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  • Photo of Small family business wins Contractor of the Year award

    Small family business wins Contractor of the Year award

    Small family business, Clearwater Pond & Lake Management, has earned the prestigious title of 2018 Otterbine Contractor of the Year. The Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire-based team of four achieved the highest Otterbine sales figures by a considerable margin this year thanks to a passion for the brand, a drive to succeed, and support from Otterbine and its distributor Reesink Turfcare. Clearwater owner and head of the family, Tim Soane, says: “We are delighted to have won the award. It wasn’t without hard work, but selling such great quality products really helps. I think when you believe in Otterbine as much as we…

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  • Photo of Hartley Botanic’s Tropical Britain tradestand wins Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth

    Hartley Botanic’s Tropical Britain tradestand wins Best in Show at RHS Chatsworth

    British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been awarded the best tradestand accolade at RHS Chatsworth Flower for its Tropical Britain tradestand. For 80 years, Hartley Botanic has been making its beautiful, handcrafted greenhouses and glasshouses. Key to the Lancashire manufacturer’s success has been its single-minded focus on customer service and its ability to respond to changing trends and tastes amongst gardeners. At RHS Chatsworth this year, Hartley Botanic’s tradestand reflects the business’ ability to tap-into gardeners’ latest greenhouse preferences with a ‘tropical Britain’-themed stand which showcases some of modern ways gardeners are using and enjoying this most historic…

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  • Photo of Yorkshire Hay Time garden wins Silver at Chatsworth

    Yorkshire Hay Time garden wins Silver at Chatsworth

    Yorkshireman Chris Myers has won a silver medal with his show garden, Hay Time in the Dales, at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. The garden is a picture-postcard representation of life in the Yorkshire Dales, with a small converted barn and cottage garden, as well as some of the area’s fantastic wildlife habitats, including a mini broadleaved woodland planted with species typical of the Dales, dry stone walls complete with mosses, lichens and sheltered nooks and crannies, and a traditional hay meadow full of native wildflowers. Creations & Installations helped Chris to build the garden, which is sponsored by…

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  • Photo of Makita’s powered wheelbarrow put into action on Landform Consultants’ Gold winning gardens

    Makita’s powered wheelbarrow put into action on Landform Consultants’ Gold winning gardens

    The Makita 18v LXT Brushless power-assisted wheelbarrow has taken some of the back-breaking labour out of Landform Consultants inspirational garden builds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Mark Gregory, managing director of award winning Landform Consultants Limited, together with his talented team, designed The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden in Main Avenue. It was justifiably awarded the Gold & Best Construction medals as well as winning the People’s Choice Award. Landform also designed and constructed The Seedlip Garden in the Space to Grow area of the Show which was awarded a cosseted Gold medal. “Chelsea garden show builds are always…

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  • Photo of Show garden medals announced at second RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

    Show garden medals announced at second RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has today awarded medals to the five show gardens featuring at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, partnered by Wedgwood. One Gold medal was awarded to ‘The Great Outdoors’ garden by Phil Hirst. Three Silver Gilt medals were awarded to the John Deere: 100 Years of Tractors Garden by Elspeth Stockwell and Jo Fairfax, the Macmillan Cancer Support Legacy Garden by Michael Coley and the CCLA: A Family Garden by Amanda Waring and Laura Arison. A Silver medal was awarded to Hay Time in the Dales by Chris Myers. In addition to the Gold medal, ‘The…

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  • Photo of Gold rush for exhibitors using Rolawn at RHS Chelsea 2018

    Gold rush for exhibitors using Rolawn at RHS Chelsea 2018

    A hugely successful RHS Chelsea Flower Show was enjoyed by companies using Rolawn products, Rolawn’s Medallion® turf, Blended Loam topsoil, Landscaping Bark, and Soil Improver – or a mixture of all four at this year’s event. Rolawn helped 20 exhibitors achieve show accreditation including one silver award, four silver-gilt and seven gold awards. Scooping the top prize for ‘Best in Show’ was Chris Beardshaw’s garden for The NSPCC, who once again used Rolawn. ‘Best Construction’ went to the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ garden depicting a slice of rural Yorkshire Life complete with a stone bothy and stream. Chris Beardshaw and Welcome…

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  • Photo of Winner announced in the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Garden competition

    Winner announced in the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Garden competition

    The Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation (WGCCF) has chosen Heather Appleton of Appleton & Co Design as the winner in a competition to design a Centenary Garden which will have its debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020 and then return to the town for all to enjoy. Appleton & Co was chosen from a shortlist of four design teams selected from over 80 competition entries. The shortlisted design teams included Mazullo + Russell Landscape Design, Richard Riddell Garden & Landscape Design and Williams & Towner Studio. David Green, chair of the Judging Panel, commented: “All the entries in the final judging…

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  • Photo of Landscape Institute announce new categories and application process

    Landscape Institute announce new categories and application process

    The #LIAwards2018 team has announced a number of exciting changes to this year’s Awards. This year, two new categories have been added. One is the first to be open to individuals and organisations globally. The other will showcase the industry’s most innovative and beautiful horticulture projects. In addition, the awards submissions process has been simplified. In line with LI‘s ‘digital first’ strategy, the process has been moved mostly online. This is believed to make entering the awards easier, particularly for smaller practices. The new awards website will go live on Monday 4 June. The registration and submissions windows will open…

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  • Photo of Winners announced in Refugee Garden Competition

    Winners announced in Refugee Garden Competition

    Running in parallel with the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week, the Lemon Tree Trust has announced winners of a garden competition run across five camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The Lemon Tree Trust supports gardening initiatives in refugee camps as a way to restore dignity, purpose, and cultural identity among refugees, and this year’s garden competition attracted close to 1,000 entries. Mirroring their garden competition in Iraq, the Lemon Tree Trust is exhibiting a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in order to showcase its work to a global audience. Since 2015 the Lemon Tree Trust has been working in Domiz camp in…

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  • Photo of Gaze Burvill awarded Best Tradestand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    Gaze Burvill awarded Best Tradestand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    Simon Burvill and Butter Wakefield accepted the Best Tradestand award from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt, OBE, DL at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on behalf of luxury outdoor furniture designer and maker Gaze Burvill. Gaze Burvill first exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 25 years ago. In the first year of business there was one seat to display and granted a small space on the perimeter of the show. In 2018 Gaze Burvill are positioned centrally on Main Avenue which is the equivalent of Pall Mall or Mayfair on the Monopoly board! The collection of furniture…

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  • Photo of Hartley Botanic scoops 5-stars and Director General’s Tradestand accolade

    Hartley Botanic scoops 5-stars and Director General’s Tradestand accolade

    Lancashire-based greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has this year been awarded both the 5 Star award and the Director General’s tradestand award for its ‘provenance and history’ themed tradestand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The stand, which has been designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, provides a historical snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of our best loved and most familiar plants, celebrating the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and…

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  • Photo of Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Woodlodge, the UK garden planters and containers supplier is celebrating after the two exhibits it contributed to at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26 2018) won prestigious medals. The Sun’s Container Revolution Garden in the Grand Pavilion at Chelsea – the brainchild of renowned garden writer and broadcaster, Peter Seabrook – won a Silver Gilt medal after impressing the judges. Focussing on the ease and maintenance of container gardening, this stunning garden demonstrates how pots of show-stopping plants and foliage can brighten up an outdoor space, no matter how small. A wide range of Woodlodge pots…

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  • Photo of Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

    Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed

    The medals have been awarded, and now its time to celebrate the phenomenal, one-of-a-kind achievements from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Full award list below: Best Show Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC Designed by Chris Beardshaw   Best Construction Award Welcome to Yorkshire Built by Landform Consultants   Best Space to Grow Garden Urban Flow Garden Designed by Tony Woods   Best Artisan Garden O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA – The Hospitality Garden Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara   The Diamond Jubilee Award Southfield Nurseries   The President’s Award Ashwood Nurseries   RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2018…

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  • Photo of Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea

    Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the winners of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year and RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018. Both situated in the heart of the Great Pavilion, each was selected by a dedicated panel of experts and are now on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 (22 – 26 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year Hydrangea RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE (‘USHYD0405’) was awarded the Plant of the Year 2018. Exhibited by The Sun newspaper with Thompson & Morgan, RUNAWAY BRIDE SNOW WHITE was bred…

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  • Photo of Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    Capel Manor College are delighted to achieve a prestigious Gold award for their unique ‘Fifty Shades of Gold’ exhibit and a Silver award for their ‘Wild Garden’ floral arch display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The ‘50 Shades of Gold’ garden was designed to celebrate Capel Manor College’s 50th Golden Anniversary, exploring the science behind the colour yellow, why it evolved in the plant world and what is means to gardeners and plant breeders. The exhibit tells the story of the science and natural history though 50 different plants with gold leaves or gold flowers that express some of…

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  • Photo of Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

    Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show

    Bernhard’s Nurseries have supplied multiple award-winning gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show and have lots more in the pipeline. Bernhard’s Nurseries have ramped up production for show gardens this year, with the addition of Lewis Normand to the team focusing on developing this sector. The 50-year-old nursery business is producing for over 20 show gardens and trade stands across all of the major UK shows in 2018 and looking to expand further on this in 2019 and beyond. After supplying Paul Hervey-Brookes with his giant terrarium features at RHS Malvern Flower Show in early May, Bernhard’s are delighted…

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  • Photo of The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

    The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018

    Myeloma UK is delighted to announce that its inaugural garden ‘The Myeloma UK Garden’ by designers John Everiss and Francesca Murrell has been awarded a Silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. One of the Space to Grow Gardens (a new section at Chelsea this year), The Myeloma UK Garden has been designed to give a positive message about the fight against myeloma, to which there is currently no cure, and is one of three major events that is marking the blood cancer charity’s 21 years of making history. Inspired by Peter King, a Myeloma UK supporter from…

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  • Photo of The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

    The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea

    The first refugee garden to appear at the Chelsea Flower Show has won an RHS Silver-Gilt Medal. Designed by first-time Chelsea garden designer Tom Massey, the garden highlights the hidden beauty of refugee camps and is inspired by the resilience, determination, and ingenuity of refugees living in Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The garden was visited by HM The Queen and the prime minister Theresa May on Monday 21 May ahead of the Gala Preview evening. On opening day of the show, it is attracting incredible attention from visitors who are being overwhelmingly positive about its story and inspiration. The Lemon Tree Trust garden’s story will be…

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  • Photo of Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    Landform Consultants founder and managing director, Mark Gregory, and lead designer, Catherine MacDonald have both struck gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with Mark further scooping the Best Construction Award. This year is the 30th consecutive year at Chelsea for Mark who has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden. Affectionately known as the ‘Construction King of Chelsea’, Mark was also awarded the highly coveted Best Construction award. He has built 97 Chelsea show gardens and spent nearly four years of his life on the grounds of Royal Hospital and is delighted to have returned as a designer after winning…

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  • Photo of See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    See who took home the medals at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 was a storming success, with landscaping’s finest displaying their efforts. The results are in, and below are the winners of this year’s medals;   Show Garden Awards Gold The M&G Garden The Morgan Stanley Garden for the NSPCC The Wedgwood Garden The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden Silver-Gilt The LG Eco-City Garden The Lemon Tree Trust Garden The Trailfinders South African Wine Estate The VTB Capital Garden – Spirit of Cornwall Bronze Creativesal: Wuhan Water Garden, China The David Harber and Savills Garden   Space to Grow Garden Awards Gold The New West End Garden…

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

    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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  • Photo of Design inspiration with David Keegan

    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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  • Photo of Entries open for the Arbordexperts Trex Deck Installer Awards

    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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  • Photo of How does winning industry awards help benefit a landscaping business?

    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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  • Photo of AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2019 open for entries

    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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