Every year, our June issue brings with it the launch of Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards, a chance for us to recognise up-and-comers within the industry. This year is no different. The search for 30 rising stars below the age of 30 has begun, so if you want to put yourself or a colleague forward, please get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more than 50 years’ experience in the industry, Arabella Lennox-Boyd reflects on the changes she’s seen over that time and her career highlights in our Let’s Hear It From, whilst Matthew Bennett discusses Bennett Landscapes’ big rebrand nearly 20 years after it was founded.
Maylim’s Thomas O’Mahony joins our contributors this month to discuss how Maylim nurtures and supports its staff. We also welcome garden designer Lynne Marcus, chair of the SGD, who explains the association’s decision to take a stand against plastic lawns and foliage. You can also find a portfolio from Lynne in our Inspire section, where she revamped the garden of a 17th century Grade II listed cottage in Petworth. Also amongst our portfolios is the incredible new £1.1m natural play area, Holland Park Adventure Playground, created by the team at idverde.
We also delved into a taboo topic, but one which has become increasingly important to raise over the last few months – loneliness. For those working alone or remote working, we flag the signs to spot and ways to manage it, as well as how employers can help their staff to feel less on their own.