Johnsons of Whixley supplies colour to Culzean Castle

Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial is working alongside The National Trust of Scotland to add vibrant colour to the newly re-modelled entrance to Culzean Castle, and the surrounding country park, on the Ayrshire coast.

The Castle, and the 600-acre park that surrounds it, is The Trust’s second most popular property and attracts more than 200,000 visitors a year.

P1 Contractors appointed Johnsons to the project to ensure the exacting specification was met or exceeded.

This included the supply of 150no multi-stem betula, specimen azaleas, instant hedging, 1300no rootballed taxus, specimen taxus balls, ranging from 30cm to two-metre diameter, and ground cover shrubs.

Johnsons is working in conjunction with P1 Contractors. The total value of the contract is in excess of £70,000.

Johnsons joint managing director Iain Richardson said: “Following a keen tender process we were delighted to have been appointed to supply a variety of nursery stock to such a prestigious project.

“We are equipped to meet the demands of the project, including the requirement for an unusually large amount of taxus balls and several less common plants and shrubs.”

P1 Contractors Director Richard McMonagle: “Johnsons of Whixley were selected for the plant supply as we had great faith that they could deliver the quality required for such a project, and neither P1 nor The Trust have been disappointed.

“All parties involved are delighted with the exceptional quality of the stock supplied and we now look forward to seeing this area in flower providing a welcome splash of colour to the new entrance.”

Johnsons of Whixley is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector.

Johnsons has experience in growing plants for high-profile schemes including the Forth Road Bridge, Royal Parks, HS1 and the Athletes Village at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

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