Christmas trees delivered to vibrant destination

Johnsons of Whixley, one of the largest commercial nurseries in the UK, has teamed up with award-winning landscaping firm, Ground Control Ltd, to supply and install festive foliage to Spinningfields, Manchester.

Spinningfields is one of Europe’s most successful urban regeneration projects. Home to over 165 world class financial and commercial service organisations, Spinningfields is a vibrant destination with luxury international fashion brands, bars and restaurants such as Mulberry, Tattu and The Ivy.

North Yorkshire-based Johnsons’ supply of Christmas trees to Spinningfields via Ground Control Ltd, included 50 Picea Omorika (commonly known as Serbian spruce) - a medium-sized evergreen tree frequently used at Christmas because of its striking crown.

These trees were a beautiful addition to Hardman Square and installed prior to The Ivy’s launch on 27th November.

Ellie Richardson, marketing coordinator for Johnsons of Whixley, said: “It’s fantastic to be associated with such an exciting city-centre estate as well as to be working with a long-standing customer, Ground Control Ltd.”

Ground Control Ltd’s construction manager, Steven Yates, added: “Ground Control is very pleased to have carried out the hard and soft landscaping on Hardman Square. Furthermore, the trees supplied by Johnsons beautifully compliments Spinningfields’ iconic Pavilion – Manchester’s largest timber-frame building, which hosts The Ivy.”

Johnsons of Whixley, which is set to celebrate its centenary year in 2021, is one of the longest-established commercial nurseries in the UK and a trusted supplier of trees and plants to the amenity sector.


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