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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

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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Garden designer to speak at Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Day

An RHS gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter will be the guest speaker at an Open Day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries (June, 2016). The Open Day at Wyevale Nurseries will take place on Thursday, 30 June and Kate Durr will be hosting a talk entitled ‘Winning with Wyevale’ all about using Wyevale plants in her RHS Malvern show garden in 2015. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted that Kate will be attending our Open Day, which is aimed at primarily our garden designers and landscape customers….

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Johnsons of Whixley launches horticulture course for landscape architects

National plant nursery business Johnsons of Whixley is offering landscape architects the opportunity to gain practical skills in horticulture. The expert UK grower will be hosting a free course specifically aimed at landscape architects to broaden their knowledge of planting in the landscape. The course is open to all levels, from graduates and junior architects, right up to directors and partners working across the UK. Johnsons of Whixley is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to garden centres across the UK. The in-depth full day training will be led…

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Sensational summer events at Knoll Gardens

As the weather warms up there is a host of outdoor activities to look forward to at Dorset’s Knoll Gardens this summer. The season begins with a special day in celebration of National Volunteers Week. On 3 June anyone who volunteers in any capacity can visit the garden free-of-charge. All you have to do is show some proof of your volunteering status on arrival. Then, on 11 June there’s another free admission day, this time for local wildlife enthusiasts. Knoll works closely with the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) to make the garden wildlife friendly and has designated 11 June as…

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Hillier to introduce Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Bred and trialled by some of Europe’s foremost growers, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Kanmara’® is an exciting new introduction to the UK this year and exclusive to Hillier Nurseries. A true statement plant for the garden with its huge, rounded flowerheads and compact habit, these hydrangeas are available in subtle accent colours with a degree of sophistication rarely seen in Hydrangea macrophylla. Hillier’s plant experts have hand-selected a range of six of the most beautiful colours in the series to suit every planting scheme – (pictured clockwise from top left) Rose, Champagne, Deep Pink, White, Lilac and Pink. The flowerheads are carried…

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AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017 entries now open

Growers of ornamental finished plants and trees are encouraged to show the world how good they are by entering the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017. In partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the awards recognise best practice in horticultural production. In addition to a category for ‘Finished Plants and Trees’ there are also categories for ‘Young Plants’ and ‘Cut Flowers and Foliage’. Winning the gold finished plants and trees award in 2016 was Costa Farms, USA, that went on to become the overall 2016 IGOTY winner. Silver went to Majestic…

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Fordingbridge selected to build bespoke pavilion for Hillier at Chelsea

The dominant structural feature of this year’s landmark Hillier exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is set to be the striking open-sided pavilion, which will frame the view across the waterfall to the planting beyond. Designed by Hillier’s guest designer, Sarah Eberle, the pavilion has been manufactured in West Sussex by the specialist  design and build team at Fordingbridge plc. This bespoke garden room is made of a granite-grey powder-coated steel frame inlaid with iroko wood slats and weighs a staggering five tonnes. It will take two articulated lorries to transport the flat-packed structure from Chichester to the Chelsea…

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Second Trees Connect journey starts shortly

The second Trees Connect cycle ride across Europe is due to start shortly, with cyclists planting trees along the route. On 28 May, cyclists will set off from Berlin, travelling through Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and France before arriving at Dover on 7 June. Unlike most sponsored cycle rides, the travelling will be only the secondary aim. The main purpose is to plant disease-resistant elm trees as they travel. The Lorberg nursery, which is providing the trees, will match public donations with an equal value of trees. In the first event, last year, 200 trees were planted on the route…

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