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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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    • FutureScape exhibitors

      FutureScape exhibitors 2019

      As the single most important landscaping event in your business calendar,  FutureScape 2019 will continue to be the UK’s largest and most comprehensive landscape show, bringing the whole industry together on one day, in one place. Expect a packed programme again this year, with first-time and returning exhibitors with new products and concepts to showcase and a listening ear to find the best solutions for any landscaping dilemmas you might be facing. Take a look at the video below to see who will be exhibiting at this years show. To register for your free ticket click here. 

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    • Spring Conference

      The SGD has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2020

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    • SoilsCon promotes sustainable soil practices

      Over 130 delegates at last week’s SoilsCon 2019 heard key industry speakers promote sustainable soil practices in landscaping and construction. House builders, landscape architects, garden designers, contractors, and topsoil suppliers attended the fourth annual soils conference at Phyllis Court, Henley-on-Thames, organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare.   Subjects covered included using soils sustainably in landscape projects, the management and preparation of back garden soils, and recycling and conditioning topsoil.   Following a brief introduction by Tim O’Hare, Neville Fay, a chartered arboriculturist and Founder/Director of the Sustainable Soils Alliance was first to speak. He explained the vital…

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    • Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT awards shortlist announced

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    • Customers and suppliers join Green-tech at their open day to celebrate their 25th anniversary

      Green-tech invited its customers and suppliers to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at a VIP open day last week.   More than 150 customers and suppliers attended the open day at Green-tech‘s purpose built business park in North Yorkshire.   Guests were invited on a tour of the Green-tech operation where they could see the UK’s leading landscape supplier in action. A number of seminars that covered distribution, soils, wildflower and urban tree planting took place hourly. Visitors were invited to show off their competitive streak with a laser pigeon shooting competition and enjoy a traditional Yorkshire Hog Roast.  …

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    • Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

      Arit Anderson has been confirmed as the first special guest for this year’s LI Awards ceremony. After joining the LI as a speaker at the #LI90 launch event at RHS Chelsea in May, Arit Anderson will be stepping into the role of main presenter for the ceremony in November. (Following Ebs Akintade’s terrific turn at last year’s Awards.) An award-winning garden designer and popular television presenter, Arit’s career in garden design has been varied and well decorated. Following a lengthy career in fashion, creative events, and holistic therapies, Arit moved into horticulture upon finding that the disciplines seamlessly converged when…

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    • Bringing together SuDS, Highways & Biodiversity Net Gain – GreenBlue Urban’s latest event

      GreenBlue Urban is proud to be hosting their latest Roadshow event at White City, London on 25th September. The aim of the day is to bring private and public sectors together to discuss the importance of Green Infrastructure and that potential constraints relating to Highways and Utilities can be avoided. A range of talks from experts in SuDS, Highways and Biodiversity will provide an insightful within an iconic location. Following talks a visit to the two successful tree planting projects using GreenBlue Urban Tree planting products. (programme option). Places are limited – register today! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bringing-together-suds-highways-biodiversity-net-gain-tickets-69889355945?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button   White City House –…

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    • Future Landscape Conference

      4 weeks to go until the Future Landscape Conference

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    • Andy

      Andy Sturgeon – Making the modern garden

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    • FutureScape 2018 in numbers

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    • Harrogate flower show

      Harrogate Autumn Flower Show results

      North Yorkshire nursery RV Roger has taken top honours for the second year running at this year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.   The company won Best in Show for plant nursery exhibits, with a fantastic display of over 230 different types of apple, pear, quince and other fruits. Best in Show for Special Educational/Scientific exhibits went to Hoyland Plant Centre.   The garden, which depicts a disused railway line turned over to nature, won top marks and a Premier Gold Award in this year’s Creative Spaces beds and borders competition.   Premier Gold also went to a design featuring carnivorous…

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    • Perennial announces Festival Dinner with royal guest of honour

      Perennial’s Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra, and President, Alan Titchmarsh VMH, will attend a glittering 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner on 11 October 2019. The black-tie event will be held at the award-winning 5-star Corinthia Hotel in London. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception with live music from harpist Hayley Wild. It will then be followed by an exquisite three course dinner. An after dinner speech from Alan Titchmarsh will lead into an exciting live auction. Prizes will include the chance to spend the day with Alan and the team from ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and Royal Circle Best tickets for the…

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    • European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award in the category ‘Europe’s Heritage of Gardens and Gardening’.   This prestigious international prize is awarded by the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), led by the Schloss Dyck Foundation, Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Culture in Juechen (Germany).   The RHS was chosen from a shortlist of three in the category ‘Europe’s heritage of gardens and gardening,’ which broadly covers the RHS Gardens and Shows as well as the work the charity does across training, education and raising awareness of gardening, so the win is a significant recognition of the RHS’s…

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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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    • PSD Groundscare bring innovative landscaping solutions to Saltex

      PSD Groundscare are giving visitors to Saltex the opportunity to view a fantastic range of innovative, time-saving solutions to assist with a host of landscaping requirements including the launch of the next evolution in green waste shredding from innovative Belgium manufacturer Eliet, that follows the proven Eliet shredding principle and gives improved functionality and performance.   Showcasing on the stand will be a range of high-quality machinery to manage the challenge of long grass and banks mowing. Including the New Taurus 2-wheel tractor with optional remote control functionality from innovative German manufacturer Koppl. This addition to the range is popular…

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    • 30 Under 30

      Have you entered the 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards yet?

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    • Tickets to RHS flower shows 2020 now on sale

      RHS members’ tickets to the RHS Flower Shows in 2020 have gone on sale today, Monday 2 September. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday 6 September.   Early bird offers are available until 31 October alongside advance booking discounts. Children under 16 go free* and for the first time ever, there is an early bird discount offer for the Preview Evening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.     RHS Flower Shows 2020:   RHS Flower Show Cardiff, 17–19 April The first major outdoor show celebrates its 15th anniversary kicking off the gardening season with…

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    • Rachel de Thame to open 2019 RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

      This year RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show will be opened by BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Rachel de Thame.   More than 50 specialist nurseries will be attending, showcasing a wide range, including hydrangeas, agapanthus, lilies, ornamental grasses, palm trees and chilli plants.    In the National Dahlia Society Show’s floral marquee visitors can view more than 100 vibrant competition classes of dahlias in all shapes, sizes and colours. On 7 and 8 September, visitors can bring their most impressive home-grown specimens to be judged by an expert panel in the ‘My Best Garden Dahlia’ competition Creations by the Surrey region of…

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    • Get connected: Fresh thinking at FutureScape 2019

      You can now register for your free ticket to FutureScape 2019 online – and make sure you maximise your day by booking your seminar places too. REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS The UK’s must-attend landscaping trade event, FutureScape 2019, returns this November.  Expect fresh, exciting new elements this year, as we’ve raised our game to help you raise yours.  The entire industry, in one place, on one day – 200 exhibitors and over 2500 expected in this not-to-be-missed arena for your landscape business. If you’ve attended before, you’ll know the seminar programme is a powerful one and if you haven’t – you’re…

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    • Future Landscape Conference: book online now

      Recognising the sector’s drive to maximise the positive impact of urban spaces, The FL Conference is the new industry event for the commercial landscaping sector. Set in the heart of the capital at the Museum of London Docklands, delegates will explore and develop current themes and debate the latest advancements, opportunities and challenges facing the creation of tomorrow’s urban spaces. Book online: Early Bird Discount You can now book online. Tickets are £225 per delegate. Discounts for group bookings applies. Book tickets by 30 August for a 10% early bird discount. Commercial and Urban Spaces The FL Conference Programme covers…

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    • Future Landscape Conference

      Don’t miss out on getting an early bird ticket to the Future Landscape Conference

      The Future Landscape Conference is taking place on Thursday 17 October at the Museum of London Docklands. The Future Landscape Conference is a brand new conference for the commercial landscaping sector. It is hosted by Eljays44, the producers of FutureArc, Pro Landscaper and the hosts of the industry-leading FutureScape events. The conference will explore current trends and prepare the sector for what’s ahead. Delegates will hear the views of top, trusted names from major companies in the world of planning, landscape architecture, property development, commercial landscape contracting and architecture. You will be able to enter discussions, share views and learn…

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    • 2019 APL WorldSkills finalists announced

      Heats for the APL WorldSkills Landscaping competition took place around the country throughout May and June for the landscapers of the future to compete for their place in the final national heat. The final heat of the competition took place at the end of July, and over the three days 14 competitors from colleges around the UK took part in industry led training sessions and tests.Tests included paving, disc cutting, carpentry, garden design and a plant ident. The test pieces directly assessed the competitors on what they had been taught, which focused on the latest developments and innovations in the…

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    • Greenwich Park

      Greenwich Park inclusive playground opens

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    • Capel Manor College to build world’s largest show garden

      London’s leading land-based college Capel Manor, has partnered with The Game Fair to design and create specialist gardens that will span over an acre. A show garden of this scale has never been attempted before.   Established in 1959, The Game Fair is a prestigious event that celebrates British country life and boasts a comprehensive itinerary for the whole family. Lord and Lady Salisbury’s Hatfield House Estate will play host to The Game Fair from 26 – 28 July 2019.   The Game Fair Gardens, designed by Capel Manor College’s RHS Gold medallists, will create an immersive and interactive experience.…

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