October 17, 2017

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Amenity Forum Conference success -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WATG unveils innovative ‘Green Block’ to help make London the world’s first National Park City -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Embrace a multi-generational workforce, says Glendale -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Makita adds to their 10.8V CXT range -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Year of change brings strong results for Broadway Malyan -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK -

Monday, October 16, 2017

The University of Manchester launches new interactive tree trail -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Support the launch of the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lina’s ‘Break Free’ wins prison garden poll -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Diarmuid Gavin unveils plans for the largest container garden in the world -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Green Flag Award reveals the public’s favourite parks -

Friday, October 13, 2017

National infrastructure commsion reveals gallery of final design concepts for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Proposals to improve council’s Streets and Open Spaces service -

Friday, October 13, 2017

idverde helps transform Shepton Mallet into ‘the Snowdrop Town’ -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Willmott Dixon lands £66m Midlands universities treble -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Designs for Manchester’s proposed new Peace Garden created by landscape architecture students -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Phase two of the Greening of Vauxhall Walk opens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Council granted order to acquire land for Waterside scheme -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inclusive outdoor learning and play area from Sutcliffe Play -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hillier Nurseries announces wholesale sales team following restructure

Hillier Nurseries has introduced a new Wholesale Sales team, following a recent restructure within the department. The senior sales management team are Charlotte Hasaka, Peter Henshaw, Adam Dorber and Andy Tindale. They all have a wealth of plant knowledge and industry experience, drawn from the areas of wholesale, retail, selling, buying, production, growing, marketing and distribution. The four managers will be ably supported by the team of sales executives and administrators working at Hillier Head Office in Ampfield, near Romsey in Hampshire. Commercial head of wholesale Sarah Mills affirmed that the appointments are part of an on-going development programme across…

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Wyevale Nurseries tree sales up by 22%

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One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently announced its tree sales were up 22% year on year from August 2016 until the end of January 2017. Wyevale Nurseries tree sales have been driven by domestic landscapers and landscape contractors, who it says are concerned with biosecurity. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “One of the buzz words in the industry at the moment is biosecurity and ensuring that plant stock is coming from a known source without the danger of importing pests or diseases. “Trees are a particularly sensitive subject when it comes to biosecurity….

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Gavin Jones appoints two new directors for Clifton Nurseries

Clifton

Gavin Jones Ltd has announced the appointment of David Morley as retail director and Dennis Espley as a non-executive director to develop its Clifton Nurseries operations, acquired by the Group in June 2016. David is appointed as retail director with a combination of 29 years’ experience at a senior level with the John Lewis Partnership – most recently as general manager of both of John Lewis’ London flagship stores on Oxford Street and prior to that at Peter Jones in Chelsea – coupled with his most recent position with the RHS as director of gardens, shows and retail. Having worked with…

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Wyevale Nurseries donates 350 hedge plants to memorial

Wyevale

A new memorial to all of those who served at RAF Shobdon in Herefordshire during World War II has been given a helping hand thanks to a donation recently  of hedge plants by one of the UK’s leading nurseries in the area. RAF Shobdon is now an airfield operated by the Herefordshire Aero Club and Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has donated 350 hornbeam hedge plants to the club to be used around the new memorial. Bob Walters, who is ex-military and has worked on the memorial project from the start, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Wyevale Nurseries and the magnificent…

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Wyevale Nurseries staff raise more than £650 for St Michael’s Hospice

Wyevale

A hospice based in Hereford has received a £697.43 donation from one of the UK’s leading nurseries in the area after it hosted a series of fundraisers for the charity. The funds were raised for St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree by staff at Wyevale Nurseries throughout 2016. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted that we could raise £697.43 for the hospice, which is a lifeline to so many people and their families. Many of our staff members know first-hand of its vital work in the local community. “The money came from a few fundraisers throughout…

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JUB Holland has won the Dutch Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize 2017

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JUB Holland received the Dutch Horticulture Entrepreneur Prize 2017 during the festive awards ceremony on 11 January from chair of the Board, Nico Koomen. The judges were of the opinion that JUB Holland is an example for the bulb industry. According to the jury report: ‘The company demonstrates innovative strength, has a long family tradition, and is active in all aspects of the bulb trade. By perseverance of many generations the company has achieved a substantial position on the international market. JUB Holland stand out for their strong vision and community involvement to provide bulbs a place in society. The…

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Team expansion at Provender Nurseries

Provender

Provender Nurseries continues to grow from strength to strength since the formation back in 2013.  The shop and sundries side of the business has been and continues to be an area of rapid growth and in response a new shop team member Daniel Brown has come aboard. Daniel has a background in shop and sundries supply in the garden centre sector and is already bringing his experience to the shop and customers alike. Daniel is a welcome addition to the team and will be working closely with David Topping to process shop orders and continue the growth of the shop…

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Wyevale Nurseries staff member goes plant hunting in South America

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A MEMBER of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently just got back from a plant hunting trip to Colombia. Ben Gregory, product development coordinator at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, visited three nurseries in the country searching for some unusual plants while on holiday in December. The 24-year-old from Worcester explained: “Darwin Colombia in Bogota is an indirect supplier of ours. I wanted to experience the production style, techniques and quality of the nursery. I also wanted to explore if there were any further opportunities with them for the future that we are not currently…

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Tendercare to host talks with Shoot

tendercare

On Thursday 26 January, Shoot will be hosting two talks at Uxbridge-based nursery Tendercare. The first of these talks will be aimed at new designers just starting out, whilst the second will be more suitable for established designers looking to ensure the proper development of their garden designs by maintenance teams.   10:30am – Building your garden design business with Shoot Nicola Gammon of Shoot and Gillie Leaf of Gillie Leaf Garden Design will explore how to grow your new garden design business. They will demonstrate how Shoot’s new features for garden designers will help you and your customer to ensure the success of…

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RHS Chelsea’s most decorated designer to attend Hillier open days

Hillier

In 2016 Sarah Eberle became the most decorated designer in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show when she received a gold medal with her Hillier in Spring garden that she designed for Hillier Nursery and Garden Centres. Sarah will be working with Hillier for the 2017 show, and to celebrate the partnership Hillier has announced that Sarah will be attending its wholesaler trade days that are taking place on 7 and 8 February. The event will start at 9am at the Brentry Nursery Glasshouse with a welcome from Robert Hillier OBE, Hillier’s chairman. This will be followed by…

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