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June 19, 2018

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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

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trees on farms essential to improve environmental protection post Brexit -

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

TOPSOIL attracts prestigious customers for its task-specific products -

Monday, June 11, 2018

All new product line introduced by iGRASS -

Monday, June 11, 2018

INNSA guidance assisting buyers of Japanese knotweed remediation services -

Monday, June 11, 2018

30 years at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Mark Gregory

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The excitement and buzz of RHS Chelsea is extra special this year for Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, as he celebrates a landmark 30 years at the show. Returning as a designer at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in eight years, after last winning a gold medal for his Children’s Society garden in 2010, he’s going back to his roots for his heartfelt ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden. Mark, who grew up in East Yorkshire, is delighted to be showing the world a slice of the place he proudly calls home for his milestone year….

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Plant power, pollination and urban innovation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018

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10 exhibits champion the latest in gardening science and technology Interactive displays explore the threat of invasive plants and pests, how to utilise your outdoor space and highlight the benefits of beekeeping Key anniversaries celebrated including MV Empire Windrush, Capel Manor College, Help for Heroes and Bees for Development This year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments, will demonstrate cutting edge science and technology as the Discovery Zone returns to the Great Pavilion. From the increasing threat posed by pests and diseases to the benefits of bees and take-home urban inspiration,…

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The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious events in the global gardening calendar, with over 165,000 people attending the show each year. The amount of work in putting together the show is phenomenal, but what does it take to create a gold medal winning Chelsea garden? George Hillier gives insight from the most successful exhibitor in Chelsea Flower Show history, Hillier Nurseries. “There are some incredibly impressive numbers behind Hillier, and we are very proud of every single one of them. Let’s start with Hillier’s biggest stat – 72 consecutive gold medals! Another impressive figure is…

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Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

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Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research. Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young…

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The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘Feel Good’ Garden gifted to NHS Mental Health Trust

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To mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) will receive a garden from the world’s most famous flower show this summer for the benefit of patients and staff, thanks to a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition. The RHS Feel Good Garden, a key feature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22-26 May) designed by Matt Keightley, will be relocated to the Trust, which provides care and treatment to vulnerable adults in a built-up part of London where green space is limited. Some 39 NHS Mental Health Trusts entered the competition and the judging panel, which…

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Chelsea Flower Show seizure garden backed by epilepsy charities

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Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy welcome the opportunity to shine a spotlight on epilepsy, through the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden, designed by RHS gold medal winning designer, Kati Crome at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden celebrates the lives of two women born almost 100 years apart. But though the women lived radically different lives, they both had one thing in common – epilepsy. Jenny Morris, daughter of Victorian designer, artist and social reformer William Morris, developed epilepsy in 1876, although her condition remained a well-kept family secret due to the stigma of epilepsy. Leslie Forbes, journalist,…

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Hartley Botanic’s 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show trade stand

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This year, British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic is celebrating a landmark 80th anniversary. The Lancashire-based business, which was founded in 1938 by brothers Vincent (RHS fellow) and Norman Hartley has been making its beautiful, handmade and bespoke aluminium greenhouses and glasshouses for 80 ‘trusted’ years, working from the same artisan factory beneath the base of the dramatic Pennines’ Chew Valley. Its history as a business and the provenance of its carefully crafted garden structures are the inspiration behind its RHS Chelsea Flower Show trade stand and will be symbolically mirrored in displays which tell the historic stories of…

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2018 RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalists announced

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the final shortlist of products competing for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year award. The award recognises the best new garden products with entries judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. The shortlist of finalists includes an eclectic mix of 12 of the latest innovative gardening products all of which will be available to buy both at the show and online. They include Chesneys HEAT 500, an easy to use dual functioning barbecue and outdoor heater, a natural custom-made rock…

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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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