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Case Study: RHS Hyde Hall investment, Chelmsford, Essex

Case Study: RHS Hyde Hall investment, Chelmsford, Essex

Work on RHS Hyde Hall's Hilltop site is nearing completion, with three important new assets now open to the public.

How will the Eden Project's new director of philanthropy release the "untapped potential" he sees for philanthropic funds?

How will the Eden Project's new director of philanthropy release the "untapped potential" he sees for philanthropic funds?

The Eden Project's first director of philanthropy Alessio di Capua has joined at an interesting time for the educational charity best known for creating a rainforest inside a biome on a former china clay pit in Cornwall.

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

The summer of 2018 has seen an unprecedented number of grass fires and a spate of recent wildfires on parched public green space has put the issue of prevention of further fires in the spotlight.


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Products and kit

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

Young trees face a tough challenge to get established. Sally Drury looks at some of the best products available to help ensure successful planting projects.


In depth

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.

Sargent's solutions - proper assessment of the site can help ensure smooth project delivery

Sargent's solutions - proper assessment of the site can help ensure smooth project delivery

Failing to carry out a thorough external site assessment at the start of a job can lead to big problems, warns Alan Sargent.


Parks & Gardens Comment

I will not be importing oaks this season. Will you?

I find myself in a difficult situation. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be present to hear details of imminent changes to regulations concerning Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) and oak trees. I heard details, asked questions and probed the implications of these changes. That may not sound like a difficult position to be in, yet I am uneasy.

Opinion... Bridges needed across the sectors

Horticulture Week's careers guide (HW, April 2018) is a revealing insight into what constitutes "a horticulturist". Horticulture is a coherent discipline.

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Follow the preparations for this year's show.

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SOLVING THE PRACTICAL CHALLENGES OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUILDING DESIGN

A conference designed to inspire and educate professionals involved in the creation of the built environment with learnings from those pioneering the integration of green infrastructure.

Forthcoming Events

APL Autumn Seminar - “It’s Time To Plant”

  • Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire

Hort Science Live 2018 - South

  • Palmstead Nurseries, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5EU

Carrot Demonstration Day

  • BISHOPFIELD FARM, SERLBY, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE