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Sustainable gardening offers positive wellbeing benefits, finds RHS

Sustainable gardening offers positive wellbeing benefits, finds RHS

Scientists at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) find, for the first time, sustainable gardening to be not just good for the planet, but also for those who practice it. The research published in the journal ‘Urban Forestry and Urban Greening’ reveals that taking a more sustainable approach to managing gardens has a positive impact on a...

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Mount Stewart gardens wins climate mitigation award

Mount Stewart gardens wins climate mitigation award

The National Trust’s Mount Stewart in County Down receives the European Garden Award for Climate Mitigation Measures in the Parks or Gardens category. A rare Arts and Crafts garden, Mount Stewart was created by Edith, Lady Londonderry, in the early 20th century. It is recognised around the world for its plant collection and architecture. The...

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Hillier unveils new sustainable growing facility

Hillier unveils new sustainable growing facility

Construction begins on Hillier’s new sustainable growing facility, located at its Hampshire nursery, in an effort to facilitate all-year-round growing potential. As weather conditions continue to fluctuate, Hillier says it was seeking a “solution to enable its growing team” to produce plants at the right time of year, regardless of weather. The...

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Husqvarna and Kew Gardens celebrate year since partnership began

Husqvarna and Kew Gardens celebrate year since partnership began

Teaming up with the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew, in 2023, Husqvarna returned to assess the progress of its three commercial robotic lawn mowers. The two Husqvarna Automower® 550 EPOS robotic mowers and one Husqvarna Automower® 535AWD robotic mower were installed and have since assisted the Kew team in overcoming multiple challenges previously...

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Tectonix achieves carbon neutrality for UK Operations

Tectonix achieves carbon neutrality for UK Operations

Leeds natural stone supplier, Tectonix, successfully offsets its UK operations' carbon emissions through a new collaboration. Partnering with Neutral Carbon Zone (NCZ), Tectonix has used its ESO-accredited methodology to establish a step on the journey towards achieving net zero. The Leed’s supplier says it was committed to measuring and...

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The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

The Water Saving Garden: Protecting a scarce resource

It was whilst frantically watering her plants in 40-degree heat that Sam Proctor had the idea for a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her pots were drying out quickly and she was having to use copious amounts of tap water to keep them alive. “I thought it was mad to be using drinking water to water them, when we know that London and the...

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Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

Little Interviews Expanded – Stuart Booth

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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Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Water-saving makes a splash at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

With 90% of natural disasters being water-related, the importance of water conservation has never been clearer. The gardens struggling for moisture in the summer are the same ones drowning in the spring, with Mark Gregory, managing director of Landform Consultants and decorated RHS garden builder, recalling this past winter as the hardest due to...

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Eden Project turns to geothermal energy

Eden Project turns to geothermal energy

The Eden Project has turned to geothermal energy this winter in what it says is a major step in the organisation’s pathway to achieving net zero and realising its goal of becoming climate positive by 2030. For the first time in the UK since 1986, geothermal energy was used to heat the biomes, offices, and new plant nursery at the site in...

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RHS reveals winner of Chelsea’s first green award

RHS reveals winner of Chelsea’s first green award

The World Child Cancer Nurturing Garden has won the inaugural Environmental Innovation Award at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Open to all those in the Show and Sanctuary Garden categories which underwent the Green Garden Audit this year, the new award recognises the efforts of designers and contractors to reduce the environmental impact of...

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17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

17 Key Highlights from Chelsea Press Day

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned to the Royal Hospital Chelsea show ground this week and there's already plenty to talk about from the world renowned show. Press day saw a series of launches, celebrations and awards being announced. Here are our top highlights: 1 Crocus going out on a high  It has been at all 22 shows that have taken...

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Third of gardeners struggling with water shortages, finds WaterAid

Third of gardeners struggling with water shortages, finds WaterAid

WaterAid has revealed that a third (35%) of garden enthusiasts have struggled with water shortages and more than a third (38%) have experienced increased heat stress. An overwhelming majority (82%) have noticed their garden, plants or home-grown produce being affected by hotter summers and prolonged heavy rainfall, with 60% being concerned about...

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Green-tech helps to create the UK’s ‘greenest’ school

Green-tech helps to create the UK’s ‘greenest’ school

After suffering a devastating fire in October 2020, St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby, has been rebuilt into the UK’s ‘greenest’ school. The multi-million-pound school is the country’s first biophilic school and has been purpose built as part of a pilot project for the Department for Education. Biophilic design focuses on enhancing...

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School Kitchen opens new kitchen garden to feed young minds

School Kitchen opens new kitchen garden to feed young minds

School Kitchen, the new food delivery initiative in York, has opened its new kitchen garden at Carr Junior School, with the help of a landscape gardener. Produce from the kitchen garden will be used by both School Kitchen for its four restaurants, as well as by pupils for school cookery classes, with any surplus going to parents in need. The...

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