Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has announced that it has seen a 45% increase in sales year-on-year this month (September, 2016) from the garden design sector.
Wyevale Nurseries believes it has seen this growth in sales from the garden design market with more people moving away from DIY to ‘Do it for me’ (DIFM).
Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, explained: “It’s a fantastic sales increase and we feel the trend for DIFM has seen a greater demand for the services of garden designers and landscapers.
“In response to the trend, which we started to see in June last year, we launched a new Garden Design & Domestic Landscape sales department.
“We appointed Adrian Hoare as Garden Design & Domestic Landscape Sales Manager. He has worked for us for 30 years in a multitude of sectors and his experience means he offers excellent service and advice to our customers.
“He is able to give guidance to customers on plant selection, sourcing product and finding solutions to fill the most challenging landscape designs.
“We have also made significant changes to our production with more specimen shrubs, a wider range of must have herbaceous, container hedging and tree ranges. This is backed up with stock from our partner nurseries across Europe to provide a full pallet. Giving designers and architects a ‘one-stop-shop’ to fulfil even the most complex of planting schemes.”
Wyevale Nurseries is one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK. It was established in 1930 by Harry Williamson, a horticulturist and entrepreneur. It became the company it is today under the leadership of his son, Peter, who passed away in 2011.
The Williamsons’ saw the opportunity to sell their product to an undeveloped retail market, creating one of the first garden centres, followed by a chain. In 1987, the retail side needed to expand, and the 19 garden centres were sold as a PLC.
The family then turned its focus to Wyevale Nurseries Ltd. It continues to be a family-run business with ownership and joint chairmanship currently being held by the third generation, Heather and Simeon Williamson, with plans for the fourth generation to takeover in the future.
Wyevale Nurseries has a significant product range and is regularly introducing new plants. It offers a large variety of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants to garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners.