Getting the Glasshouses Ready for Planting

Getting the Glasshouses Ready for Planting

With the last of the British peppers picked, you might expect a lull, a time to go away on holiday maybe, but no, the reality is as soon as we have finished, we are busy again, getting ready for the new growing season. The nursery becomes a hive of activity with all of the glasshouses being emptied then cleaned rigorously. The team effort needed to manage this operation, followed by the planting… read more

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NFU President visits Tangmere

NFU President visits Tangmere

Minette Batters, the president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) visited the nursery last week together with horticulture policy adviser, Lee Abbey, and horticulture adviser, Rupert Weaver. John Hall of The West Sussex Growers’ Association led the visit around members’ nurseries, which also included Hills Plants and Vitacress Herbs to showcase the high standards of horticultural… read more

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From Farm to Fork, schoolchildren enjoy food and farming day

From Farm to Fork, schoolchildren enjoy food and farming day

A total of 2,400 children from 58 primary schools across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and Surrey attended the Connect with the Countryside Day on Thursday 12th July. With links to the National Curriculum, the event celebrates learning that has taken place throughout the academic year with a range of fun, hands-on activities in four special themed zones. Organised annually by the South of England Agricultural… read more

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Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

This year, Tangmere opened its gates for the third time and welcomed 1,515 visitors for a glorious sun-filled Open Farm Sunday. We had a fantastic 23% increase in visitors compared to our second year of opening in 2016. The feedback from visitors was wonderfully positive. Mark Knight, Tangmere Crops Manager said: “We were delighted to see people of all ages, interested in visiting… read more

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Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

The visit is part of the ‘Thriving Through Venture’ volunteer programme which involves 16 to 18 year olds in Wiltshire and Swindon. The programme will teach these young volunteers how to work together as a team in their local communities, and also with fellow young people in the community of Gunjur, The Gambia, building on the long relationship that the town of Marlborough, Wiltshire has… read more

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Students explore the science of horticulture

Students explore the science of horticulture

This spring term, we hosted 23 A-level students from St Philip Howard School. The aim of these visits is to help illustrate key topics such as Photosynthesis and Integrated Pest Control Systems within the glasshouse environment. The  students also have a chance to see the onsite electricity generating station - an efficient farming system that uses the waste heat and carbon dioxide… read more

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