June 27, 2017

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and M&G Investments are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for a further three years -

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Increase in sales leads to workforce expansion at Alpha Rail -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Berrys Show Garden at Southport Flower Show -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sleep height: canopy campers snooze in the sky at the Eden Project -

Monday, June 26, 2017

UK growers meet and collaborate at the forefront of nursery management software development: The 3rd WinTree UK User Forum 2017 from TSD -

Monday, June 26, 2017

Homeowners in South Wales can now get themselves the perfect lawn thanks to LazyLawn® launching in the area -

Monday, June 26, 2017

New play areas set to be approved -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Design contest launched for €30M concert centre in Kaunas, Lithuania -

Sunday, June 25, 2017

‘Customers put price first’, according to new tradespeople study -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Well-known BBC gardener Bob Flowerdew to present talk on scented plants at Bishampton and District Gardening Club -

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Action needed on consistently poor planting rates -

Friday, June 23, 2017

ITV’S ‘Love your Garden’ features Addagrip’s Addaset resin bound surfacing for war veterans garden in Plymouth -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fullers Mill Garden awarded Visit England Quality Rose Marque -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Large or small, Victorian or traditional, Griffin Glasshouses has it all -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Land Trust acquires new sites to protect and enhance valuable community green space across the UK -

Friday, June 23, 2017

Peak’s quirky cows hit the heights -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Public urged to nominate community groups for national awards -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries scoops six awards at HTA Show -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Scape paves the way with porcelain exterior tiling -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Rolawn hit the mark at Gardeners’ World Live -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shanghai garden wins AIPH prize at Tangshan Expo

Shanghai

The garden designed, built and maintained by the Chinese city of Shanghai has won the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) prize for the best garden at the AIPH-approved Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition 2016 in China. The Prize was presented during the Closing Ceremony of this major Expo which has attracted over five million visitors over the last six months. Chairman of the International Honorary Jury and Secretary General of AIPH, Tim Briercliffe, commented on the winning garden saying: “The Shanghai Garden stood out from all the 30 gardens at the Expo. Its brilliant design provided different perspectives at different…

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Five Major Landscape Architecture Firms Unveil Competing Designs

Five of the world’s most acclaimed landscape architecture firms just unveiled their visions for a new 13-acre national park in San Francisco! Located between Crissy Field and the historic Presidio, the new Presidio Parkland will replace the area formerly occupied by the elevated Doyle Drive highway. The five creative teams–led by CMG Landscape Architecture, James Corner Field Operations, OLIN, Snøhetta, and West 8 — were asked by the Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service to develop conceptual designs for the New Presidio Parklands Project.  The five landscape architecture firms presented their designs at a…

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Young Bristol orchid expert judges world’s best at Johannesburg conference

Shortly before Dino Zelenika left Bosnia-Herzegovina with his mother 14 years ago, he bought a small flower that would change his life.  Now 23, Mr Zelenika is a leading international authority on orchids and tomorrow flies to Johannesburg for his first World Orchid Conference as a qualified judge after five years of training – and also as a speaker and exhibitor. His mother, Stela, who was leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina after falling in love with an Englishman serving there with the United Nations, had told him that small white flower would, like many orchids, be hard to grow and was unlikely to…

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European project culminates in flood alleviation conference

Floodcom.eu conference will share best practice on flood alleviation. Chelmsford City Council is one of the partners behind the Floodcom.eu conference. Copyright: trevorbenbrook / 123RF Stock Photo Free to attend, the Floodcom.eu flood alleviation conference will take place on Wednesday 24 September in Antwerp, Belgium. Key speakers will cover topics related to climate change, the social impact of flooding, building responses and emergency services responses to flooding. This topical conference is the culmination of a three-year European project involving five partners from four European countries. It is co-funded by INTERREG IV 2 Mers Seas Zeeën programme, Essex County Council, Chelmsford…

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Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam strike Gold

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam have scooped a global prize at the Singapore Garden Festival – South East Asia’s version of Chelsea Wilson and McWilliam won a Gold medal and Best in Show for their eye-catching nine-metre tall Sacred Grove garden design. Amazingly, the garden, designed to be both spiritual and reflective, was built in the gardens by the bay in just three weeks! Andrew said: “There were top garden designers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America there, so to win was absolutely fantastic. I heard that 100,000 people had passed through the gates throughout the festival too,…

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Putting nature at the heart of sustainable cities

Leading architect behind Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, Andrew Grant, says that cities need to set aside space for forests, wetlands and wildlife to be sustainable and liveable. The billion-dollar Gardens by the Bay project is built on 101 hectares of land in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Image: Craig Sheppard / Grant Associates British architect Andrew Grant believes that in order for people living in cities to have a holistic and well-adjusted quality of life, they must have meaningful physical and emotional encounters with nature. This belief is at the heart of the design philosophy adopted by Grant…

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Sole UK practice shortlisted for Wynwood, Miami park contest

Colour picked from more than 230 entries Colour is the only UK practice to be shortlisted for a design competition in Miami. The London and Newcastle-based urban design, masterplanning and landscape architecture studio is one of 11 finalists selected from 238 entries from 23 countries in a contest to design a park for Wynwood, a former Puerto Rican barrio and manufacturing district that has been colonised by artists and creatives. The area is short on green space and the competition, run by developer Metro 1, the American Institute of Architects and non-profit Dawntown, seeks to create a 1,300sq m pocket…

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Grant Associates expands presence in Singapore

Award-winning landscape architects make four appointments to spearhead growth in Asia Grant Associates, the UK landscape architecture firm behind Singapore’s acclaimed Gardens by the Bay, is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services across Asia and Australia. Four new members of staff have joined Grant Associates’ Singapore office adding international expertise and experience to the existing team led by Carly Lamb, Senior Associate and Aymara Izquiel-Langley, Senior Landscape Architect – both key players in the creation of Gardens by the Bay. The new strategic appointments include: Mike Wood, who joins as Senior Associate following 15 years…

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Sydney greens up its wall, roofs and pavements

The city of Sydney has introduced Australia’s very first green roof and wall policy as part of their Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan. They are recognising the benefit of green roofs and walls to improve the city’s air quality, to add insulation to buildings and reduce energy costs and importantly to lower the urban heat island effects. They are so determined to get this program going that they have committed $75 million to the project over the next ten years. They are off to a good start with three projects installed in the city following earlier trials. The three projects also feature…

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US Student wins Markham-Colegrave Scholarship to Belgium

Victoria Turbyfill, a student of University of Florida, US, has been awarded the Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship to enable her to study horticulture in Belgium. The Scholarship, worth $4,500, was presented as a joint award from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF), UK and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), US. The Scholarship, worth $4,500, was presented as a joint award from the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF), UK and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), US. Victoria will be completing an International Master’s of Horticultural Science at the University of Bologna, Italy, and would then like to earn a doctoral degree focused on plant…

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