, Ecosse Sports. Covering a total area of 4200m2, which spans seven full-sized courts, the Advantage Pro installation provides a high-quality, all-weather surface designed to benefit…

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Ana Tzarev creates unique artwork to welcome visitors at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Artist Ana Tzarev has created a public artwork that, in a unique first, will sit at the Bull Ring entrance of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 for the duration of the event. Possessing Tzarev’s distinctive style, ‘Peace’ is a four-metre fiberglass sculpture of a lily; surrounded by blue Salvias (flowers), giving the impression of water. The sculpture will stand at the main gates, decorating the entrance of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Chelsea Embankment; the sculpture will be in place from May 5th and for the entirety of the show, up until May 28th. The sculpture is part…

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Commemorative tree planted at Wakehurst Place

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Arboricultural Association, a field maple tree has been planted at Wakehurst Place by the UK National Tree Seed Project and the Arboricultural Association. Planted in Coates Wood, the field maple is a native British species that grows well at Wakehurst Place. It is one of 50 native tree species prioritised for conservation by the UK National Tree Seed Project, which recently secured a second year of funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The tree was planted by Clare Trivedi and Simon Kallow from the UK National Tree Seed Project team, who were…

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MAY 2014 ISSUE – PRO LANDSCAPER

May 2014 issue – Pro Landscaper magazine RHS Chelsea Flower Show Supplement inside! ■News Shed: A round-up of news from the industry, including Diary of a Show Manager ■News Extra: Exhibiting internationally at the Ellerslie International Flower Show, advice from Paul Hervey-Brookes ■Association News: efig report back from INSCAPE, BALI call for entries to annual awards and prepare for Chelsea, the APL celebrate the opening of a hospice garden donated by members, the RHS give a preview of the world’s most famous flower show taking place this month, and the SGD announce new judges for the 2014 Awards and unveil the Award…

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