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    • Millboard launches powerful new Outdoor Design Hub

      Millboard today launches a brand-new informative resource for professional landscapers, architects, interior designers and master builders.This Hub of educational materials is free and provides a single source for desktop learning, covering a broad range of useful and up-do-date information related to the world of outdoor design.   Visitors can browse for inspiration, catch up on the latest regulatory news and pick up CPD points.   Marketing Manager Caroline Birdsall comments: “We’re thrilled to have created such a valuable facility for the industry – we hope that it’s of use to a wide range of people, whether they are looking for…

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    • Aberdeen City

      Aberdeen City Heritage Trust lectures

      The art of conservation, a visionary thinker and Britain’s greatest gardens will be explored in a series of public talks in the Granite City this autumn. Aberdeen City Heritage Trust – which is supported by Aberdeen City Council and Historic Environment Scotland – is hosting “Aberdeen Heritage Lectures” in association with the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Robert Gordon University, where the lectures will take place. In “From Walling Brick to PhD. What’s the Point?” which was held on October 9, Tim Meek described the importance of lime harl and other traditional coatings as surface finishes throughout Scottish history. Tim’s work includes…

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    • Biophilia

      Bring biophilia to your office

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    • Mayfield

      Planning application submitted for first phase of Mayfield

      The £1.4bn transformation of Mayfield into a vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhood in the heart of Manchester has taken a significant step forward with the submission of a planning application for the first phase of development at the site. The application includes the creation of Mayfield Park – the city centre’s first new park in more than 100 years. This will be created on the banks of the River Medlock running through the heart of the 30-acre regeneration scheme. The first phase of development also includes a high quality, nine-storey, 70,000 sq ft office building overlooking the new park, and a 545-space…

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    • RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden is being installed at the Eden Project

      The Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow Garden, which won a prestigious gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May, is now being installed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.   The garden is due to open in the Mediterranean Biome at Eden on Friday, October 18.   The garden was created by Jilayne Rickards, who was inspired by visiting CAMFED in Zimbabwe. At its centre is a classroom surrounded by lush planting, reflecting a huge array of edible crops typical to rural Zimbabwe. A raised bed showcases water-efficient growing technology coupled with crop rotation, which…

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    • Company Profile – Langlea

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    • Spring Conference

      The SGD has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2020

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    • LOROS Hospice creates new remembrance garden

      Coles Nurseries along with East Midlands Landscaping were contacted by LOROS to assist and support with the building of a remembrance garden for their “Always Remembered” event in Jubilee Square, Leicester. The theme for this year’s event was the “Robin”.   LOROS Hospice is a local charity that every year cares for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It provides free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers.   LOROS, East Midlands Landscaping and Vince from Coles Nurseries agreed on a range of trees, shrubs and herbaceous lines to create the…

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    • VIDEO: New Forms Gardens

      On Wednesday 28 August Pro Landscaper visited London Bridge station to see the launch of the New Forms gardens. The gardens were commissioned by Team London Bridge, with support from Network Rail, and were delivered by Cityscapes. The four garden installations were designed by Ula Maria, Tessa & Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble and Sarah Wilson, reusing materials from the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. The launch event was a great chance to see the hard work that had gone into creating these temporary installations. Watch the video below to see what the gardens look like and hear more about the…

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    • Charity Horatio’s Garden open their fourth garden

      Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was officially opened on Sunday 22 September 2019, by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy. The garden aims to support spinal injury patients and their loved ones spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.   The charity aspires to establish a Horatio’s Garden at each of the 11 spinal centres across the UK. It has gardens currently open in Salisbury, Scotland and Stoke Mandeville. They also have projects planned for London and Cardiff, which are due to be complete by 2022.   Their latest garden has been designed by…

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    • WW1 Centenary Peace Garden in France is inaugurated

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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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    • Rediscovered plans inspire new Capability Brown garden bus tours

      Capability Brown’s ‘lost landscape’ design for Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire now features in a number of new garden bus tours designed and narrated by Emma, Duchess of Rutland.   Brown’s original landscape designs lay largely forgotten in the Castle’s archives for almost 200 years, thought to have been lost in the 1816 fire that destroyed almost half of the Castle. The plans were only rediscovered by chance back in 2014. A subsequent two-year restoration programme, led by the 11th Duchess, has recreated large parts of the landscape as it was conceived by Brown.   Capability Brown guided tours are hosted…

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    • London Bridge Station hosts four show gardens

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    • Biodiversity

      Biodiversity net gain report

      Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs’ summary of responses and government response. The consultation was launched in December 2018 and ran for 10 weeks. The consultation document first set out the objectives of an effective net gain policy for the environment, development and local communities. The second part of the consultation described what is meant by “biodiversity net gain” and “environmental net gain”. The third part of the consultation sought views on whether to mandate biodiversity net gain, and how a mandatory approach might be implemented most effectively. Here we summarise the findings of the consultation, with the knowledge…

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    • Greenwich Park

      The Royal Parks reveals new designs for eco-friendly Learning Centre in Greenwich Park

      The Royal Parks has revealed the first designs for a new Learning Centre to be built in Greenwich Park, which includes the creation of new green park space for public use.   The plans are part of ‘Greenwich Park Revealed’, an exciting multi-million-pound project to conserve and enhance Greenwich Park’s historic and natural heritage, putting the community at its very heart.   Architects practice, Architype, won an open competition to produce the designs.   The proposed new Learning Centre will be built close to Vanbrugh Gate.   As a community hub, the Learning Centre will provide indoor and outdoor learning…

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    • Kate Savill and Tamara Bridge

      Kate Savill & Tamara Bridge win Great Gardening Challenge

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    • Garden designers

      VIDEO: SGD release new film about working with a professional garden designer

      The Society of Garden Designers has produced a short, consumer-focused film designed to explain the process of finding and working with a professional garden designer. Featuring interviews with three registered members of the Society – Lee Bestall MSGD, Helen Elks-Smith MSGD and Adolfo Harrison MSGD – the film highlights the process and stages involved in commissioning a registered member from the initial brief through to the finished garden. Shot on location in London, Sheffield and Hampshire, the film features interviews with clients who share their positive experiences of working with two of the designers featured in the film and the…

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    • The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

      Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh £70m rejuvenation approved

      The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has won the backing of city councillors to proceed with an ambitious £70m initiative to safeguard Scotland’s priceless national plant collections. As well as future proofing its status as a world-leading centre for plant science, education, horticulture and conservation. State-of-the-art facilities will underpin the Garden’s core activities. While the visitor experience will be greatly enhanced through the refurbishment and extension of the popular public Glasshouses.   Meeting today (Wednesday, July 31) councillors agreed resoundingly to support the case for RBGE’s Edinburgh Biomes project. It will allow the organisation to address real and increasing threats,…

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    • Kristian Reay RHS Young Designer Of The Year Interview

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    • Greenwich Park

      Greenwich Park inclusive playground opens

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    • New images released of Battersea Power Station

      Residents and visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy panoramic views from one of Europe’s largest roof terraces, part of the transformation of Grade II London industrial icon, Battersea Power Station.   The generous terrace, delivered by LDA Design and designed in conjunction with James Corner Field Operations, tops Foster + Partners’ undulating new building. The gardens have lent their name to the entire phase of this development to be called Battersea Roof Gardens.   The terrace features picnic spots, sun decks and fitness areas. Just published images show that from this spectacular vantage point, residents will be…

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    • RHS Back to Nature Garden for RHS Hampton Court unveiled

      The RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (1-7 July) has been unveiled today at the festivals press preview.   The Garden continues to encourage families and communities to engage with nature and spend time in the great outdoors.   The design is inspired by the original garden at RHS Chelsea. Many of the key features such as the waterfall, dens and hollow log returning, alongside new elements including a wildflower meadow, rolling hill and summer planting.  …

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    • London’s first riverside linear park ‘The Tide’ arrives on Greenwich Peninsula

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    • Creating a Japanese garden

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