Events

  • RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival: The Forest Will See You Now

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  • BBC Gardeners' World Live

    BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019 awards announced

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  • Alan Titchmarsh to open Harlow Carr Flower Show

    The RHS has announced that gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh is to open the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show at 10.30am on 21 June. This is to mark 70 years of the North Yorkshire garden.The RHS Ambassador and Vice-President, who celebrated his 70th birthday on 2 May, will give a talk about his life in horticulture. As well as putting the final touches to a floral cake to open the show.   The Northern Horticultural Society leased the land for RHS Garden Harlow Carr from the Harrogate Corporation in 1949 and the garden opened to the public in 1950. Once…

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  • Bourne Amenity announces three-year partnership with Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

    Bourne Amenity has signed up to sponsor the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards for the next three years. Jonathan Bourne, director at Bourne Amenity, spoke to Pro Landscaper to tell us more about the partnership and the products it offers. Bourne Amenity have been championing the relationship with Pro Landscaper Magazine and the team at Eljays44 for a number of years, and the chance to sponsor another exciting showcase of great British landscaping talent had real appeal. We are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of lightweight roof garden materials, along with a whole range of soils and substrates designed for…

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  • Creating a therapeutic garden for service personnel at BBC Gardeners World Live

    At this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live Andy Tudbury of Halcyon days Garden Design has created a unique show garden: ‘Onward & Upward’.   Designed in aid of HighGround, a charity founded to help armed forces service leavers and veterans find work in the countryside, the show garden is a beautiful, tranquil space. The design features a pleasant rill, a tree canopy, paved pathways and a therapeutic hot tub. It will also include a multi-level deck Trex deck that represents the journey former service personnel go one when they begin horticultural therapy.   Horticultural therapy refers to the use of…

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  • Green-tech’s Successful Training the Trainer Chemical workshop moves on to Scotland

    Green-tech’s Chemical Workshop – Training the Trainer; held at Capel Manor College in London on Wednesday 29 May was well attended and regarded as a great success by the delegates who attended. Training and workshops were delivered throughout the event from industry- leading guest speakers including Advanced Invasives, Amenity Forum, Bayer, Belchim, ICL and JSD Rail. Subjects covered included the future for weed, pest and disease management in the amenity sector; getting the best out of your selective herbicides; Japanese knotweed control, sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, choosing the correct chemical for the application, the future of glyphosate and alternative options;…

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  • Arbor Awards

    Bigger and better: The Arbordeck Awards return

    Last year, Arbor Forest Products crowned Newcastle-based hot-tub and Trex® decking specialists North Spas as the inaugural winner of its decking installer awards. Now, the awards are back, and this year the Arbordeck Awards will also be open to installers of Arbordeck softwood timber decking, with an expanded category list and more chances to win. Commenting on the awards, Trex product marketing manager Sarah Francis explained: “Last year’s awards proved that there’s an appetite among decking installers to share their work – we were delighted with the standard of the entries we received. “We want to continue to celebrate the…

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  • Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019

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  • Chelsea

    Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Frankie’s perspective

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  • Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Rachael’s perspective

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  • SoilsCon 2019

    SoilsCon 2019 – back by popular demand!

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  • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

    12 reasons why you need to enter the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards

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  • School children to help create a garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

    Disturbed by reports that children now spend less time outside than prisoners, one South London gardener is crowdfunding a campaign to get them off screens and into nature – starting with an innovative show garden built by and shared with local schools.   According to the ‘Play In Balance’ report commissioned by Persil, over 60% of children around the world spend less than 60 minutes outside every day – less than the mandatory time allocated to prison inmates.   In response to this shocking statistic, Seonaid Royall, a parent and the founder of garden design firm Sprout Up, has created…

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  • Spring Conference

    SGD Spring Conference live-streaming was a success

    The SGD Conference live-streaming service, which was offered for the first time at the Society’s Spring Conference on the 27th April, has been hailed a great success. It attracted delegates from all over the world including New Zealand, USA, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, The Netherlands, Estonia and Ireland. Introduced to allow the Society of Garden Designers to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience, delegates were able to watch the conference live from London in the comfort of their own homes and offices anywhere in the world, sharing the experience with those at the venue. Following the…

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  • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

    Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards return for 2019

    The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMACT Awards are returning to FutureScape on the 19 November 2019. This year, the idea is to celebrate the projects valued under £25,000, as these are just as important as their larger counterparts. Often, the smaller projects throw up bigger issues, and creating a dream garden in a small space, or with a limited budget, is tougher than people expect. These awards will appreciate the minute details in the design, build and facilitation of these small but tricky jobs. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE This year’s categories are: Build under £25,000 Design under £25,000 –…

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  • Petrus community

    Garden at Tatton Park Flower Show to tackle stereotypes associated with homelessness

    Petrus Community is a charity based in Rochdale who provide supported housing and related services to homeless people. This year the charity has announced that it will have a double back to back garden at 2019’s Tatton Park Flower Show.   The garden has been designed by a team from Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER). They wanted the garden to reflect a service user’s journey through life with Petrus. Service users have drawn on their past experiences and it is hoped the garden will challenge negative stereotypes associated with homelessness.   The charity worked closely with its staff, volunteers and…

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  • Lim In Chong joins the Show Gardens Assessment Panel at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

    Internationally acclaimed garden designer Lim In Chong (Inch) has announced that he’ll join the panel of Show Garden assessors at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019. As a recipient of renowned international awards for his designs including twice winning the Gardening World Cup, Inch will bring a new dimension to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Assessment Panel.   The Assessment Panel will survey each of the Show Gardens. These include the headline Watchmaker’s Garden, the five APL Avenue gardens, the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Making Life Better by Water’ garden and many more. The activity culminates with an Awards Ceremony hosted…

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  • Macclesfield Garden Festival

    Macclesfield Garden Festival 2019

    Jon Tilley left the landscape industry after 20 years, seven RHS Gardens at Tatton and Hampton Court and a Gold medal in 2011. Speaking to Pro Landscaper Jon told us how this had left a hole in his life which he needed to fill.   The idea came to Jon to pass his love of gardens to the next generation with a garden festival based in his local community, Macclesfield.   In 2017 the first Macclesfield Garden Festival was held. Two of Jon Tilley’s friends from RHS Tatton, Andy Walker and Clive Scott, were on hand to help him.  …

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  • Mental Health Awareness

    Mental health awareness garden takes Gold at Harrogate Flower Show

    A garden dedicated to mental health awareness has taken the top prize at this year’s Harrogate Flower Show.   The Mental Health Garden, designed by Jo Manfredi-Hamer Garden Design took the Gold Award at the 2019 show. Plants were supplied by leading commercial nursery Johnsons of Whixley, The garden was created in support of Leeds Mind, the mental health charity which provides help and information when people need it most.   Johnsons provided the trees and plants for the garden. This includes different shades of pebbles to represent depression and improved mental health through counselling and support.   A semicolon,…

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  • Chemical Training Workshop

    Green-tech takes its Chemical training workshops to London and Scotland

    Following the success of their previous Chemical Workshops, Green-tech has announced the dates for their next two Chemical Workshops – Training the Trainer.   The sessions are planned for London on Wednesday 29th May and Scotland on Wednesday 10th July. They will include presentations from industry-leading guest speakers including Advanced Invasives, Amenity Forum, Bayer, Belchim, Certis UK (Scotland only), ICL and JSD Rail (London only).   The venues for the events are Capel Manor College in Enfield, London and SRUC Oatridge Campus in Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian.   Each workshop will run from 9am with 6 speaker sessions (BASIS points…

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  • Malvern Spring Festival

    Show garden at Malvern Spring Festival to highlight diabetes

    Work has begun on the first ever show garden to highlight diabetes at the Malvern Spring Festival.   Transformation of part of a field into a show garden has begun at the Three Counties Showground, with 50 square metres of soil revealed.   The Habit of Living Garden is the first ever show garden in support of Diabetes UK. It aims to raise awareness of a condition which affects more people than cancer and dementia combined – 4.7 million people in the UK alone.   A personal project, design duo Karen Tatlow, of Karen Tatlow Garden Design in Lichfeld and…

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  • Highlights at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2019

    The 2019 Harrogate Spring Flower Show (25 – 28 April 2019) will be showcasing the potential for petal power to transform Britain’s grey streets.   This year’s theme for the show is #kerbcouture. Featuring virtuoso ideas for vertical gardens, mini urban oases and a street scene of cutting-edge design ideas for bloom-bombed pubs, shops and furniture, plus an entire wall of graffiti flowers.   Teams from the Harewood florists Leafy Couture, Ripon-based Branching Out and the British cut flower co-operative Flowers from the Farm, will be introducing a flash of floral inspiration to an everyday urban scene. This will illustrate…

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  • Pelargonium

    Pelargonium for Europe to transform The Zetter Townhouse hotel entrance

    Coral coloured Geraniums will transform the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell this May as part of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). The fantasy ‘underwater’ vignette is inspired by ‘Living Coral’ – Pantone Colour of the Year 2019. It will celebrate the longstanding urban popularity of the geranium in this stunning hue.   Geraniums in Coral is co-designed by award-winning garden designers and RHS medallists, Claudia de Yong, and Ian Drummond, creative director of Indoor Garden Design. It will showcase the ubiquitous geranium within a fabulous ‘seascape’ depiction. Over 100 coral geraniums will be incorporated into the installation.…

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  • Thrive

    Garden for Thrive to be unveiled at RHS Chatsworth

    The health and wellbeing benefits of gardening will be celebrated in a garden designed for Thrive at RHS Charsworth.   It will form part of a new Mindfulness Gardens category at the show, which runs from 5th-9th June.   Designer Richard Rogers is creating the Reflective Mind Garden. It aims to bring to life how gardening and gardens can help people facing stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.   Richard’s striking design will incorporate sculpture, water and angular blocks. As well as trees, hedging and several hundred plants.   Thrive CEO Kathryn Rossiter said: `We are delighted that the…

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  • Pro Landscaper LIVE

    Pro Landscaper LIVE Cheshire

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