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Parks face risk of serious decline, second HLF parks report finds

Parks face risk of serious decline, second HLF parks report finds

Updated report highlights result of ongoing budget cuts.

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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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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

Career changers

Career changers

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.

Winter maintenance - spreaders, mowers and vacuums to get through a freeze

Winter maintenance - spreaders, mowers and vacuums to get through a freeze

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.

Corylus

Corylus

Traditionally grown for wood and nuts, hazels are also good in woodland planting and hedgerows, says Miranda Kimberley.

From The Editor - Let's make this inquiry count

From The Editor - Let's make this inquiry count

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.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

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.

Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Parks & Gardens Comment

According To Barrell ... Government must seize Opportunity to reverse tree loss

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.

A great opportunity for parks

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.

Analysis: Brexit and the implications for horticulture

A week after the vote to leave the EU, the consequences of the referendum decision are manifold.

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