Grounds Maintenance: Free Public Access

Quadron Services - Southwark Park, London SE16

Grounds Maintenance: Free Public Access - Quadron Services Southwark Park, London SE16
Grounds Maintenance: Free Public Access - Quadron Services Southwark Park, London SE16

Client Henry Thompson and Andy Chatterton, Southwark Council
Designer Quadron Services
Maintenance contractor Terry Burns, Quadron Services
Suppliers Downs View Nurseries, Palmstead Nurseries

Opened in 1869, Southwark Park is credited as being the first municipal park in London. The 26ha site boasts a wide range of facilities for visitors, including a boating lake, bowling green, tennis courts, children’s play area and an array of beautiful gardens.

Judges’comments

"The enthusiastic lady head gardener at this huge 26ha Victorian public park in Bermondsey is working with the client officer to drive maintenance standards.

"The attention to detail on rose beds and shrub areas is excellent and the use of herbicides is avoided; hot foam control is currently being trialled in selected areas with other areas being hand weeded or mulched.

"Bedding plants are reused. Having started with the contractor as a litter picker, the head gardener has developed good horticultural knowledge and used this to lead her team to deliver the highest standards of maintenance."

Sponsor: Q Lawns


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.


Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space
 

Read Noel Farrer