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    • malvern

      BALI shows its might at Malvern with ‘Five Star’ garden trade stand

      On Thursday 10 May 2018, BALI was awarded Five Stars for its ‘The Secret Garden’ in the trade stand category at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Flower Show 2018. The 20msq plot impressed judges with the quality of its design, construction, rich planting and attention to detail. Celebrating a quintessential English garden, BALI’s ‘The Secret Garden’ was designed and planted by both BALI and associate designer member Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden and built by BALI Registered Contractor Isola Garden Design. The garden, which had the full support of BALI’s midlands regional committee members, portrayed a classical, traditional design,…

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      Design inspiration with David Keegan

      Pro Landscaper sits with David Keegan of David Keegan Garden Design, discussing his design inspiration and feelings upon being presented an International Landscape Design Award.   Can you tell us about some of your most distinguished projects? I have been fortunate enough to have received a previous award in the international landscape design awards USA in 2012 for a project in the High Peaks in Derbyshire and that project is one that is still dear to my heart as it perfectly embodies my love of unique and rugged landscape that is the Peak District National Park. The project was also…

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    • arbordexperts

      Entries open for the Arbordexperts Trex Deck Installer Awards

      This summer, Trex® composite decking installers from across the UK will have the chance to showcase their work during the first ever Arbordexperts Installer Awards. The inaugural awards is organised by Arbordeck in partnership with Pro Landscaper Magazine, and is looking for the best Trex composite decking projects in the country. The Arbordexperts Installer Awards are open for entries now, and installers have until 28 September 2018 to submit their projects for consideration via the Arbordeck website. Installers can enter their projects into four categories – Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Commercial Trex Deck and Design Challenge…

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      How does winning industry awards help benefit a landscaping business?

      In the words of Cube 1994‘s Sean Butler: “Industry awards give you a USP and validation for discerning clients who want their gardens to be built by the very best in the industry.” Clients not being the only priority, Sean tells us the attraction awards have to garden designers. “Awards allow designers to recognise that there is a separation in quality, and by using award winning landscapers to build their gardens, the benefits quickly become apparent.” Rae Wilkinson, of Rae Wilkinson Garden & Landscape Design informs us about how award recognition impacts her views. “Awards provide recognition from industry peers and kudos…

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    • AIPH

      AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2019 open for entries

      Recognising the very best of the best in the horticultural industry, the 10th International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2019 is open for entries. The event is taking place at the IPM fairground on Tuesday 22 January 2019 in Essen, Germany, alongside IPM Essen 2019. The awards recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe. The categories are: FINISHED PLANTS AND TREES – Plants and trees ready for final sale. YOUNG PLANTS – Cuttings, plugs, liners, seedlings, etc, sold for growing on. CUT FLOWERS AND…

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    • impact

      Applications open: Pro Landscaper: small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      Tired of not being recognised? Feel your smaller projects go unnoticed? We want to celebrate every project that makes this industry great – no matter the size! Pro Landscaper is thrilled to be introducing the small project BIG IMPACT Awards, held at the renowned FutureScape event in November. The awards accredit small projects that are integral to the UK landscaping sector’s reputation. The ‘Big Impact’ of each project will be appraised by leading professionals within the garden design and build sectors, judging each project for its quality in construction and design. We want companies that create exceptional, small landscaping projects…

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      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 opens for applications

      Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the next generation of the landscaping sector. Applications are now open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018! This is your chance to nominate either yourself or a colleague to receive industry-wide recognition with the leading awards for young people in the sector. 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, presented at the renowned FutureScape event, is an incredible way to bolster a personal resume, network with industry professionals, and receive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine. If you or your chosen colleague work in any capacity within the…

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    • chelsea

      The last 10 gardens to win ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      As the annual RHS Chelsea flower show approaches, and designers have their eyes firmly set on the top accolades available, Pro Landscaper takes a trip down memory lane to bring you the last 10 gardens to take home the big one – Best in Show.

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    • harrogate

      Urban chic wins top show garden honours at Harrogate

      Top honours in the 2018 Harrogate Spring Flower Show Gardens has gone to Thirsk-based designers, Colour Your Garden. The Garden of Translucence won a Premier Gold Award and Best in Show with a contemporary design reminding visitors that urban architecture can still be light and translucent. The garden features a series of steel mesh columns, clipped cube and multi-stem evergreen planting, and is animated by bubbling water features. There were six Gold Awards, including Eden by Yorkshire Garden Designs, Garden of Life by St Michael’s Hospice, and All Characters Great and Small by Horticap. All three Designed to Last gardens,…

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    • young

      Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

      Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: In the red corner: Jacob Botting and Harvey Miller (Company: Bespoke Outdoor Spaces) And in the blue corner: Dan McGeoghegan and Ryan Bell (Company: The Plants & Paving Company) The two teams now go forward to each build a Show Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin – both displaying a wide variety of techniques and materials requiring…

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    • dublin

      University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced

      Ninety-eight teams from 28 countries enter competition and UCD expands shortlist from five to six teams in recognition of outstanding response from international design community University College Dublin and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) revealed 19 April 2018 the six shortlisted teams in the Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition. The teams were the unanimous choice of a selection panel that was chaired by the competition jury chair Professor Andrew J. Deeks, president of University College Dublin. The shortlist was expanded from the expected five to six in recognition of the outstanding response from the international design community.…

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    • pellenc

      Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

      Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to be able to anticipate changes in its markets has led to the registering of 1081 patents – winning numerous awards for the excellence of its products. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology, Pellenc has established itself in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market. The company has seen…

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    • edward

      Winner of the Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticulture revealed

      The Prince Edward Award for Excellence in Horticulture has been presented to chartered horticulturalist and broadcaster David Domoney by the Master of The Worshipful Company of Gardeners, David Green CB. QC. at The Goldsmiths Hall in the city of London. The Prince Edward Award highlights excellence in the field of horticulture, horticultural education and career development. His Royal Highness selects a candidate who offers innovative and effective ways of motivating people to take up horticulture as a career. They facilitate the advancement of individuals in their chosen horticulture fields, provide excellence in career development or are simply seen as inspirational.…

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    • forum

      Nominations open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator 2018

      Nominations now open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018. The Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards (AFSOY) are once again open for entries. Now in their fourth year, the awards were established by the Amenity Forum and seek to recognise the high levels of professionalism and standards in the sector. There are different categories for entries and the overall winner will have a choice of three fantastic prizes, including a trip to a world-leading US turf or amenity show, or £2,000 worth of products. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, and supported by BASIS, the…

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    • trainees

      Horticulture trainees win at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards

      Reece McNaughton, an 18-year-old apprentice from Kelso, has won the Horticulture category at Lantra Scotland’s annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which took place at Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro last night. Reece was also Overall Runner-up for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year, the second highest accolade of the night Wednesday 28 March. The horticulture category runner-up spot went to 22-year-old Jennifer Wright from Dunfermline. Reece has been doing an SVQ Level 3 in Amenity Horticulture through Borders College, while working for Mertoun Estate Gardens. He has always had a passion for learning about horticulture…

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    • tower

      Portfolio: One Tower Bridge

      Project Details Project: One Tower Bridge Location: London, UK Architect: Squire and Partners External Works Contractor: Maylim Client: Berkeley Group Project status: Completed 2017 Maylim was awarded the external works contract for the Berkeley Homes One Tower Bridge development, totalling over 8,000m², phased over 14 zones. These included extensive public interface and remodelling Potters Fields Park. The intricate £6m project was Maylim’s first ever entry at the BALI National Landscape Awards, and the One Tower Bridge project walked away with the association’s Principal Award for Hard Landscaping Construction over £1.5m. Maylim also won the coveted Grand Award, as the project…

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    • partner

      SGD announces new judge and charity partner for the SGD Awards 2019

      The Society of Garden Designers has announced Greenfingers as the new Charity Partner for the SGD Awards, following 5 years supporting horticultural charity Perennial. Greenfingers Charity is dedicated to supporting children and families who spend time in hospices around the UK, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the experience of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.  Greenfingers Charity  has created over 50…

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    • conquest

      A sit down with Ross Conquest

      Pro Landscaper talks with Ross Conquest of Conquest Creative Spaces, finding out about the company’s continued growth and the company’s recent win of the Matthew Bradley Memorial Cup for Construction at this year’s APL awards Strength to strength When asked about how the company was founded, Ross explains: “I set up the company when I was 18 after being made redundant from another paving firm, and the business has moved from strength to strength, progressing naturally over time. Presently, we work on two to three design projects at a time and have a solid reputation for achieving bespoke hard landscaping…

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    • headline

      Green-tech signs up for a further three years as BALI Awards headline sponsor

      BALI Registered Affiliate member Green-tech, award-winning supplier of products to the landscaping, forestry and horticulture sectors, has renewed its headline sponsorship of the BALI National Landscape Awards for a further three years, commencing this year. The company’s initial three year sponsorship, from 2015-2017, coincided with the most successful period in the BALI Awards’ history.  The number of entries hit an all-time high and attendance at the Awards ceremony in December 2017 exceeded 1000, making the BALI Awards the largest and most prestigious landscape awards in Europe. Green-tech is an active and passionate member of BALI. The company’s Chairman, Richard Kay…

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    • langdale

      Langdale Landscapes wins Association of Professional Landscapers Awards

      Kent-based landscape gardening firm, Langdale Landscapes, i s delighted to announce that its Redlands Road garden has won the overall award for best project £60-100,000 in the prestigious 2018 Association of Professional Landscapers Awards (APL Awards), announced at an awards ceremony at The Brewery in London on Friday 16 March. The Redlands Road garden was created by renowned landscape designer Mandy Buckland from Greencube Design to reflect the interior style of the house which had recently had a major refurbishment. The clients’ brief was to create a garden that was contemporary but still inviting. A series of terraces was dug…

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    • worldskills

      Open for registrations: The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition

      The WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition, run by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is a great opportunity for trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas alongside planning and material management competing to be the best in the UK. The competitors who qualify in the competition can progress through to the National Final in November, held at The Skills Show in Birmingham. What is the competition about? This competition requires trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas, planning and material management. There will be regional heats (three hours duration),…

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    • ryan

      Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

      Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build take home the top accolade at the APL Awards 2018. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 16 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL. Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Dean Grange. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value Over £200,000 category. Dean Grange is a newly built luxury family home, designed by James Lambert Architects. The garden design and build, designed by…

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      APL Award winners announced

      The APL Awards went off with a bang on Friday 16 March at The Truman Brewery, bringing together esteemed members of the landscaping industry for an afternoon of jubilant festivities. The winners are as follows: Project Value Under £20,000 – sponsored by Turf Group Winner: Gabe Green Rooms for their Modern Courtyard project in central Brighton Project Value £20,000 – £35,000 – sponsored by Citation ltd Winner: Lanwarne Landscapes for their Georgian Close project Project Value £35,000 – £60,000 Winner: Habitat Landscapes for their ‘The Guest Room’ project Project Value £60,000 – £100,000 – sponsored by Namgrass Winner: Langdale Landscapes Ltd…

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    • campbell

      Milton Keynes children explore Campbell Park at The Parks Trust’s Junior Park Rangers Conference

      The Parks Trust, the self-financing charity that manages and maintains over 6,000 acres of Milton Keynes’ green space, welcomed 62 children from primary schools and home educated groups across the city for its fifth annual Junior Park Rangers (JPR) Outdoor Learning and Sharing Conference. The children enjoyed an action-packed day of outdoor activities at Campbell Park, which began with a ‘Which Park?’ photograph quiz, followed by a short Q&A session, where the Rangers put Landscape and operations director, Rob Riekie, on-the-spot to answer their questions on both woodland management and Campbell Park. Shortly after, the children split into groups to…

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    • holiday

      Recipients of prestigious RHS Awards announced

      The Royal Horticultural Society honours exceptional achievements within the horticultural industry at prestigious annual Awards Ceremony Highest RHS accolade goes to Charles Williams, Carol Klein and Peter Catt Record numbers graduate with a Master of Horticulture qualification On 14 March 2018, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s foremost gardening charity announced this year’s recipients of the prestigious RHS Annual Awards. Regarded internationally as being among the highest distinctions in horticulture, the RHS presented 23 awards to those who have demonstrated horticultural excellence, personal endeavour and a passion to succeed within the industry. The highest accolade the RHS bestows, The…

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