Date – 6 September 2019
Time – 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where – The Arium, Thorner Lane, Whinmoor, LS14 3FB. View Map

Northern Branch invites CIH members, PGG Members and Landscape Institute Members to a visit to The Arium, Thorner Lane, Whinmoor, LS14 3FB Friday 6th September 2019, 10:30 for 11:00, for an insider guided tour of Leeds City Council Parks new production and retail sales unit on Friday 6th September.

When the Council needed to close Redhall Nursery in favour of development they countered current local authority convention of farming out production.  Planning and building the new Arium glasshouse production facility gave the opportunity for a fresh start.  “Seventy years of experience has taught us exactly what we wanted from a new nursery and we couldn’t be happier.” The most modern technology and production systems were incorporated, and now it’s in production.

The huge high walled glasshouse is subdivided into 4 climate-controlled zones capable of producing more than 3 million plants per annum.  State of the art hygiene, benching, rainwater conservation and production efficiency will form some of the elements of our tour.  And it’s live: spring bedding will be in production for this autumn visit.

The adjacent retail plants and sundries outlet with large indoor garden shop and restaurant will form part of the tour.

Coffee beforehand and lunch afterwards available in the restaurant, before driving to the afternoons visit.

The afternoon visit has been arranged to York Gate Gardens in Leeds on Friday 6th September 2019 at 1:30pm.  York Gate Garden is part of Perennial, the Gardeners Royal Benevolent Fund, and visits to the garden support this important charity.  The garden covers an area of one acre but is divided into fourteen ‘garden rooms’ thus providing ideas for smaller spaces.

CPD Value: 4 points

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To book your place please via email by 16th August:  Northern@horticulture.org.uk 

Organised by the Northern branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture