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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

RHS chooses leading design duo for RHS Bridgewater Kitchen Garden

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that a design by Harris Bugg Studio has been chosen for a new Kitchen Garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater. Located within the historic Walled Garden, the Kitchen Garden is a key element of the masterplan for the fifth RHS Garden devised by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Submitted as part of a nationwide competition, the design by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg takes its cues from the rich heritage of the Worsley New Hall estate and its surroundings while looking to the future of fruit and vegetable…

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Planning approval for Bernard Works in Tottenham

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Duggan Morris Architects and MRG Studio have achieved planning consent for a new, mixed-use scheme in South Tottenham. The site forms part of Haringey Council’s Tottenham Area Action Plan, which seeks to identify potential areas for employment-led mixed-use redevelopment. Bernard Works, a joint venture between Creative Social Enterprise ‘The Mill Co. Project’ and GCAP, provides 28 Affordable Workspace Units with 12 Tethered Affordable Residential Units. The scheme is set around a working courtyard, with 87 residential units at upper level, creating a sense of community rooted in place and work. In addition, the scheme seeks to cultivate community engagement – a…

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The Eden Project hires a new robotic gardener

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Popular visitor destination, the Eden Project, has added a new member to its horticultural team this spring. Husqvarna Automower®, a robotic lawnmower which works unassisted throughout the day and night, has been installed at the Cornwall site to maintain the grounds surrounding the famous iconic bubble-like Biomes. Nestled in a huge crater the size of 30 football pitches, the Eden Project Horticultural team have a job on their hands keeping the lawns in immaculate condition all year round. To help save time, the team turned to Husqvarna for an eco-friendly solution. Kevin Ashmore, Husqvarna Professional UK Manager said: “With sustainability…

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Iconic Temperate House re-opens after largest restoration in Kew’s history

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10,000 plants (1,500 species), from the world’s temperate zones 5-year project involving 400 staff and contractors, taking 1,731 days to complete 69,000 individual elements removed from building and cleaned, repaired or replaced Scaffolding required was equivalent to length of M25 £15m restoration funded by National Lottery, plus support from DEFRA and other donors Aerial performers to fly through building and giant puppets will tell stories of plants Focus on link between wellbeing & connecting people to nature, via launch of Kew Babies, Kew Allotments and many more initiatives Kew Gardens is in the final month of the largest restoration project in its entire history….

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Top 5 hedges for coastal projects

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Coastal projects are an immense challenge, with highly adverse conditions making them a suitable growing environment for only the toughest of plants. Pro Landscaper has asked a range of designers for their top five picks for the best hedging for coastal projects – The results are in:    1) Quercus ilex Growing Habits: Bushy, slow growth                Max. height: 12m                Flowers: None Also known as Holm Oak, this evergreen plant will grow in full sun, or partial shade in almost any variety of soil. It is both disease…

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Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

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Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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Collaborations at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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Celebrating 58 years exhibiting at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, award-winning Alitex Greenhouses has made collaborations with internationally renowned interior designers Sims Hilditch at this year’s show. Sharing a similar ethos of valuing and championing classic English design with an enduring sense of elegance, Alitex and Sims Hilditch present a perfectly aligned collaboration. Using two of the greenhouses from Alitex’s National Trust greenhouse collection, together they will create a stunning garden setting that bridges both interior and exterior worlds. This year, the garden space will be designed by RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year 2017 finalist Jake Curley; another exciting…

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Art prodigy teams up with Hillier at this years Chelsea Flower Show

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March 2018 – Kieron Williamson, a 15-year-old from Norfolk, is one of the world’s most sought after young art professionals with a global waiting list of art enthusiasts that eagerly look forward to his next masterpiece. Kieron’s first painting sold for a phenomenal £14,000 when he was just six years old; he has featured extensively on worldwide television, websites and in newspapers and his work has been secured for many prestigious private collections, including Royalty. The wait for his next piece is almost over as Kieron has announced his next project. He will be appearing at the RHS Chelsea Flower…

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Horticultural Action Plan launched in Scotland

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A Scottish Horticultural Action Plan, highlighting the contribution of parks and gardens to the wider Scottish economy, has been launched. The Plan, which sets out 10 asks of Scottish Government and pledges to support them in achieving these asks. The Plan focuses on five key areas where horticulture has a significant role to play. These are Education, Health & Well-Being, Environment, Economy and Tourism. ‘‘It has been such a long journey but finally today after years of discussions, debates and changes the Scottish Horticulture Action Plan has now been launched,” said Neil Cummings, business manager for the HTA and chairman…

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The results are in – Oxford street transformation plans receive widespread support

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More than 22,000 responses received on plans to transform London’s most famous shopping street into one of the world’s finest public spaces 64 percent of responses to online consultation supported plans in some form, with comments from local residents, businesses and visitors now being reviewed and fully considered. Plans to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding area into an unrivalled place to live, work and visit have received widespread support, it was confirmed today. The plans, subject of a recent consultation by Westminster City Council and Transport for London, proposed a new traffic-free area between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus…

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