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April 23, 2018


The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Harrowden Turf

Thrive’s summer flower show takes place at Beech Hill

The sun shone down on Thrive’s annual flower show last week at Beech Hill, near Reading, which once again featured a display of beautiful floral displays, creative collections of vegetables and delicious cakes.

Judges had a tough time picking winners from 15 classes, which included a summer bouquet in a vase, five sweet peas, a decorated pot, miniature garden in a seed tray, and new for this year – stick people.

Entries came from the client gardeners at Thrive in Beech Hill and the charity’s Birmingham centre, along with local care homes and special schools in the area.

Volunteers manned a number of stalls including a tombola, treasure hunt, golf and hook a duck.

There were a wide variety of plants for sale which included a number of herb hanging baskets planted by the client gardeners.

Medals were presented by Thrive chair of trustees, Faith Ramsay, who said the flower show was a wonderful occasion, bringing people together and encouraging gardeners to show their skills: “It’s always so difficult to judge, the standard gets better every year and the effort that goes into creating the entries is brilliant. I’m looking forward to next year already!”

Thrive’s gardens are looking stunning and will open three times over the coming months for visitors to enjoy.

You can visit between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday July 27, Tuesday August 15 and Wednesday September 20.

Entrance is free but donations are welcome. There will be refreshments on offer, tea and cakes and plant sales.

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