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December 11, 2017

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Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries help charity with garden at Sophie House

Wyevale

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has collaborated with Nick Dunn of Frank Matthews of Tenbury Wells and together supplied the trees and plants for a charity garden on the outskirts of the city. Chris Bennewith, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, assisted in the planning of the garden for Sophie House, part of the Martha Trust, which provides lifelong and respite care for young people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We were delighted we could help the charity as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with the new garden…

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Johnsons of Whixley selected to supply West Kensington memorial garden

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading national plant nursery, has been selected by The Landscape Group id verde to supply Gwendwr Gardens in West Kensington – a public garden to remember those killed in the Blitz. Johnsons secured the contract worth £13,000 following a competitive tender issued by Coventry-based The Landscape Group, part of the id verde Group which is the European market leader for the management, maintenance and construction of natural and urban landscapes. As part of the renovation works, overgrown foliage was cut back to make way for the new planting scheme supplied by Johnsons of Whixley, comprising of…

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Laurica helps create Giant ‘Ball’ of Laurels!

Although the dust has now settled on the Floralies 2016, one image remains ‘live’ in the mind. The Giant ‘Ball’ of laurels on the Bijloke site will always live in the memory. Daniël and Nele Ost were the designers of this large piece that was displayed in the middle of the Bijloke. The main supplier of this object was of Jabbeke based Laurica plants, who provided over 660 small plants that we together shaped into one giant ‘ball’ of Laurels. They additionally provided all laurels on the opposite side of our installation. Large shell of Woven Bamboo Yann Callaert, general…

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Caroline Tatham to host talk at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

The founder and principal at the Cotswold Gardening School has been announced as one of the guest speakers at an Open Day being held this month at Wyevale Nurseries. Caroline Tatham will be hosting a talk entitled ‘From Wyevale to Highgrove’ on Thursday, June 30 at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford. She explained: “I’m delighted to have been asked to speak at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day. I plan to put together a slide show presentation that covers the designing, building and planting of the Festival Gardens and celebrity stage at RHS Malvern Spring and Autumn shows. “I will also include examples…

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Enter for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is encouraging growers of cut flowers to enter the International Grower of the Year Awards 2017. The awards recognise best practice in horticultural production with categories for ‘Cut Flowers and Foliage’, ‘Young Plants’ and ‘Finished Plants’. Arcadia Chrysanten, based in the Netherlands, was received the gold cut flowers award and silver went to Flash Tarim Ürünleri Ltd. Sti. from Turkey. Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands, specialises in the cultivation and marketing of bunched and disbudded chrysanthemums and produces 50 million high quality branches a year for sale in both Eastern and Western Europe. The company…

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Gavin Jones Ltd acquires Clifton Nurseries (Holdings) Ltd

Gavin Jones Ltd

Gavin Jones, the award-winning landscape, garden design, construction and maintenance company, are delighted to announce that it has acquired Clifton Nurseries. Will Clark, Managing Director of Gavin Jones said: “The acquisition of Clifton Nurseries provides us with an extraordinary opportunity to invest in a unique horticultural business with a remarkable heritage; it has a distinctive offering and a we are thrilled to add it to the Gavin Jones portfolio and believe that there is great synergy between the two companies.” Clifton Nurseries has an extensive and loyal client base; it has occupied the same site in Little Venice since 1851….

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Barcham Trees’ Rupert Bentley Walls to ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Trees

Barcham Trees’ sales executive Rupert Bentley Walls is taking part in a 285-mile bicycle ride from London to Paris in aid of Fund4Treees (F4T). Barcham is one of the sponsors of the event, which begins on Saturday 28 May at the Houses of Parliament and concludes on Tuesday 31 May in Paris. Barcham’s Keith Sacre had hoped to undertake the ride, but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. F4T is a registered charity which raises money for urban tree research and particularly engages school children in the value of trees. Rupert is one of seven riders who will be taking…

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Palmstead soft landscape workshop announced

“What have plants ever done for us?” Palmstead’s annual soft landscape workshop this year will focus on the health and well-being benefits of plants and how certain plants can enhance human health while others can really make people sick. Over 150 million people have allergies in Europe. In the UK, 1 in 5 people suffer from ‘hay fever’ or ‘ allergic rhinitis’ and the prevalence of this and eczema in children have both trebled over the last three decades Nick Coslett, Marketing Manager at Palmstead in Wye said: “We are excited about our Soft Landscape Workshop in September – health…

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Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres strike Chelsea Gold for 71st consecutive year with landmark design by Sarah Eberle

Hillier beat challenges of new site, new design – and the weather – to keep Golden Legacy intact Chelsea history made as Sarah Eberle wins Gold in more categories than any other designer ever in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Innovation, plantsmanship and teamwork win over Chelsea judges The Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was a scene of high emotion this morning as the news emerged that Hillier had secured their 71st Chelsea Gold medal in row and with it, Hillier’s status as Chelsea’s most successful exhibitor. “We are absolutely thrilled that it’s a Gold,”…

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Time To Live rose by Breast Cancer Now to showcase at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A new rose is making its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week by featuring in one of the gardens part of The Sun Flower Square. The Time To Live Rose was newly created in 2015 for Breast Cancer Now and can be seen in the Room Outside garden. The Sun Flower Square, located next to the Grand Pavilion, is an industry exhibit led by Peter Seabrook based on the successful gardening campaign ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’. The beautiful Time To Live rose will be situated right in front of the garden, displayed on either end of…

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