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  • Photo of Plans unveiled for new green heart in Longbridge Town Centre

    Plans unveiled for new green heart in Longbridge Town Centre

    Work is set to begin to deliver a green space in the heart of Longbridge Town Centre. St. Modwen has appointed contractors Ground Control to create a new public space, including the extension of Austin Park, a new walking and cycling route underneath the Bristol Road, footpaths, seating and play equipment. Landscaping plans include the planting of 46 new trees, 3,500 new shrubs and plants, 6,500 new bulbs and enough wildflowers to cover more than three tennis courts, while additional seating for up to 80 people is set to be installed. The design will enhance the quality of the town…

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  • Photo of The Garden Company celebrates 30th anniversary with a new look

    The Garden Company celebrates 30th anniversary with a new look

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  • Photo of Your Garden Made Perfect on BBC Two

    Your Garden Made Perfect on BBC Two

    Following on from the wildly successful Your Home Made Perfect, BBC Two is providing a nation now enthralled by gardening with Your Garden Made Perfect. Airing on Thursday 4 February, it will be jam packed full of tips and tricks to inspire viewers. When discussing 2020, there aren’t a huge number of highlights. But one which has been unanimously echoed across the industry is the public’s newfound appreciation of green spaces – and more specifically, their gardens. Using the latest visual technologies, homeowners will be presented with two vastly different designs from prominent garden designers so they can visualise what…

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  • Photo of Jade Goto responds to lockdown through landscape

    Jade Goto responds to lockdown through landscape

    We speak to designer Jade Goto about the landscape she created in response to the global pandemic and subsequent lockdown. What inspired this conceptual design? The global lockdowns have highlighted the human need for outside spaces and the positive impact they have on our wellbeing. My response to the first global pandemic was to create a landscape that interpreted my personal experience of these strange and uncharted times.  What was your experience with the global lockdowns? My experience of the lockdowns, like everyone’s, has changed over the last year. Professionally, the confinement to our homes has led more people to reevaluate…

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  • Photo of Urban Earth South West trainee gains distinction

    Urban Earth South West trainee gains distinction

    Jacob Betts, a trainee landscape designer for Urban Earth South West Limited, has graduated from The Oxford College of Garden Design with Distinction. Oxford College’s Principal, Duncan Heather, said: “Jacob has excelled on this course. It has been a real pleasure to watch his growth in real time, from a competent landscape contractor to a highly gifted artist and designer. A personable young man, who is producing professional work of an extremely high calibre. I wish him every success for the future.” Urban Earth director, Phil Yolland said: “Jacob is exactly the kind of person we are looking to have in our business;…

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  • Photo of Landscape industry pulls together to build surprise garden for family in need

    Landscape industry pulls together to build surprise garden for family in need

    Businesses in the landscape industry are joining forces with the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity to design and build a surprise garden for the Taylor Johnson family, whose five-year-old son Joshua has severe complex physical and neurological disabilities. The surprise will also help mark the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity 20th Anniversary this month. Lockdown has affected many families, but for those without access to a garden, staying home has undoubtedly been a challenge. Sussex-based landscaping firm Conquest Creative Spaces set out to do something for the local community this year and asked the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity to…

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  • Photo of Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    Landscape Institute competition reveals future shape of the high street

    The ideas entered into the Landscape Institute’s latest international design competition provide insight into the future design and management of the public realm. The competition attracted 160 student and professional entries from China, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Spain and the UK. President of the Landscape Institute, Jane Findlay commented: “The competition was designed to generate new thinking and to offer a platform for entrants to engage with the debate about the future of our public spaces. I was delighted to see such imaginative and hopeful thinking’. “The quality of the submissions was incredible, not only in the standard of presentation…

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  • Photo of Students to reinvent 18 world cities for new competition

    Students to reinvent 18 world cities for new competition

    Eighteen global cities have launched a competition that will enable students and universities from across the globe to share their vision for a green reinvention of our cities. In a first of its kind, the competition is being led by C40 Cities, the global network of cities committed to bold climate action. The C40 Students Reinventing Cities Competition is dedicated to transforming cities in the face of the climate crisis, by driving an active collaboration between cities and academia. Students entering the competition will be given live projects to work on in cities, including Athens, Auckland, Barcelona, Bogotá, Buenos Aires,…

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  • Photo of Restoration of unique ‘Capability’ Brown garden given lifeline

    Restoration of unique ‘Capability’ Brown garden given lifeline

    A grant from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage has thrown a lifeline to a project to restore the only surviving ‘Capability’ Brown curved walled garden, at the National Trust’s Berrington Hall in Herefordshire. The project had been at risk of delay due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the conservation charity, but a £269,000 grant from the Culture Recovery Fund has ensured work can continue to restore and conserve this rare survivor of Georgian garden design. Berrington Hall near Leominster sits within the last garden and landscape to be designed by the renowned 18th…

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  • Photo of Untitled Practice to transform Kingsbury and Market Square

    Untitled Practice to transform Kingsbury and Market Square

    Untitled Practice (UP) is set to transform Kingsbury and Market Square in the heart of Aylesbury’s historic town centre conservation area. The landscape and architecture studio was appointed to undertake the 1.2 ha public realm improvement scheme following an open tender process run by the new unitary authority of Buckinghamshire Council. With a rich civic quality, Market Square is the focal point of the town with its distinctive Clocktower, Crown Court and Corn Exchange buildings. UP’s proposed scheme will tie this together with Kingsbury – the gateway to Aylesbury’s Old Town – to create a new town centre destination of…

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  • Photo of Vectorworks launches new versions of BIM and design software

    Vectorworks launches new versions of BIM and design software

    Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has launched Vectorworks 2021 with a continued emphasis on improving product quality, performance and the user experience. This latest release includes Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2021 versions of Vision, Braceworks and ConnectCAD. “Vectorworks 2021 is the continuation of our commitment to quality and performance and is something that will further drive our mission to provide best-in-class design and BIM tools to AEC, landscape and entertainment professionals,” says Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “When you drill down to this year’s launch theme of ‘simplicity to design the…

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  • Photo of Country Gardens market is still strong

    Country Gardens market is still strong

    Award-winning landscape company says that the demand for country house gardens has proved strong all the way through the recent COVID-19 crisis and continues to develop. With particular expertise in designing and constructing country gardens in the Home Counties, Bowles & Wyer share their insight on how the market has developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. “People have a renewed interest in using their gardens in the last few months” says Bowles & Wyer CEO, John Wyer, “At the start of lockdown, it was the only space available to most homeowners. Since then, with an emphasis on entertaining in the garden, we have seen…

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  • Photo of Scottish interior and garden design company launches

    Scottish interior and garden design company launches

    A new interior and garden design company is launching this month, claiming to be the first of its kind in Scotland. Katie Reynolds Design Ltd will be offering its clients both interior design and garden design services from its base in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Owner Katie Reynolds says no other designer in the country is offering professional services in both of these sectors. Katie gained Distinction in interior design at KLC School of Design in London and trained in garden design at the National Design Academy, where she was highly commended for the standard of her portfolio. Now fully qualified, Katie…

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  • Photo of Interest in decking surges during lockdown

    Interest in decking surges during lockdown

    Google searches for decking in the UK doubled in the week the nation was put on lockdown, according to new research from Composite Prime. Data from the search engine revealed interest in the term ‘decking’ had doubled within the homes and interiors category in the five days following the UK lockdown announcement on March 23. Composite Prime sales director Charles Taylor said: “This backs-up an increase in consumer enquiries we have been receiving. For both samples and for customers wanting to know where to buy our products. “It’s good news for timber merchants and builders merchants who are able to continue…

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  • Photo of Peter Donegan to design ‘Northern Roots Oldham Garden’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020

    Peter Donegan to design ‘Northern Roots Oldham Garden’ at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020

    Having returned from France after the inauguration of the WW1 Centenary Peace garden he designed for the 13th century Chateau de Peronne, garden designer Peter Donegan is set to return to show gardening at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2020 with the Northern Roots Oldham Garden. The show garden has been designed to showcase the pioneering new green space project Northern Roots, the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park on Snipe Clough, placed in 160 acres of stunning green space in the heart of Oldham, Greater Manchester. Paying homage to Oldham’s rich industrial heritage, the Northern Roots Oldham Garden…

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  • Photo of Designer marks decade of award-winning show gardens at RHS Malvern Spring Festival with litter and rubbish

    Designer marks decade of award-winning show gardens at RHS Malvern Spring Festival with litter and rubbish

    An award-winning olive tree grower will incorporate litter which has been captured from the sea or combed from beaches around the UK into a show garden at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival. This will be the tenth consecutive show garden at RHS Malvern by olive tree specialists Villaggio Verde, the longest ever run by a grower. To mark the decade they will be designing a garden called ‘Taverna Cove’. It will be inspired by a family-owned taverna in Greece which is only accessible by coastal path or the sea. The family manages and maintains the taverna and the land…

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  • Photo of Andrew Grant member of group calling for ‘quality’ design principles

    Andrew Grant member of group calling for ‘quality’ design principles

    Andrew Grant, founder and director at Grant Associates, is one of ten expert members of a design group tasked by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to develop quality design principles for national infrastructure projects. Launched by the Design Group on 5 February, the UK’s first ever Design Principles for National Infrastructure seeks to embed four key considerations – climate, people, places and value – into the planning and delivery of projects to construct and renew nationally significant infrastructure: Climate – infrastructure must help set the trajectory for the UK to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and…

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  • Photo of APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

    APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

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  • Photo of The SGD Awards winners 2020

    The SGD Awards winners 2020

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  • Photo of IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    IKEA Austria store to focus on urban greening

    In the heart of Vienna, IKEA is establishing the most innovative city centre IKEA store in the world.   The design is being developed in cooperation with querkraft architekten, a Vienna based architectural company. The design has a heavy focus on urban greening, with green on all four facades and a roof terrace.   Due to its convenient location in the city centre it is easily reachable by public transport and will be a car free IKEA. Adding to its sustainability and climate friendly approach.   160 trees will be part of the building, with an aim of lowering the…

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  • Photo of Competition launched to design a garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    Competition launched to design a garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

    BBC Radio Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside are joining forces with the RHS to run a garden design competition. It will give three listeners the chance to design a garden at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (22–26 July). The competition asks amateur gardeners and aspiring garden designers to create and submit a ‘City Garden’ design. The design must incorporate creative ways to get the most out of a small outdoor space. Entrants should also tie in a link to their local BBC region as a winning design from each – Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside – will be chosen to represent the…

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  • Photo of Hillier Nurseries has unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 exhibit

    Hillier Nurseries has unveiled plans for its RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 exhibit

    The Stihl Hillier Garden will be a celebration of the company’s 155-year history and achievements, as it aims for a landmark 75th consecutive gold medal. Hillier Nurseries will be taking centre stage with its vast exhibit in the Grand Pavilion. It will be an immersive walkthrough, winding around the famous central monument bursting with planting inspiration throughout. The stunning display will cover 387.5m2, a staggering 85% increase on the 2019 garden. Visitors will first approach an historic shopfront replica of the original Hillier shop in Winchester (that was purchased in 1864). This transports visitors back to the humble beginnings of…

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  • Photo of The RHS Garden for Friendship unveiled for 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The RHS Garden for Friendship unveiled for 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    The RHS Garden for Friendship designed by award winning garden designer Jo Thompson, in collaboration with TV and BBC Radio 2 presenter Zoe Ball, will celebrate how you can make great friends through gardening at the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The RHS and NHS will be joining forces through the RHS Garden for Friendship to promote gardens and gardening for good mental health. This is something that both Zoe and Jo believe strongly in and attracted them to this project. The RHS Garden for Friendship will reflect an urban street and promote greening up front gardens, balconies, window boxes…

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  • Photo of James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

    James Alexander Sinclair designs neuro rehabilitation ward garden

    James Alexander Sinclair is working with the charity Friends of the Neuro Ward to design a garden on the neuro rehabilitation ward at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. Friends of the Neuro Ward, a charity which is entirely volunteer-led, is currently trying to raise funds for the garden and is halfway to its target of £200,000. The charity previously helped to refurbish the Woodend’s Neurorehabilitation Unit before now moving onto the garden of the rehabilitation ward. This is a project that is close to the charity’s president, Caroline Critchlow, heart as her husband has previously suffered from a brain tumour. The…

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  • Photo of A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

    A new green vision for the low line through the heart of south London

    Better Bankside, the Low Line Steering Group and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that the Low Line Commons is the winner of the international competition to develop an ecological vision for the Low Line. Following the path forged by the railway viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, the Low Line stretches through some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods. The Low Line is a long-term project. It will incrementally unfold as different opportunities and strands of funding become available. Having a coherent and creative green vision for the project will ensure that it can be delivered with…

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