Learn how to overcome the most common challenges of sustainable grounds maintenance with Garden Organic’s Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins.

Chris will cover issues including:

  • Pesticide-free weed control
  • Sustainable grass maintenance
  • Creating homes for wildlife
  • Caring for hedges
  • Tree maintenance
  • Creating a composting area
  • Healthy planting.

A Q&A session will follow and the chance for open and honest discussion and sharing of best practice on a range of topics.

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    Why come to the best practice group?

    • Great to find out what others are doing
    • Good honest and open discussions
    • Sharing best practice and ideas with others in similar roles
    • Acts as a sense check about what people are doing or thinking of doing.

    Please note that places are limited to two per organisation. 

  • Our speakers

    Garden Organic’s Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins has a CV most gardeners can only dream of, taking in two Royal Botanic Gardens and the green space at ‘The Queen’s church’ Westminster Abbey.

    With a long TV history, Chris has popped up on everything from Blue Peter – where he ran the iconic London garden for nine years and then created a new one at the BBC’s MediaCityUK studio in Salford – to Gardeners’ World, This Morning, Children in Need, Garden Invaders and Turf Wars.

    Chris trained at the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh before working on diverse projects all over the globe, including Africa’s oldest botanical gardens in Cameroon and a stint in Japan teaching British gardening techniques. On his return to the UK, Chris worked at Kew Gardens and Westminster Abbey.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. Delegates may be substituted at any time.

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