June 25, 2017

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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

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

RHS Garden Bridgewater gets the go ahead

The last stage in the planning process has been successfully passed to allow Salford’s £30 million RHS Garden Bridgewater to go ahead.

City Mayor Paul Dennett and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) director general, Sue Biggs, have welcomed news that the government will not call in plans for the garden which will transform the site of the former Worsley New Hall into a major tourist attraction.

Salford City Council’s planning panel granted planning permission in principle for the 154-acre garden last month, but plans had to go before the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government because the site is in the green belt.

City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “This is fantastic news for the people of Salford and Greater Manchester.

“RHS Garden Bridgewater will not only bring the historic grounds of Worsley New Hall back to life, but will also create jobs and business opportunities for the local area.

“The fifth national garden will be a national and a community asset, a key example of green infrastructure in Greater Manchester, creating a real public amenity within our green-belt.

“As a local council we are looking forward to working with the Royal Horticultural Society on the garden and in Salford’s communities for many years to come.”

Sue Biggs, director general, Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), said: “We are delighted with this hugely positive news, which will allow us to progress plans for the biggest gardening project in Europe and create our first new garden in 17 years. It will be truly unique, unlike any of the other gardens in our portfolio, as it boasts a range of habitats from woods and lakes to streams and meadows.

“This news means we can fully embrace our ambition to create one of the most beautiful and inspiring gardens in Britain.”

Louise Morrissey, director of Land and Planning from Peel Land and Property who own the historic site said: “RHS Garden Bridgewater will leave an incredible legacy for the people of Salford. Equally, its creation reinforces our commitment and investment in the Northern Powerhouse as it will attract interest and visitors from across the North West and beyond. We look forward to working with the RHS and Salford City Council to help deliver such an inspirational project.”

The RHS has already begun the mammoth task of assessing and getting to know the huge site. A small team of staff are now based on location at the garden and are undertaking the many tasks involved in creating a brand new garden – from detailed planning for recruitment of further staff to cataloging the condition and significance of thousands of existing individual trees and plants.

The ambitious plans for the garden include designs for a new Welcome building by architects Hodder+Partners, which will provide a visitor gateway to the garden, and a magnificent 11-acre walled garden designed by renowned landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.

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