UK: Hillier Nurseries buys £4m farm to plant 30,000 trees

A nursery firm based in Ampfield is set to plant around 30,000 trees this winter following the purchase of 200 acres of farmland in east Hampshire. Hillier Nurseries has bought Flexcombe Farm in Liss for £4m.

The land at Flexcombe Farm was previously used for grazing cattle, leaving the soil rich with nutrients, which, combined with the free-draining land, provides ideal conditions for growing trees.

In full production, Flexcombe is expected to produce over 100,000 standard and heavy-standard ornamental trees.

The company employs more than 800 staff across its 19 garden centers, wholesale nursery, and trees departments and brands itself as the "largest tree grower in the UK."

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