At the annual Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards this month, Shropshire’s Boningale Nurseries won the title of 2019 Supplier of Year for the Midlands and North in the coveted Grower of the Year category.
For the last 24 years, the national APL Awards have recognised excellence and the highest standards of landscape contracting in the UK, with the regional Grower of the Year category commending a nursery supplier’s commitment and contribution to the industry.
On presenting the Supplier of the Year: Midlands / North award, sponsored by Pro Landscaper UK, the judges commented: “Boningale Nurseries have been supplying quality amenity plants to the landscape industry for many years.
They are now one of the largest nurseries within the UK and one that always attempts to put itself ahead of growing trends.
A few years ago, Boningale developed award-winning green roofing products under GreenSky, part of the Boningale Limited group. They are also committed to Plant Health, having developed a management standard and piloted a plant health management system, which they hope to see rolled out to other growers.
Tom Stabler, Boningale’s Marketing Manager said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised by the APL committee in the Grower of the Year category.
"Over the last few years, we’ve not only expanded the nursery in line with our business needs, we’ve also invested significantly in R&D and technology to ensure we remain at the forefront of the traditional nursery and green roof markets.
“We are equally passionate about Plant Health, and by working with Government and the associated Trade Bodies, we have helped develop an innovative new plant health management system that will improve biosecurity and traceability for all plants traded in the UK.
“Using our UK and international growing expertise and environmental credentials, we are proud to have created a system that will set the standard for the whole of the horticulture industry.”
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