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June 20, 2018

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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

The Flower Bus via RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show -

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to showcase the best of grow your own -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

London’s Limmo Peninsula enhanced by Wildflower Meadow -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Bradstone features in medal winning garden at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perennial launches online budgeting tool to help manage finances -

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Battling skin cancer after a decade in landscaping -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Record numbers gaining the RHS’s most prestigious qualification -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Preview: National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show -

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

International call for ideas to re-imagine London’s Grosvenor Square -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members

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As the Chelsea Flower Show gets underway, Pro Landscaper reveals the ten top trends seen in the award-winning gardens designed by members of the Society of Garden Designers. Sculpture Takes Centre Stage Dramatic sculptural forms are a frequent motif at RHS Chelsea and this year is no exception, with Kate Gould MSGD, Tony Woods MSGD and Jo Thompson MSGD all incorporating striking sculptures into their gardens. Collaborations between garden designers and sculptors in the creation of the gardens themselves are also evident. Stuart Towner’s Spirit of Cornwall garden inspired by the work of Barbara Hepworth, is a collaboration between Towner…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Lisa’s first blog, but not her first Chelsea

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So, firstly, this is my first ever blog – under duress from the team I have been asked to record my thoughts on RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018, so please excuse me if I’ve got it all wrong! This is mine and Jim’s 8th RHS Chelsea visit and every year delights us in a different way. We were slightly later arriving at the showground on press day and arriving just before noon the place felt very serene and calm, not at all what I’d expected. For us it’s as much about the people as the beautiful gardens and we were…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Max’s outlook

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To start with, the atmosphere was incredible with excited chatter everywhere and designers twitching with enthusiasm to explain the intricacies of their gardens and their outlook on this year’s show. Specific gardens that stood out to myself included the Welcome to Yorkshire Garden, designed by Mark Gregory of Landform Consultants for its rugged style that contrasted nicely to the other show gardens. Another design I particularly appreciated was the RHS Feel Good Garden by Matt Keightley, highlighting the impact that gardens can have on mental and physical health. I see this as a wonderful way to raise awareness of the…

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Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Abbie’s first experience

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My first experience of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was amazing, I adored every second of it! From stepping out of the underground station at Sloane Square, I was immediately excited by the way the surrounding area got involved with the show, with shops fronts adorning beautiful flower displays – I wish London was always blooming like that! It was lovely that the sun was shining for my first Chelsea experience, and it was wonderful seeing all the gardens in person after really getting to know them, and the meaning behind them, whilst putting together the Pro Landscaper Chelsea Supplement….

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See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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Recycling plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 at Barking Riverside London

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This spring, the landscape, architecture and art collective Wayward is collaborating with Barking Riverside London and DF Clark to produce an innovative recycling scheme: to rehome thousands of plants and materials from the world’s most prestigious flower show. Where do the plants go after the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? As part of an ambitious community exchange in its third year, with the support of a volunteer team, thousands of recycled plants and materials will be redistributed to local schools and community gardens, creating a lasting legacy for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Plants and gardening materials will be distributed to eligible community groups…

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Gaze Burvill celebrates a milestone: 25th Anniversary Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Gaze Burvill has asked award-winning garden designer Butter Wakefield to design its garden display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – a very special occasion, as this year marks the 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show appearance for outdoor furniture and kitchen maker Gaze Burvill. Butter is showcasing their signature elegant outdoor lifestyle in a patchwork of leafy glades, featuring young whitebeam (Sorbus aria Lutescens) trees and yew cubes in her planting scheme. These young ‘anniversary’ oak trees from Deepdale Trees will head to the Courtyard Garden in Hampshire after the Flower Show, to take up permanent residence there. Also…

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John Deere show garden celebrating 100 years of tractors

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The garden features a striking circular sculpture of 100 golden tractors and the planting mixes meadow and monoculture planting styles. A charred oak backdrop and circular seating suggest farm buildings dotted across the pastoral landscape. The garden reflects the atmosphere of walking through the countryside, where nature looks on as tractors cultivate the fields. The planting depicts the landscape’s natural beauty through a combination of native and non-native flowering grasses and wildflowers. Around 2000 individual plants include Calamagrostis Karl Foerster planted en masse to mimic fields of crops, while Papaver cambricum and ferns portray John Deere’s green and yellow corporate…

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The Wuhan Water Garden to appear at this year’s RHS Chelsea

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The Wuhan Water Garden may be the most eye-catching Show Garden at the largest Triangle Site. Designed to be walked around and viewed from all sides, the Garden will evoke a unique journey for visitors to China’s Hubei Province and its capital city Wuhan. Architect Laurie Chetwood and landscape architect Patrick Collins collaborated in designing the Garden which is inspired by China’s ‘City of 100 Lakes’- Wuhan, whose culture and development has long been associated with water. Wuhan is the capital of central China, situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces with a population of over…

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Ranger helps take the Dales to Chelsea

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The National Park Authority’s newest ranger has joined a team of seasoned landscapers and horticulturalists in London, to help create the Welcome to Yorkshire show-garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 24-year-old Tom Hickey from Earby landed his access ranger job this month, after spending two years gaining a wealth of practical skills and experience through a Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) Rural Apprenticeship, supported by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. This week he is helping to build a show garden inspired by his home turf, and which has been sponsored by the…

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