East London gardening specialists, Idverde, win a upkeep contract


Landscapers in East London who have won a contract to maintain a district’s parks hope not to achieve “carbon neutrality” in their work in just 12 months.

State-of-the-art electrical engineering is used by floor care specialist Idverde, based on Marshgate Lane by the Olympic Park, as part of its ten year floor care, sports and mourning contract with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

The company aims to save at least 28 tons of carbon over the next ten years.

“Strict environmental goals are critical to this mandate,” said the company’s director of organic development, Saul Huxley. “This kind of deal is helping to reverse climate change.”

The plan is to use rainwater to irrigate tree nurseries, composting green waste, e-cargo bicycles for park rangers and reducing plastic consumption in order to maintain the official Green Flag status, similar to public parks in East London.

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During the 10-year contract, horticultural trainees are also hired every year and begin their training in the nursery.