BALI’s Young Landscape Contractors celebrate medal wins as Coastline snags a Gold at RHS Tatton 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is delighted to announce that all three Young Landscape Contractors and their Young Planting Designer partners have achieved medal standard gardens at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, including a Bronze, Silver and Gold. Read more

Ben Poulter, Young Planting Designer Winner and Elliott Hood Young Landscape Contractor Winner

Added value in aggregates – trading up from a bag of gravel!

Kelkay have made it their mission to provide centres with easy solutions to make sure that everyone makes the most of every sales opportunity in outdoor landscaping. Their merchandising and point of sale systems are designed to put hard landscaping right at the centre of the garden retail journey and encourage garden shoppers to trade up. Read more

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Creative Landscape Co wins APL Awards 2017

Creative Landscape Co is the APL Awards 2017 Supreme Winner. The annual awards ceremony, sponsored by Bradstone, took place on Friday 17 March at The Brewery, London, to celebrate and recognise the outstanding landscaping carried out by members of the APL.  Read more

APL Awards 2017 Supreme winner - Creative Landscape Co

Hygge trend driving customer trends in the garden

Kelkay have developed a wide range of beautiful natural stone paving products to respond to the trend for Hygge inspired simple, natural designs. Read more

Natural Slate in Rustic Bronze

Book your seat for the APL Awards 2017 - before it sells out!

Record bookings have been received for the APL Awards 2017 which will exceed 300 attendees when it takes place next month on Friday 17 March 2017 at The Brewery, London. Read more

Vivid Arts settles dispute with Tom Chambers

The legal battle between Vivid Arts and Tom Chambers regarding allegations of design right infringement, copyright infringement and passing off has been resolved. Read more

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Good first half for Marshalls

Landscaping products specialists Marshalls saw its first half revenue grow 11 per cent. Read more

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office with an investment of £1 million in machinery to secure its market leading position, says its managing director. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

Deco-Pak: Ahead of the curb

Decorative aggregate and paving specialist Deco-Pak reveal the effort - and risk - of developing new products that are streets ahead of the rest of the market.  We also explore the level of effort and risk that goes into launching successful new products in the landscaping sector, and how garden centres can exploit the advantage they have over online. Read more

Kelkay delivers to all corners of the British Isles!

The business at Kelkay continues to go from strength to strength and the sales team have helped to build this success through their single minded commitment to servicing their garden centre customers. Richard Pyrah and the experienced and dedicated team of sales agents service hundreds of garden centres across the country. Read more

Forest uses stealth technology to reduce unwanted noise in the garden

Forest has unveiled a noise reducing Decibel Panel that it believes is the most significant development in fence panels in years. Read more

Green-tech acquires online distributor, Flexible Lining Products Ltd

Green-tech is pleased to announce it has recently secured the purchase of Flexible Lining Products Ltd. (FLP) the specialist online distributor of Terram, pond & lake liners, erosion control products and porous paving systems. Read more

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The UK is on high alert for Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa has the potential to have huge implications for the UK horticultural trade. Landscapers, designers, retailers and anyone directly importing plants are now subject to the same stringent measures as growers and suppliers. Read more

AMA identifies trends that will benefit sales of landscape materials

AMA Research suggests that sales of landscaping materials will grow more modestly after a volatile period but says trends like artificial grass will benefit the market. Read more

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

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