Date – 27 April 2019
Time – 10:15 am - 4:00 pm

A unique opportunity to explore the production facilities of peat free growing media producer Melcourt before an afternoon visit to Prince Charles’s organic farm at Highgrove.

Melcourt is a leading supplier of mulches, growing media, play surfaces, soil improvers, and more, based on bark, wood and other natural materials. Since it’s inception more than 35 years ago, Melcourt has developed a strong R&D ethos allowing the company to develop market-leading peat-free products that are used by many of the UK’s leading nurseries and gardens. For more information visit their website (opens an external link).

The Duchy Home Farm is part of the estate of Highgrove House, the country home of Charles, Prince of Wales. In 1985, when it was still a relatively new concept, His Royal Highness decided to convert the farm into a completely organic system.Today, it is not only a successful and viable working farm, but a flagship for the benefits of an organic, sustainable form of agriculture. The farm supplies Duchy Originals, the company The Prince of Wales set up in 1990 which is one of the UKs largest organic brands. For more information visit their website (opens an external link).

CPD Value: 4 points (Category 4).

Tickets: Members free. Non-members £5.

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Organised by the West Midlands and South Wales branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture