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Queen Victoria's Garden Terrace at Osborne House. Image © English Heritage

Tivoli lands new deal with English Heritage

Specialist grounds maintenance service provider, Tivoli Group has expanded its partnership with English Heritage, following a new contract award covering the South East Region.

Tivoli has been working with English Heritage since 2003, delivering high-specification grounds maintenance to prominent historic sites including Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle and Appuldurcombe House. This new commission includes an additional 14 landmark locations across the south east of England, including Bramber Castle, Bishop’s Waltham Palace, Fort Brockhurst, Southwick Priory, Waverley Abbey, Portsmouth Royal Garrison Church and Wolvesey Palace.

Tivoli’s contract, which commenced on 1 April 2021, will run for an initial five-year period with a possible two-year extension, and will ensure that these unique and irreplaceable historic grounds, gardens and woodlands are maintained to the highest standard.

Services delivered will include large-scale grass cutting operations; aeration works; hedge cutting; shrub border maintenance; weed control; tree base maintenance and removal of epicormic growth; control and management of invasive weeds; and pond and ditch maintenance. Tivoli will also be responsible for the maintenance of high-profile lawns which attract large-scale audiences. This requires an integrated solution for weed and disease management, along with top-dressing and over-seeding, all of which needs to be carried out in accordance with the sites’ historic nature.

Steve Sheath, Senior Estates Manager at English Heritage said: “English Heritage looks after many nationally important historic gardens and landscapes. Their conservation covers a range of complex responsibilities and we’re incredibly pleased to expand our contract with Tivoli, following almost 20 years’ experience working on English Heritage sites.”

Spencer Rock, Tivoli’s Chief Operations Officer, said: “Tivoli is absolutely delighted to have secured this prestigious contract. We are very proud of our track record with English Heritage and are pleased to have the opportunity to continue and grow our working relationship. Maintaining the landscape at these historic sites is an important responsibility, and we are committed to continuously finding innovative and sustainable ways to deliver the highest standards for our client and the wider visiting public.”

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