Parks and Gardens Maintenance Planner

Plan your work schedule for the year with Horticulture Week’s month-by-month guide to essential maintenance and management tasks for parks, gardens and grounds maintenance staff.

Jobs should only be undertaken when ground and weather conditions are suitable and will vary according to location and may vary significantly from year to year. While the year nicely divides into 12 months, activities often overlap.

Parks and Gardens Maintenance tasks - month by month

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Parks and gardens in depth

Lincoln’s Inn's rainwater tank was installed in 2018

Head gardener: Better irrigation at Lincoln’s Inn

A. palmatum ‘Red Pygmy’ - all images credit: Floramedia


These trees and shrubs grow to a range of different heights and produce distinctive foliage in many colours, Sally Drury finds.

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For Horticulture Week's 180th anniversary, many former and current contributors have shared memories of their time at the title.

Weed-spraying ATV: the Yamaha Kodiak PKL450 was designed and built in Yorkshire - image: Vale Engineering