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    • hartley

      Hartley Botanic showcases value of history on its RHS Chelsea stand

      To celebrate 80 ‘trusted years,’ British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has unveiled a ‘provenance and history’ themed trade stand at RHS Chelsea this year which provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of their best loved and most familiar plants. Designed and planted by RHS winning Lee Burkhill ‘the Garden Ninja,’ with landscaping by award winning G.K. Wilson landscape services, the stand celebrates the fearless work of ‘orchid hunters’, the passion and ambition of Victorian plant collectors and the pivotal scientific discoveries which came about through botanical study. The stand’s provenance and…

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    • village

      BALI agrees Trade Village at Gardening Scotland 2018

      The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) confirms that it has reached an agreement with the organisers of Gardening Scotland, Rural Projects, and BALI’s Scotland regional committee, to host the first Trade Village inside the main Floral Hall at the Royal Highland Centre, near Edinburgh, over the weekend of 1 to 3 June 2018. Rural Projects managing director, Martin Dare, commented on the arrangement; “Gardening Scotland has a proven track record for attracting a large and enthusiastic audience, willing to spend money on improving their gardens. It provides the perfect opportunity to meet potential customers, many of whom come to…

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    • forum

      Speaker line up announced for Amenity Forum annual conference

      The Forum has recently opened for booking for its popular annual conference and exhibition. In 2018 it will be held once again at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, on Tuesday, 9 October. The conference will be entitled ‘Change, challenge and opportunity’. Once again it has an impressive range of speakers and the full programme can be found at www.amenityforum.co.uk The speakers include Professor Michael Eddleston from the University of Edinburgh who is set to provide an entertaining and informative presentation on Human Health issues and Francesca Baylis from Royal Holloway who will report on her ongoing research into biological…

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    • malvern

      BALI shows its might at Malvern with ‘Five Star’ garden trade stand

      On Thursday 10 May 2018, BALI was awarded Five Stars for its ‘The Secret Garden’ in the trade stand category at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Flower Show 2018. The 20msq plot impressed judges with the quality of its design, construction, rich planting and attention to detail. Celebrating a quintessential English garden, BALI’s ‘The Secret Garden’ was designed and planted by both BALI and associate designer member Jane Bingham of The Cheshire Garden and built by BALI Registered Contractor Isola Garden Design. The garden, which had the full support of BALI’s midlands regional committee members, portrayed a classical, traditional design,…

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    • chelsea

      Alchemy between Harley Street and gold medal winner set to stun at Chelsea

      Gold medal winning garden designer, Robert Barker, will create an extraordinary garden that embraces a horticultural and sculptural tribute to our skin at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. In a unique collaboration with the Harley Street Skin Clinic, Robert Barker is creating a unique entry at Chelsea this year, the Skin Deep Garden. Our largest organ; skin is our personal, unique brand which signals instant clues to our genetic heritage, age and health and this garden will celebrate both its beauty and diversity. A modernist designer, Robert’s credentials are solid with years of experience in garden design. Following a successful…

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    • question

      Gardeners’ Question Time & RHS join to help UK gardeners protect their plots

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) join forces to highlight the importance of plant health at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (6-10 June) with an interactive feature to equip the UK’s gardeners with the knowledge and expertise needed to plan and maintain a healthy garden. The RHS and GQT report a recent increase in enquiries about plant health, illustrating a growing concern for serious threats to UK gardens with almost 1,000 pests and diseases listed on the UK’s Plant Health Register.* Award winning designer Stephen Hall has worked with RHS Plant Health…

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    • yorkshire

      Passage from Yorkshire to RHS Chelsea for Welcome to Yorkshire show garden stone

      Green-tech is sponsoring the transportation of 50 tonnes of York stone to London to showcase Yorkshire at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and then return it home again. Designer Mark Gregory has designed the Welcome to Yorkshire garden at RHS Chelsea that showcases the region’s iconic countryside and celebrates the county’s plentiful natural materials, traditional crafts and skilled artisan food production. Designer and managing director of Landform, Mark is celebrating his 30th year at Chelsea. He has been inspired by the stunning Dales; world famous for its Wensleydale cheese, wildflower and buttercup meadows and iconic drystone walls. His breath-taking design aims…

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    • peace

      Restoring peace of mind at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

      Award winning garden designer, Alexandra Noble has been commissioned by the RHS to create a Health & Wellbeing garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, aiming to restore peace of mind for all. She is one of four designers in the brand new Lifestyle Gardens category which seeks to create real gardens for real people. Alexandra’s ‘Health & Wellbeing’ garden aims to address the increasing need to disengage with the fast paced demands of an intrusive world and restore a sense of internal balance and refreshed perspective. Alexandra said: “I was thrilled to be asked to create the Health…

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    • timberwolf

      Timberwolf launches new variable tracked chipper at the ARB Show 2018

      Timberwolf will be launching their new TW 280TVGTR at the ARB Show on 11 and 12 May 2018 at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. The TW 280TVGTR features Timberwolf’s renowned TW 280 performance with the ability to move the tracks in and out, raise the height of the machine off the ground and alter the angle. The Wolftrack® variable tracking system features heavy-duty twin arms supporting each track, with dynamic control over track width, ground clearance and machine tilt angle, giving greater control, particularly whilst navigating uneven and sloping ground up to 35 degrees. The extra-wide feed funnel and open top section combine…

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    • manzano

      Ascot Spring Garden Show is on point with Bradstone Manzano Porcelain Paving

      Garden paving manufacturer, Bradstone, has supported an up and coming designer at this year’s Ascot Spring Garden Show, which showcased Britain’s finest and emerging horticultural talent. Designed by Tom Hill of Tom Hill Garden Design based in Dorset, the show garden titled ‘On Point’ is a bold and stylish space, focusing on geometric shapes and forms. With vivid flowers and textured foliage blending in perfect harmony with statement garden features, including inverted pyramid planters and a central water feature finished in 3D geode black tiles, Bradstone donated its popular  Manzano® porcelain paving in Pearl, to enhance the design and help…

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    • rolawn

      Exhibitors to fly sponsor Rolawn’s flag at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018

      A total of 13 exhibitors at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival (10 to 13 May at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern), will fly the Rolawn flag by choosing its range of premium turf and soft landscaping products for their show gardens and displays, as part of the brand’s first official sponsorship of the show. Leading designers specifying Rolawn for their showpieces include Peter Dowle, a multiple RHS show winner and proud custodian of the biggest show garden at Malvern, planting into Rolawn’s flagship Blended Loam and laying 300 square metres of premium Medallion show turf. Other exhibitors opting for Rolawn to…

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    • hortus

      Hortus Loci championing Chelsea stalwarts and new talent

      Specialist plant and tree nursery Hortus Loci are no stranger to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and 2018 looks like being their busiest to date. Hortus Loci is the brain child of horticultural heavyweights Mark Straver and Robin Wallis, who between them have over 50 years experience working in UK horticulture and both of whom are 3rd generation nurserymen. Hortus Loci is a totally unique place for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients. The top 30 European landscape architects regularly use the nursery which is rapidly edging towards having the largest available range of trees, perennials, shrubs and plants,…

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    • retreat

      Lynn Hill and CED Stone Group team up for The Garden Retreat: A place for living

      Lynn Hill Garden Design teams up with CED Stone Group to create an oasis of calm and tranquillity at Gardening Scotland 2018 Imagine if you will at the end of a long day at the office, pouring yourself a refreshing cool drink and escaping the world as you ease yourself into the tranquil surroundings of your garden retreat. Sink into a world of calm amongst the lush green of the planting as the wind makes its music through the leaves of the trees above. This is the world of The Garden Retreat: A place for living. The show garden being…

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    • johnsons

      Johnsons donates plants to two Harrogate Flower Show gardens

      Horticultural nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, has donated £600 worth of plants to two gold award winning gardens at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The nursery, based in Whixley, North Yorkshire, has donated £300 worth of plants to the charity Horticap’s ‘All Characters Great & Small’ show garden, and £300 worth of shrubs and herbaceous plants to Yorkshire Garden Designs for its ‘Eden’ show garden. Horticap is based in Bluecoat Wood Nurseries in Harrogate and provides adults with learning and other disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills. Its garden, handcrafted by students and staff, is inspired by iconic…

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    • AIPH

      AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2019 open for entries

      Recognising the very best of the best in the horticultural industry, the 10th International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2019 is open for entries. The event is taking place at the IPM fairground on Tuesday 22 January 2019 in Essen, Germany, alongside IPM Essen 2019. The awards recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe. The categories are: FINISHED PLANTS AND TREES – Plants and trees ready for final sale. YOUNG PLANTS – Cuttings, plugs, liners, seedlings, etc, sold for growing on. CUT FLOWERS AND…

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    • impact

      Applications open: Pro Landscaper: small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      Tired of not being recognised? Feel your smaller projects go unnoticed? We want to celebrate every project that makes this industry great – no matter the size! Pro Landscaper is thrilled to be introducing the small project BIG IMPACT Awards, held at the renowned FutureScape event in November. The awards accredit small projects that are integral to the UK landscaping sector’s reputation. The ‘Big Impact’ of each project will be appraised by leading professionals within the garden design and build sectors, judging each project for its quality in construction and design. We want companies that create exceptional, small landscaping projects…

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    • blooming

      A blooming success: The Ascot Spring Garden Show

      The inaugural Ascot Spring Garden Show, held 13 to 15 April 2018, has been widely welcomed by the horticultural industry, gardening media, exhibitors and the green fingered public as a blooming success. The six professional show gardens won wide acclaim from the gardening community, the leaders of regional garden centres and horticultural organisations including the Horticultural Exhibitors’ Association (HEA), the National Garden Scheme (NGS), Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), gardening charities Perennial and Greenfingers and The Crown Estate. Amongst the professional show gardens, Pip Probert of Outer Spaces won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for her ‘Yardley Flower Garden’ designed for and sponsored…

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    • applications

      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018 opens for applications

      Join the exclusive club of award-winning individuals recognised for their contribution to the next generation of the landscaping sector. Applications are now open for 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2018! This is your chance to nominate either yourself or a colleague to receive industry-wide recognition with the leading awards for young people in the sector. 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, presented at the renowned FutureScape event, is an incredible way to bolster a personal resume, network with industry professionals, and receive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine. If you or your chosen colleague work in any capacity within the…

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    • victorian

      Victorian inspired portable gardens for today’s generation rent

      At this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival (10-13 May) 2018, award winning Garden Designer Olivia Kirk will be exhibiting two bespoke, portable terrariums in her Show Garden, which are large enough to house a mini garden, illustrating how millennial, generation rent gardeners, can still engage with nature, even if they don’t have a garden. Olivia Kirk, is creating The Collectors Garden, her first Show Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the redevelopment of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester.  The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by linking the Victorian heritage of the…

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    • optigreen

      Optigreen launch new RIBA approved Green Roof CPD

      Optigreen, the specialist green roof systems supplier, has launched a new RIBA approved CPD seminar, Green Roofs in Practice The seminar is designed to provide practical insight in to green and blue roof technology and covers important topics such as the environmental benefits of a green roof, specification considerations, how a green roof works and how to construct a build, as well understanding the different types of green roof solutions available, specialist green roofs, vegetation and planting methods, maintenance and aftercare. To request more information or to book a CPD at your premises free of charge, please contact [email protected] or…

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    • sureset

      SureSet Approved Installer networking event 2018

      On 16 April, 2018 SureSet hosted their second Approved Installer networking event with the support from Long Rake Spar. This year the event was opened to all our Approved Installers who were invited to join SureSet for the day at the National Self Building and Renovating Centre (NSBRC) where SureSet have a permanent exhibition stand. Our Approved Installer Network are chosen for their passion for landscaping and understanding of how the SureSet product perfectly complements their other services, high standard of skill, and technical knowledge that is unrivalled within the sector. This helps us all to mutually benefit as a…

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    • tatton

      Gardens line-up announced for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018

      Future Spaces, Show Gardens and Back to Back designs revealed for 20th anniversary Tatton Park Show Gardens to cope with climate change, promote better health and improve our overall living experience Bite-size Back to Backs offer take home inspiration for everyday green spaces 26 April, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) reveals its landscape of gardens at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, supported by Bruntwood. From larger than life designs looking to the future of our planet, to escapism and take home inspiration, there will be gardens galore as the Show celebrates its 20th anniversary. Future Spaces Highlighting ways…

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    • singapore

      Top international designers to gather at Singapore Garden Festival 2018

      In 2018 Kate Gould Gardens will join close to 30 other award-winning designers from around the world to compete at Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) 2018. In its seventh edition, the biennial event has established itself as a premier tropical garden and flower show, where garden and floral designers with at least one top accolade in the recent two to three years are invited to participate. This will be the first time KGG will be competing in the SGF Competition. Kate Gould Gardens design and build award-winning gardens. With over 20 years of experience as a garden designer Kate Gould has…

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    • civils

      Civils Expo returns to Birmingham this October

      Event: Civils Expo Date: 9 – 11 October 2018 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: NEC, Birmingham Civils Expo is the UK’s leading event dedicated to civil engineering and construction, bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. The Expo is supported by industry associations including ICE, NASC, ACE and Scaffolding Association bringing together leading suppliers of the latest technologies, systems and products required in the civil sector. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 11 October 2018 the event unites over 100 exhibitors with an audience of over 35,000 industry professionals…

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    • rose

      Sensory tours of the famous rose garden

      Visitors to Hever Castle & Garden’s annual Hever in Bloom celebration this year will be treated to a scented tour of the rose garden. Neil Miller says: “We love to take visitors around the sumptuous rose garden in June and this year we will be delivering a tasty experience – one based on the heavenly scent of the roses and the myriad of culinary possibilities.” The rose tour has been extended this year to include the newly planted border beside the theatre containing damask roses grown by poet Emily Dickinson in her own garden at ‘The Homestead’ in Amherst, Massachusetts. …

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