The Parks Trust is a Double Winner at Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

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02 July 2018

The Parks Trust has won two prestigious national awards at the 2018 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.

We were the winner of the Best Visitor Initiative award for our events programme and the Best Volunteer Initiative award for our volunteer strategy.

We also received ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Community Initiative category for our Youth Explorers initiative.

This year was the first time we have entered the Horticulture Week awards and comes hot on the heels of our success earlier in the year at the 2018 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, where we won the Leisure Entertainment & Arts award.

David Foster, Chief Executive of The Parks Trust, commented: “It’s a real honour to be recognised by industry bible Horticulture Week for the work we carry out across the city.

“It is brilliant to get this national recognition from experts in the parks and horticulture industry. I’m particularly pleased as it acknowledges how broad our spectrum of work is and how much our staff, contractors and volunteers do for Milton Keynes; not only maintaining the parks to a good standard but also running a huge programme of events and offering Outdoor Learning opportunities for people of all ages.

“We are very proud of our staff and volunteers and to receive these awards is a true reflection of their commitment and achievements.”



  • 91% of event attendees said they had a Excellent, Very Good or Good experience at our events in 2018!

  • 1665 events, activities, club and fitness sessions were held in MK parks in 2018.

  • Most of our attendees heard about our events through Social Media in 2018

Discover our parks

  • Campbell Park


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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.