Entries open for Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017

Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the custodians of our parks, gardens, grounds and other vital green space.

The awards provide an exceptional opportunity for in-house parks, gardens and tree management teams to showcase their achievements, innovation and developments to stakeholders and visitors alike — and reward teams for their work throughout the year. They can be used as powerful tool to support objectives, whether through raising the profile of a key project or simply encouraging success. 

In the second year of the awards potential entrants have even more categories from which to chose. In addition to highlighting the best teams, projects, and innovations, we have added awards for Best Heritage Park, Best Neighbourhood Park, Best Grounds and two awards for Best Gardens or Arboretum (one-to-five and six-plus staff).

We will publish a special awards report detailing all the winners’ projects and finalists in print and online at www.HorticultureWeek.co.uk reaching an audience of more than 100,000 visitors per month — and share the good news with our 29,000 Twitter followers as well as other social media outlets. 

Have you and your in-house team achieved the seemingly impossible this year? Are you winning plaudits from your local community for the quality of what you do? Have you made a significant contribution to the success of a project? Have you found new ways to work with private and third-sector partners? If so, enter the awards to share with the world the exceptional care you are taking of our parks, gardens, grounds and trees, and ensure that you and your team get the recognition you deserve.

Entries will be judged by a panel of independent specialists drawn from across the parks, gardens, grounds and tree management sectors, ensuring that the highest standards are met. The winners will be announced in June at a daytime reception to be hosted by HW.

PRESS AND PUBLICITY HELP

All finalists will receive a Finalist Press Kit/Media Pack, including: 

  •  Press release to use in marketing/communications activities.
  •  Finalist logo to include on all print and digital marketing/communications.

It will automatically be sent to your local newspaper on your behalf. 

In addition to their trophy, all winners will receive a Winners’ Press Kit/Media Pack, including: 

  •  Press release to use in marketing/communications activities.
  •  Finalist logo to include on all print and digital marketing/communications.

It will automatically be sent to your local newspaper on your behalf. 

www.CustodianAwards.com

Should you have any queries on the entry process, please email emily.gough-williams@haymarket.co.uk.

Horticulture Week Custodian Award 2016: West Dean Gardens

Categories

Best Urban Park Initiative 

Best National Park Initiative 

Best Sports Grounds Initiative 

Best Urban Parks Team 

Best National Parks Team  

Best Grounds Team 

Best Parks Restoration/Development Project 

Best Parks Partnership

Best Heritage Park 

Best Neighbourhood Park 

Best Grounds 

Best Gardens or Arboretum (1-5 staff) 

Best Gardens or Arboretum (6+ staff) 

Best Gardens or Arboretum Initiative 

Best Gardens or Arboretum Team 

Best Urban Street Tree Initiative 

Best Gardens Restoration/Development Project 

Best Amenity Woodland/Forest 

Best Tree Team 

Best Gardens Partnership 

Best Tree or Woodland Partnership 

Best Community/Volunteer Initiative  

Best Community-Health Initiative 

Best Environmental Initiative 

Best Visitor-Engagement Event 

Best Food-Growing Initiative 

Horticulture Week Custodian Award

Best Grounds Care Team 2016: Leighton-Linslade Town Council

How to enter

- Visit www.CustodianAwards.com and follow the ‘How to Enter’ link for full details, or download the Entry Kit. 

- Early bird deadline: midnight,
24 February 2017.

- Entry deadline: midnight,
10 March 2017.

Should you have any questions about the entry process, email Custodian Awards manager Emily Gough-Williams on emily.gough-williams@haymarket.com.

Sponsorship

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Róisín Kennedy — call 020 8267 4953 or email roisin.kennedy@haymarket.com.


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