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May 26, 2018

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Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New managing director at Vitax

Vitax

Vitax announced it has appointed a new managing director following a company restructure. Daniel Wilkinson took over the helm on 1 January 2016, replacing Paul Gooding who has stepped aside to concentrate on his role as chairman. With over 20 years’ experience in the professional and consumer horticulture sector, Daniel will concentrate on driving the business forward, growing it both organically and through acquisition. Paul Gooding, Vitax’s chairman, commented: “Over the past few years Vitax has gone from strength to strength, and Daniel’s appointment confirms our commitment to the brand and our customers. With an already experienced and well respected sales team,…

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New Driveway Company appoints accomplished Lead Designer

New Driveway Company

Premier driveway installer and landscaping franchise New Driveway Company has announced it has hired a Lead Designer. Paula Snow, a 3D multi-disciplined design professional with over eight years of diverse experience in London, will be joining the company in January. Paula studied 3D Multi-disciplinary Design at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe with a consistently keen interest in art, design and photography. She is said to be looking forward to meeting a range of clients in 2016 and bringing their visions to life. Darren Field, managing director of The New Driveway Company, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Paula to the…

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New recruits at Rolawn

Rolawn

Rolawn has appointed four new members of staff as part of its ongoing company strategy of investment in people, service and products. Jonathan Hill, sales and marketing director at Rolawn, said: “These appointments are a vital investment necessary to ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the quality and reliability of products and services they have come to expect. “Over the last 40 years, Rolawn has built up an enviable reputation for quality and innovation and is regarded as being at the forefront of the industry. Having the right people working for the company plays a massive part…

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Hedges Direct grows its team

Following the 10th Birthday celebrations which have taken place throughout September, Hedges Direct is now celebrating the addition of two new team members. The marketing department has been expanded through the arrival of Daniel Bentham, a recent marketing graduate who started his time at Hedges Direct as part of the sales team before taking on the role of marketing executive. The experience gained in the sales department has already proven useful for Daniel, who has been putting his product knowledge to good use in his new role. Kate James, marketing manager, says: “Daniel’s fresh input to the team has been…

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Howard Davies joins board of Natural Resources Wales

natural resources

Howard Davies, chief executive of the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been appointed to the board of Natural Resources Wales (NRW). Howard has 26 years’ experience working in the environment sector including for Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Countryside Council for Wales’ Protected Landscapes team, and Wildlife Trusts Wales. He will serve a two-year term on the board. Dr Ruth Williams the Landscape Institute’s policy adviser for Wales, said: ‘We’re particularly pleased to see a landscape professional appointed to the board of NRW because NRW needs to take its landscape functions and duties more…

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Rachel de Thame is Plantlife’s new Vice President

Plantlife is delighted to announce its new Vice President: broadcaster, horticulturalist, writer and garden designer Rachel de Thame. “Can you imagine the British countryside without wildflowers?”asks Rachel, whose passion for gardens is firmly rooted in a love for our native flora, “No cowslips nodding by the wayside, or pale yellow primroses.  The shimmering haze of a scented bluebell wood, merely a distant memory?  Nor can I.  Wildflowers are part of our heritage, and vital to the pollinators that rely on them. A future without them is unimaginable.  That’s why I’m proud to become Plantlife’s Vice President. Since launching 25 years…

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Two new promotions at Janine Pattison Studios

News from Janine Pattison Studios on two new promotions  In keeping with the JPS ethos of developing our home grown talent, we are delighted to announce two key promotions within the company with immediate effect. Luke Mills has been promoted to senior landscape designer for commercial clients and Melissa King has been promoted to senior landscape designer for private clients. Together, they form the new JPS management team, and working alongside the directors, will oversee the next exciting phase of growth at JPS, including the relocation to much larger freehold premises in 2016. Luke joined us in 2013 with a…

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Wyevale Nurseries picks up on garden do-it-for-me trend

The do-it-for-me (DIFM) trend is emerging not only alongside DIY but in the garden industry too, says Wyevale Nurseries, which believes the move will see a bigger demand for garden designers and landscapers. In response it has now launched a new garden design and domestic landscape sales department and appointed Adrian Hoare as garden design & domestic landscape sales manager. He has been with the company for 30 years. Sales and marketing director Adam Dunnett said: “Adrian will be able to give guidance to customers on plant selection, sourcing product and finding solutions to fill the most challenging landscape designs.”…

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Jessica Evans is the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015

Jessica Evans, Head Gardener at Tintinhull Gardens, National Trust won the much sought after and nationally acclaimed Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s 2015 Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY), at the Grand Final held at the National Trust’s Barrington Court property in Somerset on 9 May. Jessica, representing the South West Branch of the Institute (CIH), won the coveted £2,500 Percy Thrower Travel Bursary, provided by the Shropshire Horticultural Society. The Bursary enables the competition winner to undertake a trip, anywhere in the world, to study a subject related to their chosen field of horticulture. After the competition, Jessica said “I am delighted…

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Have your say on horticultural qualifications and training recommendations

Calling all Landscapers and Garden Designers, Pro Landscaper is conducting a short survey to find out about your past industry education and training in addition to hearing your future plans. It will only take a few short minutes of your time and we hope to collect as much data as possible to present in an upcoming feature. The collated results will provide detail for an interesting and informative article portraying the current state of horticultural qualifications as well as aiming to help you make an informed decision on your future needs.   Landscapers: Click here to complete your corresponding survey…

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