At Golden Valley Plants we often forget to share that our parent company, Allensmore Nurseries, is award-winning and highly regarded in the horticultural industry, so guess what we thought we would because we think it’s important you know that the plants you buy really are nurtured and grown by expert plant growers.
For over 50 years, Allensmore Nurseries have supplied high-quality plants to the very best garden retailers across the UK, you’ve probably unknowingly, already bought their plants. They have a passion for plants and take great pride in the quality and range they offer but also in their approach to innovation in horticulture. These foundations are underpinned further by providing great service and reliability.
They measure success by customer satisfaction but also by industry recognition, so recent success at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) inaugural Ornamental Grower of the Year Awards was a proud moment for everyone. The awards were announced at the HTA’s annual conference in Birmingham in September 2022 and they won Best Finished Plants Grower and were highly commended in the category – Best Inspirational Business.
On the HTA website, you can find the following which we think best sums up what the award means:
“Nominations commented that Allensmore supplies the best quality perennials in the trade, with top quality service, great knowledge of the industry and current trends in retail. Stock is sent in peak condition resulting in a fast turnover on the benches, and innovative ranges help retailers extend the season. Staff are always friendly and helpful and the company ethos to improve environmental performance was noted with the nursery being run efficiently and sustainably”.
The awards didn’t stop there as this award led them to be nominated for a further international award and in January 2023 they scooped the Sustainability Grower of the Year Award in Germany.
On the HTA website, you will find the following comment from the Chairman of the HTA, James Barnes:
“We couldn’t be prouder of Allensmore, and we’re thrilled their work has been recognised on the international stage. Their wins represent global recognition for the truly excellent work that is being done in our sector, work which is instrumental in helping the UK to meet its environmental goals.”
These awards have meant so much to everyone at Allensmore Nurseries and to us at Golden Valley Plants. Nothing beats a moment like this for a team that works together and always pulls together to deliver outstanding plants and service. In addition, knowing that their work also has a positive impact on sustainability within the industry and the UK’s environmental goals.
As parents go we are proud of ours!