As of 1 September 2019, renowned UK wildflower specialists and BALI Registered Affiliate member Wildflower Turf, have been endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The partnership is a fitting recognition of a family-run business that continues to lead the way in the creation of biodiverse wildflower environments.
Based in Hampshire and with a second growing site in Yorkshire, Wildflower Turf originally began their association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2016.
At the request of the Head of the Arboretum at Kew, Wildflower Turf Ltd grew and supplied a wildflower meadow that was installed alongside Kew Garden’s magnificent Hive installation. The wildflower meadow contributed to an immersive visitor experience and helped to highlight the importance of bees as pollinators for our food sources.
Wildflower Turf’s pioneering approach is driven by product innovation and the company has invested heavily in research and development, with an on-site research facility assisting the business to continually improve and widen its offering.
Alongside well-recognised brands such as Wildflower Turf® the business also develops bespoke wildflower mixes for a range of customers and was a key supplier to the London 2012 Olympics.
Managing Director of Wildflower Turf Ltd, James Hewetson-Brown, said:
We are delighted to be aligned with the globally recognised institution that is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Both organisations strive to represent the best in environmental improvement, conservation, knowledge and aesthetics and we look forward to a long and continuing association.
Tony Kirkham, Head of the Arboretum, Gardens, and Horticultural Services at Kew said:
It’s fantastic to be able to endorse Wildflower Turf. Our first collaboration on the lush and vibrant meadow around the Hive saw us partner together to bring to life a visual representation of the importance of pollinators. It was an outstanding success, and I am looking forward to a continuing relationship.
Image credit: Jeff Eden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew