The Government response to the parks inquiry report, funding, staffing and public profile.
Increasing visitor numbers, more self-employment, training developments and disease risk.
Cost reduction, market consolidation, glyphosate licensing and invasive weeds.
Kitchen Gardener for Private House in the Cotswolds
Private Estate: Oxfordshire
Soft Landscape Installation Operative - 32664
Gail Manning Essex
Landscape Installation Team Leader - 32665
Gail Manning Essex
Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operative - 32733
Viki Halkett Reading, Berkshire
Garden Maintenance Foreman - 32755
Viki Halkett London (West), London (Greater)
|Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2016 - the winners!|
Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our first Custodian Award winners.
Handheld, walk-behind, ride-on, mounted and trailed machines with different power options are available for all jobs across a range of sites, Sally Drury explains.
Using the right equipment is essential to ensure that grass roots get the air, water and nutrients they need to thrive, Sally Drury explains.
Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains
With more than 100 exhibitors displaying their latest products and machinery there will be plenty on offer for turf professionals at BTME, says Sally Drury.
The nature of the landscape where the Ebbsfleet garden city is taking shape is supporting the ambition for it to be threaded with green infrastructure and based on a network of sophisticated sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), with a park within five minutes' walk of every home.
The Government has announced £15m to fund "natural flood management" measures, on top of a £170m package in the chancellor's Autumn Statement to increase infrastructure resilience against rising flood risk, following pressure for such a move from inside and outside Parliament.
One of the highlights of the horticulture calendar this year was the presentation in the summer of the inaugural Horticulture Week Custodian Awards at London's Chelsea Physic Garden, where outstanding gardens and parks management teams from right across the UK were recognised for their achievements by their peers.
One of the toughest jobs professionals working in the parks sector have faced over the years has been getting across to politicians just how critical green spaces are to the health and wellbeing of local communities.
It's now around one year since work started on Sheffield's groundbreaking "Grey to Green" scheme, one of the largest urban green infrastructure projects in the UK.