UK Grower Focus
This month we focus on Kent based Oakover Nurseries.
Local Provenance Collection
Oakover Nurseries Ltd was formed in 1976 with 50 acres which soon increased to 80 acres with the development of seedling production of native plants for landscaping motorways, industrial structure planting and the local authority market, while continuing to serve landowners, estates and farmers with forest trees.
Specialist Growing of Understocks
Specialisation in the growing of understocks and a wide range of lining out stock has been developed from this base and they continue to improve these techniques with increasing mechanisation and handling facilities.
Production is carried out by a dedicated, hardworking, loyal and skilled team and they produce from eight to ten million one and two year seedlings. Much of the seed is collected locally by their own staff. Oakover transplant approximately two million seedlings annually to grow on as stocks, hedging plants and feathered trees.
One Million Liners
Their container site produces one million liners and grafting stocks together with herbaceous perennials in 9cm pots together with larger trees and shrubs in 3L and 5L pots. They are carrying out more and more contract growing of container grown stock and look forward to being of assistance in this area. Despatch is undertaken by their own drivers and road transport all over the UK and into Europe. Their European profile continues to grow for this leading U.K. grower.
Nursery Visits encouraged
Oakover actively welcome and do encourage you to visit their nurseries to view the quality of the stock produced. Please contact them to discuss specific needs as this helps them to help you by getting the grading and sizing right. Many of the growing attributes are due to fertile and easy to work land for quality plant production. They have skilled, experienced and dedicated staff can grow material to your specification and nursery visits are arranged to suit yourselves.
'Great British Trees & Shrubs'
Their company theme of 'Great British Trees & Shrubs' has never been more accurate!
To arrange a visit or discuss your requirements, please contact the nursery on:
Tel: 0044 (0) 1233 713016 /Fax: 0044 (0) 1233 713510. www.oakovernurseries.co.uk