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      Water Garden Ltd wins Otterbine Contractor of the Year 2018

      Portsmouth based family business Water Garden Ltd has won Reesink Turfcare UK’s Otterbine Contractor of the Year award. The company achieved the highest Otterbine sales figures for 2018 thanks to its knowledge of the product, belief in the brand and support from Otterbine and its UK distributor Reesink Turfcare. Andy Staves, managing director of Water Garden Ltd, says: “We were delighted to hear we’d won the award as the whole team has been working really hard this last year. We pride ourselves on having an expert group of staff who have a deep technical understanding of all the products we…

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      London College of Garden Design to open new college in Melbourne

      The London College of Garden Design has today announced plans to open a new partner college in Melbourne. The new London College of Garden Design Melbourne will open its doors in March 2020 with a unique new two-year Garden Design Diploma which will be led by a new director, leading Australian designer Brent Reid, supported by practising design, horticulture and technical professionals. UK director Andrew Fisher Tomlin said: “We have explored a number of opportunities to take our unique training to a wider audience over the past two years. Australia quickly became our first priority and Melbourne, with its rich…

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      Mayor unveils vision for Bristol

      Bristol City Council has launched the next phase of the review of the city’s Local Plan and is asking for people’s views on its approach to building a better Bristol that meets the needs of the future. The Bristol Local Plan outlines the council’s approach to delivering inclusive growth and development over the next 20 years including over 33,500 homes by 2036, along with new protections for green spaces. Citizens and communities are being asked for their views on the changes to the Local Plan, which will help support the creation of new homes and jobs across the city. It…

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      RHS Chelsea 2019 Diaries – Dan Riddleston – part one

      After a year off from building a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’re back again. This year, we’re working with garden designer Helen Elks-Smith to build her first Main Avenue garden for Warner Edwards Distillery. Helen approached us last year and outlined her design to us – a garden inspired by the natural springs and aquifers at Falls Farm in Northamptonshire, home to Warner Edwards Distillery, featuring a complex series of water features flowing in and out of drystone walls. The central pavilion, designed with Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater in mind, will feature floating cantilevered roofs and…

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      FutureScape Spring

      What shape is YOUR FutureScape?

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      FOCUS on your landscape at FutureScape Spring this March

      Time off the tools is precious, we know. But with the buzz you’ve seen at previous events, FutureScape Spring’s easy-to-get-to location, brilliant agenda and a live debate programme to inspire, excite and challenge, you’d be hard pushed to spend a more rewarding day learning, laughing and loving every minute of our UK landscape industry. Here’s why you should attend FutureScape Spring: It’s an intensive day making invaluable contacts You could take time out to make individual appointments, travel extensively, go over old ground and spend inordinate amounts of time on the road OR you could meet up, network, collaborate and…

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