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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

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

17 July 2014

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

 
 
Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

11 July 2014

Repairing pitches with precise machinery can sustain more play and increase revenue, says Sally Drury.

 
 
Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

11 July 2014

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
On the brink - UK-wide HLF study warns of impending threats to parks gains

On the brink - UK-wide HLF study warns of impending threats to parks gains

27 June 2014

Some 45 per cent of parks managers say local authorities are thinking of selling or transferring management of their parks.

 
 
 

Sid Sullivan's Blog

Incisive insight and candid comment from parks consultant Sid Sullivan

Read 'A Day in the Life'...
 
 
 

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 - tractors Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

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.

 

What's New

Vredo Super Compact updated models

Vredo Super Compact updated models

11 July 2014

New wider models of the Vredo Super Compact Overseeders are available from Richard Campey Turf Care Systems of Macclesfield.

 
 

Makita PLM5113S mower launched

11 July 2014

For lawns up to 2,000sq m, this new 190cc mower offers a 51cm cutting width, centralised five-step height adjustment and a three-speed transmission.

 
 

TigerTurf offers artificial playing surfaces

27 June 2014

To meet the needs of sports and leisure facilities, artificial turf manufacturer TigerTurf UK has developed a premium range of playing surfaces, including Soccer Real.

 
 

Weibang warranty on offer

27 June 2014

A three-year warranty is offered by Rochford Garden Machinery on the new Weibang Legacy 56 PRO.

 
 
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

Barrell On ... Vigilance needed in tree-risk management

11 July 2014

The recent inquest into the death of a young woman at Kew Gardens in 2012 caused by a falling branch from a mature cedar raised important tree-risk management questions. After lengthy proceedings, a jury found that there was insufficient evidence to ...

 
 
The high value of collaboration

The high value of collaboration

11 July 2014

If there was any doubt that collaboration pays, two important developments within horticulture's wonderfully diverse but, for far too long, dangerously fragmented industry should settle the matter for good.

 
 
Data brings crisis to the fore

Data brings crisis to the fore

27 June 2014

It is almost exactly a year since the Parks Alliance was formed, bringing key professional bodies within the parks and allied sectors together to lobby, engage and communicate on behalf of embattled urban parks and green spaces.

 
 

Coping with a 'perfect storm'

13 June 2014

Getting the message across to those outside the world of professional horticulture - and first and foremost our politicians - about the damage that will be wrought tomorrow from today's green-space maintenance budget cuts remains the single biggest c...

 
 

Additional Information


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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 11 July 2014 NEWS: Industry co-working sparks engagement with Government

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Offering clients a glimpse behind the scenes of your work builds satisfaction and PR

KIT TESTS: Tractors

PLANT FOCUS: Leucanthemum

SHOW PREVIEW: Sector prepares for Fruit Focus