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    • roadshow

      The Plant Fairs Roadshow plant to raise funds for children’s charities

      Nurserymen and women from The Plant Fairs Roadshow plan to raise funds to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Banardo’s and the 30th anniversary of NSPCC’s Childline this year with a expert plant fair at Knowle Hill Farm in Ulcombe near Maidstone. The event, which is held on Sunday the 11th of September, will see nurserymen and women from the South East of England, particularly in Kent, showcase a magnificent selection of herbaceous plants, perennials, shrubs, bulbs and alpines. Specialists such as Rose Cottage Plants, Usual and Unusual Plants, Swallowfields, Copton Ash, Pineview Plants, Sussex Fruit Trees, Little Omendon, Invicta Herbs…

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    • RHS

      The last RHS Flower Shows of 2016 are dawning upon us

      On the 4 and 5 of October, RHS are hosting the RHS London Harvest Festival Show at RHS Lindley Hall. Celebrating the arrival of autumn, this two-day show is jam packed full of seasonal pleasures, including a large quantity of prizewinning harvest produce from some of the UK’s best nurseries and growers. Visitors will be able to sample some tasty seasonal food from local producers, take part in practical workshops also question the RHS Gardening Advice team with all their gardening queries. On the 28th and 29th of October, the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show will be held, at both…

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    • autumn

      New Green Lane autumn show gardens spark interest

      Up and coming landscapers could have the chance to kick-start their show garden career with a major new attraction at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show which starts on the 16th of September and finishes on the 18th of September this year. Green Lane is a row of back gardens filled with ideas and options for making the most of a small space. It will be offered to people who are just starting out and are new to horticulture, allowing many to showcase their talents to thousands of people for the very first time. Each of the gardens is set against the…

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    • germinal

      Germinal focuses on two areas of green space maintenance at Saltex

      Turf care specialists, Germinal, will this year be focusing on two key areas of green space maintenance at this year’s Saltex exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on 2 and 3 December: maintaining a healthy soil profile through the use of self-sustaining cultivars, and examining the efficiency of soil nutrient programmes. AberSustain is a self-sustaining grass seed mixture that is perfect for open parkland areas, domestic lawns, roadside verges and green roof spaces. Featuring five UK-bred varieties, AberSustain creates a sward which is tolerant of low nutrient and drought conditions and which can actively bind and improve the soil’s structure.…

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    • Amenity

      The Arboriculture Association 50th National Amenity Conference

      On the 4th of September through to the 7th of September, The Arboricultural Association are hosting their 50th National Amenity Conference in Keele University, Staffordshire. At this conference, there will be 7 international speakers and 29 speaker sessions. Among these international speakers, Professor Francisco Escobedo, who is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Columbia and he was previously Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida and Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Professor Escobedo is a specialist in Urban and community forest management and planning with over 20 years of research, extension and teaching…

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    • Capability

      Capability Brown’s Account Book on display

      From the 5 of September through to the 15 of October 2016, Capability Brown’s Account Book will go on display at RHS Lindley Library in London. He changed the face of the English Landscape, but not a lot is known about Lancelot Brown (1716-1783), or Capability Brown as he is more commonly known, beyond the beautiful gardens and vistas he created. This year a new display at the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest gardening library, will show his personal Account Book to the public for the first time, and will also reveal how he became one of the most successful entrepreneurs…

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    • Plantarium

      Toon Ebben opens Plantarium 2016

      Horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben from Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. in Cuijk, officially opened Plantarium 2016 on Wednesday 24 August. His first move was to reveal the best novelty at Plantarium 2016, Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY), entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. You can find our article on the Best Novelty winner here. As the horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben regards himself as an ambassador for the tree nursery sector. When asked whether grower were too modest, Ebben expressed that the growers were mainly authentic. “Growers should focus more on what you can do with a…

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    • Registration opens for FutureScape 2016

      Registration for FutureScape 2016 is now open. The show is celebrating its fifth birthday this year, so make sure you put FutureScape in your diary on the 15 November – it is an event not to be missed. FutureScape has continued to establish itself as a calendar favourite for industry professionals throughout the sector, and Eljays44 couldn’t be more excited for the various seminars, debates and special events taking place this year, making it the biggest event to date. For more information visit the website at www.futurescapeevent.com. Why register Though registration isn’t essential to attend FutureScape – you can get tickets…

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    • festive

      Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

      This year marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday is thought to fall this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so August has been declared as his birthday month. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’. This year the Capability Brown Festival has, and continues to see, a myriad of events including…

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    • Bradstone

      Bristol installer scoops top prize in competition marking Bradstone’s 60th year

      Landscape installer, Robert Knight of Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services, has won an Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 pick-up truck as part of a celebratory competition to mark the 60th anniversary of hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone. To celebrate its Diamond year, Bradstone offered all UK landscape designers and installers the chance to win one of two Isuzu trucks when purchasing Bradstone paving. Robert Knight, who owns Bristol-based Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services in Bristol, is the first of two lucky competition winners. He was presented with the keys to his new Isuzu truck this week at Travis Perkin’s Southmead…

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    • AIPH

      68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

      The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner. There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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    • Brown

      Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown this summer with family-friendly events

      The Capability Brown Festival 2016 celebrates the life, work and legacy of 18th century English landscape architect and Royal Gardener to King George III, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose 300th anniversary falls this year. Brown is associated with more than 250 landscapes across England and Wales, including the well-known estates of Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire), Chatsworth (Derbyshire) and Croome (Worcestershire) to hidden gems such as Compton Verney (Warwickshire) and Milton Abbey (Dorset). 2016 has already seen a myriad of events hosted at various Brown’s landscapes, with many more family-friendly events set to take centre stage over the summer holidays, including: Music to…

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    • grow london

      Grow London 2016

      Grow London is back for its third year at Hampstead Heath from the 24 to the 26 of June and is bigger than ever, promising to be a highlight of the summer for garden enthusiasts and their families with over thirty nurseries, various talks, workshops and inspirational feature areas. Nursery numbers have doubled since last years’ event, and include Blueleaf Plants, Glendon Plant Nursery, Wildegoose, Todds Botanics, Hooksgreen Herbs, Lime Cross, C&K Jones, Hortus Loci, Shadyplants, The Plant Specialist, Meadowgate, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants and Pennard Plants. As well as its’ numerous exhibits, Grow London includes several feature areas including the quirky…

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    • A great year for HTA and APL Members at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      APL members have once again had a clean sheet this year, with all our members involved in a Chelsea garden going home with a medal. Mark Gregory, APL Chairman and Landform Consultants, has gone home with a staggering 4 medals this year. The winners are as follows: GOLD – The Garden Bed – a partnership with ASDA – Frosts Landscapes GOLD – The Chelsea Barracks Garden – Landform Consultants GOLD – The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital – Bespoke Outdoor Spaces GOLD – Vestra Wealth’s Garden of Mindful Living – RDC Landscapes SILVER-GILT – The World Vision…

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    • New Covent Garden Flower Market wins RHS Chelsea Gold medal and New Design Award

      · The Flower Market travels a mile up stream to the RHS Chelsea Flower show to win Chelsea Gold & New Design Award with design by Veevers Carter, one of London’s most innovative floral design and event styling companies · Flower Market’s floral tribute to HM the Queen is the most published image of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show · 360˚ floral installation illustrates the bond between London’s Flower Market and its customers In its first ever Chelsea appearance as an exhibitor, New Covent Garden Flower Market has scooped an RHS Chelsea Gold medal and the New Design Award for…

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    • ScotHort

      ScotHort – Great News

      After the successful launch last year we are delighted to announce that ScotHort (the only event for the whole of the Scottish landscaping industry – landscapers, garden designers, landscape architects and grounds maintenance companies) will again be taking place this September, only this year it will be bigger, better and more informative. We have managed to secure a fantastic new venue (due to redevelopment of last year’s MacRobert Pavilion at the Royal Highland Centre). The Corn Exchange, 10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ is located within easy access of the M8, has great public transport links and is close to…

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    • Malvern

      Just days to go until RHS Malvern Spring Festival

      With just 7 days to go, the great countdown has begun to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016. Over 90,000 people are expected to flood through the gates of the Three Counties Showground across the four-day event. The landmark gardening and food festival kicks off the Royal Horticultural Society summer show season and welcomes the Godfather of Gardening Alan Titchmarsh and National Treasure Mary Berry to headline. Ken Nottage, CEO of Three Counties, said: “Time flies and here we are again, just days until we open the gates for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016. The showground is a hive of activity…

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    • Gardening Scotland

      Gardening Scotland set to bring major economic growth

      Scotland’s largest and most prestigious gardening and outdoor living show is expected to generate more than £1 million for the Scottish economy when it is held later this summer. Approximately 10 per cent of visitors are expected to attend from outside Scotland, demonstrating the strength of the country’s gardening industry on both a UK-wide and international scale. Gardening Scotland’s esteemed Floral Hall, sponsored by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, will showcase more than 400 exhibitors, including plant nurseries, outdoor furniture suppliers and food and drink specialists. Local businesses such as Pentland-based Secret Herb Garden and Fife nursery East Neuk Perennials…

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    • BBC

      New sponsors for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016

      BBC Gardeners’ World Live is proud to announce GreenThumb as a new headline sponsor of the Floral Marquee The BBC Gardeners’ World Live Floral Marquee is the largest single show feature, where more than 100 stands from the country’s top nurseries come together to retail to over 90,000 show visitors each year. Complimenting their sponsorship, GreenThumb will be running advice sessions and one-to-one lawncare clinics for visitors to the event. In addition, GreenThumb are working with designer Pip Probert to create a stunning, creative turf and floral centrepiece to the Floral Marquee. “GreenThumb are very proud to be part of…

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    • SALTEX

      SALTEX continues to attract world class exhibitors

      SALTEX 2016 continues to gain momentum after many of the industry’s leading names have confirmed their presence at this year’s exhibition, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham from 2 to 3 November 2016. John Deere, Toro, Ransomes Jacobsen, STIHL and Kubota will be returning to the show for a second consecutive year, so visitors can again expect to see an impressive line-up of top turf care equipment in addition to suppliers of leading groundscare products such as ICL, Rigby Taylor, Limagrain UK, Vitax Amenity and DLF Trifolium. Commenting on Ransomes Jacobsen decision to return to SALTEX, Karen Proctor,…

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    • Tech Exchange

      Society of Garden Designers launches new Tech Exchange series

      The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has launched Tech Exchange, a new series of one-day conferences exploring some of the technical aspects of landscape and garden design.   Conferences will take an in-depth look at a variety of subjects, offering presentations and talks from leading experts in a specific field of study, with the aim of sharing knowledge throughout the industry. The first conference, which focuses on Trees, has been produced in partnership with Barcham. The event will be chaired by Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and will take place on Thursday 9 June 2016 in Jodrell Theatre at Kew. The event offers a unique opportunity to engage with…

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    • Local authority and private sector collaborate over green space challenges

      70 senior local authority officers and their service delivery partners gathered together for a seminar at Kew Gardens recently to address and find workable outcomes to the key challenges faced in managing and maintaining the UK’s parks and open spaces. This industry ‘first’ was organised by BALI-NCF, the National Contractors’ Forum. The seminar entitled ‘Managing our Green Spaces: Are we Fighting a Losing Battle?’ sought to promote collaboration between the private and public sectors in identifying the major areas of change necessary to continue to meet the quality and service delivery expected by key stakeholders. The day commenced with a…

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    • Healing gardens – An evening with James and Cleve

      Join the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) for an evening with guest speakers, Horatio’s Garden designers, James Alexander-Sinclair and Cleve West. James and Cleve, both highly regarded and engaging speakers, will present their thoughtful insights into designing therapeutic gardens. Thursday 10th March 2016, from 7pm to 9pm at the Salisbury Arts Centre. Tickets include a glass of wine. Early booking is recommended. All profits from the evening will support the work of the charity. To purchase tickets please click here  Pro Landscaper featured Horatio’s Garden in our December 2014 issue to view the portfolio please click here 

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    • Tickets to the inaugural London Flower Show 2016 on sale March 7th 2016

      London’s passion for planting and produce is set to come alive this September at the inaugural London Flower Show, running from the 8th – 11th September 2016, and tickets go on sale Monday 7th March 2016. Set in the stunning grounds of the Georgian country estate Osterley House and Park, the London Flower Show will open its doors for the first time as a family-fun extravaganza, and celebration of the UK’s blooming and harvest season. The four-day event will see a unique blend of over 20 stunning show gardens, vivid floral displays and a range of produce growing competitions, showcasing…

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    • Shuttleworth

      Swiss Garden events season 2016

      The Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft and vintage vehicles in Bedfordshire now offers visitors the added attraction of a stunningly restored Swiss Garden. Previously overgrown and hidden behind the hangers of the Shuttleworth vintage aircraft Collection, the Swiss Garden – the most complete surviving example of a Regency garden in Britain – re-opened in summer 2014 following a £3.6m restoration project, which focused primarily on the specialist conservation of the garden’s thirteen quirky listed buildings and structures.  The picturesque garden was created by Lord Robert Henley Ongley in the early 19th century and added to by Victorian industrialist Joseph Shuttleworth after he bought…

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