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

Johnsons hails successful first year of Scottish partnership

National plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York-based Johnsons of Whixley Group, has worked alongside leading Scottish nursery Craigmarloch Nurseries Ltd, to achieve a significant sales increase during the first year of the companies’ partnership. The partnership was agreed in February 2016 but the roots of the relationship can be traced back more than 20 years, when the companies first started working with one another. Johnsons has been able to reach new and existing customers in Scotland on a much greater scale, through Craigmarloch’s own distribution network. More than 500 trolleys of stock have been delivered, while…

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idverde and partners’ Adopt-a-Station garden project goes from strength to strength

One year after idverde UK worked in partnership with The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Malden Manor Community Project, and South West Trains to construct a pocket community garden at Malden Manor Station, the project continues to go from strength to strength. On 31 March this year the raised planters at the station’s John Millais Everest Garden were redesigned and re-planted by the ‘Adopt-a-Station’ group, supported by idverde, South West Trains, and Kingston Council. The low maintenance all year round planting scheme was designed by idverde’s professional services team. The planting day was attended by local community members, students from…

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Greenfingers garden re-leaf days raise over £500,000

Early reports indicate that Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day 2017 will stand out as a record breaker in terms of industry participation, sponsorship, and for the grand total raised since 2012 now at an incredible half a million pounds. 100 walkers – the most ever fundraisers for any single Garden Re-Leaf Day event – took part in this year’s walk through Cambridgeshire, which was sponsored by Scotsdales, GTN, LOFA, Outback, Briers, Cadix UK Ltd, GIMA, Kelkay, Town & Country’s Mark Butler, Hozelock, SBM Life Science, Youngs Coaches and Quinton Edwards. The event has so far raised £25,000 – smashing last year’s…

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Green-tech finalists in two local business awards

Leading landscaping supplier Green-tech has received not one but two accolades this week, having been listed as finalists in the Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards for both Employer Of The Year and Best Large Business 2017. The recognition comes at a time of continued growth for the business with the increase of team members to 70, the recruitment of two new apprentices and the best trading month in the history of Green-tech. The Harrogate Business Awards are highly regarded within the North Yorkshire region, profiling a variety of independent companies that are carving their own way in the world of business….

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Charcon provides supplies to regeneration project: Gateshead BIG

Charcon, the commercial hard landscaping division of Aggregate Industries, has supplied a complementary range of precast concrete flags, blocks and kerbs to Evolution Gateshead for its renowned multi-million regeneration project: Gateshead BIG. Gateshead BIG is the UK’s largest residential regeneration programme outside of London. It consists of 19 sites which will be developed over the next 15-20 years, covering 70 hectares of land and delivering 2,400 new, good-quality homes and fantastic neighbourhoods that people will want to live and grow in. Phase 1 of the development, which commenced in March 2014 and is due to complete this coming June, includes…

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Horticulture Careers sets new standard for recruitment with innovative account management system

2017 has been a huge year for Horticulture Careers, with the implementation of our new account management system. This means no more placing job adverts and hoping for the best, and no more sifting through CVs from underqualified candidates. Now you can sit back and let your Horticulture Careers account manager actively headhunt the best candidates for your vacancy, ensuring quality over quantity. We use a variety of recruitment tools, including our own internal CV database, a variety of external CV databases, Horticultural forums and social media, to source top level candidates. We can also manage your account by promoting…

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Scotland festival celebrates rhododendrons – it’s ‘second national flower’

Gardens and horticultural businesses throughout Scotland are taking part in a nationwide celebration of Scotland’s “second national flower” – the rhododendron. Organised by Discover Scottish Gardens and supported for the first time this year by VisitScotland, the Scottish Rhododendron Festival runs until 31 May. It incorporates a number of existing festivals and events as well as highlights other public spaces where visitors can enjoy the spectacular blooms. Coming hot on the heels of the increasingly popular Scottish Snowdrop Festival, the Scottish Rhododendron Festival (1 April – 31 May) includes public gardens, castle grounds and estates from Dumfries & Galloway up…

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National Lottery backs ambitious plan to save twenty species threatened with extinction

In one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken, 20 UK species facing extinction will be brought Back from the Brink thanks to £4.6 million from the National Lottery. A further 200 species, including long-eared bat, pine marten, willow tit and lesser butterfly orchid will be brought Back from the Brink. Back from the Brink will address the needs of threatened species in 150 key habitats and landscapes across England from the Yorkshire Dales to Cornwall.  It will focus on saving some very rare and elusive species from extinction, including the shrill carder bee, chequered skipper butterfly, ladybird spider and…

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Regeneration boost for Seaton Carew with coastal communities fund

Councillors in Hartlepool have been celebrating after hearing that Seaton Carew is set to benefit from a £600,000 Coastal Communities Fund grant to breathe new life into the resort. Hartlepool Council is one of 33 areas in England to receive funding which was announced by the Government’s Communities Secretary Sajid Javid. The funding will form part of a £1.3m package of improvements for the resort which is expected to be completed by March 2018. Hartlepool Council is the other main funding provider with support from the private sector. Improvements will include the creation of a new outdoor leisure park with…

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World landscape architecture month 2017: join the photocall

As part of April’s World Landscape Architecture Month 2017, the Landscape Institute is encouraging members to take part in an international social media campaign organised by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). World Landscape Architecture Month celebrates landscape architect-designed spaces all over the world, promoting the profession and introducing the public to the concept of designed spaces. ASLA aims to celebrate get people taking and sharing pictures of landscape design of all scales in order to raise awareness of the work that landscape architects do. To take part, download ASLA’s ‘This is landscape architecture’ card, photograph your favourite designed space with the card…

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