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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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  • Photo of Pro Landscaper Business Awards shortlist announced

    Pro Landscaper Business Awards shortlist announced

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  • Photo of The Nurture Landscapes Group celebrates award-winning year

    The Nurture Landscapes Group celebrates award-winning year

    The Nurture Landscapes Group, consisting of Nurture Landscapes and Gavin Jones, collected a total of 27 trade awards and accolades in 2019. It was also named on the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list for the third time in six years. The company’s grounds maintenance and landscaping work across the UK was recognised through winning numerous trade awards and accreditations, including nine awards at this month’s British Association of Landscaping Industries (BALI) Awards. Nurture Landscapes scooped five Principal Awards for both its interior and exterior landscaping work.   Nurture Landscapes also received a special award for ‘bringing life…

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  • Photo of Best overall 2019 Royal Parks apprentice goes to Jamie Gould

    Best overall 2019 Royal Parks apprentice goes to Jamie Gould

    The George Cook award is open to final year apprentices at London’s eight Royal Parks and recognises outstanding achievement. The Royal Parks have said that Jamie’s passion for biodiversity and conservation has been clear throughout his four-year apprenticeship in Richmond Park. Examples of him improving biodiversity include the creation of a wildlife pond in Isabella Plantation, improving water quality through the removal of invasive aquatic plants, maintaining reed beds, planting a native mixed hedgerow and sowing mistletoe on trees to establish this British native in Richmond Park. Jamie began his apprenticeship at the age of 16. Four years on he…

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  • Photo of New Year’s Honour for Kew’s Tony Kirkham

    New Year’s Honour for Kew’s Tony Kirkham

    Tony Kirkham, head of the arboretum, gardens and horticultural services at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has been awarded an MBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2020. This is for his invaluable contribution to horticulture over the last 41 years. During his tenure at RBG Kew, it has been said that Tony has brought unbridled ambition, ideas and creativity to his work. At Kew, around the UK and indeed globally Tony has championed education in arboriculture as well as transforming practices in tree management and the control of pests and diseases. Among his many achievements at Kew, in…

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  • Photo of Garden Club London win German Design Award

    Garden Club London win German Design Award

    London based urban landscape design and build company Garden Club London have won a prestigious award from the German Design Council in the Urban Space and Infrastructure category for the multi-award winning ‘Floating Pocket Park’ at Merchant Square, Paddington. The German Design Awards constitute the German Design Council’s premium international prize and is one of the world’s most renowned design competitions. The Floating Pocket Park is a unique horticultural open public space, a first of its kind in Europe. The planters and walkways connecting the various open public spaces float on a carefully designed system of pontoons on the canal…

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  • Photo of Simon Thomas Carpentry scoops ‘Best of Trex’ at 2019 Arbordeck Awards

    Simon Thomas Carpentry scoops ‘Best of Trex’ at 2019 Arbordeck Awards

    The 2019 Arbordeck Awards took place at FutureScape on Tuesday 19 Novemeber. Swansea-based Simon Thomas Carpentry has taken the top prize at the 2019 Arbordeck Awards, with its Bryntirion project named as ‘Best of Trex®’ thanks to its striking star design and lighting features. Simon Thomas Carpentry’s Bryntirion project gained the attention of the judges due to the unique central star design on the 30m2 deck, completed with benches featuring under-seat lighting. And as a result, owner and installer Simon Thomas has been awarded a money-can’t-buy trip to Washington, D.C. where he’ll be given a tour of Trex University and production…

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  • Photo of London Stansted wins gold at Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice

    London Stansted wins gold at Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice

    London Stansted’s first ever Biodiversity Week in March this year saw the airport hand out 3,000 silver birch trees to staff. Due to this it has won gold at the prestigious Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice.   It’s the second year running the airport has picked up the top prize at the awards. In 2018 it won for its ongoing support of local foodbanks in Uttlesford, Essex and East Hertfordshire.   Stansted’s environment manager Martin Churley collected the honour at a special event held at the Houses of Parliament. Speaking of the award he said:   “ To win…

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  • Photo of VIDEO: Last chance to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

    VIDEO: Last chance to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

    The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are the only awards in the landscaping industry that focuses on good business practice. It sets out to highlight and reward the excellence and determination of those running consistently successful businesses in the landscaping sector. With up to 400 of the industry’s top names in one room, the award ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, raise your profile, make new business contacts and celebrate your achievements in the business arena. There are 18 categories to enter. View the video below to see the full list of categories. Strengthen your brand and establish your company…

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  • Photo of Cube 1994 achieves Gold Accreditation with Investors in People

    Cube 1994 achieves Gold Accreditation with Investors in People

    Essex Garden Design and Landscaping Company, Cube 1994 have been awarded with We invest in people, GOLD accreditation. An internationally recognised achievement, they are the first residential design and build company in the UK to be awarded gold, and on their first attempt. For a number of years, Cube 1994 have been working with their team to improve practices and make work a better place. They understand that success begins and ends with their people and have invested in training, developing and rewarding their team.   Only 16% of accredited organisations achieve Gold. It is a fantastic effort for any…

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  • Photo of Ground Control awarded BALI’s highest accolade for The Children’s Garden at Kew

    Ground Control awarded BALI’s highest accolade for The Children’s Garden at Kew

    Ground Control has been awarded the British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious Grand Award at the 43rd BALI National Landscape Awards 2019, sponsored by Green-tech, for The Children’s Garden, Kew. Ground Control’s project, The Children’s Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was entered into the Community and Schools Development category.   Ground Control developed the initial design concept, engaged with Kew’s visitors, local community groups and larger public organisations before transforming a large under-used area into a unique play and learning space. Children of all ages can now enjoy a beautiful adventure space unaware they are learning about nature, plants…

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  • Photo of Talasey Group honours landscapers

    Talasey Group honours landscapers

    Talasey Group has honoured ten of the best landscaping professionals in the UK, with more than £2,000 in cash prizes, for their 2019 awards in recognition of what it judged to be the best garden design projects of the year. As part of its Talasey Landscaping Professionals scheme, the Doncaster-based company – which is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping solutions – runs annual awards to celebrate the high level of artisanship and innovative designs used to create stunning projects. There were seven categories, based around usage of some of Talasey Group’s brands, such as Natural Paving,…

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  • Photo of Nurture Landscapes features on Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list

    Nurture Landscapes features on Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list

    Nationwide landscaping and grounds maintenance specialist Nurture Landscapes has returned to the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list, coming 65th overall.   This is the company’s third inclusion in the past six years, and marks its highest position. Nurture was first listed in the table in 2014, achieving a ranking of 92 out of 100, and then in the following year, when it ranked 98th.   The league table recognises fastest-growing sales over the latest three years of UK companies, with several leading names appearing on lists both past and present.   First established in 2008, Nurture Landscapes…

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