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April 25, 2018

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Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sensory tours of the famous rose garden -

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outdoor Creations celebrates 10th Anniversary -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hard Landscaping features on Trailfinders South African Wine Estate Garden -

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Lifestyle Gardens revealed for RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Monday, April 23, 2018

National Children’s Gardening Week -

Monday, April 23, 2018

BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members -

Monday, April 23, 2018

GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille -

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Yorkshire horticulturist sees life’s work immortalised

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BBC Look North’s Harry Gration this week helped unveil a statue commemorating horticulturist John Richardson’s more than 60 years’ service to the industry. The statue, named ‘The Spirit of the Nurseryman’, has been created by wire sculptor Derek Kinzett, and is sited inside the entrance to the business’s main building. First established in 1921, Johnsons of Whixley was purchased by Richardson in 1964 and the business is today recognised as one Europe’s largest commercial nurseries. His three sons, Graham, Andrew and Iain, serve as joint managing directors, while several grandchildren also have roles within the business. Starting with eight full-time…

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Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

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Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: In the red corner: Jacob Botting and Harvey Miller (Company: Bespoke Outdoor Spaces) And in the blue corner: Dan McGeoghegan and Ryan Bell (Company: The Plants & Paving Company) The two teams now go forward to each build a Show Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin – both displaying a wide variety of techniques and materials requiring…

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Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds 

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William Dyson, the man behind ‘Hens & Garden’s’, Kent’s premier celebration of hen-keeping and smallholding, is probably best-known in the horticultural world for his world-renowned salvia collection, but for William, hens are as important as plants in his garden in Sevenoaks.   William is a breeder of pure and rare-breed poultry and is particularly interested in promoting the old utility breeds. He says: “The beautiful  blue eggs of the Cream Legbar, the dark brown eggs of the Welsummer and Copper Black Marans and the pure white elegance of the rare French Hergnies eggs are something special to behold. We really…

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BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan

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On Monday 29 March 2018, BALI’s Chief Executive Wayne Grills joined 27 leading organisations and businesses in Scotland to present The Scottish Horticulture Action Plan to Scottish parliament. As a withstanding member of the Horticulture Panel, Wayne has been instrumental in the creation of the document. The Plan focuses on five key areas where horticulture has a significant role to play. The areas are Education, Health/Well-Being, Environment, Economy and Tourism. By 2022, the aim is to: Ensure all school children have the opportunity to grow plants and garden, to learn more about the environment and understand the importance of a…

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Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping?

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As companies across the UK are scrutinised over consistency of pay between men and women, Pro Landscaper investigates to see whether the pay gap is a significant issue within the landscaping industry. Since Iceland has introduced legislation making it illegal to pay staff unequally for doing the same jobs, questions have been raised in parliament to consider the introduction of similar laws in the UK, which has a current gender pay gap of 9.1%. A recent survey of over 2,000 UK based companies revealed that men are paid approximately 21% more than women within landscaping and forestry firms. In terms…

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Outdoor Creations continues growth

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As part of its continued growth strategy, Outdoor Creations has added four new experienced members of staff to join its internal management team. Peter Appleyard takes up the position of project manager bringing extensive experience from within the landscaping industry. Carolyn Allen has been appointed as office manager, a new and much needed supporting role to the management of Outdoor Creations internal operations. Simon Johnson has taken the role as garden designer and will also oversee the company’s garden aftercare service. Alex Stevenson has been appointed as landscape manager and will be involved in several differing aspects of the business…

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Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show

Capel Manor College is celebrating after receiving a Gold award and Best in Show for its garden design at this year’s Young Gardeners of the Year competition at the Ascot Spring Garden Show over the weekend. The annual competition, now in its eighth year, is organised by TV Gardener David Domoney in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. These annual awards celebrate the best of young British talent in garden design and offer students a great opportunity to create show-stopping, sustainable gardens seen by thousands of visitors at the garden show. “Our apprentices worked brilliantly as a team…

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Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary

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Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey at a press launch on 21 March 2018, which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford. Recognised as the first person to invent and use the title ‘landscape gardener’, Humphry Repton regarded himself as the rightful successor to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Repton produced over 400 designs and schemes for gardens great and small, but of these, he stated, “none were more fully realised than at Woburn Abbey”. He published his theories in two influential books, Observations on the…

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The Ascot Spring Garden Show makes its inaugural bloom

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With an ‘early burst of summer’ set to hit southern England this weekend with highs of up to 24c expected, a visit to the inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show should be on every keen gardener’s agenda. The high-quality boutique event showcases 12 inspiring gardens, specialist nurseries with plants for sale, a range of quality exhibitors and free expert advice with the world-famous Ascot Racecourse providing an iconic backdrop. A key highlight of this brand-new show is the complimentary Talks Theatre which plays host to a line-up of horticultural professionals offering expert advice, gardening tips, a sprinkle of humour and a…

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RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that a design by Harris Bugg Studio has been chosen for a new Kitchen Garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater. Located within the historic Walled Garden, the Kitchen Garden is a key element of the masterplan for the fifth RHS Garden devised by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Submitted as part of a nationwide competition, the design by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg takes its cues from the rich heritage of the Worsley New Hall estate and its surroundings while looking to the future of fruit and vegetable…

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