Environmental Policy

Utilities

We reuse carboard boxes and plastic trays where possible, or return to supplier
Where we cannot, we recycle our card, glass, paper, wood and as much plastic as possible
We have solar panels in place on the Garden Centre and related properties
Our heating and hot water are being generated via a biomass boiler
We are upgrading our lighting to use LED panels as they require replacing

Garden Care

We encourage planting of wildflowers to promote bees and other pollinator insects
We encourage the use of bird feeders and nest boxes to help promote wild bird populations
We have a range of natural and organic products for the garden
Our timber products are FSC Certified where possible
We offer a peat free multipurpose compost and organic farmyard manure, and we aim to increase our range of peat free composts
Used coffee grinds from our coffee shop are given away to be added to your compost
If you can't find a way to reuse your plant pots, you can return our plastic plant pots to us and we will recycle them

Coffee Shop

Our coffee shop uses local suppliers
We make many of our own cakes and scones reducing the need for deliveries
Our food waste is recycled into green energy

Plant Area

We have a rainwater collection system in place
We source British grown plants wherever possible
We promote the use of plants to attract bees and butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden


We sell reusable hessian bags, we also have boxes and trays you can use to get your purchases home safely, and money raised by the 10p plastic bag charge goes to Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Yorkshire Air Ambulance

 

Solar Panel Arrays on Our Roof