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February 18, 2018

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Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Green-tech wins Supplier category in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Conservation apprenticeships available in the Yorkshire Dales -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open new exhibition at Woburn Abbey marking the bicentenary of Humphry Repton -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Industry exhibit revealed for RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildflowers embraced by the University of York -

Monday, February 12, 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Q&A – Artisan – Walker’s Wharf Garden

Intended as a relaxing space within a disused industrial wharf, the garden features reclaimed items from the wharf, used to enhance the atmosphere, and planting which creates an ideal habitat for wildlife, with sculptures inspired by the industry. The plant supplier for this garden are Walker’s Nurseries.

Q&A with the garden designer, Graham Bodle:

When did you first start working on the original design and how long did it take to perfect?

It was inspired in August 2015.

What are the stand-out features of this particular garden?

The reclaimed crane jib and drawbridge.

What is so special about having a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show?

The first large horticultural show of the season and lots of exposure.

How do you hope the public/visitors will perceive this garden?

As inventive, turning a disused industrial site into an atmospheric garden.

 

Q&A with the contractor, Walker’s Nurseries:

What are you most looking forward to about the build?

Building the initial structures i.e. erecting the crane jib and the pedestrian drawbridge.

What’s going to be the biggest challenge on the build?

Levels and the stuttering frame and cladding, as the garden has to be built from the ground up.

Are specialist contractors required for any elements?

No.

If you could take one thing away with you from this garden, what would it be?

The sculptures.

Do you think the judges have enough knowledge of the complexity of construction when deciding on the medals?

Some simple detailing can be overlooked, which has taken hours to design and construct.

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