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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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      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 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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    • prison garden

      HMP Hull wins RHS prison garden award

      HMP Hull has won the RHS best kept prison garden in England and Wales. The association awarded the Windlesham Trophy for the first time for its efforts. Named after its creator, Lord Windlesham, the annual award seeks to recognise the value of gardening within prison communities. 18 prisons entered the competition this year. Housing over 1,000 men, HMP Hull uses its gardens for prisoner rehabilitation and training. Many have achieved formal qualifications – and support of the local community. Inmates harvest fresh produce for the prison kitchen with the surplus, enough for 50, donated to a local food bank. Crops…

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      Arbordexperts Installer Awards reveal grand prize

      The deadline for the inaugural Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards is drawing closer. Organisers have revealed more details of the top prize, for the winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Trex’ category. The Grand Prize There are four categories open for entries. These include: Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge with Trex. The winners of each category will enter into the Best of Trex category. The overall winner will win a four day trip to Washington DC. The trip is for two people, including flights, accommodation and transfers all paid for by…

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    • Roy Lancaster

      Roy Lancaster award to celebrate young horticulturists

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has introduced a new award to recognise outstanding young horticulturists. The Roy Lancaster Award, in honour of the lifelong plantsman’s enthusiasm for promoting horticulture among young people, will sit alongside the Society’s highest honours. It will be presented for the first time at the annual RHS awards ceremony in March 2019 which celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to horticulture. The award is open for nominations for those who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture and are under the age of 35. Roy Lancaster said: “I am…

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    • Arbodexpert Installer Awards

      Arbodexperts Installer Awards reveals details of grand prize

      As the deadline for the inaugural Arbordexperts Trex Installer Awards draws closer, the organisers have revealed more details of the top prize, to be awarded to the winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Trex’ category. There are four categories open for entries: Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge with Trex. The winners of each category will be automatically entered into the Best of Trex category – and the overall winner will be whisked away for a four day trip to the US capital, Washington DC. The package includes a four-day trip…

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    • 30under30

      30 Under 30 deadline fast approaching

      Have you got an industry rising star working in your company or are you that person? If so, there’s still time to enter into Pro Landscaper’s 30Under30: The Next Generation 2018. First launched in 2015 and soon to be an exclusive ‘club’ of 120 people, the 30 Under 30 initiative has highlighted and helped boost the careers of the future stars of the landscape industry. Winners don’t just receive an impressive award for their desk, this accolade has also been used as a way to get noticed by your peers and the people who’ve inspired you to become a name in…

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      Pro Landscaper launches Most Influential Company initiative

      Pro Landscaper is looking to find a definitive list of the companies that have the greatest influence within the UK landscaping sector. Much like Pro Landscaper’s list of the Most Influential people, the Most Influential Company awards will be decided by high profile figures in the landscaping community. Pro Landscaper will be asking 200 RHS medalists, Pro Landscaper Business award winners, leading suppliers and top industry figures for their nominations to decide the winners.   Pro Landscaper shall be asking each of the selected individuals to nominate up to five companies that cover the landscaping, design, landscape architecture or other related…

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    • lewisham

      15 Green Flags for Lewisham parks and green spaces

      National green services provider Glendale has helped the London Borough of Lewisham secure 15 Green Flag Awards for its parks and green spaces for the fourth consecutive year. The scheme sets the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world, recognising and rewarding well managed parks and green spaces. Frendsbury Gardens was also awarded the Green Flag Community Award, which acknowledges green spaces that are well maintained, clean, accessible for all and incorporate local communities. It’s not the first time the parks and green spaces in Lewisham managed by Glendale have…

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    • kate gould

      Kate Gould wins gold and ‘Best Outdoor Lighting’ at the Singapore Garden Festival

      Kate Gould along with Keith Chapman and Colin Evans have built a show garden at the bi-annual Singapore Garden Festival. Kate teamed up with partner ISS Hydroculture to bring her design to life with hard and soft landscaping. Work began on the 10 July and judging took place on the 20 July.   Separate seating and lounging areas provide the residents with relaxing spaces. A lightweight pergola covers a calm pool, which shields people using the garden, offering both privacy and shade.   Materials take their reference from the assumed building facade. They’re intended to be sturdy for year-round use…

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    • talasey group

      Talasey Group named in ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

      Talasey Group has been named as one of the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. This is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and dynamic small to medium-sized enterprises in the UK. The report also examines the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy. To be included, companies need to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. Talasey is thrilled to be recognised as a high performer within the landscaping and paving industry…

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    • BALI National Landscape Awards

      BALI announces record entries for 2018 BALI National Landscape Awards

      Following the news earlier this year that the organisation of the BALI National Landscape Awards was being brought back ‘in house’ in 2018 after partnering for a number of years with Horticulture Week, BALI has announced the highest number of entries for nine years. This reinforces the BALI Awards’ position as the premier landscape awards in Europe. BALI members have given the Association’s move to take back full control of the Awards the thumbs up, with record numbers of Registered Contractors and Designers submitting their best design, construction and maintenance schemes, Registered Affiliate (supplier) members entering the BALI Affiliate Exceptional…

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    • corporation

      City Corporation open spaces sweep Green Flag Awards

      15 of the City of London Corporation open spaces including iconic sites such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath have received the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2018. The Green Flag Awards Scheme (http://greenflagaward.org/) is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The international award, now into its 22nd year, is a sign to the public that a green space is managed to the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply to achieve a Green Flag Award. Of the 15 sites, 13 have…

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    • the parks trust

      The Parks Trust recognised as one of the UK’s best green spaces

      Self-financing charity The Parks Trust has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for the second year in a row. This was awarded for all of the parks, woodlands and lakes the Trust manages and maintains across Milton Keynes. The Parks Trust continues to be the only recipient of the award for a complete network of parks across a whole town or city. This international award, now into its third decade, is confirmation that The Parks Trust’s green spaces across the city are of the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained and have excellent visitor facilities. David Foster, chief executive…

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      Tickets go on sale for the BALI Awards 2018 ceremony

      The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious landscaping Awards is the largest of its kind in the UK and Europe, and tickets are now available. The association celebrates the hard work, quality, commitment and successes of BALI members from entries submitted earlier in the year. Last year, BALI Members, guests and VIP’s were treated to a sold-out ceremony, three-course awards luncheon and an opportunity to network with over 1,000 industry colleagues. To book a place at this year’s highly anticipated event, to be held on Friday 7 December at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London click here. Any questions regarding purchasing…

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    • round wood

      Round Wood supplies winning garden at BBC Gardeners World Live

      Timber and garden feature specialists Round Wood of Mayfield recently helped one of their regular customers triumph in the “People’s Choice Award” at BBC Gardeners World Live. The East Sussex-based company provided several striking elements for Conquest Creative’s garden, which was voted by visitors as most popular in show. Entitled “Across The Board,” the stand was presented as an example of an ideal outside space for a professional, retired couple with grandchildren. It also claimed a silver gilt award for show judges. Round Wood helped Conquest give the stand a contemporary edge with eco-friendly thermo treated cladding and decking, as…

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      Will Williams wins 10th annual RHS Young Designer competition

      22-year-old Will Williams from London has been awarded a Gold medal and the sought-after title of RHS Young Designer at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood, as the show celebrates its 20th anniversary. The competition, which also celebrates its 10th year in 2018, challenged a record number of five finalists aged 28 and under for the anniversary show to create a ‘feel good’ garden for wildlife and wellbeing in an increasingly stressful and urbanised world. Over the last decade the competition has become instrumental in kick-starting the careers of many successful designers. The…

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      APL and HTA members celebrate at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

      RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is taking place from 18 – 22 July and HTA and APL members have been showcasing their skills and given reason to celebrate. APL members Warnes-McGarr worked with the RHS this year on a feature garden called The Poisonous Garden. The Poisonous Garden is a feature to capture the imagination, and in which visitors can explore the gruesome and dangerous nature of some of our best-loved plants. APL members who won awards for their gardens were: Gold, Best Back to Back Garden, Best Construction Award Bee’s Gardens: The Penumbra Designed by Briony Doubleday Built by…

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      London Stone & Hortus Loci sponsor RHS Young Designer of The Year winner

      Will Williams has won a Gold Medal and Best Young Designer at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. The worlds of hard-and-soft landscaping have combined to support Will Williams, with sponsorship coming from London Stone and Hortus Loci nursery. Young Garden Designer of the Year, now celebrating its 10th year at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is an amazing platform for young talent to shine and perform on one of the worlds biggest gardening stages. With previous winners such as Hugo Bugg, Tamara Bridge, Sam Ovens and Tony Woods all going on to design gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.…

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      2018 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park medal winners announced

      The RHS Flower Show Tatton Park medal winners had enormous success in 2018. The top medals were hard battled for, but finally the winners have been announced. Full list below;   Best Show Garden JW Lees: From Hop to Glass Designed by Leon Davis   Best Back to Back Garden Bee’s Gardens: The Penumbra Designed by Briony Doubleday   Best Future Spaces The Oasis Garden Designed by Dave Green Gardens   Best Construction Award Bee’s Gardens: The Penumbra Foxcroft Landscapes   Gold JW Lees: From Hop to Glass Bee’s Gardens: The Penumbra The Flowers of Arley   Silver-gilt The Oasis…

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    • 2018 APL WorldSkills final national heats announced

      Heats having been taking place around the country throughout May and June for the landscapers of the future to compete for their place in the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills Landscape Gardening competition semi-finals. Taking part were competitors from College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Dundee and Angus College, The Gardenmakers, Myerscough College, Reaseheath College, Warwickshire College and Wiltshire College. We are pleased to announce the 10 competitors that have qualified through to the APL WorldSkills final national heat which will take place at Myerscough College at the end of July are: Matthew Aitken, Dundee and Angus…

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    • offenders

      Rolawn Support helps Young Offenders Garden ‘A Place to Think’ at Hampton Court

      Rolawn’s continued support and sponsorship during the show season has paid dividends for many of the show gardens at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. During some challenging weather that has seen a continued spell of hot dry weather, one of the benefactors of Rolawn’s support through supplying topsoil and Medallion turf has been Southend Borough Council’s ‘A Place to Think’ garden, which earned a silver medal in aid of young offenders. The garden designed by Professional Gardeners’ Guild trainee, James Callicott and Tony Wagstaff of the Early Help, Family Support and Youth Offending Service team was designed to…

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