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December 12, 2017

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Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period

    Westminster City Council has secured agreement from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to extend the current consultation on plans to transform Oxford Street and surrounding district for a further two and a half weeks. This is in response to requests for an extension and will give people more time to consider the plans and submit their views. The current consultation, which began on 6 November 2017, is seeking views on a detailed joint proposal brought forward by the Mayor of London, Westminster City Council and Transport for London with the overall vision to create the best outdoor…

  • The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List

    At the prize-giving ceremony held on Tuesday, December 5, the Paysalia Innovation Trophies rewarding the most innovative solutions presented in two categories – Sustainable Development and Innovations – on the Paysalia Innovations Space at the Show were awarded. The 6 prize winners were selected by a jury of professionals from more than 50 innovations submitted. The winners are: Nova Flore – Dahlia Pollen Connect – The Dahlia Pollen Connect is certified Label Rouge and is associated with mycorrhiza for many benefits. It is an asset for the biodiversity and the luminosity of the massifs, ferries or planters. Bioline Agrosciences France…

  • Third Annual Snowdrop Festival

    On a wintry day in February there is possibly no better activity than being in a National Garden Scheme garden surrounded by hundreds of flecks of white snowdrop heads, creating a carpet of glamour which is a spectacular sight to behold. In 2018 100 gardens will open for the third annual National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival, some with as many as 300 named varieties of snowdrops. Many gardens open during the festival display a mix of snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring flowers, with the mix of colours making them beautiful to ‘galanthophiles’ and all. George Plumptre, chief executive of…

  • Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website

    The Outdoor Deck Company decided it was finally time to retire the original Outdoor Deck Company website after several years and replace it with one that is slicker, more advanced and responsive. Their goal with this new website is to provide their visitors with an easier way to learn about Outdoor Deck Company’s products, services and construction solutions. Their current and prospective clients will be able to access the Resource Centre, which provides valuable technical data and information as well as direct links to the Outdoor Deck Company’s BIM objects. New features include an extensive product library, past and current…

  • Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance

    On Friday 1 December at the 41st BALI National Landscape Awards, Ground Control received a coveted Principal Award for works at Lingley Mere Business Park, in the Grounds Maintenance Private category. The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape Awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. The Awards ceremony was hosted by popular BBC journalist and…

Latest

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks

Dec 8, 2017

£2million of National Lottery funding available to test innovations in managing UK parks. Groups and organisations are being sought to test innovative ways of managing the UK’s public parks following a £2m National Lottery funding boost for the Rethinking Parks programme. Rethinking Parks – a partnership between Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Nesta – has today announced a £2m grant fund, matched by more than £300,000 in support from innovation foundation Nesta, which will learn from and share the most innovative and promising new business models for parks. The new funding will build on learning from the…

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors

Dec 7, 2017

A new report and resources from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape open the way to increased use and enjoyment of parks by refugees. This week saw the launch in Bethnal Green, East London of a significant research project and resources, led by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape and the Young Foundation, which look at ways of improving the ways refugees and asylum seekers can access and enjoy green space. Dr Clare Rishbeth, Landscape Lecturer at University of Sheffield, explained that parks can play an important role in supporting wellbeing and connection for refugees and asylum seekers….

Glendale community garden scoops industry award

Dec 7, 2017

Glendale has collected a prestigious award which recognises excellence in the landscaping industry. The national green services provider scooped a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Award in the community and schools development category, for its work to create a community garden in Enfield. BALI supports professional landscapers, garden designers and suppliers to help promote an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape industry. Glendale, which has headquarters in Chorley, was tasked with creating the garden by Enfield Council, in order to breathe new life into a neglected urban space on Monmouth Road in Edmonton. A team of three…

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing

Dec 7, 2017

The range of exclusive garden tours run by Perennial through its special events programme will be boosted in 2018 by a new headline sponsorship agreement. Challenge Fencing is getting behind Perennial to help deliver its exciting line up of events, ensuring more of the profits from ticket sales go toward helping Perennial support horticulturists in times of need. The 2018 special events programme includes seventeen bespoke events across the country, many at gardens that are not usually open to the public, offering something for everyone who loves gardens and gardening. Of particular interest are two private tours of Barnsley House…

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year

Dec 7, 2017

Greenspace management company idverde is delighted to have received a coveted British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Principal Award for grounds maintenance at Manor Gardens in Bexhill. The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. 115 entries were received this year and 80 awards made. The Principal Awards are…

December issue – Pro Landscaper

Dec 7, 2017

INFORM Agenda: How much value can business consultants add to a company? idverde: A New Chapter: We speak to outgoing chairman Nick Temple-Heald and his replacement, Doug Graham ScotHort: Looking back on this year’s event FutureScape: All the highlights from FutureScape 2017 Let’s Hear it From: Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces View from the Top: As he steps down, Nick Temple-Heald reflects on succession planning Changing With the Seasons: How Oldham is using its green spaces to move on from its industrial heritage INSPIRE Breathing Space: Show garden style comes to a tiny back garden in Wiltshire, with impressive…

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award

Dec 6, 2017

Chesterfield based Shed Grounds Maintenance Ltd are celebrating after winning the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment Award at the Derbyshire Times Business Awards held on 9 November at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. The CSR and Environment award was judged on a business’s ability to demonstrate their commitment to the ‘triple bottom line’, focusing their impacts on ‘people, planet and profit’. Companies had to show details of their policies, demonstrate how these are achievable, and finally explain the benefits of the CSR and Environmental policies to employees, the business, and/or the local community. According to the judges, “Shed stood…

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge

Dec 6, 2017

Trans-European Stone Ltd have announced that their partnership with quarry Pierre Bleue Belge has won the 21st Golden Bridge Award for Best Small and Medium Sized Enterprise. Celebrating the export success of the world famous Belgian blue limestone (Bluestone) to the UK. The award acknowledges the consistent growth Pierre Bleue Belges exports to the UK, currently they export 28% of turnover with 5% going to the UK. The judges were particularly impressed with the ethically secure supply chain, in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act and environmental factors as the quarry is less than 200 miles from London. Belgian Blue…

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener

Dec 6, 2017

A career in recruitment may not be the obvious start for many horticulturalists, but it was the path Nell Jones, the newly appointed Head Gardener at London’s oldest botanic garden, followed. For 16 years, Nell enjoyed her flourishing career as a head-hunter but little did she know then that a new adventure awaited her. She embarked on a journey that lead her to take the helm at one of the most significant and important gardens for plant discovery in the UK if not the world, Chelsea Physic Garden, London. In the early years of quitting the 9 to 5 office…

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire

Dec 6, 2017

Etesia, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, has announced the appointment Scamblers who will now be distributing Pellenc’s complete product range in the Cambridgeshire area. Scamblers was first established in 1974 and the family owned business specialise in supplying compact tractors, bank tractors, mowers, utility vehicles and turfcare and groundcare machinery for every aspect of turf and grounds maintenance. Having seen the emergence of battery powered equipment over recent years, sales director Ed Scambler, admits that it has been a case of trial and error in selecting the ideal range of equipment suitable for his customers…

News

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period

Westminster City Council has secured agreement from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to extend the current consultation on plans to transform Oxford Street and surrounding district for a further two and a half weeks. This is in response to requests for an extension and will give people more time to consider the plans and submit their views. The current consultation, which began on 6 November 2017, is seeking views on a detailed joint proposal brought forward by the Mayor of London, Westminster City Council and Transport for London with the overall vision to create the best outdoor…

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List

At the prize-giving ceremony held on Tuesday, December 5, the Paysalia Innovation Trophies rewarding the most innovative solutions presented in two categories – Sustainable Development and Innovations – on the Paysalia Innovations Space at the Show were awarded. The 6 prize winners were selected by a jury of professionals from more than 50 innovations submitted. The winners are: Nova Flore – Dahlia Pollen Connect – The Dahlia Pollen Connect is certified Label Rouge and is associated with mycorrhiza for many benefits. It is an asset for the biodiversity and the luminosity of the massifs, ferries or planters. Bioline Agrosciences France…

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival

On a wintry day in February there is possibly no better activity than being in a National Garden Scheme garden surrounded by hundreds of flecks of white snowdrop heads, creating a carpet of glamour which is a spectacular sight to behold. In 2018 100 gardens will open for the third annual National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival, some with as many as 300 named varieties of snowdrops. Many gardens open during the festival display a mix of snowdrops, hellebores and other early spring flowers, with the mix of colours making them beautiful to ‘galanthophiles’ and all. George Plumptre, chief executive of…

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website

The Outdoor Deck Company decided it was finally time to retire the original Outdoor Deck Company website after several years and replace it with one that is slicker, more advanced and responsive. Their goal with this new website is to provide their visitors with an easier way to learn about Outdoor Deck Company’s products, services and construction solutions. Their current and prospective clients will be able to access the Resource Centre, which provides valuable technical data and information as well as direct links to the Outdoor Deck Company’s BIM objects. New features include an extensive product library, past and current…

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance

On Friday 1 December at the 41st BALI National Landscape Awards, Ground Control received a coveted Principal Award for works at Lingley Mere Business Park, in the Grounds Maintenance Private category. The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape Awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. The Awards ceremony was hosted by popular BBC journalist and…

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio

From 1 December 2017, award-winning landscape practice Morphis have complemented their Hong Kong and Shanghai operations with a new UK design studio. Based in Hampshire, the studio will give the practice a foothold close to collaborators in London in order to work on key projects in the UK and Middle East. Mark Blackwell, partner and creative director at Morphis, is excited to bring to the UK some of the more innovative urban design approaches the practice has explored. “The rate of urban growth in many Asian cities calls for more integrated approaches and mixed-use developments,” he explained. “Through a combination…

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME

Kubota will be showcasing a number of exciting new and enhanced machinery ranges at BTME 2018 as it continues to keep the needs of turf professionals at the heart of its product innovation. Visitors to the show are encouraged to drop by the Kubota stand to see a host of market leading and high quality groundcare equipment designed specifically to offer greenkeepers increased levels of performance. New for 2018, the ZD1211 will be on display and has been designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, delivering exceptional quality, performance and durability for its users. Engineered specifically for superior…

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park

Following an international design competition which attracted 60 entries from some of the world’s leading designers, architects Allies and Morrison have been chosen to bring Clandon Park back to life after a devastating fire in 2015. Allies and Morrison is a leading UK architectural practice known for its inspiring designs and the variety of its projects, including work with historic places. From World Heritage sites to Grade-I listed buildings, their past projects in the heritage sector range from the award-winning refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall in London to the careful restoration of Blackwell in Cumbria, and the confident, modern…

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year

New plans to improve infrastructure and boost the construction sector’s productivity could save £15 billion a year. New plans set out this week will revolutionise British infrastructure and boost the construction sector’s productivity in a move that could generate savings of £15 billion a year. The plans were revealed alongside the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, which sets out projects for the next 10 years. This £600 billion pipeline includes both public and private investment. It will give certainty to industry that there is great appetite to develop infrastructure and will encourage the sector to invest in the right technology…

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals

The fifth edition of Paysalia returned to Eurexpo, Lyon, France from December 5 to 7, 2017. All professionals, suppliers, individuals, Public Authority representatives, managers and specifiers in the field of landscape, garden and sports grounds were invited to share their views on the challenges facing the sector and present their latest innovations. Today Paysalia is without doubt the top dedicated trade fair in France. Paysalia is an exceptional event bringing together over 650 exhibitors active in the landscape sector. For three days, participants took part in meetings, conferences and events on priority topics. Principal debates included the development of urban…

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks

£2million of National Lottery funding available to test innovations in managing UK parks. Groups and organisations are being sought to test innovative ways of managing the UK’s public parks following a £2m National Lottery funding boost for the Rethinking Parks programme. Rethinking Parks – a partnership between Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Nesta – has today announced a £2m grant fund, matched by more than £300,000 in support from innovation foundation Nesta, which will learn from and share the most innovative and promising new business models for parks. The new funding will build on learning from the…

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors

A new report and resources from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape open the way to increased use and enjoyment of parks by refugees. This week saw the launch in Bethnal Green, East London of a significant research project and resources, led by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape and the Young Foundation, which look at ways of improving the ways refugees and asylum seekers can access and enjoy green space. Dr Clare Rishbeth, Landscape Lecturer at University of Sheffield, explained that parks can play an important role in supporting wellbeing and connection for refugees and asylum seekers….

Glendale community garden scoops industry award

Glendale has collected a prestigious award which recognises excellence in the landscaping industry. The national green services provider scooped a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) National Landscape Award in the community and schools development category, for its work to create a community garden in Enfield. BALI supports professional landscapers, garden designers and suppliers to help promote an environmentally, ethically and commercially sustainable landscape industry. Glendale, which has headquarters in Chorley, was tasked with creating the garden by Enfield Council, in order to breathe new life into a neglected urban space on Monmouth Road in Edmonton. A team of three…

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing

The range of exclusive garden tours run by Perennial through its special events programme will be boosted in 2018 by a new headline sponsorship agreement. Challenge Fencing is getting behind Perennial to help deliver its exciting line up of events, ensuring more of the profits from ticket sales go toward helping Perennial support horticulturists in times of need. The 2018 special events programme includes seventeen bespoke events across the country, many at gardens that are not usually open to the public, offering something for everyone who loves gardens and gardening. Of particular interest are two private tours of Barnsley House…

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year

Greenspace management company idverde is delighted to have received a coveted British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Principal Award for grounds maintenance at Manor Gardens in Bexhill. The BALI National Landscape Awards, in association with Horticulture Week and headline sponsor Green-tech, are held annually at London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane and are the largest landscape awards scheme in Europe. They recognise the excellence in landscape design, construction and maintenance, and in Affiliate customer service, achieved by Registered members of the British Association of Landscape Industries. 115 entries were received this year and 80 awards made. The Principal Awards are…

December issue – Pro Landscaper

INFORM Agenda: How much value can business consultants add to a company? idverde: A New Chapter: We speak to outgoing chairman Nick Temple-Heald and his replacement, Doug Graham ScotHort: Looking back on this year’s event FutureScape: All the highlights from FutureScape 2017 Let’s Hear it From: Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces View from the Top: As he steps down, Nick Temple-Heald reflects on succession planning Changing With the Seasons: How Oldham is using its green spaces to move on from its industrial heritage INSPIRE Breathing Space: Show garden style comes to a tiny back garden in Wiltshire, with impressive…