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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

Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Dan Pearson

Principal, Dan Pearson Studio. Dan Pearson trained at RHS Garden Wisley and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, gained student scholarships in Spain and the Himalayas, and spent two years working at the Jerusalem and Edinburgh Botanic Gardens respectively. Dan began his career as a garden and landscape designer in 1987, and was one of the earliest contemporary practitioners of naturalistic perennial planting in the UK. Dan is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and in 2012 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has designed five award-winning RHS Chelsea gardens, the most recent of which…

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12 Days of Christmas – May 2017

May

May is possibly the busiest month of the horticultural calendar, so it’s no surprise that the May issue of Pro Landscaper is a bumper edition. Firstly, we announced the launch of our brand-new event series, Pro Landscaper Live, with the first taking place in Manchester at the end of May (Page 16). Garden designer Tracy Foster spoke to us about getting young people into horticulture, why she teaches design courses for non-professionals looking to design their own gardens, and the run up to Chelsea 2017 (Page 27). Chelsea regular Landscape Associates was the focus for our Company Profile this month,…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Cleve West

Owner, Cleve West Landscape Design. Cleve runs an award-winning studio in South West London and has been designing gardens since 1990. His first book, Our Plot, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in nearby Bushy Park. Cleve is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and has eight RHS gold medals to his name, including Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea in 2011 and 2012. Built in 2012, Cleve’s design for the award-winning Horatio’s Garden at the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust in Salisbury has shown just how positive an effect gardens can have on both physical and spiritual…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Christopher Bradley-Hole

Managing director, Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape. Christopher Bradley-Hole Landscape is a design consultancy that creates innovative modern gardens for contemporary landscapes. Its designs showcased at RHS Chelsea have been influential in changing the climate for British attitudes to garden design; exhibiting in 1997, 2000 and 2003, Christopher won three Gold medals and Best Garden award. He teaches landscape design to students at the diploma course at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and is the author of The Minimalist Garden, which won the Garden Writers Guild Award for Book of the Year 1999/2000. Our readers said: “Helped garden designers become considered for commercial…

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12 Days of Christmas – April 2017

April

For the first time in Pro Landscaper history, we invited a guest editor on board for our April issue. John Melmoe took over the reins, and took the opportunity to look back on an incredible career as he stepped down after 32 years as managing director of Willerby Landscapes (Page 69). We also spoke to Rick Davies, who is now at the helm of the company following John’s retirement, about how he plans to take the business forward (Page 73), and we took part in a day of site visits to find out about the projects Willerby Landscapes delivers (Page…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Ann-Marie Powell

Principal, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens. Having studied Hard Landscapes and Garden Design at Capel Manor College, Ann-Marie Powell set up her own garden design practice in 1999, within four years of graduating with Distinction. Ann-Marie Powell Gardens creates innovative gardens, winning Gold medals at RHS Hampton Court and Chelsea. Ann-Marie has been a popular presenter on gardening programmes such as The Great Garden Challenge and the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. She is also the author of three garden design books and last year became a patron of Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to creating outdoor spaces for children who…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Andy Sturgeon

Managing director, Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design. Andy Sturgeon is one of the UK’s leading garden designers, having won seven Gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show between 2005 and 2016, as well as Best in Show in 2010 and 2016. Having previously worked as a landscape gardener, Andy graduated from the Welsh College of Horticulture in 1987; he then founded his practice, Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design, in 1988. The practice’s work is often featured on television, and Andy has been involved in presenting a number of gardening programmes; since 2005 this has included presenting the Chelsea…

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12 Days of Christmas – March 2017

March

Our March issue usually marks the start of brand new features, with a magazine jam-packed with exciting content, and this year was no exception. We kicked off a series of diary entries from garden designer Manoj Malde and contractor Dan Riddleston, where they updated us on the various stages of their show gardens for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 (Page 27). We also introduced the Landscape Architect’s Journal, which showcases the latest projects on the drawing board for a different landscape architecture practice each month, starting with re-form, based in Leeds (Page 38). Carrying on the theme of landscape…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Andrew Wilson

Partner, Wilson McWilliam Studio. Award-winning garden designer, lecturer and writer Andrew Wilson is a founding director of The London College of Garden Design (LCGD) and partner at Wilson McWilliam Studio, a London-based design practice that specialises in contemporary private gardens and landscapes in London and the South East of the UK, as well as internationally. He is a Fellow and former chairman of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD). Andrew has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show several times, as well as at the Singapore International Garden Show in 2014; he served as the RHS’s Chair of Assessors for show gardens…

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Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Alan Titchmarsh

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TV personality. After leaving school at the age of 15, Alan Titchmarsh became an apprentice gardener at his local nursery, continuing with full-time training at horticultural college and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Alan was the main presenter of Gardeners’ World and the hugely popular Ground Force; he now presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, which returned for its sixth series this year. The author of more than 50 gardening books, Alan also writes regularly in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, and is the gardening correspondent for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express. Alan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria…

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