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30 Under 30 – Where are they now?

30 Under 30 – Where are they now?

The Pro Landscaper 30 Under 30: The Next Generation initiative has been running since 2015, and has seen 270 winners of this prestigious award. It has helped to propel them into the landscaping limelight, with most of the winners going on to bigger and better things...

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Little Interviews Expanded – John Warland

Little Interviews Expanded – John Warland

Following the success at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, little interviews goes "live at Chelsea" to catch up with some of the garden designers that Pro Landscaper has been following throughout their Chelsea journey. The Freedom from Torture Garden: A Sanctuary for...

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RHS Young Designer finalist Ollie Pike returns to Tatton

RHS Young Designer finalist Ollie Pike returns to Tatton

RHS Young Designer of the Year Finalist 2023, Ollie Pike returns to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park to reveal his second show garden, “This Garden Isn’t Finished Without You.”   Landscape Architect and Garden Designer at Pike Studio grew up in rural South-West England where he was very lucky in his childhood that nature was always so readily...

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Juliet Sargeant: “We’ve got to change the way we do things”

Juliet Sargeant: “We’ve got to change the way we do things”

Juliet Sargeant’s The Lion King Anniversary Garden scooped RHS Hampton Court’s first Environmental Innovation Award as well as Best in Show and a Silver-Gilt medal ‘How am I going to build a three-metre-high wall without concrete?’ That’s the question garden designer Juliet Sargeant was pondering after she submitted the plan for a show garden at...

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16 Highlights of RHS Hampton Court press day

16 Highlights of RHS Hampton Court press day

Those delving into gardening for the first time will be spoilt for choice at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. There’s inspiration for allotments and small pockets of planting, gardens from budding designers and a variety of tips for adding a sustainable edge to their outdoor space. This is just one of the highlights from the...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with Ashleigh Aylett

30 Under 30 – A catch up with Ashleigh Aylett

Ashleigh Aylett has just been announced as one of the finalists for RHS Young Designer of the Year. Taking place at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July, the competition will see Aylett vying for the coveted title alongside two other designers. She’ll be working with the Woodland Trust on a show garden that raises awareness on the decline of...

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Creating a Victorian English garden with RHS show designer

Creating a Victorian English garden with RHS show designer

At this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, glasshouse and greenhouse manufacturer, Hartley Botanic, delved into the timeless charm of a Victorian English garden with its ‘Simple Elegance - A Traditional English Garden’ trade stand. Hartley Botanic showcased its handmade structures amongst the backdrop of a design and planting scheme inspired by the...

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5 key highlights from BBC Gardeners’ World Live

5 key highlights from BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Filled with garden inspiration, expert advice, floral markets, and live entertainment, BBC Gardeners' World Live landed at the NEC Birmingham on 13 June. Renowned for its size and variety, the four day event "is the ultimate gardener's day out". Digging a little deeper into the making of the event, here are our top highlights from the show:...

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25 Key Takeaways from the Future of Commercial Landscaping

25 Key Takeaways from the Future of Commercial Landscaping

The Future of Commercial Landscaping in association with Ecoscape brought together a variety of speakers to offer different perspectives on some of the key opportunities and challenges in the sector.   Attendees heard from contractors and landscape architects as well as from their potential clients – all of which offered a plethora of insights...

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Top 5 reasons to enter Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30

Top 5 reasons to enter Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30

Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, in association with Green-tech, has been running since 2015, recognising 270 winners so far, helping to propel them into the landscaping limelight, with most of the winners going on to bigger and better things since collecting the prestigious award.   Now, the search is on for the 10th class to...

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30 Under 30 – A catch up with George Trott

30 Under 30 – A catch up with George Trott

After 10 and a half years working with Tony Benger Landscaping, George Trott has decided to “branch out” and take his interest in arboriculture to the next level with the launch of his own business, G Trott Tree Consultancy.  Trott came into the industry by chance whilst working on a holiday park when he was offered some extra work assisting the...

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The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

It was whilst frantically watering her plants in 40-degree heat that Sam Proctor had the idea for a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her pots were drying out quickly and she was having to use copious amounts of tap water to keep them alive. “I thought it was mad to be using drinking water to water them, when we know that London and the...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

Launched at FutureScape 2023, the Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Biodiversity Awards highlight the future of landscaping. These awards are on a mission to showcase the most important innovation and initiatives across the UK landscaping sector, from design, to construction, to product supply and manufacturing. We look for great stories of...

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RHS Chelsea: Overcoming Hardships

RHS Chelsea: Overcoming Hardships

From the Torture Garden: A Sanctuary for Survivors to the Stroke Association’s Garden for Recovery, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, was an overwhelming display of overcoming hardships, and proof of how horticulture can provide a therapeutic outlet for so many different types of people.   Rather than simply beautiful gardens, these spaces offer...

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Crocus’ Mark Fane: “We were keen to stop on a high”

Crocus’ Mark Fane: “We were keen to stop on a high”

Thirteen might be unlucky for some, but not for Crocus. The contractor and nursery has just won its 13th Best in Show award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in what will be its final year at the event – or so it says. Crocus seemed destined to have an illustrious career at Chelsea. The first garden it built in 2000 – the same year the company was...

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Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

With 90% of natural disasters being water-related, the importance of water conservation has never been clearer. The gardens struggling for moisture in the summer are the same ones drowning in the spring, with Mark Gregory, managing director of Landform Consultants and decorated RHS garden builder, recalling this past winter as the hardest due to...

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17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned to the Royal Hospital Chelsea show ground this week and there's already plenty to talk about from the world renowned show. Press day saw a series of launches, celebrations and awards being announced. Here are our top highlights: 1 Crocus going out on a high  It has been at all 22 shows that have taken...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Jilayne Rickards

Little Interviews Expanded – Jilayne Rickards

Launched at FutureScape 2023, the Pro Landscaper Sustainability & Biodiversity Awards highlight the future of landscaping. These awards are on a mission to showcase the most important innovation and initiatives across the UK landscaping sector, from design, to construction, to product supply and manufacturing. We look for great stories of...

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