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February 21, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

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

Turkish Delight as flag is raised at its first international award-winning park

Incilipinar Park in Denizli is the first Turkish park to be awarded the coveted Green Flag Award, joining the very best green spaces across the world.

The Green Flag Award is the international mark of a quality green space, judged by green space-expert volunteers, across eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome.

Incilipinar Park in Denizli was visited by a team of international judges (including Mike Bent of Bury Council, England and Harry Schrotenboer of Almelo Council, Netherlands) who were impressed by the standards and management of the park. 

One of the largest green spaces in this progressively developing city, Incilipinar Park is well-used by local residents and international tourists alike, providing a range of facilities and community activities to create a welcome breathing space. 

A unique feature of this special park includes a central pond, with fountains, music and lighting effects – providing a splendid visual and audio show on summer evenings.

Berna Yilmaz from Denizli Metroplitan Municipality said, “We feel honoured to be the first Green Flag Award in Turkey. We are sure this work will receive a very positive response at a local and national level.

“It is very pleasing that the existing works we have always done are crowned with such an award. This award has inspired us to do sustainable works for other parks in Denizli.”

Green Flags have been flying over the best of the UK’s parks and green spaces for over two decades. And the scheme is currently expanding to celebrate the very best around the world.

In addition to the UK’s nations, the scheme is now running in Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. 

Carl McClean, newly appointed International Development Manager for the Green Flag Award, who visited Turkey with the judges said, “It’s inspiring to see a scheme that is so beneficial to parks and communities, and that originated in England, being valued within the parks sector around the world.”

“Very much in tune with current societal affairs, the Green Flag Award not only drives improvements in parks and horticulture, but also puts great emphasis on the importance of community involvement, biodiversity and the environment which is clearly at the forefront of many countries’ agendas for the future.”

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