News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
A greenkeeping supervisor from Cheshire is this year's winner of the Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored best student award at Myerscough College.
New two-day turfcare event Turfcare Live attracted hundreds of visitors from the sector, according to organsisers Toro distributor Lely UK.
Dan Pearson is to return to Chelsea Flower Show to design a show garden for the first time since 2004.
Briers is the latest sponsor to sign up for the Garden Retail awards, which is seeing entries come flooding in as the final entry deadline approaches on Wednesday 22 October.
Marton Mere Project Officer
Blackpool Council Stanley Park Offices/Marton Mere Visitor Centre
Environmental Volunteer Coordinator
Blackpool Council Lancashire
HEAD GARDENER - YORK GATE, ADEL, LEEDS
Perennial Adel, Leeds
Shop Manager progressing to Directorship
Riverside Garden Centre Bristol, City of Bristol
Walworth Garden Farm Southwark, London
A huge thank you to everyone who has so far entered the UK Grower Awards 2015 and the Garden Retail Awards 2015. There are some brilliant projects already in but, to those of you who are yet to enter, the great news is that there is still time. The Garden Retail Awards entry deadline has been extended to 22 October and the UK Grower Awards to 26 October.
Last month I was in China for the summer congress of the International Association of Horticultural Producers. Among discussion of issues common to horticultural production around the globe, we visited a vast new park just built on the outskirts of Qingdao city, currently the site of a horticultural Expo.
Walking the avenues at Glee, a leading member of the garden centre world asked where I thought the industry would be in 40 years time. My immediate reply was that there would not be one as we know it today.