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April 20, 2018

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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

The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day is a blooming success

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Garden designers and landscapers visited one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, Wyevale Nurseries, in Hereford yesterday to see its new product developments for the coming year. The founder and principal at the Cotswold Gardening School, Caroline Tatham and garden designer and TV presenter, Kate Durr, were the guest speakers at the Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We would like to thank everyone who attended our Open Day. It was a great event and such a fantastic opportunity for our current and potential customers to meet our team and take…

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Donations to Greenfingers Turn Old in to Gold campaign are auctioned

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Donations to Greenfingers’ Turn Old into Gold scheme were auctioned off earlier this month and have raised over £2,300 – the charity is now urging other suppliers to donate unwanted stock. At the beginning of June Greenfingers auctioned off generous donations from Wyevale Nurseries, Wyevale Garden Centres and The Scotts Company at auctioneers W & H Peacocks in Bedford. The donations from Wyevale Nurseries included all the plants used in Wyevale Garden Centre’s awarding winning garden from this years’ RHS Malvern Spring Garden Show – which won a Gold Medal and the prestigious Best Garden in Show award. This donation…

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Wyevale Nurseries helps raise £1,000 for Greenfingers

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford recently (June, 2016) helped to raise £1,000 for Greenfingers by taking part in its ‘Turn Old into Gold’ fundraiser. Wyevale Nurseries raised the money by auctioning off some of its plants in aid of the charity, which creates gardens for children who spend time in hospices across the UK. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We donated approximately 800 plants to be auctioned off. Some of the stock was from us and some were donated by Wyevale Garden Centres, which recently had a show garden at the…

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Clematis Nubia Evipo59 wins Visitor Vote Award at HTA National Plant Show

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Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, have voted Clematis Nubia Evipo59 from Darby Nursery Stock as best in show at the New Plant Awards. The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 100 entries in this year’s awards visitors were spoilt for choice. Clematis Nubia Evipo59, bred by Guernsey Clematis, is a stunning compact free flowering Clematis with striking deep red flowers with red anthers. Full Visitor Vote results were:- Best Shrub & Climber and best in show –  Clematis Nubia Evipo – Darby Nursery Stock Best Annual – Nemesia Aroma…

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Fashion event success for Clifton Nurseries

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The launch of fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s ‘Mirage’ clothing range was hosted last week by Clifton Nurseries (newly part of the Gavin Jones Group) on 15 June and prevailed despite the on/off rain. With numerous members of the fashion industry in attendance the event was packed with an abundance of plants, flowers and trees and held in a glass house in the heart of Little Venice. With a bespoke flower curtain separating the audience and models, there were ‘Frocks and Flowers’ galore along the length of the catwalk, with models displaying Matthews’ latest pieces set against the Clifton Nurseries back drop. “…secret garden…

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Long service medals for Wyevale staff

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HRH Princess Anne presented three members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford with medals in June to honour their long service to the company. Commercial director, Simon Williams, IT and stock control manager, James Mattock and maintenance engineer, Graham Slade all received bronze medals from the Three Counties Agricultural Society in recognition of 30 years’ continuous service at Wyevale Nurseries. Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our colleagues and share our appreciation of them. Simon, James and Graham have contributed so much to the success of Wyevale Nurseries in…

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An interview with Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury

In early June 2016 I was fortunate to meet Professors Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury as they visited the Ely nursery of Barcham Trees. The couple were in the UK for a week in order to make a presentation to the Society of Garden Designers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and to address the Arboricultural Association. Mike Raupp is Professor of Entomology at the University of Maryland, USA. The focus of his research is to elucidate the mechanisms by which plants escape attack from herbivorous insects. His goal is to create sustainable landscape systems with minimal dependence on synthetic…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ stand to be 100% new plants

The Wyevale Nurseries’ stand at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June 21 & 22, 2016) will be all about its new plants this year. Following the appointment of Ben Gregory as new products development manager, the nursery has been fully focussed on bringing new and innovative plants to market. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “At the National Plant Show in 2015 we walked away with the prestigious Best Stand in Show Award with our inspirational ‘Inside Out’ stand, this year the stand is all about our new plants….

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68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

AIPH

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner.  There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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Johnsons of Whixley going for Gold at National Plant Show

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Nationwide plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is set to introduce a brand new plant to the market at this year’s National Plant Show in a bid to scoop gold in the New Plant Awards. Hosted by the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) from 21-22 June, the National Plant Show takes place at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry and is the biggest horticultural show for garden centre plant buyers in the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is hoping to scoop gold for its new plant ‘Geranium Miss Heidi’ in the show’s New Plant Awards…

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