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  • Jul 19 2017

    2017

    New Managing Director, Adrian Marskell, with Christine Chalmers, Production Director, and Richard Colbourne, Finance Director. Share this page...

  • Jan 26 2017

    2017

    Winner of the Silver Award for Finished Plants and Trees at the International Grower of the Year Awards. Share this page...

  • Nov 03 2016

    2016

    Completion of 5000sqm of polytunnels, with the area named as Willow. Share this page...

  • Aug 18 2016

    2016

    Won UK Ornamental Grower of the Year. Share this page...

  • Jul 19 2016

    2016

    Bred from in house, the launch of the Hebe Red Wine and Summer Drinks range, saw eight new varieties successfully introduced to the market. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2015

    2015

    Completion of new glasshouse facilities Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2014

    2014

    The first of the Spiraea Double Play range launched, followed by two other varieties over the next two years. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2013

    2013

    Bransford Webbs were the first to commercially sell Delphinium Blackmore and Langdons. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2012

    2012

    Dianthus Memories launched to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. Share this page...

  • Jun 19 2012

    2012

    Opened new despatch warehouse and office facilities. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2011

    2011

    Two exclusive introductions this year with Ceanothus ‘Lemon and Lime’ and Gazania ‘Apache’. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2010

    2010

    Start of the launch of the Buddleja Chip range, which saw several varieties added over the next five years. Share this page...

  • Jul 19 2010

    2010

    Completion of new glasshouse facilities for liners and finished plants. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2009

    2009 / 2010

    Clematis Bijou and Filigree launched as a new style of low growing, mound forming clematis. Share this page...

  • Feb 19 2009

    2009

    Won UK Ornamental Grower of the Year. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2008

    2008

    Campaign Plants were launched and ran successfully for several years. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2007

    2007

    Bransford Webbs were the first to commercially sell West Country Lupins. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2006

    2006

    Weigela Monet was launched. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2005

    2005

    New propagation unit and potting shed Share this page...

  • May 19 2005

    2005

    Merged with Webbs Nurseries to become The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2002

    2002

    Following on from Hebe Purple Pixie, our most successful promotion was launched in its infamous pink pots – Hebe Pink Pixie Share this page...

  • Aug 19 2000

    2000

    Bred by our former propagtor and named after his daughter, Fuchsia Janie was launched this year. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1996

    1996

    Geranium Pink Spice was launched with its own bespoke label Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1993

    1993

    Name changed to Bransford Garden Plants to reflect the nature of the business. Share this page...

  • May 19 1993

    1993

    Hebe Purple Pixie – found as a seedling on the nursery and merchandised in their famous purple pots. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1991

    1991

    Breathe with Ease campaign launched Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1990

    1990

    Hebe Rosie – bred by John Tooby founder of the nursery and named after his granddaughter Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1982

    1982

    Will Tooby, current chairman, became the nursery manager and the business focus moved to the wholesale of quality stock to garden centres across the UK. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1975

    1975

    Plant a tree for ’73 campaign led to the launch of the Tree Council and became the first nursery to use Osmocote. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1960

    1960’s

    Important producer of roses and trees and an industry innovator. Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1940

    1940 – 50s

    Bransford Nurseries was a traditional hop, fruit and livestock farm. A small number of glasshouses were used to propagate hops 3 months of the year, John Tooby wanted to use these glasshouses for the other 9 months of the year, and eventually the nursery replaced the unprofitable fruit business Share this page...

  • Aug 19 1900

    19th C

    Webbs nursery began as an agricultural seed merchant Share this page...

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