The Awards, partnered by industry charity Perennial, have been launched to ensure that the custodians of the UK's vital gardens and green spaces receive the recognition they deserve for the extraordinary job they do.
Horticulture Week is delighted to reveal the names of the shortlisted entrants. They are: Audley End, English Heritage; Battersea Park Old English Garden Partnership; Bodnant Garden, National Trust; Blenheim Palace; Burnley Borough Council; Coventry Tree Warden Network; Cassiltoun Housing Association; Chiswick House and Gardens Trust; Fife Council; Friends of Barclay Park; Friends of Forty Hall Park; Harrogate Borough Council; Howletts Wild Animal Trust; Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Heritage Society; Leighton-Linslade Town Council; MyParkScotland; Nene Park Trust; Nesta; Nottingham City Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council; St. Modwen Properties, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Silverdale Country Park, Southwark Council, Watford Borough Council, West Dean Gardens, Woburn Abbey Gardens, Herbicide Free Parks project partnership.
Judging the inaugural Awards were Andrew Gill, president of Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Tony Arnold, chairman of the Professional Gardeners Guild, Sally Drury, technical editor of HW, parks consultant Sid Sullivan and Parks Agency director David Lambert.
Tickets to the afternoon Winners Presentation which includes a drinks reception, awards presentation, afternoon tea, post-event networking plus access to the inspirational Chelsea Physic Gardens can be bought via the awards booking website: https://www.eventsforce.net/haymarket/2334/home. Winners and highly commended entrants receive one complimentary place at the awards. For all queries, contact awards manager Sarah Fournier: firstname.lastname@example.org