Landscape & Amenity

February 2019

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BTME Review A look back at Harrogate Page 21 Product News EMAIL: 03 03 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m February 2019 Special Feature Play & Activity Supplement Sweepers, Collectors, Blowers & Vacuums Product showcase & case studies Page 23 Toro's new hydraulics-free Greensmaster eTriFlex with L i t h i u m - i o n b a t t e r y c u t s noise by 50 percent for quiet, leak-free, clean cutting was launched in the UK by Reesink Turfcare at BTME 2019. The eTriFlex is a classic example of Toro responding to Sydney Gardens in Bath is one of six UK public parks and gardens to be rejuvenated with £13.8million National Lottery funding. In need of urgent repairs, the Grade II registered Sydney Gardens - one of the UK's only surviving Georgian Pleasure Gardens and local park of novelist Jane Austen - will have a new lease of life thanks to an investment of £2,742,300 National Lottery money. They were designed for entertainment and wellbeing in the late 18th century and had a keen visitor in Jane Austen. Just before she moved within view of them in 1801, she wrote: "It would be very pleasant to be near Sydney Gardens! We might go to the Labyrinth every day." Alongside a jaunt through the labyrinth, a visit to a pleasure garden was a time to mix and socialise with minimal supervision, and maybe even meet a potential partner. Almost £14m funding approved for historic parks Since Jane Austen's day the park has fallen into decline. But soon, thanks to the grant awarded jointly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, today's visitors will be able to enjoy a rejuvenated 21st-century pleasure gardens. They will be able to make use of a new café, play areas for all ages, a changing places facility (accessible changing rooms and toilets) and community spaces, alongside the soon to be restored Grade II listed Loggia, Minerva's Temple, Edwardian toilets and grade II* listed canal footbridges. New areas of garden with wild flowers and planting for pollinating insects will be introduced and areas of the park currently closed to the public will be reopened. Four tennis courts will be refurbished and a new labyrinth-in-grass will be included for modern day Jane Austens. Sydney Gardens is one of six parks receiving National Lottery Toro's new greens mower provides quieter cutting Hedge & Verge Mowers Jane Carley puts the spotlight on remote options customer demand by creating a machine which significantl reduces noise. Alongside the Lithium-ion battery is a proven Kawasaki twin cylinder 14hp air-cooled engine with a reduced speed of 2400rpm, shrouded in venting. It's this design that money totalling £13.8million, reinvigorating them as vital community spaces by restoring historic features and planting; creating new facilities including play areas, cafes and toilets; and improving habitats for wildlife. The Heritage Lottery Fund's Chief Executive Ros Kerslake said, on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund: "The health and wellbeing benefits of local green spaces were well known in Jane Austen's time and remain true today. "They are home to some of the country's most cherished heritage and provide fantastic opportunities for enterprise and community activities. Over £950million of National Lottery money has been invested in regenerating public parks and urban green spaces so far and they remain a priority into the future." HLF The six parks are: • South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough's South Bay £4.66m • Castle Park in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire £1.94m • Sydney Gardens in Bath £2.74m • Fairhaven Lake and Gardens on the Fylde c o a s t , L a n c a s h i r e £1.47m • E l l i n g t o n P a r k i n Ramsgate, Kent £1.64m • Stevens Park in Dudley £1.4m ensures perceived bystander noise level is reduced by half. Jeff Anguige, national sales manager, at Reesink, says: "The eTriFlex is a mower you could talk about all day. It's quiet, and with no hydraulics it delivers clean and leak- free cutting. It ticks the green credentials box with its all- electric components and brings an estimated 22 percent saving in fuel, in comparison to say the Greensmaster 3320, thanks to its efficient power supply." The company is calling it the most advanced riding greensmower ever-bringing a new standard in mowing greens. Plus, the cut is consistent from the firs to the last green as it's no longer dependent on changing oil temperatures. Reesink Turfcare Designed by Furnitubes' in- house designers, Uniun offers a contemporary solution for both seating and planters for internal and external spaces. The distinctive trapezoid- shaped base is available in a wide range of colours, with the module being used as a full planter, or combined with an Iroko laminated timber bench top to create a seating module Furnitubes launch new Uniun range or combined seating and planter module. The full seating platform can comfortably accommodate 3-4 adults, with the half platform generally accommodating 2 adults, and the geometry of the Uniun range allows endless layout confi uration options, in linear and gentle curved forms as well as grouped clusters. Furnitubes Page 25 Robust steel edging and planters designed for high quality commercial and domestic projects. The professionals finish

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