Matching production capacity to meet increasing demands means planning, investment and a commitment on site from the whole team. This new multi-span tunnel is nearing completion at Hills Nurseries. With ground preparation commencing in January 2020 and the framework taking shape in February, the sheeting is planned for installation this month (March) with a view to production surging forward in the Spring.
Meeting landscape contractor demand for shrubs
The new tunnel will cover shrub production at the Station Nursery site in Stokesley. Covering an expanse of almost 600 square metres, the new protected crop area takes the Hills nursery production well into their second century in their 100th centenary year. This expansion demonstrates a large investment as part of ongoing developments within the business and is a commitment to continuing to provide a broad range of shrubs in number and variety in 2 litres for landscaping projects across the North East and often further afield.
"100 years of production is just the beginning! The business is upping production to offer a broader more diverse range of hardy shrubs for the region's landscape projects. The team continue initiatives in production and commercially to encourage and reach out to those creating residential, business, retail and public open spaces in the region." says Simon Hill, working alongside the 25-strong team and his father and brother
Due for completion at the end of March 2020, the new crops of hardy nursery stock varieties will be potted from Hill-propagated plant material and will be ready for sale for landscape projects in the next few months.