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    • RHS reveals 2018 Britain in Bloom finalists

      Planters poised and dibbers at the ready as 76 community gardening groups prepare to battle it out in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) 2018 Britain in Bloom competition. Now in its 54th year, the nationwide competition pits rural villages, urban corners and city centres against one another across a range of criteria that includes horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation. Finalists are put forward to the national final based on their progress locally and will be scored by a team of RHS national judges in the summer. In 2018 the finalists will compete across…

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    • TOPSOIL sponsors student success at SGD Awards

      At the sixth annual awards ceremony of the Society of Garden Designers, held on Friday, 2 February, British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Andy Spetch presented Nicky Burridge with the Student Design – Commercial award. Nicky graduated in 2017 with a Distinction for her Diploma in Garden Design from the London College of Garden Design. British Sugar TOPSOIL sponsored the award under its ‘HortLoam’ premier planting soil brand, a product that is becoming increasingly popular with garden designers for tree, shrub, perennial and vegetable planting schemes. Nicky, who holds a BSc in 3D Design and an MSc in Light and Lighting, worked as a…

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      Northumberland shortlisted for its Love Parks campaign

      An online campaign which helped to share Northumberland residents’ love for their local parks has been shortlisted for a national award. Northumberland County Council ran the campaign last July, and it has now been highlighted as one of the best in the UK by national environmental campaign charity Keep Britain Tidy.The Love Parks Award recognises an outstanding event or campaign that ran during Love Parks Week 2017. The Love Parks initiative aims to ensure that residents and visitors use local parks and protect these important green spaces, and the award was open to entries from all local authorities in England and Wales. Northumberland…

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      Winners announced at SGD Awards 2017

      The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the SGD Awards 2017 at its sixth annual award ceremony in London. Robert Myers MSGD was presented with the most prestigious award of the night, winning the Grand Award for The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace; while Matt Keightley MSGD won three awards including the distinguished Judges’ Award for his eastern-inspired Tyre Hill House Garden; and visionary Spanish designer Fernando Caruncho was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In total, 17 designers were presented with awards across 19 categories including accolades for the best Large Residential Garden, Healing &…

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      Green-tech shortlisted in Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech has been shortlisted in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in the Supplier category. This category received a large number of entries so Green-tech had stiff competition.  It will find out if it is the category winner at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards ceremony on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. Green-tech is itself sponsoring the Commerical Landscape Company category where Skidmores of Hertford and Ground Control have both been shortlisted. Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay comments: “This is fantastic news!  I am thrilled that Green-tech has been shortlisted in these new awards…

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      Devon company wins hat-trick at national landscaping awards

      Urban Earth, based in Exmouth, has been awarded with a triple win at the national Bradstone Assured Awards 2018. The company won the overall title of Installer of the Year, in addition to winning the Best Patio Transformation using Traditional Products and the Best Patio Transformation using 2017 Products. The annual awards, which took place at The Radisson Blu in Manchester on Friday 19 January, acknowledge some of the best garden landscaping the industry has to offer in design expertise and quality craftsmanship. Categories include Best Patio Transformation and Best Driveway Transformation, along with the prestigious Installer of the Year award.…

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      Heralding great businesses – The Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are fast approaching, held at East Wintergarden in Canary Warf on 9 February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the exceptional standards of the industry. Pro Landscaper speaks with Jim Wilkinson, managing director of Eljays44, about the decision to set up the awards and what they aim to bring to the landscaping sector. “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual beauty of landscaping and there are plenty of amazing platforms doing this, such as the BALI Awards and the RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look,” Jim explains.…

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      Shortlists announced for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The shortlists have been announced for the highly anticipated Pro Landscaper Business Awards, celebrating the great accomplishments of businesses in the landscaping industry. The ceremony will take place on Friday 9 February 2018 at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. The Pro Landscaper Team would like to thank all of the entrants and congratulate all of the shortlisted companies on their accomplishments. We look forward to seeing all of the shortlisted companies there and bringing the industry together for the ceremony. The short listed companies are as follows:   Landscape Company – Less £1m Turnover: Acre Landscapes Burnham Landscaping The…

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      Entries close today for the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018

      Entries for the first ever Pro Landscaper Business Awards close today. Don’t miss out! Contact Laura Harris at [email protected] or call 01903 777570. Pro Landscaper launched the new cross-industry business awards to highlight those who make outstanding contributions to our industry and to bring people together. Supported by leading industry magazines Pro Landscaper and FutureArch, and the industry’s number one event, FutureScape, the inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be held in the heart of London’s business district at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Friday 9 February 2018. The event will bring together businesses across all sectors, and…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Cleve West

      Owner, Cleve West Landscape Design. Cleve runs an award-winning studio in South West London and has been designing gardens since 1990. His first book, Our Plot, celebrates a decade nurturing an allotment in nearby Bushy Park. Cleve is a member of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and has eight RHS gold medals to his name, including Best in Show at the RHS Chelsea in 2011 and 2012. Built in 2012, Cleve’s design for the award-winning Horatio’s Garden at the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust in Salisbury has shown just how positive an effect gardens can have on both physical and spiritual…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Ann-Marie Powell

      Principal, Ann-Marie Powell Gardens. Having studied Hard Landscapes and Garden Design at Capel Manor College, Ann-Marie Powell set up her own garden design practice in 1999, within four years of graduating with Distinction. Ann-Marie Powell Gardens creates innovative gardens, winning Gold medals at RHS Hampton Court and Chelsea. Ann-Marie has been a popular presenter on gardening programmes such as The Great Garden Challenge and the BBC’s coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. She is also the author of three garden design books and last year became a patron of Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to creating outdoor spaces for children who…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Alan Titchmarsh

      TV personality. After leaving school at the age of 15, Alan Titchmarsh became an apprentice gardener at his local nursery, continuing with full-time training at horticultural college and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Alan was the main presenter of Gardeners’ World and the hugely popular Ground Force; he now presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, which returned for its sixth series this year. The author of more than 50 gardening books, Alan also writes regularly in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, and is the gardening correspondent for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express. Alan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Adam White

      Director, Davies White Ltd. Adam White studied landscape architecture at both degree and postgraduate level and had four years’ experience in the profession when he co-founded Davies White Ltd with Andrèe Davies in 2009. Since winning its first RHS Gold medal and BBC People’s Choice Award, the practice, which specialises in the creation of bespoke nature play spaces, has won more than 15 national design, engagement and construction awards – including Best in Show winner at RHS Hampton Court in 2017. Adam White is president-elect of the Landscape Institute and is the author of Nature Play: Managing and Maintaining Playful Landscapes.…

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      Pro Landscaper’s Most Influential – Adam Frost

      Owner, Adam Frost Design. Landscape designer Adam Frost is known for his successes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, having won seven Gold medals, and for presenting on BBC’s Gardeners’ World. Adam was instrumental in setting up the Homebase Garden Academy in 2013, and became an RHS Ambassador for Education and Community Gardens the following year. He is also the author of Real Gardens, a book about the memories and ideas behind his Chelsea Gold Medal-winning designs. This year has seen the launch of The Adam Frost Garden School, which offers courses from garden design to garden maintenance and hard landscaping…

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      Hever Castle celebrates a triple win at South East in Bloom this year

      Hever Castle and Gardens was awarded a prestigious Gold medal for its gardens this year but was equally thrilled to see two of its employees presented with special discretionary awards. Head gardener, Neil Miller, was awarded the South East in Bloom ‘Horticulture Achievement Award’ while Hever gardener Josh Fen was announced ‘Young Gardener’ for 2017. The South East in Bloom judges said of Hever: “There are probably only a handful of locations of this calibre in the South East or beyond and it is almost impossible to suggest any improvements.” There was praise for the formal gardens and for the team itself,…

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    • Celebrations as BALI National Landscape Award winners announced

      60 BALI members have now been informed they have won a BALI National Landscape Award, with some members successful in more than one category. This year’s Awards, supported by headline sponsor Green-tech, sees 80 National Awards bestowed upon BALI members by the adjudication panel, which is chaired by landscape consultant and former senior lecturer in landscape studies at Writtle College, Greg Allen. Following a summer of visiting every entry, Greg and his team of six judges – John Melmoe, Richard Barnard, Jason Lock, Robin Templar Williams, Steve Roberts and Andrew Legg – met at BALI Landscape House in late August…

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      Pro Landscaper Business Awards announced

      Pro Landscaper is launching a new cross-industry business awards, highlighting those who make outstanding contributions to our industry and bringing people together. Supported by leading industry magazines Pro Landscaper and FutureArch, and the industry’s number one event, FutureScape, the inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards will be held in the heart of London’s business district at the stunning East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Friday 9 February 2018. The event will bring together businesses across all sectors, and aims to recognise and reward companies within the industry that consistently perform well and strive to raise the standard of UK landscaping. Sharing his…

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      Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

      This year’s final for Young Horticulturist of the Year competition was held on 6 May at University Centre Shrewsbury where the final eight competitors fought for the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world with a £2,500 bursary. The bursary is provided in honour of Percy Thrower, Britain’s first celebrity gardener, known for his work with the BBC on Gardeners world and Blue Peter. This year’s competition received over 2,500 entries from young horticulturists under the age of 30 from all over the UK and Ireland. The day began with a series of plant identification rounds which proved to have an…

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    • 2017 APL Award winners announced

      Creative Landscape Co is the APL Awards 2017 Supreme Winner. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 17 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Creative Landscape Co took the Supreme Winner award for its project: Garden for Country Cottage and Barn, South Stoke Oxon. This entry is also the winner of Overall Design and Build category. Creative Landscape Co created an outdoor living space to meet the needs of family life and a dog with traditional cottage style planting in keeping with the…

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      Aralia wins ‘Best Landscape Design Specialists UK’

      Aralia has announced that it has been awarded best ‘Landscape Design Specialists UK’ by the new Interior Design Awards 2017. The 2017 Interior Design Awards have been newly introduced to honour those companies and individuals who have taken every challenge head on, putting their heart and soul into their work and creating a solid client base. Aralia are thrilled to have been selected for this prestigious new award. www.aralia.org.uk

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      David Keegan Garden Design scoops Northern Design Award

      The Northern Design Awards is a prestigious yearly event sponsored by RIBA and the Landscape Institute that brings together architects, designers, property developers and retailers in a celebration of northern design and style. Open to landscape architects, landscape design practitioners and garden designers based in the North. Judges were seeking captivating entries of exceptional spaces created on any budget. David Keegan Garden Design has scooped this year’s 2016 award for “Best Residential Landscape Design” David won the award for his project, “The Eco Garden.” He described his project as the perfect balance between low maintenance, whilst also creating a perfect…

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      APL Awards 2017 – The finalists

      The shortlist is in for the APL Awards 2017. The standard of entries exceeded expectations and yet again there were a record breaking number of submissions for the judges to deliberate over. On the judging panel were industry experts: Richard Barnard as chief judge, Bob Sweet, Steve Smith, Robin Templar-Williams, and the APL’s National Business Manager, Phil Tremayne. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, takes place on Friday 17 March 2017 at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Shortlisted are: Project Value under £20,000 Ayegardening Ltd   Conquest…

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      Essex horticulture apprentice crowned greenkeeping champion

      Writtle University College’s Horticulture Apprentice Jimmy Heritage has been awarded the Toro Student Greenkeeper Award at a prestigious ceremony held at the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) headquarters in York. Jimmy, 24, is currently studying a Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Greenkeeping at Writtle whilst putting his knowledge and skills into practice at Maylands Golf Club in Romford. He impressed the judging panel, consisting of representatives from BIGGA, Toro and Reesink Turfcare, due to his knowledge, skills, passion and drive for the greenkeeping industry. Jimmy said: “I was not expecting to win. When you come to the finals…

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    • SureSet

      SureSet to hold its inaugural Elite Approved Installer Award Ceremony

      On Monday 17 October SureSet resin bound paving is holding its inaugural Elite Approved Installer Award Ceremony at the National Self Build and Renovating Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon. SureSet’s network of Approved Installers supports its highly skilled Installation Team with both residential and commercial resin bound paving projects across the UK. Based on a set criteria – most importantly, customer feedback – SureSet has been recognising one company as its Elite Approved Installer of the Year for several years. Due to growth in the Company and its network of Approved Installers, SureSet has taken the Award to the next level with…

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      Leicestershire Garden Design wins Niche Business Award

      On Friday 9th September, a team from Leicestershire Garden Design attended the Niche 2016 Business Awards and were overjoyed to be announced winners of the award for Trade and Construction. The Niche Business Awards were created to highlight and reward excellence across the Leicestershire region; recognising local companies who truly go the extra mile. Leicestershire Garden Design was chosen for this accolade because of their innovative business plans, exceptional customer feedback and for the craftsmanship and professionalism they bring to every garden design. Hosted by Niche Magazine, a Leicestershire publication that showcases the best of what the beautiful county has…

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