Baginton Nurseries - UK Grown Quality Plants for Trade


Caring for the Environment

Baginton's Environmental Policy Statement

Baginton Nurseries Ltd recognises and accepts that certain procedures for the protection of the environment are now a fundamental factor of any long-term business development plan. We actively seek to reduce our impact on the environment in the production and distribution of our plant products.

Our policy for good environmental management practice is demonstrated by our commitment to:

  • Use of recycled and recyclable packaging where available.
  • Use of natural biological control methods for pest and disease control where technically possible.
  • Use of only the least environmentally harmful chemicals where chemical control becomes absolutely necessary, due to economic or efficacy factors.
  • Comply with all legislation under the Control of Pesticides Regulations Act 1986, and the Code of Practice for the safe use of pesticides on farms and holdings, concerning the safe and environmentally friendly storage, use and disposal of pesticides.
  • Optimise the use of fuel by computerised control.
  • Use of controlled release fertiliser (only where fertiliser is necessary) to prevent excessive nutrient leaching.
  • Carry out efficient irrigation of all crops to conserve water and minimise pollution run-off risk.
  • Reuse pots, trays and packaging where possible.
  • Use the DIF techniques to regulate plant growth (this involves using different day and night temperature, not growth regulants).
  • Recycle cardboard, polystyrene, plastic and paper.
  • Use of air circulation fans in the glasshouses to improve the cultural environment reducing the need for chemical usage.

Baginton's Peat Reduction Strategy

 “At Baginton’s we are endeavouring to reduce our Human footprint wherever possible.

 We are committed to a peat reduction strategy, and are currently using 40% peat reduced compost.

 From Spring 2015 we intend to be using 40% reduced peat compost and a continued reduction towards 50% in 2016”

Jack Olds (Production Manager).

Peat Reduced Compost 


Celcote water managament additive is now incorporated in our compost, reducing our water usage. 

Water Savings

In the initial 24 hours after watering, Celcote reduces the loss by 50% and continues to retain more water for days.  The retained water is freely available to the plant.  This effect produces an overall saving in water usage of up to 25%.


Reduced Watering Frequency

Slower drying out of the compost means reduced frequency of watering which produces savings in labour costs.  Water applied to Celcote treated compost re-wets even after drying due to its hydophilic properties.  The water is evenly spread throughout the compost, avoiding dry spots.


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