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Welcome to the Greenbelt News, where you can find a range of updates about our business
and services, as well as informative and educational features about the wider world of
horticulture, ecology and the environment.

We are constantly active with new community campaigns, and strive to stay abreast of the
latest developments in horticulture, ecology and open space management, all of which have
considerations for how we provide our services to you.

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Greenbelt News

In the interest of openness, transparency and creating a constructive conversation, we invite you to find out more about what we do by reading our news articles below. You could also join the debate on the future of Britain's urban green spaces by connecting with us on social media.

Storm Dennis brings flood warnings

Weather experts are warning Storm Dennis could inflict more damage this weekend than Storm Ciara, with a “perfect storm” caused by a combination of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow.

Storm Ciara Warning

We’d like to alert our customers that the Met Office has issued severe weather warnings as Storm Ciara brings heavy rain and widespread gales to the UK.

The low-pressure system, which developed in the North Atlantic and has tracked eastwards to the UK, brings 60mph gusts inland and 80mph gusts in higher and coastal regions.

Weather Warning

We’d like to alert our customers that the Met Office has issued weather warnings, with very strong winds forecast to hit parts of the UK tonight around 9pm and continue into tomorrow morning.

Greenbelt Strengthens Team

Having recently reached a 60,000-plus household customers milestone, Greenbelt continues to grow its operations and boost the brand right across the UK.

As part of our mission to continuously improve our high-quality land maintenance and management, we’re strengthening our dedicated Services Team, incorporating in-house appointments in Operations and Customer Care, as well as external recruiting for the post of Area Operations Manager North East England and Regional Operations Manager in Scotland.

SOS: Save Our Swings!

Vandalism has the potential to destroy entire communities. This terrible power exists because acts of destruction, no matter how minor, can affect us deeply in many different ways.

SUDS v Storms

In the wake of Storm Brendan there’s an increased risk of flooding across many parts of the UK . . . but this is just part of a much bigger threat.

The number of households in the UK at risk of flooding could more than double by 2050 – affecting more than 1.9 million homes – due to the effects of climate change.

Protect Your Garden

It might seem too early yet to be thinking about ‘serious gardening’ but there’s plenty to do in the month of January.

Top of the topical to-do lists should be a top priority mission: protection. And it’s not just garden plants that need your help.

Christmas Gifts That Keep On Giving

Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Worry not: we’ve the perfect presents for your friends and family. Welcome to your Greenbelt Guide to Garden Gifts – heartfelt offerings that will keep on giving all year round.

Meet The Expert: Peter Lamb

With a background that has always been in agriculture, forestry, horticulture and all things based in country life, it should come as no great surprise  Peter Lamb chose to set up Eskvalley Landscapes in 1976.

Eskvalley are grounds maintenance contractors who work with property and land management companies.

“We’re a family business and pride ourselves in working to high standards with a highly trained workforce,” says Peter. “We’ve been contracted to Greenbelt for more than 10 years now and cover a wide variety of work programmes with them.”

Greenbelt Celebrates 20 Years

 

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Greenbelt.

In those 20 years we’ve grown from a Scottish-based organisation into one of the UK’s leading open space management companies, with offices in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

Things to do before the clocks go back

It’s not long now until the clocks go back and we’ll see the first frosts on the ground.

But don’t let darker days and colder nights stop you from having fun in the garden.

Autumn is actually one of the best times of the year for green-fingered gardening fans.

Here are our three top things to do before the clocks go back.

How well do you know your trees?

With fires decimating huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest, the world’s attention has been very much focused on trees this month – and what we can do to protect them.

The Challenges of Unusual Weather

As we move into August, extreme weather patterns are only just beginning to die down at last in many parts of the country, following both heatwave temperatures and record-setting summer rainfall throughout a rather turbulent June and July period.

Enjoy A Horticultural Holiday

If you have a love of gardens and want to enjoy a staycation this summer, we’ve looked at the best places to experience the wonder of nature and green spaces.

Today we kick off with a look at some of Scotland’s grandest gardens.

Get Outdoors For Summer: Wildlife Walks

Want to take a walk on the wildside? Follow our free Get Outdoors For Summer guide. Today we’re taking the UK’s best Wildlife Walks, from lochside locations in Scotland to perfect parklands in Wales.

Get Outdoors For Summer: Woodland Walks

Want to do more this summer? Follow our free Get Outdoors For Summer guide. Today we’re wandering through the UK’s best woodlands – the perfect places to discover the magic of nature and our wonderful wildlife.

There are also secrets to be uncovered. For example, did you know a ‘walking tree’ is born when the trunk’s middle becomes so rotten the tree falls over . . . but it re-roots and grows again?

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