The family business with a personal touch...
For over 50 years Pentland Plants have been growing plants and expanding our garden centre just south of Edinburgh. We are a family run business which we think gives us a more personal touch than some of the larger chains.
We sow, root and grow all our own bedding and basket plants so no-one can beat us for quality, value and choice of varieties as we produce over 40 million on our nurseries each year! We also visit Europe regularly throughout the year to source the best quality and value in outdoor plants to offer you.
Our own on-site garden centre gives us an opportunity to showcase and trial new products at a retail level. We are a completely independent company and are therefore impartial in selecting the very best varieties from numerous breeders based on real conditions and sales.
We have 3 seed sowing machines two Hamiltons and this
Blackmore which are all ideal for high speed, accurate sowing.
Our high tech glasshouses are climate controlled by
our Hoogendorn system with screens to keep the heat in at night
or the strong sun off the plant during the days.
All our trays are fully gapped up making mechanical
transplanting quick and easy. Orders are collected from the benches
and taken to dispatch. Our Computer system tracks each tray so we
can find them when the are ready.
Depending on the size of the order we can pack plug
trays in boxes to be sent by overnight carrier, or for larger quantities,
on trolleys, or stillages in our own transport.
We produce over 40 million plants each year but hope we still have the personal touch and keep in touch with customers throughout the busy season.
When the bedding season is quiet
we keep busy by growing a crop of up to 120,000 Poinsettias, quite
a change from plugs!
Pentland, we are constantly upgrading our knowledge base and travel worldwide sourcing new and improved varieties that will perform in the UK environment.
We hold indoor comparative trials at our nursery in Loanhead which we open to visitors bi-annually. Our next trials will be 9am-3pm 19th – 21st July 2017. Invitations to our comparative trials will be sent out Spring 2017.
We trial many new and exciting varieties as well as our catalogued varieties for staff and visitors to assess and compare. We feel that these trials are unique in the UK as they showcase not only our catalogued varieties, they include alternative varieties from six international breeders for comparison side by side.