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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

How does winning industry awards help benefit a landscaping business?

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In the words of Cube 1994‘s Sean Butler: “Industry awards give you a USP and validation for discerning clients who want their gardens to be built by the very best in the industry.” Clients not being the only priority, Sean tells us the attraction awards have to garden designers. “Awards allow designers to recognise that there is a separation in quality, and by using award winning landscapers to build their gardens, the benefits quickly become apparent.” Rae Wilkinson, of Rae Wilkinson Garden & Landscape Design informs us about how award recognition impacts her views. “Awards provide recognition from industry peers and kudos…

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Landscape designers of the future rethink Repton’s work in RHS exhibition

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Design undergraduates at Writtle University College are collaborating with RHS Libraries on an exhibition celebrating the work of influential 18th Century landscape designer Humphry Repton. The Landscape Architecture and Garden Design degree students have learnt about Repton’s principles of landscape design and his unique method of presenting to clients. The students have freshly interpreted his presentation ideas for their final year dissertation projects and their work will be exhibited in Rethinking Repton – Looking to the Past to Design for the Future at RHS Lindley Library, London, from 3 May to 22 June 2018. The exhibition has been curated as…

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Designs revealed from Ann-Marie Powell and Matt Keightly for RHS Wisley gardens

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Award-winning designers Ann-Marie Powell and Matt Keightley have revealed their designs for three new learning gardens around the planned new National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning on the Hilltop at RHS Garden Wisley, set to open in 2020. Acting as ‘living laboratories,’ the gardens will help visitors to see how horticultural science has an impact on everyday life and discover the excitement, joy and wonder of connecting with nature. Matt Keightley’s Wellbeing Garden will be a series of ‘garden rooms,’ enticing visitors to explore the many ways gardens can be used for physical and psychological therapy, natural health care…

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A look into Kingston Landscape Group’s nursery

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The Otter is one of two nurseries owned by Kingston Landscape Group, offering a wide range of plants for both trade and retail sales. Based in Ottershaw, Surrey this 18 acre site holds on average 20,000 plants with the focus being herbaceous perennials. This year the company has installed a new tree line for specimens up to 30cm girth including evergreen trees and espaliers. “The advantage of owning our own nurseries”, says managing director Steve Evans, “is that it gives us priority access at any time of year to seasonal plants. At short notice we can select the very best…

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Lynn Hill and CED Stone Group team up for The Garden Retreat: A place for living

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Lynn Hill Garden Design teams up with CED Stone Group to create an oasis of calm and tranquillity at Gardening Scotland 2018 Imagine if you will at the end of a long day at the office, pouring yourself a refreshing cool drink and escaping the world as you ease yourself into the tranquil surroundings of your garden retreat. Sink into a world of calm amongst the lush green of the planting as the wind makes its music through the leaves of the trees above. This is the world of The Garden Retreat: A place for living. The show garden being…

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April issue – Pro Landscaper

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It’s been a great April for Pro Landscaper, delving deeper into the hot button topics within the landscaping industry. Below is a roundup of this issue’s unmissable features:   INFORM APL Awards – We report back from this year’s ceremony Let’s Hear it From – Marian Boswall View from the Top – Marcus Watson on how Brexit will likely impact the sector The Power of Two – Andrew Wilson explores the concept of designers working together Give and Take – We visit Knowslet to find out about its controversial parks strategy   INSPIRE Bird’s-Eye View – Landscape Associates Ltd refreshes…

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A ‘ridiculous’ campaign to fight skin cancer in gardening

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Celebrity gardeners are backing a national sun protection campaign, using humour to fight skin cancer – melanoma, with four of the biggest names in gardening agreeing to look ‘ridiculous’ to help punch the message home. David Domoney, Adam Frost, Mark Lane and David Stevens will appear in the Watch Your Back! campaign like you’ve never seen them before, to urge people to think twice about their sun protection habits. The campaign, devised by the Melanoma Fund will feature in over 220 garden centres from May, warning gardeners that ignoring sun protection is simply ‘ridiculous’, specifically  targeting men over 50 who…

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New charity glasshouse collection to be unveiled by Alan Titchmarsh

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Griffin Glasshouses has announced plans to launch two new glasshouse designs and gardening favourite Alan Titchmarsh will be officially unveiling them at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. The new models are an expansion of the incredibly popular NGS range of glasshouses that Griffin launched six years ago to support the leading gardening charity which is the most significant charitable funder of nursing and caring charities in the country. The specialist glasshouse designer and manufacturer has supported the NGS since 2012 and the new Lavender and Tarragon are the latest additions to the exclusive range, which sees 5% of…

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JPS Landscape Design announce new senior landscape designer

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In keeping with their ethos of developing home-grown talent, award-winning practice JPS Landscape Design announce the internal promotion of Chris Hull to senior landscape designer. Following graduation from Sparsholt College, Hampshire with a BSc (Hons) in Garden Design, Chris joined JPS in 2016. Having previously studied wildlife conservation, Chris has proven to be extremely passionate about the natural world, with a particular interest in how landscape positively effects human well-being. Following his promotion, Chris will now be responsible for the delivery of all studio projects and site works, and oversee the development of all the junior studio team members. Managing…

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Handling design budgets with Catherine MacDonald

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Pro Landscaper speaks to Catherine MacDonald about handling budget expectations, and ask for Catherine’s top tips to reduce project costs without compromising a garden’s design “Due to my nature, I prefer to be completely honest with clients, telling them straight if their expectations are exceeding their budget – of course telling them in a diplomatic manner,” Catherine says. When asked about a standard client reaction to this reality check, she explains: “Sometimes this leads them to change their expectations and alter their design brief or it can lead to clients increasing their budget, to allow the garden to be completed…

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