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January 19, 2018

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HortAid 2018 gets under way at the Party for Perennial -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

APL announces spring seminar Faking It -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show champions the immense power of plants -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Gardeners of the Year 2018 competition launches -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two weeks left to share views on plans for Bristol’s parks -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carillion’s liquidation and its effect on the landscaping industry -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perennial offers support following Carillion collapse -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Brighton & Hove City Council produces plan to protect Stanmer Park’s woods -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Liverpool sets out 15-year plan for growth -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gristwood and Toms champions international accreditation programme -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Green-tree launches bespoke soil for Rain Gardens -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Make your voice heard – Pro Landscaper digital survey -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Landscaping companies announced for APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Butter Wakefield to design Gaze Burvill garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

North Yorkshire nursery helps restore historic site to former glories -

Monday, January 15, 2018

RHS begins search for School Gardeners of the Year -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Thrive seeking more people as volunteering in nature proven to be good for health -

Monday, January 15, 2018

INNSA responds to glyphosate licence renewal -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Glendale Horticulture announces new manager of Lathom Nursery

Glendale

Glendale Horticulture has announced the appointment of Neil Dudley, as manager for its Lathom Nursery, in Lancashire, with effect from 2 January 2018. Neil joins Glendale from J A Jones & Sons, a tree and amenity nursery business based in Southport, Lancashire where he gained his horticultural experience. His responsibilities will include the management of both sites at Ring O’Bells Lane, Lathom, including logistics, despatch, planning, office administration, nursery production and some arboricultural activities. The company also anticipates re-establishing hedging and amenity tree production at the nursery. Glendale Horticulture says: “We would like to congratulate Neil on his new role…

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Parkwood Group announces sad loss of Tony Hewitt

Parkwood

The Parkwood Group has announced the sad loss of founder and executive chairman Tony Hewitt. In a statement, it says: “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Tony Hewitt, founder and executive chairman of the Parkwood Group. Tony passed away aged 68 on December 31, after being admitted to hospital. He leaves behind his wife Patricia, and three children, Daniel, Amy and Lara. “Tony was enthusiastic and passionate, with boundless energy, and he will be remembered as both a charismatic business leader and a loving family man. “As we honour his memory, we thank him for the…

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Top garden trends for 2018 from the SGD

As we head into the new year with thoughts of warmer weather and time spent outdoors, some of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) leading designers give their predictions on the hot new trends in garden design for 2018, including the planting, materials and design styles we can expect to see in our gardens this year. DESIGN TRENDS Outdoor Living According to award-winning garden designer John Wyer FSGD outdoor structures are set to be big in 2018, and not just your average summerhouse. ‘Plug and Play’ pergolas – with integrated drainage, lighting and heating will be the must-have garden feature,…

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Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant opens for applications

From today, applicants can apply for the Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant – a scheme to help landowners reap the environmental and financial benefits of woodland creation. The grant is open to all qualifying land managers. Successful applicants will receive a two-year capital grant of up to £6,800 per hectare, as well as an opportunity to apply for annual maintenance payments for ten years. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: “Planting trees is one of the best ways we can invest in our environment for future generations. They provide a haven for wildlife, reduce flood risk and improve water quality – making them…

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Wicksteed Playgrounds celebrates 100 years

Wicksteed

This year, iconic children’s playground designer & manufacturer, Wicksteed Playgrounds, will be celebrating reaching the incredible milestone of 100 years of providing fun and entertainment for generations of children past, present and future. Its founder, Charles Wicksteed died in 1931 but his firm is going strong, and in 2018 will be celebrating its centenary of furnishing a nation with play opportunities. Wicksteed remains one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of children’s outdoor play and sports equipment, exporting far and wide, and still pushing the latest technologies to create play equipment that entices a new generation of children into the outdoors….

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Plymouth’s Central Park Masterplan takes next major step

Central Park

The proposed new Central Park café has taken a major step towards reality after designs were submitted for planning permission, which include a grass roof for the building. The café is one of the flagship projects of the Central Park Masterplan, which sees a £9m investment in one of Plymouth’s most popular green spaces. Located adjacent to the clock tower, one of the busiest and most visible points of the park, the cafe will overlook a brand new play area and be close to new tennis courts, bowling greens and the refurbished skatepark. With a grass roof, large amount of glazing…

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Work to take place at Stoke Park in Bristol

Stoke Park

Vital conservation work will start at Stoke Park this year. The estate has received around £500,000 of Countryside Stewardship funding from Natural England to carry out significant work over the next two years.  This money has been matched funded using some of the Stoke Park dowry money which can only be used for work on the estate. The planned work follows consultation in early 2016 based on the draft Conservation Management Plan which received over 700 responses. Significant investment is needed to restore and improve the estate, support a wider diversity of wildlife and protect the listed monuments, which include…

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100,000 trees for Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire

Local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) will be working with partners including Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Forestry Commission and Woodland Trust to plant more than 100,000 trees across the region. Together they will create 38 new woodlands covering 75ha as part of their aim to double the amount of broadleaf tree cover in the Dales by 2020, through the Dales Woodland Restoration Programme. At Mearbeck Farm near Settle, 11,000 trees will be planted to cover almost 10ha. Species including sessile oak, common alder, goat willow, downy birch, rowan, aspen, scots pine, holly, hazel and hawthorn will help to…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Wayne Grills

Chief executive, British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). Wayne Grills joined the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) in 2011 as its chief operations officer, and was promoted to chief executive in 2015. In his original role within the association, Wayne was instrumental in achieving the systems and processes at Landscape House that were set out in the board’s strategic plan. Now, as CEO, Wayne’s role is to manage and develop BALI into the trade association of choice for the nation’s landscape professionals, delivering exceptional business, technical and promotional support for members. Our readers said: “Wayne influences the entire landscape industry…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Tom Stuart-Smith

Director, Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd. Tom Stuart-Smith read Zoology at Cambridge before completing a postgraduate degree in Landscape Design at Manchester University. After working with Hal Moggridge and then with Elizabeth Banks, he set up his own practice in 1998. Tom’s work includes the two-hectare garden around the Bicentenary Glasshouse at RHS Wisley, which was opened to the public by The Queen in June 2007. He has designed eight Gold medal-winning gardens at RHS Chelsea, including three that were named Best in Show. Tom has written articles for the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph, and in 2011 he co-wrote and…

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