Horticultural visits

During the year we piloted tours for the public of the 2012 Gardens. Delivered by expert gardeners who work on the Park and hosted by Volunteers we tested the provision of a three hour tour of the 2012 Gardens for horticultural groups. The three hour tour started at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and included parklands and gardens and ended at the EastTwenty Bar and Kitchen. The tour was integrated with the Park Mobility service.

Three horticultural groups took part in the pilots with over sixty people enjoying an insight into the gardens. The pilots provide valuable learning and insight into the possible launch of a fee paying service. The tours also provide valuable opportunities for staff development within the gardening teams.