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  • Photo of FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 a huge success

    FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 a huge success

    With an attendance of over 3,000 individuals across the three days, FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 was a massive industry success. More importantly, it was a shining example of the industry coming together in what has been an unprecedented year. The content of the seminars, the knowledge of the speakers and the interaction of the visitors goes to prove the amazing knowledge and in-depth understanding in our sector. The wide range of topics again showed the diversity of the sector, but maybe more importantly the camaraderie, the willingness to share experiences and knowledge openly is a real testament of our industry acting…

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  • Photo of Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP to open the Pro Landscaper Summit

    Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP to open the Pro Landscaper Summit

    On Thursday 19 at 5.30, the Pro Landscaper Summit – the highlight of the FutureScape VIRTUAL calendar – will be going live. This year, we are honoured that Right Honourable Christopher Pincher MP Minister of State at The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will be opening the Summit. This year, the Pro Landscaper Summit will focus on how the sectors, as well as businesses and business owners, will operate over the next few years – what are the big changes coming? Post-pandemic, the sector has started to be influenced by sustainability, climate change, poor/low staffing levels, Brexit and…

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  • Photo of FutureScape VIRTUAL Show Guide 2020

    FutureScape VIRTUAL Show Guide 2020

    In under a week, the UK’s first ever landscaping virtual event will kick off from your very own home. FutureScape VIRTUAL will be a chance to make strong and valuable connections from the safety of your own environment! The Show Guide: Your key to FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 Loaded with details on the event, what you’ll want to tune in to and who will be on screen to tempt you, the Show Guide outlines the Seminar Programme, events and exhibitor portfolio. With such an intensely rich agenda in this three-day virtual event, the Guide will help you plan, prepare and ensure you gain the greatest…

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  • Photo of Five reasons you need to be at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020

    Five reasons you need to be at FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020

    There are more than five reasons you should be a part of FutureScape VIRTUAL 2020 Not only is it the UK’s first virtual landscaping event, it is the best place to gain the best insight from the best people and see the best products from the safety of your own environment. But there are five stand-out reasons that should make your decision easier. 1) THE SEMINARS The seminar programme, speaker quality and informal debates are one of the main draws. The Pro Landscaper team will once again deliver on topics on the FutureScape, Pro Landscaper and Green Channels. You’ll struggle to find a better place…

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  • Photo of Cancellation of the IPM ESSEN 2021

    Cancellation of the IPM ESSEN 2021

    The IPM ESSEN, which was planned for January 26 to 29, 2021, is cancelled. Against the background of the increasingly dynamic situation and worldwide travel restrictions, there is currently not the planning security required for the serious preparation of the international trade fair participants. As much as the green industry has wished for IPM ESSEN as a communication platform, there is a great deal of uncertainty in view of the recent occurrence of infections in important markets such as the Benelux countries or France. Nevertheless, Messe Essen is giving the industry a stage at the planned date of the fair…

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  • Photo of SALTEX moves to November 2021

    SALTEX moves to November 2021

    Due to mounting pressure from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) regrettably announces that it has taken the decision to move SALTEX to 3-4 November 2021, from its planned Spring dates (3-4 March 2021). The GMA has been strategically planning for every eventuality to ensure the exhibition is a bio-secure event, in partnership with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and internationally recognised professional events bodies, however ongoing Government restrictions and local and national lockdowns, as well as rising cases of Coronavirus have highlighted the immediate challenges to stage a successful event in March. This decision has factored…

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  • Photo of Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2021: Costa Rica

    Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2021: Costa Rica

    Now in its 26th year, Kew Gardens’ annual festival, Orchids, will celebrate the rich and colourful culture of Costa Rica. Running between 13 March – 11 April 2021, visitors can escape the UK’s dreary winter weather and step inside a glasshouse filled with vibrant horticultural displays and animated soundscapes, transporting them to the tropics of Central America. The displays The route around the Princess of Wales Conservatory will be designed to recreate the country’s landscape, taking visitors from the southern shores, where the Pacific Ocean laps its world-renowned beaches, to the northern coastline that looks out onto the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, displays will feature…

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  • Photo of FutureScape 2020 goes virtual due to government announcement

    FutureScape 2020 goes virtual due to government announcement

    FutureScape EXPO 2020 will now be a virtual event taking place online on 17-19 November, following announcements from the Prime Minister, and follow up announcements from the UK’s Culture Secretary. FutureScape’s managing director Jim Wilkinson says: “It’s very clear that FutureScape EXPO 2020 cannot go ahead in its current guise due to the pilot events of 1,000 attendees per day having been suspended and the predicted increase in virus cases. This could potentially lead to further lockdowns.” FutureScape 2020 VIRTUAL will be the first ever virtual exhibition in the UK’s landscaping industry. Jim continues: “Although this may not have been…

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  • Photo of Exhibitions able to take place from October if pilots are success, says PM

    Exhibitions able to take place from October if pilots are success, says PM

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that “conferences and other business events”, including exhibitions, will be able to take place in England from 1 October, providing a series of pilots are successful. A small number of sporting and indoor performance events will be piloted from now. If the outcome of these pilots is deemed a success, and the R rate remains below 1, these sectors as well as business events will be given the green light. With the ExCeL London no longer occupied by the NHS Nightingle Hospital, the venue has returned to an exhibition centre and will now be…

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  • Photo of FutureScape Expo 2020 Enters Partnership with SPATA & BISHTA

    FutureScape Expo 2020 Enters Partnership with SPATA & BISHTA

    FutureScape Expo 2020 has joined forces with the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) and the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA). The association will have a dedicated area at FutureScape Expo 2020, held at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre on 17 and 18 November 2020. SPATA was established in 1961 and today the role of the Trade Association is to work with companies involved in building swimming pools and spa pools so that they are working to British and European Standards. Members are expected to work to SPATA Standards and also to abide by a Code…

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  • Photo of Primrose Hall Peonies Collaborates with Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020

    Primrose Hall Peonies Collaborates with Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020

    Gold medallist nursery Primrose Hall Peonies collaborates with award winning British jewellery designer Theo Fennell for RHS Chelsea 2020.   ‘Treasure Every Moment’ is a walk through exhibit showcasing a bespoke, hand-made jewellery collection. Designed around peonies and made by British, award-winning designer, Theo Fennell.   The exhibit will be innovative, exciting and interesting to visitors, showcasing a wide range of rare and unusual peonies, including some from the National Collection of Itoh hybrids. Visitors will be able to view these rare and unusual breeds of peony with magnifying glasses.   The exhibit will also feature a British designed and…

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  • Photo of Gray-Nicolls Launch Tree Legacy Programme

    Gray-Nicolls Launch Tree Legacy Programme

    Cricket gear supplier Gray-Nicolls has launched a new tree legacy initiative that aims to help to create a more sustainable and green environment.   The Gray-Nicolls Tree Legacy Programme will see a new willow tree planted for every international century scored by a Gray-Nicolls ambassador. A further tree of any species will also be planted locally to offset the loss of the willow when harvested for bats in around 20 years’ time.   The Tree Legacy Programme begun on 21 Febuary 2020. Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook visited Robertsbridge to plant 33 willow trees – one for each of…

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  • Photo of Green Urbanisation Roadshow Sets New Route to Resilient Future

    Green Urbanisation Roadshow Sets New Route to Resilient Future

    This March sees Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation hosting its first series of seminars, aimed at tackling the crucial subject of managing climate change and extreme weather events.   Titled ‘Realising Resilience – An Introduction to Green Urbanisation’, the seminars bring industry experts on green infrastructure, flood and drought resilience, urban realm landscaping and wellbeing design to London, Birmingham and Manchester.   Free to attend, the 3-hour seminars take place on Monday 16 March, Wednesday 18 March and Friday 20 March in Manchester, Birmingham and London respectively.   The programme highlights include presentations on:   Investment in Green Infrastructure in…

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  • Photo of 6 Reasons Why The ExCeL London is a Sustainable Venue and Ideal for the FutureScape Expo 2020

    6 Reasons Why The ExCeL London is a Sustainable Venue and Ideal for the FutureScape Expo 2020

    Last November, we announced that FutureScape, the UK’s largest landscaping show, will be no longer be held at Sandown Park Racecourse, and the new setting needed to align with the company’s ethics and sustainability practices. With the ExCeL London being selected to play host to the two-day event, here are some of the reasons why the ExCeL is a sustainable, ideal venue for FutureScape 2020: Between January and December 2017, the ExCeL recycled more than 2,615t of waste. Further assisting with recycling, dedicated bins can be located on site and in its offices for mixed recyclables, general waste, cardboard, plastic…

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  • Photo of Wild Oxfordshire Biodiversity Conference

    Wild Oxfordshire Biodiversity Conference

    Wild Oxfordshire, a conservation charity, is calling for groups to protect and enhance green spaces across the country.   On March 28, the charity is hosting a neighbourhood planning and greenspaces conference. Costing £20 for Wild Oxfordshire members and £40 for non-members, the event will be taking place at Benson Village Hall. The conference will explore how the community can reverse biodiversity loss.   It says it is “set to provide you with all the information you need. Whether you’re wondering where your parish can start with its plans or you’re curious as to how you can protect and enhance…

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  • Photo of FutureScape Spring Showguide Out Now

    FutureScape Spring Showguide Out Now

    In 3 weeks’ time, our landscaping community descends on Sandown Park Racecourse for FutureScape Spring. The first event of the landscaping year, this year’s show boasts a programme of panelists and debates against a backdrop of the industry’s leading suppliers and influential organisations in the exhibitor halls. The Show Guide: Your key to FutureScape Spring Loaded with details on the event, how to get there, what you’ll want to see and who will be there to tempt you, the Show Guide outlines the Seminar Programme, events and exhibitor portfolio. With such an intensely rich agenda in this 1-day event, the Guide will…

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  • Photo of The best thing about FutureScape Spring? You

    The best thing about FutureScape Spring? You

    It’s all about YOU. The focus is on YOUR landscape business at FutureScape Spring this March. If ever there was a must-attend event in your field – this is it. Join the FutureScape Spring event and take your place amongst the key influential figures that will gather to connect, meet and drive future growth across your industry. Help shape and develop your industry 1 in 125 people in the UK are employed in the landscape industry. Not only is your business success critical to you, your colleagues and associates, it’s critical in the shaping and development of the industry itself.…

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  • Photo of Sign up and step ahead at FutureScape Spring

    Sign up and step ahead at FutureScape Spring

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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 Speakers at the SGD Spring Conference 2020 to explore colour in the garden

    Speakers at the SGD Spring Conference 2020 to explore colour in the garden

    Speakers from across the globe will explore the use of colour in the garden at the SGD Spring Conference in April, looking beyond fashions and trends to explain how good use of colour can play a major role in the success of a garden or landscape project. ‘Colour: the art, science and experience’ is taking place on 25 April at the Royal Geographical Society in London. Experts from across the fields of landscape architecture, garden design, planting design and science will explain the profound effects colour can have on our mind and mood and how the right use of colour…

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  • Photo of 5 reasons to attend FutureScape Spring

    5 reasons to attend FutureScape Spring

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  • Photo of Chelsea Fringe festival returns for ninth year

    Chelsea Fringe festival returns for ninth year

    The Chelsea Fringe is the alternative garden festival and established highlight of the horticultural calendar. It has announced its return from Saturday 16 May – Sunday 24 May. Festival director Tim Richardson said:   “Every year the Fringe turns up new and amazing events which surprise and delight us. That’s because we are a true Fringe festival in that we do not commission or curate, but accept all comers and steer with a light touch.   People often ask whether we turn down event ideas. We never do, as long as it is on topic, legal, quirky, and original. The…

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  • Photo of RHS Flower Show Cardiff celebrates 15th anniversary

    RHS Flower Show Cardiff celebrates 15th anniversary

    The RHS Flower Show Cardiff will celebrate its 15th anniversary from 17-19 April 2020. The show will shine a spotlight on Visit Wales’ ‘Year of the Outdoors’ theme for 2020.   New for this year, The Great Outdoors area will be central to the show, designed in response to a growing public interest in reconnecting with nature. The area will feature displays, workshops and advice to highlight how visitors can make the most of the great outdoors, from foraging and craft workshops, to mindfulness.   This year’s garden line-up includes, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. It will…

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  • Photo of 3rd European i-Tree conference announced

    3rd European i-Tree conference announced

    Following the success of the 2nd European i-Tree conference in Sweden in 2019, Treeconomics (together with Pius Floris Boomverzorging) has announced that the 3rd conference will be held in Amsterdam on 18-19 November 2020.  The theme of the conference will be ‘Using i-Tree to help combat climate change’. i-Tree programme lead, David J. Nowak, PhD, from the US Forest Service will provide an introduction to i-Tree and talk about the future of the software. Dr Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch (Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Canada) will discuss the importance of urban forests in…

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  • Photo of 12 Days of Christmas – November 2019

    12 Days of Christmas – November 2019

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