Parks & Gardens Live

On 28 June, Horticulture Week will host a completely new and unique event at the fabulous Woburn Abbey & Gardens in Bedfordshire.

Called Parks & Gardens Live, the day will provide professional gardeners, parks managers and landscape maintenance teams an exciting mix of practical learning, mentoring, inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking - all curated by the UK's leading kit expert and HW technical editor, Sally Drury.

Highlights of the day include a product showcase and professional kit demonstrations led by Drury and her team, while inspirational master gardener and HW columnist Alan Sargent will lead must-attend workshops for senior parks and gardens staff and their teams.

An expert advice hub will offer practical tips throughout the day on everything from skills development, careers and recruitment issues to technical challenges, while our event partners will be providing even more opportunities to learn.

Parks & Gardens Live will be co-located at Woburn with the presentation of the 2017 HW Custodian Awards. The winners will be announced at a special reception in the stunning Woburn Sculpture Gallery, where the leaders of the parks and gardens management industry will gather with shortlisted entrants to see who will take home this year's coveted awards.

Places at the inaugural Parks & Gardens Live event will be offered first to Custodian Awards entrants and their teams before then being made more widely available within the parks and gardens sector. So to make the very best of your trip to Woburn, make sure that you enter the awards at before the 24 March deadline.

In the meantime, you can find out more about Parks & Gardens Live on p22 - and, if you are interested in reserving a place at the event once tickets have been opened up to the parks and gardens industry, you can register your interest at

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