THE LANDSCAPE ZONE
An area dedicated to all those involved in the planning, design, and construction of outdoor environments in the landscaping sector. The Landscape Zone is set to spotlight the latest outdoor environment technologies, solutions and innovations and will be a must-attend event for landscape architects, local authority landscaping professionals, garden designers, landscape contractors, interior designers, facilities managers and many more.
Test before you invest! If you want to DIG IT, MOVE IT, CUT IT, MOW IT, CLIMB IT, MULCH IT or BUILD IT it’s ALL here. With over 250 acres of outdoor space, GroundsFest gives you the opportunity to not only see a wide range of machinery in action but to get up close and personal with it. This is YOUR playground. USE IT!
GroundsFest’s educational seminars will provide advice, insight and real solutions to the biggest issues the groundscare industry cares most about. This part of the event will present a real opportunity to enhance your knowledge on a wide range of subjects and no matter what your position – from management to apprentice, we have something for everyone.
Carried out by Grounds Training, the programme will feature free hands-on, training sessions on a range of groundscare topics including line marking for winter sports and athletics, pedestrian mowers, ride-on mowers, handheld machinery, and the calibration and use of knapsack sprayers and boom sprayers. Attendees will also get the opportunity to find out the latest trial data on pesticides, fertilisers, biostimulants and many more. Keep an eye-out for indoor seminars too which will provide real advice, insight and solutions.
The retail area will be the largest ever seen at a groundscare event. This will allow visitors to purchase a wide range of products, tools, clothing, and accessories at a discounted rate.
The area is being organised by FR Jones and Son, a family run business that offers over 10,000 groundscare and arboriculture products from over 100 leading brands. There will be a wide range of products suitable for budgets of all sizes and it will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors to walk away with some incredible discounts.
After an action-packed day at GroundsFest, unwind and continue networking with live music, sumptuous street food, and fun, skill-based activities. We have some great DJ’s and live bands taking to the stage. Furthermore, we’ll have beer tents and a wide range of delicious food and drink stalls – inspired by flavours from all over the world.
The Wellbeing Hub has been designed to provide information, advice, and guidance about emotional and mental wellbeing. Not only will it help identify warning signs, but it will help you start putting practices in place to avoid any future issues. Furthermore, it will be a place where someone concerned about their emotional wellbeing can come, unpick their needs, and be supported to get to the right services quickly. The service is completely confidential and can help with a range of issues.