Maintenance and management teams rewarded for vital work

Entries are open for Horticulture Week‘s 2017 Custodian Awards. Launched last year, the awards celebrate in-house teams carrying out landscape maintenance and management on a day-to-day basis.

The 27 categories cover teams, initiatives, and places, with awards for a variety of sectors including urban parks, sports grounds, heritage, woodland, arboretums and food growing.

Sarah Cosgrove, assistant editor of Horticulture Week, said: ‘At a time when many custodians are working with challenging budgets, and grappling with the twin pressures of climate change and regulatory developments, shining a spotlight on those green spaces and those who look after them is more crucial than ever. Let’s celebrate the fantastic work being done by UK horticulture’s caring and creative custodians of our parks, gardens, arboreta, grounds and woodlands.’

Anyone wishing to be considered as a judge for the awards should contact

The deadline for entries is 10 March, with an early-bird deal for entries submitted by 24 February; the awards will be announced at a ceremony at Woburn Abbey on 28 June. Submit your nominations here.


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