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Parks & Gardens

Horticulture Week's Parks & Gardens News delivers the top stories affecting public open spaces, including amenity turf, historic & botanic gardens, parks trusts, volunteering and parks funding.

Parks & Gardens In Depth

Buyers Guide: Glasshouse Structures

Buyers Guide: Glasshouse Structures

18 April 2014

Up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.

 
 
What now for garden city development?

What now for garden city development?

18 April 2014

Landscape architects, landscape contractors, maintenance teams and amenity suppliers could benefit from prospectus.

 
 
Business Planning - Making your staff a unique selling point

Business Planning - Making your staff a unique selling point

18 April 2014

Your employees can help you to differentiate from your competition in a positive way, says Neville Stein.

 
 
Review: Glasshouse Structures

Review: Glasshouse Structures

18 April 2014

How does the alpine house benefit RHS Garden Harlow Carr? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
 

Sid Sullivan's Blog

Incisive insight and candid comment from parks consultant Sid Sullivan

Read 'A Day in the Life'...
 
 


Kevin Line's Blog

Head gardener Kevin Line explores his passion for and experiments with plants.

Read 'Digging Deeper'...


Green space management

Guidance and advice from parks and business experts

Business Planning - Use teamwork to boost your business

Business Planning - Use teamwork to boost your business

24 January 2014

Ensuring that staff work well together in teams will deliver a range of benefits, Neville Stein explains.

 
 
 

Green Flag Awards

See full winners list and case studies on award-winning parks.


Green space resources

Evidence to support the case for green space funding. 

 

How To Buy...

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' Guide - Blowers and sweepers Sally Drury looks at blowers and sweepers that can be handheld, pushed, vehicle-mounted or towed.

How to buy - Chainsaws The latest models will cover a wide variety of different professional tasks, Sally Drury finds.

How to buy - Paving, walling & fencing There are important factors to consider when selecting landscape materials, Sally Drury advises.

How to buy - Hedgetrimmers Sally Drury looks at the options open to users of handheld and tractor-mounted trimmers.

How to buy - Aerators The latest models offer faster speeds, wider working widths and root zone recycling, Sally Drury finds.

 

What's New

Viking iMOW

Viking iMOW

18 April 2014

Stihl has joined the robotic lawnmower market with the introduction of the intelligent Viking-branded iMOW.

 
 

Midland Power Machinery bought out

18 April 2014

Hire Supply Company HSC has purchased the business and assets of Midland Power Machinery.

 
 

Mantis ComposTumbler

18 April 2014

Fresh grass clippings, leaves, farmyard manures and weeds can all be piled into a Mantis ComposTumbler to give nutrient-rich compost in just two weeks when an activator is added.

 
 

Bomford Pro Drill Head

21 March 2014

Providing Bomford arm mower owners with alternative uses outside the hedge-cutting season, the Pro Drill Head can be used to power either a range of post-hole borers or a tree stump planer. A heavy-duty hydraulic motor can be used at oil flow rates ...

 
 
Funding cuts and parks

Managing the cuts

How the funding squeeze is hitting green spaces.

 

What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment
 
 

Comment

Farrer On ... Need, not liability, should define play areas

18 April 2014

I have just seen another £200,000 spent on a playground, once again resulting in an area of rubber surfacing covered in boring, risk-averse play equipment surrounded by fencing.

 
 
Barrell On ... Reversing council tree-planting failures

Barrell On ... Reversing council tree-planting failures

07 February 2014

A new British Standard is about to be published and it is different from anything seen in the past.

 
 
Pushing plants up the climate change policy agenda

Pushing plants up the climate change policy agenda

24 January 2014

As flood warnings remain in place across many areas of the UK, the subject of urban cooling and the crucial role that plants can play in its support may not be uppermost in the minds of those concerned with the built environment.

 
 

Camley On ... A crunch year ahead for the UK's parks

24 January 2014

After two decades of investment and improvement, UK public parks and open spaces have become increasingly valued and well used. Green space is often central to regeneration projects from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Birmingham's Eastside Park....

 
 

Additional Information


Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • Head Gardener Sudeley Castle Competitive salary package depending on experience. Could potentially include a family cottage, Gloucestershire
  • HEAD GARDENER Private Estate in Vale of Evesham Dependent on experience, Worcestershire
  • Horticulturalist Gardener, Borders Grosvenor Estate Competitive salary plus benefits , Chester, Cheshire / Eccleston, Cheshire
  • Pet and Aquatics Supervisor MorePeople £16000 - £18000 per annum, Norfolk
  • Sweeper Driver The Landscape Group Paying London Living Wage (£8.80 per hour) and upwards dependent on experience), London (Greater)




 

In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

NEWS: Garden centres look forward to late Easter sales bonanza

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Why the Customer Rights Bill should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat

MARKET REPORT: Glasshouses

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: Government prospectus offers potential boost across disciplines

EDIBLES: Helping cut food waste - latest packaging addresses concerns over waste issues

PLANT FOCUS: Polygonatum