|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.
Horticultural Service Technician - Stevenage, Hertfordshire
De Lacy Executive Hertfordshire
Royal Alexandra and Albert School Surrey
Estate Groundsman / Landscaper - EC1839
English Country Gardeners Reading, Berkshire
Gardener/Labourer - Live Out - EC1886
English Country Gardeners north London
Gardener/Horticulturist - J485
Horticruitment Central & SW London
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
A wide variety of options for training and finding work are available for people entering the horticulture profession from outside the sector, writes Jack Shamash.
Those in charge of grounds, estates and sports facilities have a vast range of kit available to cope with the worst that winter can throw at them, Sally Drury reports.
Traditionally grown for wood and nuts, hazels are also good in woodland planting and hedgerows, says Miranda Kimberley.
In just two weeks, the public consultation being carried out by the communities and local government select committee on the impact of parks funding cuts will come to a close - and with it the best opportunity for a decade for horticulture professionals to convey the depth of the parks crisis to our politicians.
A new Government is a new start, and with it comes new hope that past failures can be recognised to shape a future with brighter prospects. Despite the losers' lament that change is inevitably bad, the opportunities for betterment are everywhere.
It is with considerable satisfaction that in this edition of Horticulture Week we celebrate two great moments for parks and gardens professionals in which we are proud to have played a significant part.
A week after the vote to leave the EU, the consequences of the referendum decision are manifold.
- Antalya, Turkey
- Chesford Grange, Warwickshire
- Writtle University College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR