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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

Horticulture trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards

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Reece McNaughton, an 18-year-old apprentice from Kelso, has won the Horticulture category at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which took place at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro last night. Reece was also Overall Runner-up for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year, the second highest accolade of the night Wednesday 28 March. The horticulture category runner-up spot went to 22-year-old Jennifer Wright from Dunfermline. Reece has been doing an SVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture through Borders College, while working for Mertoun Estate Gardens. He has always had a passion for learning about horticulture…

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Ground Control recruitment days

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Ground Control, the leading UK grounds maintenance company and recipient of numerous awards from institutions such as BALI for Maintenance and Landscape, and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation). The core company purpose is to create and maintain external environments that are safe and enjoyable for all. Grounds Maintenance is where it all began for the firm, who are incredibly proud of the client portfolio they’ve won and retained over the years. Ground Control continue to grow thanks to their fantastic team of managers and operatives. In April the company is welcoming workers within the industry to their recruitment days…

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A sit down with Ross Conquest

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Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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Green Living Spaces feature launches at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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New to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018, the Green Living Spaces feature, in association with London Stone and Hortus Loci, embraces contemporary living, showing how first time buyers and renters can green up their limited space and bring the outside in. Two balconies, two patios and an interior room will be packed with inspiring ideas for festival goers to take home with them. The designers will create spaces that are functional, beautiful and portable, ensuring the garden can travel with those moving houses. RHS ambassador, Jamie Butterworth and mentor of Green Living Spaces, said: “More people are on the move…

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Planting the future: Children help create England’s largest forest for a generation

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School children will plant the first of 660,000 trees in England’s largest forest for more than 30 years today.  Pupils from Wooler Middle School will help to begin the creation of the forest at Doddington North Moor, Northumberland. The new forest will provide real benefits to the North-East economy – short and long-term employment on site and a future timber supply to wood processors, including A&J Scott, which employs almost 150 people in nearby Wooperton. The trees to be planted at the site have been provided by regional nurseries – Cheviot Trees near Berwick-upon-Tweed and Trees Please in Corbridge. Environmental benefits…

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Alan Titchmarsh and the Duchess of Bedford open Woburn Abbey exhibition

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Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE visited Bedfordshire’s Woburn Abbey & Gardens today where he met with the Duchess of Bedford, Matthew Hirst (curator of the Woburn Abbey Collection), Martin Towsey (Estate Gardens manager) and Keir Davidson (author of ‘Woburn Abbey, The Park & Gardens’) for the launch of a new exhibition marking the bicentenary of the first landscape gardener, Humphry Repton. Alan Titchmarsh MBE said: “I am delighted to be opening an exhibition which celebrates the work of a man whose prime object was to beautify the land surrounding a fine country house and to help house and garden work in harmony. Repton and…

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Green-tech signs up for a further three years as BALI Awards headline sponsor

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BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, award-winning supplier of products to the landscaping, forestry and horticulture sectors, has renewed its headline sponsorship of the BALI National Landscape Awards for a further three years, commencing this year. The company’s initial three year sponsorship, from 2015-2017, coincided with the most successful period in the BALI Awards’ history.  The number of entries hit an all-time high and attendance at the Awards ceremony in December 2017 exceeded 1000, making the BALI Awards the largest and most prestigious landscape awards in Europe. Green-tech is an active and passionate member of BALI. The company’s Chairman, Richard Kay…

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The Society of Garden Designers pays tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE

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‘I strive to create proportions that are correct in the design to realise a comfortable space for whoever the user, and to ensure that the house which the design surrounds sits comfortably within its embrace.’  John Brookes FSGD MBE. An icon of garden design, it is not an exaggeration to say that John Brookes FSGD MBE has influenced us all as designers. Brookes enjoyed a breathtakingly diverse and broad career from the late 1950’s working until his death last week leading the way forward from traditional to modern garden design. His association with gardens started with his parents, growing vegetables…

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Remembering John Brookes

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John Brookes, FSGD and MBE has passed away at the age of 84. Renowned across the industry for nigh on creating the garden design profession, John began designing gardens back in the 1950s and completed projects all over the world. In tribute to his legacy, The Garden Museum has introduced an exhibition called: ‘John Brookes – The Man Who Made the Modern Garden’, which will be open until 25 March 2018. The exhibition displays works across his 55-year-long career, from early ‘grid’ designs to his more recent projects. Aiming to inspire the new wave of garden designers, John had published…

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National Garden Scheme helps Perennial support more horticulturalists

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The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has made a donation of £130,000 to Perennial, which will allow the charity to reach even more horticulturists in need this year. As Perennial’s largest single donor, the NGS and its annual contribution make a huge difference in extending the reach of Perennial’s services to help those whose lives have reached crisis point. The NGS has been supporting the work of Perennial for over 30 years and this long-term partnership has enabled the charity to help thousands of people both working in and retired from all sectors of the horticulture industry. That includes gardeners, landscapers, garden designers, tree surgeons, groundsmen and everyone that helps keep Britain…

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