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    • Photo of BALI-NCF members trim number of incidents by 61% in last three years

      BALI-NCF members trim number of incidents by 61% in last three years

      The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) National Contractors Forum (BALI-NCF) has revealed the number of incidents involving its members and hedge trimmers may have decreased by as much as 61% since 2017. The significant reduction in accidents and near misses was calculated by BALI Technical Officer (Policy & Research), Owen Baker, who manages the BALI-NCF Health & Safety Forum alongside BALI-NCF Chairman, Phil Jones, Chief Executive of BALI Registered Contractor ESL Landscape Contractors. Owen commented: “Using the ‘accident frequency rate’ metric per 100,000 hours of work, I was able to compare the number of reported incidents submitted by members…

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    • Photo of Applications for the LI Student Travel Award 2020 are open

      Applications for the LI Student Travel Award 2020 are open

      The Landscape Institute’s (LI) Student Travel Award aims to support the next generation of landscape professionals and give them a head start in developing their knowledge and practice. The winner gets to travel somewhere in the world to learn about a specific landscape topic or project. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘the future of landscape’. With the dawn of the new decade, the Landscape Institute is asking the next generation of landscape talent to question: How will the landscape profession’s priorities change over the next ten years? What will influence and modify our practice? What global issues and…

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    • Photo of APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

      APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

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    • Photo of Speakers at the SGD Spring Conference 2020 to explore colour in the garden

      Speakers at the SGD Spring Conference 2020 to explore colour in the garden

      Speakers from across the globe will explore the use of colour in the garden at the SGD Spring Conference in April, looking beyond fashions and trends to explain how good use of colour can play a major role in the success of a garden or landscape project. ‘Colour: the art, science and experience’ is taking place on 25 April at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Experts from across the fields of landscape architecture, garden design, planting design and science will explain the profound effects colour can have on our mind and mood and how the right use of colour…

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    • Photo of The SGD Awards winners 2020

      The SGD Awards winners 2020

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    • Photo of New association launched to bring together the industry’s under 35s

      New association launched to bring together the industry’s under 35s

      A new association designed to bring together the under 35’s of the ornamental horticulture industry has been launched. The Young People in Horticulture Association’s (YPHA) official ambassadors are Pippa Greenwood and Boy Douglas-Davies, with co-founders Natalie Porter (Porters Fuchsias/Happy Plants), Mollie Higginson (New Leaf Plants) and Liam Cleary (Old Railway Line Garden Centre). The group currently has 24 members and its key sponsor is ICL Professional Horticulture. The group will maintain regular contact through social media, but also aim to arrange a select number of events throughout the year – each of which will be structured to be enjoyable yet…

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    • Photo of Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

      Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

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    • Photo of Nigel Mead returns to host SGD Awards 2020

      Nigel Mead returns to host SGD Awards 2020

      The Society of Garden Designers has announced that entertainer Nigel Mead will be hosting The SGD Awards 2020. This is the second time that Nigel will host the event, following a year of sell-out performances in Washington, Jamaica, Miami and Prague.   Nigel has performed all over the World for stars including Steven Spielberg, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Sting, Robert De Niro and over 40 Kings & Queens. He is also a member of th Inner Magic Circle, a position held by only 250 magicians in the world.   A shortlist of 23 projects will be vying for the prestigious…

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    • Photo of Nick Bundy of Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes is named APL WorldSkills UK Champion

      Nick Bundy of Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes is named APL WorldSkills UK Champion

      Nick Bundy, Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes, took home the Gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills final last week.   The first of four days was a training and familiarisation day, then the competitors had 16 hours to individually build a garden from scratch designed Holly Youde, Urban Landscape Design.   This year’s competitors were:   · David Jamieson, College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)   · Elliot Johnson, Reaseheath College   · Jamie Franklin, Wiltshire College – Lackham   · Lewis Sharp, Myerscough College   · Marc Brown, CAFRE   · Nick Bundy, Gadd…

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    • Photo of SGD Autumn Conference reaches new global audiences

      SGD Autumn Conference reaches new global audiences

      The SGD Conference live-streaming service, which was available at the society’s Autumn Conference on the 16 November, has exceeded expectation. It attracted 79 delegates from 15 countries including the USA, Australia, Japan, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Estonia, Norway, Israel and Spain. Introduced at the Spring Conference in April 2019, the live streaming service allows the SGD to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience, supporting existing members and reaching new global audiences. Following the event, recorded sessions are available to download via an on-demand archive for attending delegates and new purchases with access for up to 12-months. Craig Moyes, chief operating…

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    • Photo of Landscape Institute to plant trees to mark the 90th birthday of the Institute

      Landscape Institute to plant trees to mark the 90th birthday of the Institute

      In conjunction with the Luton Parks Service, the Landscape Institute will plant nine mature trees in Luton to mark the 90th birthday of the Landscape Institute. The project is kindly sponsored by Marshalls, and will comprise part of the creation of an arboretum in Wardown Park, Luton. The arboretum seeks to inform and educate local visitors on the value of trees. In particular relation to health, air quality, wildlife and biodiversity. The project aims specifically to connect children with nature whilst providing an educational resource in relation to climate change and the causes of pollution.   It is intended that pupils…

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    • Photo of David Sewell sworn is as APL chairman and Holly Youde as vice chair

      David Sewell sworn is as APL chairman and Holly Youde as vice chair

      The APL Annual Members Meeting took place on Tuesday 19 November at FutureScape. Chairing the meeting was David Sewell, The Gardenmakers, who was officially sworn in as APL Chairman, taking over from Rod Winrow at the end of his tenure.  David Sewell said of his new role as Chairman: “I’m very excited to be taking over from Rod as Chairman of the APL. This is a great privilege for me.   “Under Rod’s tenure, our association has continued to grow and thrive, and I’m honoured to be carrying on with that work. I’m also delighted that Holly has taken up…

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    • Photo of BALI launches Digital Marketing Masterclasses

      BALI launches Digital Marketing Masterclasses

      BALI and Adtak have teamed up to launch a one-day digital marketing workshop for landscape industry professionals. It will provide the latest tools and tips on ways to stay ahead of the competition online. Join BALI’s marketing team, qualified digital marketing consultant Andrew Lloyd Gordon and digital marketing agency Adtrak for a six-hour  workshop at BALI Registered Affiliate Majestic Trees in St Albans and Talasey Group in Doncaster. Exclusive to BALI members, this brand new BALI workshop has been designed to offer delegates who have an intermediate knowledge of digital marketing a chance to learn new skills and discover innovative ways to…

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    • Photo of LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

      LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

      The accolade recognises Sir David Attenborough phenomenal contribution to education and to connecting people, place and nature over multiple generations.    Throughout 2019, the year of the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, it has focused on the transformative role the landscape profession has played in the UK and beyond.   It has also looked forward to the important role it will play in dealing with global issues – not least the climate and biological diversity emergency.   To mark this occasion, the LI has chosen a very special candidate for its prestigious Landscape Institute Medal.   The LI awards its medal to…

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    • Photo of SGD unveils new website

      SGD unveils new website

      The SGD has launched a new comprehensive website to offer a more user-friendly experience to members and consumers alike. The new site incorporates established Society initiatives such as the Garden Design Journal and the SGD Awards, that previously had independent websites, into one portal as well including sections for events, news, courses & careers and the SGD’s own suppliers directory. For consumers, the site will include a detailed ‘find a designer’ section with a new film and search facility to help demystify the process of working with a professional garden designer and locate potential designers throughout the UK and overseas. Sarah Morgan MSGD, SGD Chair said: “We’re delighted with…

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    • Photo of Help shape the future of our industry apprenticeships

      Help shape the future of our industry apprenticeships

      The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is encouraging its members to have their say in a new online consultation on apprenticeships. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England. The review will recommend changes to our existing schemes and set the priorities for apprenticeships in our industries going forwards. A consultation supporting this review is now open until 4 December. It is relevant to employers, training providers, apprentices and others who have a vested interest in the future of the occupations covered. These include: Arborist Forest…

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    • Photo of BALI Chalk Fund student of the year announced

      BALI Chalk Fund student of the year announced

      George Truss, a student of BALI Training Provider college Writtle University College, has been awarded the BALI Chalk Fund‘s National Landscape Student of the Year Award 2019.   George has recently completed his extended diploma in horticulture and his junior director of constable landscapes. He also works for a family-owned landscaping business which he now part oversees at the age of 19.   As part of the award he was given a £500 cheque from the BALI Chalk Fund in recognition of his commitment and dedication to his studies, his excellent work ethic, high level of attendance and a keenness…

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    • Photo of BALI and Adtrak collaborate to provide members with digital support

      BALI and Adtrak collaborate to provide members with digital support

      The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has relaunched its strategic alliance with Adtrak.   This collaboration will provide BALI members with access to digital support packages specifically designed for landscaping professionals.   The digital package titled ‘BALI Digital in association with Adtrak’, enables BALI members to benefit from three web design options. This includes a one-page website promoting a specific landscaping product, a 10-page website specifically designed to generate leads and the third would be a project specific website ideal for landscaping businesses with a more bespoke offering.   After first announcing a partnership with BALI in October 2016,…

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    • Photo of The finalists of the LI Awards 2019 have been announced

      The finalists of the LI Awards 2019 have been announced

      The Landscape Institute had over 180 entries in total this year, including 40 from international entrants. The judges were astounded with the standard of entries, and we’re delighted to be able to share the shortlist of #LIAwards2019 finalists below.   Student categories, Volunteer and New Landscape Professional of the Year to be announced.   Open categories Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature   Stitch the City and River: Yunyang Waterfront Green Corridor Beijing Forestry University Wuxiang Nature School YoungAsianScape Design Co., Ltd.   Landscape Belt of Xianglu Bay Beach in Zhuhai LAY-OUT Planning Consultants Co., Ltd   Valencia Parque Central Gustafson Porter +…

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    • Photo of The LI introduces  #RainbowPlaces, the new cross-industry LGBTQ+ networking group

      The LI introduces #RainbowPlaces, the new cross-industry LGBTQ+ networking group

      The Landscape Institute (LI) has announced the launch of #RainbowPlaces, a cross-industry LGBT+ and allies networking group. #RainbowPlaces will provide a platform for people to have conversations around their experiences, to develop and implement ideas of how to make the industry more inclusive, to raise awareness and visibility, to champion role models and ‘proud’ practices already providing inclusive workplaces, and to lead by example in building a network with LGBT+ professionals and allies across sectors. Aims: To form a support and communication network to represent our LGBT+ members and allies To help practices to improve LGBT+ inclusivity in the workplace…

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    • Photo of Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

      Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

      Arit Anderson has been confirmed as the first special guest for this year’s LI Awards ceremony. After joining the LI as a speaker at the #LI90 launch event at RHS Chelsea in May, Arit Anderson will be stepping into the role of main presenter for the ceremony in November. (Following Ebs Akintade’s terrific turn at last year’s Awards.) An award-winning garden designer and popular television presenter, Arit’s career in garden design has been varied and well decorated. Following a lengthy career in fashion, creative events, and holistic therapies, Arit moved into horticulture upon finding that the disciplines seamlessly converged when…

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    • Photo of Public vote for their favourite clematis in RHS People’s Choice Award

      Public vote for their favourite clematis in RHS People’s Choice Award

      The public has crowned their favourite new Clematis in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards.   Visitors to the trial fields at RHS Garden Harlow Carr voted in their thousands across 28 latest varieties of clematis put to the test this summer.   Clematis KINGFISHER (‘Evipo037’) wowed visitors with its profusion of indigo flowers and creamy yellow anthers. Runner up Clematis ‘Maria Skłodowska-Curie’ was described by one voter as “spectacular – like a bride in bloom” while Clematis Zara = ‘Evipo062’ secured third place with its abundance of delicate lilac flowers and a long flowering life.  …

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    • Photo of 91 awards announced for the BALI National Landscape Awards 2019

      91 awards announced for the BALI National Landscape Awards 2019

      Out of 145 entries submitted in 2019, 91 National Landscape Awards have been bestowed on 63 members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), with several members winning an award in multiple categories. Since the event was brought back in-house in 2018, numerous records have been achieved including the most entries received in the past 10 years as well as the highest number of entries from first time entrants at 51 – 35% of the total entries – and an incredible record of 34 international entries. Notable wins include five awards for registered contractors Nurture Landscapes, four awards for…

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    • Photo of LI launches new case studies directory

      LI launches new case studies directory

      A new case study directory and editor for Landscape Institute registered practices are now live.   The editor allows registered practices to upload any number of projects, showcasing them to fellow members, clients and the public. The directory displays all case studies from LI registered practices with an active membership, as well as LI Awards winners and projects featured as case studies in official LI publications.   The directory and the editor are sleeker and easier to use for both practices and visitors. There is an intuitive new category selection to help classify and find projects of a certain type, as well…

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    • Photo of Tickets to RHS flower shows 2020 now on sale

      Tickets to RHS flower shows 2020 now on sale

      RHS members’ tickets to the RHS Flower Shows in 2020 have gone on sale today, Monday 2 September. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday 6 September.   Early bird offers are available until 31 October alongside advance booking discounts. Children under 16 go free* and for the first time ever, there is an early bird discount offer for the Preview Evening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.     RHS Flower Shows 2020:   RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17–19 April The first major outdoor show celebrates its 15th anniversary kicking off the gardening season with…

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