August 17, 2017

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Mitie’s Tim Howell discusses how technological advances benefit the industry -

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Griffin Glasshouses complete one of their largest and most challenging domestic structures in 50-year history -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gristwood and Toms Lands Acquisition of Foremost Treesurgeons, bolstering turnover by £3M -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UK artists and practitioners invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10 days left for communities to nominate their local heroes -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Choosing the best lopper for the job -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rolawn hit 160 million -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mowers for steep slopes with Cub Cadet -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trilogy and Peterson reveal plans for the transformation of the Great Northern -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Myerscough prepare Show Gardens for Southport Flower Show -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

Monday, August 14, 2017

£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rare caterpillar found at RHS Garden Hyde Hall after 150 year absence from Essex -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Free guide offers advice on attracting sponsorship for environmental improvement -

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Posh Shed Company has a range of stylish storage solutions for gardens -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Malvern Autumn Show presents the Great British Harvest Festival -

Saturday, August 12, 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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