Events

  • FutureScape Round Up 2019 – Pro Landscaper Theatre

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  • Landscape Institute Awards

    Landscape Institute Awards winners announced

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  • Nigel Mead

    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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  • Party for Perennial 2020

    Tickets now on sale for Party for Perennial 2020

    Part for Perennial is taking place on Thursday 23 January at Ev Bar near London’s South Bank. The ticket price includes a glass of bubbly on arrival and Turkish mezze, plus the chance to win some amazing prizes in the Party for Perennial raffle. All proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle help Perennial support people in horticulture. The 2020 Party for Perennial is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from Boningale Nurseries and Platipus Anchoring.   Anita Bates, Perennial’s Director of Marketing and Development comments: “Our annual party in January has become a not-to-be-missed date in the diary. It’s…

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  • FutureScape

    A week after the greatest ever FutureScape

    To say it has taken the last week to recover for FutureScape 2019 is an understatement. Months of organising, preparation, worry and sleepless nights and it seem it’s all over with the flick of a light switch. However you judge it, FutureScape 2019 was a roaring success, with more visitors than ever, more exhibitors with a wider variety of products than ever and complete industry engagement. FutureScape is a total team effort, from selling the exhibitor stands, to producing the content programme, marketing the event, visitor engagement, building the stands, producing the presentations, being the smiling face on reception –…

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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 gardens announced

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  • David Sewell sworn is as APL chairman and Holly Youde as vice chair

    The APL Annual Members Meeting took place on Tuesday 19 November at FutureScape. Chairing the meeting was David Sewell, The Gardenmakers, who was officially sworn in as APL Chairman, taking over from Rod Winrow at the end of his tenure.  David Sewell said of his new role as Chairman: “I’m very excited to be taking over from Rod as Chairman of the APL. This is a great privilege for me.   “Under Rod’s tenure, our association has continued to grow and thrive, and I’m honoured to be carrying on with that work. I’m also delighted that Holly has taken up…

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  • FutureScape

    FutureScape changes venue and format for 2020 and beyond

    It’s big change at FutureScape, as Eljays44 Ltd has announced a new venue and new format for 2020 and beyond. FutureScape has been held at Sandown Park Racecourse since 2014, and as the 2019 show was yesterday, the future looks big for the event. ExCel will play host to the two-day show going forward, with the first show in the new venue and with the format on the 17 and 18 November 2020. Commenting on the change, award-winning show director Jamie Wilkinson said: “The move in venue and the increased duration of the event will really allow us to further…

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  • Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Award winners announced

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  • Garden Masterclass

    Garden Masterclass 2020 schedule announced

    Garden designer Annie Guilfoyle and horticulturalist, writer and researcher Noel Kingsbury have announced the 2020 Garden Masterclass schedule, running from April to November. New venues for the Garden Masterclass include Exbury gardens, Lowther Castle, Denmans, the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Blarney Castle, June Blake’s garden, Hestercombe, Hayne, Coughton Court and Wildside. Events will also take place internationally.   There will be a special focus on the use of trees and shrubs, with new themes that include designing and specifying natural swimming pools and planting designing for the public realm. Some events will be specifically tailored to landscape architects and…

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  • Stanmer Park

    Horse power arrives in Stanmer Park, Brighton

    A team of heavy horses are the latest recruits to the council’s countryside team at Stanmer Park.   Led by Dan and Jess Brown, the Comptois horses will spend the next three weeks helping to clear sycamore and ash trees thinned out as part of the park’s Woodland Management Plan.   Horses have traditionally been used to move logs from woodland to avoid using heavy machinery and minimise damage to the other trees and the forest floor.   The selective thinning of the trees will make space for planting a range of species and allow younger trees to thrive.  …

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  • Arbordeck awards

    Arbordeck Awards 2019 shortlist revealed

    The Arbordeck Awards have proved to be a resounding success, with dozens of entries from decking installers the length and breadth of the country – and Arbor Forest Products and Trex has now revealed the 2019 category shortlists. The judges have narrowed down the shortlist to 15 installers across the five categories – Best Large Trex Deck, Best Small Trex Deck, Best Trex Design Solution, Best Commercial Trex Deck, and, new for 2019, Best Arbordeck Softwood Timber Deck. Any of the shortlisted companies could go on to win the prestigious ‘Deck of the Year’ accolade and the top prize of…

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  • David Attenborough

    LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

    The accolade recognises Sir David Attenborough phenomenal contribution to education and to connecting people, place and nature over multiple generations.    Throughout 2019, the year of the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, it has focused on the transformative role the landscape profession has played in the UK and beyond.   It has also looked forward to the important role it will play in dealing with global issues – not least the climate and biological diversity emergency.   To mark this occasion, the LI has chosen a very special candidate for its prestigious Landscape Institute Medal.   The LI awards its medal to…

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  • 30 Under 30

    30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 winners announced

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  • The Future Landscape Conference 2019 review

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  • Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

    Entry for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards is now open

    Entries are now open for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards 2020, sponsored by Bourne Amenity, following the hugely successful launch of the awards at the inaugural FutureScape Spring last year. With podiums being one of the fastest growing trends in the landscaping sector, Pro Landscaper wants to recognise those who have built, designed or supplied beautiful landscapes on these structures. The 2019 Pro Landscaper Podium Awards ceremony was hailed a great success by those who attended and gave the audience the perfect opportunity to network and source new contacts over canapes and a glass of bubbly. Held at the spring…

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  • Palmstead Soft Landscape Workshop

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  • Chris Beardshaw

    Chris Beardshaw announced as ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    Chris Beardshaw has been announced as the new ‘ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival’.   RHS Malvern Spring Festival is held at The Three Counties Show Ground, and the festival runs from 7-10 May 2020.   Chris, who grew up in locally in Worcestershire, has been a regular at Malvern Spring Show for over 20 years. He has appeared in a variety of roles, from designing show gardens, to scholarship mentor, judge and speaker.   He designed his first show garden at Malvern Spring Festival in 1999 and he has since been awarded 13 RHS gold medals and six times…

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  • FutureScape seminar programme – Room Three: Environment

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  • The Future Landscape Conference in pictures

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  • FutureScape seminar programme – Room Two: Inspire

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  • Eljays44

    FutureScape makes its mark at events industry awards

    FutureScape, the premier B2B event for the landscape industry was shortlisted in three categories at the 2019 EN Indy Awards. On Friday 11 October at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London, Eljays44 director Jamie Wilkinson picked up the award for Best Show Director for FutureScape, with the event also receiving a special commendation in the Best Brand Expansion category. FutureScape, launched in 2012, is recognised as the leader in its field and these most recent accolades have now helped to further raise the profile of the landscape sector in the events industry. Jamie Wilkinson, Director and Show Director commented:…

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  • FutureScape seminar programme – Room One: Business

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  • FutureScape seminar programme – Pro Landscaper Theatre

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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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