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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

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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