|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.
Community Gardener / Horticulture Project Manager
Castlehaven Community Association Camden, London (Greater)
London Golf Club Ash, Nr Brands Hatch
Deputy Arboricultural Operative - F241
Head Gardener/Technical Officer
The Royal Parks Bushy Park, London
Gardener - 32561
Gail Manning London (West), London (Greater)
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
This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.
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.
Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.
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.
- Antalya, Turkey
- NIAB Park Farm Villa Road Histon Cambridge, CAM CB24 9NZ United Kingdom