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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

Bernhard’s Nurseries supplies Wakehurst’s Winter Garden

Wakehurst

Following a successful tender bid, Bernhard’s Nurseries is supplying 13,000 plants to the newly created Winter Garden at Wakehurst, Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden. Plant supply is now underway and the project is due to be completed in March. Bernhard’s general manager, John Marsden said:  “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Wakehurst, supplying interesting plants to such an iconic location.” Southern sales manager Lewis Normand added: “I’m sure the public will be engaged by this new addition to the garden and I’m very much looking forward to seeing it myself when complete.” Bernhard’s Nurseries is a 70-year-old family-owned…

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New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

Glendale

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

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Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy

Staff training at the new Palmstead Nurseries academy.

‘To be the best we can be’ is the motto of the new staff training academy launched by Palmstead Nurseries Ltd, in Wye, Kent, this week. “Staff training will help to create a wider understanding of what we do as a business,” Mark Hutchinson, the managing director, says. “Our motto applies to each person, each team, the company and Palmstead Nurseries within the horticultural industry.” Taking place at the company’s new training facilities, Palmstead Nurseries have designed two training streams; ‘Hands on Horticulture’ — led by marketing manager Nick Coslett, with help from other members of the nursery and external trainers —…

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Wildflowers embraced by the University of York

Wildflower Turf

Leading wildflower expert Wildflower Turf has made the grade by providing the University of York with a biodiverse boost to newly-built campus facilities. Based in Hampshire but having recently expanded operations to include a new growing site in Yorkshire, Wildflower Turf worked closely with the University’s landscape partners to enhance the area around the recently completed Piazza Learning Centre. Situated within a picturesque lakeside setting, the Piazza Learning Centre is both sympathetic to the natural landscape whilst also being fully accessible to the University of York’s student population. The new building contains a range of high-quality learning spaces and facilities…

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Kew’s magnificent Temperate House to re-open in three months’ time

Kew

A lengthy and complex construction project, which has seen one of Kew’s, and indeed London’s, most iconic buildings closed to the public since 2013, is coming to an end. The last of the scaffolding has been removed, the final paintwork is being carried out, and the removal of hoardings draws near. As these works progress, a brand new Temperate House is slowly emerging. Retaining its Victorian splendour yet embodying cutting-edge engineering, the Temperate House is on its final journey to reclaim its place as the world’s greatest glasshouse. The true jewel in Kew’s crown, it will be a sanctuary for…

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Confor says imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years

Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by industry body Confor. The UK’s elm, larch and ash trees have all been devastated by imported pests and diseases, and there are many more which threaten both timber businesses and native wildlife. Confor’s new report, available here, outlines the problems and identifies how to resolve them. One of the threats is imported plants in soil-filled pots, widely used by gardeners and landscapers. These enter the country with few checks or regulations and pose…

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Clifton Nurseries announces new ownership

Clifton Nurseries

Following Nurture Landscapes acquisition of Gavin Jones Ltd. on 1 February 2018, the ownership of Clifton Nurseries has been acquired by two of its directors, Martyn Mogford and Will Clark, and Clifton Nurseries will now trade independently with the existing teams at its nurseries in Little Venice and Woburn Hill, Surrey. Clifton Nurseries will continue to build on its reputation and ethos of ‘Inspiring gardeners since 1851’, and under the lead of its retail director, David Morley, the team will continue to further develop the customer experience and trading performance of its retail, landscaping and garden maintenance operations at both of…

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Horticultural nursery helps Haggerston Castle to bloom

Johnsons of Whixley

A leading plant nursery has completed a three-year long project supplying plants to a Northumberland Holiday Park. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run horticultural nursery based in North Yorkshire, has supplied plants to two landscaping and construction companies as part of a major long-term project at Haggerston Castle. The first phase of stock included native trees, hedging, ornamental and specimen shrubs which was supplied to Brambledown Landscapes Ltd in Durham, who undertook the initial landscaping, between autumn 2013 and spring 2015. The 200-acre nursery then supplied various phases of stock to P1 Solutions from Edinburgh who undertook the second phase of landscaping…

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New sales and marketing director at Crowders Nurseries

Crowders

Crowders Nurseries has appointed a new sales and marketing director, James Carter. Speaking about his new appointment, James said: “When Robert Crowder first approached me to discuss this opportunity I knew it was just what I have been looking for. Crowders have a long-established reputation for excellence within the nursery sector. I am looking forward to getting to know the personalities within the industry and helping Crowders to cement their reputation as a leading nursery stock supplier.” Chairman of Crowders, Robert Crowder, said: “James has an extraordinary passion for horticulture and an exceptional knowledge of plants. He also brings an…

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Johnsons supplies plants to ‘Best Large Park in Britain’

Johnsons of Whixley

A leading horticultural nursery has supplied plants to a holiday resort which has been awarded as the ‘Best Large Park in Britain 2017’. Johnsons of Whixley, a family-run plant nursery based in North Yorkshire, supplied 346 trees and 15,000 hedge, shrub and herbaceous plants to Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in the Lake District, which has been named as the Best Large Park in Britain 2017 at the Hoseasons Best in Britain awards. The prestigious awards recognise holiday parks and resorts from across the UK for their dedication to tourism and providing exceptional experiences. Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, which opened in…

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