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  • Photo of LI Award winners announced in virtual ceremony

    LI Award winners announced in virtual ceremony

    On 26 November 2020, people from around the world tuned in to the Landscape Institute’s first ever online annual awards ceremony. Presenter Julia Bradbury welcomed attendees, setting the scene for a unique virtual afternoon by discussing the delicate balance between people, place and nature and the crucial need to create habitats in which all flourish. “As a nation, and globally too, we’ve realised the value of the outdoors,” said Julia. “But there’s a lot of us out there for the planet to support – so we need to use space effectively and efficiently.” The 21 winning projects and entries celebrated…

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  • Photo of 2020 Arbordeck Awards

    2020 Arbordeck Awards

    Cambridgeshire-based Composite Decking Lifestyles has taken the title of ‘Deck of the Year’ at the 2020 Arbordeck Awards, with its Church End project named as the winner thanks to its stunning design. The Trex® composite decking installation, which also came out on top in the ‘Best large Trex deck’ category, caught the judges’ attention thanks to its three-tier design which features a formal dining area, casual seating zone and a bar. Its use of two Trex colours – Gravel Path and Island Mist – along with lighting for both ambience and safety resulted in a sleek and modern decking space.…

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  • Photo of The winners of the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020 have been announced

    The winners of the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020 have been announced

    Following on from the video ceremony at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020, the winners of this year’s Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards have been crowned. These awards, back for a third year, celebrate and reward those projects within a £25,000 budget – the smaller, but no less important, schemes. This year’s winners are:   Build Under £25,000 sponsored by Nexus Pro Systems: Wycliffe Landscapes Ltd – small town garden, Lilliput Design and Build Under £25,000 sponsored by Provender Nurseries: Landtech – Italian Sanctuary Design Under £25,000 sponsored by Casa Tua: Tracy Foster Garden Design – Contemporary Wildlife Garden Hard Landscaping…

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  • Photo of Virtual BALI National Landscape Awards 2020

    Virtual BALI National Landscape Awards 2020

    The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has opened registrations for the 44th BALI National Landscape Awards 2020, to be held virtually for the first time on Friday 4th December 2020. Join from 12.30pm for a sponsor’s introduction with the ceremony commencing from 1pm. BALI Chief Executive Wayne Grills commented: “While our Awards event may have lost its physicality, I can assure you it won’t lose its quality, integrity, professionalism and grandeur.” This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work carried out by BALI members and we invite you to join us in celebration by registering to attend the virtual ceremony where this…

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  • Photo of Shortlist revealed for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020

    Shortlist revealed for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020

    Pro Landscaper has revealed the shortlist for its small project BIG IMPACT Awards. For the third year in a row, the awards will celebrate projects with a value under £25k, which often go underappreciated. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18 November at 5pm as part of the FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 event, which will take place online from 17 to 19 November. Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Eljays44 which hosts the awards, says: “Now in its third year, Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards has really established itself as an essential part of the UK landscaping diary. “We…

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  • Photo of Horticulture nominations open for new look ALBAS 2021

    Horticulture nominations open for new look ALBAS 2021

    Lantra Scotland is again running its ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) to find and celebrate Scotland’s top rural learners and their achievements. The ALBAS will be online for the first time, with the virtual ceremony taking place on Thursday 4 March 2021. Now in their 19th year, the awards cover a range of rural industry categories, including agriculture, animal care, aquaculture, environmental conservation, equine, fisheries management, game and wildlife, horticulture, land-based engineering and trees and timber. As well as prizes for Overall Winner, Runner-up and Modern Apprentice of the Year, there will also be the Anna Murray Award…

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  • Photo of Vectorworks receives nine nominations for Construction Computing Awards

    Vectorworks receives nine nominations for Construction Computing Awards

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is celebrating its nominations for the 2020 Construction Computing Awards. Vectorworks, Inc. and its products Vectorworks Architect and Vectorworks Landmark received nine nominations in BIM, architectural and innovation categories, among others. Additionally, the Vectorworks Nomad app is nominated in the Mobile Application category and Jonathan Reeves of Jonathan Reeves Architects received two nominations for his projects and work as a Vectorworks trainer. The Construction Computing Awards, also known as ‘The Hammers’, is now in its 15th year. The awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions used in the effective design,…

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  • Photo of Prestigious prize helps Eden apprentice

    Prestigious prize helps Eden apprentice

    Eden horticulture apprentice Patricie Zeleznikova has won The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Horticulture for her outstanding work on a forest garden at the project. During her two years at Eden, Patricie worked on the forest garden seen by around one million visitors a year as they wind their way towards the Visitor Centre. Her apprenticeship finishes at the end of this month (September 2020) and she plans to donate the award prize towards a new forest garden in Cornwall which she and fellow Eden apprentice Liz Mortimer are planning to design together. The award was made by the…

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  • Photo of Regius Keeper is named Scotland’s Public Sector Leader of the Year

    Regius Keeper is named Scotland’s Public Sector Leader of the Year

    Simon Milne MBE has been named Scotland’s top public sector leader at the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland Awards. The accolade for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) Regius Keeper comes less than a week after the organisation secured a £50m investment from Scottish Government for its innovative Edinburgh Biomes project and marks another landmark in the Garden’s 350th anniversary year. Having earlier in the evening scooped the title of Regional Director of the Year for Edinburgh & Lothians, in a virtual ceremony acknowledging the very best in Scotland’s business, across 12 key director categories, the overall award recognised the major…

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  • Photo of SGD reveals new award categories

    SGD reveals new award categories

    The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced two new award categories for the SGD Awards 2021. These include an environmental award which will be open to the public, as well as members of the SGD, and will recognise gardens where the use of materials and planting maximise sustainability. An award to celebrate gardens that have flourished over time has also been launched. The Design for the Environment Award, which anyone with a suitable project can enter, will be presented for a garden or landscape where the design focus is on environmental contribution and sustainability in a residential, commercial or…

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  • Photo of Mark Lane scoops Landscape Designer of the Year Award

    Mark Lane scoops Landscape Designer of the Year Award

    BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Mark Lane has been awarded the title of Landscape Designer of the Year 2020 in the prestigious BUILD Architecture Awards. The Canterbury-based TV broadcaster, who runs Mark Lane Designs Ltd, is renowned for his sustainable and beautiful garden and landscape designs, which respect the natural world. The award judges recognised Mark and his company for its expertise, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and commitment to excellence, quality and innovation. Mark says: “I am thrilled to be chosen for this award, which recognises garden design firms that design gardens that are in-keeping with the surrounding environment,…

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  • Photo of Landscape Institute extends awards deadline

    Landscape Institute extends awards deadline

    The Landscape Institute has extended the deadline for its 2020 Awards to 5pm on Thursday 23 July. This is in recognition of the challenges many landscape practitioners are facing as a result of COVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions. This year’s awards are set to the “most exciting, sustainable and inclusive yet”, according to the LI. They include 16 redesigned Professional category awards, four Open category awards and a new Building with Nature 2020 Award, which recognises the design, delivery and management of great places for people and wildlife. This latter award is open to recipients holding a Building with Nature…

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  • Photo of Applications open for Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2020

    Applications open for Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2020

    You can now enter yourself, or a colleague, into this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, sponsored by Green-tech. Originally launched by Pro Landscaper magazine in 2015, this initiative has seen 150 winners already. It has helped propel them into the landscaping limelight, with most of the winners going on to even bigger and better things since collecting their award. Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation is the only industry search for the most impressive young people in landscaping, and it shines a spotlight on the future of the industry. This year’s awards ceremony will be taking…

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  • Photo of Enter Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020

    Enter Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards 2020

    Applications are now open for this year’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards. Now in its third year, the awards celebrate projects with a value under £25k. After all, these are just as important for the industry’s reputation as their larger counterparts. The smaller projects are often underappreciated; these awards are here to shout about the extreme technical ability, problem-solving skills, and work on a budget that these projects so often demonstrate. They rightly deserve their own awards ceremony. This year sees a huge development for Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards, too. With the FutureScape event moving to the…

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  • Photo of Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show to champion innovation

    Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show to champion innovation

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity, has announced it will host the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year Competition and a special People’s Choice vote for RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade during its first ever virtual show, taking place from 18-23 May. The news comes as the RHS revealed that for the first time in its history, the world-famous flower show will take place online after it was cancelled due to Covid-19. RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year The RHS has unveiled a shortlist of 11 finalists* for the 2020 competition, featuring…

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  • Photo of Recipients of prestigious RHS awards announced

    Recipients of prestigious RHS awards announced

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced this year’s recipients of the prestigious RHS Annual Awards for exceptional contributions to horticulture. Internationally recognised as being among the highest distinctions within the sector, 12 RHS accolades were awarded to those who have demonstrated horticultural excellence, personal endeavour and industry passion throughout their careers. The most prestigious RHS accolade, The Victoria Medal of Honour, was awarded to three distinguished British horticulturists: RHS vice president Jim Gardiner, president of the Alpine Garden Society and former curator of RHS Garden Rosemoor Christopher Bailes and Jim (James) McColl, known for his involvement in BBC Scotland’s…

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  • Photo of Tivoli receives the RoSPA President’s Award

    Tivoli receives the RoSPA President’s Award

    Tivoli Group Ltd has achieved a President’s award following 10 consecutive Gold awards in the internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The prestigious accolade demonstrates Tivoli’s ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. RoSPA President Award winners need to have achieved a very high level of performance for at least 10 consecutive years, demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems and…

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  • Photo of Ground Control recognised as a health and safety ‘world leader’

    Ground Control recognised as a health and safety ‘world leader’

    Ground Control is celebrating after winning an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Billericay-based company Ground Control has received the prestigious RoSPA President’s Award after being awarded ten consecutive Gold Medals for its incredibly high standards and performance in health and safety. The awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK. It attracts 2,000 entrants from around the world every year, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety. “Winning the President’s Award is the culmination of our decade-long commitment to health and safety,” said Angelina Sooren, HSQE Director…

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  • Photo of Landezine International Landscape Awards 2020

    Landezine International Landscape Awards 2020

    Landezine has announced that entries are now open for its International Landscape Awards 2020. Landezine is calling professionals from the field of landscape architecture to submit entries to the fifth edition of LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award.   This year, offices practising landscape architecture can contribute unlimited number of submissions. Up to 44 entries will be recognised, including six jury awards, two editorial awards, up to six special mentions and up to 30 shortlisted entries.   Besides the Office and Honour Award, there are 6 categories of project awards:   Public Project – Interesting and exceptional publicly accessible social spaces.…

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  • Photo of Liverpool tree in the running to be Europe’s Tree of the Year

    Liverpool tree in the running to be Europe’s Tree of the Year

    Voting is now open to crown Europe’s Tree of the Year, and the UK has a Liverpudlian entry. The ancient Allerton Oak in Liverpool’s Calderstones Park won the UK’s Tree of the Year contest run by the Woodland Trust. Now the 1,000 year old oak is going up against 15 trees nominated by our European neighbours. Europe’s Tree of the Year is run by the European Environmental Partnership, bringing together European nations to celebrate the stories and community connections of landmark trees. Voting is open until Saturday February 29 at treeoftheyear.org/vote , with the number of votes cast visible on…

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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 5 reasons to attend FutureScape Spring

    5 reasons to attend FutureScape Spring

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  • Photo of Bradstone announces best landscapers at Assured Awards

    Bradstone announces best landscapers at Assured Awards

    Paving manufacturer Bradstone has celebrated the achievements of some of the best landscapers in the country at its annual national installer awards. The winners were acknowledged and celebrated at a black tie awards evening at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel in Northamptonshire on Friday 31 January. The awards recognise landscapers who have demonstrated excellent levels of workmanship, design expertise and customer service. Award winners 2020: Best Patio Transformation – up to 30m2 Winner: LB Landscaping Highly Commended: Matt Bettison Garden Design Best Patio Transformation – 30m2 – 60m2 Winner: Alfresco Landscaping Highly Commended: The Garden Barber Best Patio Transformation –…

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  • Photo of The SGD Awards winners 2020

    The SGD Awards winners 2020

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  • Photo of Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS

    Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS

    Two trainees, Lee McPherson and Ross Yuile, from the horticulture industry have been shortlisted for Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills). The awards will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday 5 March 2020.   Lee, aged 49 from Edinburgh, has been doing an SVQ in Parks, Garden and Green Spaces with East Lothian Council through SRUC.   Lee said: “I started gaining an interest in horticulture when I was a young boy, living in Kent, and helping my dad with the gardening and propagation of Fuschias. I can think of no…

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