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CUSTODIAN AWARDS 2017 - 2.30PM - 4.30PM

Welcome to the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017, celebrating the best of parks & gardens management. These awards give in-house gardens and green space managers working to ensure the best possible future for all kinds of green spaces, the chance to showcase their achievements, reward team efforts and highlight to stakeholders the vital role they play.

Entries for the 2017 Custodian Awards scheme are now closed and entries have been judged.  Thank you to everyone who entered this year – and congratulations to all our brilliant finalists. 

Winners will be presented with their awards at a special reception hosted by Horticulture Week on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at the beautiful Woburn Abbey House & Gardens Sculpture Gallery. 

To book your tickets to the Custodian Awards presentation and reception, click on the green box at the top right of this page.  

NB: Tickets to the Custodian Awards give you free entry to Parks & Gardens Live which will also be taking place at Woburn on the 28th June.   


Welcome to Parks & Gardens Live 2017, a unique event offering head gardeners and their teams, parks professionals and landscape maintenance teams a day of practical learning, mentoring, inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking.

The event which has been curated by Horticulture Week technical editor Sally Drury will take place on 28th June at Woburn Abbey House and Gardens. It includes kit demonstrations, expert-led workshops, product showcase, careers and technical advice hub and head gardener-led tours of the gardens – all tailored to the needs of parks, gardens and landscape maintenance professionals. 

To book your tickets to Parks & Gardens Live, click on the green box at the top right of this page.  Group discounts are available.

NB: Tickets to the Parks & Gardens Live do not give you entry to the Custodian Awards which will also be taking place at Woburn on the 28th June.   If you wish to attend both events, please purchase a ticket to the Custodian Awards which includes free entry to Parks & Gardens Live.


Parks & Gardens Live: 10am - 5pm

Custodian Awards: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

We are delighted to have been chosen to host the Horticulture Week Custodian Awards this year. The setting within 28 acres of Woburn Abbey Gardens couldn't be more fitting for these prestigious awards."

Martin Towsey, Estates Gardens Manager,Woburn Abbey

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate achievement amongst passionate and talented teams creating and maintaining spectacular gardens.

We are proud to have been awarded with a High Commendation in 2016 and look forward to next year’s awards where we hope to achieve a higher position.

Head Gardener, Hilary Wood- Blenheim Palace

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