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    • Join the AIPH International Green City Conference 2016

      The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites all those with an interest in improving cities to experience the fusion of green and urban at the 2016 AIPH International Green City Conference and Tours. Organised by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA) and AIPH, the event takes place in Vancouver from 14 – 18 March 2016, and gives delegates a chance to see innovations in urban green infrastructure and planning on a global scale. Delegates from across the world will learn about the importance of incorporating green design in urban development. A line-up of international speakers will share practical examples…

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    • Six days until FutureScape returns

      Be sure not to miss out on the fabulous seminar programme at FutureScape this year, the event is being held at Sandown Racecourse in Esher, Surrey on Tuesday 17th November. Below are the details of the seminars that are taking place in Seminar Room 3. 10am: Value Sustainable Landscapes Maggie Fennell GreenSky Manager at Boningale looks at how to link the design, installation and maintenance cost to client benefits for green roofs and modern sustainable landscaping. 11am: The Subtle Art of Lightscaping Philip Milner runs the technical arms of Lighting for Gardens and boasts many years of experience advising electricians,…

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    • Sneak preview of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

      Today, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is sharing some of the floral and garden highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 (24–28 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. The world’s most famous gardening event will exhibit a variety of exciting, innovative and quirky designs. Floral highlights (Full list found here: http://press.rhs.org.uk/RHS-Shows/Chelsea) This year in the Great Pavilion, the jewel in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s crown, the RHS welcomes Bowdens to its central monument site. The Devon-based multi-RHS Gold medal winning nursery takes the largest space at the show with a 6,000sq ft planted-up train station. Centrepiece of the exhibit will…

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    • FutureScape returns next week with an exciting seminar programme

      This year’s FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, offers a jam-packed seminar programme. Below are the details of the seminars that are taking place in Seminar Room 2. Vectorworks 2016 In September 2015, Vectorworks Inc introduced the latest release of its flagship 2D/3D CAD software for garden for garden and landscape designers: Vectorworks Landmark. Kate Pearson will be talking about new features, upgrades to the hardscape tools, planning tools and site modelling tools. Time: 10am Landscaping – Engaging the Community Landscape architect Adam White shares his experience of designing bespoke nature play spaces…

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    • Make sure you register to see Ann-Marie Powell at FutureScape

      RHS award-winning garden design Ann-Marie Powell is taking to the to the stage at this year’s Let’s Hear It Live at FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey. She will be questioned by Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson and will offer an insight into her career in garden design and her television presenting roles. She has been awarded gold medals at RHS Chelsea and most recently at RHS Hampton Court in 2015. She is also a well-known author, journalist and broadcaster, most recently presenting the BBC RHS Chelsea coverage and The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge…

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    • Don’t miss the new panel debate Show Gardens at FutureScape

      New to this year’s FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse is a panel debate focusing on how to plan, design and build a garden for the RHS events. The Show Gardens debate panel includes the RHS Hampton Court Palace show manager, a gold-winning landscaper and a designer who designed her first show garden this year. Room: Seminar Room 1 Time: 3pm See below for more information on our panellists. Dave Green, show manager of RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Dave Green is show manager for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and has been…

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    • The Passion in the Plants returns for 2nd year at FutureScape

      Back for a second year at FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse, the Passion is in the Plants brings together three plant experts on one stage. This year the debate will focus on why, how and when plants should be bought. The panellists will also offer tips on how to secure the plant you want in the condition you want it, in a timely fashion. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Spaces are limited for this event, so if you want to see Angela Halksworth of Tendercare Nurseries, Richard Mckenna…

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    • Christmas at Kew

      As twilight falls…the magic begins… Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 02 January 2016 5pm – 10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm) Christmas at Kew once again combines Kew’s breath-taking winter landscape with a new, glittering mile long trail, creating a magical after dark experience. Now in its third year, the winter light experience for 2015 focuses on the Christmas tree and Kew’s special part in its history. It was Queen Charlotte, a founder of Kew Gardens, who first dressed branches of a Christmas tree in one of the largest rooms at Kew Palace for all to enjoy in…

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    • Make sure you register to see The Detail is in the Design at this year’s FutureScape

      Four of the UK’s leading designers will be discussing who and what inspires them, how they have successfully built their careers, their own experiences of show gardens and how to work best with landscapers in this year’s The Detail is in the Design at FutureScape on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse. The event aims to throw a positive light on the garden design industry and provide expert knowledge which the audience can use in their own businesses. Don’t miss the chance to pick the brains of Jilayne Rickards, Paul Harris, Ruth Willmott and Matthew Childs at 11am…

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    • Don’t miss Mark Gregory, Norman Hambrook and Charles Benton at FutureScape 2015

      The Beauty is in the Build is back again at this year’s FutureScape. Two experienced landscapers and a businessman take part in the lively discussion on the state of the construction side of the landscape industry. This year, managing directors Norman Hambrook, Mark Gregory and Charles Benton will be in the hot seat ready to answer the audience’s questions. It all kicks off on Tuesday, November 17th 2015 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, at 10am in Room 1. Below are the panellists taking part in this year’s Beauty is in the Build: Norman Hambrook is the managing director…

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    • FutureScape 2015 Show Guide

      FutureScape 2015 Show Guide FutureScape floorplan Seminar programme: don’t miss the APL annual review and Let’s Hear It Live with Ann-Marie Powell. The Beauty is in the Build: Three big names in the landscape building business will be focusing on growing and developing your landscaping business. The Detail is in the Design: Four leading designers discuss their inspiration, careers and show gardens. The Passion is in the Plants: Three passionate plant experts focuses on how, when and why plants should be bought. Show Gardens: A panel debate focusing on how to plan, design and build a garden for the RHS…

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    • Still time to register for FutureScape 2015

      There is just over two weeks left until FutureScape opens it’s doors to the landscaping industry on Tuesday 17th November at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. The event is a must for landscapers, designers and architects throughout the landscaping sector. The continued success of the event year after year has solidified it as the leading landscaping show in the UK, with this year proving to be even bigger and better than before. More exhibitors than ever have lined up for the event (over 150 stands), an exciting new seminar programme has been organised and visitors can expect a day filled…

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    • More nurseries than ever before exhibiting at FutureScape

      This year we have more nurseries than ever exhibiting at FutureScape next month and we spoke to them to find out what they’re bringing to the event and how trading has been this year. Read more about what they are bringing to Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey, on Tuesday 17 November.   Provender Nurseries Provender Nurseries in Kent supplies top quality plants alongside landscaping products, soils, composts and related horticultural sundries, seeds and plant necessities. The nursery will be showcasing decorative advocates and soils at Futurescape. Marketing manager, Liz Hughes, says: “We want to show people that we have…

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    • SGD Student Awards 2015 – shortlist announced

      A judging panel that included Cleve West MSGD, Sarah Eberle FSGD and Arabella St. John Parker from awards media partner Homes & Gardens has selected ten finalists in this year’s SGD Student Awards. The SGD Student Awards finalists 2015 Student Design – Commercial Rebecca Set – Ribbon Park Tom Massey – The Cassel Hospital Ecotherapy Garden Jinkoo Park – Interactive Community System Alex Hobbs – Carclew House Redevelopment Student Design – Domestic Tom Massey – Woodcombe Crescent John Ward – Sussex Dower House Jane Finlay – Fantasma Garden for Wrap House Lara Behr – Family Garden, Forest Hill Rob Hazeldean…

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    • The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to launch new book and exhibition

      The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is launching a new publication and accompanying exhibition tomorrow (Sat 10 October). The large format book will feature 81 newly-commissioned botanical watercolour paintings showing the remarkable diversity of plants associated with the woods and forests of Chile. The exhibition featuring many original watercolur paintings displays the skill of three award-winning artists Gülnur Ekşi, Işık Güner and Hülya Korkmaz and highlight the important research and conservation work undertaken in Chile by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The paintings – commissioned for the decade-long RBGE project Plants from the Woods and Forests of Chile – provide a…

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    • Landscape Institute Awards 2015 shortlist announced

      The Landscape Institute has today announced the shortlist for our annual awards celebrating landscape architecture.  The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession with previous winners including Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. The winners will be announced on 26th November and some of the shortlisted projects are: OOBE for the Littlehaven Promenade where the sea wall has been moved away from coastal protection towards a new configuration that incorporates a wide natural beach, a stepped apron, a wide promenade…

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    • Seasonal plants dinner and GroSouth 2015

      HTA News are delighted to announce that they are the media partner for GroSouth, the premier exhibition in the South of England for the horticultural industry, which takes place at Roundstone Nurseries on Wednesday 11 November. The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) will have a stand at the show that will focus on the technical and policy work, which we do on behalf of members.  Topics such as research and development, sustainable resourcing, the ornamental round table, GROW apprenticeships and market data will be some of the key themes covered.  HTA staff will also be on hand to talk about upcoming…

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    • A seminar with Dr Glynn Percival 21st Oct at Barcham Trees

      A seminar with Dr Glynn Percival 21st Oct at Barcham Trees Research Update : The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory Over the past few years the R.A Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory has funded several PhD studentships at the University of Reading. Aims of this seminar are to provide a latest update on a range of topics to include: * Stem girdling guidelines – Influences on tree vitality and health * Acute Oak Decline – Influence of tree physiology and management practices * Integrated management of Armillaria honey fungus * What’s new in soil amendments to enhance transplant survival * Boosting a trees immune system to reduce severity of horse chestnut leaf…

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    • Vote for your favourite garden in the SGD People’s Choice Award

      As part of the SGD Awards, the 18 finalists in the ‘International’, ‘Public and Communal’, ‘Pocket Garden’ and the three ‘Residential’ award categories are eligible for entry into the People’s Choice Award, run in conjunction with media partner Homes & Gardens magazine. With projects ranging from an expansive Bastides-influenced garden in south east France to a new contemporary public park in south east London there is plenty to choose from. What is your favourite? To find out more about the gardens competing and to cast your vote, visit the SGD Awards website www.sgdawards.com Voting closes on 31 October 2015 and the…

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    • Kew

      Christmas at Kew

      As twilight falls…the magic begins… Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 02 January 2016 5pm – 10pm (timed entrance between 5pm and 8.15pm) Christmas at Kew once again combines Kew’s breathtaking winter landscape with a new, glittering mile long trail, creating a magical after dark experience. Now in its third year, the winter light experience for 2015 focuses on the Christmas tree and Kew’s special part in its history. It was Queen Charlotte, a founder of Kew Gardens, who first dressed branches of a Christmas tree in one of the largest rooms at Kew Palace for all to enjoy in…

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    • Merrick

      BIM £250 early bird ticket ends at 11.00 tonight

      BIM £250 early bird ticket ends at 11.00 tonight By 2016, everyone working in the UK landscape and construction sector needs to understand the impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on their work. Come to a day of practical BIM know-how from leading BIM practitioners. Bristol Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 9.15am to 4.30pm Book the member earlybird rate of £250-00 by 11-00 pm on 16 September Book here What to expect A day of practical BIM know-how from leading BIM practitioners. The LI BIM masterclasses aim to demonstrate how the BIM process works in landscape projects, showing how information is produced, managed and…

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    • LandscapeLive returns for second year

      LandscapeLive Tuesday 6th October 2015 – The biggest landscaping show in the North (Yorkshire County Cricket Ground – Headingley) Now in its second year this not to be missed event will bring the whole of the north of England landscaping sector together. We understand that time is of the essence and any day out of the office needs to be worthwhile. So with this in mind, we have put together an amazing day that will include a great mix of educational seminars, inspirational discussions, exceptional trade stands and ample networking opportunities. This really is a day well worth attending –…

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    • SALTEX 2015’s new date and venue gets industry approval

      The Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition’s (SALTEX) move from an outdoor environment into the halls of the NEC Birmingham on the 4 and 5 November 2015 has been met with tremendous support from both exhibitors and visitors alike. A packed exhibitor list containing some of the industry’s biggest names along with confirmation of new exciting features, has ensured that this year’s exhibition is set to be the biggest and best SALTEX to date. The new, centrally located, national exhibition venue and the more convenient time of year  has attracted more than 200 exhibitors representing forestry, play, groundscare machinery, artificial surfaces,…

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    • Noel Farrer to speak at Open-City debate

      Programme focuses on interventions and large-scale transformations The programme for this year’s London Open House Weekend, on 19 and 20 September, has been published, with a landscape element supported by the Landscape Institute. In the run up to London Open House, Landscape Institute President Noel Farrer will be taking part in this year’s Open-City debate. This will take place on 9th September and the topic will be: “London’s pollution is ruining our lives. Can we build a cleaner city?” Confirmed speakers are: Noel Farrer, President, Landscape Institute Roland Grzybek, Chair, ICE London (and Water and Environment Management Framework Manager, CH2M…

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    • Professional Bodies Show Support for SALTEX 2015

      Many of the industry’s professional bodies will be supporting SALTEX 2015 and have confirmed their presence at the exhibition, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham on the 4 & 5 November. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (BIGGA) and the Amenity Forum will join the Sport and Play Construction Association (SAPCA), the Arb Association, the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), the Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and the Parks Alliance in supporting SALTEX 2015’s LEARNING LIVE education programme. BIGGA-badged seminars will include ‘Improve Turf Quality through Measuring, Analysing and Effective Planning’, presented by Steve Gingell,…

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