Protected Cropping

James Cock learnt his trade at the Duchy College in Cornwall and then continued on to Pershore College in Worcestershire to specialise in commercial horticulture, also achieving the accolade of Commercial NCH Student of the Year in 1992. He then returned to the Nursery to take on the role of Production Manager and is therefore in charge of the production of the vast range of home grown cut flowers.

We have two and half acres of modern heated glass, half an acre of tunnels, and thirty acres of arable land, which are all used intensively all year round to provide a wide range of Cornish cut flowers.

The Nursery employs around nine full time staff and many more at peak times of the growing season.

Irrigation is provided by the purpose built reservoir on the premises and rainwater goods collect additional water to ensure that local resources are not used more than necessary.

We endeavour to keep crop spraying to a minimum, and wherever possible use traditional husbandry skills, rather than modern chemical methods. Prevention is better than cure!