The Parks Trust Shortlisted For Four Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

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06 June 2018

We are pleased to announce that The Parks Trust has been shortlisted four times in the 2018 Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.

This year was the first time we have entered the awards and we have been shortlisted in all four of the categories we entered.

The Parks Trust has been recognised in the Best Visitor Initiative category for our events programme; in the Best Urban Parks Team category; in the Best Volunteer Initiative category for our volunteer strategy; and in the Best Community Initiative category for our Youth Explorers offering.

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

“It is particularly meaningful as it demonstrates how broad our spectrum of work is and just how much we do for Milton Keynes; not only maintaining the parks to a good standard but also running a huge and diverse programme of events, working with volunteers and offering Outdoor Learning opportunities for people of all ages.

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

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards will be announced at a dedicated ceremony, to be held on Wednesday 27th June at Woburn Abbey.

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.