News items which first appeared on SpaceForNature during April 2003.
April 25th 2003High biodiversity will feature in Scotland's Garden
Plans for the new 20 hectare national garden in Scotland will include areas of high biodiversity and features to attract wildlife according to Susan Oliver of the Scotland's Garden Trust.
April 25th 2003Chelsea has 'environmentally friendly' theme this year
In the current issue of 'The Garden', the RHS report that the Chelsea Flower show, which runs from 20th to 23rd May this year, has a record 64 gardens and that many of them 'have an environmentally friendly theme'.
April 11th 2003Monty Don promises new wildlife pond for Gardener's World
In the first program of the new series of the BBC's Gardener's World program, Monty Don (our new host), introduced us to the new garden. It included a large area in which he said the team would be creating a large wildlife pond.
April 11th 2003Butterfly survey highlights importance of gardens
A survey carried out by Butterfly Conservation, in which 11,000 people participated, has highlighted the importance of the garden habitat.
April 9th 2003Threat from invasive non-native garden plants reviewed
On 28th March,
Plantlife International, The Garden Centre Association, Gardening Which?, Horticultural Trade Association, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association and Royal Horticultural Society issued a joint statement in support of the
Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs' Non-Native Species Review Group. The group was established to evaluate the threat to the UK's native biodiversity from introduced invasive species.
April 3rd 2003Alan Titchmarsh focuses on wildlife in the garden
The recently completed BBC2 series How to Be a Gardener 2 concluded with a programme on April 3rd billed as The Natural Garden. The fourth programme in the series (screened on 27th February), entitle The Water Garden featured the creation of a pond very much along the currently recommended design for a wildlife-friendly pond.
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