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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow

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Hampshire-grown wildflower has recently commuted to London, playing their part in the regeneration of Canning Town as part of London’s ambitious Crossrail project. A beautiful wildflower meadow supplied by experts Wildflower Turf Ltd is now capping a maintenance and escape shaft for the Elizabeth line on the Limmo Peninsula. Overlooked by high-rise developments and next to the River Lee, the peninsula was Crossrail’s primary worksite for their eastbound tunnel boring machines, and the area adjoins Canning Town Tube and Docklands Light Railway station. Working with landscaping partner Turney Landscapes Ltd, Wildflower Turf Ltd was commissioned by CSJV – the Costain…

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TREE AID striving to improve life in poverty stricken communities

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In Ethiopia, 11.9% or approximately 13 million hectares of land is forested. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost 14.0% of its forest cover. This, coupled with frequent droughts, has seen the agricultural sector in Ethiopia suffer over recent years; having devastating effects on the communities living there who rely on the land for survival. TREE AID works with communities across Ethiopia and the African drylands (Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Ghana) to help lift them out of poverty – through the power of trees. Tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable. One area where TREE AID has been working…

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Springfield Park receives £3.1m Heritage Lottery Fund

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Hackney Council has received over £3.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund for the restoration of Springfield Park.​ At a ceremony held on 29 May, mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville was presented with a cheque to restore the landscape and historic buildings within Springfield Park. The funding was granted in July 2017 and since then the Council has worked to prepare detailed documents such as construction drawings, specifications and contract documents for the project, and initial preparation works onsite too. Before applying for funding, the Council asked park users for their thoughts on what improvements they would…

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Paul Hervey-Brookes’ inspiration behind the Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth

In this video, acclaimed garden designer Paul Hervery-Brookes takes us through his inspiration behind his ground-breaking Brewin Dolphin Installation at RHS Chatsworth 2018. He goes on to talk about the planting that has been selected for it and the joys of working with local business.

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Scene is set for a sumptuous summer at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens

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Gardens expected to flourish after the rain with glorious displays of summer flowers Following the recent thunderstorms, this summer is set to be a lush affair, with the late spring rainfall keeping gardens looking green and fresh and plants growing well. Clematis, dahlias, delphiniums, hydrangeas, ligularia, lilies, penstemon, phlox, sweet peas and roses are the top ten most likely flowers to flourish from well-watered roots. Guy Barter, chief horticulturist, Royal Horticultural Society, said: “Barring an unexpected drought, we can look forward to a glorious summer for plants, especially British favourites such as roses. The rain does mean more work for…

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Lough Erne Landscape Partnership receives National Lottery boost

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A major new initiative to protect and conserve the Lough and its surroundings is underway thanks to a £2.6m investment from the National Lottery over five years. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) confirmed the award for the new Landscape Partnership project at Lough Erne led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds NI (RSPB NI). The beautiful Fermanagh Lakeland landscape consists of numerous islands, long shorelines, rivers, wet meadows, blanket bog, grasslands and woodlands.  It is home to an array of internationally important species and habitats, and contains a wealth of natural, built, archaeological, cultural and industrial heritage…

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Landscape Institute announce new categories and application process

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The #LIAwards2018 team has announced a number of exciting changes to this year’s Awards. This year, two new categories have been added. One is the first to be open to individuals and organisations globally. The other will showcase the industry’s most innovative and beautiful horticulture projects. In addition, the awards submissions process has been simplified. In line with LI‘s ‘digital first’ strategy, the process has been moved mostly online. This is believed to make entering the awards easier, particularly for smaller practices. The new awards website will go live on Monday 4 June. The registration and submissions windows will open…

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

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Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion, in the Sackler courtyard of the V&A from 15 September. ‘MultiPly’, one of London Design Festival’s Landmark projects, will be comprised of a maze-like series of interconnected spaces that overlap and intertwine, and will encourage visitors to re-think the way we design and build our homes and cities. The three-dimensional structure will be built out of a flexible system, made of 17 modules of American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) with digitally fabricated joints. Like a piece of flat-packed furniture,…

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Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

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The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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

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Rehabilitation patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole are now able to enjoy a new outdoor space following a total redesign and landscape by Countrywide Grounds, the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance. The Jersey and Guernsey wards at Alderney Hospital is now able to offer a place of respite that is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff. The new garden comprises of an artificial grass lawn measuring 40 metres squared, paving, an area of shade and raised beds for the patients to grow and nurture their herbs and plants. There are also a number of new shrubs planted, along…

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