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      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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      Pro Landscaper London Supplement

      It’s all kicking off in the capital, as we take a look at some of the stunning projects blooming into life in the heart of London and interview a selection of the city’s top landscapers. Features Willerby Landscapes Commercial Aftercare – Jeff Stephenson Plant Health – Bartlett Tree Experts   Portfolios Circle of Life – Kingston Landscape Group On the Terrace – Bowles & Wyer Top Flight – The Garden Builders   Profiles Bourne Amenity Pro Landscaper Business Awards Green-tech   You can view a complete copy of the London supplement by clicking here. Pro Landscaper release multiple supplements a…

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      Drainage Superstore aids children’s garden project

      A call to Drainage Superstore meant they were able to access information and advice about the right products for the job. Turrou Landesmann, store manager at Drainage Superstore, said: “We were pleased to recommend DuPont’s GroundGrid gravel guard, a stable and permeable product that is often used on gravel pathways and driveways. “As a father myself, I know that small kids love kicking gravel around, which means it can get everywhere, impacting on the efficiency of the drainage system. But GroundGrid gravel guard keeps the gravel inside the cells where it is supposed to be. “We were pleased to help…

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      The incredible story of Children with Cancer UK at Hampton Court

      Pro Landscaper had the pleasure of visiting The Children with Cancer UK: Mr. Happy, Mr. Worry Hill garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. We speak with Emma Reed and Chris Wellbelove, the designer and contractor of the garden respectively, as well as Dhivya O’Connor, chief executive of Children with Cancer UK to find out more about the garden’s inspiration, challenges with its construction and the charity’s amazing work.   The Cause To explain the vital work the charity does for child cancer patients, Dhivya says: “Children with Cancer UK are dedicated to raising and investing funds into…

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      Introducing Marshalls Bespoke Natural Stone

      Marshalls bespoke service allows the opportunity to choose from a selection of natural stone products including those indigenous to the UK, before turning them into any design, size or shape required; from paving, to walling, pool copings and steps to feature pieces. The bespoke service allows designers to offer customers something truly unique, positioning them above the competition. Marshalls bespoke team assist in bringing ideas to life; turning thoughts and designs into a full CAD technical drawing, identifying the exact block of stone that can be used, before using the latest in stone masonry to create and deliver it to…

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      Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards prize list announced

      Entering the small project BIG IMPACT Awards has a host of benefits. First and foremost, the winners will receive extensive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine, giving both designers and contractors a huge boost in reputation. With the awards being held at FutureScape, the UK’s biggest landscaping exhibition, networking and exposure will be incredibly high for any winners or shortlisted entrants as well. If industry-wide praise and recognition for your project wasn’t enough to make you enter the first small project BIG IMPACT Awards, then there’s more! Pro Landscaper has partnered with some of the biggest business and industry brands to…

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      Borde Hill Garden unveils new plant hunters garden for 125th anniversary

      The history and legacy of Borde Hill Garden’s diverse collection of plants is at the heart of a new design unveiled on Thursday 5 July as part of the Garden’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Sophie Walker’s modern design for the Round Dell mixes exciting new plant specimens, found in the 21st Century, alongside Borde Hill’s significant treasury of plants which includes one of the largest collections of champion trees in private gardens. Four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family have lived in this historic Tudor house near Haywards Heath.  The garden is probably best-known as a plant hunters paradise, containing as it does, many rare shrubs and…

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      National Lottery awards the RHS £4m for transformational gardening project

      The Royal Horticultural Society announces it will receive £4m from the National Lottery towards a five-year project that includes developing the world’s first National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, at its flagship RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. The significant funding reflects the importance and positive impact of plants and gardening, proven to mitigate some of the biggest challenges facing us today, on people’s lives and the environment. Conserving and showcasing half a millennium of gardening history In 2020, the new Centre will open to the public and contain state-of-the-art research facilities and will enable us to conserve and showcase over one million…

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      Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden wins Silver at Hampton Court

      The Viking Cruises Nordic Lifestyle Garden, sponsored by Viking, the award-winning cruise line, has been awarded a Silver Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. Designed by Stephen Hall, the garden is inspired by the Nordic landscape and the profound relationship between nature and wellbeing. It celebrates traditional Nordic wellbeing rituals and brims with traditional plants and herbs with medicinal benefits that are used in Scandinavian cooking – a sanctuary for both body and mind. This connection is at the heart of the design of Viking’s ships, which are filled with natural light and large al fresco…

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      Look around the silver-gilt winning Kitchen garden by Eden designers

      An abundant kitchen garden designed by a team from the Eden Project has won a prestigious silver-gilt medal at this week’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The garden is a collaboration between Borough Market, Britain’s most renowned food market, Franchi Seeds of Italy, the oldest family seed company in the world, and Eden, home of the world-famous Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. The garden includes plants grown from a range of seeds developed by Franchi for the Eden Project. It was designed by a team of Eden horticulturalists, led by multi-award winning designers Emma Gunn and Paul Stone.  The RHS Hampton Court…

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      Provender Nurseries supplies three top gardens at Hampton Court

      Provender Nurseries supplies three gardens at Hampton Court Flower Show this year with award winning plants. Two of the three gardens supplied are in categories that are judged while the third is sponsored by the RHS and as such is not judged. Best of Both Worlds built and planted by BALI Go Landscape apprentices, trainees and BALI Go Landscape mentors achieved a Gold medal. Designed by Rosemary Coldstream of Rosemary Coldstream Garden Design and mentored by by BALI Go Landscape Ambassadors, David Dodd and Mark Britton of The Outdoor Room, Jake Catling of The Landscaping Consultants and Anna Butterfield of…

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      Green-tech help create outside learning space at North Yorkshire primary school

      The Early Years Foundation Stage outside environment at Bedale Church of England Primary School in North Yorkshire has been given a luxurious finish with some help from leading landscaper supplier Green-tech. The children’s outside playground and learning zone was already well equipped but the primary school wanted to make it even more comfortable for them with the addition of soft artificial grass. Assistant Headteacher and Early Years team leader Mrs Michelle Ball approached Green-tech who donated a roll of luxury artificial turf. This will provide a hard-wearing, maintenance-free soft surface; ideally suited for school play or heavy use areas. The…

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      Children with Cancer UK and Mr. Men Little Miss team up for Hampton Court garden

      Children with Cancer UK, the nation’s leading charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer, is collaborating with Mr. Men Little Miss to host a show-stopping garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s largest flower show at Hampton Court Palace on 2-8 July 2018. The garden, ‘The Children with Cancer UK Mr. Happy Mr. Worry Hill’, designed by Reed Studio and built by Blakedown Landscapes, celebrates thirty years of the charity’s work in funding scientific research into childhood cancer. Every day, more than 10 families in the UK get the devastating news that their child has cancer. Over 4,000 children and young…

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      Beauty of the Galicia coast to feature at RHS Hampton Court

      The breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coast of north west Spain will be brought to life in a show garden collaboration between the Spanish Tourist Office, Turismo de Galicia and designer Rose McMonigall at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July. The garden will evoke, on a small scale, the extraordinary landscape of the Rías De Galicia, the estuaries on the rugged Galician coast. Here, surrounded by uncrowded white beaches and turquoise waters, a series of large rivers meet the Atlantic, an area which in times past was believed to be the End of the Earth. Secluded coves are dotted throughout…

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      Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners

      Timotay Landscapes were shortlisted to compete in this year’s APL Avenue Show Garden competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Each of the contenders were tasked with creating an inspirational, aspirational but relatable garden at the show, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham. Timotay Landscapes have been awarded a silver merit at BBC Gardener’s World, which reflects their expertise, passion and desire to create inspirational outdoor spaces. Timotay celebrated their 30th year in 2017, and continue with their award winning year. In March of this year, Timotay Landscapes also won a Gold and Silver Award from the Association of…

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      A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas

      This week, Pro Landscaper picks the brain of Sian Parsons, senior designer at John Cullen Lighting to discover the intricacies of lighting outdoor social areas, and how it is best executed.   What are some of the options available to light an outdoor social area? “The best outdoor social area lighting is one that gives you atmosphere and fun,” Sian says. “Stringing up external fairy lights can look beautiful, either in waves overhead, hanging in trees or simply wrapped around tree trunks. “It’s also worth considering low level washes under fixed benches or tables to add a glow, or step…

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      Brian Herbert on the BALI Leadership in Action Development Course

      This week, Pro Landscaper sits with Brian Herbert of Outdoor Options to find out about the new BALI South Thames Leadership in Action Development Course, targeted towards business owners and project managers within the landscaping industry. What inspired you to set up this course? “A lot of supervisors, managers and directors in our industry started out at site level, with most of their training and acquired skills relating to specific disciplines,” Brian explains. “We at BALI wanted to offer a training facility to help develop individual supervision and management skills as their duties expand into leadership roles.” Brian continues: “Creating…

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      Vertical bar metal railings installed at Windy Arbor Primary in Solihull

      The Windy Arbor Primary School in Solihull has undergone refurbishment and vertical bar metal railings manufactured and installed by Alpha Rail have helped transform the appearance of the school. The school was identified to undergo an extensive remodelling programme as part of the £70m North Solihull Primary Programme Strategic Plan. The programme intends to replace 15 Junior and Infant schools with 10 newly built or remodelled primary schools. The North Solihull Partnership (NSP) is overseeing the delivery of this programme alongside and on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC). The strategic plan is part of the councils’ commitment to…

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      Yorkshire Hay Time garden wins Silver at Chatsworth

      Yorkshireman Chris Myers has won a silver medal with his show garden, Hay Time in the Dales, at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The garden is a picture-postcard representation of life in the Yorkshire Dales, with a small converted barn and cottage garden, as well as some of the area’s fantastic wildlife habitats, including a mini broadleaved woodland planted with species typical of the Dales, dry stone walls complete with mosses, lichens and sheltered nooks and crannies, and a traditional hay meadow full of native wildflowers. Creations & Installations helped Chris to build the garden, which is sponsored by…

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      Makita’s powered wheelbarrow put into action on Landform Consultants’ Gold winning gardens

      The Makita 18v LXT Brushless power-assisted wheelbarrow has taken some of the back-breaking labour out of Landform Consultants inspirational garden builds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Mark Gregory, managing director of award winning Landform Consultants Limited, together with his talented team, designed The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden in Main Avenue. It was justifiably awarded the Gold & Best Construction medals as well as winning the People’s Choice Award. Landform also designed and constructed The Seedlip Garden in the Space to Grow area of the Show which was awarded a cosseted Gold medal. “Chelsea garden show builds are always…

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      Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden

      Borde Hill is celebrating its 125th year since Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke purchased the estate and created the Garden. This summer will feature an event programme offering a feast for the senses, celebrating art, creativity and imagination throughout July, August and September. Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, owner and managing director said: “To celebrate our special anniversary and the beauty of our Garden, which has been carefully planted and tended for 125 years, we want visitors to experience something extra special this year and are offering a wide variety of arts and music events, both free and ticketed, to make it a…

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      Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

      The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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      Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

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      Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital

      Rehabilitation patients at Alderney Hospital in Poole are now able to enjoy a new outdoor space following a total redesign and landscape by Countrywide Grounds, the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance. The Jersey and Guernsey wards at Alderney Hospital is now able to offer a place of respite that is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff. The new garden comprises of an artificial grass lawn measuring 40 metres squared, paving, an area of shade and raised beds for the patients to grow and nurture their herbs and plants. There are also a number of new shrubs planted, along…

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      The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

      Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

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