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How garden attractions can build a successful show

How garden attractions can build a successful show

Botanic and historic gardens can be ideal venues for garden shows, but how can they make the most of the garden and its horticultural talent?

What can other parks services learn from Edinburgh's robotic mower trials?

What can other parks services learn from Edinburgh's robotic mower trials?

During a five-month trial in 2017, Edinburgh City Council's parks department saw "a huge difference in standards" in just a few weeks of using a Husqvarna Automower, horticulture manager Graeme Craig told a recent Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) seminar.

How Leeds' entrepreneurism is bearing fruit for parks

How Leeds' entrepreneurism is bearing fruit for parks

An entrepreneurial mindset has propelled Leeds' parks department to drive up income from £14m to £21.5m - and enabled it to maintain its £28m budget despite a 55% austerity cut - a recent conference has heard.


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Products and kit

Product Special: protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Product Special: protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Concerns over climate, light levels and seasonal variability can all be overcome by using LEDs and they can deliver production benefits, Sally Drury reports.

Pitches - synthetics solutions

Pitches - synthetics solutions

New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.

Pitches - Invaluable hardware

Pitches - Invaluable hardware

Choosing the right maintenance equipment for your pitches can increase playing time and generate more revenue for the venue, Sally Drury explains.


In depth

Winning designs

Winning designs

Student anniversary collaboration generates outstanding work.

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.


Parks & Gardens Comment

Editorial ... Supporting horticultural excellence

The team at Horticulture Week are delighted to launch the leading industry awards schemes for 2018 supporting, encouraging and broadcasting excellence across all areas of horticulture business, people and places.

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.