LANDSCAPE Preview May 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



Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 September 2018 - Battersea Park, London Come along to LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th September 2018 to meet all the Exhibitors featured and find out more about their fantastic product ranges. Over 200 manufacturers and suppliers, over 2,000 visitors and over 40 CPD accredited seminars.

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Landscape Welcome to the second 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


RAINBOW PROFESSIONAL Rainbow Professional has developed a new Formulated Buckle Tree Tie, which is a new softer formulation, making for a more forgiving tree tie. The original Rainbow Buckle Tree Tie dates back to the 1960’s and is still the most widely used type of tree tie owing to its simplicity and reliability. The tie itself consists of a belt, buckle and collar which means the belts can be slackened by the buckle as the tree matures with no damage to the tree tie and should last in excess of 10-12 years. They can even be re-used if necessary and recycled when required. A full range of sizes are available covering small roses and shrubs to semi mature trees. The buckle is made from polycarbonate which is incredibly resilient and able to withstand high wind loads that can be applied to the middle of the buckle. The belt is made from a soft PVC which allows some stretch to give the tree movement, helping the tree develop its own resistance to wind. The collar fits between the stake and tree, so preventing rubbing of the stake. Little on-going maintenance is required with inspections at just under 2 years. Hoop Collars are used to prevent the tree and stake rubbing together which can cause damage to the tree. Sold in three different sizes 1.3cm, 2.5cm and 3.8cm and supplied in conjunction with all Buckle Tree Ties but can be purchased separately. Come down to Battersea Park this September to meet the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE!

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.

SGD The Society of Garden Designers has announced Greenfingers as the new Charity Partner for the SGD Awards, following 5 years supporting horticultural charity Perennial. Greenfingers Charity is dedicated to supporting children and families who spend time in hospices around the UK, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. The charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the experience of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment. Greenfingers has created over 50 hospice gardens around the country including gardens designed by SGD members Barry Kellington MSGD, Anne-Marie Powell MSGD, Adam Frost, Amanda Patton MSGD, Matthew Wilson and Nicola Wakefield. They are currently working with Andrew Fisher Tomlin FSGD, Darren Hawkes and Carolyn Willitts. A collection for the charity will be made at the Awards ceremony on Friday 1 February 2019. Cassandra Crouch MSGD, Council Member for the SGD Awards, said: “The Society is delighted to be working with such a worthy charity as Greenfingers. It’s an organisation that many of our members are familiar with and indeed are already working alongside. We hope the SGD’s support will help them to continue the great work they do supporting families and children around the UK.” In addition, designer, broadcaster and author Ann-Marie Powell MSGD will be joining the judging panel of the 2019 SGD Awards this year, alongside long-standing judges Richard Sneesby, Annie Guilfoyle, Julie Toll and Arabella St. John-Parker, from Awards media partner Homes & Gardens. Come down for a chat with The SGD on their stand at LANDSCAPE Show this September!


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APL LONG RAKE SPAR Long Rake Spar are pleased to announce the launch of their new Natural Selection Brochure for 2018. In time for the start of the landscaping season, the brochure has been designed to help stockists, landscapers and end users select the best decorative aggregates for their needs. Originally launched in 2008, the Natural Selection has become an industry recognised collection of leading decorative aggregate products. The Selection includes a unique range of products that have been carefully chosen to add aesthetic appeal and durability to domestic and commercial projects. The new brochure demonstrates the company’s continuous commitment to product development, with products being constantly renewed to reflect current colour and design trends, whilst providing smart solutions for outdoor spaces.

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) accredits landscapecompanies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK against astrict 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 rigorous inspection process to join is one of the toughest within theindustry. The APL is the only landscaping scheme operator of Trustmark, a Government endorsed initiative that promotes professional trades to consumers. 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 would be foolish to miss out!

The brochure showcases over 20 new products for 2018, alongside Long Rake Spar’s exclusive Platinum products which continue to provide a highly decorative finish for landscapers. Featuring high resolution wet and dry product photos, inspiring lifestyle images and helpful information icons; the brochure can be used in-store or on-site to guide product choice. The new brochure is part of a programme of retail support products that Long Rake Spar is introducing for UK stockists. Based upon customer feedback and changes in consumer buying behaviour the company is offering specially developed Point of Sale support to help stockists increase sales. The new Natural Selection Brochure is available to view on the company’s website and copies can be requested via the Sales Office. Be sure to come and visit the team on their stand at LANSDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!

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WOODLODGE Woodlodge is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of garden pots with a reputation for excellence and expertise in the design and distribution of gardenware and horticulture products. Heritage Garden is their flagship range of classic garden products, a combination of British culture, craftsmanship and the highest quality materials and the range is continuing to develop as new lines are added. Inspired by traditional gardens and the nation’s love of horticulture, this range includes prestigious pots, planters, stools and birdbaths that combine traditional design with contemporary style. To see the full range and find out more about Woodlodge come down and meet them on their stand D17 at LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!


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ARBORICULTURAL ASSOCIATION 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.

MCM (SE) MCM have been at the forefront of the supply of certified topsoil, aggregates, sands and site clearance services in the UK landscape. Supplying in bulk or bagged, they have been servicing a loyal and ever-increasing customer base in the landscaping and construction sectors across the South. MCM also provide site and waste management services with their UK trusted partner network, including muck away, bioremediation and Japanese Knotweed removal. Providing construction materials and clearance services to and from site across the UK since 1997, MCM is developing new services and products to keep its clients at the forefront of sustainable and environmental site and waste management. Their lightweight recycled aggregates give greater design flexibility plus the environmental benefits of using natural materials that would otherwise add to landfill. Often up to 50% lighter than conventional aggregates, these are the ideal solution for green roofs and podium landscapes. Look out for new developments in MCM lightweight roof products, available later in 2018. The new tipping facilities in Essex widens availability of their hassle-free muck away services for the safe removal and disposal of inert, non-hazardous and hazardous site materials. Offering one all-inclusive rate for waste disposal makes for easier cost management and competitive pricing. With the options to receive MCM construction materials in bulk – both bagged and loose, these can be delivered across the UK on tippers, grabs and artics, within 24 hours. MCM will be at LANDSCAPE this September, make sure you come along to find out more about their products!


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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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HEDGES DIRECT Hedges Direct are proud to have supported Shin Myungja in April’s RHS Flower Show Cardiff in which she won the bronze award for her ‘The Reflection in the Past Garden’. Shin contacted Hedges Direct about the project and explained her vision, to create a garden that reflected aspects of her childhood past in Korea. Shin was keen to utilise hedging of different species and aesthetics to create both boundary and structure within the garden. Very eager to support Shin, Hedges Direct were able to supply some high quality Box Hedging (Buxus Sempervirens) to add low formal structure to the garden and Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) instant hedging troughs to create a green boundary wall, framing the space. The pot grown box plants provided for Shin’s garden are the perfect hedging solution for low level framing or borders in gardens whilst potted hedge plants in general are ideal for use in Summer as they are available during the warmer months when bare roots and root balls aren’t in season. The Western Red Cedar hedging provided was in the form of instant hedging troughs of 1m length and at 150-175cm high. These mature hedging troughs provide a superb option for creating instant impact for boundary screening or partitions in a larger garden, as the plants have knitted together giving the appearance of a fully established hedge that would take up to 5 years to achieve from potted plants. To find out more visit them on their 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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MATTEINI TRANQUILLO At Matteini Tranquillo Nursery, the passion for their job and the continued research into the world of green, leads owners to continually grow new plants that are studied to be beautiful, resistant to diseases and with an increasingly positive environmental impact. The special selection of a new cultivar of Cupressus sempervirens, named Cupressus sempervirens ‘Matteini’, come from the team’s interest in developing and growing the best pollen-free plants. The new product has the great advantage to be entirely sterile, so that the pollen is not produced and released into the air, avoiding annoying allergic reactions. Moreover, their unique Cupressus is characterised by a bright green colour and a robust look, as the very close internodes of the branches make it look elegantly compact. Adopting this new kind of tree, you wouldn’t only add quality and beauty to your garden but also add value to the environment and people’s health! Cupressus sempervirens ‘Matteini’ is available in different heights, from three to ten meters. Find more about the nursery by visiting them on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September in Battersea Park!


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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 new range of ecodek® Heritage deck boards have been specifically designed to reflect the look, charm and beauty of natural timber, whilst delivering an uncompromised higher performance level than timber can offer.

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.

Using the tried and tested benefits of ecodek® Wood Polymer Composite deck boards they have perfected an attractive wood grain effect outdoor board that will look and feel like a timber board. With face fixing screws, it’s even fitted like a timber board. ecodek® Heritage isn’t trying to imitate timber, ecodek® Heritage is here to replace timber. Put simply, ecodek® Heritage will deliver a Wood Polymer Composite deck board which brings the beauty of timber but removes the flaws of natural wood. ecodek® Heritage is manufactured from 95% recycled materials and has a 25-year warranty, as well as low potential for slip, wet or dry. The product does not promote mould or algae growth, needs minimal maintenance and does not require sanding or sealing like timber. The consistent colour stability means no colour leaching on walls or facades and the screw-fix system ensures solid, rigid construction.

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 visit the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September to see the product and find out more!

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UPM UPM ProFi Piazza attractive hardwood look offers best in class stain resistance and colour durability. UPM ProFi Piazza has been designed and tested to withstand all typical spills and stains that occur on decks. It offers best in class stain resistance even in the toughest of environments such as outdoor grills and swimming pools. The high performance polymer surface cap is particularly resistant to the sun’s ultra violet fading and weathering. UPM ProFi Piazza will keep its colour, long after traditional WPC and wooden decks have faded or discoloured. In addition to the hard wearing high performance surface cap, UPM ProFi Piazza features an ultra durable core that will remain structurally sound in direct ground contact or even under water installation. Piazza is available in three rich colour shades: the exotic Brazilian Walnut, the dark sophisticated Streaked Ebony, and the cool Silver Ash. UPM ProFi Piazza will continue to keep its looks with minimal maintenance. Brushing with a soft bristles brush and the occasional jet wash is normally all that is required, no sanding, varnishing, painting or staining is needed. With a modern hardwood look, it is the German made ultra-low maintenance deck. We are here to help you and your customers create the terrace you desire with a fresh and modern look combined with superior performance! Make sure you come along and meet UPM on their stand at LANDSCAPE 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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HOOK UP SOLUTIONS Outdoor pizza ovens have become an increasingly popular feature for landscapers to incorporate into garden designs. Hook Up Solutions have been working closely with Mobi Pizza Ovens helping them to install their pizza ovens into the rear of properties. The ovens, weighing approximately 450kg, are placed on the bed of the Hooka machine, then carefully transported to the rear garden and lowered into position. The Hooka machine can lift 1.5 tonne and is only 1 metre wide, so is ideal for type of lift, shift and install operation. Its light weight and large rubber tracks spread its load over a wide area, so avoids damage or subsidence to existing pavements etc. Landscape gardeners have also been using Hook Up Solutions’ machines to move and install landscaping materials, rootball trees, hot tubs and all manner of objects - saving time, money and back ache! Make sure you catch them on their stand at LANDSCAPE this 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!

PERENNIAL Perennial is reviving its traditional Festival Dinner, a fantastic evening of fundraising, with the help of partners and supporters from across the UK horticulture industry. Taking place on 12 October at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, one of London’s most celebrated 5 star hotels overlooking Hyde Park, the event will be a glittering evening beginning with a champagne reception in the Carlyle Suite, followed by a delicious three-course dinner and entertainment in the Ballroom. The annual festival dinner was a prestigious event dating right back to Perennial’s origins. On 17 January 1839, the Gardeners’ Benevolent Institution was founded at the inaugural dinner, which was attended by gardeners, nurserymen and wealthy estate owners. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the dinners drew the attention and support of high society. In 1852, Charles Dickens presided over the ninth festival dinner and in 1867 it was the turn of Sir Robert Peel, founder of the modern police force. Chris Crooker, Events Manager at Perennial, says: “Continuing the tradition of supporting those who look after Britain’s gardens and green spaces, this year’s festival dinner will raise funds to help make sure Perennial can continue to offer its essential welfare services, which are needed by horticulturists of every profession today more than ever. And in keeping with the tradition of illustrious hosts of these fundraising events, James Alexander Sinclair will be the speaker at our new look festival dinner this autumn.” An auction will take place, presided over by Andrew Fisher Tomlin and Jeremy StoreyWalker, with a host of fabulous lots to bid for on the night. Support for the event is growing with two headline sponsors already on board – The LANDSCAPE Show and the London College of Garden Design.


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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.

JOHN GRIMES With the rapid growth in the John Grimes range of fence panels they are looking forward to reintroducing a new brochure for 2018. This brochure will reflect their growing range of products lead by the traditional Sturdy Lap and featheredge panels which are all handcrafted at their new 2-acre facility in Wolverhampton. To complement their Sturdy products for 2018/19 they look forward to introducing a new range of European panels which will cover the most popular designs all manufactured to the highest standard at a competitive price.

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.

John Grimes believe this will complement their traditional Sturdy panel ranges and make them a one stop shop for all panel needs. After extensive research into the European panel portfolio they have identified the best sellers in the UK Market and these will be available to add to your Sturdy panel orders from late September. Meet the John Grimes team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!

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TREE AID TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. People in this part of the world live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. Trees provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment. TREE AID works with local communities to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations. Somowaga is a volunteer forest guard in Burkina Faso and gives up her time to look after the trees that her community share. TREE AID is helping people like Somowaga to get legal rights to their trees and set up systems to protect them for the future. ‘Before the forest was broken and sparse. Now, vegetation is coming back in the area of the forest that we are guarding and protecting. Because we have cared for the forest, there are already products we can take from the trees. The Acacia is in leaf all year round. I can harvest the leaves for cooking so there is now always food available for free. Balanites has fruit that are even on the tree in the dry times, and I can eat the leaves. Moringa is very good for health and nutrition; we are planting lots of it. The leaves are also on the tree all year round so they give us food if the crops fail or our animals get sick.’ ’My children and I know the value of trees because of TREE AID. In the past there were so many trees that people did not need to work very hard to get fruits and leaves, but now the forest is much less, and there are more people, so we have had to learn how to care for the forest properly.’ Meet the TREE AID team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!


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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.

THE BIKE SHED COMPANY Specialising in high quality bike storage, the solid timber sheds are a secure and stylish addition to any garden space. Offering a reliable range of bike sheds and bin storage units, The Bike Shed Company can customise the design to a client’s particular needs or even create something completely unique. Previous commissions include storage for ski and boat accessories, as well as units for sports and garden equipment. Contacted by a London based client, The Bike Shed Company were asked to provide storage for the family’s three bikes. Requiring a unit that would complement the proposed garden renovation plans, the client and garden designer were consulted to find the perfect solution, with consideration made to ensure installation worked in conjunction with the timescale for completion of the landscaping work on site. Working with garden designers on a regular basis, the company prides itself on providing the complete service from consultation and design, through to installation. A 5 year guarantee is offered on all products for extra peace of mind. Built from solid British timber and fitted with a fully comprehensive locking system, each shed is a durable and secure solution. To meet the team and find out more about their products come down to LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!


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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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EUROPLANTERS Want to add plants to your home or office but have little space? Europlanters have the perfect solution. Their new planter and stand combos add a fantastic statement piece to your room and turn it into an indoor garden at the same time. Not only are these plant stands aesthetically pleasing they also offer a fun way to show off your indoor gardening skills, whilst the lush green plants they display will detoxify polluted air and regulate humidity. Mental health experts suggest that caring for plants is also stress relieving and a way to introduce mindfulness into your life. ‘We wanted to offer a durable combination of materials, so chose a metal powder coated frame for the stands to go with some of the GRP planters from our current range. This makes the combos more cost effective.’ Said John Wilkes Director of Europlanters. ‘and the result a show stopping combination.’ Europlanters have designed a wide range of multi-tiered plantstands to go with design led, geometric designs and smaller planter and stand combos. The range is so versatile there’s something to suit every space. The taller versions extrude elegance and look fabulous with trailing plants while The Oakley broad is a more industrial style, on trend design offering a solid, chunky frame to support the cube planters. So why not bring a touch of the jungle into your indoor space and jump onto the botanical bandwagon with Europlanters new planter and stand combos and liven up that dreary entrance with one or more of their simply stylish stands. Meet the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September to see the range and find out more!


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PERENNIAL 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.

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LOKNAN Loknan Architectural have been working on some great projects since the last LANDSCAPE Show, some of which they will share with everyone over the coming months in this magazine. Their product range has grown, with ever increasing capacity to create more bespoke timber products, ranging from pergolas, trellis screening and all types of seating, as well as ranges of decking and cladding products being expanded. This year the team have had a busy year with show gardens, starting with the all new Ascot Show (images to come next month), followed by Malvern, Chelsea, Hampton Court and finally Tatton. Working with garden designers on show gardens is always a great experience, as they work with them in an even closer way than in day to day projects, whilst at the same time experimenting with, and pushing the boundaries of the products. 2018 is a chance to expand and grow with new products and services being developed, some of which the team hope to launch at the LANDSCAPE Show this year, so keep tuned! Make sure you come along this September to meet the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE and find out more about their products!


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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 see you all at the LANDSCAPE Show and sharing the fantastic opportunities on offer at all of the RHS Shows.

For those looking for something a bit different, Green Garden Paving are offering the new Boutique range of terrazzo effect porcelain. As with all Valverdi Indoor-Out ranges, Boutique is available as a 10mm thick internal tile and a co-ordinating 20mm thick porcelain paving slab. The internal tiles have a polished finish while the paving has an R11 slip resistant surface – perfect for patios, terraces, pathways and swimming pool surrounds. Boutique is available in three colour options; Rimini is a light, almost white, colour which highlights the chunky terrazzo pattern perfectly. Rivoli is an on-trend grey that really suits modern kitchens and living spaces. For a neutral look, Taormina is the perfect choice as it is a warm beige coloured tile. All Boutique tiles have the classic speckled look of terrazzo but without the specialist cleaning and sealing products. Being made from porcelain, the Boutique range is frost and fade resistant. It’s also non-porous so it will resist moss and mould growth as well as staining, making it a great choice for a low maintenance patio. For more information about Boutique or any other tiles in the Valverdi Indoor-Out range visit Green Garden Paving at stand A29 at LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park!

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GREENFINGERS Award winning garden designer, landscaper and Greenfingers Charity Ambassador Jody Lidgard officially opened the new pirate themed garden at Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby on Tuesday 17th April. The opening was attended by hospice staff, children and families and many friends of Greenfingers Charity who generously supported the creation of this new enchanting garden. Speaking about his design, Jody said “I feel extremely privileged to have been able to bring this gift of a garden to children from the area where I grew up. I really hope that children in wheelchairs will have fun splashing through the water fountains, hearing raindrops on the galleon’s tin roof and enjoy the protective feeling of being surrounded by tall grasses. But most of all I hope this garden will be a special place where children, their families and carers smile and enjoy precious time together.” Michelle Rollinson, Chief Executive of Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice said “We are delighted with how our new pirate-themed garden looks. Jody and his team, as well as the team at Greenfingers Charity have done a fantastic job of transforming the area. The new garden will give patients and their families a space to relax at a time in their lives when it matters the most.” John Ashley, Greenfingers Charity Chairman said: “Having seen this garden before work started, I am thrilled to see this wonderful transformation which I’m sure children and families will very much enjoy. On behalf of everyone at Greenfingers Charity, I must thank Jody and our many friends who have made the building of this garden possible through their continued generosity.” Greenfingers will be at the LANDSCAPE Show this September, come down to find out more about their amazing work and how you can be involved!


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TREE AID DALEFOOT COMPOSTS Dalefoot Composts is launching a peat free Bulb Compost this summer - adding to its current range of seven bespoke composts. Developed with award-winning lily growers, this premium compost has grown ‘gold medal’ bulbs at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. From summer 2018 it will be available to order online from the Dalefoot Composts website and from selected suppliers. The perfect blend of free draining compost with natural must-have nutrients and trace elements, grow dazzling flowers and feed the bulb to restore its reserves for the following year. The product is made with bracken from the Cumbrian fells for an open structure. Celebrating its 21st year, Dalefoot Composts is a family-run business producing an exciting range of peat free composts using only the natural resources of wool and bracken sourced from the beautiful Lake District. Dalefoot Composts offers premium composts to meet every gardening need – Wool Compost for Potting & Containers, Wool Compost for Vegetables & Salads, Wool Compost Double Strength, Wool Compost Ericaceous (and Double Strength) and Wool Compost for Seeds. Lakeland Gold, the original bracken compost, is a renowned clay buster and high potash feed. Make sure you come down to Battersea Park to visit the Dalefoot team on their stand at LANDSCAPE 2018!

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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MR RESISTOR Mr Resistor is a lighting specialist, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; they offer a huge range of outdoor lighting products and controls for any project. At the LANDSCAPE Show they will be introducing their latest range of Architectural LED outdoor fittings. These fittings are ideal for both residential and commercial projects. They are high quality die-cast aluminium fittings, which have been designed to be stylish, hard wearing and energy efficient. The fittings have high IP ratings, giving them protection from water and dust. Also all materials used are resistant to corrosion and weather damage. Mr Resistor’s Architectural Outdoor range includes wall lights, spike lights, flood lights, uplights and bollards, creating stunning lighting effects for all areas of the garden. The team will also be showcasing their latest plug and play, spike light systems. One of the new ranges they will be showcasing is their Adjustable Beam wall lights. They are die-cast aluminium wall lights, fitted with adjustable panels, giving you the ability to compose your desired light beams to get whatever effect you choose. The fitting has markings as a reference for beam angles, to get accuracy when installing multiple fittings. Powerful Cree LED chips have been used in the fitting, to get the best possible light. This fitting has been designed to give the flexibility to create and change the light beams, to give the best effect in the area it has been installed. Why not come and have a look for yourself at this range and more at Mr Resistor’s stand at LANDSCAPE this September in Battersea Park!


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VENUS STONE Venus Stone’s sister company Luxury Gardens has been supplying high quality Garden Decor to the customers up and down the UK since 2012, their most recent project has seen them working on a range of corporate planters and artificial plant displays specially created for the workplace. Having greenery and a floral presence in the workplace has been scientifically proven to enhance productivity and morale, and relieve stress. The Luxury Gardens team have spent time sourcing planters ideal for livening up office and workplace environments, whilst still maintaining a professional aesthetic. They applied the same logic to their range of artificial plants and trees in order to create displays that breathe new life into often energy-sapping grey-scale working environments, yet remain subtle enough not to unbalance a professional atmosphere. The collection consists mostly of sizable stainless steel planters combined with 100% botanically accurate artificial plants crafted from the finest quality silks and plastics to emulate the consistency and finish of real life plants. All the plants require virtually no maintenance or up-keep, making them ideal for busy workplaces. The corporate packages offered by Luxury Gardens include an option to rent the displays, and a bespoke advice service in which LGUK staff will offer their expertise to curate a display tailored to your workspace. Make sure you visit Venus Stone at the LANDSCAPE show in September!

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WWOO The Moroccan garden was designed and installed by New Form Landscapes and completely transformed what was initially a very bland and uninspired ‘new build’ garden in Milton Keynes. It was one of the first WWOO kitchens to be installed by WWOO UK last year. The young, professional couple had a clear vision for the garden which needed to be low maintenance due to their busy jobs and desire to immediately come home and relax together or entertain spontaneously whenever the mood took them. The entire garden set up and featured WWOO kitchen ensures no last minute rush around to prepare if the sun is still shining after work….they can make the most of the remainder of their evening by preparing everything al fresco! It includes garden furniture from John Lewis, encaustic Moroccan tiles on a raised platform area, low maintenance, ‘cat friendly’ planting scheme (including Olive trees and ferns under the WWOO kitchen), rendered feature wall (painted dark grey) with built in windows / shelving to display candles / lanterns / pot plants. Make sure you come along to LANDSCAPE at Battersea Park this September to meet the team on their stand!

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LUMENA LIGHTS Incorporating outdoor light fittings that blend with the colours of a natural environment can create the perfect ambiance, without the fittings looking out of place. Lumena Lights stock a wide range of products in natural tones and finishes which can really enhance a garden design. Through customer feedback and personal experience, Lumena have found that many customers opt for standard Black Spike Lights as the best option to hide the light source within shrubbery. However, Lumena now offer finishes and materials that actually blend in with the garden landscape more effectively than Black. Garden Green, Rustic Brown and Aged Brass Spike Lights are excellent examples of this. These camouflaged colours will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding area such as foliage and soil, matching the rest of the colours of the garden and causing the light source to almost “disappear�. Aged Brass and Copper are versatile materials which also have a fantastic decorative quality, providing ornamental value within a landscape with no maintenance. After a while, Natural Copper lights will oxidise to change colour to really look as if they have always been part of the garden. For rural landscaping projects, such as parklands, Lumena has introduced the Radiata Natural Pine Bollard. This durable wooden path light contains a Brass fitting and will look perfect in the countryside setting, achieving a rustic, natural feel. Various new products such as the LuxRox Rock Lights are designed specially to add to the garden scene, looking fantastic on gravel pathways and rockeries. Not only are they realistic in daylight, they also create stunning effects at night once lit, and prove a unique way marker. Visit their stand at LANDSCAPE this September to view the brand new ranges of subtle lighting, and learn more about lighting and how it can be incorporated in to your project!


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DECORI Spring is here and Decori panels are blooming. One of Decori’s Corten commissions from the 2017 LANDSCAPE Show has taken shape. This bespoke 3 piece design was installed behind an existing water feature for a private client’s garden. This beautiful design, specified by the client, has been laser cut out of Corten material. These panels have been a fantastic transformation in the garden, giving colour to an unnoticed water feature and their client was extremely pleased with the result. Decori deliver high quality, British manufactured metal artwork for outdoor and indoor use. Their metal screens are becoming increasingly popular due to the versatility they offer. The screens can be free standing which allows them to be used as partitions to create flexible spaces, or fixed with spiked feet to permanently fix. The panels can be used to create a variety of themes within gardens, such as Moroccan, modern minimalist, traditional or Oriental. An example of this is their standard bamboo pattern within an Oriental garden. Decori are able to produce screens in Corten (weathering steel), Stainless Steel and Aluminium and can be painted to any RAL colour. It is perfect time to order your Corten products to have them ready for this year’s summer gardens. There are many applications for Decori products, including Wall art, balustrade panels, balcony screens and even tables, seats and planters. They have a range of standard panels but can also design and manufacture your bespoke projects, and send render images to clients for approval. Make sure you come along to LANDSCAPE this September to see the latest range and meet the team on their stand!


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AZPECTS Azpects, the home of EASYJoint paving jointing compound, are pleased to announce the arrival of two new products to their ever-growing range of hard landscaping products that make garden care EASY. Joining their EASYCare Range is a Porcelain Cleaner & Artificial Grass Cleaner: Porcelain Cleaner does what is says on the label and unlike traditional cleaners really does leave a streak free finish and is biodegradable. This 1 litre bottle contains a high performance concentrate that when diluted will make 25 litres of cleaner that will clean up to 200m² of porcelain paving – ideal for outside paving and a great product for landscapers to leave clients after laying their patio for them to keep clean. Azpects can also introduce EASYCare Artificial Grass Cleaner which also comes as a concentrate, in a 1 litre bottle, making 8 litres of cleaning product that disinfects and deodorises artificial grass and plastic decking. It will clean areas up to 120m² easily by the user simply spraying it on. Any merchant selling artificial grass really ought to consider selling this too as a must have add on to the sale. Azpects will be releasing more products throughout the year, so make sure you come down to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the team and find out more!


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GLOBAL STONE New for 2018 we are pleased to introduce porcelain setts in four lovely colours which can be used to create beautiful pathways, driveways or to create borders. Available in packs of ten in a size of 200mm x 200mm, their versatile range of setts can be used to great effect to create curves, charming features and patterned designs. Also new are their decorative pieces which feature stunning designs including ammonites, flowers and leaves, perfect for a stylish centre piece or for framing a patio. As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Porcelain Paving and the first to introduce Porcelain Paving into the domestic UK market, they are delighted to have developed the paving market in a new direction; one that is fit for the demands of 21st Century living. 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. Make sure you come along to LANDSCAPE this September and meet the team to find out more about their product range!

EUROPA LIFESTYLE Europa Lifestyle & Corradi are proud to present Pergotenda® Millenium® Celeb. It was 2008 when Millenium® - the first aluminium Pergotenda® - debuted on the market. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary Europa Lifestyle and Corradi decided to revisit what has over time become one of Corradi’s iconic products. The new lines are inspired by a partnership with IAAD (Istituto d’Arte Applicata & Design) based in Turin. Young product designers created ideas that were then developed by Corradi, resulting in a restyling not only of its look but also of its functionality. A product that will play a central role in future outdoor design: this is Millenium® Celeb. Millenium® Celeb has all the makings of exceptional design: external lights on the front pillars and upper runners, internal lights on the frontal and side beams, the possibility of using wood finishes to create elegant surfaces, filtering and shading screens integrated frontally and designed specifically for the product. Different configurations can be chosen, including filtering screens completely integrated, glass sliding doors, with or without screens. LED lighting can also be integrated into the framework, the play of warm white light producing a spectacular effect. The external lights (on pillars and runners) and internal lights (on the frontal and side beams) can be chosen separately. The possibility of having shafts of warm white light on the pillars, on the runners or on the beams - as well as wooden inserts make Celeb particularly appealing. The pillars can also be customised in aluminium of various colours or with a chrome effect; it is also available with 2 to 4 runners and in the inclined version. To find out more come and meet Europa Lifestyle at LANDSCAPE this september at Battersea Park!


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URBAN STREET DESIGNS Urban Street Designs manufactured moveable Planters and Benches for this London Project. The outside space is used for public events and the remit from the client was to have planters and seating that could be re-arranged with a small electric forklift. This allowed them to configure the benches and planters to best suit the event that was being held. The furniture was manufactured in a mild steel, galvanised sub-frame and clad with oak as specified by the architect. As oak is quite an unstable timber they added hidden internal fixings to prevent the boards from warping. They then used stainless steel dome head bolts to show a decorative external fixing. Urban Street Designs Ltd uses the latest CAD Technology and carry out all works in house, from their new 6kw Bystronic laser cutter, Power Rollers to create radius sections, Press Brakes for forming clean radius edges. They have a Powder Coating plant on site and our Fabricators are coded and Weld to British standards and their designers can work from a detailed design or simple concept sketch. If you would like to find out more about Urban Street Designs then come down to LANDSCAPE this September to see their product range!

LECA The Helix project in Falkirk has transformed a tired and lifeless environment into one of the most expansive and attractive community locations in Europe. The Helix forms the hub of the Forth and Clyde canal and has a strong water theme with a kilometre of new canal providing a safe new connection to Grangemouth with a new lagoon, an adventure splash area and a wetland broadwalk. The entire site is linked by 27 kilometres of shared access pathways linking 16 communities. Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate has played a key role below the surface of this project enabling construction access and land raising directly over a Scottish Water 36” fresh water trunk main and a 500mm pumped rising main. Its specification has avoided enormous additional costs that would have arisen from the rerouting of Scottish Water’s assets. David McCandless, graduate geoenvironmental engineer, Ironside Farrar, explains the Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate requirement: “Putting both raised hard and soft landscape works associated with the Kelpies over the ains would have placed unacceptable weight on the pipework so we looked for a lightweight product to substitute the traditional earth fill and Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate fitted the bill. By replacing up to 1250mm of additional fill with Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate we reduced the increased load substantially and were able to demonstrate that the land raising could occur without undue risk.” Rising high above this futuristic community landscape are The Kelpies, created by sculptor Andy Scott. These are two fabulous 30-metres high, stainless steel sculptures of equine heads that reflect the lineage of the heavy horse of Scotland’s successful era of heavy industry. Come down to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the team and find out more about their products!


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EASIGRASS Technological advances in artificial plant and grass design has allowed for the creation of green space in a huge variety of places where real flora and fauna is unable to grow or really thrive. Urban areas in particular are benefiting and seeing fantastic makeover results from realistic artificial plant installations that require little maintenance. Handcrafted in Surrey, England, Easi-Wall is the latest innovative garden design to be launched by the multi award-winning Easigrass brand. Each lush green textured Easi-Wall panel is meticulously built with the finest quality artificial foliage, which has been carefully selected and arranged to mirror the look and feel of natural vertical planting. Light and breathable, Easi-Wall panels can be installed on any concrete surface, brick wall or frame, such high-walled courtyards, balconies, commercial offices and urban settings. UV stabilised and durable to withstand all weathers, the walls are constructed seamlessly, with each panel installed using a heavy-duty, unique fixing system. Developers working to construct a high-end London townhouse in Knightsbridge commissioned the Easigrass team to install a 36-panel artificial plant vertical wall to reach from the basement garden patio area all the way up to the top floor. The extraordinarily life-like, unique, low maintenance Easi-Wall completely transformed its previously lifeless, enclosed high-brick walled area. The large glass patio doors of the property open out to a lush vertical plant wall, which can be viewed from a window on every level of the house to a height of 3 metres (10ft). The Easi-Wall was constructed using Opal design panels, which were pre-cut to size, then installed seamlessly on the high garden wall by the Easigrass team. Easigrass offers three different styles of panels – Opal, Emerald and Ruby - which work with all shapes and sizes of installation. Creating green spaces both outdoors and indoors, Easi-Walls have also transformed commercial sector spaces such as offices, receptions, restaurants, nurseries and hotel areas. The team will be at LANDSCAPE this September so come along and meet them to find out more!

LOWER BARN FARM Lower Barn Farm is a family run business spanning over 30 years and are thrilled to be a part of LANDSCAPE 2018 for the very first time. With departments including Stove Shop, Kitchen Design Studio and an award-winning café, Rayleigh based Lower Barn Farm is Essex’s best kept secret. With its own fleet of vehicles and located just 20 minutes away from the M25, it’s the perfect destination for landscapers and architects. 2018 has seen the creation of their very first Natural Stone Brochure. The brochure is a showcase of all the natural stone that’s on offer at Lower Barn Farm. From Sandstone to Slate and everything in between – the easy to read catalogue also offers handy tips and product advice throughout. They directly import the finest goods and never make assumptions on the quality of their products, travelling around the world to make sure customers are provided with the very best. Not wanting to stop at Natural Stone, the Porcelain Collection brochure is currently being created. Having sourced the finest Italian porcelain, with cutting-edge designs and precision cut tiles, porcelain lends itself to the most stunning of spaces. Looking to transform an indoor space? Lower Barn Farm can offer that too, with finishes that are perfect for any living environment that will beautifully flow from inside to out. Make sure you come along to LANDSCAPE this September to meet the Lower Barn Farm team on their stand!


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KATE GOULD Kate Gould Gardens chose complimentary hard landscaping materials for their garden at The Ascot Spring Garden Show this April. Laser cut corten steel screens sat against flint stone and bamboo decking provided by Loknan to create separate outdoor seating and dining areas. Leisure Plan supplied a stunning wood table and chairs from their Dedon range as well as Ahnda arm chairs. These sat around a firepit provided by Encompass. Grey wood effect porcelain paving from CED stone created pathways to these areas from various access points in the garden. Textural evergreen planting combined with bold and bright seasonal spring colours of orange, blue, purple and pink created a complete show stopper. Visitors to the show were completely taken with Kate’s choice of ‘Orange Princess’ tulips. You will be able to see another stunning show garden designed and built by the team at the Chelsea Flower Show from the 22nd May – 26th May 2018. Make sure you come down to Battersea to hear from Kate as part of the Seminar Programme at LANDSCAPE 2018!

ROUND WOOD OF MAYFIELD A new website that showcases the Thermory® Collection has been launched this week by Round Wood of Mayfield. is dedicated to the innovative and eco-friendly range, which includes decking, cladding, flooring, shingles and tiles. Most are available in both ash and pine and are supplied with a range of time-saving fitting accessories. Thermo treated timber products are heated and steamed at temperatures of up to 215°C in computer-controlled kilns. This toughens the timber (achieving a high level of dimensional stability), ensures a low moisture content and develops a dark, luxurious colour that runs throughout the wood. The result is a highly attractive board that is extremely stable, even when cut from softwoods. Crucially, Thermory® also boasts outstanding environmental credentials; their processes are entirely chemical free and are only applied to responsibly harvested raw materials. As one of the UK’s main distributors of the Thermory® Collection, Round Wood of Mayfield hold large stocks ready for nationwide despatch. “At Round Wood of Mayfield, we are constantly striving to introduce new and innovative timber products to our business,” said MD Zac Soudain. “Thermory® is a great example of a product that has been developed over time. It is highly durable, sustainable and has an exceptional finish. We created to promote its unique qualities and to further develop this outstanding product in the UK market.” Come down to LANDSCAPE at Battersea this September to meet the team and find out more about their products!


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PRO LANDSCAPE DESIGN SOFTWARE Drafix Software, Inc. will be exhibiting at LANDSCAPE again this year and demonstrating its newest creation; PRO Landscape Version 24. For almost a quarter of a century, PRO Landscape has helped landscape designers, landscape contractors, garden centres and others in the landscape design field create professional designs that impress customers and sell designs. For the last 12 months, the development team has been working tirelessly on new design features and expansion of the plant library to a total number of just over 18,000 items to choose from. Among the hundreds of additions to the library are plant items including Orange Mullein, Frost Grass, Powdery Thalia (Verbascum phlomoides, Spodiopogon sibiricus, and Thalia dealbata respectively) just to name a few. Each item in the plant library contains a high-resolution photo image of the item, which can be placed to create a visual representation and a corresponding, prescaled symbol to represent the material in a 2D fashion. In addition, the library contains the characteristics of each item (climate zone, soil type, watering requirements, sizes, etc.) and gives the user the option to add their own pricing and tax rates making quoting from the design very easy and accurate. The continued expansion of the plant library helps ensure that a designer can always find exactly what he or she might need with PRO Landscape Design Software! Meet the team on their stand at LANDSCAPE in Battersea Park, London this September!

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NIWAKI Great excitement: everybody’s favourite Golden Spade now comes in a new Small size. Not just that - it fits in the Niwaki Tool Bag. Incredibly strong, lethally sharp, surprisingly light - and golden. What more could one ask of a spade? Ideal for use in raised beds and small gardens, and with a narrow head small enough to use in the border without causing widespread destruction. The comfortable YD handle is made of tubular steel and with a firm tread and rigid steel pipe shaft and you can rely on this spade not to flex or break under heavy use. They designed the new Niwaki Toolbag especially for the travelling pruner. Internal dividers create space for a couple of pairs of long shears or loppers and a small golden spade, with two smaller compartments for other tools such as secateurs and snips. The padded, water resistant, hard wearing canvas protects your beloved tools from the elements, while the Niwaki-red carry straps stand out at the luggage carousel. Crucially, it fits perfectly between the wheel arches of a Landrover Defender. To see these products and many more visit Niwaki on stand E64 at LANDSCAPE this September at Battersea Park!


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HARROWDEN TURF Turfonline is the ecommerce flagship for Harrowden Turf, using Harrowden’s extensive buying power, turf, topsoil, landscaping tools and lawn care products are brought together. Turfonline have been involved with a hugely exciting and unusual project recently, involving Turfing a windmill. The clients Alan and Christine fell in love with a partly refurbished windmill in Oxfordshire which was originally constructed in 1709. Alan and Christine’s refurbishments involved excavating the mound to enlarge the basement and build more living accommodation and to avoid changing the appearance of the windmill; they decided to top the new extension with a turf roof. Turf needs a minimum of 15cm of growing medium, which is a very good insulator. Alan and Christine designed their whole building to be able to support a turf roof. The building needed to cope with the sheer weight of 20cm of growing medium, rain, snow, and a man with a mower. Of course, drainage is important too, so Alan designed some drainage outlets. The other extreme of English weather of course is drought, so this turf roof has an irrigation system built into it too. The finished result is brilliant and the clients are delighted! The turf roof helps to blend both the new and old parts of the building as well as the landscape beyond. Come and visit Harrowden Turf on their stand at LANDSCAPE this September to find out how they can help with your next project!

CED STONE GROUP Award-winning designer Kate Gould created ‘A Garden For All Seasons’ for the very first Ascot Spring Garden Show in April, an enticing and attractive garden that was a firm favourite with visitors. ‘The concepts behind spring gardens should be so much more than just working with bulbs’, said Kate. ‘This time of year, it’s all about the trees – we knew we wanted the blossom but getting the timing right and having the tree come into flower for the show was a challenge.’ Keeping the trees in mind, Kate opted for the Oyster Porcelain Paving from CED’s EMPEROR Country Range, which beautifully replicates the natural patterning of wood in a cool grey shade. ‘Lighter coloured paving options are still a very popular choice in city gardens’, explains Kate. ‘In London, where there’s a lot of dirt and debris falling from trees, porcelain paving in a light colour will stay a lot cleaner than a lightly toned natural stone which can stain. There’s just as much choice with porcelain paving products as there is with natural stone’. The cool grey tones of the Oyster EMPEROR porcelain paving was perfectly combined with the pale pink blossom, fresh green planting and orange corten steel structures. Kate opted for their 10mm Flint Gravel for the dining space, specifically to help with drainage in that area of the garden but also to bring a different texture into the scheme. ‘Gravel is certainly not a mundane product, it’s a sustainable material that can look great in the right setting’ said Kate. See the range for yourself at LANDSCAPE in September this year!


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FP MCANN FP McCann are brand new to LANDSCAPE this year and will be introducing their durable alternative to timber, Deckpost, to visitors of the show. The FP McCann DeckPost is the durable precast solution for your decking requirements. Whether you plan to create an elevated decking area, or simply to level out irregular ground conditions, DeckPost is the obvious choice. The FP McCann precast decking support post is the durable alternative to wood. Available in four different lengths, this product provides a rot free option to replace timber posts used to support all decking projects. With over 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of precast concrete fencing products, FP McCann offers an extensive range of attractive, durable and practical fencing solutions. Their post range includes Fenn-lite lightweight posts, morticed, slotted and recessed posts, deck posts, chainlink and cranked top security posts, universal posts, repair spurs and bollards. Various gravel board profiles are also available, including rockface, recessed and plain types. For further information on their precast concrete fencing solutions, you can visit them on their stand at LANDSCAPE in September!

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KEBUR GARDEN MATERIALS If you’re looking for accessories to complement porcelain paving, Kebur Garden Materials has launched an expanded range this Spring as part of its 2018 Natural Stone and Porcelain Collection. Introducing six types of porcelain cladding, bespoke porcelain bullnose edging and additional natural stone setts, there is something to complete every porcelain project. Chris Jones, Sales Manager, says ‘We find customers wanting to finish off their porcelain projects often turn to natural stone for a unique and characterful look. So we’ve introduced some new options, such as Egyptian Limestone and sawn Brazilian Slate to give more choice’. The exquisite Egyptian Limestone Sinai Pearl sett (pictured) is honed and tumbled, with sawn edges to create a smooth, sleek look. These setts are a warm beige tone and packed with natural character, such as glass and quartz veining and the occasional fossil. Chris continues, ‘Our new bespoke edging service is really taking off this year too. With our full colour-bodied Contempo Porcelain range now reaching over 30 designs, we can offer matching tiles, steps and copings to suit a whole range of garden designs’. One such tile is the Contempo Sandstorm, a creamy buff 450x900mm format porcelain with a gently riven surface reminiscent of sandstone. A bullnose-edge to these tiles creates a stunning pool coping in the installation by Bluewater Landscapes (pictured). Kebur’s full natural stone and porcelain collection can be viewed in their newly developed inside and outside displays, one of the largest in the area, just minutes from the M3 in Farnborough, Hampshire. Make sure to meet the Kebur team at LANDSCAPE this September!


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MOORE CONCRETE Moore Concrete recently launched ECOncrete’s Bio Active Living Wall, the perfect solution to induce natural plant growth in urban areas. Newly launched in the past year, ECOncrete’s Bio Active Living Wall provides plant coverage to form green living walls in urban developments. This significantly improves the aesthetics of construction whilst providing cleaner and healthier air, and reducing the ecological footprint of urban development. ECOncrete’s technology provides sustainable solutions, creating ecologically active infrastructure, which is specifically designed to induce rapid plant wall coverage on inland buildings. ECOncrete® Bioenhanced Wall Tiles are 30cm’s square and may be easily fitted to various types of existing walls, using bolts, mortar or a combination of the two. There are 2 types of tile, standard and pocket, that they recommend being used in together at a ratio of 9 to 1, to maximise the acceleration of natural growth. It is the physical and chemical properties of the wall tiles that strongly influences their capability to support the growth of wall clinging plants, endolithic algae, lichens and mosses. Their highly complex design and porosity create moist niches that support flora, without the need for complex soil and irrigation systems. Overall ECOncrete provides an effective, low maintenance, easy installed green wall solution. Visit them in September at LANDSCAPE on stand C71!


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ASHWELLS TIMBER Ashwells Timber are often asked to explain why they are so passionate about reclaiming and upcycling tropical hardwood timber in the UK. They believe that for the resources to continue to sustain them they must look at what they have available before them; before they draw more from this beautiful planet. Many years ago the UK imported timber from around the world, stripping forests in the process. These trees had taken hundreds of years to achieve the size they were; growing so slowly in the heat, that the grain was extremely dense, and exceptionally durable. This majestic timber was brought back to the UK and used to build the infrastructure around the country. Over recent years this timber has been replaced, and Ashwells have strived to reclaim as much as possible so a second use can be found. Every piece has a story to tell and when cut, displays the most beautiful colours. Architect Alison Crawshaw, has used Ashwells Timber on numerous occasions and when asked why, she replied, ‘The timber brings a material depth to any project. It’s a beautiful, durable material and each piece is unique’. Part of her latest project was to deck a roof garden on this London home. She decided to use Greenheart timber, which is considered to be one of the most durable timbers in the world. The timber would have grown in Guyana, but Ashwells reclaimed it from works being carried on the Harbour Wall in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Ensuring it’s beauty continues to be enjoyed. Make sure to visit Ashwells Timber at the LANDSCAPE Show in September!


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APL The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. 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. The APL community continues to flourish with over 15 cluster meeting venues nationwide delivering valuable mentoring and networking to members and nonmembers. That equates to over 75 meetings per year. If you have never been to one, make this year the year you do. But what else are the APL able to offer in 2018? After a hugely successful Ascot Spring Garden Show, the APL will also be at Harrogate Spring Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live (with the ever popular APL Avenue) and RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The APL have been building gardens at these shows for many years, supporting its members and delivering a very clear message to the consumer on how and why they should choose a member of the APL, 2018 is no different and looks to be even better. Business development is a large part of APL strategy and their courses are tailored to the needs of today’s market. They will launch their start up course later this year and continue with the full course with a day on financials. Also look out for their work with the next generation of landscapers at WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition and Young Landscapers Award. The APL are pleased to continue to support LANDSCAPE and will be exhibiting again this year, meet Phil, Natalie and Amy at this year’s show and see what’s planned for 2019!

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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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