The 2018 Young Horticulturist of the Year Grand Final was held at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on April 28th, giving many of the eight competitors and their families and supporters their first opportunity to see this fabulous flower show. The winner, after a tense competition, was won by the South East Branch Regional winner, Tim Miles who is currently … Read More
Lantra have invited BALI and its members to help review the current Horticulture National Occupational Standards (NOS). What are National Occupational Standards? National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. NOS are National because they can be used … Read More
For the first time, a report* by Oxford Economics for the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group** reveals the significant value of the UK’s ornamental horticulture and landscape industries. In light of its economic importance, the industry contends that it isn’t being taken seriously by Government for the immense benefits it delivers. £24.2 billion is the total GDP footprint of the UK’s … Read More
GoLandscape has pledged its support to YMCA Training, on their work on delivering industry apprenticeships in the wake of a 28% shortfall in the number of apprenticeships being undertaken in the UK, according to FE News. Along with a decrease in apprenticeships, the Open University has recently reported that only 8% of companies in the UK have drawn from their levy, … Read More
BALI’s Education Officer, Stephen Ensell, was at Brinsbury College this week, helping students with their hard landscaping techniques, including laying natural paving, mixing and brickwork. With support from GoLandscape Ambassador Jake Catling of The Landscaping Consultants and materials donated by CED Stone Group, the day was a true success. The aim of the workshop was to provide students with a flavour of what hard … Read More
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). Endorsed by employers within the industry, a crucial element of this new Diploma, the course offers a unique opportunity to develop both technical and business skills. Capel Manor College developed the course … Read More
If you didn’t get a chance to visit our GoLandscape garden at RHS Hampton court this year, couldn’t face the crowds, or just fancy revisiting the garden, then take a virtual tour through our Gold winning ‘Best of both worlds garden’ and enjoy a close look at the traditional and contemporary aspects of the garden.
The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) ‘Best of Both Worlds’ show garden, built by a team of 23 students, has been awarded a prestigious Gold medal at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018. Judges were left suitably impressed by the garden, designed by BALI Registered Designer Rosemary Coldstream MBALI MSGD of Rosemary … Read More