HORTICULTURE WEEK CUSTODIAN AWARDS
The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards celebrate the best of parks, gardens and tree management, giving in-house gardens and green space managers working to ensure the best possible future for all kinds of green spaces, the chance to showcase their achievements, reward team effort and highlight to stakeholders the vital role they play.
Eighteen outstanding parks, gardens and tree teams have scooped awards at the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 presentation.
Winner - Watford Borough Council/Veolia
The Bedford Estates gardens manager Martin Towsey has made an outstanding contribution to horticulture during his 33 years in the profession.
Winner - Brown at Work, Croome, National Trust
Winner - Thiepval Team, Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Winner - Edible Gardening project, RBG Edinburgh
Winner - Countess of Chester Country Park, The Land Trust
Winner - Observatree, Woodland Trust
Winner - a new vision for Nene Park, Nene Park Trust
Winner - Parks Service, London Borough of Islington
Winner - Northumberlandia, the Land Trust
Winner -Batsford Arboretum, The Batsford Foundation
Winner - Walmer Castle Gardens, English Heritage
Winner - Benmore botanic garden, RBG Edinburgh
Winner - The Bath, Bodnant Garden, National Trust
Winner - Woburn Gardens team, Woburn Abbey
Winner - Croome Parkland, National Trust
Winner - Trentham Gardens, St Modwen
Winner - iCo Green, London Borough of Islington
Perennial offers free, confidential financial and emotional advice, help and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons. Many describe Perennial’s services simply as a ‘lifeline’. The work of the charity depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public.