Phew! It’s finally the start of a new year and we can leave 2020 behind us. Coronavirus might still be front-page news, and a new tier might have been created recently, but a vaccine is on its way and we’re looking ahead to what will hopefully be a fantastic year for horticulture.
It’s not just us, either. For our January issue, we asked industry experts what their predictions are for the next 12 months, and most of these were around a growing demand for sustainable and natural gardens. Contributor Katie Flaxman also hopes for the public to further connect with nature next year.
Andrew Wilson remains optimistic in his article, looking at the positives we should take away from 2020, whilst Sue Biggs – director general of the RHS – spoke about how the RHS is adapting for this year and the exciting plans it has in place, including the opening of its fifth garden.
We welcomed two new contributors for January, too – business consultant Helen Taylor, who talks about the business benefits of going green, and business coach Nick Ruddle, who shares the pitfalls to avoid when looking to grow your business.
That’s not all. We interviewed the world-renowned landscape consultant Kim Wilkie about his approach and ethos, as well as Great Dixter‘s head gardener Fergus Garrett about looking after one of the most inspirational and well-loved gardens in the UK. And for a new feature, we spoke to Dean Bailey, owner of Lush Landscapes, and Flourish Plants‘ soft landscape manager and director Alex Bayman to find out how one company benefits the other.