• 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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  • young

    Final four young landscapers selected for Young Landscapers Award

    Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: In the red corner: Jacob Botting and Harvey Miller (Company: Bespoke Outdoor Spaces) And in the blue corner: Dan McGeoghegan and Ryan Bell (Company: The Plants & Paving Company) The two teams now go forward to each build a Show Garden designed by Diarmuid Gavin – both displaying a wide variety of techniques and materials requiring…

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  • brewin

    Brewin Dolphin Installation takes visitors back in time at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

    Gold medal-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes will be creating a conceptual ‘Brewin Dolphin Installation’ at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, using elements of a village that once stood in the grounds of Chatsworth House to question our relationship with time and the natural world.  Influenced by the eighteenth century village that existed before being moved to make way for Capability Brown’s celebrated landscape, the Brewin Dolphin Installation will prompt visitors to think about landscape, our interaction with it and what elements of the past we value. The Installation will draw on historical forms to create a pavilion over four metres…

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  • gdpr

    BALI announces GDPR Awareness Day for members

    Following several months of research and consultation, the British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) technical officer, Owen Baker, confirms that the association will be hosting a GDPR Awareness Day for its members on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at BALI Landscape House. The event, which will open for registrations soon, will provide BALI members with an exclusive insight into GDPR with guest presenter Mike Holland of OlsenMetrix Marketing providing presentations, talks and discussions about the impending regulation. BALI’s technical officer, Owen Baker, commented: “What will make this event truly unique is that members can choose whether to attend in person, or, register…

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  • fringe

    The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go

    On 19 May, the seventh annual Chelsea Fringe will burst into life for nine days of colourful and eclectic events across London, the UK and wider world. Entirely independent but run with the Flower Show’s blessing, the Fringe was launched in 2012 as an inclusive and open festival of community horticulture and has flourished ever since as a celebration of the rich variety of vibrant ways in which people engage with gardening and plants. Now an established part of the horticultural calendar, the 2018 programme is brimming with eclectic and entertaining events including hands-on gardening sessions, art installations, walks, workshops, talks, food tastings, open days, film screenings, exhibitions and performances. Its open-access principle means that just about…

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  • wayne grills

    BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan

    On Monday 29 March 2018, BALI’s Chief Executive Wayne Grills joined 27 leading organisations and businesses in Scotland to present The Scottish Horticulture Action Plan to Scottish parliament. As a withstanding member of the Horticulture Panel, Wayne has been instrumental in the creation of the document. The Plan focuses on five key areas where horticulture has a significant role to play. The areas are Education, Health/Well-Being, Environment, Economy and Tourism. By 2022, the aim is to: Ensure all school children have the opportunity to grow plants and garden, to learn more about the environment and understand the importance of a…

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  • walls

    Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

    Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research. Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young…

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  • escape

    The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

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  • Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show

    Capel Manor College is celebrating after receiving a Gold award and Best in Show for its garden design at this year’s Young Gardeners of the Year competition at the Ascot Spring Garden Show over the weekend. The annual competition, now in its eighth year, is organised by TV Gardener David Domoney in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. These annual awards celebrate the best of young British talent in garden design and offer students a great opportunity to create show-stopping, sustainable gardens seen by thousands of visitors at the garden show. “Our apprentices worked brilliantly as a team…

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  • bags

    Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair

    The Plant Fairs Roadshow will roll into Bexley on the 22 April carrying bags made from corn starch. The plant fair at Hall Place will see leading independent nursery men and women – many of them RHS Gold Medal winning nurseries – blazing a trail and saying goodbye to plastic bags. Colin Moat, organiser of the Plant Fairs Roadshow, said: “All the nurseries involved in the Roadshow have been concerned about the use of plastic carrier bags for some time. We looked first at using paper carriers, but these have an ecological impact in both production, transport and are made…

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  • repton

    Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary

    Renowned gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE will open a new exhibition at Woburn Abbey at a press launch on 21 March 2018, which celebrates the bicentenary of Humphry Repton and his influential work for the Dukes of Bedford. Recognised as the first person to invent and use the title ‘landscape gardener’, Humphry Repton regarded himself as the rightful successor to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Repton produced over 400 designs and schemes for gardens great and small, but of these, he stated, “none were more fully realised than at Woburn Abbey”. He published his theories in two influential books, Observations on the…

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