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High Praise from the Institute Of Groundsmanship

‘I am writing to congratulate you on your nomination for this year’s Awards. The overall standard this year has been phenomenal. I ... read more »

Grounds Maintenance | BALI Award

Portman Square – Private, Value under 50K

Portman Square is a private garden square of approximately 1 hectare (2.47 acres) which was ... read more »

Kent County Council | Property Operations Away Day


Thank you so much for the huge contribution and lift you brought to our school it was a great thing that has ... read more »

Leathermarket Court, Not a Weed in Sight

I visited the gardens yesterday for the first time in more than a month. I was so impressed at how immaculate they ... read more »

Norris & Gardiner join the Gavin Jones Group

After several months of working together in a formal trading alliance, Gavin Jones Ltd has now completed the acquisition of Norris & ... read more »

3 Peaks, 450 miles and a few sore body parts!!

After a few years break from madcap fund raising activity Richard Gardiner is going once more into the breach, and how!!

In ... read more »

Modern Solutions to Age Old Challenges!

I am delighted to announce that Norris & Gardiner are now approved installers for a range of products that I feel are ... read more »

Buoyant Mood at 1 st N&G “Meet The Team” Event


Our first ever “Meet The Team” event provided a great network opportunity for some of our clients, suppliers and wider industry colleagues ... read more »

Should all businesses help?

Why do more than three quarters of people want to see investment in parks maintained by their local authority according to a ... read more »

Ash dieback spreads!

A ban on ash imports and restrictions on movement within the UK was introduced on Monday, environment secretary Owen Paterson has announced.... read more »

One Lump or Two

I’m so glad I made the time to attended the Palmstead Nurseries 2012 workshop “Survival of the Fittest”. Although all ... read more »

A Fond Farwell to the BALI Board


Having given the matter serious consideration I decided stand down as a Director of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) after ... read more »

App launches to industry acclaim!

I am delighted to announce that our app is now available on all platforms, it caused quite a stir when we announced ... read more »

“App”solutely Fabulous!

I’m delighted to announce the launch of our multi-platform “App” at the BALI Landscape show in June.

It’s just another communication channel ... read more »

Hosepipe Ban

Despite the recent gloomy and occasionally wet weather, temporary restrictions on the use of hosepipes are now in place across most of ... read more »

Found It!!

If you are reading this blog you have already found our new website, well done!

Over the past few months we have ... read more »

So do specifications maketh the landscape?

An interesting conversation with a respected landscape professional revealed that he too, at least on the surface of it thought that a ... read more »

Cycling Chairman Pedals into Chestnut Tree House

Chairman of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), Richard Gardiner, took a holiday from his own landscape business Norris & Gardiner, ... read more »

Sussex Heritage Trust Award for Children’s Hospice Garden

Tommy Walsh and Richard

Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice recently became the proud recipient of an award from the Sussex Heritage Trust ... read more »