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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.

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At Greenbelt, we're constantly active with new community campaigns, and strive to stay abreast of the latest developments in horticulture, ecology, open space management and the law, all of which have considerations for how we provide our services to you.
 
In the interest of openness, transparency and creating a constructive conversation, we invite you to find out more about what we do by reading the blog posts below, or join the debate on the future of Britain's urban green spaces by connecting with us on social media.

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?

Manor Fields' Wartime History

At Greenbelt, we’re crazy about conservation, maintaining hundreds of woodlands, wildlife corridors and biodiversity-promoting wildflower meadows… but did you know that we also look after more than 100 designated listed buildings, historic locations and certified Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)?

Get Outdoors For Summer: Easy Hill Walks

 

Our Get Outdoors For Summer guide continues today with a look at hills that are family friendly. These are peaks that offer incredible panoramic views and a wonderful sense of achievement yet are perfect for beginners and youngsters.

So get your hiking boots and sun lotion on and pack your water and picnic . . . here’s the Greenbelt Guide to Easy Hill Walks.

Get Outdoors For Summer: Best Beaches

 

Summer is with us at long last and now’s the perfect time to enjoy the stress-free and (sometimes) sun-filled environment of the natural world.

To help you get the most out of your adventures and encourage families to share mini-expeditions, we’d like to offer our brand new guide: Get Outdoors For Summer.

What's your Tree of the Year?

Do you have a favourite tree? It could be in your own garden, part of your new homes development or a famous landmark.

Welcome to Lagmore Glen

With spring in full swing, Greenbelt’s 600-plus estates and developments across the UK are now enjoying their summer maintenance schedules – including regular pruning, grass cutting and supervisory inspections from our Regional Operations Managers.

A job well done!

Congratulations to GSB Landscapes, who have successfully renewed their Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Greenbelt.

This year, for the first time, we are awarding five-year SLAs to contractors who have consistently delivered our industry-leading Greenspace model, ensuring the highest quality of land maintenance to our homeowner customers.

Day in the life: Customer Liaison Officer

Hello, I’m Nick Upton and effective communication is at the heart of my role for Greenbelt. As Customer Liaison Officer it’s my job to reach out to brand new customers on our developments.

It’s important that I listen to them and answer all of their questions about Greenbelt’s services.

Mental Health First Aid

 

During April we’ve been marking Stress Awareness Month because we think mental health should be taken seriously.

Greenbelt Supports Charity 'Stadium Marathon'

As this April is still National Stress Awareness Month, Greenbelt are delighted to be able to support 10-year-old football fan Lochlan Murdoch in his efforts to raise money for mental health awareness and medical research.

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