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    • 30 Under 30

      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 winners announced

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    • Perth

      Perth wins RHS Britain in Bloom 2019

      The Scottish city of Perth has been awarded top prize and crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) 55th annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition.   The ‘Fair City’ wowed RHS judges with its urban green spaces, pollinator-friendly planting and campaign to raise awareness of and collect plastic waste.   Sustainability is at the heart of Perth’s approach. Parks, gardens and biodiversity hotspots line the River Tay, some of which are designed to mitigate flood risk. Also many seasonal bedding displays have been swapped for plants including foxgloves, Salvia and flowering shrubs to provide year-round food…

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    • Newby Hall and Gardens

      Newby Hall crowned 2019 Historic Houses Garden of the Year

      Yorkshire’s Newby Hall is officially the nation’s favourite country house garden after scooping nearly a third of the votes in the first ever public online poll for the Historic Houses Garden of the Year.   Newby’s magnificent 40 acres of gardens and woodland triumphed against seven other leading gardens for the 2019 title in a head-to-head contest, sponsored by Christies. The prestigious Historic Houses award was redesigned and relaunched this year, featuring a shortlist for the first time since its creation in 1984. Previous winners were encouraged to participate – Newby Hall won in 1986 and so also becomes the…

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    • Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

      Entry for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards is now open

      Entries are now open for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards 2020, sponsored by Bourne Amenity, following the hugely successful launch of the awards at the inaugural FutureScape Spring last year. With podiums being one of the fastest growing trends in the landscaping sector, Pro Landscaper wants to recognise those who have built, designed or supplied beautiful landscapes on these structures. The 2019 Pro Landscaper Podium Awards ceremony was hailed a great success by those who attended and gave the audience the perfect opportunity to network and source new contacts over canapes and a glass of bubbly. Held at the spring…

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    • Liverpool’s Allerton Oak crowned England’s Tree of the Year

      Liverpool’s lofty Allerton Oak has been crowned England’s Tree of the Year.   The tree, which stands in the city’s Calderstones Park received 34% of more than 11,000 votes cast in the Woodland Trust’s annual competition. It will now represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which begins in February 2020.   Adam Cormack, Head of Campaigning, at the Woodland Trust said:   “The Allerton Oak is a spectacular example of a city tree. It has stood in Calderstones Park for centuries and has an intriguing story. Trees are an important part of the urban landscape…

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    • 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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    • Ann-Marie Powell nominated as a Woman of the Year

      Ann-Marie Powell has been nominated as a Woman of the Year at the annual Women of the Year Lunch and Awards sponsored by Barclays.  The annual event was held on Monday 14 October at the Royal Lancaster London. It s the longest running celebration of extraordinary women in the UK. Each year a nominating council elects just 450 women from all walks of life to attend The Women of the Year Lunch, each handpicked for their achievements and contribution to society. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only themselves but also the millions of extraordinary…

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    • Eljays44

      FutureScape makes its mark at events industry awards

      FutureScape, the premier B2B event for the landscape industry was shortlisted in three categories at the 2019 EN Indy Awards. On Friday 11 October at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London, Eljays44 director Jamie Wilkinson picked up the award for Best Show Director for FutureScape, with the event also receiving a special commendation in the Best Brand Expansion category. FutureScape, launched in 2012, is recognised as the leader in its field and these most recent accolades have now helped to further raise the profile of the landscape sector in the events industry. Jamie Wilkinson, Director and Show Director commented:…

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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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