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    • small project BIG IMPACT

      small project BIG IMPACT awards 2019

      Based on the phenomenal success of last year’s launch, the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards will be back in 2019. This year sees the value increased to under 25k and introduced a brand new hard landscaping category to showcase more of the industry’s incredible work. The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards 2019 will celebrate projects with a value under £25k. After all, these are just as important for the industry’s reputation as their larger counterparts. The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards will be held at FutureScape event on Tuesday 19th November 2019. We will…

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    • Johnsons of Whixley

      Johnsons of Whixley enhance relaxing retreat

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    • Sutcliffe Play

      Sutcliffe Play launches new range of rotators

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    • RHS Show Cardiff

      Perennial confirm garden at RHS Flower Show Cardiff

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    • Denehurst Park

      Plans for inclusive play area at Denehurst Park

      Plans for an inclusive play area at Denehurst Park are underway. The state-of-the-art facility will be the borough's first inclusive scheme. A £98,048 grant from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, through the Landfill Communities Fund is funding the development and the council has match funded the project. Rochdale Borough Council and Friends of Denehurst Park are celebrating the bid to transform the current play area. The equipment will be adapted for all children, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Positioned next to the current play area, the pirate theme playground will include a sectioned off area for toddlers and…

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    • Landscaping Professionals awards

      Talasey Group announce winners of Landscaping Professionals awards

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    • Britain in Bloom

      RHS Britain in Bloom finalists go for gold in 2019

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    • Thrive

      Thrive launches It’s Not Just Gardening campaign

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    • Johnsons

      Johnsons of Whixley part of two award-winning projects

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    • West Dean Gardens

      West Deans Gardens launches trainee fund

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    • MEDITE SMARTPLY

      Life-Sized Gingerbread House uses MEDITE TRICOYA EXTREME

      Quite possibly one of the most unique building projects that MEDITE SMARTPLY has been involved in for a long time, the Savalen Hotel and Spa’s life-sized gingerbread house in the Norwegian mountains sets a precedent for creativity and effervescent fun – no matter the time of year. Nestled alongside one of Eastern Norway’s stunning lakes, amidst a landscape that could have inspired a Tolkien novel, the now famous gingerbread house reflects the vivacious nature of Savalen, and caters to those with a keen sense of adventure. For 70% of the year, this scenic part of the world is draped in…

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    • Students Win Competition to Design RHS Learning Garden

      Two landscape architect students have won a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) competition to design a new learning garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater. Stella Yang and Karsan Karavadra, from Manchester Metropolitan University, will see their winning design come to life within the RHS’s planned fifth garden when it opens to the public in 2020. The learning garden will be created within the historic 11-acre Walled Garden, one of the largest of its kind in the UK. It will sit alongside a Kitchen Garden designed by RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medallists Charlotte Harris and Hugo Bugg; a Paradise Garden designed by…

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    • quarry

      Green-tech protect 29,500 trees at East Midlands quarry

      Bantycock Quarry, a gypsum quarry operated by Saint-Gobain Formula has recently undergone a tremendous revival to preserve the environment and create an ideal habitat for a diverse range of wildlife. Glendale, a professional green service company who manage and maintain green environments were awarded the contract to regenerate 25 acres of the worked-out quarry area into native countryside. The Project Proposals were developed by landscape architects DRaW (UK) Ltd and agreed with the local authority to encourage biodiversity and enhance the landscape at Saint-Gobain Formula’s Bantycock Gypsum Quarry. Located in Balderton near Newark, this is a key industrial site in…

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    • garden city

      PRP appointed to lead masterplan in Ebbsfleet Garden City

      UK architecture firm PRP is now lead architect and masterplanner on The Western Village in North Kent. The appointment was by joint venture development partners, Clarion Housing Group and Countryside. Part of the Eastern Quarry section of Ebbsfleet Garden City, The Western Village scheme is set to deliver up to 2,600 new homes.   Designed by PRP, The Western Village will offer a strong sense of community for those that live there. The homes will respond to their rural surrounds, including a former quarry which will also provide a dramatic backdrop to the scheme. The homes will link to landscaped…

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    • World War 1 memorial

      The Royal Parks unveils World War 1 memorial at Brompton Cemetery

      Chelsea Pensioners lay “Battlefields to Butterflies” tribute wildflower meadow as part of World War 1 memorial.   Loyd Grossman, chair of The Royal Parks, will unveil a permanent memorial dedicated to the 24 Royal Parks and Palaces staff. It is also dedicated to all parks, gardens and grounds staff from across the UK, who died in the First World War.   The memorial will be unveiled at a service in Brompton Cemetery, West London, in partnership with The Royal Parks Guild and The Royal Hospital Chelsea. The inscribed memorial stone will be permanently placed on the wall of one of the…

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    • family nurseries

      Family nurseries team up to restore Grade II listed barn

      Two family nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley and Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd, team up to supply plants for a Grade II listed, newly-renovated barn.   Tithe Barn, is set within the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s majestic Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. It has had developers Cripps & Co working on restoring the barn, built in the 1500s, back to its former glory.   Ray Skelton (Harrogate) Ltd carried out ground works such as seeding, turfing and planting work. Fellow family-run nursery, Johnsons, supplied £19,000 worth of products. This included 78 trees, 13 pleached Quercus Ilex and over 3,000…

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    • miles stone

      Driveway style with Miles Stone

      Miles Stone takes a trip out to the Hampshire countryside to look at the project of a long time client. This customer wanted to add impact and design style to the front of their home by installing a more attractive driveway apron. Previously this area was a rough concrete pad which did not complement the property. Using Tumbled Indian Sandstone Setts this home now has a beautiful entrance way, matching the high class materials used elsewhere in the build. Expertly constructed by Jez McCarthy and Mick Parker. Miles Stone have an assortment of other projects on their Vimeo account, so…

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    • Borde Hill

      Borde Hill sees planting of regal Persian and Asian bulbs

      300 Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra’, commonly known as crown imperial, are set to wow visitors to the newly designed Italian Garden at Borde Hill Garden in West Sussex. The plant, related to the lily, has large and bright orangey-red bell-shaped flowers, blooming in late spring. Native to the mountainous regions of Turkey, western Iran and Kashmir, fritillarias are a favourite of Eleni Stephenson Clarke, the current custodian at Borde Hill Garden. Eleni says: “I wanted to make a real statement in the Italian Garden this year. There’s nothing more eye-catching than fritillarias in the spring. With the help of our head…

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    • edinburgh

      Major upgrade plan for Edinburgh botanic gardens

      Ambitious plans are underway to protect a important plant collection cultivated in Scotland. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE) wants to refurbish and rebuild its ageing glasshouses.   And it has drawn up proposals for a new eco-friendly energy centre and a plant health suite to replace its existing nursery facilities.   Garden chiefs said the Edinburgh Biomes project was “potentially the most significant” in its history.   They claim their plans will safeguard the garden’s work for future generations. It will provide a “spectacular” new visitor experience for the public. Simon Milne, regius keeper of the RBGE, said the proposals…

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    • lurgan

      Lurgan regeneration secures £2m National Lottery boost

      Almost £2m of National Lottery funding will regenerate Lurgan.   The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded the grant to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council). The funding is in support of a five-year Townscape Heritage project to breathe new life into the commercial heart of Lurgan. It plans to celebrate its rich built and cultural heritage.   Announcing the award, Head of HLF for Northern Ireland, Paul Mullan, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, this heritage-led regeneration will transform Lurgan’s historic streetscape. It will help to attract new residents and businesses to the town centre and boost the…

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    • Royal Marine Garden

      Tivoli restores vandalised Arbroath in Bloom, Royal Marine Garden

      Following the vandalism of the Arbroath in Bloom, Royal Marine Garden earlier this year, Tivoli stepped in to help restore the garden to its former glory.   Hugh Wood, business development manager for Tivoli said: “We heard on the national news about the vandalised garden. We sought out Chic Grant, former Royal Marine, 45 Commando, and the force behind the creation of the original garden, to offer our services.”   On 27 October ten Tivoli volunteers, collected at the garden with 45 Commando veterans, to carry out the refurbishment.   Nine Sorbus Mountain Ash trees, donated by Tivoli supplier Craigmarloch…

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    • cornwall

      Wildflower Turf helps Green Infrastructure for Growth Project in Cornwall

      Wildflower Turf Ltd are set to be a key supplier for Cornwall Council’s Green Infrastructure for Growth (GI4G) project. The Hampshire-based wildflower experts are assisting Cornwall Council and their incumbent contractors Cormac. This will be with the delivery of a far-reaching programme that will see £3.5m of investment in public recreational areas. This aims to make them better places for people and wildlife. Seven Cornish towns are to receive investment through GI4G. The funding focus creates a habitat across an area equal to 35 rugby pitches. The project has consultation with environmental specialists from Exeter University. It also has guidance…

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    • battersea primary school

      Battersea Primary School garden plans need your help

      When garden designer Cleve West received a package of children’s garden designs from Christ Church Battersea Primary School, he responded with an illustrated letter saying: “Sorry, I’m busy at RHS Chelsea right now, but I will call by when I have the time.”   True to his word, a few months later, he visited Christ Church Battersea Primary School. This is the first and only school in London to achieve Gold Level Accreditation for Learning outside the classroom.   Pupils showed Cleve the wasteland, describing ideas to transform it into a stunning garden. He took their ideas, applied his skill…

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    • wick campus

      Green-tech supply wildflower seed for new Scottish Wick Campus

      The new £48m Wick Campus project; part of the Scottish Government ‘Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme’ was commissioned by the Highland Council. The 17,500m2 campus replaced the previous Wick High School and consolidated a number of existing primary schools, a nursery, sports facilities, a community library and swimming pool; into one integrated community facility. The campus formally called the East Caithness Community Campus was officially launched in the Summer 2018. Ashlea Limited, one of the UKs largest privately-owned commercial landscaping company, is part of the supply chain for Morrison Construction and has undertaken the soft landscaping to a number…

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    • renovation

      Horticultural firm sought for £100,000 Scottish park renovation

      Johnsons of Whixley, has teamed up with p1 Solutions/Contractors Ltd, for a multi-million pound renovation of a hidden gem in Scotland. Saughton Park, in Edinburgh, has been subject to a £6.7m restoration project. This includes revamping the walled and winter garden, the 110-year-old bandstand and the Italian garden. This is along with other facilities including a children’s playground and building a multi-use sports court.   As part of the improvements, Edinburgh-based p1 Contractors Ltd has been handling the large project. This includes soft landscaping, conservation and various refurbishments for the new-look Saughton Park.   The Scottish contracting company has enlisted…

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