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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’ Peter Williamson Travel Award presented to Pershore College student

Nicholas Russell from Pershore College has recently (May, 2016) been presented with Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award. The 25-year-old, who is in his second year of a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, scooped the accolade after wowing the judges with a written submission and an interview. Steve Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, explained: “We would like to congratulate Nicholas on winning. The award was designed to encourage a student towards a career in nursery stock production by assisting with a practical placement at a nursery in the Netherlands. “Nicholas won the award by displaying a spirit of…

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Expo 2016 Antalya opened with world class ceremony

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President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular A1 International Horticultural Exhibition, during his speech at the Opening Ceremony of Expo 2016 Antalya on 22 April. Speaking alongside President Erdogan of Turkey, Prime Minister Davutloglu, senior Turkish government ministers, Secretary General of the BIE and ambassadors from around the world, Mr. Oosterom addressed the 5,000 guests and TV audiences telling them, “This Expo has brought together the horticulture industry, countries and their governments from all over the world around themes designed to promote ‘a green life for future generations’. Visitors will…

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Johnsons of Whixley celebrates hat-trick Gold

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading family-run, national plant nursery business near Harrogate, supplied three Gold medal winning show gardens at Harrogate Flower Show last week. The top honours of Premier Gold went to ‘Tea for Two’ by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) which featured approximately £5,000 worth of planting donated by Johnsons of Whixley. As many as 20 varieties of Johnsons’ plants, including  trees, hardy shrubs, ferns and grasses, were on display in the garden, which explored the origins of the afternoon ‘pick me up’, comparing traditions of English high tea with the Japanese tea ceremony. Other sponsors…

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Wyevale Nurseries donates rare tree to Eastnor Castle

A castle in Herefordshire owned by the Hervey-Bathurst family has recently (April, 2016) received a tree donation from a leading commercial nursery in the county. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has given Eastnor Castle, which is located at the foot of the Malvern Hills, a rare native tree called the Whitty Pear or Sorb Tree also known as the ‘True Service Tree’, Sorbus domestica. Stephen Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The donation was suggested by Hereford Botanical Society’s Chairman, Jean Wynne-Jones, and we were very happy to offer as Eastnor Castle’s Arboretum has one of the county’s outstanding tree collections and we were delighted…

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Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ to make its debut at RHS Chelsea

Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower this year will be able to see Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ in full bloom in a garden in the Grand Pavilion. Thrive, the charity that uses gardening to help people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable, has been given the opportunity thanks to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Sun’s gardening editor Peter Seabrook. Client gardeners from the charity’s Battersea garden are overseeing the germination and are delighted to be growing for such a prestigious show. They are being supported by senior horticultural therapist Steve…

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Boomkwekerij E. de Jong introduces Royal brand

In the year of the Queen of England’s 90th Birthday, Boomkwekerij E. de Jong offers its own Royal brand. The Royal Hedge is new to the assortment and are available from 50cm long. Janny de Jong said: “These ready hedges are very easy to process, with immediate results. They are also ideal for your balcony or your terrace. We also have them with beautiful grasses.” This leading nursery will make their Four Oaks debut later this year where further examples of their tree production will be available to see. Email janny@entspecialist.nl to ensure you receive their weekly availability listing.

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Rupert Bentley Walls joins Barcham Trees

Rupert Bentley Walls has been appointed sales executive by Barcham Trees, having spent the previous 10 years as senior tree officer for the London Borough of Hackney. Prior to this, he has worked in both the private and charitable sectors with organisations such as Groundwork, and was the first employee of Trees for London, which has evolved into Trees for Cities, a charitable trust across the UK. He has considerable expertise in planting, species selection, establishment and community engagement, local authority management structures, service provision, and understands how tree officers function. He was until recently on the executive committee of…

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Johnsons of Whixley scoops award at Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards 2016

Leading national plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley has scooped best family-run business of the Year at its local Harrogate Advertiser Business awards 2016. The company, run by three generations of the Richardson family, was awarded best family business at the glittering ceremony in Harrogate on Thursday 14 April. Johnsons of Whixley was recognised by the judges as a vital component of the local economy with a clear division of responsibilities and focus, and a management structure that ensures fluid decision-making. Currently 12 family members work at Johnsons of Whixley at its head office near Harrogate. Graham Richardson, managing director…

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Johnsons of Whixley secures contract with Grace Landscapes

National plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley has secured a new contract with Grace Landscapes to provide over 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants as part of a landscape upgrade scheme at Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre in Scotland. Johnsons secured the five figure contract following a competitive tender issued by West Yorkshire and North East based Grace Landscapes in March this year. The contract grow order will see Johnsons’ wholesale commercial division supply over 7,500 plants via Grace Landscapes to Glasgow Fort’s contracted landscape architect, Macgregor Smith, who is leading on creating a new landscape identity for the shopping centre…

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Wyevale Nurseries lends plants to Highgrove Garden Festival

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has this month (April, 2016) loaned a range of topical herbaceous perennials, shrubs and ferns to the Highgrove Garden Festival. Wyevale Nurseries has provided the plants, which are representative of the traditional planting at Highgrove, to be used for displays during the Festival from April 11 until 16. Adrian Hoare, garden design and domestic landscape sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We are delighted we could help Highgrove with its plant displays for its Garden Festival next week. It looks to be a brilliant event with a range of fantastic well-known…

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