Tiger enters landmark deal with British Garden Centres

Specialist online garden building retailer Tiger, a part of Woodlands Home & Garden Group, has just agreed a landmark deal with the British Garden Centres group. Read more - members only

Green-tech announces George Barton is a winner

Green-tech is celebrating after their key account manager has been named as a winner of the Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’ - The Next Generation Initiative. Read more - open to all

George Barton

Staff take control at Majestic Trees

Majestic Trees has announced that MD Steve McCurdy and his wife Janet have sold 74% of Majestic Trees to their team via an Employee Ownership Trust. Read more - members only

Fern Snowling, Sarah Shynn, Eliot Barden, Helen Morgan, Maria Bengtsson, Carlos Guinand

JJH and Radial Landscapes triumph in the APL Landscaper Skills

In a thrilling showcase of horticultural excellence, JJH and Radial Landscapes emerged victorious in the highly anticipated Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Landscaper Skills 'The Professionals' competition. Read more - open to all

JJH and Radial Landscapes

Form Plants announces new Surrey home

Award-winning Form Plants, established in 2020, today announces expansion into a new 8-acre site in Chobham, Surrey.   Read more - open to all

Green-tech Wins Supplier of the Year at APL Awards 2023

The Green-tech team are celebrating after being named the Supplier of the Year at the recent Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards 2023. Read more - open to all

MD Kris Nellist centre front with some of the Green-tech team.

APL announces winners at 2022 Awards ceremony

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone recognised and celebrated the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.  Read more - open to all

JJH Landscapes & Construction Ltd & Escarpment Garden

Hillier releases a comprehensive tree guide for landscape professionals

Hillier, the UK’s largest grower of semi-mature trees in the UK, has spent the last five years researching and curating a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive tree guide. Read more - open to all

Adam Dunnett, Amenity Director at Hillier with Tree Guide at the launch event.

Garden Design Trends for 2023

The environment is still centre stage in the latest Garden Design Trends to be revealed by members of The Society of Garden Designers for 2023.  From Rock Roses to Twisted Geometry, these are the styles, materials, patterns and plants to look out for next year. 
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Gravel Garden and drought-tolerant plants in Rosy Hardy's Garden.

Green-tech announces two winners

Green-tech is celebrating after finding out that two of their team have been named as winners in the Pro Landscaper ‘30 under 30’ - The Next Generation Initiative. Read more - open to all

Arron Grange & Georgia Gilbert

Lords to debate jobs in Ornamental Horticulture

Lords to debate industry concerns that ornamental horticulture and landscaping are not being included within government definitions of ‘green jobs’ Read more - members only

Allensmore Nurseries

Sarah Eberle FSGD receives SGD Lifetime Achievement Award

SGD Fellow and renowned garden designer, Sarah Eberle FSGD has been named as this year's recipient of the Society of Garden Designers Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more - open to all

Sarah Eberle FSGD

LOFA partners with Perennial to promote health

LOFA pledges £20,000 to Perennial and sponsors an Interactive Health Kiosk offering a Health MOT, an early warning of potential health problems, to visitors at industry events. Read more - members only

Next HTA President to draw on his nursery experience

Alan Down is set to assume the HTA President’s chain from Boyd Douglas-Davies on September 9th as the current holder’s extended reign finally comes to a close. Read more - members only

Alan Down, soon to become HTA President

Awards for Greener Gardens at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced The Cotton Traders Greener Future Garden as the 2022 Best Garden on the opening day of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (Wed 20 July). Read more - open to all

is Lynn Cordall, overall winner. Credit: RHS / Darren Robinson

APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping and Horticulture Champions announced

The winners of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills UK National finals have been announced. 

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Foundation Horticulture Skills competitors

SGD Autumn Conference 2023 - Crossing Cultures

An inspiring line-up of speakers from all over the world will be sharing their ideas and expertise on creating globally inspired, locally focused gardens and landscapes at the Society of Garden Designers' Autumn Conference on 18 November 2023.   Read more - open to all

Sophie Walker

Society of Garden Designers announces new chair

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has announced Andrew Duff MSGD as its new Chair, continuing the role he has held jointly with Lynne Marcus MSGD since September 2022. Read more - open to all

The Bearded Botanist makes it 500 for the YPHA

The Young People in Horticulture Association reveals that the Bearded Botanist becomes their 500th member.  Plus, there are three additions to the committee. Read more - members only

Frances Tophill with Jordan Weston

Society of Garden Designers announces 2023 Fellowships

The Society of Garden Designers has announced its 2023 Fellowships with six leading garden designers being awarded the honour in recognition of their exceptional contribution to the profession.     Read more - open to all

London Stone achieves carbon neutral status

Award-winning national hard landscaping supplier London Stone has been awarded Carbon Neutral status in 2023.  Mark Gregory will be its first Green Ambassador. Read more - members only

London Stone MD Steve Walley In No Child Left Behind Meeting, Rajasthan, India

'Say No to Plastic Grass & Plants' campaign

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has launched the ‘Say No to Plastic Grass & Plants’ Campaign to raise awareness of the extreme environmental damage caused by artificial grass and plants and to encourage the landscape industry and the public to seek environmentally friendly alternatives. Read more - open to all

Green-tech takes the Gold for the BALI Chalk Fund

Green-tech is showing its support for the industry by becoming a champion advocate for training and development in the landscaping sector. Read more - open to all

(L-r) Alasdair Innes, Jordan Webster, George Barton, Richard Wexham, Georgia Gilbert, Sarah Whitley.

Training Academy launched to tackle crippling landscape industry skills gap

TASK (Training Academy for Skills & Knowledge) launched this Autumn 2022 to tackle the ever-widening skills gap that is affecting the UK’s land-based industries. Read more - open to all

SGD Autumn Conference 2022 - Natural Networks

Following the hugely successful SGD Symposium this summer the Society of Garden Designers' Autumn Conference will examine how landscape design holds the potential for ensuring a sustainable future in a world of diminishing resources and climate change.  Read more - open to all

Garden by Urquhart & Hunt

Greenwood Plants named ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’

Greenwood Plants has been named ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ at the 2022 Central South Business Awards, held at the prestigious Ageas Bowl in Southampton on 28th September. Read more - open to all

Paul Sinha, Greenwood's Melanie Asker & Ellie Coutts (Marketing Mgr), Hazel Warwick (Business South)

The Lawn Association partners with Modern Lawn Care

The Lawn Association are proud to announce that they have now partnered together with Modern Lawn Care, to bring a whole host of information to the home and professional lawn care sector. Read more - open to all

SGD launch Manifesto for Sustainable Gardens & Landscapes

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has published a Manifesto for Sustainable Gardens & Landscapes to present its declaration of intent and to establish principles and methodologies that encourage its Members and Affiliated Business Partners to create gardens and landscapes where sustainability comes first. Read more - open to all

Image: Tracy McQue MSGD

Meta’s award-winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden opens to the public

Meta and the National Forest have teamed up to re-home Joe Perkin’s gold medal-winning garden from this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Meta Garden: Growing the Future. The garden will be revealed today at Conkers Discovery Centre, at the heart of the National Forest in Leicestershire. Read more - open to all

How our gardens can help the climate emergency

Gardens and landscapes which support and encourage nature can offer one of the best defences against climate change, and with nearly 23 million domestic gardens in the UK, we really can make a difference to the planet’s future if we work together to harness their full potential.
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Garden by Lorenzo Soprani Volpini MSGD.

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