June, Horticulture Week will host a
unique event at the fabulous Woburn Abbey and Gardens in Bedfordshire. The
event will offer an exclusive audience of head gardeners and their teams,
parks managers and their teams and other landscape maintenance and management
professionals an exciting, educational, and unique day of practical learning, mentoring,
inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking.
exclusively at horticulture professionals working at private and historic
estates, local authority grounds, or specialist landscape maintenance
operations, the event will feature:
- professional kit demonstrations
- expert-led workshops and mentoring
- machinery and consumables showcase
- expert advice hub
- head gardener-led tours of the
gardens and parkland
- networking with gardens and parks
- careers and recruitment advice
- best practice exhibition
highlighting award-winning work
of learning and networking will be curated
by Horticulture Week technical editor Sally Drury - the UK’s leading
professional kit expert and recipient of the 2016 CIOH President’s Award for
her contribution to the industry.
What will be the benefits to parks and
gardens professionals of attending?
- Professionals will be able to learn about, see
demonstrated, and source the latest kit and consumables for professional
gardening and parks staff from suppliers showcasing products and services aimed
directly at the parks and gardens market.
will learn from the most inspirational
mentors in the sector including a renowned master gardener who will be leading a workshop for
professional gardeners and parks staff.
will access the very best advice on
everything from sourcing kit to tackling recruitment issues via the Sally Drury Advice Hub staffed
throughout the day by Sally and her team of experts.
will be able to compare and share
experiences with the gardening team at Woburn Abbey during head
gardener-led tours of the gardens and parklands.
will draw inspiration from award winning
work highlighted in an exhibition featuring best practice from the parks
and gardens sector
attendees will be able to network with
fellow professionals and leading figures from the UK’s parks and gardens
* The event is co-located with the presentation of the 2017 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards
which will take place in the afternoon at a special reception in the stunning
Woburn Sculpture Gallery where the leaders of the parks and gardens management
industry will gather to see who will take home this year’s coveted awards.