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    • David Attenborough

      LI to honour Sir David Attenborough with the Landscape Institute Medal

      The accolade recognises Sir David Attenborough phenomenal contribution to education and to connecting people, place and nature over multiple generations.    Throughout 2019, the year of the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, it has focused on the transformative role the landscape profession has played in the UK and beyond.   It has also looked forward to the important role it will play in dealing with global issues – not least the climate and biological diversity emergency.   To mark this occasion, the LI has chosen a very special candidate for its prestigious Landscape Institute Medal.   The LI awards its medal to…

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    • YouTube stars lead global tree planting campaign #TeamTrees

      Hundreds of the internet’s biggest stars took to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Twitch over the weekend to unveil #TeamTrees. A massive crowdfunding campaign to raise $20M to plant 20M trees by 2020. The campaign raised a staggering $5M within 48 hours of launch. Over $1.75M was raised on YouTube alone, a new record for fundraising on the site. For every $1 raised, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one new tree in a forest of high need. If #TeamTrees raises all $20 million, that means 20,000,000 new trees go into the ground. Visitors to TeamTrees.org can easily donate to plant…

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    • 30 Under 30

      30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 winners announced

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    • Horticultural scholarship

      Funding for horticultural research students

      There is a scholarship available to students pursuing a research career in the horticultural industry. As part of the David Colegrave Foundation Scholarship Season, £2,500 is available to support applied research within the horticulture industry. The Horticultural Research Scholarship is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and those studying for doctoral degrees. Last year’s winner Rakhee Dhorajiwala is completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Biosciences) at Cardiff University. Rakee would like to have a career in horticulture and is passionate about being able to support the food and flower industry in providing consumers with the best quality fruit, vegetables and other commercially sold…

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    • The BIG Little Interview – Adam White

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    • Chris Beardshaw

      Chris Beardshaw announced as ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival

      Chris Beardshaw has been announced as the new ‘ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival’.   RHS Malvern Spring Festival is held at The Three Counties Show Ground, and the festival runs from 7-10 May 2020.   Chris, who grew up in locally in Worcestershire, has been a regular at Malvern Spring Show for over 20 years. He has appeared in a variety of roles, from designing show gardens, to scholarship mentor, judge and speaker.   He designed his first show garden at Malvern Spring Festival in 1999 and he has since been awarded 13 RHS gold medals and six times…

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    • Recognition of Nurture Landscapes in The Sunday Times

      Peter Fane of Nurture Landscape spoke to The Sunday Times about how Nurture was founded and how it has grown.  The arrival of his first customer caught Peter Fane by surprise. It was May 2008 and Fane’s second landscape gardening venture, Nurture Landscapes, was touting for business — without success. That was probably just as well; it did not yet have any gardeners on its payroll, Peter told The Sunday Times. So when the insurance giant Axa asked Nurture to spruce up a garden outside one of its offices in Guildford, Surrey, Fane had to do it himself — and…

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    • FutureScape seminar programme – Room Three: Environment

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    • Whats your role

      What’s your role? – Sally Petitt

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    • FutureScape seminar programme – Room Two: Inspire

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    • Ann-Marie Powell nominated as a Woman of the Year

      Ann-Marie Powell has been nominated as a Woman of the Year at the annual Women of the Year Lunch and Awards sponsored by Barclays.  The annual event was held on Monday 14 October at the Royal Lancaster London. It s the longest running celebration of extraordinary women in the UK. Each year a nominating council elects just 450 women from all walks of life to attend The Women of the Year Lunch, each handpicked for their achievements and contribution to society. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only themselves but also the millions of extraordinary…

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    • Eljays44

      FutureScape makes its mark at events industry awards

      FutureScape, the premier B2B event for the landscape industry was shortlisted in three categories at the 2019 EN Indy Awards. On Friday 11 October at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London, Eljays44 director Jamie Wilkinson picked up the award for Best Show Director for FutureScape, with the event also receiving a special commendation in the Best Brand Expansion category. FutureScape, launched in 2012, is recognised as the leader in its field and these most recent accolades have now helped to further raise the profile of the landscape sector in the events industry. Jamie Wilkinson, Director and Show Director commented:…

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    • FutureScape seminar programme – Room One: Business

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    • FutureScape seminar programme – Pro Landscaper Theatre

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    • David Attenborough

      New film from Sir David Attenborough and The Wildlife Trusts calls for nature’s recovery

      Sir David Attenborough, president emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts has made a short film with the charity to provide answers to the State of Nature partnership’s latest warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines in the UK.   In the film Sir David calls for powerful new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once more and for a Nature Recovery Network.   Sir David Attenborough says in the film:   “A wildlife-rich natural world is vital for our wellbeing and survival. We need wild places to thrive. Yet many of our systems and laws have failed the natural world.…

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    • Infographic -the habits of a good boss

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    • Company Profile – Langlea

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    • Spring Conference

      The SGD has announced the finalists in The SGD Awards 2020

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    • The BIG Little Interview – Kate Savill

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    • Prince Harry encourages people to “look up” and share the beauty of trees

      HRH The Duke of Sussex has partnered with National Geographic to become guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account on Monday September 30th, as people from all over the world are encouraged to ‘look up” and share the beauty of trees.   Working with Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, The Duke of Sussex will take control of the Nat Geo Instagram account, which reaches over 123 million followers, to curate a new set of beautiful images of forest canopies, all taken by National Geographic photographers.   This partnership…

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    • Arit Anderson confirmed as presenter for LI Awards 2019

      Arit Anderson has been confirmed as the first special guest for this year’s LI Awards ceremony. After joining the LI as a speaker at the #LI90 launch event at RHS Chelsea in May, Arit Anderson will be stepping into the role of main presenter for the ceremony in November. (Following Ebs Akintade’s terrific turn at last year’s Awards.) An award-winning garden designer and popular television presenter, Arit’s career in garden design has been varied and well decorated. Following a lengthy career in fashion, creative events, and holistic therapies, Arit moved into horticulture upon finding that the disciplines seamlessly converged when…

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    • Shoreditch Park

      Hackney Council asks for peoples views on £2m Shoreditch Park improvement project

      Local people’s views will be put at the heart of a proposed £2m programme to improve Shoreditch Park. Hackney Council launches a month-long engagement exercise throughout October to find out what they would like to see in the park.   The public events, workshops, information stalls and drop-in sessions taking place across Hoxton and Shoreditch will give people a chance to tell Council officers what they value in the park and what they would like to see improved.   These will include a public event in Shoreditch Park on Saturday 26 October where people can come along and take part…

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    • Can you use data to improve mental health at work?

      In today’s business landscape, huge amounts of data surrounds all organisations, large or small. Data can improve all aspects of a business’s functioning, but not all types of data are used well. Employee data is one type of data that is underutilised by today’s businesses. Employee data refers to any information about a workforce, and how its workers think, feel, and act. Analysing and using employee data isn’t a new concept, but it is still rarely done. Research has found that only 8 percent of managers report they have usable employee data. Mental health organisation, Mente, has said that businesses…

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    • Brooksby Melton student becomes head gardener at The Old Hall

      Tom Walters, 33, completed his Horticulture apprenticeship with Brooksby Melton College earlier this year. He has now secured a Head Gardener role at The Old Hall in Market Overton. Whilst completing his Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture, Tom was employed as an Apprentice Gardener at Hambleton Hall in Oakham. After successfully completing his qualification with BMC, he was offered the role of Head Gardener at The Old Hall in Market Overton, Rutland. Tom has been working at The Old Hall since May 2019, with his duties including pruning and planting, changing borders, mowing lawns, maintaining the kitchen garden, representing the…

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    • Yorkshire stately home where Peaky Blinders was filmed needs a new head gardener

      Yorkshire’s famous floral landmark Newby Hall is on the search for a new head gardener to look after its magnificent 40 acres of gardens and woodland – including its flagship double herbaceous border, one of the longest in the country.   Newby’s much-loved gardens are visited by over a hundred thousand people every year and often feature on film and TV. Taking centre stage is the eye-catching 172-metre-long double border. It is celebrated for being the longest in a private garden in the UK, and the new head gardener will be in charge of looking after its 6,500 plants, as…

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