Categories

Open to in-house local authority, trust and national parks and grounds teams. 

 

Best Urban Park Initiative

Awarded to the best example of innovation in any aspect of work leading to enhanced outcomes for the site/s cared for by the team, and its users.

 

Best National Park Initiative

Awarded to the best example of innovation in any aspect of work leading to enhanced outcomes for the site/s cared for by the team, and its users.

 

Best Sports Ground Initiative

Awarded to the best example of innovation in any aspect of work leading to enhanced outcomes for the site/s cared for by the team, and its users.

 

Best Urban Parks Team

Awarded to the best team which through clear objectives across all areas of its work, good communication, quality management and excellent technical practice, has succeeded in achieving improved outcomes for the sites in its care, the users of those sites and other stakeholders. 

 

Best National Parks Team

Awarded to the best team which through clear objectives across all areas of its work, good communication, quality management and excellent technical practice, has succeeded in achieving improved outcomes for the sites in its care, the users of those sites and other stakeholders. 

 

Best Grounds Team

Awarded to the best team which through clear objectives across all areas of its work, good communication, quality management and excellent technical practice, has succeeded in achieving improved outcomes for the sites in its care, the users of those sites and other stakeholders. 

 

Best Parks Restoration / Development Project

Awarded to the best parks restoration or development project completed in the past 18 months. The project should show innovation as well as best practice in design, installation, environmental standards, etc. 

 

Best Parks Partnership - Commercial

Awarded to the best example of a partnership forged between two or more organisations whether from the public, private or third sector to support and enhance the provision of sustainable green space services. 

 

**NEW** Best Heritage Park

Awarded to the heritage park which in the opinion of the judges, illustrates excellence in whichever of the following areas are deemed most appropriate:  Maintenance, cleanliness, environmental practice, horticultural practice, arboricultural practice, conservation, community involvement, safety, promotional activity, innovation, overall management and plan.

 

**NEW** Best Neighbourhood Park

Awarded to the neighbourhood park which in the opinion of the judges, illustrates excellence in whichever of the following areas are deemed most appropriate:  Maintenance, cleanliness, environmental practice, horticultural practice, arboriculture practice, conservation, community involvement, safety, promotional activity, innovation, overall management and plan.

 

**NEW** Best Grounds

Awarded to the school, college, university, or council-run sports or recreational grounds which in the opinion of the judges illustrates excellence in whichever of the following areas are deemed most appropriate:  Turf maintenance, cleanliness, environmental practice, horticultural practice, community involvement, safety, promotional activity, innovation, overall management and plan.

 

Best Parks Partnership - Third Sector

Awarded to the best example of a partnership forged between two or more organisations whether from the public, private or third sector to support and enhance the provision of sustainable green space services. 

 

Open to in-house gardens teams running arboreta, historic and botanic gardens, and private estates.

 

Best Gardens or Arboretum Initiative

Awarded to the best example of innovation in any aspect of work by a gardens or arboretum management team leading to enhanced outcomes for the site/s cared for by the team, and its users.

 

Best Gardens or Arboretum Team

Awarded to the best example of a gardens or arboretum team which through clear objectives across all areas of its work, good communication, quality management and excellent technical practice, has succeeded in achieving improved outcomes for the sites in its care, the users of those sites and other stakeholders. 

 

Best Gardens Restoration / Development Project

Gardens Management Categories

Awarded to the best gardens restoration or development project completed in the past 18 months. The project should show innovation as well as best practice in design, installation, environmental standards, etc. 

 

Best Gardens Partnership

Awarded to the best example of a partnership forged between two or more organisations whether from the public, private or third sector to support and enhance the sustainable management of a garden or arboretum. 

 

**NEW** Best Gardens or Arboretum (1-5 staff)

Awarded to the gardens or arboretum which in the opinion of the judges illustrates excellence in whichever of the following areas are deemed most appropriate: Maintenance, cleanliness, environmental practice, horticultural practice, arboricultural practice, conservation, community involvement, safety, promotional activity, innovation, overall management and plan.

 

**NEW** Best Gardens or Arboretum (6+ staff)

Awarded to the gardens or arboretum which in the opinion of the judges illustrates excellence in whichever of the following areas are deemed most appropriate:  Maintenance, cleanliness, environmental practice, horticultural practice, arboricultural practice, conservation, community involvement, safety, promotional activity, innovation, overall management and plan.

 

Open to in-house local authority, arboreta and woodland & forestry in-house management teams.

 

Best Urban Tree Initiative

Awarded to the best example of innovation in any aspect of work by a tree-care team leading to enhanced outcomes.

 

Best Amenity Woodland / Forest Initiative

Awarded for the best example of innovation in any aspect of work of an urban parks management team leading to enhanced outcomes for the site/s cared for by the team, and its users.

 

Best Tree Team

Awarded to the best example of a tree-care team which through clear objectives across all areas of its work, good communication, quality management and excellent technical practice, has succeeded in achieving improved outcomes for the sites in its care, the users of those sites and other stakeholders. 

 

Best Tree or Woodland Partnership

Awarded to the best example of a partnership forged between two or more organisations whether from the public, private or third sector to support and enhance the sustainable provision of urban street tree or woodland amenities. 

 

Best Community / Volunteer Initiative

Awarded for the best example of a community/volunteer initiative aligned to any aspect of the work of a parks, gardens, grounds or tree management team leading to enhanced outcomes.

 

Best Community-Health Initiative

Awarded for the best example of an initiative developed by a parks, grounds, gardens or tree management team which has been designed to support community health, leading to enhanced outcomes.

 

Best Environmental Initiative

Awarded for the best example of an environmental initiative developed by a parks, gardens, grounds or tree management team leading to enhanced outcomes. 

 

Best Visitor-Engagement Event

Awarded for the best example of a event developed by a parks, gardens, grounds or tree management team which has been designed to engage visitors in activities related to a particular park, grounds, garden, arboretum or woodland. 

 

Best Food-Growing Initiative

Awarded for the best example of food-growing initiative developed by a parks, grounds, gardens or tree management team, involving the local community and leading to enhanced outcomes

 

Horticulture Week Custodian Award

Awarded to an individual who has made the most exceptional contribution to the management of parks, grounds, gardens or tree schemes. Written evidence should explain what the nominee has done, how they are regarded by their peers and why the nomination is relevant to the current awards qualifying period. 

 

Entry Kit 2017

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