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Pro Landscaper and FutureScape Golf Challenge a swinging success

Pro Landscaper and FutureScape Golf Challenge a swinging success

There are no ifs, ands, or putts about it, this year’s Pro Landscaper and FutureScape Golf Challenge was a hole-in-one. Held at the Goodwood Estate, the day was a great chance for industry professionals and golf lovers to network, with a bit of friendly competition to keep things interesting. Sweeping the victory for individual winner was...

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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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BBC Gardeners’ World Live: Best New Plant 2024 unveiled

BBC Gardeners’ World Live: Best New Plant 2024 unveiled

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® has been crowned Best New Plant 2024 at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, winning Allensmore Nurseries the coveted Peter Seabrook Award. The new Hydrangeas’ deep purple disease-resistant foliage, which maintains its colour all season, is complemented by its cherry rimmed blooms, centred in lime. Launched in...

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Griffin Glasshouses gives record donation to National Garden Scheme

Griffin Glasshouses gives record donation to National Garden Scheme

Griffin Glasshouses makes its largest donation to the National Garden Scheme off the back of its 2023 sales. The £35,620 donation marks the largest annual contribution made by Griffin to the charity to date, since the pair's partnership began in 2013. For every glasshouse sold in the National Garden Scheme collection, Griffin donates 5% of the...

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HTA strengthens its membership engagement team

HTA strengthens its membership engagement team

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) moves to strengthen its engagement team and raise the profile of environmental horticulture.  Joining the team as the new member engagement manager for the South East is Jeremy Costello, previously of The Farplants Group, in its marketing, sales and distribution wing.  Costello, who volunteers for the...

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Tyler Grange awarded Living Wage Employer accreditation

Tyler Grange awarded Living Wage Employer accreditation

B Corp environmental consultancy Tyler Grange receives Living Wage Employer accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. Officially recognising that all 80+ members of staff at the consultancy are paid a fair and real living wage, making Tyler Grange one of 14,000 UK businesses - from a total of 5.6 million - to be accredited. The real living...

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TASK Academy partners with London Stone

TASK Academy partners with London Stone

Land-based training group, TASK Academy partners with London Stone in a shared-ethos collaboration beginning in June 2024. TASK Academy founder and managing director Rupert Keys, comments on the collaboration with the hard landscaping materials supplier, saying the Academy has been a “long-time admirer and client of London Stone’s.” He goes on to...

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Milton Keynes wins out on most green space in the UK

Milton Keynes wins out on most green space in the UK

In a new study conducted by The Hunting Terrain, Milton Keynes has been identified as the local authority with the most green space nationwide. The study assessed public green space accessibility across 40 ‘major’ local authorities, taking into account population density, green space provision per capita to identify the most and least green...

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National water crisis addressed at Gardeners’ World Live

National water crisis addressed at Gardeners’ World Live

A show garden at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will explore how individuals can play a role in addressing the national water crisis regarding sewage overflows and water scarcity. The Lunatica Garden, designed by Joshua Fenton in response to the climate crisis, explores how UK gardeners can rethink rainwater use. With storms and sewage...

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GreenBlue Urban Unveils RootSpace® Installation Guide

GreenBlue Urban Unveils RootSpace® Installation Guide

GreenBlue Urban proudly announces the launch of the RootSpace® Installation Guide, designed to assist subcontractors in the seamless installation of the revolutionary RootSpace tree pit system. As the only fully integrated tree pit system made in Britain from 100% recycled materials, RootSpace represents a significant advancement in urban tree...

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EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

EGO expands Pro X Series with new battery mower

Battery-powered outdoor power equipment supplier, EGO Power Plus, is expanding its Pro X Series with a new battery mower. The LMX5300E-SP features EGO’s proven Peak Power™ technology, drawing on energy from two 56V ARC Lithium batteries at once. Group product director at EGO, Vince Brauns, says: “The LMX5300E-SP provides the power and performance...

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Collaboration the hot topic of Future of Commercial Landscaping

Collaboration the hot topic of Future of Commercial Landscaping

The need for multidisciplinary collaboration was one of the leading threads throughout Pro Landscaper’s Future of Commercial Landscaping conference in association with Ecoscape. Working in partnership was repeatedly raised by speakers and panellists as the answer to achieving the potential of biodiversity net gain and other environmental goals as...

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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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Labour pledges right for communities to turn derelict land into parks

Labour pledges right for communities to turn derelict land into parks

Labour pledges to give local communities the right to buy derelict land and turn it into green space, in an effort to improve access to nature country wide. “Nature is under threat”, says shadow environment secretary, Steve Reed. “Our children and grandchildren deserve to be astounded by the magnificence of our landscapes and coastlines and enjoy...

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Gavin Jones awarded Royal Parks maintenance contract

Gavin Jones awarded Royal Parks maintenance contract

The Royal Parks charity has awarded its landscape maintenance contract for The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill to Gavin Jones Ltd, part of the Nurture Group. Gavin Jones Ltd will have responsibility for conserving and enhancing The Regent’s Park’s horticultural displays at locations including The Queen Mary’s Gardens, The Avenue Gardens and St...

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Milwaukee Tool unveils quieter next-gen fuel blower

Milwaukee Tool unveils quieter next-gen fuel blower

Power tool manufacturer, Milwaukee Tool have launched the next generation of its M18 Fuel Blower, designed to facilitate quick routine clean-ups. The M18 Fuel Blower leverages a Powerstate Brushless Motor, offering an air volume of 14.2 M3/min at 193 km/h of air speed and 12.2 N of blowing force. Milwaukee Tool says this latest blower operates at...

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