Final lineup announced for Green Connect conference

Five Rethinking Parks projects will be up for discussion at next week's Green Connect conference in Bristol.

Green Connect conference to discuss parks management. Image: MorgueFile
Green Connect conference to discuss parks management. Image: MorgueFile

The conference, Breaking the Mould: managing parks in a changing world, will be held on 7 October at Ashton Court Mansion. It is supported by Nesta and the Rethinking Parks Projects and Horticulture Week. National groundscare contractor Glendale has also sponsored places for community group delegates.

Along with presentations from Bristol City Council, head of parks and venues at the London Legacy Development Corporation and chairman of the Parks Alliance Mark Camley, and Lydia Ragoonanan from Rethinking Parks, workshops focusing on Rethinking Parks projects (PDF) will help professionals and volunteers come away with new ideas about how to cope with funding cuts by changing the way they do things in parks.

The workshops will cover:

- Assessing parks assets and working with local authorities;
- Planning for new uses and management regimes in green spaces;
- Engaging with businesses large and small to find out what might attract them;
- Developing a sustainable business model with employees; and
- Understanding what the public will donate to/for. 

Tickets for the conference are £95 for the day and are available on the Green Connect website


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Editorial...The horticulture industry's top five areas of concern

Editorial...The horticulture industry's top five areas of concern

Having been Horticulture Week editor for more than six months, I’ve got a good idea what horticulturist’s main gripes are.

Interracial love in 18th-Century Wales - John Ystumllyn, gardener and first recorded black person in North Wales, and Margaret Gruffydd, maid

Interracial love in 18th-Century Wales - John Ystumllyn, gardener and first recorded black person in North Wales, and Margaret Gruffydd, maid

Urban Green Newcastle - Looking to a greener future for our towns and cities

Urban Green Newcastle - Looking to a greener future for our towns and cities

The coronavirus pandemic has caused us all to rethink how we carry out our day-to-day lives; from how we move around, how we work, and the places we visit. It’s also reminded us about the things most important to us too.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

 

Horticulture Week

The latest developments concerning coronavirus for horticulture industry professionals involved in buying or selling garden products and plants or producing and participating in horticultural shows and events.
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2019 winners.

Products & Kit Resources