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    • royal parks

      All eight Royal Parks up for prestigious People’s Choice Award

      Park visitors across the UK are being given the chance to decide which Green Flag parks and green spaces should receive a People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites. In July this year, the experts had their say and all eight of the Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Green Park, The Regent’s Park, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Parks – succeeded in retaining their Green Flag status with some of the highest marks awarded in the scheme. Now, it is up to the nation to choose which 10 parks and green spaces should receive…

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    • garden club london

      Garden Club London win Build Environment Award

      Garden Club London are very happy to have won the Built Environment Award at the Canal and River Trust Awards 2018. The awards was for the company’s Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin, London. The Living Waterways Awards shine a spotlight on work that creates vibrant, thriving, living waterways.   Garden Club London are very pleased to receive recognition from such a well respected authority. The company had to work closely with throughout the planning and build process, to minimise environmental impact.   The intention was to create a space that would bring together the neighbouring communities and visitors to enjoy…

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    • brambledown

      Brambledown win BALI National Landscape Award for a record 4th Decade

      This year, Brambledown have won a National BALI Award for “Hard Landscaping works under £300k” carried out at Segedunum Roman Fort.   The BALI National Landscape Awards showcase the high levels of professionalism attained by members each year. The event is now in its 42nd year and is the largest landscaping awards scheme in Europe. Brambledown have now won an award in the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 2018.   Brambledown director Paul Curry said: “We are very happy to have won yet another BALI National Landscape Award for a record 5th successive decade. We deem the BALI Awards to be…

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    • employer excellence

      Green-tech wins BALI National Landscape Employer Excellence Award

      Landscape supplier Green-tech has won a BALI National Landscape award for Employer Excellence.   The standard of the entries submitted was ‘Phenomenal’ according to BALI organisers. Green-tech will find out if they are the overall Principle Award Winner at the Awards Ceremony in London on 7 December.   The judging panel described Green-tech as: “Demonstrating exemplary standards of professional excellence.”   Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay comments: “Rachel and I are absolutely delighted that Green-tech has won in the ‘Employer Excellence’ category. Our people are vital to our business success and we work hard to reward, encourage and thank them for…

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    • garden design competition

      Matt Jones wins Garden Design Competition

      Now in its sixth year, the collaboration between Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College continues to be a success for all. Provender Nurseries are happy to announce Matt Jones of London Plantsman as the winner of the Garden Design Competition.   Differing from previous competitions a new garden from the Capel Manor show gardens (The National Gardening Centre) was selected for the planting redesign, The Family Garden.   Matt’s redesign of the Family Garden called ‘Summer Entertaining’ was chosen as the winning entry. This was due to the contemporary feel to the year-round planting, mostly in the late summer months when…

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    • photography competition

      Winners of The Parks Trust Photography Competition

      The Parks Trust is happy to announce the winners of its 2018 Photography Competition.   With over 160 entries received from people across the city, the contest was tougher than ever. Entries were split into three categories with youth and adult sections: Parklife Wildlife Landscape For each category, a winner and a runner-up was chosen. An overall winner for the whole competition was then chosen.   Graham Parsons was the overall winner, chosen for his stunning image of a male Common Darter dragonfly, taken at Howe Park Wood.   The competition shortlist was cut down by an expert panel of…

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    • idverde

      idverde wins four BALI National Landscape Awards

      idverde wins four BALI National Landscape Awards, each recognising excellence in a different areas of landscaping.   BALI’s awards showcase the high levels of professionalism attained by BALI members. The entry judging panel is a selection of acclaimed industry experts. The judges asses each scheme on quality, sustainability, client satisfaction, and overall impression on the visitor.   2018 sees idverde’s range of expertise recognised with National Awards for projects in four categories:   · Theatre Square, the National Theatre (Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – cost between £300k – £1.5M)   · Project Pilgrim, Gloucester Cathedral (Regeneration Scheme over £500k)  …

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    • Arbordexperts Installer Awards

      Countdown for Arbordexperts Installer Awards

      There are three weeks remaining for installers to enter the Arbordexperts Installer Awards.   A host of decking installers have submitted their best work for consideration. The judges are expecting to see a flurry of entries as the summer draws to a close.   The deadline for the awards is Friday 28 September. To enter: visit arbordeck.co.uk/arbordexperts-installer-awards-2018 and follow the instructions on screen. Installers need to supply a few details about the deck, and submit at least one photo – and entry is free.   Installers can enter their projects into four categories: Best Large Deck Best Small Deck Best…

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    • bali awards

      Winners of the BALI National Landscape Awards 2018

      With the awards ceremony fast approaching, 67 members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) have now been informed they have won a BALI National Landscape Award. Some members have even been successful in more than one category.  This year’s BALI Awards are now run in-house by the BALI team at Landscape House. They see 101 National Awards made by the adjudication panel, chaired by landscape consultant and former Writtle College lecturer, Greg Allen.   Following a summer of visiting every entry, Greg and his team of judges – John Melmoe, Richard Barnard, Jason Lock, Robin Templar Williams, Steve…

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    • eljays44

      Eljays44 wins prestigious BALI Award

      Landscape and horticulture publishing and events company Eljays44 is delighted to receive the news on 12 September 2018 that it has won a respected Affiliate Exceptional Service Award in the BALI National Landscape Awards 2018.   This year is the company’s first time of entering these prestigious awards since Eljays44 launched in February 2011. The directors and team are delighted with this achievement.   Managing director, Jim Wilkinson said: “We are really pleased that our effort and commitment to the industry, and our promotion of all that is great within this amazing sector has been recognised”.   Director, Lisa Wilkinson…

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    • Agapanthus

      Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ wins new product award

      Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating after their new plant Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ won a New Product award at GLEE.   Wyevale Nurseries entered the plant in to the Plant, Seed & Bulb category at the trade show in Birmingham. They were very pleased when the plant came out as the winner.   Colin Stanley, retail sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re thrilled that such a glorious plant has won this prestigious award in the New Product Showcase. The Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ has bicoloured blue and white blooms that explode into life. They bring a fabulous display to borders or patios. Who says…

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    • garden city

      Winner of landscape design competition for first Garden City of the 21st Century

      In March, the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and NHS England started an international design competition. It aimed to find the best creative and inspiring ideas to help shape the landscape of the first new Garden City of the 21st Century. The ideas will also incorporate into the 10 largest Healthy New Towns developed in the UK.   The winner of the Ebbsfleet Garden City: Landscape for Healthy Living Competition was announced on 6 September 2018. The ceremony took place at the annual Landscape Institute conference: Valuing Landscape 2018. This is an international event that aims to tackle big questions about valuing…

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    • prison garden

      HMP Hull wins RHS prison garden award

      HMP Hull has won the RHS best kept prison garden in England and Wales. The association awarded the Windlesham Trophy for the first time for its efforts. Named after its creator, Lord Windlesham, the annual award seeks to recognise the value of gardening within prison communities. 18 prisons entered the competition this year. Housing over 1,000 men, HMP Hull uses its gardens for prisoner rehabilitation and training. Many have achieved formal qualifications – and support of the local community. Inmates harvest fresh produce for the prison kitchen with the surplus, enough for 50, donated to a local food bank. Crops…

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    • arbordexperts

      Arbordexperts Installer Awards reveal grand prize

      The deadline for the inaugural Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards is drawing closer. Organisers have revealed more details of the top prize, for the winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Trex’ category. The Grand Prize There are four categories open for entries. These include: Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge with Trex. The winners of each category will enter into the Best of Trex category. The overall winner will win a four day trip to Washington DC. The trip is for two people, including flights, accommodation and transfers all paid for by…

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    • Roy Lancaster

      Roy Lancaster award to celebrate young horticulturists

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new award to recognise outstanding young horticulturists. The Roy Lancaster Award, in honour of the lifelong plantsman’s enthusiasm for promoting horticulture among young people, will sit alongside the Society’s highest honours. It will be presented for the first time at the annual RHS awards ceremony in March 2019 which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture. The award is open for nominations for those who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture and are under the age of 35. Roy Lancaster said: “I am…

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    • Arbodexpert Installer Awards

      Arbodexperts Installer Awards reveals details of grand prize

      As the deadline for the inaugural Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards draws closer, the organisers have revealed more details of the top prize, to be awarded to the winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Trex’ category. There are four categories open for entries: Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge with Trex. The winners of each category will be automatically entered into the Best of Trex category – and the overall winner will be whisked away for a four day trip to the US capital, Washington DC. The package includes a four-day trip…

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    • 30under30

      30 Under 30 deadline fast approaching

      Have you got an industry rising star working in your company or are you that person? If so, there’s still time to enter into Pro Landscaper’s 30Under30: The Next Generation 2018. First launched in 2015 and soon to be an exclusive ‘club’ of 120 people, the 30 Under 30 initiative has highlighted and helped boost the careers of the future stars of the landscape industry. Winners don’t just receive an impressive award for their desk, this accolade has also been used as a way to get noticed by your peers and the people who’ve inspired you to become a name in…

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    • most influential company

      Pro Landscaper launches Most Influential Company initiative

      Pro Landscaper is looking to find a definitive list of the companies that have the greatest influence within the UK landscaping sector. Much like Pro Landscaper’s list of the Most Influential people, the Most Influential Company awards will be decided by high profile figures in the landscaping community. Pro Landscaper will be asking 200 RHS medalists, Pro Landscaper Business award winners, leading suppliers and top industry figures for their nominations to decide the winners.   Pro Landscaper shall be asking each of the selected individuals to nominate up to five companies that cover the landscaping, design, landscape architecture or other related…

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    • lewisham

      15 Green Flags for Lewisham parks and green spaces

      National green services provider Glendale has helped the London Borough of Lewisham secure 15 Green Flag Awards for its parks and green spaces for the fourth consecutive year. The scheme sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world, recognising and rewarding well managed parks and green spaces. Frendsbury Gardens was also awarded the Green Flag Community Award, which acknowledges green spaces that are well maintained, clean, accessible for all and incorporate local communities. It’s not the first time the parks and green spaces in Lewisham managed by Glendale have…

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    • kate gould

      Kate Gould wins gold and ‘Best Outdoor Lighting’ at the Singapore Garden Festival

      Kate Gould along with Keith Chapman and Colin Evans have built a show garden at the bi-annual Singapore Garden Festival. Kate teamed up with partner ISS Hydroculture to bring her design to life with hard and soft landscaping. Work began on the 10 July and judging took place on the 20 July.   Separate seating and lounging areas provide the residents with relaxing spaces. A lightweight pergola covers a calm pool, which shields people using the garden, offering both privacy and shade.   Materials take their reference from the assumed building facade. They’re intended to be sturdy for year-round use…

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    • talasey group

      Talasey Group named in ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

      Talasey Group has been named as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. This is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and dynamic small to medium-sized enterprises in the UK. The report also examines the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy. To be included, companies need to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. Talasey is thrilled to be recognised as a high performer within the landscaping and paving industry…

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    • BALI National Landscape Awards

      BALI announces record entries for 2018 BALI National Landscape Awards

      Following the news earlier this year that the organisation of the BALI National Landscape Awards was being brought back ‘in house’ in 2018 after partnering for a number of years with Horticulture Week, BALI has announced the highest number of entries for nine years. This reinforces the BALI Awards’ position as the premier landscape awards in Europe. BALI members have given the Association’s move to take back full control of the Awards the thumbs up, with record numbers of Registered Contractors and Designers submitting their best design, construction and maintenance schemes, Registered Affiliate (supplier) members entering the BALI Affiliate Exceptional…

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    • corporation

      City Corporation open spaces sweep Green Flag Awards

      15 of the City of London Corporation open spaces including iconic sites such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath have received the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2018. The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The international award, now into its 22nd year, is a sign to the public that a green space is managed to the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply to achieve a Green Flag Award. Of the 15 sites, 13 have…

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    • the parks trust

      The Parks Trust recognised as one of the UK’s best green spaces

      Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for the second year in a row. This was awarded for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes the Trust manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. The Parks Trust continues to be the only recipient of the award for a complete network of parks across a whole town or city. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. David Foster, chief executive…

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    • tickets

      Tickets go on sale for the BALI Awards 2018 ceremony

      The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious landscaping Awards is the largest of its kind in the UK and Europe, and tickets are now available. The association celebrates the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of BALI members from entries submitted earlier in the year. Last year, BALI Members, guests and VIP’s were treated to a sold-out ceremony, three-course awards luncheon and an opportunity to network with over 1,000 industry colleagues. To book a place at this year’s highly anticipated event, to be held on Friday 7 December at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London click here. Any questions regarding purchasing…

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