THE HORTICULTURAL TRADES ASSOCIATION
The HTA is the Trade Association for the UK garden industry.
Since 1899, it has promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large.
A cost-effective and comprehensive range of business support and development interests are available to individual members
Representing Growers, Nurseries, Garden Centres and The Landscape Industry, it holds a resource library containing materials for a wide range of topics to help you stay informed regarding the Horticultural Industry.
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) was founded by Alan Sargent in 1995, and is one of the primary organisations operating under the auspices of the HTA. 2020 sees the Silver Anniversary of The APL, and in recognition of this fact, The Landscape Library are offering a 20% discount on Membership to all Association members, including gardeners, landscapers and designers.
In 2020 a new initiative is being launched – The Association of Professional Gardeners, which will be run along the same lines as the APL, aimed at smaller gardens maintenance businesses, and with the same strict vetting procedures.
APL General Manager Phil Tremayne is also a Full Member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association.
BURY HILL LANDSCAPE MATERIALS LIMITED
Based in Horsham, Sussex, Bury Hill Landscape Materials Ltd is a family run business selling a wide range of landscape materials including aggregates, mulches, composts, and soil conditioners, and are especially renowned for their range of their high quality topsoil products.
Under the watchful eye of partner John Coles, soils are blended to suit the requirements of particular sites and growing conditions. Sold in bulk bags or loose loads, their production site is a source of great interest and education to the wider landscape industry.
John Coles is a Full Member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association and is an Expert Witness.
THE LANDSCAPE ACADEMY
The Landscape Academy offer a unique landscape training experience providing development and education in all fields of landscaping.
At the only fully dedicated landscape training venue in the UK, our aim is to provide stimulating and structured learning through a combination of classroom and practical experience to suit individual needs and business development requirements.
Our industry specialist led courses are endorsed by several landscape trade associations and suppliers, and will ensure each of our rewarding courses are delivered with expertise knowledge and passion to ensure your personal advancement within the landscaping industry.
Courses include a range of subjects including site survey, hard & soft landscaping, health & safety, machinery experience and bespoke courses to suit your needs.
DECORUM LONDON LIMITED
Decorum London Limited are a London based bespoke company concentrating on high quality prestigious design and build projects throughout the UK and abroad.
Their highly skilled teams of experts are led by Karl Harrison, a qualified engineer trained in the use of landscape materials including stone, ceramics, glass, timber and metals.
Working on bespoke projects, designed in-house, including full technical drawings and plans, Decorum London are dedicated to the highest standards of precision construction techniques and methods.
Karl Harrison is also a Full Member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association, and is an Expert Witness.
THE PRINTED WORD
Based in West Sussex, a family owned firm of specialist Digital Printers, who offer a comprehensive service to companies searching for corporate imaging and bespoke promotional material.
The Printed Word have been working closely with The Landscape Library, The Professional Garden Consultants Association and Alan Sargent Consultancy Limited for many years. They were instrumental in assisting The Association of Professional Landscapers when setting out into the world twenty-five years ago, offering advice and assistance in all such matters.
ARBOUR LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Arbour Landscape Solutions are the premier landscape supplies source in the UK. Everything from turf to stone, paving and walling, timber and decking, ceramics and metalwork, Richard Bickler – known as The Bick – is the man to call.
Supplying landscapers and businesses directly across the UK, Richard has over twenty-five years of experience in constructing high quality landscaped gardens, and has now become the ‘Go To’ person for all discerning contractors and designers seeking product and product advice.
Their sister company, Green Envee, supplies a wide range of artificial garden products including green walling and other features.
Richard is a Full Member of The Professional Garden Consultants Association, acting as Product Consultant to other PGCA Members
THE PROFESSIONAL GARDEN CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION
Founded by Alan Sargent in 2016, The Professional Garden Consultants Association is the world’s first Association of Professional Garden Consultants. With over seventy Members across the UK, the PGCA offers consultancy and advice on a very wide range of subjects.
Consultants are all specialists in their field, many offering their services as Expert Witnesses in Court and other dispute matters, whilst others are experts in other disciplines, including Wildflower Meadows, Rose Gardens, Estate Management, Pests & Diseases, Natural Stone, Artificial Grass Installations, Decking, Hard Landscaping, Drainage, Historic Gardens, Re-Wilding, Staff Training, Planning Matters, Estate and Large Garden Maintenance – almost every related subject you can imagine.
All Consultants are totally independent, with only a central Register offered via the website, where potential clients make contact directly with their chosen expert. There are no fees or commissions, the only obligation being to ensure that everyone calling the PGCA is catered for.
Members have strict entry level credentials, have at least ten years of experience at a high level, and must attend an Induction Workshop before being accepted into full membership and awarded the letters designate MPGCA.
Several Members offer themselves as Expert Witnesses in their chosen fields.
Keith Marshall MCIHort , MPGCA and Paul Cawsey MIEnvSC. MInstP are Joint directors of Organeco Ltd which is a “Sustainability and Ecological consultancy business” providing a one-stop-shop for the Land based Industries.
Main areas of expertise are Habitat management, Ecological surveys, Project managing Biodiversity, specialising in establishing Meadows & Rewilding, Sustainable Garden design, Design & Installation of Living walls and Green roofs.
We are a family business based in Hampshire with more than 150 years of horticultural passion and expertise. Supplying trees to Amenity landscape projects throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Buying and planting British-grown trees is one of the most significant ways to support biosecurity, as many pests and diseases originate from abroad. Our definition of ‘British-grown’ is trees that have been propagated / seed germinated or budded / grafted in the UK and grown in the UK. Sourcing trees from the UK also brings environmental benefits, reducing ‘tree miles’.
A year-round supply
Our range of trees is available all year round. We offer root-balled and bare-root trees from our field nursery between November and April and container trees during the whole year.
An extensive range
We grow in excess of 150 tree varieties across more than 700 acres in Hampshire, providing you with a comprehensive range of quality trees suitable for all project sizes and schemes.
Our extensive range starts from 8-10cm girth through to our range of semi-mature trees, which is the largest in the UK, and finishes with our range of ‘super’ semi-mature trees.
Our ‘super’ semi-mature trees have been transplanted a minimum of six times on larger spacing and regularly head pruned. The range consists of the most frequently used trees, at sizes ranging from 40cm to over 100cm girth.
Focus on quality
Our tree heritage, knowledge, attention to detail and horticultural expertise means the trees we grow are of the highest quality. Awards recognising this including AIPH Golden Rose International Grower of the Year and HTA Grower of the Year. Quality trees ensure overall savings for your project, by getting it right first time.
On our container tree nursery, we are able to containerise and care for stock to suit your project requirements. This allows you to plant outside of season and gives you the peace of mind of knowing you have secured the quantity and quality of stock for the complete duration of your project. It also helps your projects to stay on schedule.
For larger projects, Hillier is also delighted to offer a contract growing service for any required shrubs and herbaceous plants.
These shrubs are grown by Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire to the same exceptional quality standards as the trees.
Specify your trees
You are welcome to visit our nurseries to tag the specific trees for your project, allowing you to secure your exact tree selection.
We have recently gained the ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation and we are the first ornamental tree nursery to be granted The Woodland Trusts UKISG Assurance scheme accreditation.
LONDON STONE LIMITED
I am delighted to confirm that London Stone Limited will be endorsing the new Landscape Library initiative. Steven Walley and the team have been instrumental in raising the profile of the use of natural stone and porcelain in landscape projects over the past fifteen years.
Much more than this, they have been hugely influential in providing the industry with advice and information, training and customer care for several years now. With depots and partners supplying the whole of the UK, they are held in very high esteem by all concerned.
London Stone are the market leader in the supply of ethically sourced, quality landscaping products including porcelain, natural stone paving, composite decking, vertical solutions and landscaping ancillaries.
Many of their paving collections are available with complementary step treads and coping stones. London Stone’s experienced in-house stonemasons offer a bespoke cutting and fabrication service to ensure that whatever your project they have a product that is suitable.
Creating your perfect outdoor space is London Stone’s priority and their knowledgeable sales staff, located at one of their numerous state-of-the art showrooms across the country, will ensure you are able to make an informed decision.
London Stone are renowned for supplying numerous gold medal-winning gardens each year at RHS shows.
London Stone place an emphasis on great customer service; continually striving to find better ways to serve their clients and drive industry standards.
London Stone continually work within their supply chains to ensure that their materials are ethically sourced.
Provender Nurseries Ltd.
Provender Nurseries are a trade only supplier of top quality plants and excellent landscaping products, soils, composts and related horticultural sundries.
Based in Kent on an 18-acre Cash and Carry we can supply all your horticultural needs from one location combing convenience with quality and expertise.
Working closely with designers, landscapers and all other sectors of the horticultural industry we deliver all your needs in one drop, saving you time, expense and logistics.
Already providing a great service and the finest plants, tools, soils and hard materials, our 18 acre site is well stocked with everything you could need to complete a job, from replanting a simple border, planting a large tree to sleepers. We have the largest specimen tree field in the south east.
Our own fleet of vehicles ensures we can deliver to you quickly and efficiently.
Our sales team has an extensive knowledge of the industry having worked in many different fields of horticulture. Customer care is important to us. Whether it is a raised border with sleepers or a larger project demanding specimen trees and shrubs come and visit our well stocked cash and carry and meet our knowledgeable sales team.
Where else can you get everything you need to fulfil your garden design from drawing board to reality?
The Landscape Centre
Tel: 01322 662 315
The Landscaper’s Circle
The Landscaper’s Circle provides online video training, templates and support for landscapers and garden designers focused around marketing and growing your business. We offer 1-2-1 calls, members only Facebook group and coaching to keep you accountable and help you achieve success.