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  • Photo of APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

    APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

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  • Photo of The SGD Awards winners 2020

    The SGD Awards winners 2020

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  • Photo of IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    In the heart of Vienna, IKEA is establishing the most innovative city centre IKEA store in the world.   The design is being developed in cooperation with querkraft architekten, a Vienna based architectural company. The design has a heavy focus on urban greening, with green on all four facades and a roof terrace.   Due to its convenient location in the city centre it is easily reachable by public transport and will be a car free IKEA. Adding to its sustainability and climate friendly approach.   160 trees will be part of the building, with an aim of lowering the…

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  • Photo of Competition launched to design a garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    Competition launched to design a garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    BBC Radio Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside are joining forces with the RHS to run a garden design competition. It will give three listeners the chance to design a garden at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22–26 July). The competition asks amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers to create and submit a ‘City Garden’ design. The design must incorporate creative ways to get the most out of a small outdoor space. Entrants should also tie in a link to their local BBC region as a winning design from each – Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside – will be chosen to represent the…

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  • Photo of Hillier Nurseries has unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 exhibit

    Hillier Nurseries has unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 exhibit

    The Stihl Hillier Garden will be a celebration of the company’s 155-year history and achievements, as it aims for a landmark 75th consecutive gold medal. Hillier Nurseries will be taking centre stage with its vast exhibit in the Grand Pavilion. It will be an immersive walkthrough, winding around the famous central monument bursting with planting inspiration throughout. The stunning display will cover 387.5m2, a staggering 85% increase on the 2019 garden. Visitors will first approach an historic shopfront replica of the original Hillier shop in Winchester (that was purchased in 1864). This transports visitors back to the humble beginnings of…

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  • Photo of The RHS Garden for Friendship unveiled for 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The RHS Garden for Friendship unveiled for 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The RHS Garden for Friendship designed by award winning garden designer Jo Thompson, in collaboration with TV and BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball, will celebrate how you can make great friends through gardening at the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The RHS and NHS will be joining forces through the RHS Garden for Friendship to promote gardens and gardening for good mental health. This is something that both Zoe and Jo believe strongly in and attracted them to this project. The RHS Garden for Friendship will reflect an urban street and promote greening up front gardens, balconies, window boxes…

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  • Photo of James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

    James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

    James Alexander Sinclair is working with the charity Friends of the Neuro Ward to design a garden on the neuro rehabilitation ward at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. Friends of the Neuro Ward, a charity which is entirely volunteer-led, is currently trying to raise funds for the garden and is halfway to its target of £200,000. The charity previously helped to refurbish the Woodend’s Neurorehabilitation Unit before now moving onto the garden of the rehabilitation ward. This is a project that is close to the charity’s president, Caroline Critchlow, heart as her husband has previously suffered from a brain tumour. The…

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  • Photo of A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

    A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

    Better Bankside, the Low Line Steering Group and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the Low Line Commons is the winner of the international competition to develop an ecological vision for the Low Line. Following the path forged by the railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, the Low Line stretches through some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods. The Low Line is a long-term project. It will incrementally unfold as different opportunities and strands of funding become available. Having a coherent and creative green vision for the project will ensure that it can be delivered with…

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  • Photo of Top garden design trends for 2020 from the SGD

    Top garden design trends for 2020 from the SGD

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  • Photo of Talasey Group honours landscapers

    Talasey Group honours landscapers

    Talasey Group has honoured ten of the best landscaping professionals in the UK, with more than £2,000 in cash prizes, for their 2019 awards in recognition of what it judged to be the best garden design projects of the year. As part of its Talasey Landscaping Professionals scheme, the Doncaster-based company – which is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of landscaping solutions – runs annual awards to celebrate the high level of artisanship and innovative designs used to create stunning projects. There were seven categories, based around usage of some of Talasey Group’s brands, such as Natural Paving,…

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  • Photo of Gillespies unveil three new visions of Northampton Market Square

    Gillespies unveil three new visions of Northampton Market Square

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  • Photo of Eight gardens to visit throughout the festive season

    Eight gardens to visit throughout the festive season

    One of the ultimate joys of the festive period, is undoubtedly the outstanding light displays. From dancing fairy lights to enchanted winter wonderlands, the shows are being switched on far and wide. Here are Pro Landscapers’ top 8 unmissable festive garden displays! Christmas at Kew Where? Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey When? Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020 Why? Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. Walk under the larger-than-life…

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  • Photo of Nigel Mead returns to host SGD Awards 2020

    Nigel Mead returns to host SGD Awards 2020

    The Society of Garden Designers has announced that entertainer Nigel Mead will be hosting The SGD Awards 2020. This is the second time that Nigel will host the event, following a year of sell-out performances in Washington, Jamaica, Miami and Prague.   Nigel has performed all over the World for stars including Steven Spielberg, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Sting, Robert De Niro and over 40 Kings & Queens. He is also a member of th Inner Magic Circle, a position held by only 250 magicians in the world.   A shortlist of 23 projects will be vying for the prestigious…

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  • Photo of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 gardens announced

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 gardens announced

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  • Photo of Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

    Grant Associates designs landscape strategy for UK’s third largest arena complex

    YTL has submitted a planning application to Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to repurpose the Brabazon aircraft hangars at the former Filton Airfield, delivering a new entertainment complex for Bristol and the South West. Landscape architect Grant Associates has worked in partnership with lead Architect Grimshaw, Manica Architecture and OPS Engineers to create the design concept for the project.   YTL’s vision is for the Arena Complex to be capable of hosting up to 17,080 people, putting Bristol on the world map for large-scale events, while also celebrating the site’s place in aviation history.   Sustainability is a…

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  • Photo of SGD Autumn Conference reaches new global audiences

    SGD Autumn Conference reaches new global audiences

    The SGD Conference live-streaming service, which was available at the society’s Autumn Conference on the 16 November, has exceeded expectation. It attracted 79 delegates from 15 countries including the USA, Australia, Japan, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Estonia, Norway, Israel and Spain. Introduced at the Spring Conference in April 2019, the live streaming service allows the SGD to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience, supporting existing members and reaching new global audiences. Following the event, recorded sessions are available to download via an on-demand archive for attending delegates and new purchases with access for up to 12-months. Craig Moyes, chief operating…

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  • Photo of Greenfingers Charity to rejuvenate remembrance garden

    Greenfingers Charity to rejuvenate remembrance garden

    Greenfingers Charity has designated much needed funds to extend and update the Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands.   Rainbows Hospice provides vital care and support to families impacted by life-limiting conditions and offers end-of-life care, symptom management, short breaks and respite care, as well as psychological and bereavement support, outreach and sibling support.     Greenfingers Charity has commissioned VaRa Garden Design to re-design the Remembrance Garden. It will be working within the brief set by hospice staff to create “a garden which will reflect the beauty of each child whose memory…

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  • Photo of Incorporating a garage into a garden design

    Incorporating a garage into a garden design

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  • Photo of Xardin Garden launches New Garden Designer award programme

    Xardin Garden launches New Garden Designer award programme

    Xardin Garden has launched its 2020 New Garden Designer award programme (NGD), offering up to £12000 of funding to build a show garden. This is the second year running for the Xardin NGD award programme and applications are now open and must be received by Friday 24 January 2020.   This award is open to all designers, over 18 years, no matter how much experience they have – fresh out of college or having worked in the industry for many years. The key factor is that this award is for anyone who has never had a show garden in their…

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  • Photo of Restoration underway for South Tyneside park

    Restoration underway for South Tyneside park

    Work has begun on the multi-million pound restoration of North Marine Park, on South Shields’ seafront.   The £3.2million scheme will reinstate some of the historic park’s original Victorian features as well as introducing new elements.   The work, which will be carried out by Esh Construction, will be undertaken in phases, meaning the park can remain open to visitors.   The first phase will focus on restoration of the grand promenade staircase and surrounding area, including new paths, terrace, landscaping and street lighting. This will involve major earthworks to regrade the existing steep embankment.   The project, which is…

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  • Photo of The UK’s first houseplant hotel suites open

    The UK’s first houseplant hotel suites open

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  • Photo of Millboard launches powerful new Outdoor Design Hub

    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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  • Photo of Aberdeen City Heritage Trust lectures

    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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  • Photo of Bring biophilia to your office

    Bring biophilia to your office

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  • Photo of Planning application submitted for first phase of 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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