October 24, 2017

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New technology boosts Parks Photo Competition entries -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cub Cadet showcase new Pro Z series at Saltex 2017 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

British Hardwood Tree Nursery donates young oaks for Lincoln Cathedral roof restoration in 100 years -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Award winning IQ Quarry Garden reimagined at National Memorial Arboretum -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobermore Hard Landscaping solution specified at British Airways i360 -

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

National Lottery funding for Fell Foot in Cumbria is announced by Heritage Minister

Thanks to National Lottery players, an HLF grant of £684,000 is set to transform Fell Foot Park, on the shores of Lake Windermere in Cumbria. The news, announced by Heritage Minister John Glen while on tour of Cumbria, will mean that the National Trust, owners of the site, will be able to restore key elements of this much-loved country park as part of a six year wider National Trust masterplan to turn Fell Foot into a flagship destination in the North. Visited by over 150,000 people a year, this popular but under-resourced park originally formed the majestic grounds of an early…

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New report links volunteering in nature with better mental health

This week The Wildlife Trusts published a new report which examines the effects of volunteering in nature on people’s mental health. The study was carried out by the University of Essex and found: 95% of participants who were identified as having poor levels of mental health at the start, reported an improvement in 6 weeks, which increased further over 12 weeks. The mental wellbeing of more than two-thirds (69%) of all participants had improved after just 6 weeks. Improvements were greatest for people new to volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts and those who had poor levels of mental health at…

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Heath Ponds Project wins environmental award

An engineering project designed to strengthen earth dams and improve wildlife ecology at Hampstead Heath has won the Large Scale Permanent Award, at industry body CIRIA’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The award was given jointly to Heath managers City of London Corporation, project designers Atkins and engineering firm BAM Nuttall for the environmental enhancements and improvements to habitat diversity around the project. Speaking after the awards ceremony, Karina Dostalova, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Hampstead Heath Committee, said: “A team of landscape architects, ecologists and hydrologists worked alongside engineers to ensure that the works improved water quality and…

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Aspire Landscape Management celebrates first anniversary

Aspire Landscape Management, Ashford Borough Council’s in-house grounds maintenance service, is now one year old. At the start of October 2016 the Kent council brought the responsibility for grounds maintenance across the borough back in-house. One year on the reaction from residents has been positive with the public seeing the difference Aspire is making to the borough and how bright, colourful and tidy Ashford’s open green spaces are looking thanks to all the hard work of the team. The service covers the day-to-day work of mowing, pruning, planting, clearing and litter picking on various spaces owned by the council including…

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SGD Awards 2017 – voting open for People’s Choice Award

Voting opens today for the Society of Garden Designers People’s Choice Award 2017. The award is the only award that is decided by public vote and not by the awards judging panel. 17 projects are eligible across 7 categories including three Residential Garden categories, International, Public & Communal Outdoor Space, Garden Jewel and Roof Garden. Projects range from an Eastern-inspired family garden and the mature garden of a Victorian Villa, to the redesign of a 17-acre estate in Gloucestershire from paddocks to a formal landscape, a public garden designed as a contemporary playscape and a roof garden on one of…

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GreenBlue Urban launches the ArborSystem Configurator

GreenBlue Urban are delighted to announce the launch of their FREE online tool that enables users to design a tree pit to their exact requirements. It has been a long-term ambition of GreenBlue’s to make it easier for clients to specify products and design a tree pit with ease. The new tool hosts a wide selection of tree species to compliment designs with a range of infrastructure scenarios. Incorporating ArborFlow ensures SUDS tree pits are also an option for planners and designers. Full specifications and drawings are distributed for ease of quotation and project estimation. The main purpose of the…

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Nursery chairman honoured with prestigious nomination

John Richardson, the chairman of leading horticultural nursery Johnsons of Whixley, has been shortlisted for a Lifetime Achievement Award. Richardson recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and his achievements in the industry spanning well over half a century and have been recognised by The Yorkshire Post, who have named him on the final shortlist in the Lifetime Achievement category at the upcoming Rural Awards. Starting with eight full-time staff in 1964, and an annual turnover of £33,500, Johnsons of Whixley now employs more than 100 members of full-time staff, rising to 150 seasonally, and during the last 12 months has delivered…

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Schools serve up to show off their gardening skills

More than 1,000 schools and youth groups across the UK will be taking their vegetable harvest from bed to bowl for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Big Soup Share, a week of events (2 to 8 October) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. The week will see over 75,000 green-fingered 3 to 18-year-olds harvesting their produce from the garden, devising delicious soup recipes and cooking up a feast to share with their classmates, friends, family and local community. Since its launch in 2007, the RHS Campaign for School Gardening has called for all children…

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New survey on street trees

Almost three-quarters of city people want access to greenspace or parkland within walking distance from their home, a new survey shows. Seventy-eight per cent believe that trees are essential for relaxing and making them feeling happier. A similar percentage cited their importance for health and removing air pollution. The survey was commissioned by the Woodland Trust and comes as it launches a nationwide ‘neighbourhood watch scheme’ for trees – to inspire city people to value and protect the natural wonders on their doorstep. People are urged to join forces with their neighbours and apply for one of 500 Street Trees Celebration…

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Supply to National Memorial Arboretum bears fruit for North Yorkshire nursery

Tens of thousands of plants supplied by Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire are now in full bloom. Johnsons of Whixley, based in North Yorkshire, is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector in the UK. A total of 38,000 plants, including a mixture of shrubs and herbaceous varieties, were supplied to the project as part of a contract grow in partnership with Grace Landscapes and landscape architect Andy Webster of Fira. Situated in Staffordshire, on the edge of the…

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