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    • Vertical landscaping

      50 Fenchurch Street to incorporate extensive vertical landscaping

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – June 2019

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – May 2019

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    • Top garden design trends for 2020 from the SGD

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – April 2019

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    • Competition open to create a sky farm in Turin

      Myplant & Garden and Fondazione Minoprio, in cooperation with the real estate investment firm SATAC SIINQ S.p.A., which operates under AEDES SIIQ S.p.A., have announced a creative design competition to create a sky farm on a portion on the rooftop of the new destination centre Caselle Open Mall (COM) in Turin.   The large rooftop garden ( 3,900 sqm) will be dedicated to the learning and spreading of new techniques and technologies for the cultivation of flowering plants and vegetables, both outdoors and in the greenhouse.   The green area will have to include educational and sensory paths. As well…

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – March 2019

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    • Hackney Marshes

      New 6,500-tree edible forest to be planted in Hackney Marshes

      Hackney Council is joining forces with charity Trees for Cities to plant a new edible woodland in Hackney Marshes.   The woodland will see a mix of around 6,500 fruit and nut trees, broadleaf specimens, and shrubs planted. The trees and shrubs are being funded by Honest Drinks through the charity Trees for Cities.   Local people are being invited to come along and help plant the woodland with local voluntary group Tree Musketeers.   The Council, Trees for Cities, and Tree Musketeers are then set to continue working together in the new year and beyond, by planting over 20,000 additional…

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – February 2019

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    • Millboard’s top five tips on how to be eco-friendly this Christmas

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    • 12 Days of Christmas – January 2019

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    • Islington Council is consulting on plans to boost air quality and green space

      Islington Council is consulting on plans to boost air quality and green space by reconnecting the north and south sections of Highbury Fields and closing part of Highbury Crescent to motor traffic. The road could be transformed into a green space, joining the north and south sections of Highbury Fields. The section of Highbury Crescent has been closed since 2014 and was previously used by Transport for London (TfL) as a construction compound for the work to transform Highbury Corner. TfL left the site last month and the council has introduced an Experimental Traffic Order to keep this section of…

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    • La Brea Tar Pit

      WEISS/MANFREDI to lead masterplan for La Brea Tar Pits

      WEISS/MANFREDI is to lead a master planning team in re-imagining the world-renowned La Brea Tar Pits. The team will work with the National History Museum of Los Angeles County ( NHMLAC ) on a multi-year process of public engagement, master planning, design and construction at the Tar Pits’ 13-acre campus. The campus includes the world’s only active paleontological research site in a major urban area, its asphalt seeps, surrounding parkland, and the George C. Page Museum building.   WEISS/MANFREDI’s multidisciplinary team includes Los Angeles-based experiential designer Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces; horticulturalist and nationally recognised expert in water conservation and…

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    • Garden Club Lodon

      Garden Club London win German Design Award

      London based urban landscape design and build company Garden Club London have won a prestigious award from the German Design Council in the Urban Space and Infrastructure category for the multi-award winning ‘Floating Pocket Park’ at Merchant Square, Paddington. The German Design Awards constitute the German Design Council’s premium international prize and is one of the world’s most renowned design competitions. The Floating Pocket Park is a unique horticultural open public space, a first of its kind in Europe. The planters and walkways connecting the various open public spaces float on a carefully designed system of pontoons on the canal…

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    • Beach House Park

      Improvements underway at Worthing’s Beach House Park

      Widespread improvements to make Worthing’s Beach House Park more attractive to visitors and wildlife are underway. Teams from Worthing Borough Council’s parks team will be spending this winter carrying out a range of enhancements to ensure it remains a much-loved open space for years to come. The work will not only improve biodiversity, but also increase the types and varieties of plants to ensure the open space can better adapt to the ongoing effects of climate change. The council is also taking steps to work with the local community to establish a new Friends of Beach House Park group so…

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    • 350 trees to be planted in Hertfordshire to help save bees

      As part of Hertfordshire County Council’s Pollinator Strategy it will plant 350 trees.   The planting event will take place today (18 December). The County Council’s Rural Estates Team will lead the members in planting tree species such as Hawthorn, Hazel, Crab Apple, Rowan, Goat Willow and Field Maple. All chosen to produce an all year-round food source for bees.   Councillor Ralph Sangster, Resources and Performance Cabinet Member, said: “Bees are the most important pollinating insects of all the species. As we prepare countrywide for the rises in population, we also need to plan for more sustainable ways to…

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    • New Chair

      Kew’s top 10 species discovered in 2019

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    • Arbodeck Awards

      Simon Thomas Carpentry scoops ‘Best of Trex’ at 2019 Arbordeck Awards

      The 2019 Arbordeck Awards took place at FutureScape on Tuesday 19 Novemeber. Swansea-based Simon Thomas Carpentry has taken the top prize at the 2019 Arbordeck Awards, with its Bryntirion project named as ‘Best of Trex®’ thanks to its striking star design and lighting features. Simon Thomas Carpentry’s Bryntirion project gained the attention of the judges due to the unique central star design on the 30m2 deck, completed with benches featuring under-seat lighting. And as a result, owner and installer Simon Thomas has been awarded a money-can’t-buy trip to Washington, D.C. where he’ll be given a tour of Trex University and production…

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    • 2019 year in review

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    • FutureScape Round Up 2019 – Room One: Business

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    • Bradstone

      Bradstone launches 2020 Training Academy

      Bradstone has opened the doors to its 2020 Training Academy and is encouraging merchants to secure a place now. The Bradstone Training Academy will run from 21 January to 5 February 2020. It is open to all merchants looking to expand and improve their knowledge and skills within the ever-evolving hard landscaping industry.   The training is running at five Bradstone sites across the UK – Hulland Ward, North End, Motherwell, Brentford and Ashington. The training will cover a wealth of useful information, from understanding Bradstone’s business and products, through to the customer journey. There will be product training, top…

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    • London Stansted wins gold at Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice

      London Stansted’s first ever Biodiversity Week in March this year saw the airport hand out 3,000 silver birch trees to staff. Due to this it has won gold at the prestigious Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice.   It’s the second year running the airport has picked up the top prize at the awards. In 2018 it won for its ongoing support of local foodbanks in Uttlesford, Essex and East Hertfordshire.   Stansted’s environment manager Martin Churley collected the honour at a special event held at the Houses of Parliament. Speaking of the award he said:   “ To win…

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    • Young Landscapers Awards

      BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award 2020 contestants and show gardens announced

      At WorldSkills UK on 24 November, Mark Gregory presented the two show garden designs to the landscapers going forward to compete in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award supported by The APL.   The four competing landscapers, who took the top spots at the WorldSkills UK finals, are Nick Bundy from Gadd Brothers (Gold), Jamie Franklin from Wiltshire College, Mark Brown from CAFRE (Bronze) and Patrick Neild from Pershore College (Highly Commended). As two teams of two, they will build their allotted gardens at BBC Gardeners’ World Live which will be assessed on 17 June at The NEC…

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    • RHS to recruit record number of apprentices

      The RHS is preparing for its largest intake of apprentices, increasing the number to 16 across its five gardens in 2020 and 18 in 2021. This includes RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex and RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Apprentices work full-time for two years alongside expert teams. They do this while studying for a Level 2 apprenticeship qualification on block release at college. Successful applicants will gain skills, knowledge and a behind-the-scenes insight into professional horticulture. This includes cultivating areas ranging from formal…

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    • VIDEO: Last chance to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

      The Pro Landscaper Business Awards are the only awards in the landscaping industry that focuses on good business practice. It sets out to highlight and reward the excellence and determination of those running consistently successful businesses in the landscaping sector. With up to 400 of the industry’s top names in one room, the award ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, raise your profile, make new business contacts and celebrate your achievements in the business arena. There are 18 categories to enter. View the video below to see the full list of categories. Strengthen your brand and establish your company…

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