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Love The Plot You’ve Got Regional Masterclasses

Following the success of the Love The Plot You’ve Got Spring Masterclasses and Roadshow that took place throughout the summer...

LTPYG Masterclass delegates

the Gardening Industry Marketing Board (GIMB), in conjunction with Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), is setting up Regional Masterclasses to see the campaign continue.

Facilitated by Ian Boardman, Director, IBBIS (UK) Limited, a series of one day Regional Masterclasses are available

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Early bird for HTA Garden Futures 2015 extended until 11 September

Economy matters, Adapting to change, and Staying ahead of the game are some of the key topics on the agenda for Garden Futures 2015, for which the early bird rate is now extended.

Garden Futures 2015

The conference and dinner, sponsored by Hozelock and Scotts Miracle-Gro, takes place on Wednesday 30 September at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. The theme for this year is ‘Embracing Change’.

The event brings together key players in the garden industry to consider cutting-edge practices

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Keep light and life in your garden this autumn with a Japanese Anemone

As the darker nights of autumn creep in and the sunny summer garden plants wind down, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), has picked the Japanese Anemone as its Plant of the Month for September to keep light and life in the garden.

Plant of the Month 2014

Known as the Windflower, the Japanese Anemone blooms reliably every year from August through to October producing pink and white flowers. It is great for lighting up a dark corner of the garden and is highly recommended as a good performing autumn flowering perennial. Hardy and easy to grow in sun

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Brompton Bicycle CEO and EFSA chair join HTA Garden Futures Programme

Will Butler-Adams OBE from Brompton Bicycle and Ronald Van Veen from the European Floral and Lifestyle Product Suppliers (EFSA), have been unveiled as the latest speakers to join the programme for the HTA Garden Futures Conference.

Will Butler Adams

The conference and dinner take place on Wednesday 30 September at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. The theme for this year’s conference, sponsored by Hozelock and Scotts Miracle-Gro, is ‘Embracing Change’.

The event brings together key players in the garden industry to consider

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Horticultural Scholarship Season Opens

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season opens next month, giving young horticulturists five months to apply for a scholarship.

David Colegrave Logo

This year's scholarships include the Markham - Colegrave International Scholarship Award which offers $4,500 USD for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business in the US/Canada.

There are six types of scholarship for 2015-16:

• Student scholarships...

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Bringing home a Silver medal from Sao Paulo at the International WorldSkills competition

Jonathan Gill and Matthew Beesley will be bringing home Silver medals in Landscape Gardening from the WorldSkills International competition, held over the weekend in Sao Paulo.

Jonathan  Will

Both competed in 2012 in the WorldSkills UK competition, and have built on their experience since to bring to Sao Paulo this year.  

Matthew who now employs his dad part-time “in the backroom” of his Beesley’s Landscapes business, said his parents are the ones who helped

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