About the Sponsors

HADLOW GROUP

“We are committed to engaging with the local community, value our involvement and take our responsibilities seriously. As an organisation we support a number of different initiatives and encourage our staff to offer their time and expertise for the benefit of the local population.”

 

RDC LANDSCAPES

“RDC Landscapes aim to provide an individual, friendly but professional service and are proud to be registered members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and the Horticultural Trades Association. We also work under the auspices of the Government-backed Trustmark scheme.”

 

HADLOW COLLEGE

“As a specialist, high quality, land-based college, we offer a huge range of courses to suit the needs of many different students.  Graded at our last inspection as Outstanding, we pride ourselves on making all our students feel welcome and secure in what is a fantastic learning environment.  We are very proud of what we do at Hadlow College and we are also the only college in Kent to be both Ofsted ‘outstanding’ and an LSIS Beacon provider.”

 

T & S ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD

“Established in 2001, T&S Engineering Services Ltd. has built a reputation for consistently producing top quality products and engineering services, fast and efficiently.

A reputation achieved by our ability to respond and adapt to the ever changing needs of our customers, we provide our customers with fast, friendly but above all professional service.”

 

BETTESHANGER SUSTAINABLE PARKS

Betteshanger Sustainable Parks is a UK first.  Situated on the site of the former Betteshanger Colliery, this landmark development will combine sustainable business & commerce, sustainable education & sustainable energy & tourism. It will meet the needs of green technology business and communities in a world-class centre which celebrates its former heritage.

 

KENT MINING ASSOCIATION

The Kent Miners’ Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom which existed between 1915 and 1945, representing coal miners in the county ofKent. After 1945 it was reorganised as the Kent Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.

 

BARCHAM TREES

“Most nurseries specialise in the importation of trees from abroad but this is not true of Barcham. We actually grow them before we sell them!

At Barcham we take seeds from veteran UK trees to ensure the best characteristics are retained for future generations. We then grow these on for up to 15 years to supply as instant impact specimen trees for our customers to enjoy.”

 

HORTUS LOCI

Launched in 2011, Hortus Loci is a new breed of plant nursery. We have linked-up the finest growers in the UK, Europe and beyond to locate the best designer plants available. On our 17-acre site, near Hook in Hampshire, you will find a comprehensive selection of highest-quality specimens in a range of sizes that will enchant garden design concepts on any scale. We now raise over 85-percent of all the plants we supply, so we can guarantee availability and quality. Our nursery is conveniently located near Hook in Hampshire, between the M3 and M4, within easy access of London and from abroad (via Heathrow).

 

HARDYS PLANTS

Founded by Rosy Hardy in 1988, we are a small independent nursery with a wide range of home produced herbaceous perennials which are grown outdoors in peat free compost, ready for your garden. We are breeders and introducers of interesting new perennial varieties and exhibit at major Flower Shows throughout the year.

Rosy and Rob Hardy are winners of 20 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals

 

WILDER ASSOCIATES

Wilder Associates are landscape architects based in London with an international portfolio and associates in Shanghai China and Sofia Bulgaria.

We specialise in urban and environmental design particularly in the field of surface water management and construction design. We also offer specialist advice on sustainability for low and zero carbon buildings and are advisors to the Building Research Establishment and the Green Building Council.