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

Phillip Johnson Landscapes presents poppy tribute at RHS Chelsea 2016

Phillip Johnson

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 will include a community tribute of respect and remembrance, presented by Phillip Johnson Landscapes. Johnson’s design will incorporate over 2,000m2 of handcrafted poppies which will be spread into the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea; this is the first time RHS Chelsea has connected into the grounds of the Hospital in such a dramatic way.

The Chelsea tribute will honour all of the Commonwealth servicemen and women, who have fought across all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years. The generous assistance of the Victorian Government’s Department of Veterans Affairs has been instrumental in allowing this largely unfunded community project to travel to London for the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The idea for the tribute comes from Melbourne-based duo Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, who started to craft and plant 120 poppies in 2013 to honour their fathers who fought in World War II.

More than 300,000 handcrafted poppies were collected between 2013 and 2015 for installation in Melbourne’s Federation Square on Anzac (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day 2015, with simultaneous installations in many states throughout Australia, in New Zealand and Singapore.

This coincided with the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Australia and New Zealand. When the pair decided to take their project to the wider community in June 2013, a target of 5000 poppies was, according to fibre artists Berry and Knight, “a challenging but achievable” target. That target was reached in November 2013 for the official launch, and it was evident that 5000 Poppies had captured the imagination of the community worldwide, culminating in more than 50,000 contributors of all ages from all areas of the globe.

In March 2015, 5000 Poppies teamed up with acclaimed landscape designer Phillip Johnson to present a spectacular community tribute garden at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Seen by more than one million people, this emotional installation was Phillip’s personal tribute to his great grandfather
Lieutenant Frederick Johnson, who fought and died on the Somme in WWI.

5000 Poppies again teamed up with Phillip Johnson and his company, Phillip Johnson Landscapes to create the stunning installation in Melbourne’s Federation Square, which was seen around the world on Anzac Day in April 2015. The success at Federation Square has led to an unprecedented invitation for this inspirational team to showcase their installation at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in
2016.

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