Boningale recognised at The National APL Awards

At the annual Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards this month, Shropshire’s Boningale Nurseries won the title of 2019 Supplier of Year for the Midlands and North in the coveted Grower of the Year category. Read more

A “festival of features” fuels the landscaping community at new FutureScape Spring event

A natural progression of the FutureScape family, FutureScape Spring signed off its first show this week on a wave of positive feedback from the landscape community Read more

Seminar in the Plant Theatre hosted by Jamie Butterworth (far right).

The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition is open for registrations!

Registration for the APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition is now open for registration until 5 April 2019. Read more

Green-tech celebrates its 25th anniversary

2019 sees Green-tech celebrate 25 years of supplying the landscaping industry. Today it boasts a £14 million plus turnover and operates out of a purpose-built business park, employs in excess of 80 staff and sells over 13,000 products.  Read more

Green-tech celebrating their 25th anniversary

Winners announced in the SGD Awards 2019

Winners have been announced at the Society of Garden Designers seventh annual award ceremony where 18 designers and two landscape design companies were presented with awards in front of nearly 400 guests. Read more

Judges' Award for Adolfo Harrison MSGD for his creative approach to a small courtyard in West London

Hillier Sees Growth in Semi-mature Trees

Hillier Trees report signs of confidence and buoyancy in the market, with particular growth in demand for semi-mature trees, despite a backdrop of political uncertainty.   Read more

Corylus Columa

Speakers announced for SGD Spring Conference

A first-class line-up of speakers from the worlds of garden design, research and horticulture has been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on 27th April exploring the provocatively titled topic: ‘Sex in the Garden – flowers, fruit & foraging’. Read more

(L-r) Noel Kingsbury, Emma Desmier, Olivier Filippi, Henrik Sjöman.

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

Gardman's fire started a turbulent year

New Green-tech Trade Centre opens up in North Yorkshire

Landscape supplier Green-tech opened up a Landscaping Trade Centre on Monday 3rd December 2018. The Green-tech Trade Centre will sell everything needed for commercial landscaping projects and customers will benefit from discounted trade prices. Read more

Frankie Helliwell

Matthew Wood is named APL WorldSkills UK Champion

Matthew Wood, Apprentice at Myerscough College, took home the Gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills final last week, taking place at WorldSkills UK LIVE from 15-17 November at the NEC Birmingham. Read more

Matthew Wood, Apprentice at Myerscough College

BALI GoLandscape pledges support to YMCA Training to champion industry apprenticeships

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) careers initiative, GoLandscape, has forged a partnership with YMCA Training to support their work on delivering industry apprenticeships in the wake of a 28% shortfall in the number of apprenticeships being undertaken in the UK. Read more

World-renowned Designers explore Geometry in Garden Design at SGD Conference

A distinguished line-up of speakers will explore the use of geometry in garden design at the SGD Autumn Conference on 17th November 2018, sharing examples of their work to show how the relationship between shapes and lines is at the heart of garden and landscape design.  Read more

Garden by Cristina Mazzucchelli Credit Matteo Carassale

Jacksons Fencing teams up with Titchmarsh to garden for a worthy cause

Jacksons Fencing helps create dream garden for hit ITV show Love Your Home and Garden. The redesign opens up the garden for an elderly couple, one of whom lives with dementia. Read more

Jacksons Tongue and Groove panels

Speakers announced for SGD Autumn Conference

Five internationally acclaimed designers each renowned for the way in which they use geometry in their work, have been announced for the SGD Autumn Conference ‘Geometry – new angles on gardens & landscape’ taking place on 17th November at the Royal Geographical Society in London.   Read more

Italian designer Cristina Mazzucchelli.

BALI partners with Capel Manor College to launch Landscape Construction Diploma

BALI, through its nationwide GoLandscape initiative, has supported BALI Training Provider member Capel Manor College in developing and launching a brand new Advanced Diploma in Landscape Construction (Level 3). Read more

Decking - Capel Manor

Thrive announced as Charity Partner for SGD Awards 2020

The Society of Garden Designers has announced Thrive as its charity partner for the SGD Awards 2020, following partnerships with both Greenfingers and Perennial in the last seven years. Read more

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd takes home the Supreme Winner title at the APL Awards 2019

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd, based in London, took the Supreme Winner Award for their project: Streatham Hill. This entry was also the winner of the Commercial Garden and Soft Landscaping categories. Read more

Kingston Landscape Group - Streatham Hill.

SGD announces new Beth Chatto Eco Award for SGD Awards 2020

The SGD has announced a new ecological design award for the SGD Awards 2020 in honour of visionary plantswoman, garden designer and author, Beth Chatto.   Read more

The Beth Chatto Gardens

Entries now open for the 43rd BALI Awards 2019

Entries are now open for the 43rd BALI National Landscape Awards. The largest landscape industry awards in Europe returns and BALI Registered members can now download the 2019 Entry Guidelines at and enter their scheme(s). Read more

Bowles Wyer 2018 Grand Award winner

Second time win for Green-tech at ProLandscaper Business Awards

Leading landscaping supplier Green-tech, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; has been named as the winner of the Industry Partnership category in the Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2018. Read more

Pro Landscaper business awards Feb 19

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

Piet Oudolf given Lifetime Achievement Award at the SGD Awards 2019

Visionary garden designer, author and world-renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf has been granted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Garden Designers. Read more

Piet Oudolf given Lifetime Achievement Award at the SGD Awards 2019.

BALI sponsors Specifi Landscape Roadshow Programme 2019

BALI has been confirmed as Programme Sponsor for the 2019 Specifi Landscape Roadshow Programme, in a move that sees the two organisations joining forces to provide a unique meet the buyer experience for landscape architects, contractors and garden designers. Read more

Top garden trends for 2019 from the Society of Garden Designers

As we head towards the new year, some of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) leading designers share their predictions for the new trends in garden design for 2019, including the planting, materials and design styles we can expect to see in our gardens this year. Read more

Garden by Barbara Samitier MSGD

A stunning private garden in the Chilterns wins Grand Award for Bowles & Wyer

At the 42nd BALI National Landscape Awards, BALI Registered Contractor Bowles & Wyer received the coveted Grand Award for a Private Residence in the Chilterns, the stunning implementation of a garden design by BALI Registered Designer Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson. Read more

Private garden in the Chilterns - Bowles and Wyer

SGD launches new membership film

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has released a new membership film designed to promote the benefits of registered membership and support members, and other designers in profession, who are considering undertaking the SGD adjudication process to become fully registered members. Read more

APL Awards 2019 – The shortlist…

The shortlist for the APL Awards 2019 has been announced! With the standard of entries always improving year on year, choosing the shortlist was harder than ever for our judging panel. Read more

£11.6bn landscape services industry must be taken seriously says BALI

A new industry report, commissioned by the Ornamental Horticulture Round Table Group (OHRTG), to establish the total size, breadth and contribution of the UK’s ornamental horticulture and landscaping sector, has led BALI, a member of the commissioning group, to now call on government officials to give meaningful support to landscaping in the UK. Read more

BALI CEO Wayne Grills

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

Announcing the winners of this year’s BALI National Landscape Awards

With the awards ceremony fast approaching, 67 BALI members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) have now been informed they have won a BALI National Landscape Award, with some members successful in more than one category. Read more

BALI Awards Adjudication Panel

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