June 24, 2017

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‘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

Show Garden success for St Albans based company at BBC Gardeners’ World Live -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rare hazel dormice reintroduced into a Warwickshire woodland -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Experience the mystery and romance of Galica’s ‘Pazo’ Gardens at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Landscape Watering Systems looks at how effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

GoLandscape’s ‘Watch this Space’ build begins at Hampton Court -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bradstone supports MS Society Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017 -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wyevale Nurseries launch 2018 promotional catalogue -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bernard Tickner awarded MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours -

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Regeneration plan for Croydon Council’s former HQ revealed

HUB, a London based developer specialising in mid-market homes, has released full details of the scheme to regenerate the former council owned site at Taberner House with the creation of 500 homes. The scheme also includes designs by Grant Associates to revitalise The Queen’s Gardens, a popular public park.

Grant Associates’ landscape strategy aims to reconfigure the park with the introduction of a central children’s play area and two new squares that would improve access to the gardens both for new residents and the wider community. A new café is also planned for the park.

Elements of the garden’s original features, which date back to 1896 and include walls and a sunken garden, will be retained to celebrate the park’s Victorian heritage.

The residential component of the scheme, designed by Stirling Prize-winning AHMM, will be arranged across four apartment blocks varying in height from 35 to 13 storeys. The scheme, which is a joint venture between Hub and Bridges Ventures, will further include 13,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space.

Formerly known as the Town Hall Gardens, The Queen’s Gardens have been reshaped several times in their history, with the current design opened to the public by Queen Elizabeth II in 1983. Taberner House was built to house Croydon’s Town Hall in 1968 and demolished in 2014 following the council’s decision to redevelop the site.

Building work is expected to begin in 2018, subject to planning approval. The proposals for Taberner House and The Queen’s Gardens form part of the Mid Croydon Masterplan, a wider project to regenerate this central area of Croydon.

A public exhibition of HUB’s plans for Taberner House and The Queen’s Gardens was held in Croydon at Friends Meeting House on 19 January 2017.

Andrew Grant, director of Grant Associates, comments: “Queen’s Gardens has a tangible sense of history and is the most important green space in central Croydon. We are looking forward to working with the local community to develop designs to regenerate the gardens and create new public spaces and a playground that will reinforce the community character of this green oasis.”

Steve Sanham, managing director of HUB, comments: “We know this site has a history and importance to Croydon, and we take that very seriously. The proposals we’ve made are the culmination of a lot of thought by some very creative designers, and some serious engagement with the local community. We’re looking forward to moving forward with this key development.”

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