When it comes to London’s tourist attraction, few have more pull with visitors that its eight Royal Parks. Pro Landscaper travelled to Greenwich Park in London to discover more about the restoration of the grandest of all ‘local’ sites. (Page 25)
Architecturally beautiful pavilions have risen in popularity over the years. Anji Connell explores how these structures were first used and how they have developed since, offering inspiration for their use in gardens as both interesting focal point and a space which can be used year-round. (Page 44)
Situated in the vast rolling hills of the Surrey countryside, the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is a unique, unparalleled garden full to the brim with a vast array of flora and fauna. This month Pro Landscaper visited the gardens and caught up with Anthony Paul, to speak further about the gardens purpose. (Page 55)
This month Lewis Normand debates whether more extreme measures need to be taken to prevent pests and diseases spreading, including exterminating the vectors. “It seems inconceivable even with heightened biosecurity monitoring, that we won’t accidentally ‘import’ Xylella into the UK at some point”. (Page 61)
Taking advantage of social media is key for not only company growth but also for hiring potential employees. Exploring this concept, we asked individuals within the industry about their social media tips and experiences. (Page 83)
Lastly, we investigate the evolution of employment. Talking with Owen Baker, technical officer at BALI, Owen explains the new conditions surrounding employment contracts and why its important for businesses to take note. (Page 87)
The second equipment supplement of the year also landed with readers in October. We cover the increase in battery powered kit, electric vehicles and some of the top equipment available on the market.