Garden designers, landscape architects, contractors, local authority and public-space managers were given insights into the future of planting in public spaces and new-build developments from leading industry figures.
Palmstead marketing and sales manager Nick Coslett said the workshops had been a phenomenal success, and that a three-day programme had allowed the nursery to cater for different market sectors in full.
He spoke to guests aiming to raise the quality of planting schemes on new-build developments, which he felt are too often put in as an afterthought in less-than-ideal conditions.
He added that the construction industry still had not realised the importance of preparing planting sites, believing it was "more about meeting show-house opening deadlines" than ensuring a long-lasting planted area.
Guests were also given a tour of the Palmstead facilities and an insight into the process of quality nursery production, including a look at propagation units, integrated pest-management systems, responsible irrigation, dispatch operations and the latest developments in the company's field-grown trees.
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