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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Possibility that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct

A recent article by Sky News reporter By Joanna Simpson urges the world to take notice to the “devastating realities” of global food security and climate change. Researchers have warned that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct. The State of the World’s Plants report compiled by botanists at Kew Gardens collates, for the first time, every vascular plant species in the world and identifies which are under threat. Vascular plants, which exclude mosses and algae, conduct water and minerals and constitute one of the most important elements of biodiversity by forming the foundation…

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AIPH Forum hears how International Horticultural Expos benefit city development

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Over 100 delegates from cities and horticultural trade organisations from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden attended the first AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers) International Horticultural Exhibition Forum held in China. Taking place on 30 April, just after the opening ceremony of the 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition, the forum, organised by AIPH in association with the China Flower Association (CFA) and Tangshan Municipal Government, introduced the benefits of hosting such exhibitions and brought together those that have run such Expos in the past, those already preparing Expos…

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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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