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Horticulture Weekly
Landscape & Amenity Bulletin 26th November 2020
 
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Analysis

 
How is the landscape sector helping to reinvent the high street?
How is the landscape sector helping to reinvent the high street?
 
News review 
 
National Trust receives nearly £270k to restore Capability Brown curved wall The National Trust has received a £269,000 grant to restore the only surviving ‘Capability’ Brown curved walled garden in existence at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire. National Trust receives nearly £270k to restore Capability Brown curved wall
 
 
Government 10-point £12bn green recovery plan unveiled Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his green recovery plan, promising investment across the green economy including the planting of 30,000 hectares of trees every year. Government 10-point £12bn green recovery plan unveiled
 
 
Mitie secures £56m contract to maintain decommissioned nuclear sites Mitie has been awarded a new integrated facilities management (IFM) contract with nuclear reactor decommissioning specialist Magnox. Mitie secures £56m contract to maintain decommissioned nuclear sites
 
 
Forestry Commission awards final round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund More than 50 projects have been awarded a share of a £10m pot to increase tree numbers in urban areas through small-scale planting projects. Forestry Commission awards final round of £10m Urban Tree Challenge Fund
 
 
Peabody publishes framework for managing Thamesmead green spaces London housing association Peabody has published its framework for managing and utilising the green spaces of Thamesmead, situated between the boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. Peabody publishes framework for managing Thamesmead green spaces
 
 
Government pledges additional £40m for environmental projects The UK Government has made an additional £40m available for its Green Recovery Challenge Fund which will be awarded to environmental charities and partners across England. Government pledges additional £40m for environmental projects
 
 
Scottish Forestry launches walkthrough woodland guide for small landowners Scottish Forestry has published a new walkthrough guide to creating new woodlands as part of the national drive to boost tree planting. Scottish Forestry launches walkthrough woodland guide for small landowners
 
 
RHS appoints last ever NME editor as editorial content head The RHS has appointed a former NME and FHM journalist as its new editorial leader. RHS appoints last ever NME editor as editorial content head
 
 
David Humphries praised for 35-year career at London Tree and Woodland Awards Trees management officer David Humphries has won this year’s Individual Commitment Award at the Forestry Commission’s London Tree and Woodland Awards. David Humphries praised for 35-year career at London Tree and Woodland Awards
 
 
Tree shelter supplier launches collection and recycling service Tubex, a supplier of tree protection products in the UK, has launched a new collection and recycling service for its tree shelters. Tree shelter supplier launches collection and recycling service
 
 
Nearly four million bulbs planted as part of Solihull’s £17m greening programme Solihull Council’s £16.8m Wildlife Ways greening programme has entered its final phase with the planting of one million bulbs by contractor idverde. Nearly four million bulbs planted as part of Solihull’s £17m greening programme
 
 
RHS Garden Bridgewater receives record £1.8m donation from Chinese philanthropist The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has received a £1.8m donation towards RHS Garden Bridgewater from retired Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr Lee Kai Hung. RHS Garden Bridgewater receives record £1.8m donation from Chinese philanthropist
 
 
TV gardener David Domoney to feature at Eden Project’s Festival of Discovery Horticulturist and TV broadcaster David Domoney has been named as the latest addition to join Eden Project’s Festival of Discovery, a free virtual event taking place on the weekend 20-21 November. TV gardener David Domoney to feature at Eden Project’s Festival of Discovery
 
 
Martineau Gardens to receive award for pollinator friendly approach Martineau Gardens, a therapeutic community garden in Edgbaston, is set to receive a Bees’ Needs Champions Award from Defra at an online awards ceremony on 18 November. Martineau Gardens to receive award for pollinator friendly approach
 
 
National Trust for Scotland to investigate legacies of slavery National Trust for Scotland is carrying out a review of its buildings, monuments and gardens with the aim of highlighting any links to slavery. National Trust for Scotland to investigate legacies of slavery
 
 
Trees nears schools help reading and maths, study proves Greening for academic achievement: Prioritizing what to plant and where is a study lead by scientist Dr Ming Kuo. Trees nears schools help reading and maths, study proves
 
 
Shropshire man fined for felling tree at property in Ironbridge Gorge Conservation Area A man from Shropshire has been fined £2,340 after felling a tree at his property in the Ironbridge Gorge without obtaining the necessary planning permission. Shropshire man fined for felling tree at property in Ironbridge Gorge Conservation Area
 
 
Alan Sargent launches free garden designer CPD Zoom sessions Presented by Alan Sargent of The Landscape Library, new monthly CPD Zoom sessions for garden designers will launch in 2021. Alan Sargent launches free garden designer CPD Zoom sessions
 
 
Royal Collection Trust opens public physic garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse The Royal Collection Trust, the organisation responsible for one of the largest art collections in the world, has opened a new public garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Royal Collection Trust opens public physic garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
 
 
Tivoli extends grounds maintenance contract with West Lindsey Council West Lindsey District Council has extended its grounds maintenance contract with Tivoli for a further year until the end of January 2022. Tivoli extends grounds maintenance contract with West Lindsey Council
 
 
Robin Lennie to retire from STIHL GB with Hasbro's Kay Green to take over STIHL Great Britain has announced the retirement of long-standing managing director Robin Lennie at the end of the year. Robin Lennie to retire from STIHL GB with Hasbro's Kay Green to take over
 
 
Gardening team to plant more than 120,000 spring bulbs at Arundel Castle The gardens team at Arundel Castle has set about planting 126,000 spring bulbs including 160 named tulips. Gardening team to plant more than 120,000 spring bulbs at Arundel Castle
 
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