Organisers of The Landscape Zone, part of GroundsFest, have revealed that they are supporting the ‘Say No to Plastic Grass & Plants’ campaign. As a result, there will be no exhibitors within The Landscape Zone representing artificial turf, plants or flowers.
The ‘Say No to Plastic Grass & Plants’ campaign has been launched by the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) and is being supported by the Royal Horticultural Society and the Landscape Institute. The aim is to raise awareness of the huge environmental damage these products cause and to debunk the claims that they are harmless.
Commenting on the decision to back the campaign, The Landscape Zone’s Sales Manager Jess McCabe said:
“We are pleased to announce that The Landscape Zone will only represent real turf. There is mounting evidence that plastic grass and plants are destroying our wildlife and are contributing to greenhouse gas emissions in their production. The Landscape Zone wholeheartedly supports the SGD’s campaign, and we encourage everyone to use beautiful, natural solutions instead.”
The Landscape Zone has already been warmly received by the industry. Attendees can expect to see a wide variety of brands at the event, and just some of the latest names to confirm their presence include Ronjack Products, James Coles & Sons Nurseries, The Landscape Academy, QuickHedge, Lindum Turf, mmcité, Aquacut, Platipus and Boot and Dart.
The event, which will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 and 21 September, is set to spotlight the latest landscaping technologies, solutions, and innovations, and will be a must-attend feature for landscape architects, local authority landscaping professionals, garden designers, landscape contractors, interior designers, facility managers and many more.
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