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What's in store for parks and gardens in 2017?

What's in store for parks and gardens in 2017?

The Government response to the parks inquiry report, funding, staffing and public profile.

What's in store for professional gardening in 2017?

What's in store for professional gardening in 2017?

Increasing visitor numbers, more self-employment, training developments and disease risk.

What's in store for grounds care in 2017?

What's in store for grounds care in 2017?

Cost reduction, market consolidation, glyphosate licensing and invasive weeds.

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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.

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IOG Saltex

Catch up with IoG Saltex 2016 by visiting our dedicated page including Live show blog, videos, exhibitor info, product launches and news.

How To Buy...

How to buy - blowers, vacs and sweepers

How to buy - blowers, vacs and sweepers

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.

How to buy - aerators and scarifiers

How to buy - aerators and scarifiers

Using the right equipment is essential to ensure that grass roots get the air, water and nutrients they need to thrive, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - hedge trimmers

How to buy - hedge trimmers

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


Parks & Gardens In Depth

Bumper line-up at BTME 2017

Bumper line-up at BTME 2017

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.

Sustainable drainage systems and parks shaping garden city

Sustainable drainage systems and parks shaping garden city

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.

Building a better case for natural flood management

Building a better case for natural flood management

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.

Sally Drury on professional gardening

Sally Drury

A monthly checklist of things to do and watch out for to keep your garden looking its best.

Parks & Gardens Comment

From The Editor - Rewarding the UK's Custodians

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.

From The Editor - Urgent need to pool park ideas

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.

According To Dunnett ... Horticulture needed to 'colour in' green infrastructure

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.

Machinery tests

See how the latest hedge trimmers performed

Make Parks A Priority

Campaign: Make Parks A Priority

Horticulture Week's campaign to protect urban parks from decline