All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group details agenda for key visits in 2010

The All-Party Parliamentary Gardening & Horticulture Group (APPGHG) hopes to visit the London Olympic site to view landscaping and green space progress.

Both the HTA and the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) suggested helping with the visit. The group also plans to visit a R&D facility, possibly East Malling.

The APPGHG will also visit the RHS Tatton Park show in July, which is held in Tory shadow chancellor George Osborne's constituency. Group officers believed that this will help drive membership after the general election this spring.

Group secretary Brian Donohoe said he plans to ask BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time to transmit a tribute to its late panellist John Cushnie from parliament.

The group accepted the sponsorship of BALI, the City of London Corporation, the HTA and Horticulture Week as well as subscriptions from the RHS and Royal Parks.

2010 EVENTS

  • Visit Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd scheme at Ropemaker Place
  • Visit Ashtead Common
  • Visit Kensington Roof Gardens for post-election briefing
  • July visit to Tatton Park
  • Visit Kensington Gardens and Palace grounds
  • Meet Defra secretary of state
  • Annual reception, November.

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