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    • mary robinson

      Mary Robinson awarded Kew International Medal for climate justice

      Official presentation of the award and a lecture by Mary Robinson will take place on the evening of the 26 March, 2019.   The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is proud to announce this year’s Kew International Medal is Mary Robinson. A world-leading advocate for environmental and human rights, and the first female president of Ireland. The Medal is awarded to individuals for distinguished, recognised work aligned with RBG Kew’s mission.   Mary was chosen for her integral work on climate justice. The notion that the growing impacts of climate change are wiping out opportunities for the world’s poor. This is…

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    • tree of the year

      The winners of the 2018 Tree of the Year

      A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart 100 years ago, which is still a popular place to pop the question, wins England’s Tree of the Year. The public voted overwhelmingly to crown Nellie’s Tree in Aberford, Leeds, its 2018 winner. The tree was grafted from three saplings to form an N by Vic Stead who would make a daily walk to see his girlfriend Nellie. They would later marry. The winning trees for Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are also below, going live on the BBC’s The One Show on Wednesday 17 October. The winners of each country’s Tree…

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    • garden company

      The Garden Company shortlisted for two SGD Awards

      The Garden Company Ltd is on the shortlist for two highly-respected national design awards.  Now in their seventh year, the SGD Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the garden design profession. They are the only awards dedicated solely to landscape and garden design in the UK.   The shortlisted Garden Company projects are:   Laurel Cottage in Northwest London Shortlisted in the Small Residential category. This garden adds extra ‘living/entertainment’ potential to the house.  The newly-created garden was a tranquil oasis in a suburban setting. There is a flow and connection from the house into the garden, terraces and a timber…

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    • uk parks

      The nation has decided the top 10 favourite UK parks

      More than 65,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British. Green Flag Award announces the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice vote for the favourite UK parks. There were more than 1,800 sites to choose from. All of these meeting the high standards of the Green Flag Award, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. The ten winners of the 2018 People’s Choice Award are: Cassiobury Park, Watford Borough Council Clifton Park, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Saltwell Park, Gateshead Council Strathaven Park, South Lanarkshire…

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    • air quality

      City Corporation honoured at the 2018 Air Quality News Awards

      The City of London Corporation was honoured in the 2018 National Air Quality News Awards for its collaboration on air quality with Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School.   The National Air Quality Awards celebrate the successes of industry, local authorities, transport and technology providers in driving down air pollution and improving air quality.   The awards received 80 entries by 30 organisations and individuals nominated across nine award categories.   The collaboration between the City Corporation and the school began in 2003 with the installation of a 24-hour air quality monitoring station in the playground.   Policies brought in…

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    • Business Awards

      There is still time to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The Pro Landscaper Business Awards take place on Friday 8 February at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf. This prestigious events aim is that “winning a Pro Landscaper Business Award will change the way you and your business are perceived by the industry, putting you a cut above the rest and enhancing your credibility.” If you haven’t yet entered the awards there is still time, entries close 31 October and start from as little as £95! Categories Commercial Landscape Company In this category we are looking to highlight and praise the companies that look after the public areas most people don’t think…

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    • People's choice

      Begonias top RHS People’s Choice Awards

      Begonias wins plant favourite in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual People’s Choice Awards.   Visitors to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey voted for their favourite from 84 new varieties trialled over the summer. The basket and bedding classic securing the top two spots.   The pink-frilled petals and lemony aroma of winner Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty Coral’ and vibrant red of runner-up Begonia ‘Fortune Scarlet’ captivated visitors. Both have ideal habits for hanging baskets and benefitted from the hot summer, blooming prolifically. In third place was Lantana camara ‘Lucky Sunrise Rose’ that boasts an attractive pink and orange colour…

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    • london in bloom

      City Corporation triumphs in London in Bloom awards

      The City of London Corporation is celebrating after winning seven honours in the 2018 London in Bloom competition.   The City of London won Gold and overall winner in the Town category. There were also awards for West Ham Park in Newham, Queen’s Park in Brent, Golder’s Hill Park in Barnet and Postman’s Park in the City. The Hill Garden and Pergola on Hampstead Heath received the honour alongside Keats House in Camden.   The City of London Corporation is a major green spaces provider for London. It protects and conserves 18 green spaces in London and south east England.…

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    • Innovation Award

      SALTEX Innovation Award 2018

      SALTEX plays host to the most technologically advanced-equipment showcase in grounds management. After making its debut last year, the SALTEX Innovation Award is back for 2018 and visitors will get the chance to see every entry at the show.   Here is a snapshot of some of the exciting entries:   Sherriff Amenity – PrecisionPro. A dedicated spots turf app designed to help users measure, calibrate and apply granular products. Lantra – Integrated Weed Management. The latest training course added to Lantra’s Pest & Weed Management suite of training and qualifications. Trimax Mowing Systems – the Snake S2. A rotary,…

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    • podium awards

      Pro Landscaper launches the Podium Awards

      Pro Landscaper is thrilled to announce the launch of the Podium Awards! An award like no other, the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards recognise the achievements, past and present, of landscapers, landscape architects and garden designers in the podium landscaping industry. The Podium Awards give projects that may have been previously overlooked the recognition they deserve. The awards will be judged in five separate categories and will focus on: The ability to showcase excellent core skills, meet the clients brief, effective use of products and plants and an innovative use of logistics. All projects must have been completed by 1 October…

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    • sgd awards

      SGD Awards 2019 shortlist

      The Society of Garden Designers has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2019.   A shortlist of 30 projects across 13 award categories. Entries include a Japanese water garden, a floating pocket park and a Moroccan-style courtyard garden. Chosen by an independent judging panel drawn from experts across the industry, the projects represent the very best in garden design from the UK and abroad.   The shortlisted projects in the three Residential Garden categories and in the International, Public & Communal Outdoor Space, Garden Jewel and Roof Garden categories will now enter into the People’s Choice Award which opens…

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    • 30 under 30

      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 award winners annouced

      The Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 winners are out! This year’s awards continued to receive excellent entries from people across all areas of the industry including landscaping, horticulture, landscape architecture, grounds maintenance and arboriculture. The judges deliberated long and hard over a sea of fantastic applications, deciding upon the following 30 whom all have very bright futures ahead of them: Adam Newson – Ground Control – Landscape Architecture Alexandra Buckley – Provender Nurseries – Supplier Caitlin McLaughlin – Thrift Landscapes – Garden Design Connor Scott – E Williams Landscaping – Landscaping Ed Higgins – Hosta Consulting…

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    • Landscape Institute Awards

      Book now for the Landscape Institute Awards 2018

      The Landscape Institute Awards 2018 provide recognition to landscape professionals for their outstanding work. The Awards celebrate the value of landscape practice in connecting people, place and nature. This is through demonstrating excellence, innovation and creativity in the natural and built environment.   With a record number of entries and two brand-new categories, this year’s event promises to be a memorable one. The application process was simplified this year, making the awards more accessible to some of the finest companies across the UK. Book your place now, and join the LI for an exciting evening celebrating the most creative and innovative…

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    • royal parks

      All eight Royal Parks up for prestigious People’s Choice Award

      Park visitors across the UK are being given the chance to decide which Green Flag parks and green spaces should receive a People’s Choice Award for being the UK’s favourites. In July this year, the experts had their say and all eight of the Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Green Park, The Regent’s Park, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Parks – succeeded in retaining their Green Flag status with some of the highest marks awarded in the scheme. Now, it is up to the nation to choose which 10 parks and green spaces should receive…

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    • garden club london

      Garden Club London win Build Environment Award

      Garden Club London are very happy to have won the Built Environment Award at the Canal and River Trust Awards 2018. The awards was for the company’s Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin, London. The Living Waterways Awards shine a spotlight on work that creates vibrant, thriving, living waterways.   Garden Club London are very pleased to receive recognition from such a well respected authority. The company had to work closely with throughout the planning and build process, to minimise environmental impact.   The intention was to create a space that would bring together the neighbouring communities and visitors to enjoy…

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    • brambledown

      Brambledown win BALI National Landscape Award for a record 4th Decade

      This year, Brambledown have won a National BALI Award for “Hard Landscaping works under £300k” carried out at Segedunum Roman Fort.   The BALI National Landscape Awards showcase the high levels of professionalism attained by members each year. The event is now in its 42nd year and is the largest landscaping awards scheme in Europe. Brambledown have now won an award in the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 2018.   Brambledown director Paul Curry said: “We are very happy to have won yet another BALI National Landscape Award for a record 5th successive decade. We deem the BALI Awards to be…

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    • employer excellence

      Green-tech wins BALI National Landscape Employer Excellence Award

      Landscape supplier Green-tech has won a BALI National Landscape award for Employer Excellence.   The standard of the entries submitted was ‘Phenomenal’ according to BALI organisers. Green-tech will find out if they are the overall Principle Award Winner at the Awards Ceremony in London on 7 December.   The judging panel described Green-tech as: “Demonstrating exemplary standards of professional excellence.”   Green-tech chairman, Richard Kay comments: “Rachel and I are absolutely delighted that Green-tech has won in the ‘Employer Excellence’ category. Our people are vital to our business success and we work hard to reward, encourage and thank them for…

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    • garden design competition

      Matt Jones wins Garden Design Competition

      Now in its sixth year, the collaboration between Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College continues to be a success for all. Provender Nurseries are happy to announce Matt Jones of London Plantsman as the winner of the Garden Design Competition.   Differing from previous competitions a new garden from the Capel Manor show gardens (The National Gardening Centre) was selected for the planting redesign, The Family Garden.   Matt’s redesign of the Family Garden called ‘Summer Entertaining’ was chosen as the winning entry. This was due to the contemporary feel to the year-round planting, mostly in the late summer months when…

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    • photography competition

      Winners of The Parks Trust Photography Competition

      The Parks Trust is happy to announce the winners of its 2018 Photography Competition.   With over 160 entries received from people across the city, the contest was tougher than ever. Entries were split into three categories with youth and adult sections: Parklife Wildlife Landscape For each category, a winner and a runner-up was chosen. An overall winner for the whole competition was then chosen.   Graham Parsons was the overall winner, chosen for his stunning image of a male Common Darter dragonfly, taken at Howe Park Wood.   The competition shortlist was cut down by an expert panel of…

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    • idverde

      idverde wins four BALI National Landscape Awards

      idverde wins four BALI National Landscape Awards, each recognising excellence in a different areas of landscaping.   BALI’s awards showcase the high levels of professionalism attained by BALI members. The entry judging panel is a selection of acclaimed industry experts. The judges asses each scheme on quality, sustainability, client satisfaction, and overall impression on the visitor.   2018 sees idverde’s range of expertise recognised with National Awards for projects in four categories:   · Theatre Square, the National Theatre (Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic) – cost between £300k – £1.5M)   · Project Pilgrim, Gloucester Cathedral (Regeneration Scheme over £500k)  …

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    • Arbordexperts Installer Awards

      Countdown for Arbordexperts Installer Awards

      There are three weeks remaining for installers to enter the Arbordexperts Installer Awards.   A host of decking installers have submitted their best work for consideration. The judges are expecting to see a flurry of entries as the summer draws to a close.   The deadline for the awards is Friday 28 September. To enter: visit arbordeck.co.uk/arbordexperts-installer-awards-2018 and follow the instructions on screen. Installers need to supply a few details about the deck, and submit at least one photo – and entry is free.   Installers can enter their projects into four categories: Best Large Deck Best Small Deck Best…

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    • bali awards

      Winners of the BALI National Landscape Awards 2018

      With the awards ceremony fast approaching, 67 members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) have now been informed they have won a BALI National Landscape Award. Some members have even been successful in more than one category.  This year’s BALI Awards are now run in-house by the BALI team at Landscape House. They see 101 National Awards made by the adjudication panel, chaired by landscape consultant and former Writtle College lecturer, Greg Allen.   Following a summer of visiting every entry, Greg and his team of judges – John Melmoe, Richard Barnard, Jason Lock, Robin Templar Williams, Steve…

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    • eljays44

      Eljays44 wins prestigious BALI Award

      Landscape and horticulture publishing and events company Eljays44 is delighted to receive the news on 12 September 2018 that it has won a respected Affiliate Exceptional Service Award in the BALI National Landscape Awards 2018.   This year is the company’s first time of entering these prestigious awards since Eljays44 launched in February 2011. The directors and team are delighted with this achievement.   Managing director, Jim Wilkinson said: “We are really pleased that our effort and commitment to the industry, and our promotion of all that is great within this amazing sector has been recognised”.   Director, Lisa Wilkinson…

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    • Agapanthus

      Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ wins new product award

      Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating after their new plant Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ won a New Product award at GLEE.   Wyevale Nurseries entered the plant in to the Plant, Seed & Bulb category at the trade show in Birmingham. They were very pleased when the plant came out as the winner.   Colin Stanley, retail sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re thrilled that such a glorious plant has won this prestigious award in the New Product Showcase. The Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ has bicoloured blue and white blooms that explode into life. They bring a fabulous display to borders or patios. Who says…

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    • garden city

      Winner of landscape design competition for first Garden City of the 21st Century

      In March, the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and NHS England started an international design competition. It aimed to find the best creative and inspiring ideas to help shape the landscape of the first new Garden City of the 21st Century. The ideas will also incorporate into the 10 largest Healthy New Towns developed in the UK.   The winner of the Ebbsfleet Garden City: Landscape for Healthy Living Competition was announced on 6 September 2018. The ceremony took place at the annual Landscape Institute conference: Valuing Landscape 2018. This is an international event that aims to tackle big questions about valuing…

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