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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

Michael Gove visits the UK’s largest new forest

Michael Gove has seen more than 1.3 million trees growing at the UK’s largest modern forest in the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. Confor arranged the visit to Jerah to demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of modern productive forestry to the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Mr Gove was accompanied by Stephen Kerr, MP for Stirling. Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, the trade body for the UK’s £2 billion forestry and wood-using industry, briefed Mr Gove about the scheme’s benefits for the environment, economy and local community – along with Tim Liddon, of Tilhill Forestry,…

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RHS announces new director of shows

Helena Pettit joins the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) leadership team as director of shows. In her new role Helena will be responsible for leading on the strategic planning, organisation, logistics and the commercial success of the society’s prestigious portfolio of flower shows including the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. For the last nine years Helena has been managing director at Grandstand Group, a full-service event management organisation. In this role Helena worked across the Grandstand Groups three businesses delivering prestigious events including the Horse of the Year Show and The British Show Jumping National Championships in Stoneleigh. Sue Biggs, RHS…

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Heralding great businesses – The Pro Landscaper Business Awards

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The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are fast approaching, held at East Wintergarden in Canary Warf on 9 February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the exceptional standards of the industry. Pro Landscaper speaks with Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Eljays44, about the decision to set up the awards and what they aim to bring to the landscaping sector. “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual beauty of landscaping and there are plenty of amazing platforms doing this, such as the BALI Awards and the RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look,” Jim explains….

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Carillion liquidising and its affect on the landscaping industry

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Pro Landscaper investigates the construction company Carillion’s demise, the detrimental effect this is set to have on public and private sector projects and how this effects the landscaping community. Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company has declared itself insolvent as of Monday 15 January when the company ran out of funds to pay off the £1.6bn debt it owed banks. The backlash of this is having a knock-on effect that is being felt across many UK industries due to the company being involved in many private and public-sector projects. The construction giant was heavily involved with development projects including…

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BBC garden presenter to be charity ambassador

Environmental community charity Groundwork has announced respected broadcaster and landscape designer, Mark Lane, as its first ever health, wellbeing & community ambassador. Mark’s ambassadorial role with the charity will see him helping it to meet its strategic objectives by helping to raise awareness of its work with a wider audience. A prolific writer, Mark has been published in BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Journal, The Garden, Which? Gardening, as well as Landscape & Urban Design magazine and The Guardian newspaper. Mark is also the first ever BBC gardening presenter in a wheelchair and presents for the…

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Developing home-grown talent at Janine Pattison Studios

Janine Pattison Studios has announced that Melissa King and Chris Hull have both been promoted this month. Melissa has become head of studio and Chris is promoted to landscape designer. Melissa graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) in garden design and joined JPS in 2014, bringing experience from both design and practical areas of the industry. An exceptional creative designer and horticulturalist, Melissa has played a significant role in driving standards in both the creative and technical aspects of JPS design schemes. She has a proven track record of surpassing client expectations, combined with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude which…

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Award-winning apprentice helps transform Pollok Country Park

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19-year-old Ross Gallacher is a rising star in the world of horticulture, having won the much-coveted ‘Modern Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Horticulture Learner of the Year’ at Lantra Scotland’s 2016 Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards in March. The awards celebrate the achievements of young learners and modern apprentices working in the land-based and aquaculture sectors. Ross was nominated for the awards while completing his Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture at Glasgow City Council’s Pollok Country Park. The youngster has been working with gardener George Robertson, helping transform the park into a hub of education and entertainment for…

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New Chancellor appointed at Writtle University College

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Today (30th of August), Writtle University College proudly announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Anne Jenkin The Baroness of Kennington as founding Chancellor from the 1st of September. The appointment is made at a very historic time for the institution, as it has updated its corporate branding and changed its name to Writtle University College, having been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers and University College status. Elevated to the Peerage as Baroness Jenkin of Kennington in 2011 for her charity work and her efforts to increase the number of women in Parliament, Anne is a member of an enduring…

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Three Counties appoint new head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival

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Three Counties is very happy to announce the appointment of Jane Furze, the former Cheltenham Festivals director, as Head of Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Malvern Spring Festival, its flagship gardening show. Jane will manage the ongoing growth and development of this increasingly successful partnership between Three Counties and RHS, world’s leading gardening charity. The CEO of Three Counties, Ken Nottage, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jane to Three Counties where we have been on a path of significant commercial growth and development over the past few years, particularly with RHS Malvern Spring Festival. I would like to thank the…

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Society of Garden Designers announces new Vice Chairman

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The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has appointed Paul Hensey MSGD as its new Vice Chairman working alongside Philippa O’Brien MSGD who took on the role of Chair in 2014. Paul is a Register Member of the Society and a long-standing-member of the SGD Council.  He joined the Council in 2010 and became head of adjudications in the same year.  He has worked tirelessly to improve and update the SGD adjudication system, most recently introducing the new staged process where pre-registered members can submit three projects for assessment individually rather than as a single entry, as was previously the case. Away from the Society he…

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