One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries recently played host to 60 landscape architect students from the University of Gloucestershire (April 2022).
The students were given a tour of Wyevale Nurseries and learnt about the day-to-day running of the business.
Ian Wright, Commercial Sales Director at Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford, said: “We were thrilled to welcome the students from the University of Gloucestershire. We gave them a guided tour of the nursery and spoke to them about the production of containerised and open ground shrubs and trees, as well as how Landscape architects can work more effectively with Landscape contractors and nurseries.
“It was great to see the students who were interested and engaged in all we had to show them. We are big on promoting careers in horticulture to the younger generation including apprenticeships with us and our management trainee programme, so we hope the tour inspired them.”
Wyevale Nurseries’ product selection is envied across the industry and the talented team regularly introduces new, award-winning plant varieties.
Its main business is to supply garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners with a comprehensive array of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants.
Bill Burford, Academic Subject leader for Architecture, Construction and Environment at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Wyevale Nurseries for hosting our students, providing expertise on how to specify and design with plants, as well as inspiring them to work with the plant nursery industry more effectively as professionals when they get jobs in the profession.
“Through this visit, post pandemic, we have rekindled an historic working relationship between the two organisations, and we look forward to working closely with Wyevale Nurseries in the future.
For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, please call 01432 845 200 or visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk.