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

Awards announced at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022

Gardens created for a disabled children’s charity; to raise awareness for the conflict in Ukraine and a planting starter kit for home-workers have won awards on the opening day of the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Read more - open to all

APL Awards 2022 - Results

Simply Green Landscapes & Andrea Newill Garden Design crowned Supreme Winners at the APL Awards 2022. Read more - open to all

Supreme Winner - Simply Green

Society of Garden Designers announces winners at the SGD Awards 2021

The Society of Garden Designers has announced the winners of the ninth annual SGD Awards at a live event in London celebrating standout projects from across the industry.   Read more - open to all

The Grand Award - Sara Jane Rothwell MSGD for a stunning sloped garden in London.

Hillier Trees for Maggie’s new cancer support centre

Hillier Trees has supplied more than 100 British-grown trees, helping to create a tranquil oasis for visitors to the new Maggie’s cancer centre in Southampton Read more - open to all

'Future Health' Conference available On-Demand from SGD

A fascinating conference exploring ‘our future health’ is now available on-demand from the Society of Garden Designers. Read more - open to all

Image: Hepworth Wakefield  by Tom Stuart-Smith. Photo by Katy Merrington.

Entries open for the 45th BALI National Landscape Awards 2021

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) prestigious National Landscape Awards return on Friday 3rd December 2021 and entries have now opened alongside several exciting new announcements for the 45th year. Read more - open to all

Pro Landscaper launches Dream Garden

Eljays44’s Pro Landscaper magazine is venturing into the consumer sector with a new brand: Dream Garden. Read more - members only

The Lawn Association- launched today!

The survival of the domestic lawn has never looked more threatened. The needs of that lawn have been conspicuously absent at the horticultural top-table – until now. The newly-launched Lawn Association intends to address this. Read more - open to all

Spate of thefts hits garden centres

Garden centres in West Yorkshire, the Midlands and Northumberland have been hit by a series of break ins, where goods are being stolen to order. Read more - members only

Photo: Northumbria Police

Gardenforum reviews a turbulent year for garden retail

Here’s your chance to catch up with some of the events in the retail garden sector that you may have missed. It was a turbulent year with the collapse of Gardman; around 60 garden centres changing hands or closing, Wyevale, Bunnings, Snow and drought. This is open to all. Read more - open to all

Gardman's fire started a turbulent year

2016 - a year of change

2016 saw second tier garden centre chains and independents invest as Wyevale consolidated. Homebase and Argos are sold. The HTA moved offices and moved to become the lead association for all gardening related businesses. Glyphosate, Xylella and the weather made frequent headlines. Scotts and Bayer looked for a way out of distributing consumer garden chemicals. Read our review – open to all. Read more - open to all

Bunnings buys Homebase

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.

SGD launches Affiliated Business Partnership

The Society of Garden Designers has launched a new partnership category that will allow the wider landscape industry to become Affiliated Business Partners of the Society.   Read more - open to all

AIPH to reunite at 2022 Spring Meeting in Dubai

Following two years of restrictions and uncertainty, the AIPH announces its first in-person event in two years - the 2022 AIPH Spring Meeting, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Read more - members only

Expo 2020 Dubai

Green-tech takes Supplier and Service Provider category title at ProLandscaper Business Awards

Leading landscaping supplier Green-tech has been named as the Supplier and Service Provider in the 2021 Pro Landscaper Business Awards. Read more - open to all

The ProLandscaper Awards plague has made it back to Green-tech HQ

BALI powers through pandemic to support members

With the news that pandemic restrictions will continue a little longer, the British Association of Landscape Industries announces that it will continue to support the ornamental horticulture industry through unprecedented hardship. Read more - open to all

Announcing BALI Chalk Fund Champions

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ own charity, the BALI Chalk Fund, has launched Chalk Fund Champions to help combat the industry skills gap. Read more - open to all

APL Awards 2021 – Join us online!

The annual APL Awards ceremony takes place on Friday 12 March and now is the time to register to to attend.   Read more - open to all

 James Alexander-Sinclair, renowned garden designer

Winner of 2020 Student Garden Design Competition

Now in its 9th year the collaboration Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College announce the winner of the 2020 Student Garden Design Competition.
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Sarah Brown

Review of 2019

Here is a summary of the news stories published on Gardenforum during 2019:  Wyevale disintegration and the expansion of other groups, the environment, supplier consolidation and people in the news.  This review is open to all. Read more - open to all

BALI calls for dialogue to manage turf shortages

BALI calls for dialogue between turf suppliers and users to manage shortages.  The turf industry needs a warm, wet spring to recharge stocks. Read more - members only

APL landscapers given exclusive access to John Lewis Home Solutions scheme

The HTA has announced a partnership with John Lewis that gives APL landscapers the exclusive right to design, build and maintain gardens for customers of the John Lewis Home Solutions scheme. Read more - members only

Xylella found in Germany

The HTA and leading nurseries are to pilot a Plant Health Management System as the potentially devastating Xylella disease is found in Germany Read more - members only

Xylella fastidiosa symptoms on Prunus

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