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Gavin Jones awarded Royal Parks maintenance contract

by | 06 Jun 24 | Grounds Maintenance, News | 0 comments

The Royal Parks charity has awarded its landscape maintenance contract for The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill to Gavin Jones Ltd, part of the Nurture Group.

Gavin Jones Ltd will have responsibility for conserving and enhancing The Regent’s Park’s horticultural displays at locations including The Queen Mary’s Gardens, The Avenue Gardens and St John’s Lodge Garden.

The company will be responsible for planting up to 76,000 spring bedding plants, 73,000 bulbs and 69,000 summer bedding plants each year. It will also employ and support The Royal Parks’ horticultural apprentices and volunteers.

The team will help protect and improve the park’s biodiversity, including the maintenance of meadows, acid grassland, woodlands and aquatic habitats.

Sustainability will also be a priority in the new contract, energy efficiency, renewable energy and efficient water use will be promoted throughout the sites.

As well as the continued roll out of an electric fleet of vehicles, green waste recycling and efficient waste management.

The Royal Parks’ director of parks, Darren Share, says: “By delivering excellence in landscape maintenance this park will continue to thrive as a vital green space in the city, to boost everyone’s wellbeing, now and in the future.”

Gareth Kirkwood, the Nurture Group’s chief executive officer adds that the company is “excited to contribute to the conservation and enhancement of these iconic landscapes”.

The contract will commence on 8 June and will run for up to four years.

Gavin Jones are holders of a Royal Warrant for being Landscape Maintenance Contractor to the Royal Household.

The Nurture Group was also recently recognised at the Pro Landscaper Business Awards, securing the Grounds Maintenance Company award and achieving the coveted Supreme Winner Award.

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