Landscapeplus Events 2019 - July


Yet again we've been busy travelling the country providing training to Garden Designers and Landscape Contractors, below we've highlighted a couple of our recent training events and listed our upcoming events, if you'd like to attend or would like us to visit your local area please get in touch.

New Wood Trees

A beautiful setting for another day on Garden Irrigation with Devon based Garden Designers and Landscapers working with New Wood Trees. Following the training session we had the please of a stunning nursery tour and talk on plant passports by their passionate owner Philip Nieuwoudt.

New Wood Trees are a specialist tree nursery situated in the beautiful South Devon countryside. The business specialises on the multi-stem tree, taking hardy native trees and cultivating them into beautifully shaped multi-stem specimens. They also focus on a number of unusual single stem varieties.

We were lucky to have enjoyed a really great day at New Wood Trees connecting with new landscapers and helping to educate them further on how to utilise irrigation in the best way possible, promoting the health and well-being of their trees and plants.

Hillier Trees HQ

What a day out we had at the prestigious Hillier Trees HQ, Ampfield House, for a practical demonstration on Garden Irrigation. Luckily for us the weather held out long enough for a tour and a demonstration (just!).

Hillier Trees was founded in 1864 by Edwin Hillier and remains a family run nursery with the fifth generation now actively involved in the business. Hillier has been involved in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from the early days and is the most successful exhibitor in the show’s history with a record 72 consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold Medals.

It was really great being able to show Garden Designers and Landscapers everything from rainwater harvesting, pop up sprinklers, tap based timers and micro irrigation followed by a tour of Hillier's Tree Nursery and an insight into the world of bio security by Jim Hillier.

Upcoming Events

Kicking off the 3rd of September is the Wildflower Turf installer day. We'll again be joining up with Wildflower Turf to give a practical irrigation demonstration. Wildflower meadows offer so much as a landscape solution for a wide variety of situations from gardens to highway verges, parks too green roofs.
This day will entail:

  • a full day of training in all aspects of wildflower establishment, maintenance and enhancement
  • a listing on their national register of accredited installers used by residential and commercial clients wanting to find their local experts
  • a substantial price discount that offers you the best prices available on the Wildflower Turf product range
  • a dedicated team, providing you with outstanding service and support in developing your business as a wildflower specialist landscaper.

Taking place at the Helperby Village Hall, Main Street, Helperby, Yorkshire YO61 2NS. Feel free to contact us for further information on the day and cost of the course.

We're pleased to have teamed up with Jeff Lockhart of Yorkshire Water Features and Ben Preston of York Gate Gardens offering a great opportunity to learn all things Garden Ponds and Water Features along with a tour of the redeveloped York Gate Gardens!The Free to attend event will take place Thursday 5th September at:York Gate Gardens, Leeds LS16 8DW

The day will entail:

  • 09:30 – 10:00 Arrival
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Ben Preston (York Gate Gardens) York Gate Gardens redevelopment and short tour
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Paul Willavoys (Landscapeplus) – Design considerations when specifying Filtration/ Water Features
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Bring your own or buy at York Gate)
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Jeff Lockhart (Yorkshire Water Features) open conversation on all things water feature construction
  • 15:00 – 15:30 AOB & Network

The Free to attend event will take place Thursday 5th September at:York Gate Gardens, Leeds LS16 8DW. Feel free to contact us for further information on the day.

Taking place on the 17th - 18th of September the Landscape show provides a setting in which industry leading companies can present the leading trends in landscaping, new services, key skills, new products and solutions to help them in their designs and projects.

Established as the essential trade event, the Landscape show attracts garden designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, architects, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond. With an abundance of industry experts giving talks in every aspect of modern landscaping this event really isn't one to be missed.

Our very own Paul Willavoys & Sam Cox will be hosting a stand this year promoting the extra services we offer to designers and contractors. This top event is hosted at the Battersea Park, London with free entry once registered online at

Are you looking too organise a day out for your staff? Looking to learn some new skills? Get advice on a build or want to give your students a more hands on experience? We can help!

From organising educational days to training in ponds, Irrigation or Lighting we are always looking for opportunities to help build knowledge within the industry. For More information on training day, to organise one of your own or arrange for us to visit you, feel free to call us on 01666 577577 or send an email to