British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards

British Holiday and Home Parks Association, David Bellamy Conservations Awards

Horticultural Best Practice

Horticultural Best Practice

Try to make your horticultural work as ‘green’ as possible and use environmentally friendly ‘traditional’ methods of managing your grounds (such as coppicing trees and ‘hand-laying’ hedges) wherever possible, and also think about limiting the amount of chemicals you use.

things to try header

  • Use compost produced on-park.
  • Use peat-free compost if necessary.
  • Implement an ‘organic’ or ‘low chemical’ horticultural policy.
  • Investigate biological pest control (e.g. setting up a beetle bank where beneficial insects can live and reproduce).
  • Rigorously control invasive/non-native species (e.g. Japanese knotweed).
  • Keep all mechanical equipment well maintained and serviced.
  • Keep fuel use to a minimum.
  • Use traditional management methods (e.g. coppicing/ hand-laying of hedges).

More information:

  • Click here for an in depth article on making the horticultural management of your park as green as possible.