HORTICULTURE WEEK CUSTODIAN AWARDS

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards celebrate the best of parks, gardens and tree management, giving in-house gardens and green space managers working to ensure the best possible future for all kinds of green spaces, the chance to showcase their achievements, reward team effort and highlight to stakeholders the vital role they play.

Custodian Gallery: 2017 winners

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks partnership - commercial

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks partnership - commercial

Winner - Watford Borough Council/Veolia

Horticulture Week Custodian Award Winner - Martin Towsey, Woburn Abbey

Horticulture Week Custodian Award Winner - Martin Towsey, Woburn Abbey

The Bedford Estates gardens manager Martin Towsey has made an outstanding contribution to horticulture during his 33 years in the profession.

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best visitor engagement event

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best visitor engagement event

Winner - Brown at Work, Croome, National Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best heritage park

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best heritage park

Winner - Thiepval Team, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best food-growing initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best food-growing initiative

Winner - Edible Gardening project, RBG Edinburgh

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best community health initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best community health initiative

Winner - Countess of Chester Country Park, The Land Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best community/volunteer initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best community/volunteer initiative

Winner - Observatree, Woodland Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban park initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban park initiative

Winner - a new vision for Nene Park, Nene Park Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban parks team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban parks team

Winner - Parks Service, London Borough of Islington

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks partnership - third sector

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks partnership - third sector

Winner - Northumberlandia, the Land Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum initiative

Winner -Batsford Arboretum, The Batsford Foundation

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (one-to-five staff)

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (one-to-five staff)

Winner - Walmer Castle Gardens, English Heritage

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best tree team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best tree team

Winner - Benmore botanic garden, RBG Edinburgh

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens restoration/development project

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens restoration/development project

Winner - The Bath, Bodnant Garden, National Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum team

Winner - Woburn Gardens team, Woburn Abbey

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks restoration/development project

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best parks restoration/development project

Winner - Croome Parkland, National Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (six-plus staff)

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best gardens or arboretum (six-plus staff)

Winner - Trentham Gardens, St Modwen

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban tree initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best urban tree initiative

Winner - iCo Green, London Borough of Islington


CUSTODIAN AWARDS SUPPORTER

THE PARKS ALLIANCE

THE PARKS ALLIANCE

The Parks Alliance (TPA) is the voice of UK parks, representing the people and organisations that create, maintain, invest in and use the public green spaces that we are proud to have at the heart of British life. We campaign at local, regional, and UK levels to ensure that parks are properly funded, their roles recognized and developed, and that the benefits that they provide are clearly understood and recognised.

CUSTODIAN AWARDS CHARITY PARTNER

PERENNIAL

PERENNIAL

Perennial offers free, confidential financial and emotional advice, help and support to everyone working in or retired from horticulture and their families, including gardeners, landscapers, nursery and garden centre staff, parks and grounds care staff and tree surgeons. Many describe Perennial's services simply as a 'lifeline'. The work of the charity depends entirely on voluntary donations from the horticultural industry and the garden-loving public.

2016 Custodian Award Winners

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Parks Partnership

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Parks Partnership

Winner - Fife Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Community/Volunteer Initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Community/Volunteer Initiative

Winner - 50 Trees for 50 Soldiers, Hugglescote & Donington le Heath Heritage Society in conjunction with Hugglescote & Donington le Heath Parish Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Amenity Woodland/Forest Initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Amenity Woodland/Forest Initiative

Winner - Castlemilk Park Project, Cassiltoun Housing Association with Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, Forestry Commission Scotland, Jeely Piece Playzone

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens or Arboretum Team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens or Arboretum Team

Winner - Audley End, English Heritage

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Restorations/Development Project

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Restorations/Development Project

Winner - The Far End, Bodnant Garden National Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Urban Park Initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Urban Park Initiative

Winner - Rethinking Burnley's Parks, Burnley Borough Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Grounds Care Team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Grounds Care Team

Winner - Leighton-Linslade Town Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Partnership

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Partnership

Winner - Chiswick House & Gardens Trust with Gavin Jones

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens or Arboretum Team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens or Arboretum Team

Winner - Audley End, English Heritage

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Restorations/Development Project

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Gardens Restorations/Development Project

Winner - The Far End, Bodnant Garden National Trust

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Urban Parks Team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Urban Parks Team

Winner - Nottingham City Council parks and open spaces team

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Sports Grounds Initiative

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Sports Grounds Initiative

Winner - Forest Sports Zone, Nottingham City Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Parks Restoration/Development Project

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Best Parks Restoration/Development Project

Winner - Watford Parks Improvement Programme 2013-15, Watford Borough Council, Ground Control and Southern Green

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Winner - Leighton-Linslade Town Council

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Winner - Leighton-Linslade Town Council

Councillors have invested a considerable amount of resources in improving parks and facilities in Leighton-Linslade, Bedfordshire, with contributions from town and parish councils. An ongoing programme will see all the area's parks brought up to standard.

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Winners - Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens

Horticulture Week Custodian Award - Winners - Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens

Head gardeners and husband-and-wife team Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain began restoring West Dean Gardens in 1991.