Solar power project gets the green light

Solar power project gets the green light

One of our core business aims is to reduce our carbon footprint and take action against climate change. Accordingly, we continue to invest in projects that safeguard and progress horticulture, as well as benefit the environment.   A new investment has been made in a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the office to generate electricity for the business from the sun’s energy.… read more

Categories: Environment, General News

Staff enter Great South Run in memory of former colleague

Staff enter Great South Run in memory of former colleague

Staff from Tangmere Airfield Nurseries will be competing in the Great South Run 10 mile event on 26th October to raise money for charity in memory of their friend and colleague, Chris Cook. Chris was a key member of the growing team, a keen sportsman and is sorely missed. The team of 9 staff and friends will be putting their best foot forward to join 25,000 runners taking part in the popular event,… read more

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Celebrating Organic September

Celebrating Organic September

With hard work comes great reward. We couldn’t have really asked for a better year as a grower, however the very hot weather made the pest control a bit of a struggle, meaning we couldn’t quite take full advantage of such a good summer - but that’s all part of the challenge of growing organically. It’s a great feeling though, when the hard work, patience (and a bit of good fortune)… read more

Categories: Environment, General News

Our First Open Farm Sunday - What a fantastic day!

Our First Open Farm Sunday - What a fantastic day!

This was the first year the nursery had participated in Open Farm Sunday – an initiative setup by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) to showcase British farming. It’s also nearly a decade since the nursery last opened to the public so there was a great sense of occasion – a mix of anticipation and excitement. Mark Knight, Technical Crops Manager said of the event: “As it… read more

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Celebrating Year of Horticulture with a Royal Visit at South of England Show

Celebrating Year of Horticulture with a Royal Visit at South of England Show

This year the Society’s chosen theme was a ‘Celebration of Horticulture’ and Tangmere Airfield Nurseries were invited to take part in a special exhibit ‘Windows of Horticulture’ - nine varied displays demonstrating the best from horticulture specialists in the South East. Located in the Flower Marquee, Tangmere’s display featured aspects of biocontrol and irrigation… read more

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Open Farm Sunday - Join us on 8th June

Open Farm Sunday - Join us on 8th June

Sunday 8 June 2014 is Open Farm Sunday and Tangmere Airfield Nurseries are opening their gates to visitors, for what promises to be both a fascinating and enjoyable day out for the whole family. Open Farm Sunday is a nationwide event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) to showcase British farming. It supports the growing interest by consumers in buying British and the increasing demand… read more

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