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Three Counties Spring Gardening Show

In an attempt to encourage gardeners to pitch in and do their part to help the planet, the annual horticultural calendar’s first big national gardening show is pushing the biodiversity message.

The entire programme, from May 12 to May 15, will be dedicated to conserving the natural environment, all this at the Spring Gardening Show on the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

Changes in the way one

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BLUEBELLS WORTH £10,000 DONATED TO CATS

David Anthony Hall, the contemporary landscaping artist that will see his work shine as the centrepiece to the RHS Chelsea urban garden has pledged to donate all proceeds from his work entitled ‘Bluebell Woodland’ to the Children’s Acute Transport Service.

His photography work was the inspiration for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year which will open its doors on May 24th.

His panoramic work will be

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Chelsea Flower Show .. The Wild Garden

The Wild Garden is a new exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. It is the first complete “rain-garden” to be shown in Chelsea, and is engineered to utilize each raindrop that touches it.

Those who engineered the Wild Garden also worked together on the new Rain Garden that was included in the RBC Blue Water Project at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)

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World record bird seed cake

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust broke out an exceptional birthday cake for its 50th.  The wildlife charity put together what they hope to be a world record bird seed cake weighing in at 1.37 tonnes.  The previous record is held at 1.29 by Kent Wildlife Trust.  Results have been sent to Guinness Book of Records, awaiting verification.

If it isn’t a record holder,

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Competition to create new gardening toll for stroke victims

Glyndwr University is sponsoring a competition to create a gardening tool for victims of strokes.  Having a stroke often makes conventional gardening difficult to do.  Experts say that working in the garden could be good therapy for people having been afflicted by a stroke.

However, the actual gardening becomes quite difficult for those who have been too disabled to use conventional gardening tools.  Hence, the Stroke

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London’s Green Corners Awards go on show at the Garden Museum

Head off to the Garden Museum in Lambeth for inspiration on how to do your bit to make London greener, brighter and more biodiverse.  The London’s Green Corners display, newly installed there, tells stories of gardeners who’ve won prizes  in these all-year round awards for their roof terraces, balconies, alleyways, mews, sacred spaces, pavement side plots and all manner of

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Big Wildlife Garden’s School of the year’ award

A Rayleigh primary school has been named East England’s winner of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’s School of the year’ award. The school, Wyburns Primary School, beat more than 200 schools in the Natural England finals.  Judges were impressed with the many different types of habitats that the students created which included a pond meadow, wooded area, and allotment.

Across the nation eight regional winners were

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Completion provides greenery and wildlife habitat

Those with horticulture on their mind have been trying their hardest to add a little color to London’s green pockets this week as part of the Green Corners competition, which encourages citizens to add more greenery to the capital city’s streets, in an effort to boost wildlife habitats and brighten up the area.

Awards for the competition are handled by the Conservation Foundation and are supported

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Hailsham in Bloom Best Wildlife Garden competition

The Halisham In Bloom town council sub-committee has launched a competition this year titled the Best Wildlife Garden competition which will allow residents in the area to show off their front of back wildlife conscious gardens.

The gardens will be judged and winners chosen by how well they make use of wildlife promoting habitats, planning and designs that will protect and enhance wildlife, use of

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