Morden Hall plants 100 per cent peat-free

The newly opened Morden Hall garden centre, the National Trust's first, has sourced 100 per cent peat-free plants, including bedding from L Mills that has been grown in Tref coir compost from the Netherlands.

Morden Hall: new garden centre
Morden Hall: new garden centre

Flowervision and Coolings were also considered for bedding for the south-west London garden centre, which was previously leased to Capital Gardens.

L Mills, became Morden Hall’s peat-free bedding supplier after seeing reports of the centre’s new management in Horticulture Week.

Other plants came from Hillier, with whom the National Trust has a central contract, the trust’s own Lanhydrock nursery, Lowaters, David Austin, Devonshire Lavenders, Prenplants and Frank Matthews.

The centre’s herbs are from Foxhollow and PT Plants supplies orchids. Up to 80 per cent of the plants are grown in Melcourt bark mixes.

Terry O’Brien is planteria manager. The National Trust is seeking a new centre manager after Jon Dixon left.

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