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    • Bringing together SuDS, Highways & Biodiversity Net Gain – GreenBlue Urban’s latest event

      GreenBlue Urban is proud to be hosting their latest Roadshow event at White City, London on 25th September. The aim of the day is to bring private and public sectors together to discuss the importance of Green Infrastructure and that potential constraints relating to Highways and Utilities can be avoided. A range of talks from experts in SuDS, Highways and Biodiversity will provide an insightful within an iconic location. Following talks a visit to the two successful tree planting projects using GreenBlue Urban Tree planting products. (programme option). Places are limited – register today! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bringing-together-suds-highways-biodiversity-net-gain-tickets-69889355945?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button   White City House –…

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    • Leeds

      Leeds council agree £1.7m scheme to transform city centre

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    • Future Landscape Conference

      4 weeks to go until the Future Landscape Conference

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    • Woodlands Trust

      Woodland Trust appoints new CEO

      The Woodland Trust the appointment of Dr Darren Moorcroft, currently director of estate and woodland outreach, as chief executive.  He will take up the role on 1 October 2019.   Having worked in conservation for over 20 years, Darren’s experience has already helped the Trust plant over 3 million trees in 2018 with schools, local communities and landowners. He has established the UK’s most ambitious landscape programme – the Trust’s Northern Forest Programme which will see 50 million trees planted along the M62 corridor, enabled the Trust to buy its first mountain at Ben Shieldaig, and spearheaded the UK’s first Young People’s…

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    • The Royal Parks have created a Music for Trees app

      The Royal Parks have collaborated with the Royal Academy of Music to create the Music for Trees app. The app will allow visitors to listen to music under the trees of The Regent’s Park as well as learning about the trees.   The geo-location app will come to life in Gloucester Gate, situated in the north-east corner of The Regent’s Park. This area of parkland is home to over 30 species of trees that include walnut, hornbeam, ash and London plane.   The initiative was the idea of The Royal Parks’ Arboricultural Officer, Matt Steinmann. He wanted visitors to notice…

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    • HS2

      Transport Secretary halts destruction of ancient woodlands by HS2 until review concludes

      Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has ordered that removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 be stopped during the independent review into the project. This is unless they are shown to be absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts, should the scheme proceed as planned.   The Transport Secretary told HS2 Ltd to review its ancient woodlands clearance programme – and assess what removals can be halted until after the examination of HS2, led by Doug Oakervee, has reported in autumn.   He recognised the concerns of local residents and campaigners that clearing ancient woodland is irreversible.…

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    • Husqvarna

      Husqvarna launches new virtual boundary technology for professional robotic mowing

      Husqvarna have launched Husqvarna EPOS technology, a satellite-based solution for a new series of professional Husqvarna Automower® robotic mowers, enabling mowing with virtual boundaries.   The Husqvarna EPOS technology is a high-precision satellite navigation system that delivers an accuracy of 2-3cm. It is used to create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers. The new system will significantly increase the flexibility and use of professional robotic mowers in green spaces. The virtual boundaries can be adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of sports fields and public spaces. This new system further opens up opportunities for areas which historically were challenging for…

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    • Landmark biodiversity review meeting held

      A review into the economics of biodiversity has taken a step forward, as Sir David Attenborough was unveiled as its ambassador.   The Chancellor Sajid Javid addressed the expert panel’s inaugural meeting at HM Treasury on the 16 September – underlining the importance of this work to help preserve the planet, while protecting the UK and global economy.   Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is leading the independent global review, which seeks to: assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally assess the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss and identify a range of actions that can enhance biodiversity while delivering…

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    • Success for Eljays44 and FutureScape events team at 2019 EN Indy Awards

      The 2019 EN Indy Awards is an event organised by Exhibition News which awards the efforts independent exhibition organisers. This year sees our publishing company Eljays44 Limited in the running for three awards. With the winners to be announced at the 2019 EN Indy Awards ceremony at The Honourable Artillery Company on 11 October, the three categories Eljays44 were nominated in are: BEST SHOW DIRECTOR: Jamie Wilkinson BEST TRADE LAUNCH: FutureScape Spring BEST BRAND EXPANSION: FutureScape Spring The award nominations from Jamie and the FutureScape events team demonstrated clarity, vision and a great affinity with the landscaping community, focusing on…

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    • 5 trees for outstanding autumn colour

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    • Trading With – Spanish Slate Quarries

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    • Harrogate flower show

      Harrogate Autumn Flower Show results

      North Yorkshire nursery RV Roger has taken top honours for the second year running at this year’s Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.   The company won Best in Show for plant nursery exhibits, with a fantastic display of over 230 different types of apple, pear, quince and other fruits. Best in Show for Special Educational/Scientific exhibits went to Hoyland Plant Centre.   The garden, which depicts a disused railway line turned over to nature, won top marks and a Premier Gold Award in this year’s Creative Spaces beds and borders competition.   Premier Gold also went to a design featuring carnivorous…

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    • Perennial announces Festival Dinner with royal guest of honour

      Perennial’s Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra, and President, Alan Titchmarsh VMH, will attend a glittering 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner on 11 October 2019. The black-tie event will be held at the award-winning 5-star Corinthia Hotel in London. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception with live music from harpist Hayley Wild. It will then be followed by an exquisite three course dinner. An after dinner speech from Alan Titchmarsh will lead into an exciting live auction. Prizes will include the chance to spend the day with Alan and the team from ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and Royal Circle Best tickets for the…

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    • New floral displays brighten up Luton Airport Parkway station

      Luton Airport Parkway station has been given a colourful makeover thanks to the installation of new floral displays.   A team of Govia Thameslink Railway staff cleared five sacks worth of debris and litter from undergrowth at the front of the station. They then installed 10 wooden planters full of locally-sourced flowers and shrubs.   Now that the area has been cleared, staff intend to sow wildflower seeds to encourage bees and other insects. Two bird boxes have also been put up in the surrounding trees as part of the gardening project.   Luton Airport Parkway Station Manager Joe Healy…

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    • Ground Control rounds off a successful summer with more awards and industry recognition

      Ground Control, has once again added to its ever-expanding collection of industry and business accolades. In September, it was presented with two BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) National Awards development of the Children’s Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, as well as being listed for the third time in the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2019 Report. The two BALI awards, in the ‘Community & Schools Development’ and ‘Hard Landscaping Construction’ categories, are in recognition of the significant design and build contract to create the hugely popular new attraction in collaboration with the…

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    • Stanley Park in Blackpool named as the UK’s Best Park

      Voters have crowned Stanley Park in Blackpool, Lancashire as the UK’s Best Park 2019.   The awards received a record number of 364 nominations. All eligible nominations then progressed to a public vote, where 36,832 then voted.   This year your votes also helped give “Much Loved” status to 73 parks and green spaces which placed within the top 20% of nominations.   Receiving an estimated two million visitors annually, Stanley Park was opened in 1926 and as well as an abundance of sporting facilities boasts a number of iconic features. Impressive Italian Gardens at its centre are flanked on…

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    • Forest planted in the middle of Austrian football stadium

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    • Tree of the Year

      Tree of the Year voting is now open

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    • WW1 Centenary Peace Garden in France is inaugurated

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    • HRH The Duchess of Cambridge opens Back to Nature Garden at RHS Garden Wisley

      HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a new garden for children at RHS Garden Wisley by planting a weeping blue cedar tree. The Back to Nature Garden is inspired by the gardens co-designed by The Duchess at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. It includes features from the original garden at RHS Chelsea, including the hollow log and boulders from the waterfall, as well as the wildflower meadow, hidden burrow and rolling hill from RHS Hampton. New elements include a ‘bouncing forest’, where visitors can jump on trampolines surrounded by trees, two treehouses, linked…

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    • oak

      Caution urged by growers and traders on oak imports

      A group of Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) traders and growers are urging importers to ensure oaks being brought into the UK not only comply with current legislation to combat Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), but are not sourced from Italy’s recently declared Pest Free Area (PFA).   The HTA are seeking guidance from Defra and awaiting confirmation that the proposed PFA meets the international standards for phytosanitary measures. Until this is confirmed, the HTA asks that UK businesses continue importing oaks that only comply with legislation which is designed to ensure that the UK imports OPM-free trees. Defra have confirmed that…

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    • Paul Downer

      Paul Downer receives prestigious award from Writtle University College

      On 6th September 2019 Paul Downer, Managing Director and owner of Oak View Landscapes Limited, was honoured at the Writtle University College (WUC) Graduation Ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral with an honorary Fellowship.   The criteria for awarding an Honorary Fellowship includes recognition for those who have: served WUC with distinction in an honorary capacity, made a contribution over a substantial period of time, promoted the welfare of students enhanced the prestige of the university college contributed to the growth, prosperity, interests or welfare of the university college. In Paul’s case, his nomination was for three areas. Distinction in the landscape…

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    • box moth caterpillar

      National Trust discovers new ally in battle against box moth caterpillar

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    • European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award

      The RHS has won a European Garden Award in the category ‘Europe’s Heritage of Gardens and Gardening’.   This prestigious international prize is awarded by the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN), led by the Schloss Dyck Foundation, Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Culture in Juechen (Germany).   The RHS was chosen from a shortlist of three in the category ‘Europe’s heritage of gardens and gardening,’ which broadly covers the RHS Gardens and Shows as well as the work the charity does across training, education and raising awareness of gardening, so the win is a significant recognition of the RHS’s…

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    • BALI National Landscape Awards

      91 awards announced for the BALI National Landscape Awards 2019

      Out of 145 entries submitted in 2019, 91 National Landscape Awards have been bestowed on 63 members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), with several members winning an award in multiple categories. Since the event was brought back in-house in 2018, numerous records have been achieved including the most entries received in the past 10 years as well as the highest number of entries from first time entrants at 51 – 35% of the total entries – and an incredible record of 34 international entries. Notable wins include five awards for registered contractors Nurture Landscapes, four awards for…

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