Today is the day for parks, gardens and tree-care teams to submit their final entries for this year's Custodian Awards which will see outstanding parks, gardens and tree-care teams recognised at a special awards ceremony in Woburn Abbey this June.
Green Space and Bereavement Services Manager - Neighbourhood Services
Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer
East Devon District Council Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon
**NEW** Additional Qualified Gardeners for Private Estate, Ascot, Berks., UK
Luxury Assets Berkshire
English Heritage Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Ken Roscoe Stretton, near Malpas, Cheshire
|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
Battery power continues to drive the market for new machines but is there still a place for petrol models? Sally Drury finds out.
Professionals in the amenity sector should be taking an integrated approach and using the appropriate methods, Sally Drury advises.
Further evidence needed to fully value functions, according to Forestry Commission's study.
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.