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    • Cannington

      The Walled Gardens of Cannington awarded South West in Bloom Parks Award

      Students, volunteers and staff at The Walled Gardens of Cannington were recently awarded a five star award for the South West in Bloom Parks Award. The judge visited in August 2015 and the team learnt of the result at a presentation at the University of Exeter in February. The judge visited the Gardens, the Community Orchard and saw the border designed by volunteers which runs along the Gardens’ wall, opposite the war memorial. Meg Winfield, a volunteer at The Walled Gardens of Cannington said: “The Gardens are a wonderful resource for locals and visitors to the area. It is great…

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    • National Landscape Awards

      BALI National Landscape Awards now open for entries

      The BALI National Landscape Awards 2016 is now open for entries. The premier landscaping awards will be celebrating is 40th year when it returns for 2016. To receive a BALI National Landscape Award is one of the landscape industries’ highest accolades. Recognition of a high level of achievement, from within the industry, has a positive motivational effect on staff. Winning one of these awards offers a company great marketing opportunities, with the benefits lasting long beyond the ceremony. To find out more about the award categories and the deadline for entries, please visit www.baliawards.co.uk  To learn more about BALI itself, please visit the association’s main…

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    • National landscaping award success for Landform Consultants

      Surrey based landscaping consultancy, Landform have been awarded a top accolade at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2016, sponsored by Bradstone. The company were awarded for their work on a project for a small family garden in South London. Designed by Robert Myers, with Landform Foreman, Ed Verity overseeing the build, the garden included a seating area with contemporary water feature and a sunken sand pit for the young family to enjoy. Foreman of the project, Ed Verity said: “This was a great project to work on and we’re so pleased to have been honoured with this award.…

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    • Trentham Estate awarded Gold by VisitEngland

      The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire has been awarded a Gold accolade by VisitEngland after achieving top marks. The Gold Accolade has been awarded to just 19 attractions including Chester Zoo, HM Tower of London and Blists Hill Victorian Town. It recognises the high standard achieved as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, which involves a scoring system based on an annual unannounced assessment by VisitEngland. It was introduced in 2014 and scrutinises things which matter most to visitors, including customer service, catering and facilities. The award aims to recognise attractions which go the extra mile to create an enjoyable…

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    • Marshalls

      Marshalls celebrates Register member success

      Marshalls has once again celebrated the quality and workmanship of its accredited landscape contractors at its prestigious annual award ceremony. The Marshalls Register Awards held at Oulton Hall, Leeds on Friday 4 March, celebrated the best garden and driveway projects which were designed and installed by members of Marshalls’ national Register scheme in 2015. Jason Cummings of JSC Paving and Landscaping, based in Poole, Dorset, was crowned ‘Marshalls Contractor of the Year’ after scooping the top prize for the ‘Best Engineering Achievement’ category, and was presented with a brand new Toyota Hilux pickup truck and a natural stone trophy. All the…

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    • Green-tech wins Manufacturer Supplier of the Year at APL Awards 2016

      The Green-tech team is still celebrating after winning the Manufacturer Supplier of the Year at the APL Awards 2016 on Friday 4th March. The award which is voted for by members of the APL (Association of Professional Landscapers) took the Green-tech representatives by surprise; they didn’t know they had been nominated. The APL Awards recognises and rewards high standard of landscape contracting carried out by their members and promotes their commitment to providing quality landscaping. In September 2015 all APL members were given the chance to vote anonymously for their best service provider, grower, manufacturer and retailer. There were 31…

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    • APL awards

      Frogheath Landscapes takes the title at APL Awards 2016

      Frogheath Landscapes has been crowned Supreme Winner at the APL Awards, sponsored by Bradstone, which took place at The Brewery in London on 4 March 2016. The Sussex-based company took the overall award in front of a 300 strong audience for its project which involved landscaping the gardens surrounding a rare timber and brick 16th century sheep barn in the Brede Valley. The project, also the winner of the Project Value over £250,000 category, included features such as a formal lawn punctuated with clipped Quercus ilex and exuberant borders, secluded areas enclosed with stilted hornbeam hedges, a walled potager with a…

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    • Glasgow Modern Apprentice wins two national awards

      Eighteen-year-old Ross Gallacher, from Pollock in Glasgow, has won the Horticulture and Modern Apprentice of the Year categories at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. The Horticulture runner-up was Liam Anderson, aged 20 from Shetland. The Horticulture awards were presented by keynote speaker and former Horticulture Learner of the Year, Finulla McCloskey, while the Modern Apprentice of the Year award was presented by Gerry McBride of event sponsor Skills Development Scotland at a glittering ceremony and gala dinner on Thursday 3rd March at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel near Stirling. Finulla said: “Winning…

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    • Botanic Garden curator awarded prestigious RHS award

      Nick Wray, curator of the Botanic Garden and a University of Bristol horticulturist, has been awarded the RHS Associate of Honour for his distinguished service to horticulture in the course of his working life. The award recognises his work of more than 30 years at the garden and for his role in creating the new Botanic Garden at The Holmes, which was the first new university botanic garden to be moved and redeveloped in the UK for nearly 40 years. On learning of the award, Nick, said: “I am delighted and honoured to accept this award for ‘distinguished services to…

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    • RHS

      Winners of RHS Awards announced

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) yesterday announced the recipients of its esteemed annual awards for contributions to horticulture. Presented at a ceremony in London’s Lindley Hall on 25 February 2016, the RHS Awards recognise both horticultural excellence and personal endeavour and are regarded internationally as being among the highest accolades in horticulture. The top award the RHS bestows, the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH), was awarded to Mr Johan Hermans and, posthumously, to Mr Mark Flanagan. Established in 1897, the VMH is awarded to British horticulturists deserving of special honour by the Society. Only 63 medals may be held at…

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    • Business Superbrand

      Marshalls voted a Business Superbrand 2016

      Marshalls plc has been awarded Business Superbrand status for 2016, following the latest iteration of the long-running annual survey, which has been identifying the UK’s leading business-to-business brands since 2001. The process was managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA) and questioned 2,500 individual business professionals across the UK, as well as the independent and voluntary Business Superbrands Council. The two audiences judged nearly 1,500 brands, which they assessed on three key criteria: quality, reliability and distinction. This is the seventh consecutive year Marshalls has received Superbrand status.  The company has been supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete…

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    • graduate

      London College Of Garden Design celebrates graduate success

      London College of Garden Design (LCGD) graduates triumphed once again at last month’s Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Awards with two graduates receiving two awards each. Emily Erlam won in the ‘Small Budget Garden’ category for “The Experimental Station” for which the judges said ‘A modest design that is fundamentally more interesting because of it.  Simple but fun.’ Emily was also jointly awarded the Future Designer award for her ‘Interesting modern take on a country garden” built by Landform Consultants.  She said: ‘To win an award is an amazing feeling. For me the award was an opportunity to take a…

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    • Ground Control is a finalist in the UK Employee Experience Awards 2016

      The UK’s leading external solutions provider Ground Control has announced that it is a finalist in the UK Employee Experience Awards 2016. Ground Control has been named as finalists in two categories: Inspiring Team of the Year and Sector Specific Industrial (Construction/Engineering/Manufacturing). The Awards, owned by Awards International, recognise and celebrate the delivery of exceptional employee experience in businesses across the UK. Last year, Ground Control was a finalist in the UK Customer Experience Awards alongside Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, Green Flag (Direct Line Group) and Grass Roots and Lexus. Neil Skehel, CEO of Awards International, said: “We are delighted to…

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    • Joe Swift

      Joe Swift is the People’s Choice at the SGD Awards

      Television presenter and garden designer for Cityscapes Joe Swift won the Society of Garden Designers People’s Choice Award 2015 for his Greenwood Theatre Garden project at the ceremony on Friday 29 January. The People’s Choice Award is run in conjunction with the SGD Awards media partner Homes & Gardens magazine. The public space, also designed by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, was voted by the public as the favourite garden from 18 other shortlisted projects. The Greenwood Theatre Garden was created in partnership with Team London Bridge, King’s College London, Network Rail, Southwark Council, and contractors Gardenlink, with maintenance from St…

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    • Chichester

      Garden designer from Chichester receives SGD Award

      David Loy from Your Garden Design in Chichester has been announced joint winner of the Society of Garden Designer’s Future Designer Award, sponsored by Deepdale Trees. He shares the accolade with Emily Erlam, a contractor from Landform Consultants. The ceremony took place at the Landmark Hotel in London on Friday 29 January, with 400 people attending the prestigious event. David received the award for his project at the West House near Chichester, with judges commenting that it was “beautifully built” with “nice attention to detail” and that it showed he “has the skills to master a complex site”. David, who…

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    • Society of Garden Designers announces winners of SGD AWARDS 2015

      James Basson MSGD and John Moreland FSGD have taken the two most prestigious awards at the Society of Garden Designers’ fourth annual awards ceremony, receiving the Grand Award and Judges’ Award respectively in front of an audience of almost 400 guests.   The accolades were presented at a ceremony in London where 19 awards were announced including recognition for community garden projects, international schemes, excellence in public and commercial outdoor space and a special lifetime achievement award.   The Grand Award, the most celebrated award of the evening, went to James Basson MSGD for Le Canebiers (pictured above)  – a…

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    • Grounds maintenance former apprentice wins National Apprenticeship Award

      Neil Cain, from Kimpton, Hertfordshire, was last night named the City & Guilds Apprentice Champion of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House. Neil, age 52, currently operations director with John O’Conner (Grounds Maintenance) Ltd, fought off competition from hundreds of other apprentices around England to be awarded the top prize. The Awards, now in their twelfth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces. Neil was…

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    • Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition returns for 2016

      Returning for the third time, Doddington Hall’s biennial sculpture exhibition has become a popular fixture on Lincolnshire’s summer event calendar, appealing to all age groups. This year, the exhibition will take place between Saturday 30 July and Sunday 11 September (open daily) and represents the chance to enjoy one of the largest exhibitions of outdoor art in the country. There will also be an indoor exhibition located in Doddington Hall’s expanded Granary Barn. Work by 74 leading national and international sculptors will be featured; 33 are returning exhibitors (with new work) and 41 are new to the event. Between them,…

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    • Winners announced at 2016 Bradstone Assured Awards

      Bradstone has announced the winners of its national installer awards scheme, celebrating the achievements of its Assured members over the last 12 months. The awards recognise landscapers who have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service with categories including the prestigious Installer of the Year, Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation. Following entry nominations from both installers and their clients at the end of last year, a judging panel including TV gardener, David Domoney, and Professional Builder editor, Terry Smith, selected deserving winners from each category. All winners were presented with a trophy by Toby Stuart-Jervis,…

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    • Houzz

      Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer wins Best of Houzz 2016 award

      London based garden design company Fisher Tomlin & Bowyer is one of a small group of designers awarded the Houzz Customer Service Award 2016. Chosen by over 35 million users worldwide, the award reflects the voting of members for their favourite design brands. Andrew Fish Tomlin commented on the accolade: “Great customer service has always been the best opportunity to win recommendations and repeat business. Our customer testimonials say more about us than our website or portfolio alone could ever do. “We’re delighted to get this recognition on top of the three design awards we have recently won, and it’s…

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    • BALI Award for the North East depot for Grace Landscapes

      The site, maintained by Grace Landscapes Ltd for over five years, also received the Best Business Park at the 2015 Northumbria in Bloom Awards.  The Grace Landscapes team have continued to maintain the high standard, working closely with CBRE, who are based on site in the Evolve building.  To complement the adjacent nature reserve, the Evolve building has a predominately native design with native trees and shrubs alongside structured planting, native hedgerows and wildflower seeding.  Despite the waterlogging, the soil is fertile, making establishing and maintaining the wildflower meadows a constant battle.  Various methods have been tried, from collecting seed…

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    • perennial

      Fundraising champions announced at Party for Perennial

      The Perennial Champion Awards were presented at the Party for Perennial on Friday, January 15th 2016 to recognise those who went above and beyond in their fundraising for the charity during 2015. Hundreds of people from across the horticulture industry gathered at the Skyloft at Altitude London at the top of the Millbank Tower. Former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins, who is also the face of the “Love your plot” campaign, presented the Perennial Champions Awards to: The fabulous team that created Perennial Legacy Garden at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park – Glendale UK as lead sponsor, GK…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere’s award winning technicians

      A record total of 35 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, newly run by national training provider ProVQ. Charlie Phipps from dealer Farol at Milton Common in Oxfordshire was named ag & turf apprentice of the year for 2015, while parts apprentice of the year is Grant Stearman of Ben Burgess Beeston in Norfolk. Charlie Phipps also won a Service Technician Apprentice of the Year Award earlier in the year from John Deere’s previous training provider Babcock, in a national competition designed to identify the best…

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    • AIPH

      Last chance to book for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016

      This is the last week to book tickets to join the world’s best ornamentals growers at the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016.  Last day for booking is Monday 18 January. The Awards Gala Dinner takes place on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at Messe Essen, hall Europa, during IPM Essen, Germany, held in partnership with Headline Sponsor, Royal FloraHolland and Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI). The Awards event commences at 6pmewith a drinks reception followed by a four course dinner and ceremony. Chris Beytes, Editor of GrowerTalks and Green Profit magazine, is to be the master of ceremonies…

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    • The Landscape Group wins two BALI awards

      At the annual BALI awards ceremony held on Friday 4th December 2015, The Landscape Group (TLG) were delighted to receive two Principal Awards for its work.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Ground Maintenance – Free Public Access and Mandeville Place, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London was announced as the Principal Winner in the category Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) under £300K. TLG also received another four awards. The prestigious awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London pays tribute to members who have demonstrated exceptionally high standards of professionalism and skill in…

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