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Responsible Sourcing

We are passionate about protecting our planet by conducting our business using the best sustainable practices available, minimising our carbon footprint and our effect on our environment. We strive to use suppliers and tradespeople that share our mindset.

  • We locally source as many products as possible to reduce our impact on the environment and support local businesses.
  • Our main timber garden product suppliers source timber from forests meeting the highest environmental standards.
  • We take plant health very seriously, regularly inspecting our own crops and those that arrive from other Nurseries. We are also regularly inspected by the Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA), a DEFRA agency, to ensure that our plants are pest free. You will notice that most of our outdoor and indoor plants and dry bulbs carry a plant passport on the pot or label. Plant Passporting ensures full traceability from initial producer right the way through the supply chain to the final retailer, enhancing the biosecurity of plants and trees by protecting the environment from harmful pest and diseases. Plant passporting is part of a wider set of regulations called Smarter Rules for Safer Food, you can read about the whole package on the UK Government’s webpage.  The records of all plant passports received are kept for at least three years. As a grower ourselves we are also registered as part of this legislation as a Professional Operator.
  • We are dedicated to reducing our own carbon foot print by growing a large selection of our plants on our nursery. These include our Dahlia’s, Cyclamen, Geraniums, Fuchsias, Poinsettias, Primroses and Polyanthus. We are conscious of the need to reduce plant and food miles and source British grown plants and encourage our customers to grow their own produce.
  • The range of environmentally friendly products stocked in our garden chemical section is steadily growing, both in number and demand.  This includes organic and natural based bug killers, plant feed, snail & slug control and weed killers, the majority of which are child and pet safe.
  • Our garden furniture collection includes ranges made from recycled fishing net and cushions made from yarn spun from recycled bottles.
  • Our range includes Husk plastic free pots made from agricultural waste and biodegradable resin.
  • Our range of Hug Rugs are made from recycled PET plastic bottles.
  • We avoid purchasing and supplying low quality and single use products which are more likely to end up in landfill.
  • Our comprehensive range of growing medium includes peat free, organic and carbon neutral options.
  • We have a Peat Sourcing and Reduction Policy in place to ensure that the peat used in our growing media products causes the minimum environmental impact.