The Otter is one of two nurseries owned by Kingston Landscape Group, offering a wide range of plants for both trade and retail sales. Based in Ottershaw, Surrey this 18 acre site holds on average 20,000 plants with the focus being herbaceous perennials.
This year the company has installed a new tree line for specimens up to 30cm girth including evergreen trees and espaliers.
“The advantage of owning our own nurseries”, says managing director Steve Evans, “is that it gives us priority access at any time of year to seasonal plants. At short notice we can select the very best quality of plants and trees and have them delivered on site the same day by our own transport. Given enough notice we can grow plants to contract, allowing us to guarantee the volume and quality of plants supplied.
“It’s inspiring to be surrounded by plants every day. What better environment is there to work in?”