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April 21, 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

Hillier showing support for The Silver Line

Hillier

Hillier is once again joining forces with The Silver Line charity, raising funds through the sale of two striking Lavender varieties. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line’, a popular line introduced at Chelsea Flower Show 2016, is once again available along with a delightful new variety, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Silver Line Blue’. For every plant sold, Hillier will donate £1 to the charity. The Silver Line charity, set up by Dame Esther Rantzen, operates the only national, free confidential helpline for lonely isolated older people that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Last year, the…

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Wyevale Nurseries trainees given helping hand from The Rainy Day Trust

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Two management trainees at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford have each been given a grant from a charity this month to help with their transport costs. Chris King and Kyle Ross, who both live in Hereford and work at Wyevale Nurseries, were each presented with £500 from The Rainy Day Trust, which is based in Birmingham. Steve Pandeli, head of supply chain operations at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who work and have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, which includes garden…

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Hillier’s RHS Chelsea by numbers

Chelsea

Ever wondered what goes into planning and installing an award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden? Every millimetre of a show garden is meticulously thought through and each aspect has to be carried out with military precision. As Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor, no company knows this better than Hillier, who will this year be seeking its 72nd consecutive gold medal. The Chelsea judges have a fine eye for detail so every little thing has to be absolutely perfect and according to the plan, as Hillier’s lead designer, Sarah Eberle knows all too well: “I have been known to lose best in…

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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%

Wyevale

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

horticulture

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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