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RHS Greening Great Britain for health and environment

RHS calls on nation to get Greening Great Britain for the nation’s health and for the environment RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 Garden for Friendship will promote ‘making friends through gardening’. The RHS which will live on at NHS Mental Health Trust through National Competition for Patients and Staff to enjoy RHS also announces RHS Plant […]

IOG rebrand

It’s time for an change says the Institute of Groundsmanship as it calls for an IOG rebrand. Following independent research entitled ‘Groundsmanship: Sports Vital Profession’ which highlighted the urgent need for change, the IOG intends to re-brand. After a thorough selection process, the proposed new brand name and identity, unanimously backed by the Board of […]

Effective irrigation

Contrary to recent weather forecasts, the biggest challenge for many landscapers, whether maintaining a lawn, sports turf or cityscape, is the need for effective irrigation. Maggie Walsh speaks with industry experts to find out how we can achieve this Water is not only essential for growth, but, and certainly in the case of the sports industry, is […]

Perennial prepared for Coronavirus pandemic

Perennial prepares for increase in demand as Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits UK horticulture workers and businesses Perennial is the safety net for people in the horticulture industry and is here to help anyone working in, or retired from any job involving trees, plants, flowers or grass. As the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to evolve for the horticulture industry, Perennial is […]

BALI Position Statement – COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Issued 26th March 2020: Wayne Grills, BALI Chief Executive Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of Monday 23 March that saw the country effectively enter ‘lockdown’, the team at the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has been working tirelessly to obtain clarification from the Government as to what this means in practice for […]

Rebrand from IOG to Grounds Management Association

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), the leading not-for-profit membership organisation, announced its new name and brand, the Grounds Management Association at the start of April. Following unanimous backing by the Board, a member vote was called on the new name at the beginning of March. Votes have been cast by members via post over the […]

Plants Near Me campaign by HTA

Following on from the HTA campaign at the start of April 2020 to highlight the financial plight of ornamental horticulture growers during the coronavirus shutdown,  the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has been inundated with messages from the public wanting to support the industry and so has launched a Plants Near Me website. To help connect […]

Q & A with Tim Yates from Kubota UK

The Landscaper Magazine has a Q & A with Tim Yates, Business Development Manager of the Groundcare division at Kubota UK 1. Congratulations on your new role at Kubota. Briefly tell us how you got to this point in your career and what have been the best bits so far… I moved into the Business […]

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Community grass pitches need improvement suggest GMA report

1.4m more children could play sports weekly, if community grass pitches were improved suggests the latest report from the Grounds Management Association (GMA), which reveals need for more investment, volunteers and resources to kick-start and boost grassroots sport participation post lockdown.  The report by the not-for-profit membership organisation for the grounds sector released today (13 […]

SALTEX is to reschedule to March 2021

In light of continued restrictions surrounding mass gatherings, combined with the unprecedented impact on all of us from Covid-19, the Grounds Management Association’s (GMA) Board of Directors has taken the unanimous decision to that SALTEX is to reschedule to early Spring 2021. This outcome has been guided by discussions with key industry bodies, as well […]

BALI three point COVID-19 strategy helps landscapers out of lockdown

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has launched a three point COVID-19 strategy, incorporating three specific strands of support to help members restart and rebuild out of lockdown. The strategy has been designed to provide guidance and support to members in three ways: By helping individuals working for BALI members whose mental health may […]

SALTEX 2021 : New spring date welcomed by industry

The recent announcement that trade show SALTEX 2021 will be rescheduling from November 2020 to Spring 2021, has been met with enthusiastic support from both exhibitors and visitors. The Grounds Management Association (GMA) Board of Directors said that the unanimous decision was based on ensuring the safety of everyone connected with the event and to […]

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