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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Johnsons of Whixley scoops award at Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2016

Leading national plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley has scooped best family-run business of the Year at its local Harrogate Advertiser Business awards 2016. The company, run by three generations of the Richardson family, was awarded best family business at the glittering ceremony in Harrogate on Thursday 14 April. Johnsons of Whixley was recognised by the judges as a vital component of the local economy with a clear division of responsibilities and focus, and a management structure that ensures fluid decision-making. Currently 12 family members work at Johnsons of Whixley at its head office near Harrogate. Graham Richardson, managing director…

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Johnsons of Whixley secures contract with Grace Landscapes

National plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley has secured a new contract with Grace Landscapes to provide over 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants as part of a landscape upgrade scheme at Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre in Scotland. Johnsons secured the five figure contract following a competitive tender issued by West Yorkshire and North East based Grace Landscapes in March this year. The contract grow order will see Johnsons’ wholesale commercial division supply over 7,500 plants via Grace Landscapes to Glasgow Fort’s contracted landscape architect, Macgregor Smith, who is leading on creating a new landscape identity for the shopping centre…

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Wyevale Nurseries lends plants to Highgrove Garden Festival

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has this month (April, 2016) loaned a range of topical herbaceous perennials, shrubs and ferns to the Highgrove Garden Festival. Wyevale Nurseries has provided the plants, which are representative of the traditional planting at Highgrove, to be used for displays during the Festival from April 11 until 16. Adrian Hoare, garden design and domestic landscape sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are delighted we could help Highgrove with its plant displays for its Garden Festival next week. It looks to be a brilliant event with a range of fantastic well-known…

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Industry gardens to host largest number of new plant introductions seen at Chelsea

The Sun Flower Square, the industry garden led by Peter Seabrook is set to display the largest amount of novelties on an exhibit at Chelsea, or any other UK show. The cross-industry floral exhibit in the Grand Pavilion features, at time of writing, has some 40 new plant introductions spread over the four gardens that make up the Square. Over 80 companies are contributing to the display which promises to showcase the best new varieties for launching into the UK market. Wyevale Nurseries will be launching a collection of new blooms on the Room Outside Garden. The Candy Collection, Dahlia…

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Imagination ignites across RHS Flower Shows for 2016

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is working with UK nurseries across all major RHS Flower Shows in 2016 to fire up imagination and display plants in new ways. Award-winning garden designer Kate Gould will be mentoring 15 growers during the show season to help put their creative ideas into practice. Taking the first steps into spring, a selection of nurseries will first display their new designs at RHS Flower Show Cardiff, before going on to RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, and finally at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July….

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Wyevale Nurseries to supply plants to Knot Garden

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is transforming the site where he had his family home for 19 years with help from one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford (March, 2016). Wyevale Nurseries is supplying 4,500 plants to the independent charity to restore the Knot Garden, part of the historic Grade II listed Park and Garden surrounding the site of Shakespeare’s family home in Stratford-upon-Avon. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are delighted to be playing our part in the creation of this major new heritage landmark, Shakespeare’s New Place, as a key part of the…

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Johnsons of Whixley to supply plants for ‘Tea for Two’ garden at Harrogate Flower Show

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading family-run, national plant nursery business near York, is set to supply approximately £3,000 worth of plants to the ‘Tea for Two’ garden at Harrogate Flower Show (21-24 April). The ‘Tea for Two’ is presented by the Yorkshire and North East British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), designed and constructed by BALI member and Johnsons’ customer, Northumbrian Landscaping. As many as 20 varieties of Johnsons’ plants, including  trees, hardy shrubs, ferns and grasses, will be on display in the garden, which celebrates the tradition and ceremony surrounding the country’s favourite tipple and compares and contrasts two traditional…

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Griffin Nurseries increases its range of large potted trees

Specimen tree and shrub grower Griffin Nurseries has just completed the latest development to their wholesale nursery with 1.5 acres of new container beds for growing larger specimen trees and multi-stems. Managing director Rupert White said: “We are always moving forward on the nursery, whether it is a state of the art greenhouse and irrigation system, harvest machinery or moving to peat-free compost. This new growing area will allow us to increase our range of specimen plants particularly multi-stemmed trees and they will all be grown in “Air Pots” to help develop a fibrous and robust root systems.” The nursery…

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Palmstead Nurseries awarded APL Award

Palmstead Nurseries in Ashford, Kent, was delighted to receive the Supplier of the Year 2016 – Grower South Award at the APL Awards 2016. It was voted by all contracting members of the association based on the supplier’s responsiveness, quality of product and service and on overall customer service. Marketing manager Nick Coslett had no knowledge that the nursery was entered for the award and was proud to collect it on behalf of the company. The nursery is situated in the North Downs and stocks a huge range of products to suit any purpose at their 53 hectare site. The…

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Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries joint open day a success

Plant retailers visited two nurseries in Hereford last week (March 9 and 10, 2016) for their joint Open Days to see their new product developments for the coming year. Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries held the Herefordshire Nurseries Customer Open Days to allow as many Planteria Managers and staff as possible to visit both sites efficiently and cost-effectively. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We were delighted with the response from all the customers who visited for our joint open days, it was a great opportunity for customers to view two of the country’s largest plant…

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