April 27, 2017

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Keeping park aesthetics up despite funding being down is easy with Toro -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LI announces priorities for new business year -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RHS Chelsea garden to feature a Posh Shed -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Urban Marque reigns supreme with Roofing Superstore -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Indoor Garden Design scoops prestigious Judge’s Commendation for a third year in a row, plus eight Gold Leaf Awards at eFig’s 13th Annual Awards -

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LazyLawn is a breeze come rain or shine for Rainbow Tots -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ECHO ASK-RW23D Scissor Head – a safer cut -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet this year’s final eight young horticulturist of the year competitors -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Husqvarna group celebrate landmark occasion for British robotic manufacturing -

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New managing director of Chris Blandford Associates -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BALI comments on the forthcoming General Election -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kubota to showcase its prestigious range of groundcare solutions at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fern sales up 44% year on year at Wyevale Nurseries -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resin bound Seagull Crest installed by Clearstone Paving -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

National Lottery support for historic castle and gardens -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hundreds of playgrounds set to close -

Monday, April 24, 2017

EGO ramps up its petrol takeover with sponsorship of Britain’s best lawn 2017 -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Planning application for new Basingstoke garden town -

Monday, April 24, 2017

London Stone team up with Turf Group -

Monday, April 24, 2017

Acclaimed landscaper to head up new RHS Malvern Spring Festival competition

Award-winning landscape designer Paul Hervey-Brookes is to head up an exciting new competition at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival. The Paul Hervey-Brookes Growing Challenge will see members of the public demonstrate their horticultural growing skills in a number of different categories. No previous experience is required, just a bunch of enthusiasm and imagination. The Growing Challenge will be open from noon on Wednesday, May 10 until 6.45am on Thursday, May 11 for exhibitors to stage their plants. Judging will then commence in the morning and the winners will be announced that day. Prizes will be awarded for the best plant…

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New survey to explore role of built environment in creating healthy places

Design Council and Social Change UK are undertaking research to uncover what people working in the built environment do to create healthy places, the barriers that prevent professionals from going further, and how these barriers could be overcome in the future. An increasing body of evidence shows that built environment contributes to health outcomes, particularly in terms of activity and social interaction. Launched on Friday 31 March, Design Council’s new research project explores the role of built environment professionals in addressing health challenges in the UK. It aims to find out what hinders professionals from creating places that could help people of…

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Glendale to keep neighbourhoods green for Equity

Glendale has been awarded a four-year contract to provide grounds maintenance services for social housing provider Equity Housing Group. A team of specialist, multi-service operatives from the national green services provider will work across neighbourhoods in the north west of England and Yorkshire and manage and maintain grass, hedges and shrubs, ensuring all sites are clean, tidy and presentable. Several apprenticeship roles and opportunities for work placements will be available to young members of the community as a result of the contract, as well as support with green themed community initiatives. Customers will also have access to information about the…

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Harrowden supply turf to award winning holiday park

Harrowden Turf have supplied 17,000 m2 of hardwearing turf for a large landscaping project on the Norfolk coast which has been completed on time and on budget. Pinewoods Holiday Park in Wells-Next-Sea are proud holders of the David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award. They were insistent that the new 116 pitch extension to their park was eco-friendly, biodiverse and finished to the highest standards of excellence in time for the start of the holiday season in Easter 2017. Specialist contractor Warwick Taylor Landscapes was commissioned by Walker Construction Services Ltd on behalf of the Holkham Estate. The project included: Supply and…

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LI invites member input to housing white paper response

The LI is preparing a written response to the Government consultation on the 2017 Housing White Paper, Fixing our Broken Housing Market, and invites contributions from LI members. Responses from members working in local authorities, and landscape consultants acting on their behalf, are particularly welcome. The LI will confine its response to the sections of the White Paper that are relevant to landscape, and seeks general views about ways the landscape profession could help to speed up the delivery of new housing. The following questions in the document are of particular pertinence: Q4 (especially points b and c) Q7 Q8 (especially points a, b, c, e and f)…

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Programme announced for Chelsea Fringe 2017

A floating pocket park will be the centrepiece of this year’s Chelsea Fringe. The alternative garden festival, now in its sixth year, will run from 20 May to 4 June, and feature a variety of garden-related events across London, including exhibitions, installations, walks, talks, workshops and open days. The pocket park, by garden designer Tony Woods, will be made up of 730sqm of linked pontoons, with lawns, decking, pergolas, and bee-friendly planted borders. During the festival it will host a series of talks and events. Other eclectic highlights of the fringe include: a gigantism day at Lauriston Primary School in…

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London Stone supplying hard buff yorkstone off the shelf

London Stone today announced that they are keeping Hard Buff Yorkstone Paving and Step Treads in stock at their depot near Heathrow. Managing director of the London & Home Counties based supplier Steven Walley said: “I’ve never understood why Yorkstone, an indigenous material is subject to lead times of 4, 8, 12, even 16 weeks. We want our clients to think of Yorkstone as a normal product that they can collect from us in standard off the shelf sizes”.   For more information about London Stones off the shelf Yorkstone range contact info@londonstone.co.uk

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Pictorial Meadows masterclass 2017 at Sheffield Manor Lodge

The Pictorial Meadows masterclass, taking place on 22 June from 9.30am to 4pm, offers a unique opportunity to explore a range of techniques used to create different meadow style planting schemes. It will help to demystify the art of meadow making through presentations, discussion and getting up close and personal with sites in Sheffield. The day starts and ends in the Training Room on the Historic Sheffield Manor Lodge site, with site walks around various close-by locations throughout the day. Included under the £55 (per person, plus VAT) price tag is a day of interesting and vital information from meadow…

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Spring is in the air for show garden

A garden company has drafted in the help of experts in their preparations for the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The Colour Your Garden nursery, between Thirsk and Ripon, is entering a show garden designed by award-winning designer Alistair Baldwin. Entitled ‘A Spring Tapestry’ it celebrates the colours and textures of the season and includes unique pieces commissioned from Whitby-based sculptor Emma Stothard and Harrogate-based artisans Kendrews Architectural Metalwork. The plants, which are provided by the Colour Your Garden plant nursery, will then be used for a trade show at the Chelsea Flower Show in May alongside sculptor Emma Stothard. Colour…

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New John O’Conner apprenticeship partnership launched

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer, John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, has established a new and exciting training partnership with Capel Manor College for their 2017 Apprenticeship Programme offering up to 10 Amenity Horticulture Apprentice opportunities in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. Successful applicants will be invited to join our Apprentice Open Day in July and will undertake a work experience week with us in August with a view to joining our team in early September 2017. About Capel Manor: Capel Manor College is London’s leading land-based college and is delighted to be supporting the next generation of apprentices to be…

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