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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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    • RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival: The Forest Will See You Now

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    • BBC Gardeners' World Live

      BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019 awards announced

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    • Alan Titchmarsh to open Harlow Carr Flower Show

      The RHS has announced that gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh is to open the RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show at 10.30am on 21 June. This is to mark 70 years of the North Yorkshire garden.The RHS Ambassador and Vice-President, who celebrated his 70th birthday on 2 May, will give a talk about his life in horticulture. As well as putting the final touches to a floral cake to open the show.   The Northern Horticultural Society leased the land for RHS Garden Harlow Carr from the Harrogate Corporation in 1949 and the garden opened to the public in 1950. Once…

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    • Bourne Amenity announces three-year partnership with Pro Landscaper Podium Awards

      Bourne Amenity has signed up to sponsor the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards for the next three years. Jonathan Bourne, director at Bourne Amenity, spoke to Pro Landscaper to tell us more about the partnership and the products it offers. Bourne Amenity have been championing the relationship with Pro Landscaper Magazine and the team at Eljays44 for a number of years, and the chance to sponsor another exciting showcase of great British landscaping talent had real appeal. We are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of lightweight roof garden materials, along with a whole range of soils and substrates designed for…

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    • Creating a therapeutic garden for service personnel at BBC Gardeners World Live

      At this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live Andy Tudbury of Halcyon days Garden Design has created a unique show garden: ‘Onward & Upward’.   Designed in aid of HighGround, a charity founded to help armed forces service leavers and veterans find work in the countryside, the show garden is a beautiful, tranquil space. The design features a pleasant rill, a tree canopy, paved pathways and a therapeutic hot tub. It will also include a multi-level deck Trex deck that represents the journey former service personnel go one when they begin horticultural therapy.   Horticultural therapy refers to the use of…

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    • Green-tech’s Successful Training the Trainer Chemical workshop moves on to Scotland

      Green-tech’s Chemical Workshop – Training the Trainer; held at Capel Manor College in London on Wednesday 29 May was well attended and regarded as a great success by the delegates who attended. Training and workshops were delivered throughout the event from industry- leading guest speakers including Advanced Invasives, Amenity Forum, Bayer, Belchim, ICL and JSD Rail. Subjects covered included the future for weed, pest and disease management in the amenity sector; getting the best out of your selective herbicides; Japanese knotweed control, sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, choosing the correct chemical for the application, the future of glyphosate and alternative options;…

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    • Arbor Awards

      Bigger and better: The Arbordeck Awards return

      Last year, Arbor Forest Products crowned Newcastle-based hot-tub and Trex® decking specialists North Spas as the inaugural winner of its decking installer awards. Now, the awards are back, and this year the Arbordeck Awards will also be open to installers of Arbordeck softwood timber decking, with an expanded category list and more chances to win. Commenting on the awards, Trex product marketing manager Sarah Francis explained: “Last year’s awards proved that there’s an appetite among decking installers to share their work – we were delighted with the standard of the entries we received. “We want to continue to celebrate the…

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    • Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019

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    • Chelsea

      Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Frankie’s perspective

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    • Pro Landscaper Chelsea Blogs: Rachael’s perspective

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    • SoilsCon 2019

      SoilsCon 2019 – back by popular demand!

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    • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      12 reasons why you need to enter the Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards

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    • School children to help create a garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

      Disturbed by reports that children now spend less time outside than prisoners, one South London gardener is crowdfunding a campaign to get them off screens and into nature – starting with an innovative show garden built by and shared with local schools.   According to the ‘Play In Balance’ report commissioned by Persil, over 60% of children around the world spend less than 60 minutes outside every day – less than the mandatory time allocated to prison inmates.   In response to this shocking statistic, Seonaid Royall, a parent and the founder of garden design firm Sprout Up, has created…

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    • Spring Conference

      SGD Spring Conference live-streaming was a success

      The SGD Conference live-streaming service, which was offered for the first time at the Society’s Spring Conference on the 27th April, has been hailed a great success. It attracted delegates from all over the world including New Zealand, USA, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, The Netherlands, Estonia and Ireland. Introduced to allow the Society of Garden Designers to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience, delegates were able to watch the conference live from London in the comfort of their own homes and offices anywhere in the world, sharing the experience with those at the venue. Following the…

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    • small project BIG IMPACT Awards

      Pro Landscaper’s small project BIG IMPACT Awards return for 2019

      The Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMACT Awards are returning to FutureScape on the 19 November 2019. This year, the idea is to celebrate the projects valued under £25,000, as these are just as important as their larger counterparts. Often, the smaller projects throw up bigger issues, and creating a dream garden in a small space, or with a limited budget, is tougher than people expect. These awards will appreciate the minute details in the design, build and facilitation of these small but tricky jobs. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE This year’s categories are: Build under £25,000 Design under £25,000 –…

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    • Petrus community

      Garden at Tatton Park Flower Show to tackle stereotypes associated with homelessness

      Petrus Community is a charity based in Rochdale who provide supported housing and related services to homeless people. This year the charity has announced that it will have a double back to back garden at 2019’s Tatton Park Flower Show.   The garden has been designed by a team from Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER). They wanted the garden to reflect a service user’s journey through life with Petrus. Service users have drawn on their past experiences and it is hoped the garden will challenge negative stereotypes associated with homelessness.   The charity worked closely with its staff, volunteers and…

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    • Lim In Chong joins the Show Gardens Assessment Panel at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

      Internationally acclaimed garden designer Lim In Chong (Inch) has announced that he’ll join the panel of Show Garden assessors at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019. As a recipient of renowned international awards for his designs including twice winning the Gardening World Cup, Inch will bring a new dimension to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Assessment Panel.   The Assessment Panel will survey each of the Show Gardens. These include the headline Watchmaker’s Garden, the five APL Avenue gardens, the Canal & River Trust’s ‘Making Life Better by Water’ garden and many more. The activity culminates with an Awards Ceremony hosted…

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