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    • Pro Landscaper January 2020

      We’re starting off the new year by celebrating our 100th issue, sponsored by Millboard. To celebrate 100 issues we revisited Mark Gregory, who was our first ever Let’s Hear It From, to discuss his achievements over the last nine years. We also followed up with Rupert Keys and Ruth Gwynn of Keyscape, whose Heath Manor portfolio was featured on the cover of our first issue, and caught up with others who have featured in various issues throughout the years, such as in our Look Out For Revisited feature. A timeline of Pro Landscaper’s achievements also features, as well as a look…

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      Pro Landscaper December 2019

      The December issue has a special focus on Scotland. Discover the maintenance for Ben Nevis’ landscape on page 32, our trip up Ben Nevis at night on page 91, the upcoming plans for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on page 16, along with a look at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs national park on page 69 and Craigmarloch Nurseries on page 70. As well as a focus on Scotland this issue also includes coverage of FutureScape and our site visit to British Sugar Topsoil. This months Company Profile is with Countrywide Grounds Maintenance and Charlotte Rowe is the focus of…

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    • FutureScape

      FutureScape Showguide 2019

      Contents: 04 – How to get There 05 – What’s New? 08 – Meet the Team 10 – Pro Landscaper Theatre 13 – Seminar Programme 16 – Speakers 18 – small project BIG IMPACT Awards 20 – 30 Under 30: The Next Generation 23 – Pro Landscaper Summit 26 – Floor Plan 32 – Sponsors and Partners 35 – A-Z Exhibitor Guide

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      Pro Landscaper November 2019

      In November’s issue we announced the winners of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards and the shortlist for the small project BIG IMPACT Awards. In the Nurture section, Nick Coslett and Lewis Normand both focused on climate change. We also spoke to John Wyer of Bowles & Wyer about his company’s recent success with rebranding, and Paul Burnage discusses the design behind Cannon Bridge Roof Gardens. On 17 October we also held our first ever Future Landscape Conference in London, coverage of the event can be found in this issue. For all of this and more click…

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    • Pro Landscaper Equipment Supplement October 2019

      As we approach the end of the year, there is on issue dominating our conversations: sustainability. Lowering pollution levels has long been on the agenda for governing bodies. Take the introduction of Stage V regulations for new non-road vehicles, limiting particle number emissions, and the Mayor of London replacing the T-Charge with the Ultra Low Emission Zone. Action is being taken to reduce the amount of pollution across the UK, but there’s plenty more work to be done. Battery powered kit continues to develop, though, and the number of companies and local authorities adopting this technology is on the rise.…

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      Pro Landscaper October 2019

      In this month’s issue Andrew Wilson suggests that the process of designing a show garden is a concept that hasn’t changed much over the years. He asks whether a radical chance to the format is possible, and explores how events across the globe have redefined the genre. Whilst,  Nick Coslett urges UK nurseries to grow more oaks in order to prepare for the future and explains why biosecurtiy standards need to improve. We visit Austin Design Works, a company run by landscape architect Rachael Austin and her architect brother Matthew Austin, to find out more about its work. We also…

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    • Pro Landscaper September 2019

      In this issue Sam Hassall looks at the true cost for a landscaper and designer producing an RHS Chelsea show garden and questioning if the recognition given to the contractor is correct. We also take a look at the newly planted garden at Chatsworth within our Future Projects section , and Lee Bestall discusses the issues of planning, and why it’s important to involve all parties early in the process – including suppliers. As Autumn settles upon us, Debs Winrow looks to outdoor styling for the chiller months and we also travel to Belvoir Castle. We also ask the question…

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    • London supplement

      Pro Landscaper London Supplement 2019

      This supplement comes at a particularly groundbreaking time as London received its National Park City status on 22 July.  We catch up with Daniel Raven-Ellison to find out how the National Park City Foundation plan to help take this concept worldwide. Biodiversity net gain is also set to become mandatory, which has the potential to positively impact the landscaping sector in a huge way. Find out on page 6 how some industry experts think it will benefit us and some challenges they foresee emerging. We also delve into some of the ways key players in the industry are shaping the…

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    • Pro Landscaper August 2019

      In this issue we look at San Francisco as our Future Project, speaking to Hassell principal Richard Mullane about its recent design for South San Francisco as part of the resilient by design bay area challenge. We also explore Ground Control and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collaboration on Kew’s latest attraction, The Children’s Garden. Some of the top colleges in the UK to offer landscape construction courses tell us how they’re addressing the issue of skills shortage and fighting the stigma around landscaping education. We also asked some of the industry’s leading suppliers what measures they’re taking to reduce their…

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    • Pro Landscaper Equipment Supplement July 2019

      This is the first Pro Landscaper Equipment Supplement, the idea behind it is to not only showcase a range of latest products, but also provide a range of views from a variety of professionals on what makes outstanding kit. We interviewed equipment specialist Angus Lindsay, and received expert advice from landscaping, maintenance and arborist professionals. We also look at hiring vs buying and ask leading providers about the future of the equipment sector. For all of this and more click here to view the digital issue. 

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    • Pro Landscaper July

      Pro Landscaper July 2019

      In this month’s issue we caught up with Dave and Diana Twist of Elite Landscapes, a great company that is working on some of the most exclusive projects around London. We also feature talk to the parks manager at our own local council, Arun. With entries open for this year’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation, we find out what four previous winners are are involved in this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival are doing – check this out on page 62. Luke Mills explains how VR is transforming design proposals into 3D experiences, Holly Youde talks pricing…

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    • Pro Landscaper redesign

      Have you seen Pro Landscaper’s new look?

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    • Pro Landscaper's Guide to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      Pro Landscaper’s Guide to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

      The big talking point surrounding this year’s show has been the RHS Back to Nature garden, a collaboration between Davies White and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. On pages 6-7 you can read our exclusive interview with Davies White about this garden. Two gardens in particular have also been hitting the headlines this year for their sponsors; we talk to Joe Perkins on page 9 about working with Facebook and Jilayne Rickards on page 12 on working with The Campaign For Female Education (CAMFED). Earlier in the year some of you kindly answered our RHS Chelsea Flower Show poll and…

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    • Pro Landscaper May 2019

      Pro Landscaper May 2019

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    • Pro Landscaper Podium Landscapes

      Podium landscapes are a growing part of the industry. The green roof market alone is now worth over £30m and is showing no signs of slowing down. With a wealth of incredible podium landscapes now appearing across the UK, it seems only right there should be an awards ceremony dedicated solely to these awe-inspiring projects. So, we created one! The inaugural Pro Landscaper Podium Awards took place in March at FutureScape Spring, which also made its debut this year. All of the entries were outstanding and varied, from rooftops in the city to a large scheme installed above a superstore.…

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    • Pro Landscaper April

      Pro Landscaper April 2019

      This month is a bumper issue, Anji Connell explores outdoor offices and garden rooms, Cleve West tells us why he #Loveshorticulture, Jonathan Bourne explains why crushed brick is the right choice for green roofs and so much more! The inaugural FutureScape Spring took place on Tuesday 12 March at Sandown Park Racecourse. It was a jam-packed day and in this months issue we bring you a summary of the day and the fantastic seminars that took place. Also in this issue we have published a Pro Landscaper Connect report on Composite Decking. This 10 page report looks at the history…

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    • Pro Landscaper March

      Pro Landscaper March 2019

      March has been an exciting and busy moth for Pro Landscaper as awards season is upon us. In this months issue we bring you coverage of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, SGD Awards and the Podium Awards shortlist. Pro Landscaper also takes a tour of Regent’s Park in London, uncovering its history and learning that even the most high-profile UK sites have not escaped the effects of austerity. Following on from her feature on recruitment last month, this month sees Holly Youde talk about staff training. Whilst Jamie Butterworth reviews how a no-deal Brexit might impact how we buy and…

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    • FutureScape Spring

      It’s here: The FutureScape Spring showguide 2019

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    • Pro Landscaper

      Pro Landscaper February 2019

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    • Pro Landscaper January 2019

      Pro Landscaper January 2019

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    • Pro Landscaper portfolio 2018

      Pro Landscaper Portfolio Supplement 2018

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    • December's issue

      Pro Landscaper December 2018 Issue

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    • FutureScape Showguide

      FutureScape Showguide 2018

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    • pro landscaper november

      Pro Landscaper November issue review

      The Pro Landscaper November issue sees an assortment of industry heavy weights, laying out their views on crucial issues that hit both the landscaping industry and UK businesses as a collective. Here we break down a selection of the must-read features in this month’s edition.   Agenda: Is ‘flexism’ affecting your business?   Managing director of John O’Conner, Matt O’Conner kicks things off by pointing out, “flexible working can benefit both employees and the company.” His company’s staff have the legal right to request flexible hours after 26 weeks continuous service, but he sees this is no bad thing, continuing:…

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      Pro Landscaper October issue review

      Pro Landscaper’s October issue is jammed with your monthly dose of landscaping news and must-read features. Here we break down the highlights and features we believe will improve your business or spark your curious side. Let’s Hear it From: Steve Etheridge, owner, Esse Landscapes The Sussex-based landscaping businessman takes us through how Esse Landscapes operates as a contractor and the type of projects the company undertakes. Steve also tackles some hot industry topics, such as staffing, training and market saturation in the area his business operates, saying: “There’s enough work out there for everyone.” Crime Wave: Angus Lindsay Crime is…

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