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HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

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Products and kit

Can autonomous and robotic mowers handle commercial work?

Can autonomous and robotic mowers handle commercial work?

The newest robotic models offer a less labour-intensive, less strenuous, safer and cheaper solution for many amenity jobs, Sally Drury reports.

Brushcutters reviewed - What benefits do latest petrol units offer?

Brushcutters reviewed - What benefits do latest petrol units offer?

Power, comfort and low vibration levels are all factors for our testers of these petrol machines, Sally Drury reports.

Business Planning - Make the plastic bag tax a win-win

Business Planning - Make the plastic bag tax a win-win

Reducing plastic use can deliver a boost to your business's profits as well as its reputation, Neville Stein suggests.


In depth

How involving your staff in the production of a training programme can pay dividends - without breaking the budget

How involving your staff in the production of a training programme can pay dividends - without breaking the budget

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Horticulture careers - plugging the skills gap

Bespoke apprenticeships and internal training are helping firms to get ahead in skills-shortage horticulture, says Rachel Anderson.

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Sargent's solutions - how to turn the loss of a key member of staff into a positive

Losing a valued member of staff can be a positive opportunity for change rather than a disaster, Alan Sargent suggests.


Parks & Gardens Comment

Opinion... Open horticulture students' eyes to opportunities

The number of full-time students entering colleges for land based studies currently stands at 800, an unbelievably low number for the whole of the country. Colleges offering a wide range of agricultural and horticultural subjects have dropped and horticultural courses are being lost at a quite frightening rate.

Opinion... Healthy trees work harder for longer

UK satellite images after heavy rain show river estuaries engulfed by massive swirls of muddy-brown water extending out into the surrounding ocean blue. It is soil scoured from our mismanaged land because of Government policies that focus on food production at the expense of sustainability.

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

Follow the preparations for this year's show.

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SOLVING THE PRACTICAL CHALLENGES OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUILDING DESIGN

A conference designed to inspire and educate professionals involved in the creation of the built environment with learnings from those pioneering the integration of green infrastructure.

Forthcoming Events

Horticulture Week Cultivate & Grow Business Briefing

  • Merrist Wood College Holly Lane Worplesdon Guildford Surrey GU3 3PE

Parks and Gardens Live 2019

  • Woburn Abbey Milton Keynes v MK17 9PG

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2019

  • Woburn Abbey House & Gardens