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Crocus bids farewell to the Chelsea Flower Show

Crocus bids farewell to the Chelsea Flower Show

Long standing supplier and landscaper for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Crocus, has today announced to Gardens Illustrated that it will be stepping back after this year’s upcoming show. Since its founding in 2000 by Mark Fane and Peter Clay, Crocus has been a staple at...

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UK horticulture to be hit again by cost hike, says the HTA

UK horticulture to be hit again by cost hike, says the HTA

Concerns are growing for UK horticulture as it prepares to take yet another hit from the rise in import costs. The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has today in a statement expressed its concern for the sector following the announcement of the common user charge (CUC). As part of the import controls under the Border Target Operating Model...

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Beechwood Trees to establish new depot following latest contracts

Beechwood Trees to establish new depot following latest contracts

Beechwood Trees and Landscapes strengthens its presence in the East Midlands following its latest contract acquisition. The landscape and arboriculture service provider has been awarded two new contracts with Nottingham City Council and Nottingham County Council. Coupled with the company’s existing partnership with Eyrewash Council, it is now...

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Millions invested into rural community green spaces

Millions invested into rural community green spaces

Rural community green spaces across the country are set to be revitalised through the latest round of government funding worth millions of pounds, in an effort to improve access to nature. The new Community Green Spaces Fund will provide up to £7m in funding to create, restore and enhance green spaces across the country. Grants of up to £75,000...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Dan Cornwell

Little Interviews Expanded – Dan Cornwell

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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Proposals put forward to restore London’s largest royal park

Proposals put forward to restore London’s largest royal park

The Royal Parks charity, which manages Richmond Park- London’s largest royal park- has unveiled its proposals for a new café and enhancements to the surrounding landscape at Roehampton Gate in the park. Proposals include improving the landscape in which the café sits in an effort to improve the site’s biodiversity. The space will be transformed...

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New managing director announced for Frosts Landscape Construction

New managing director announced for Frosts Landscape Construction

Frosts Landscape Construction has announced that Alistair Bayford will become its new managing director, taking over from Ken White in May. The change in leadership comes as the commercial landscaping company transitions to an Employee Ownership Trust, effective from 26 March. Bayford says he is looking forward to leading Frosts “through this...

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‘Urgent’ action needed says new LI and BALI report

‘Urgent’ action needed says new LI and BALI report

New report tackling carbon reduction in the landscape sector launched by the Landscape Institute (LI) and British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).  The report, Landscape and Carbon is positioned as a direct response to the UK’s target to reach net zero by 2050. It outlines the actions being undertaken by the sector and how best...

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The National Tree Officers Conferences returns this November

The National Tree Officers Conferences returns this November

Now in its ninth year, the National Tree Officers Conference will be returning on 6 November 2024, set to take place in Leeds, Yorkshire. The conference is being hosted by the Association of Tree Officers (ATO), Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) and the Municipal Tree Officers’ Association (MTOA)....

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FutureScape shortlisted for the 2024 EN Awards

FutureScape shortlisted for the 2024 EN Awards

The landscape expo and trade event, FutureScape, has been nominated for Best Trade Show over 2,000 sqm at this year’s EN (Exhibition News) Awards. For the last 12 years, FutureScape has been one of the UK’s must-attend landscaping events, and over that time it continues to expand. Last year’s show welcomed its highest volume of visitors and...

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Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Business Awards 2024

Pro Landscaper announces shortlist for Business Awards 2024

The shortlist has been revealed for this year’s Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds. Looking beyond individual projects, the awards have recognised over 200 organisations within the UK’s landscaping industry since launching back in 2018. “It’s been another record year for entries, and what’s been really good to see...

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Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Walsall Town Centre is undergoing a series of improvements as part of the borough’s £1.5bn programme of investment. The £11.4m Connected Gateway project will reconfigure the walkway between the railway and bus stations in Park Street, making it straighter and wider for a more ‘attractive arrival experience.’ ‘More greenery’ will be added here and...

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Gove announces £208m investment in the north to boost housebuilding

Gove announces £208m investment in the north to boost housebuilding

The government has revealed that the north of England will be receiving a cash injection of £208m to kick start new housing and regeneration schemes. Northern leaders will also receive new powers to ‘level the playing field’ across the UK. Levelling Up secretary Michael Gove told those in attendance at the Convention of the North that this is...

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Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial helping build career confidence with new career hub

Perennial strengthens its horticultural trade’s career game with a new career hub, helping those working in the sector build professional confidence. SnapDragon is a free online tool available to anyone irregardless of experience, provided by Working Transitions to aid in professional development. The tool offers career assessments, helping users...

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Blakedown Landscapes secures £2.5m Barnard Park project

Blakedown Landscapes secures £2.5m Barnard Park project

Islington Council selects Blakedown Landscapes to carry out improvement works at Barnard Park in phase two of the million pound project. The plans include improvements to the park’s biodiversity through the development of richer habitats and wildlife diversity. As well as a new level grass area for sport and leisure activities, and a new...

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Greenfingers Charity appoints new operations director

Greenfingers Charity appoints new operations director

Children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers, appoints new operations director. Neil Sewell will be responsible for delivering Greenfingers’ new garden projects and expanding the Garden Re-Fresh programme. The charity bids farewell to Sally Jenkins, director of finance and resource, her role will be incorporated into that of the operation...

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