Growing

At Bransford Webbs our final plants are grown in glasshouses, polytunnels or on outdoor beds, depending on the individual requirements of the crop. Each area is managed by a highly skilled supervisor, who oversees the crops, team members and cultural and despatch work for their area.

There is 25, 365sqm of glasshouse, accounting for just under 40% of the site area. Each glasshouse is fully automated allowing for optimum growth and development of the plants.

We have 29, 971sqm of polytunnels, which are a combination of tall polytunnels, which permanently cover the crops, and low tunnels, with removable skins providing flexibility to give the crops the ideal environmental conditions.

The remaining 18% of the nursery is outdoor beds, which are open to the elements and have overhead irrigation controlled by the main nursery computer.

Irrigation for the nursery consists of a combination of sub irrigation and overhead irrigation, with drip lines used on the tree lines. As with the liner unit a system of Integrated Crop Management is implemented across the growing areas.

Growing Team Members

Martin Matthews

Martin Matthews

Dionne Clarke

Dionne Clarke

Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke

Paola Rebelo

Paola Rebelo

Ben Haynes

Ben Haynes

Liz Poyser

Liz Poyser

Mark Jenkins

Mark Jenkins

Pauline Hill

Pauline Hill

Matt Payne

Matt Payne

Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan

Simon Wall

Simon Wall

Kris Barrow

Kris Barrow

Ashley Platt

Ashley Platt

Tom Everard

Tom Everard