It has been a busy week here at Charlecote and on Monday we welcomed a group of grounds managers and head gardeners from across the Midlands. They were here for a day of playing – I mean – trialling ‘green’ machinery. The event was organised by Horticulture Week and had demonstrators come from across the country!
Gary Webb, Head of Landscape and Gardens, at nearby Compton Verney shared his thoughts of the day…
We were greeted this particular Monday morning by nice sunny weather at Compton Verney. However, whilst it would have been a great day for grass maintenance, the grounds team were booked in for an away day to our nearby neighbours – the National Trust site of Charlecote Park. It would be very easy to slip into the historical links between Compton Verney and Charlecote, especially the Capability Brown connection, but for this post I shall stay with the reason for the invite; which was for a day’s testing of ‘Green’ garden machinery.
A range of property teams from across the region had been invited to a trial day which had been arranged in association with Sally Drury on behalf of Horticulture Week magazine – the industry standard magazine for garden and grounds maintenance professionals.
Thanks to all our neighbouring friends and collagues who joined us for this very interesting and enjoyable day!