LANDSCAPE June Preview 2018

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Landscape T H E IN DU S T RY T R A DE S H O W

Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 September 2018 - Battersea Park, London


DEVELOP YOUR PLANTING DESIGN SKILLS At the London College of Garden Design our aim is to provide world-class, inspirational garden designing training. Our unique Planting Design Diploma, was created to enable professionals to develop their passion for plants by working with some of the very best designers and plants people.

Through practical workshops, inspirational lectures and visits the Planting Design Diploma explores contemporary and traditional techniques to support and develop your planting design skills. This is a unique course not found anywhere else in Europe, delivered over 30 days from January to June from our home in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

The course is led by Andrew Fisher Tomlin, designer and Chartered Horticulturist, and we are fortunate to have some incredible specialist lecturers including Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens, Tony Kirkham from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield. Designer tutors include Helen and James Basson, Jo Thompson, Paul Hervey-Brookes, Anne-Marie Powell, Carolyn Willitts, Kate Gould and Amanda Patton.

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Landscape Welcome to the third edition of the 2018 LANDSCAPE Preview Magazines! This magazine has been created to give you a small insight into the fantastic exhibitors you can meet and the types of products you can source at LANDSCAPE this September. As well as welcoming a whole host of new and returning exhibitors LANDSCAPE will once again facilitate a free to attend CPD accredited Seminar programme featuring a diverse line-up of top industry speakers. Stay tuned to find out who will be joining the line-up this year! LANDSCAPE - the UK’s premier event for the industry returns to Battersea Park in central London on Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th of September 2018. Don’t forget to register for your free tickets to attend the show, simply visit our registration page at I hope this edition is useful and I look forward to sending further issues across the coming months and of course to seeing you at the event itself in September in Battersea Park. With my very best wishes,

Jeremy Storey-Walker Event Director

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As part of LANDSCAPE’s ongoing commitment towards uniting the industry and enhancing the professional qualifications of it’s practitioners, all of the seminars at this year’s LANDSCAPE Show will qualify for CPD learning points. This accreditation means that attending any of the Seminar Sessions hosted in all theatres now counts towards delegates’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


CPD is defined as ‘a commitment to structured skills enhancement and personal or professional competence’ and organisations that are granted membership by the CPD Certification Service must clearly demonstrate expertise in their field and provide a place for industry to turn to for advice and guidance. LANDSCAPE which opens in Battersea Park, London on the 18th of September 2018, will be running an extensive free two-day seminar programme. The full programme will be available to view online nearer the time of the show at On achieving CPD certification for the programmes, Event Director Jeremy Storey-Walker says: “We are delighted to offer visitors to LANDSCAPE the broadest range of free and relevant content delivered by some of the highest-level experts in the industry. We believe this exciting offer is enhanced further through the ability of delegates at these presentations to credit their attendance towards their CPD.” “Being accepted as a member of the CPD Certification Scheme also reinforces the quality of LANDSCAPE’s seminar programme and the real value that delegates can gain from attending these sessions.”

Attendees will receive their Certificates of Attendance at the end of each session they attend. Register for your FREE tickets to attend by visiting

TREE AID TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. One of the people TREE AID has supported is Tadesse, a fruit farmer from Ethiopia. Tadesse and his family have struggled to make ends meet for many years. His children often went to school on empty stomachs. They got by on little more than one meal a day, and lack of nutrition was a serious problem. When Tadesse heard about a TREE AID project starting nearby he seized the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve his family’s future. He received training in growing and caring for seedlings and he immediately set about growing apple and plum trees. When it came to harvesting, just one plum tree was able to give nutritious fruit for his whole family. He was also able to sell extra plums and with his new income Tadesse has constructed a new home, with an iron roof. His family don’t have to sleep in the same space as their livestock anymore as they have a bigger house and Tadesse and his wife no longer sleep on the floor as they have purchased their first bed. Tadesse says “When you are poor family relations are affected, it’s hard. In my own case, my children used to go to school with an empty stomach. Now they go to school with a full stomach, come home for lunch and can study in the evenings in their own space. This has improved my relationship with my wife.” Now that Tadesse has improved his life and his independence thanks to the training provided to him by TREE AID supporters, he’s clear about his next ambition, “My dream for the children is that they will all continue in education so that they have the opportunities that I didn’t.” Meet the TREE AID team on their stand at LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park this September and find out more about their amazing work!

AIPH Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next. AIPH is committed to being the ‘world’s champion for the power of plants’. The LANDSCAPE Show provides access to the latest ideas and products for greening our world for the future and we are happy to be supporting the event for another year.

STUDIO TECNICO CE.S.A.F. This Studio thinks agriculture is becoming more than just producing vegetables and plants, and as you start to cultivate fields you start to interact with landscapes and the environment around you. They believe therefore, you are able to offer more than just a ‘material product’. Their Studio operates in conjunction with different types of farms and private customers across Tuscany, so they continuously have their finger on the pulse of the rural estate market and can support their customers on starting up their agricultural businesses, producing everything from: wine, olive oil, ornamental plants, vegetables, officinal herbs, fruits and much more. In the last twenty years Tuscany has become famous for its “agriturismi” (holiday farms), a unique way to bring field work and hospitality together. Studio Tecnico Ce.S.A.F. acts as an advisor- across all phases, including: advice on site visits, bartering with owners, preparing documents for trade, supporting in production management as well as assisting in the acquisition of public funding’s. Last but not least, the context: the gardens, parks and flowerbeds will receive the maximum level of attention from their team. This includes everything from planning, plant selection, placement and inspecting. Make sure you come down to LANDSCAPE this September to find out more from the team on their stand!


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The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) accredits landscapecompanies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK against a strict inspection process on an annual basis. This ensures that we canpromote our members to the public knowing they will offer a professional service to the best of our ability.

The 2019 SGD Student Awards are now open for entries and this year will be judged by award-winning designers Andy Sturgeon FSGD and Debbie Roberts MSGD of Acres Wild as well as Arabella St. John Parker from Homes & Gardens magazine.

The rigorous inspection process to join is one of the toughest within the industry. The APL is the only landscaping scheme operator of Trustmark, a Government endorsed initiative that promotes professional trades to consumers.

Categories are available for both commercial and residential design projects and the judges will be looking for outstanding design skills and a demonstration of a clear understanding of the brief originally provided. There is no remit, no size and no limit to the type or number of entries you can submit in the SGD Student Awards.

With garden designers, landscape architects and contractors all visiting The LANDSCAPE Show, the APL believe it is an important event in the landscaping calendar to support and take part in. Networking with industry peers is a great way to share information and promote the benefits of APL membership, so it would be foolish to miss out!

To enter you must either be an SGD Student Member in 2018 or have progressed from Student Member to Pre-Registered Member since 1st September 2017. There is plenty of time to enter your submissions this year. Discounted ‘Early Bird’ fees are available to anyone who registers their entry before 13 July 2018. The final deadline to register is 10 August 2018 and actual project submissions are not due until 31 August 2018. The awards are the perfect springboard for any new designer’s career and an ideal opportunity to raise your profile so start planning your entries today. Make sure you visit the SGD on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September at London’s Battersea Park!

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Landscape & Urban Design

Landscape & Urban Design Magazine Designing your outdoor environment Landscape & Urban Design provides the UK’s major landscaping and urban design specifiers with a comprehensive look at the latest in the landscape design and management, design innovations, garden design, the built and natural environment, public space, green space, open space and environmental sustainability.

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ARBORICULTURAL ASSOCIATION EUROPLANTERS There is a new trend for concrete planters, concrete is often very heavy and whilst this can be ideal for barrier troughs (although as concrete is not flexible it would not stand up to impact damage very well), shipping costs are also likely to be high and concrete doesn’t work so well on a roof terrace, for instance where weight bearing can be an issue. Europlanters have developed a great new alternative to concrete in GRP which is much lighter, making it easier to move and cheaper to transport and just because it’s lightweight it doesn’t mean it’s any less durable. GRP is frost proof, rust proof and rot proof too. It is almost impossible to add drainage holes to concrete planters after they have been made, without damaging them. Therefore, plants that are in these type of pots without drainage are more likely to suffer from root rot, unlike Europlanters GRP concrete effect planters where drainage holes can simply be added by using a drill. As Europlanters concrete effect planters are made from GRP, which is an inert product, it will not release any plant harming chemicals, unlike concrete which may impact the alkalinity of plant soil. Also, as GRP is nonpermeable it will hold water if it has no drainage holes. Concrete however, is porous, which results in water evaporating too quickly out of the soil and drying out plant roots unless plants are maintained frequently. ‘Europlanters can make GRP to imitate the look of almost any material and our GRP smooth concrete planters look is just like the real thing but with all the benefits of GRP’ Said John Wilkes Director of Europlanters. Make sure you come along to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the Europlanters team on their stand!

As the leading voice on all matters arboricultural in the UK, the AA provides a home and membership for all those employed within the sector; championing the sustainable management of trees in places where people live work and play – for the benefit of Society. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession. We support The LANDSCAPE Show as we strongly believe in collaborating with our partner organisations as part of our vision. The LANDSCAPE Show are also an important member of the All Party Parliamentary Group, helping us to lobby MPs to recognise the importance of our industries.

STARK & GREENSMITH During this year’s 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Stark & Greensmith were privileged to work with the talented and award-winning garden designer Tony Woods. His beautiful garden ‘Urban Flow’ for Garden Club London was designed in response to climate change and demonstrated the use of the planet’s precious resources responsibly. Tony’s Urban Flow garden was awarded RHS Chelsea’s highest accolade of a Gold medal and best in the category for Space to Grow. Urban Flow featured Stark & Greensmith’s latest design ‘Flow’ in corten steel. The pattern is reminiscent of cracked earth and references the garden’s focus on water conservation and the strong bond that they have with their local environment. ‘Martine [Stark & Greensmith’s Creative Director] has developed a stunning pattern that perfectly reflects the key messages of the garden and has used shapes inspired by natural changes associated with climate change, water flow and leaf shapes in the planting scheme to develop this truly striking addition to our RHS Chelsea garden.’ – Tony Woods Stark & Greensmith’s inventive ‘Flow’ design will soon be released as part of their standard range of laser-cut decorative panels. Catch more of their fascinating designs at their stand in LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park.


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BALI Founded in 1972, The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is the UK’s leading Trade Association for landscaping professionals; promoting, supporting and inspiring over 900 fully Registered organisations and individuals, including Contractors, Designers and Affiliate members. Working across over 50+ disciplines, including hard and soft landscaping, irrigation, playground installation, green roof, living walls and design facility, BALI members are vetted against the highest standards of excellence. BALI members have been transforming domestic and commercial landscapes for over 45 years, deploying the very best skills and the latest products and materials to deliver projects that not only renovate spaces but also inspire future generations to enjoy the rich and diverse landscapes around them. BALI is delighted to be returning to LANDSCAPE 2018 on Stand A21 and are happy to continue supporting the event this year. BALI’s Marketing and Communications Manager Darren Taylor alongside Sales Officer Carly Button are looking forward to meeting and supporting BALI’s Registered Affiliate members who will be exhibiting.

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THE GARDEN TRELLIS COMPANY With a recent project for a new housing development in London, The Garden Trellis Company gave insight in to how slatted panels can provide a stylish and contemporary style with added privacy and security for an outside living area. The new housing development in Greenwich included 14 rooftop gardens that needed a secure and private divide between the different apartments in the development. A site visit was undertaken where the client presented a drawing to showcase their vision for the project. From this The Garden Trellis Company produced a quotation to put forward to the client and once agreed, the joinery was created in their UK workshop, and a suitable installation timeframe was agreed. The project featured a series of specially designed contemporary slatted panels (45mm slats) in Western Red Cedar. All 14 gardens required panels designed to the same measurements and the end panels were cut diagonally to fit around galvanized metalwork and glass balustrades. The timber, quality and consistency create a stunning screen providing privacy to the each of the rooftop gardens. Timber samples including western red cedar will be available on The Garden Trellis Company stand at LANDSCAPE this September!


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THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF HORTICULTURE The Chartered Institute of Horticulture is open to any professional within the horticultural industry, from those at the beginning of their education or career, to those already well established within the field. We are the professional voice for horticulture, uniting a growing profession. CIH provides the opportunity to associate with colleagues through technical and social gatherings, through its publications and on its website. Membership of the Institute provides a unifying force that draws together horticulturists who may be pursuing very different career paths and ‘uniting a growing profession’. We also support Grow Careers, an initiative set up to help bring young horticulturists into the industry by helping them explore the options available to them. Our mission is to both increase the number of new entrants into the sector, and inform progression and diversification of careers within the industry. We will be returning to the LANDSCAPE Show this year to take advantage of the networking opportunities with other organisations. The various lectures and seminars have proven to be insightful and informative and with such a varied audience of visitors the event is like no other.

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TRANS-EUROPEAN STONE Trans-European Stone are thrilled that the “Command of the Oceans Project” at the Historic Chatham Dockyard on the river Medway in Kent, has won another Award - The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South East Project of the Year! The project has already won 4 RIBA awards including; RIBA South East, RIBA South East Conservation, RIBA South East Building of the Year, the RIBA National Award and was shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize. The 84-acre site is of great archaeological and historical significance, with a chequered history spanning over 400 years from the Spanish armada to the Falklands crisis. Project architects Baynes and Mitchell specified over 2,300 m2 of Belgian blue limestone paving with a tumbled finish for the external landscaping. Trans-European Stone supplied the Belgian blue limestone from the quarry Les Carriés de la Pierre Bleue Belge for the external landscaping. The 200mm widths of random lengths between 300-600mm were given a tumbled finish to give an antique and weathered look, seamlessly blending the old and the new. Visit the team on stand C49 at LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park to find out more!


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THE GARDENERS GUILD The Gardeners Guild is a national trade network for professionally qualified gardeners. With over 570 active, qualified members we have grown to become one of the largest paid member groups in professional horticulture since we started over 10 years ago.


The Gardeners Guild is pleased to exhibit at LANDSCAPE Show for the 5th consecutive year.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show marks a high point in the horticultural calendar and 2018 is no exception. At this year’s show, Long Rake Spar were delighted to donate products from their Grantex collection for Chilstone’s garden.

We encourage our members to attend this trade show as part of their continual professional development. It will help them keep up-to-date with industry trends and new developments. It is also a great venue for us to meet our members and for our members to meet each other. Gardening is hard work; Battersea Park is a great venue for a well-earned day off from normal activities to attend the trade exhibition for our industry.

Chilstone’s stand, which won 5 stars in 2017, has been designed by Ali Dempster from Sandstone Design and showcases their popular architectural stonework and hand crafted cast stone ornaments. Addagrip previously worked with Chilstone when they supplied the surfacing for last year’s show. Long Rake Spar’s dried aggregate products have been used in the resin bound surface on the 2018 stand, creating an attractive yet practical flooring solution. Opting for a resin bound system means that Chilstone will benefit from its hard wearing properties, the surface will withstand the footfall from the many visitors to the stand whilst retaining a natural looking, high quality finish. The design of the stand gives Chilstone’s elegant architectural pieces a modern twist by bringing together classical motifs and bold colouring provides the perfect backdrop for Chilstone’s sculptures.

Professionals will benefit from the ever increasing range of industry speakers and have a unique opportunity to network. It is not unusual for our members to be on first name terms with the CEO of large suppliers as a result of meeting them at Landscape. As well as speakers and exhibitors, visitors will benefit from networking with other professionals they meet. We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces of our industry colleagues at LANDSCAPE 2018! We will also be happy to talk to anyone who is considering garden maintenance as their career.

Make sure you pop by Long Rake Spar’s stand at LANDSCAPE this September to find out more about their great products!

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LECA The Grosvenor Paradise Project in Liverpool used Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate geotechnical fill throughout the site to form new landscape features and to minimise loading on the new structure. Working on behalf of construction partners and architects they selected the Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate not only for its lightweight and free draining properties, but also for its ease of installation. At only one seventh of the density of traditional crushed fill and freer draining than soil, the Leca® provided a lighter, easy to handle solution. Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate was used in conjunction with proprietary drainage matting and block polystyrene to form new ‘green’ features at the centre of the development. The fill was also used within feature raised floral beds where the material will assist in the retention of moisture within the soils to feed the vegetation during dry periods. The original design for the scheme included greater use of polystyrene, but a cost comparison and the various advantages of Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate when used as an intermediate fill, led to its specification. The free-draining nature of Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate also assists in the eco-friendly plan to recover water during wet weather, then recycle it for irrigation of the parkland in dry spells. Additionally, as part of the water attenuation scheme for the whole site, excess water is harvested from the parkland into giant tanks for controlled release into the nearby Mersey. An estimated 9,000m³ of Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate was used during the project, which was completed in spring 2008, as the city celebrated its year as the European Capital of Culture. The park, shopping complex and car park is now fully operational and encompasses some 46 individually designed buildings providing some 200,000m² of shopping, including many of the major names in UK retail. Catch the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park this September!


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GARDEN MEDIA GUILD The Garden Media Guild is the UK’s professional body for garden writers, authors, photographers, broadcasters, editors and allied trades. What we offer horticultural communicators: Join our network of friendly creatives and keep up to date with events in the world of horticultural media, operate more efficiently and profitably, and develop your work through our programme of training, workshops, garden visits and events, including our prestigious annual Awards Lunch. Held every year at the Savoy Hotel, it rewards the finest achievements in the field of horticultural communications. Probationer members looking to get a foothold in horticultural media are welcome to join and take part in all of our events; each probationer is paired with a mentor to help them navigate their new career. We also reach out to horticultural colleges to raise awareness of careers in communication among their students. What we can offer the horticultural industry: With 400+ members the Garden Media Guild offers the horticultural industry one-stop access to the UK’s top gardening communicators and opinion formers. Our members’ work appears in all of the UK’s national, specialist, local and lifestyle magazines and newspapers. They are behind some of gardening media’s biggest digital platforms and have wide-ranging social media reach. Their work is published in the UK’s best-selling gardening books. They appear on television and broadcast on national and local radio. Reach them through our quarterly magazine, monthly newsletter or mail-outs or promote your brand at the Awards Lunch. The Garden Media Guild is a proud supporter The LANDSCAPE Show again this year!

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MATTEINI TRANQUILLO NURSERY Finding a plant like the Osmanthus ilicifolius ‘goshiki’ in big sizes is a pretty rare sight. But at Matteini Tranquillo Nursery, they’ve managed to master the growing of a variety of plants in their most unusual form. So whether it’s multi-stem or 300 cm high, it’s all in a day’s work at Matteini Tranquillo Nursery. With the demand for multi-stem plants increasing within the landscaping industry, the pioneers at the nursery have managed to grow a new line of multi stem evergreen specimens, all enriched with careful blooming details. The new line will focus on their exclusive production of the Osmanthus ilicifolius ‘goshiki’ multi-stems in a rare height of 250-300 cm. Most importantly because, the ‘goshiki’ is often praised for its prestigious and elegant appeal, which stems from its impressive compact evergreen head and oval marbled leaves with holly-like spines, that also blooms delicate white flowers in the late summer, ideal for public or private homes alike. As the Osmanthus ilicifolius ‘goshiki’ are slow-growing specimens, at Matteini Tranquillo Nursery they have mastered the production to allow them to provide unique specimens that are over 30 years old. Recently, the Matteini Tranquillo Nursery has had the pleasure of supplying a significant landscaping project in London with their impressive Osmanthus ilicifolius ‘goshiki’ mutli-stems, 250 cm in height. To view Matteini Tranquillo’s exclusive collection of Osmanthus ilicifolius ‘goshiki’ multi-stems and many other extraordinary products, visit their stand at the LANDSCAPE Show on 18-19th September at Battersea Park!


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GREENFINGERS Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to creating magical and inspiring gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend time in hospices across the UK. To date the charity has created over 50 gardens nationwide but still has a waiting list of hospices that desperately need their help now. Last year Greenfingers Charity exhibited at the LANDSCAPE Show for the first time, and this year the team is very much looking forward to being there again. Speaking about the Show, Linda Petrons, Head of Fundraising and Communications said “We love being part of the LANDSCAPE Show as it’s provides us with a great opportunity to promote the work of the charity and showcase the amazing gardens our designers and landscapers have created. It’s also a fabulous opportunity to catch up with old friends and also create new contacts who may want to support future Greenfingers garden projects.” Greenfingers Charity works with professional designers and landscapers and relies on support from both within and outside the gardening industry to be able to do their work. As the charity approaches its 20th Anniversary, the year ahead will present many individuals and businesses with the opportunity to get involved, generate good PR and help to make a difference to children and families in hospices. To find out more about the charity and how you can get involved, visit the Greenfingers Charity stand at the show this September!

GREENFINGERS CHARITY Last April award-winning garden designer, landscaper and Greenfingers Charity Ambassador, Jody Lidgard officially opened the new pirate-themed garden at Andy’s in St Andrew’s Hospice, Grimsby. The opening was attended by hospice staff, children and families amongst many Greenfingers Charity friends who generously supported the creation of this new enchanting space. The incredible pirate-themed garden includes a safe plank to walk from a wheelchairfriendly galleon surrounded by shooting fountains and tall grasses. Speaking at the garden opening, Greenfingers Charity Chairman, John Ashley, thanked Jody, his talented team and all those who supported this much needed wheelchair accessible space. Head of Fundraising & Communications, Linda Petrons confirmed that the “Nest and Rest Garden” at Grace House Sunderland, designed by RHS Chelsea Challenge 2015 winner, Sean Murray and created by Jody and his team at Bespoke Outdoor Spaces, would also officially be opened in July 2018. Sean has used his therapy and nursing experience to design an attractive garden with therapeutic benefits in the full knowledge that in a hospice setting a garden must provide solace, scenery and stimulation for all the senses. With a waiting list of hospices that need their help, three new hospice gardens have been commissioned by Greenfingers Charity. These include an all-weather garden in Little Harbour Children’s Hospice in Cornwall which is currently being designed by RHS Gold Medal winner Darren Hawkes as well as a sensory garden for Claire House Children’s Hospice in Cheshire designed by Carolyn Willits. A fresh woodland garden at Richard House in E16 is also being designed by Andrew Fisher Tomlin, one of the UK’s leading garden designers. This new garden will provide a feast for the senses. Greenfingers Charity very much look forward to these new gardens coming to life and for children and their families who spend time in these hospices to have a special place in which to create new family memories. Find out more about their amazing work at their stand in the LANDSCAPE show this September at Battersea Park!


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HTA The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry representing members from across the garden industry supply chain including garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and service providers. The association helps its members to flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry through their key values; collaboration, innovation, influence and integrity.

HOOK-UP SOLUTIONS Hooka lift and carry crawler is a very versatile machine with a lift capacity of 1.5 tonne yet only 1 metre wide, therefore it’s not surprising that they receive some unusual requests from their customers! Earlier this year they were contacted by Bracknell Forest Council asking if they could lift, shift and install a Great Crested Newt sculpture beautifully crafted by Nick Speakman. There were various calls to arrange the date as the protected species have to return to the pond for breeding in the spring, then spend the rest of the year feeding on invertebrates in the woodland. Timing was therefore critical for getting it installed as soon as they had returned to the pond. The Hooka was on standby, and as it’s a tracked machine was able to move across the dense woodland shrubbery and up the hillock with ease, with the Great Crested Newt secured to the bed of the machine. Once they reached the allocated spot they safely positioned it in its new home in the forest. It all went to plan and the residents of Bracknell Forest and the great crested newts are very happy with their new sculpture!

Its key roles include: provision of advice-based services such as business improvement schemes, briefings and helplines; training, conferences and events for members; market information and research; promotions such as the National Garden Gift Voucher and National Garden Gift Card schemes; and working closely with government and the media to influence policy and projects. The HTA offices are based at Horticulture House in Chilton, Oxfordshire where they are developing a horticultural hub with meeting room and conference facilities for the whole industry to utilise.

The Hook-Up Solutions team are looking forward to meeting you at LANDSCAPE 2018 at Battersea Park!

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RAINBOW PROFESSIONAL The Rainbow Professionals are breaking boundaries with their Trio of products; Spiral Tree Guards, Bio-degradable Weed Mats and Bio-degradable Weed Mat Pegs. Complexly designed, they’re used to nurture the growth of trees and shrubs, whilst allowing nature to take care of the rest! The very first of its kind, the trio of products are 100% plant material. So the fabrics contained in these products will simply biodegrade in to compost at the end of their lifetime, providing a nutrient rich element for the soil whilst whittling down any maintenance costs to an absolute minimum. So they’re truly taking the industry by storm, using their revolutionary invention to help reduce the usage of harmful synthetic products and herbicides. Spiral Tree Guards are carefully manufactured in a range of colours from Clear, Brown, Green, White and Green-Tint. Equally their Bio-degradable weeds mats are supplied in a subtle brown colour that blends harmoniously with the landscape and can be secured into place with a Rainbow Professional bio-degradable weed-mat peg. The products are UV stable and do not require any mulch, bark or wood chips to cover the fabric. So they provide environmentally friendly weed and erosion control. So why use the Trio of Products by Rainbow Professional? For starters, they require little to no maintenance after installation, so they are a perfect sustainable solution for landscape and roadside planting. They also hold outstanding water and air permeability which stimulate the growth of plants. Not to mention they are UV stable, so you’ll find no shrinkage when exposed to sun and no need to cover with mulch or bark. Amongst these amazing benefits, they’re also incredibly easy to transport, cut and install and continue to prevent surface erosion. So they can be utilised by almost anyone in need. To find out more information about Rainbow Professional and their cutting-edge products visit their stand at the LANDSCAPE show next September at Battersea Park!

ILP The Institution of Lighting Professionals is an open and collaborative organisation that works proactively with architects, interior designers and specifies to integrate quality lighting into the built environment. We promote best practice by uniting the skills of engineering, design and technology to deliver great spaces for people. Visit for more information. We are supporting The LANDSCAPE Show because we promote excellence in all forms of lighting one area including lighting landscapes. Our publication ‘Lighting Landscapes’ gives guidance on implementing successful lighting within the public realm. It starts from one basic premise – that public space, is a crucial component of successful, well-functioning towns and cities in which people can work, relax and socialise in a harmonious manner. But at the same time, even the best-designed public squares, parks, pedestrian areas and gardens, which may be havens of sociability or serenity by day, can become unprepossessing, and even threatening, places after dark. One major aim of our guide is to inspire those responsible for commissioning and funding to recognise the numerous benefits of good landscape lighting and put such lighting at the centre of the design of new or refurbished urban spaces, parks and gardens.

WOODEN GARDEN OBELISK The Wooden Garden Obelisk team eagerly eagerly anticipate their first ever exhibition at this year’s LANDSCAPE show. Their stunning Wooden Garden Obelisks and Planters will take centre stage of their stand. Available in Oak, Accoya & Medite Tricoya Extreme, they’re manufactured to meet the specific requirements of their clients. Their hugely popular products were exhibited by Colin & Kay for another year running at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They showcased an exciting range of their standard sizes and designs of obelisks and planters, manufactured in both Oak & Accoya timber. Also new to their range this year is the Chelsea Star obelisk. Expertly designed to display a unique geometry from all 4 sides, it provides a stunning focal point within the garden, with no floral accompaniments necessary. Their hugely popular Sweet Pea design was also exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Within their RHS Chelsea Show exhibition there were many carefully thought out intricate elements. As planters are a growing market for the company, in order to showcase one of their most popular designs, the Column Planter, they used bay trees as a central focal point to give height. It was then surrounded by low growing, vibrant planting of Marguerites and Laurentia, complemented with trailing ivy, providing visitors with the ultimate example of how their gardens could benefit from such a piece. With a 25 year timber guarantee, customers can have the assured confidence of the planters. Consistent positive reception of their products mean Colin & Kay will continue to exhibit their ranges at the show. The Wooden Garden Obelisk team work very closely with Garden Designers, Landscapers and Landscape Architects in addition to their private clients throughout the UK and worldwide. Colin & Kay are looking forward to expanding their range of obelisks and planters over the year with some exciting new products coming soon. Catch their stand at the LANDSCAPE show this September in Battersea Park and see their fascinating Wooden Obelisks and Planters for yourselves.


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LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE The Landscape Institute is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity working to promote the art and science of landscape practice. Its aim, through the work of its members, is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. The LI believes that inspirational landscapes and liveable places are at the heart of thriving communities. The landscape profession is a diverse one, with practitioners feeding into the place-making process at every stage, and the LI is doing more to acknowledge practitioners who transform the landscape through management and science as well as design. The LI provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners, including landscape architects, managers, planners, scientists and urban designers and they are happy to be in support of the LANDSCAPE Show again this year.

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HESELTINE DESIGN Heseltine Design is returning to LANDSCAPE in 2018 to introduce their new ‘Magro’ range of seating and tables. Magro has been developed to provide elegant comfortable seating that is easily moved and compact enough for settings where space is at a premium. Made from PEFC thermo treated Ash the all timber products require no finish, are low maintenance and have a lifespan greater than Oak. The benches can be ordered at different lengths to accommodate two or three people and come with or without arms. Tables come at low and dining heights with new products being added later in 2018. As well as Magro, Heseltine Design will have examples of their classic Everglade benches in solid FSC Oak on display on stand CP13 at LANDSCAPE this September!


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VENUS STONE Venus Stone’s recent project with their sister company Luxury Gardens UK, features their newest contemporary paving the Mint Fossil Sawn and Hones Sandstone. Quarried in India, it contains mesmerising variations of cool sandy beige and warm oranges, whilst featuring intrinsic fossil markings. This new contemporary paving has been ‘Honed’ to achieve a smooth surface for an added modern finish. In addition, their Mint Fossil has been carefully edged with a complementary choice of Blue Black Granite cobbles creating a sparkling grey and blue hue that distinctively contrasts against the stunning sandy paving.

Perennial the only charity dedicated to helping everyone from across the horticulture industry including the landscaping sectors when they are facing difficult times. Life’s challenges such as illness, injury or loss of income can strike at any time and their effects can be devastating. Perennial’s professional Caseworkers and Debt Advisers provide advice, practical help and financial assistance for as long as is needed to turn people’s lives around and secure a better future. Many of us support charities as a way of giving something back, and what better than choosing a cause that helps the people within our own industry? Perennial relies on income from its supporters to deliver its services to those that need them. As the leading landscaping trade event, LANDSCAPE is a very valuable platform for Perennial to raise awareness and increase support.

Luxury Garden’s new range of lightweight Cubico Planters also played a significant role in their recent project. In Charcoal Grey, they complimented the Blue Back cobbled edging perfectly. Covering the perimeter of the garden with high quality Cubico Platners, each was topped with 100% botanically accurate Buxus Balls, that are suitable for outdoor use thanks to their UV and Frost Proof properties. The project was a noteworthy success as Venus Stone, Luxury Gardens UK and the customer were all thrilled with the overall outcome. You can catch Venus Stone at their stand at LANDSCAPE show this September in Battersea Park. Be sure to come down and see what they have to offer!

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MR RESISTOR 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Mr Resistor, a renowned lighting expert specialising in outdoor lighting products and controls. During this year’s LANDSCAPE show, they will be introducing their latest Wise Controls technologies and products; a wireless control system for homes and gardens. They will be launching their well awaited new app, which will allow the user to control their garden lighting by using their phone or tablet. Wherever or whenever they want! They will also be demonstrating the latest version of their Wise Box Receiver Version 3. An update from their original Wise Box Version 3, this will feature four PIR timer dials for each circuit, allowing up to 16 PIR’s to be connected. The WiseBox unit will allow the user to control their lights, water features, electric shutters and gates all in one. Once programmed, the user simply places the indoor wireless switch in a suitable location and the installation is complete. So you can enjoy the freedom of switching your circuits from anywhere in your garden or home by simply using the remote control. The WiseBox has a receiver that has an extraordinary 10 amp circuits with maximum amperage of 20 amps. So it can achieve up to a whopping 200m range with a clear line of sight. Mr Resistor will be showcasing their innovative product range at the LANDSCAPE show this September at Battersea Park. Why not come and have a look for yourself!


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RHS RHS Shows aim to encourage and improve the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its many branches, showcasing an exhibit will inspire visitors to enrich their lives through plants and make the UK a greener, more beautiful place. RHS Shows run throughout the year and offer a wealth of opportunities for Designers, Landscapers, growers, providers of garden products.  They look forward to seeing you all at the LANDSCAPE Show and sharing the fantastic opportunities on offer at all of the RHS Shows.

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THE CLEFT WOOD COMPANY Having been established over twenty five years the Cleft Wood Co. have vast experience in producing cleft oak fencing materials and gates. As well as major projects for the National Trust at Stowe and Charlecote Park they have also supplied many smaller gardens with fencing and gates. This year they have once again been working at Stowe Landscape Gardens. The Home Park is being restored to its historic layout and will be reintegrated into the overall gardens. This means, amongst other things, moving the golf course from its current site and rebuilding it on farmland a little distance away. As you can imagine, this is a major project both in terms of time, labour and politics. A golf course isn’t playable overnight. Much planting has been done and some fabulous statuary commissioned and installed. The Cleft Wood Co’s part in the project is to fence the reclaimed area with the cleft Stowe Paling fencing that has been used in the Hawkwell Field and Hawkwell Mead areas of the gardens. It is a style that is typical of what might have been used a couple of centuries ago. It is rustic and fits the Capability Brown sensitivity superbly with its meanderings and lack of straight lines. All posts, rails and palings are cleft by hand in their workshop only a dozen miles away using English oak sourced from thinnings. The company deal UK wide and have exported to Europe, the Far East and the USA. For more information on their wonderful products please visit The Cleft Wood Co. at their stand at LANDSCAPE this September in Battersea Park!


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SGD The Society of Garden Designers has been championing excellence in garden design for over 35 years. It is the only professional association for garden designers in the UK and counts some of the UK’s leading garden and landscape designers among its growing membership. It is active both nationally and internationally, promoting its aims through its monthly magazine, workshops, seminars and conferences. The SGD also run the annual SGD Awards scheme designed to reward outstanding achievement in the garden and landscape design profession. Covering all aspects of design from private domestic gardens to engaging public spaces, the SGD Awards are dedicated to promoting excellence among landscape and garden designers. The SGD Awards are open to Members of the SGD only including student members. Categories include residential garden projects, international and commercial scheme and student design along with awards for planting, hard landscape and lighting design. “LANDSCAPE is a great networking event for the SGD. It is the perfect arena to talk to our members and to engage with potential new members who come to the show looking for inspiring products and services and to take part in the varied talk programme. We are looking forward to returning again this year.” Sarah Morgan MSGD, SGD Chair.

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THE GARDENERS GUILD Keeping up with changes in legislation can be a headache. Does it really apply to gardeners? What do you actually need to do? How is a GDPR Privacy Policy different to a Data Protection Policy? Your Data Protection Policy will tell customers how you keep their data safe. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) addresses why you need the information, if at all and what you will use it for, including who you will share it with. To help GG members comply they were given a worksheet that would: Teach them about the changes, Help them complete a review of the categories of customer data they typical process, Help them complete a legitimate interest’s assessment, Help them create a GDPR Privacy Policy and Log their training.

Stone Federation Great Britain is the official trade association for the natural stone industry with over 100 years’ experience in connecting garden designers, landscape architects, specifiers and clients with the finest stone professionals. They act as the source point for all things stone and are your impartial reference point. Stone Federation is delighted to be working with the LANDSCAPE Show as this is a sector that has a strong synergy with the natural stone industry. Natural stone is a fantastic material for the landscape sector; from large city centre projects through to domestic gardens. Their membership is made up of both the most well established and widely respected names in the industry, alongside the most innovative and creative of natural stone firms, which enables them to expertly resource your requirements. Stone Federation can help you from project conception right through to the end and beyond, covering everything from stone selection and sample sourcing through to finding a stone professional and providing technical advice. To access a wealth of free resources and to help find the ideal natural stone firm for your next project visit them online.

Using their worksheet, members were able to do all of this on one document! They were also able to answer questions that members had via their member forum. Members also have access to hundreds of other free legal document templates and free telephone legal advice. Managing a professional gardening business involves more than qualifications alone. If you would like help to keep up with changes in the law please get in touch for more information about membership. Why don’t you come down to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the team on their stand and find out more! @landscapeevent #Landscape2018 LANDSCAPESHOW.CO.UK

LINCOLNSHIRE POND PLANTS Lincolnshire Pond Plants is a family run nursery, who takes great pride in providing a personal service. They recently received another Gold Award at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. It is also quite fitting that during this centenary year for the RAF, they are in the process of developing their nursery on the old RAF Binbrook site, which was active during the Second World War. Lincolnshire Pond Plants are converting ‘Nissan Huts’ into green houses. These prefabricated steel structures originally used for military use are the perfect shape for poly tunnel conversions. The Nissan Huts provide the perfect conditions for the plants and for the ponds to house water lilies. Each of the Nissan huts will be named after aircraft that were stationed there, including: Wellington, Fairy Battle, English Electric Canberra, and Lightning’s. Raf Binbrook now known as Brookenby was also used in the making of Memphis Belle. Lincolnshire Pond Plants are undertaking the work themselves and are currently looking at getting the walls rendered and commissioning an artist to paint the aircraft’s that were stationed their during the war as well as creating a tearoom featuring some of the sites history. The team believe this will be a fitting memorial. Lincolnshire Pond Plants has grown extensively during the past 3 years and they wish to keep their range as varied as possible, supplying pond plants throughout the year whether or not they are in season. Be sure to come along and visit the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September and find out more about their products!


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TREE AID TREE AID is an International Development Charity which helps people lift themselves out of poverty and protect the environment. People in this part of the world live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. In Africa, trees mean life and provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment. Last year was a very successful year for TREE AID; as they planted 1.1 million trees, protected 55,000 hectares of land and supported almost 393,000 people across the drylands of Africa. In 2017 TREE AID helped thousands of people to realise the potential of trees. 178 enterprise groups in Ghana are now selling their tree products, shea and baobab fruits including to the largest wholesaler in Northern Ghana. TREE AID will have an even greater impact over the coming five years as they scale-up their work. Over the next financial year TREE AID are aiming to plant over 1 million trees and regenerate a further 500,000. They will also be supporting 138,239 households through their programmes. These targets fit into their strategic goals (2017-2022), which are: Plant almost six million trees across Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, Mali and Ethiopia, Increase income for 15,000 households by 25% and to be directly helping more than 300,000 households. Over the next 5 years Tree Aid will be planting 1 tree every 30 seconds across the drylands of Africa. TREE AID is delighted to be exhibiting at the LANDSCAPE Show for the second year this September and they are hoping to continue to spread their message and extend the charity’s reach.

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It is an exciting time for LANDSCAPE 2018 Speaker Naomi Ferrett-Cohen as she’s been busy working towards her first Chelsea Garden entitled Life Without Walls, sponsored through funds raised by the CHERUB Collaboration. The theme of the garden centres around a young person living with HIV and the journey they face. It explores the stigma and marginalisation many of them face. The white pod at the top of the garden represents the clinics the young people attend, a cocoon of safety from the outside world. The journey from the pod through the garden shows the journey towards a life of more freedom, and the obstacles encountered along the way. The path through the planting is interrupted by three dark obstructing walls that are difficult to pass.

The end of the journey is an open seating area, symbolising a society where these young people are accepted without prejudice and feel happy and confident to open up about their HIV, without fear of judgement. Whilst the garden is somewhat conceptual, it is still a design that could be recreated within a normal home garden. The planting style, paving and bench are all elements that could be taken and used outside of a show-garden context. The garden was sponsored through funds raised by the CHERUB collaboration (Collaborative HIV Eradication of Reservoirs UK BRC). This is a UK network of doctors, researchers and patients working together to find a cure for HIV Infection.

One of the road-blocks to HIV research is the stigma that still exists around being positive, and the difficulties imposed by society on being frank and open about living with HIV. This garden was all about breaking down the stigma and showing that anyone can live well with HIV. In particular, the garden has been designed with adolescents and young people with HIV in mind, although it is applicable to everyone. The garden brought together two messages: it is OK to live openly and healthily with HIV and that we need to work hard to find a cure through dedicated scientific research. To date, funds have been raised through donations from pharmaceutical companies, ViiV Healthcare and and Gilead Sciences Ltd.

Come along to LANDSCAPE this September to hear from Naomi as part of this year’s Seminar Programme!

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GLOBAL STONE Global Stone are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Porcelain Paving. They were one of the first to introduce Porcelain Paving into the domestic market five years ago. All of their porcelain products are sustainably produced and made in Italy. As a market leader, they like to keep their product offerings fresh and innovative and carefully study the market and key trends. Sales in the past few years have grown significantly as the market recognises the benefits that porcelain can offer, and they have continued to increase their range to meet changing demands. Key amongst the benefits of porcelain are its hard wearing and durable qualities. They believe their porcelain products are not only beautiful but also offer unbeatable strength and ease of maintenance, making them ideal for their customers to use in a wide range of gardens, indoor/outdoor, drive and patio solutions. Last month they spoke about their new porcelain setts for 2018, and now they want to show you ways to add glamour to your garden by introducing their Porcelain Granito Range, with sparkling mica. New to their main brochure for 2018, Granito combines the look and feel of natural granite, with easily maintained porcelain. Available in two new colours; Frosted Grey and Charcoal Grey, it is the perfect choice for a contemporary garden. For the traditional look, combine them with natural granite setts to frame your garden and finish off the look. Make sure you come down to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the Global Stone team on their stand and find out more about their product range!

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DALEFOOT COMPOSTS A new peat free Bulb Compost, made from wild bracken harvested from the Lake District fells, has been developed by Dalefoot Composts. Dalefoot have developed a premium, carbon-neutral compost with award-winning lily growers HW Hyde & Son, who have used it to grow ‘gold medal’ bulbs at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The compost itself has now been shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018. One of its kind, it boasts the perfect blend of free draining compost with natural, must-have nutrients and trace elements, to grow eye-catching flowers and to feed the bulb restoring its reserve for the following year. The bracken from the Cumbrian fells also gives it the perfect open structure. With the number of eco-conscious gardeners growing, Dalefoot’s Bulb Compost will come as welcome news for its beneficial use on aggressive, waist-high bracken which makes grazing difficult and impacts upon native species. Harvesting bracken on rotation, at exactly the right time of year, improves the habitat for ground nesting birds and butterflies, in particular the endangered High brown Fritillary whilst also providing the perfect nutrients for beautiful spring, summer and autumn bulbs. Dr Jane Barker, an environmental scientist, who runs Dalefoot Composts with her husband Simon Bland, said “Our customers can now grow ‘show bench’ blooms from their build with our new compost which feeds for two years and is 100% peat free.” Celebrating its 21st year, Dalefoot Composts is a family-run business producing an exciting range of eight peat free composts using only the natural resources of wool and bracken sourced from the remarkable Lake District. Dalefoot Composts offers premium composts to meet every gardening need, check out their stand at LANDSCAPE this September in Battersea Park and see for yourself!

HEDGES DIRECT Hedges direct has supplied to ITV’s Love Your Garden since 2013 and were proud to support an extremely special episode aired on the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, as part of ITV’s line up of dedicated programmes to celebrate 70 years of NHS. They donated a stunning selection of trees and plants to form part of an exceptionally unique garden at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The garden was dedicated to the bravery, positivity and memory of all those affected by the attack a year ago. The hospital, which is the largest single site children’s hospital in England, hasn’t had a designated garden at all until now. The project saw an oasis of colour, texture, shape and function created as a tribute to the positive spirit of the people of Manchester and also a wonderful multi-functional space in which children and their families can find a relaxing, beautiful haven to enjoy and heal. Hedges Direct donated a number of plants for the garden including large Box Topiary Balls and Box Instant Hedging Troughs along with some elegant White Barked Birch Trees and striking Pleased Hornbeam Trees. Grown with a long clear stem and branches trained onto a framework, pleased trees are also known as ‘Hedging on Stilts’ and grow to form high level screening providing areas of shade on sunny, warm days. Hedges Direct are looking forward to exhibiting at LANDSCAPE show this September in Battersea Park, be sure to check out their stand when you visit!

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WWOO The WWOO UK Outdoor Kitchen Project takes inspiration from a Greenwich garden designed by RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court Medal winner Mandy Buckland of Greencube design. Their outdoor kitchen totally transforms even a small City garden, creating a sociable and stylish space to entertain friends or colleagues post work. The Outdoor Kitchen Project incorporates concrete shelving, food preparation and storage areas including a large ceramic komodo style Big Green Egg Barbeque with an intricate white ceramic butler sink. This is handy for both rinsing of the dirty BBQ utensils and essential for topping up pot plants with water when the weather is hot. The anthracite colour concrete feature is not only easy to clean, but it also maintains throughout all weathers. So it can be left exposed to the elements throughout the winter too. The kitchen has two 1.65m high and 1.5m wide sections on the left with one 1.3m high section on the right forming a sophisticated ‘L’ shape perfect for prepping food. It also has handy shelving underneath, which can be used for storing logs and higher shelves for bottles/plants/cook books etc. Mandy takes her inspiration from life, love of nature and pattern abstraction. She’s truly committed to sharing her passion for living life outdoors through her sensational work. WWOO are showcasing more of their über chic products at the LANDSCAPE show this September at Battersea Park. Come by to get a taste for their trendy exteriors!

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VECTORWORKS Today’s economy demands that we all save time, money and work more efficiently to be competitive. In the world of Landscape Design this also leads to an increase in collaborating with other professionals.

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Vectorworks Landmark 2018 is a best of breed landscape design package that enables project collaboration, but critically giving the user tools specifically designed for Landscape Designers by Landscape Designers. Therefore, it is no surprise that many Landscape Architects and Garden Designers use Vectorworks as their tool of choice. Vectorworks Landmark is a single tool that connects all phases of the Landscape design process from start to finish, whether that is: • Incorporating GIS and geo-referenced information such as mapping and images into early designs and visuals. • Importing tree survey data to create accurate 2D plans and 3D representations. • Understanding how design intent will affect the site itself in terms of “cut and fill” calculations derived from easily created digital terrain models. • Using the extensive plant database to develop planting schemes with associated, automatically updated schedules. • Rendering output to enable users to present clients and project partners with clear, accurate technical documentation and compelling presentations from the single design. With additional tools for developing hard landscaping design solutions, Vectorworks is used in a wide variety of project environments from urban planning to estate management to name just a few. Come along to LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park this September to find out more about how Vectorworks could help your workflow from concept to completion!


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The Royal Society of Sculptors was created more than 100 years ago to champion contemporary sculpture and the artists who create it. The Society provides a supportive membership community to sculptors throughout their careers including access to training, bursaries, residencies and awards. They recently launched a new website where you can find information and images about their 650+ sculptors. The site is used regularly by commissioners, designers, galleries and curators looking for established, professional artists who make sculpture as a significant part of their practice.

Their HQ is in London’s South Kensington, a few minutes’ walk from its great museums in a beautiful listed building called Dora House. Come and join the conversation through exhibitions, artists’ talks and creative workshops. Their latest show, Faces of Sculpture: Portrait of a Profession is an exhibition of photographs by Anne Purkiss showing sculptors in their studios from Anthony Caro to Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry. Out on the sculpture terrace is Elisabeth Frink’s In Memoriam III, 1983 which marks the 25th anniversary of Frink’s death. Frink created In Memoriam III as a tribute to those who have suffered for their beliefs.

Come along and hear from Caroline Worthington from the society as part of the seminar programme at LANDSCAPE this September!

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PERENNIAL Capco Covent Garden have created an extraordinary floral installation in Covent Garden’s East Piazza as part of Chelsea Fringe 2018 to raise awareness of Perennial; the only charity dedicated to helping everyone in the horticulture industry when they are facing tough times. The installation titled ‘Moments of Reflection’ will be located on Covent Garden’s East Piazza from 19th – 27th of May. It will feature living walls that are planted with twenty different species of flowers including foxgloves, wallflowers, geraniums, petunias, lobelias and more in a vibrant assortment of summer colours. They’ll be incorporating two large mirrors, where visitors will be invited to pause for a floral selfie and spare a moment or two to reflect on all those who keep Britain beautiful. The installation has been delicately designed and created by Covent Garden’s new head gardener Kenny Raybould and Gavin Jones in partnership with other talented contractors. It is also part of the Chelsea Fringe 2018, with the aim to give people the opportunity to express themselves through the medium of plants and gardens. For Perennial, being a part of Covent Garden in Bloom is ‘a chance to ask people to think about the people behind the plants’ said by Laura Garnett, Senior Development Manager at Perennial. Covent Garden will bloom this summer as the area welcomes London’s largest outdoor floral art gallery to the estate. Over 40 much-loved brands and restaurants are joining in on the festivities, with botanical windows, in-store displays and floral products. Visit Perennial at their stand in LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park to find out more about their incredible efforts to aid members of the horticulture industry.


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Most recently, Simon Scott Landscaping have been involved in significant garden re-design with popular Garden Designer, Julia Fogg Associates Landscape.

planting beds it is a true sight. Clay brick steps lead up to a raised lawn area surrounded by curved brick pathways and raised brick walled planting borders.

The finished result of the East Sussex rural retreat nestled into the South Downs is a picturesque back garden comprised of three levels. Complete with a Yorkstone paved terrace that is surrounded by exquisite flint stone wall

The charming summer house is framed by an Oak pergola which will eventually be covered in wonderful Wisteria, Roses and Clematis. The last level features a circular wildlife pond with aquatic planting which will mature into a

complete nature haven in years to come. The newly planted beds have already started to set this garden alive with movement, texture and colour, creating a beautiful oasis outside. Member of BALI (British Association of Landscape), Simon Scott Landscaping is run by Simon Scott and Sophie Cameron.

Sophie will be taking part in a group seminar panel discussion as part of the LANDSCAPE show, this September at Battersea Park. So come along to earns some points and learn more!

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UPM PROFI Designed for outdoor living, UPM ProFi’s latest and hugely popular composite terrace has many advantages over other materials. Combining the best properties of wood and plastic it joins the natural feel and friction surface with the longevity and colour options of the plastic surface. Built to withstand environmental factors such as sunlight, the high-quality composite materials are more tolerable and require little to no maintenance. So say goodbye to sanding, oiling and varnishing altogether! “We are really pleased with the terrace and the composite material we chose. In any case no more than high-quality composite would be chosen as surface material. In our summer kitchen we can cook without worry about stains!” says Sami Siikala, whose incredible kitchen was built in 2016 using UPM ProFio’s composite terrace. Visit their stand this September at the industry leading trade event LANDSCAPE in Battersea Park and see for yourself how you can create the terrace you desire!


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LUMENA LIGHTS Lumena have updated their Garden Designer Favourites by re-crafting the popular and classic ‘Marker’ lights entirely from Solid Brass. The Duomarka and Quadmarka are elegant recessed lights available in 12v or 240v, ideal for illuminating steps and outlining other outdoor areas. The perfect in-ground, in-wall or decking light, it is guaranteed to add a streamlined, stylish aesthetic to any landscape. The Duo also has two conical cut out sections and the Quad has four. These sections allow either an 180° or 360° diffusion or ‘glow’ of light through a clear lens, without glare. The front and back parts of the light are threaded and screwed together securely with no external fixings, resulting in a neater overall finish. This also means no tools are required to change the lamp if ever needed. Like many other products in Lumena’s Brass range, the new additions have an aged Rustic Bronze finish, which creates a traditional appearance, blending in beautifully with garden colours and surroundings. With possibly the largest range of Brass lights in the UK, find them at their stall in the LANDSCAPE show this September at Battersea Park and view their impressive products first hand.


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CED STONE GROUP Renowned Garden Designer, Ishihara Kazuyuki takes home the Gold Award for Best Artisan Garden at RHS Chelsea 2018 using key donations from the CED Stone Group. The Japanese designer and his team sought advice from the experts at CED Stone Group to create their spectacular rock pool and waterfall design features. Kazuyuki’s garden celebrates the Japanese spirit of receiving and serving guests. The awardwinning garden features a beautiful ‘Azumaya’ in an octagonal shaped structure with a copper room and a planting in the garden based on Ikebana, a traditional form of Japanese flower arranging dating back to the 15th century. So it pays homage to Kazuyuki’s vibrant and breath-taking style. Inspiring beautiful landscapes for over 40 years, CED Stone Group provides the most extensive range of quality natural stone and hard landscaping products on the market. Taking a collaborative approach, the teams at CED use their expert knowledge to help choose perfect materials for a range of landscape projects. Previous well-known creations such as the Sentri-Senti, Togenkyo and Gosho No Niwa gardens have all featured products from CED Stone Group. Catch the CED Stone Group at their stand this September at the LANDSCAPE show in Battersea Park and witness their immaculate products first-hand!

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GREEN GARDEN PAVING Decking is a popular look in gardens – it has a natural finish that suits most sizes and styles - but unfortunately it does have a number of downsides. The biggest complaint seems to be the slipperiness, particularly after a wet winter of little to no use. This slipperiness is caused by mould growth on the surface which can be removed by pressure washing, but this can damage the surface and cause the wood to rot. Wood is also affected by weather; it can warp, shrink and the colour will eventually fade and need to be re-sealed. If this list is putting you off using decking you can join the list of customers who have switched to wood effect porcelain paving. During manufacturing porcelain goes through a process called vitrification, which makes the material extremely hard and also impervious to water. The low absorption rate of porcelain means that it is resistant to damage from frost as well as staining and moss & mould growth. It is unaffected by temperature, so it will not shrink or swell, and it will stay the same colour throughout its entire life. The designs are printed using the latest inkjet technology, and a natural woodgrain texture is pressed onto the surface. Green Garden Paving have several new wood effect porcelain ranges for 2018 including PorcelPave Cabin and Valverdi Copse. Choose from a range of natural shades including matching internal and external tiles for those looking to create a continuous flow from inside to out. Stop by stand A29 at LANDSCAPE this September for a closer a look at Green Garden Paving’s wood effect porcelain!

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Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell are garden designers and have set up design and consultancy business Step Change Design. They help designers and other outside specialists to work cost effectively and successfully with care sector clients. Before their research project they believed that a well-used garden for residents in care settings, particularly for residents living with dementia, depended on their skills as designers and the application of current design guidance. In fact, the findings of their extensive research project showed that this may not be enough.

They identified a correlation between those care settings that had a more advanced organisational culture (i.e. person-centred practices) and a correspondingly higher engagement level with their gardens, regardless of their condition and whether or not they had been designed. They were also able to identify how and why previously designed gardens often went on to become unused once the initial novelty of a new garden had worn off. Their research took them into territory that made them re-think how they work with care settings

and how they can best support them to use their gardens more actively. They call this approach ‘Relationship-Centred Design’. Come along to Step Change Design’s presentation at LANDSCAPE on 19th September and hear how an understanding of the ‘Care Culture spectrum’ can be as important as knowing the soil pH in choosing the right plants, and how this information can be key to providing successful design support to care settings.

Come along and hear from Step Change Design as part of the seminar programme at LANDSCAPE this September!

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ALLGREEN GROUP This year Allgreen was proud to support the award winning Garden Designer Sarah Price in her inspiring 2018 M+G Garden at RHS Chelsea. The design for the garden is an imagined sanctuary which is based on an idea that a wall, a tree and a seat can create an intimate, sheltered and beautiful place of repose. Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean, the garden celebrates the beauty and simplicity of the Region’s unique landscape through the use of modest and sustainable raw materials and a vibrant planting palette. To bring this story to life, Sarah used Mediterranean flora and raw materials dug directly out of the earth to provide a sense of warmth and richness. The selection of Allgreen’s gravels, quarried in Herefordshire and Devon provided the perfect texture and warmth with the natural reds, pinks and brown tones in total harmony with the design. Textured, rammed earth walls were created from a bespoke blend of screened dusts and gravels chosen for their shape, colour and texture. The garden’s composition pivots around the branching forms of Pomegranate trees. Their rugged forms command space and attention and are reflected in the glassy surface of the large pool. Looking deeper into the pool the base calmly reflects the Devonshire pink 20mm aggregate, the colours matching the Devonshire Pink dust and various grades, which form the trickling stream beds and mulching. Make sure you check out Allgreen Group’s full range at LANDSCAPE this September at London’s Battersea Park!

LONDON STONE Last month, London Stone were proud to support a brand new category at the RHS Malvern Spring Show called the Green Living Spaces. The concept combined creative imagination and innovative designing with an aim to show that a beautiful garden could be created even in the smallest of places. Four first-time RHS Show Garden designers created four unique spaces that proved hugely popular with the crowds over the show. Alongside Hortus Loci nursery, London Stone were pleased to supply an array of hard and soft landscaping materials to each of the four gardens. This included the front driveway and path which lead to a central building that housed an inspirational range of house plants and succulents. London Stone are also impressed with the achievements of the designers. Gold Medal and ‘Best in Category’ winner Elaine Porch, opted for DesignBoard composite decking for her clever take on a balcony garden whilst Silver-Gilt winning Andy Bending created a mouth-watering ‘Salad Deck’ with an edible wall and apple tree around a Beige Sandstone patio, using DesignClad too. You can catch London Stone at their stand in the LANDSCAPE show this September at Battersea Park!


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Keeping plants and our gardens pest and disease free has always been important to gardeners but with the advent of global trade and climate change there is a rise in the ability for pests and disease to arrive and thrive in the UK. Whilst the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) will take a lead the London College of Garden Design believes there is also a role for our industry to play and for us to take individual responsibility. To this end LCGD has provided a briefing document available via

their News section online that includes helpful links to other information for you use professionally and with customers. The challenges include plant resilience, communication of risks, awareness, provenance and traceability. At the London College of Garden Design they believe that garden designers have a responsibility to: • Work collaboratively with nurseries to ensure that they are sourcing plants that are traceable to their point of origin, have

undergone strict quarantine process if imported, check plants that are being delivered to them for signs of pests and diseases and to monitor their health. • Work with their landscapers to promote good practice and in particular good maintenance and soil management and to be vigilant for pests and diseases. • Keep their professional learning up to date and become plant health ambassadors to their colleagues and customers.

Andrew Fisher Tomlin will be featuring plant health and biosecurity in his talk on behalf of London College Garden Design at the LANDSCAPE show this September, make sure you come along to find out more!

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EASIGRASS A specially designed year-round garden was supplied and installed by Easigrass to help residents with dementia at Silverleigh Care Home in Devon. Silverleigh and Easigrass aimed to create a stimulating yet therapeutic environment for those with dementia, as it’s proven to have a positive impact on emotional and mental health. The owner of Cannon Care Homes wanted to create a safe and unique sensory outside room to complement their unique interior work at their Axminster residence. The Easigrass team transformed the previously dull courtyard area into a vibrant green oasis, complete with exclusive Easi-Gazebee grass covered gazebo, planters and collection of Easi-Animals. The unique outside space offers a sensory experience of sight and touch, with a soft texture Easi-Holland Park grass. Dementia sufferers can easily become disorientated, so the design provides direction and familiarity through visual clues. There is no risk of slipping or falling on hard surfaces either, as is often the case with real grass. The lawn and surrounding edges of all areas are soft cushioned and wheelchair friendly. Safe, durable and extremely low maintenance, the area provides year-round enjoyment for residents, staff and visitors. Easigrass Managing Director, Anthony Gallagher said “It was an absolute pleasure to work closely with the care home owners... The reaction from all the residents has been overwhelming. We look forward to working with other operators within this sector to improve their spaces.” The Easigrass team will be exhibiting their incredible products at the LANDSCAPE show this September in Battersea Park so be sure to catch them!

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M&M TIMBER This year Chelsea Flower Show featured a Discovery Zone which included a gazebo from M&M Timber. This zone offered visitors the chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of educational exhibits displayed in the Great Pavilion. The garden industry exhibit spearheaded by the HTA at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was titled ‘The Great Escape, highlighting some of the ways in which people of all ages enjoy their outdoor space – for relaxing, growing, playing, engaging with nature with supporting information about the benefits that this brings. M&M Timber was delighted to manufacture; one of the new machine round timber Hexagonal Garden Gazebos. The 3m gazebo with a timber roof was handmade at the Worcestershire sawmill using kiln dried, pressure treated, sanded round timbers and complemented with bench seats and a table which was dressed with green cushions and curtains. The exhibit designed by horticulturalist and broadcaster Chris Collins and built by JWL Landscapes, highlighted the benefits of being outside and different ways to enjoy the garden. The garden featured four zones – The Orb Den, The Urban Garden, The Outdoor Gym and The Gazebo. It showed the real benefits that outdoors brings from an educational, health and wellbeing perspective. Outdoor spaces can be enjoyable, relaxing and fun for all ages and with National Children’s Gardening Week taking place between 26 May – 3 June the exhibit showcased how to engage young people in outdoor projects. The gazebos manufactured and supplied by M&M Timber are the perfect solution for an alternative outdoor covered space whether it is at a school, park, forest, countryside centre or sports club. Make sure you catch the M&M Timber team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September to find out more about their fantastic product range!


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BESTIQUE GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN Award-winning and innovative landscape designer Daniel Lobb MSGD, from Daniel Lobb Design creates beautiful, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces for both public and private clients. With a background in fine art sculpture, he’s able to bring an instinctive and creative flair to each project, blending spatial design with his practical knowledge of horticulture. His recent project, a ‘Japanese Style’ garden, followed a key trend for 2018, ‘Wabi sabi’. A traditional Japanese term for encompassing a way of life that

focuses on finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Translating this approach within his design, he encouraged a connection with nature and an appreciation of simplicity, informality, impermanence and asymmetry in the natural and man-made. Whilst designing with wabi sabi principles, Daniel found that design elements should not be limited and can include meandering paths that encourage visitors to slowly wander areas for guests to pause and enjoy particular vistas that

link to surrounding architecture or landscapes. Daniel followed this approach to ensure a more restful and peaceful atmosphere could be nurtured and enjoyed by clients and visitors embracing the humble, informal and seasonal. With environmental considerations at the forefront of Daniel’s design process, he also strived to retain or repurpose exiting elements, structures and materials whilst accepting the impact of natural processes such as weathering, growth decay and succession.

Come along to Daniel Lobb’s presentation at LANDSCAPE on the 19th of September and hear how 21st Century Landscape Design can be sustainable, concept led and site-specific.

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ECODEK The new Heritage range from Ecodek delivers a Wood Polymer Composite deck board that brings the beauty of timber but removes the flaws of natural wood. Earlier this year Ecodek Heritage was installed at a prestigious London venue Home House; an award winning private members club, located in Portman Square, London. Home House were looking for a durable, minimal-maintenance, slip resistant flooring with superior safety qualities that didn’t compromise on the aesthetics of their glamorous outdoor space. After much consideration the carefully selected Ecodek Heritage composite deck boards delivered all this and more. Set within the walled courtyard of the House, the garden is a real hidden gem with seasonal flowers, a striking raj tent, parasol tables and a champagne bar. The new composite decked terrace was wellacclaimed as the perfect outdoor space for members to enjoy drinks and dining during the summer months. Ecodek will be at the LANDSCAPE show this September exhibiting some of their latest goods, pop by to see for yourself!


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This is our new Heritage Range in Pennine Milstone Photos by © Neil Kenyon @ Arki Magazine

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THE POT COMPANY The Pot Company made a flamboyant appearance in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show featuring in many designs across the show. Providing bespoke products from Corten Steel Planters, Walls, Steps and Water Features for various projects, they truly made their mark. Their main feature was located in the Pavilion for Sarah Eberle’s ‘Stihl Inspiration’. This featured Corten Steel Walls, Planters and Ponds Set amongst a plethora of greenery, flowering plants and mature trees. In addition, they also supplied products for ‘A Royal Celebration’ a tribute to the Royal Wedding situated at the Bull Ring Gate entrance to the show. This extraordinary installation incorporated some bespoke made walls and stairs that were adorned with plants and decorations. Aside from these installations, The Pot Company were also pleased to supply one of their loyal clients, Rae Wilkinson for her ‘Space to Grow’ entry. Their Corten Steel Atlas planters made exceptionally good herb gardens and raised planters. Within the Space to Grow garden there was also one of their 1.2m Corten Steel Water Bowls, which reflected light into shady areas creating a little haven for birds and insects. One of the challenges faced, surrounded bespoke products needing fabrication as well as weathering to achieve the desired classic Corten Steel deep ombre colour in time for setup of the show. However, The Pot Company are proud to have received high accolade for their significant additions to many areas of the Chelsea Flower Show 2018.


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URBAN STREET DESIGNS Urban Street Designs newest project used their latest CAD Technology to re-design a modern replica of period feature railing already existing in the neighbourhood in Chiswick, alongside Kings Landscapes. Working from site measurements, the gates were drawn up on their 3d CAD software for approval and were then fully fabricated in house, galvanised for longevity and powder-coated for a clean finish which tied in with its surroundings. Urban Street Designs used their cutting edge CAD technology to carry out all works in house. Their innovative 6kw Bystronic lase cutter and Power Rollers create optimum clean radius sections whilst their Press brakes form defined precision finished edges. So their designers could work from a detailed design or simple concept sketch and still produce exceptional results. Visit Urban Street Design’s stall at the LANDSCAPE show in Battersea Park this September and see their innovative products first hand!


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Kate and her team are delighted to announce that they have won their fifth Gold medal at Chelsea for their latest creation the ‘New West End Garden’ in the Space to Grow Category. The garden was sponsored by The New West End Company in conjunction with Sir Simon Milton Foundation and will relocated to Old Quebec Street, just off Oxford Street for use by visitors, workers and residents of the West End. “We would like to thank the RHS show team and all the site staff that make the Chelsea Flower Show possible and for supporting us all the way with this garden. Myself, and the team are

absolutely thrilled to have won a gold medal for a sponsored garden and we would like to thank the Sir Milton Foundation and New West End Company for asking us to be a part of this project.” - Kate Gould. ‘New West End Garden’ is a modern interpretation of the gardens and architecture of a London square, combining environmentally positive technology. A communal garden for use all year round to provide a green oasis in the heart of the West End with positive clean air as well as an energy harvesting technology for residents, workers and visitors to use. The garden

is a calm space with lightweight trees that provide shelter and privacy from the perimeter which invites you into the garden. Technology is also factored into the design to work seamlessly in the space and not to be a token gesture. A partially sunken space enclosed by vertical green walls which creates a relaxing heart to the garden which offsets colourful perimeter planting. A classical water feature also helps to mask city noise and is powered by kinetic paving which allows powers lighting and facilitates air movement, whilst a sculpture can be seen from different angles too.

Kate Gould will be speaking as part of our CPD Accredited Seminar Programme this September at the LANDSCAPE show in Battersea Park. So come along, earn some CPD points and learn from an award-winning UK garden designer.

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GREEN-TECH Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supply tree planting materials. During 2015, in the heart of Nottingham Trent campus, a multi-million pound refurbishment took place. It included two new state-of-the-art buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied landscaping materials. Green-tech’s work included the planting of 50 mature trees, including larger more established trees, which were specified to maximise aesthetic and biodiversity value. Green-tech worked alongside landscaping contractors who used Green-tech’s advice system gt Specifier to gain better understanding of the contract. Based on recommendations, Genentech’s ArborRaft Tree Planting system was used. This is a system that combines nutrient-rich ArborRaft soil with exceptionally strong geocellular units, creating a healthy growing space for trees in urban areas that are subject to vehicle or pedestrian trafficking. Alongside the ArborRaft system, Green-tech supplied an anchoring system for each tree, the Mona Tree Irrigation System, Rootbarrier, Subsoil, ArborRaft soil and back for top dressing – everything needed for successful planting under one roof. Revisiting two years on, Barry Brown who heads up the gt Specifier team says, “This was a great project to work on. We are always keen to follow up on any project that we have been so heavily involved with and see how the trees are doing. We are thrilled to see that all of the trees were thriving. Several months after the initial project, the ArborRaft System was used once again when their adjoining car park was revamped. Here too, the trees are healthy and flourishing.” Green-tech’s ArborRaft system has been used in many high profile projects across the UK, be sure to catch them at their stall this September at the LANDSCAPE show in Battersea Park!


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