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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

12 Days of Christmas – December 2017

December

Bringing a close to 2017 (and to the 12 Days of Christmas) is our December issue, featuring pictorial coverage from both our second-ever ScotHort event and the phenomenally successful FutureScape 2017 event. Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces spoke to us about business, education and how we can tackle the skills shortage in Let’s Hear It From (Page 31), and we delved into some of the projects which Wilder Associates is looking ahead to Landscape Architect’s Journal (Page 36). We explored how Oldham Council is using parks and green spaces to move away from the area’s unglamorous industrial image (Page…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Sue Biggs

Director general, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Sue Biggs has been director general of the Royal Horticultural Society since 2010. Since taking on the role, the charity has increased the reach of its community gardening campaigns, increased its membership numbers to almost half a million people, restructured its management, and embarked on a £160m investment programme in the future of horticulture. Earlier this year, Sue was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours, in recognition of her services to the environment and horticulture. Our readers said: “Director general of the RHS and recently…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Sarah Eberle

Owner, Sarah Eberle Landscape Design. Sarah Eberle qualified and became a member of the Landscape Institute in 1980; she has since been practising landscape architecture and garden design via her own business in Devon. She is a Member of the Landscape Institute, the Society of Garden Designers and the Institute of Horticulture. During the Nineties, Sarah joined Hillier Landscapes as design director, where she is still a shareholder; she also runs her own practice in Hampshire. Sarah is a highly respected RHS show garden designer, having won nine Gold medals, including Best in Show at Chelsea in 2007 and the George…

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12 Days of Christmas – November 2017

November

November is one of the most exciting months of the year for Pro Landscaper, marked by the magazine going perfect bound (meaning it now has a spine!). The countdown to the FutureScape event begins, and our 30 Under 30: The Next Generation winners are announced. We were amazed at the number of applications we received, and this year has without a doubt been the most difficult to shorten the list to 30. If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the winners featured within our November issue (Page 69). In our Let’s Hear It From, Mandy Buckland spoke…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Rick Davies

Operations director, Willerby Landscapes. Rick Davies became operations manager at Willerby Landscapes earlier this year, following John Melmoe’s retirement at the end of March. Willerby is a leading commercial landscaping company based at Four Elms, near Edenbridge in Kent; it specializes in all disciplines associated with the installation and ongoing maintenance of hard and soft landscape schemes, water features and specialist planters. Rick has preserved the ethos of the company that John Melmoe developed over its preceding 30 years; he plans to build on the maintenance side of the business and continue to train individuals. Our readers said: “As head of…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Pro Landscaper

Eljays44. Launched six years ago, Pro Landscaper is the UK’s leading business-to-business publication within the landscaping sector. As with every brand in Eljays44’s extensive range of business magazines, Pro Landscaper is content-driven, expertly designed and completely immersed in the industry that it represents – it is written for the industry, about the industry and by the industry. The Pro Landscaper team is also behind a number of hugely successful events, including FutureScape, ScotHort and Pro Landscaper Live, and is launching the Pro Landscaper Business Awards this year. This will be a new cross-industry awards ceremony, highlighting those who make outstanding contributions…

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12 Days of Christmas – October 2017

October

We welcomed the start of the awards season and bustling trade shows with our October issue. Following a report by the Association of Play Industries (API) on the extent to which local authorities are closing children’s playgrounds, we spoke to two local authorities that are going against the grain and finding ways to invest in play (Page 14). Peter Cunliffe of Northumbrian Landscaping Ltd told us about his route into horticulture, show gardens and a new business venture (Page 31), and we visited CW Studio in Manchester to talk about its flagship projects and the crossover between landscape architecture and…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Phil Tremayne

General manager, The Association of Professional Landscapes (APL). After he had gained an OND in nursery stock production in 1986 at Pershore, Phil transferred his skills through growing nursery stock, pot plants and bedding, garden centre sales, nursery stock sales management and landscaping. Having progressed to regional business manager at the HTA and then national business manager at the APL, Phil obtained the role of general manager for the APL at the start of 2017. It is his responsibility to support members, assist in inspections and complaints, and to set up and facilitate local meetings and seminars. Our readers said: “I’ve…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Nigel Dunnett

Director of impact, department of landscape, University of Sheffield. Nigel Dunnett is the Professor of Planting Design, Urban Horticulture and Vegetation Technology at the University of Sheffield. The promotion of urban environments that are rich in vegetation and nature is central to Nigel’s teaching and research. Together with James Hitchmough, Nigel has been active in design and consultancy, including his work on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where he was the principal horticultural and planting design consultant. Nigel has regularly staged main show gardens at RHS Chelsea, winning a Gold medal in 2013. Our readers said: “Nigel is a leading light…

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12 Days of Christmas – September 2017

September

As the flower show season was drawing to a close, our September issue featured coverage of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, which showcases the very best of horticulture in the north. We caught up with RHS Young Designer of the Year 2017, Ula Maria Bujauskaite about her award-winning garden, as well as RHS Young Landscape Contractor of the Year, Elliott Hood and RHS Young Planting Designer of the Year, Ben Poulter (Page 19). We also profiled three successful show garden relocations to find out what they involved and how they were carried out (Page 68). We were also thrilled…

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