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    • 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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    • Spring Conference

      The SGD has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2020

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    • Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards shortlist announced

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    • Last chance to enter the Arbordeck Awards 2019

      The countdown is on for the Arbordeck Awards, with just a few days remaining to submit an award-worthy Trex composite deck or Arbordeck softwood timber deck to the judges. The prestigious awards not only offer installers the chance to win a trip to Washington DC, they offer the opportunity to showcase their best work to a wide audience of potential customers thanks to extensive coverage across Pro Landscaper magazine, the Arbordeck website and social media channels. Decking installers or DIYers can enter five categories this year: Best Small Trex Deck, Best Large Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck, Best Trex…

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    • Clematis

      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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    • Success for Eljays44 and FutureScape events team at 2019 EN Indy Awards

      The 2019 EN Indy Awards is an event organised by Exhibition News which awards the efforts independent exhibition organisers. This year sees our publishing company Eljays44 Limited in the running for three awards. With the winners to be announced at the 2019 EN Indy Awards ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company on 11 October, the three categories Eljays44 were nominated in are: BEST SHOW DIRECTOR: Jamie Wilkinson BEST TRADE LAUNCH: FutureScape Spring BEST BRAND EXPANSION: FutureScape Spring The award nominations from Jamie and the FutureScape events team demonstrated clarity, vision and a great affinity with the landscaping community, focusing on…

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    • Harrogate flower show

      Harrogate Autumn Flower Show results

      North Yorkshire nursery RV Roger has taken top honours for the second year running at this year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.   The company won Best in Show for plant nursery exhibits, with a fantastic display of over 230 different types of apple, pear, quince and other fruits. Best in Show for Special Educational/Scientific exhibits went to Hoyland Plant Centre.   The garden, which depicts a disused railway line turned over to nature, won top marks and a Premier Gold Award in this year’s Creative Spaces beds and borders competition.   Premier Gold also went to a design featuring carnivorous…

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    • Ground Control rounds off a successful summer with more awards and industry recognition

      Ground Control, has once again added to its ever-expanding collection of industry and business accolades. In September, it was presented with two BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) National Awards development of the Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, as well as being listed for the third time in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 Report. The two BALI awards, in the ‘Community & Schools Development’ and ‘Hard Landscaping Construction’ categories, are in recognition of the significant design and build contract to create the hugely popular new attraction in collaboration with the…

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    • Stanley Park in Blackpool named as the UK’s Best Park

      Voters have crowned Stanley Park in Blackpool, Lancashire as the UK’s Best Park 2019.   The awards received a record number of 364 nominations. All eligible nominations then progressed to a public vote, where 36,832 then voted.   This year your votes also helped give “Much Loved” status to 73 parks and green spaces which placed within the top 20% of nominations.   Receiving an estimated two million visitors annually, Stanley Park was opened in 1926 and as well as an abundance of sporting facilities boasts a number of iconic features. Impressive Italian Gardens at its centre are flanked on…

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    • Paul Downer

      Paul Downer receives prestigious award from Writtle University College

      On 6th September 2019 Paul Downer, Managing Director and owner of Oak View Landscapes Limited, was honoured at the Writtle University College (WUC) Graduation Ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral with an honorary Fellowship.   The criteria for awarding an Honorary Fellowship includes recognition for those who have: served WUC with distinction in an honorary capacity, made a contribution over a substantial period of time, promoted the welfare of students enhanced the prestige of the university college contributed to the growth, prosperity, interests or welfare of the university college. In Paul’s case, his nomination was for three areas. Distinction in the landscape…

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    • European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award in the category ‘Europe’s Heritage of Gardens and Gardening’.   This prestigious international prize is awarded by the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), led by the Schloss Dyck Foundation, Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Culture in Juechen (Germany).   The RHS was chosen from a shortlist of three in the category ‘Europe’s heritage of gardens and gardening,’ which broadly covers the RHS Gardens and Shows as well as the work the charity does across training, education and raising awareness of gardening, so the win is a significant recognition of the RHS’s…

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    • BALI National Landscape Awards

      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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    • 30 Under 30

      Have you entered the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards yet?

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    • APL WorldSkills Competitors triumph in Kazan

      WorldSkills Kazan 2019 took place from 22-27 August and representing the UK in Landscape Gardening were 2017 APL WorldSkills UK competitor Sam Taylor and 2016 competitor Shea McFerran.   The duo did a fantastic job and achieved an amazing fourth place as well as receiving the Medallion of Excellence, showing that they are working to an international skill level.   Speaking of the competition, Shea McFerran said: “Competing at WorldSkills Kazan has been the toughest experience for me yet, but when it finished both Sam and I got the biggest buzz. To know our work was judged to be the…

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    • South East

      South East’s Best Parks named

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    • Fields in Trust

      Fields in Trust championing this year’s UK’s Best Parks

      The UK’s Best Park 2019 will be announced at the conclusion of Fields in Trust’s Summer of Parks on Thursday 12th September.   Ahead of that, this summer UK’s Best Park will not just be showcasing the parks to receive the highest number of votes in each Home Nation. Each park that has placed in the top 20% of the total nominations will receive “Much Loved” status, recognising the support it has received this summer from those who use and love it.   In total, 73 parks across the UK will be celebrated in this way. Following the close of…

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    • HMP & YOI Parc

      Welsh prison wins RHS gardening award

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    • BALI awards

      BALI National Landscape Awards 2019 tickets now on sale

      Tickets for this year’s BALI National Landscape Awards,are now on sale. The Awards’ expert Adjudication Panel, led by Chair of the Adjudication Panel John Melmoe completed their site visits for applicable schemes earlier this month and final deliberations set to take place on 27, 28 and 29 August. With a record number of entries submitted since 2009, the BALI Award Adjudicators have been busy over the summer judging schemes up and down the country, with early indications showing once again a very high standard of quality has been achieved. Early bird tickets are available, priced at £175 per person (full…

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    • Flat Holm

      Flat Holm is the first island to be awarded ‘Bee Friendly’ status

      Flat Holm has become the first island to be awarded ‘Bee Friendly’ status. The ‘Bee Friendly’ scheme, which aims to make Wales the first pollinator-friendly nation in the world, has four priorities:   Providing pollinator friendly food sources. Freedom from pesticides and herbicides. Providing ‘five star’ accommodation for insect pollinators. Fun! Involving the community and telling people why you are helping pollinators.   Eleven different types of bee, including Large Red Tailed Bumble Bees, White-tailed Bumble Bees, Green Furrow Bees, Gooden’s Nomad Bees and Common Carder Bees, have been found on the island, which is also home to Painted Ladies,…

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    • 2019 APL WorldSkills finalists announced

      Heats for the APL WorldSkills Landscaping competition took place around the country throughout May and June for the landscapers of the future to compete for their place in the final national heat. The final heat of the competition took place at the end of July, and over the three days 14 competitors from colleges around the UK took part in industry led training sessions and tests.Tests included paving, disc cutting, carpentry, garden design and a plant ident. The test pieces directly assessed the competitors on what they had been taught, which focused on the latest developments and innovations in the…

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    • Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge

      Kate Savill & Tamara Bridge win Great Gardening Challenge

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    • The Nation’s Favourite Gardens shortlist announced

      The English Garden, the National Garden Scheme and Viking Cruises joined forces earlier this year to find the Nation’s Favourite Gardens. Throughout spring and early summer nominations poured in for favourite gardens from among the 3,500 that open their gates to the public through the National Garden Scheme. It has now compiled a shortlist of 30 gardens to choose from, five from each of the Scheme’s six regions (South East, South West, East, Midlands, Wales & The Marches and North). The nominations reflect the true diversity of gardens within the National Garden Scheme. Voting closes on 30 September, and the…

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    • Kristian Reay RHS Young Designer Of The Year Interview

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    • idverde and its partners are proud to fly 122 Green Flags

      idverde, is delighted that 112 of the parks and green spaces it maintains on behalf of its clients have been awarded the Green Flag for 2019, recognising them as some of the best in the UK.   idverde looks forward to the annual Green Flag preparations as an opportunity to develop and strengthen relationships with clients and local green space users. This year, it was particularly pleased that seven of the sites it looks after have been awarded a Green Flag for the first time ever.   Andrew Kauffman, Head of idverde’s Greenspace Development Team, said: “The achievement of a…

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    • Judging panel returns for 2019 Arbordeck Awards

      As the summer hots up, the decking season is in full swing: and so are the Arbordeck Awards, with several proud installers already having submitted their entries to this year’s scheme. Once again, four expert judges will be on hand to cast their eyes over the best of the UK Trex and Arbordeck softwood timber decks, looking out for the most creative designs, the best use of space, and the highest quality of installation. Sarah Francis, product marketing manager at Arbor Forest Products returns as head judge, alongside Pro Landscaper Magazine’s managing director, Jim Wilkinson, Trex’s market manager, Alan Hodkinson,…

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