This year, HW has campaigned to reopen garden centres and accurately predicted when that would happen, lobbied to keep parks and gardens unlocked, led on the Black Lives Matter campaign in horticulture, set the agenda on areas such as sustainability and published throughout lockdown to keep readers informed on how to deal with the coronavirus crisis - while many other publications stopped.
Readership levels have doubled since 2019, with greater engagement driven by breaking news, in-depth features and analysis and data-driven reporting.
Coverage of garden retail, ornamentals, parks, gardens, landscape, fresh produce, arboriculture, turf, policy, careers and pests and diseases makes Horticulture Week the only publication to extend over the whole industry.
HW forthcoming exclusive industry reports include the top 150 garden centres, out in September and top 30 arborists, published in October. More data-led regular features are set to be launched this autumn. HW also began a regular podcast this summer, while the Spirit of Four Oaks virtual show is underway at https://www.hortweek.com/four-oaks
Top stories this month:
Non-plastic pots: Hillview Hardy Plants' Sarah Millington's MHort dissertation has shown favourable results for growing in non-plastic pots. GIMA members have made a non-plastic pledge.