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February 21, 2018

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Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminars introduce new guidance on tree selection for green infrastructure projects -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

30th birthday celebrations for Holland Landscapes -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Sutcliffe Play

    Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

    Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

  • Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures

    Award-winning garden designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson have announced that, although they will continue to collaborate, they will be focusing on separate ventures going forward. In 2008 Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson launched Wilson McWilliam Studio. Simultaneously, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Mark Gregory launched The London College of Garden Design. Wilson McWilliam Studio is acknowledged to be one of the leading design studios in the UK, winning 24 awards nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. The studio has produced outstanding and experimental work and created a huge range of successful private gardens and landscapes both…

  • Gillespies

    Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

    Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

  • RHS Malvern

    The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

  • Kubota

    Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

    Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

Latest

Sutcliffe Play

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

Feb 20, 2018

Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures

Feb 20, 2018

Award-winning garden designers Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson have announced that, although they will continue to collaborate, they will be focusing on separate ventures going forward. In 2008 Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson launched Wilson McWilliam Studio. Simultaneously, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Mark Gregory launched The London College of Garden Design. Wilson McWilliam Studio is acknowledged to be one of the leading design studios in the UK, winning 24 awards nationally and internationally over the past 10 years. The studio has produced outstanding and experimental work and created a huge range of successful private gardens and landscapes both…

Gillespies

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

Feb 20, 2018

Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

RHS Malvern

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Feb 20, 2018

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

Kubota

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

Feb 19, 2018

Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

Chelsea Fringe

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018

Feb 19, 2018

Alternative garden festival The Chelsea Fringe has announced dates for 2018, its seventh year. The 2018 Fringe will run for nine days from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 May, with hundreds of eclectic events expected to take place across London, the UK, and worldwide as the globe’s fastest-growing Fringe festival continues to expand. “I’m hugely excited to be announcing our seventh Chelsea Fringe, and a new nine-day programme that promises to create more buzz and excitement than ever before,” explains festival director Tim Richardson. “The Fringe’s best events are the ones that involve people meeting up in a festive atmosphere – whether that’s around a talk, a walk,…

Glendale

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

Feb 19, 2018

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

Most Influential

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser

Feb 18, 2018

Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

Cheltenham

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer

Feb 17, 2018

Work is set to begin this summer on improving Cheltenham High Street, including the use of natural stone paving, new seating, trees and a performance space. The designs, which are now well advanced, will go on public exhibition in March. They will replace the existing mix of concrete and tarmac infill with new natural stone paving across the full width of the street, creating a flat comfortable walking area with improved surface drainage. The new paving will be complimented by raised beds, planted with large trees and shrubs and incorporating new seating and other street furniture. Additionally, two new areas…

LDA Design

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury

Feb 16, 2018

LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns. LDA Design, the creative consultancy behind masterplans for Exeter and Plymouth as well as the London 2012 Olympic Park, will work alongside three project partners – Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council – to develop a masterplan that builds on visioning work carried out to date, including public consultation where over 2,500 comments and ideas were collected. Shrewsbury has long been the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales. It has a strong independent retail and food offer and…

London

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste

Feb 16, 2018

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a further £6m injection of further funding for protecting the environment and improving green space in the capital. The fund will deliver the roll-out of more new public water fountains, on top of the initial 20 the Mayor announced recently. It will also create better local green spaces including in areas with little access to parks and community spaces. Sadiq wants Londoners to help protect the environment by introducing changes that will have a big impact on reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cups bought daily across the capital. The…

RHS

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship

Feb 16, 2018

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on budding gardeners to apply for its two year apprenticeship scheme before applications close on 1 March. Open to school leavers and career changers, ten places are available across the four world-class RHS gardens; Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Intended as a first step to a career in horticulture, successful applicants will combine working with inspiring garden teams with more formal learning delivered by a local college to learn about the cultivation and maintenance of ornamental gardens. In 2017, RHS apprentices also helped…

News

Sutcliffe Play

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

Gillespies

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan

Liverpool Housing Association Cobalt Housing has appointed masterplanners and designers Gillespies to work on its estate regeneration plan for Stonedale Crescent in Croxteth. The estate sits within one of Liverpool City Council’s Mayoral priority development zones, focused on improving social and economic conditions for both residents and neighbourhoods. Gillespies are supported by partners Hemingway Design, Cushman & Wakefield, Ekosgen and Mott MacDonald. The masterplan for Stonedale Crescent will be developed through extensive consultation with residents, partners and the wider community and will look at options to both regenerate existing residential streets and develop new, high quality homes and spaces. Community…

RHS Malvern

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden designer, Olivia Kirk, is creating her first show garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which celebrates the re-development of The Royal Porcelain Works (RPW) in Worcester. Olivia, who runs a design practice in Herefordshire, has three RHS Chelsea Medals including Gold and has designed many private and public space gardens around the UK. The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern, which runs from 10-13 May 2018, will take visitors on a journey through time, using a series of planted ‘exhibition spaces’. The innovative garden design provides an inspiring mix of history and modernity, by…

Kubota

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

Chelsea Fringe

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018

Alternative garden festival The Chelsea Fringe has announced dates for 2018, its seventh year. The 2018 Fringe will run for nine days from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 May, with hundreds of eclectic events expected to take place across London, the UK, and worldwide as the globe’s fastest-growing Fringe festival continues to expand. “I’m hugely excited to be announcing our seventh Chelsea Fringe, and a new nine-day programme that promises to create more buzz and excitement than ever before,” explains festival director Tim Richardson. “The Fringe’s best events are the ones that involve people meeting up in a festive atmosphere – whether that’s around a talk, a walk,…

Glendale

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure

National green services supplier Glendale has made a trio of senior promotions, following a restructure of its regional operations. Alex Paterson has been made managing director and will be responsible for developing and directing the firm’s business strategy, leading management teams across the country and overseeing the company’s performance within key sectors. He joined the business in 2015 as regional director for the north, responsible for driving operational and financial performance in the region, before taking on the role of operations director. In addition, the business will now operate as two main territories, north and south, each led by a…

Most Influential

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser

Garden enthusiasts are being given the chance to be part of an audience with gardening journalist and TV presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, as he talks about his career and experience as a gardener, from his early days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to his career on TV and radio, his writing and his charity work. The event is being held on 28 June at The Ivor Crewe Lecture Theatre, The University of Essex, Colchester, and is in aid of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.  Alan is one of the patrons of the Trust, which was set up to carry…

Cheltenham

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer

Work is set to begin this summer on improving Cheltenham High Street, including the use of natural stone paving, new seating, trees and a performance space. The designs, which are now well advanced, will go on public exhibition in March. They will replace the existing mix of concrete and tarmac infill with new natural stone paving across the full width of the street, creating a flat comfortable walking area with improved surface drainage. The new paving will be complimented by raised beds, planted with large trees and shrubs and incorporating new seating and other street furniture. Additionally, two new areas…

LDA Design

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury

LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns. LDA Design, the creative consultancy behind masterplans for Exeter and Plymouth as well as the London 2012 Olympic Park, will work alongside three project partners – Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council – to develop a masterplan that builds on visioning work carried out to date, including public consultation where over 2,500 comments and ideas were collected. Shrewsbury has long been the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales. It has a strong independent retail and food offer and…

London

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a further £6m injection of further funding for protecting the environment and improving green space in the capital. The fund will deliver the roll-out of more new public water fountains, on top of the initial 20 the Mayor announced recently. It will also create better local green spaces including in areas with little access to parks and community spaces. Sadiq wants Londoners to help protect the environment by introducing changes that will have a big impact on reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cups bought daily across the capital. The…

RHS

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on budding gardeners to apply for its two year apprenticeship scheme before applications close on 1 March. Open to school leavers and career changers, ten places are available across the four world-class RHS gardens; Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Intended as a first step to a career in horticulture, successful applicants will combine working with inspiring garden teams with more formal learning delivered by a local college to learn about the cultivation and maintenance of ornamental gardens. In 2017, RHS apprentices also helped…

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower

Kubota UK continues to expand its extensive range of  machinery solutions with the launch of its new professional zero turn ride-on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut every time, the ZD1211 is equipped with a three-blade, 140 mm deep, 1.5m rear discharge deck, and optional mulching kit. This is combined with Kubota’s unique baffling system, a new technology that has been specifically designed and developed in the UK to maximise mulching performance. The ZD1211’s innovations go further,…

RHS Hampton Court

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018

From 2-8 July, The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) largest flower festival supported by Viking will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace with exciting new content for 2018 including iconic horticulture, a mass planting of Verbena bonariensis and an immersive feature taking visitors on an explorative journey through time. For the first time ever at the show, RHS Hampton will be celebrating iconic figures of the horticultural world, welcoming influential landscape designer, nurseryman and author Piet Oudolf. Internationally acclaimed for transforming urban spaces, the Dutch designer will be bringing his iconic naturalistic style to the show, creating a whimsical…

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors

To celebrate the Royal Air Force’s 100th anniversary on 1 April, garden designer and RHS Gold medallist Martyn Wilson, who is ex-RAF, has designed a memorial garden to feature at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2018 in May. The RHS and Three Counties Agricultural Society – owners of the Malvern show ground – have agreed for the garden to remain as a permanent RAF memorial garden, but the garden needs sponsors for this to happen. Martyn needs to raise £10,000 in order to construct the garden, which includes the purchase of materials, plants and a bespoke sculpture. Benefits for sponsors include:…

A speaker at the Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) conference.

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference

The Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association (INNSA) hosted its fourth annual conference in Derby in the wake of a turbulent last year for remediation professionals. INNSA 2018 brought together experts from a range of sectors affected by invasive species, including property, amenities, remediation and legal, to provide updates on the previous year and future advice for those at risk of infestations of the likes of Japanese knotweed. 2017 was a challenging year for the invasives industry, with months of uncertainty on the renewal of Glyphosate licensing causing fears of food shortages, and harmful non-native infestations growing out of control. It also…

landscaper

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017

The inaugural Pro Landscaper Business Awards took place at East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on Friday 9th February, bringing the landscaping community together for an afternoon to celebrate the excellent standards set within the landscape industry. Pro Landscaper’s Jim Wilkinson, said: “Our industry is exceptional at celebrating the visual excellence of landscaping with industry awards and RHS shows that highlight how phenomenal landscapes can look, but with the launch of the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, we chose to highlight how well businesses operate -their processes, staff training, health and safety records and consistent positive customer feedback.” The ceremony, held at…