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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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    • London National Park City

      Only 3 days until London becomes the world’s first National Park City

      The National Park City Foundation (NPCF) will confirm London as the world’s first National Park City on Monday 22 July at a City Hall Summit hosted by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.   Organisations and individuals will sign a London National Park City Charter demonstrating their support for making the city greener, healthier and wilder.   The day before, on Sunday 21 July, the National Park City Foundation in partnership with World Urban Parks and Salzburg Global Seminar will publish the first International Charter for National Park Cities in response to various leaders in cities around the world, setting…

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    • The London Tree and Woodland Awards winners

      The London Tree and Woodland Awards, otherwise known as the Tree Oscars, took place at City Hall on Wednesday 10 July. In its eleventh year it celebrates the work of individuals, communities and professionals to protect, improve and expand the capital’s tree and woodland cover, inspire others to manage trees and woodlands and raise the profile of London’s trees and the need for management. This year there were eight award categories judged by a panel which included Forestry Commission, Greater London Authority, Natural England, Trees and Design Action Group, Woodland Trust, London National Park City and the London Tree Officers…

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    • APL WorldSkills 2019 final national heat announced

      Heats for the Association of Professional Landscapers (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. Taking part were competitors from College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Gadd Brothers Trees and Landscapes, Highgrove Landscaping Ltd, Myerscough College, Reaseheath College, Warwickshire College – Pershore College, Wiltshire College and Writtle University College. The 14 competitors that have qualified through to the APL WorldSkills final national heat which will take place at Myerscough College at the end of July are: Daniel…

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    • Urban Greening for Clean and Healthy Cities announced as title for International Green City Conference

      The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), organiser of the annual International Green City Conference, have announced that this year’s event, set to take place on 11 September 2019 in Beijing, is titled ‘Urban Greening for Clean and Healthy Cities’.   The AIPH International Green City Conference will be held as the first-day event of the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit taking place in the Yanqing District of Beijing from 11 – 13 September 2019. The conference will feature prominent speakers from China and around the world to share knowledge and experience of Green City policies and strategies with a particular…

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    • Programme announced for National Tree Officers Conference 2019

      The programme for the National Tree Officers Conference 2019 has been unveiled. It will take place at Reading Town Hall on Wednesday 6 November. The conference, organised by the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA), the Municipal Tree Officers Association (MTOA) and facilitated by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), comes at a time when trees in towns and cities are recognised by policymakers as having a crucial role to play in meeting the UK’s climate change target of net zero emissions by 2050. The key international speaker Gian Michele Cirulli, an urban tree manager with the Green Public Service of…

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    • Macclesfield Garden Festival 2019

      Macclesfield Garden Festival 2019 was a great success, with all five high schools in Macclesfield taking part and nine primary schools designed mini gardens.The theme for this year’s festival was Geography & Travel. Two teams of garden designers built gardens, ‘Judges favourite’ went to Laurel Goss & Denise Male for their Silk Road garden, with Tom Saunders from Skylark design closely following. The in-house MGF team created a Zen Garden as an outside training area for martial arts training. Along with the garden designs NAFAS managed the Floral Design Marquee with some amazingly talented designs were entered by NAFAS association…

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    • Pro Landscaper’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival highlights

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    • Have you got what it takes to join the Ride GoLandscape team?

      The team behind Ride GoLandscape have previously conquered the three highest peaks in the UK (Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and Ben Nevis) and completed the challenge of riding from Snowdon to Lands End. They’ve raised over £100k for a range of industry charities, and for their next challenge, the team has committed to raising money for the BALI Chalk Fund. The riders will also be raising awareness of the great work being carried out by the BALI GoLandscape initiative. This year’s cycling challenge consists of a 600km five-day road ride, starting at the Myerscough College, near Preston, on 15 September and…

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    • RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019 medals

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    • RHS Back to Nature Garden for RHS Hampton Court unveiled

      The RHS Back to Nature Garden, co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (1-7 July) has been unveiled today at the festivals press preview.   The Garden continues to encourage families and communities to engage with nature and spend time in the great outdoors.   The design is inspired by the original garden at RHS Chelsea. Many of the key features such as the waterfall, dens and hollow log returning, alongside new elements including a wildflower meadow, rolling hill and summer planting.  …

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    • Red hot Eden flowers bring blaze of colour to Hampton Court

      A range of vivid red hot pokers grown at the Eden Project are to create a spectacular display at the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.   The red-hot pokers or Kniphofia have been grown at the Eden Project nursery and are now being set in 18 colourful pots in time for the show.   Kniphofia are exotic, bee-friendly flowers which come in a variety of colours, from flame red to pale yellow and green. They can reach well over a metre tall.   Eden’s Hampton Court display is a great showcase for a steep hillside emblazoned with many varieties of…

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    • A Place to Meet Garden

      APL A Place to Meet garden at RHS Hampton Court

      This year, the APL are once again building A Place to Meet garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, taking place from 2-7 July. The garden is designed by Cherry Carmen Garden Design, and the main contractor on the garden is Kebur Landscape Division.   The garden is an APL community build, with a total of 18 different member companies* involved, including the apprentices currently on the APL Apprenticeship scheme.   A Place to Meet showcases how to fuse the hard lines of contemporary construction with soft waves of naturalistic planting at home. Revealing how small spaces can be…

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    • Green Blue Urban showroom VIP launch event

      Green Blue Urban has announced its launch of its first ever showroom. The Green Blue Urban Showroom is located in Farringdon, London – at 117 St John’s Road, EC1V 4JA.   The London based showroom is the only place in the UK to showcase a range of tree pit products that enable healthy uncompacted aerated soil for extensive urban tree canopy growth.    Working alongside its sister company Kinley the showroom also displays a range of outdoor-inspired products to assist specification of edging, tiling and planters.   With typical attention to detail and the highest standards of quality, the showroom…

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    • FutureScape

      New sponsors announced for FutureScape 2019

      The Pot Company and Round Wood of Mayfield will both be sponsoring FutureScape, taking place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at Sandown Park Racecourse. FutureScape is the UK’s number one landscaping event. Taking place over just one day it is packed full of informative seminars and debates, brilliant networking opportunities and a whole host of exhibitors. When asked about sponsoring the exhibit Round Wood of Mayfield said: “Over recent years, Round Wood of Mayfield’s profile has grown steadily amongst the trade. Its extensive range of timber products has become increasingly appreciated by landscapers and designers, who particularly value their high…

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    • RHSI

      Peter Donegan to host RHSI Garden Show Talks stage

      Garden Designer Peter Donegan is set to host The RHSI Talks Stage this July. At the stunning Russborough House Hippodrome, Donegan will team up once again with contractor Ed Burnham, brains behind the build of no less than 16 RHS Show gardens (including Donegan’s silver medal winning design celebrating garden charity Perennial’s 180th anniversary) and a list of extremely accomplished horticultural voices that amongst others include author, TV Presenter and stalwart of BBC’s Gardeners Question Time Anne Swithinbank.   The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI) and The Alfred Beit Foundation have teamed up for the third year to host…

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    • Eden

      Stage is set for ten thousand plant spectacular at Eden

      A dramatic wall of colour is taking shape in the famous outdoor concert arena at the Eden Project in Cornwall thanks to a huge effort by the Green Team. This week, up to 25 of the project’s gardeners have been working through heavy showers and sharp winds to dig around 10,000 plants into the steeply-sloping bed facing the stage in front of the world-famous Biomes.  The crescent-shaped bank will provide a stunning outlook for superstar artists such as Kylie Minogue, Liam Gallagher and Nile Rodgers when they play the Eden Sessions concerts over the next few weeks. The mass planting…

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    • BBC Springwatch Garden

      BBC Springwatch Garden for RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019

      A garden reminding us of the importance of gardens for the nation’s wildlife will be unveiled at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival (1 – 7 July). The BBC Springwatch Garden designed by award-winning designer Jo Thompson, working alongside wildlife gardener and writer Kate Bradbury, hopes to encourage the nation to turn their gardens into nature reserves.   Recent research indicates that private gardens in Britain cover an area bigger than all the country’s national nature reserves combined. Whilst individual gardens may be small, when combined they create vital links between urban nature and the wider countryside, offering crucial…

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