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September 5-6, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire

UK: Bedding and Pot Plant Centre NW Study Tour

This two day Bedding and Pot Plant Centre study tour provides an opportunity for delegates to visit five different established nurseries, across northwest. The aim of the tour is to explore resource use efficiency and product development within each business.
  • Les Halman Nurseries - At just over 10ha in size, the business produces a range of bedding plants for a variety of customers and has invested recently in diffuse screens for the glasshouses.
  • R.F Lawrence & Son - The business is the only large-scale producer of chrysanthemum blooms in the UK, supplying wholesale markets and retailers with 1.25 million blooms annually.
  • Ivan Ambrose & Co Ltd - The business operates from two sites offering bedding and pot plants to multiples, garden centres and local traders.
  • Florna Plants Ltd - The business operates from around 10ha of commercial glasshouses in the heart of West Lancashire, specialising in the supply of a range of products including pack and pot bedding to garden centres.
  • Lovania Nurseries Ltd - The business supplies over 30 million plants to around 1,200 businesses every year, most under its brand ‘Love Gardening’, developed for garden centres.
Attendees will need to book and pay for their reserved accommodation at the hotel (Tel. 0330 028 3420) – using the special code AHDB050918 (£80 pp for single occupancy or £55 pp for shared occupancy, which includes an evening meal)


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