At this free-to-attend event next week, you’ll find our Green Mile Trees team on Stand FR511 at the NEC. On show with our trees, hedging, instant screening and specimen shrubs in this arena for the first time, visitors to the Farm Business Innovation Show and our stand will be able to discuss and explore how to best use trees as shelterbelt, screens and wildlife corridors, maximising the impact and benefits of planting on their land, estates and small holdings.
Catch up with the Green Mile Trees on Stand FR511 at the Farm Business Innovation Show at the NEC, running from 6-7 November 2019. Doors open from 10am-5pm. Get your free tickets here.
The wedding ceremony between singer Ellie Goulding and her partner Caspar Jopling took place at York Minster on Saturday 31 August 2019 with the celebrations continuing at Castle Howard, Malton. Trees supplied by Green Mile Trees were guests of honour at this celebrity wedding celebration. Alongside the beautiful flowers and greenery supplied by Dorset-based florists Tattie Rose Flowers were punctuating statements of our Betula Pendula, Acer Campestre and Acer Emerald Queen, straight from our nursery in Nottinghamshire.
The foliage, height and bark interest of the trees were chosen to blend and complement the floral choices that continued Ms Goulding’s dress and pearl floral themes. Vanloads of flowers and greenery arrived outside York Minster in the run-up to the ceremony, with the Tattie Rose Flowers team decorating the cathedral prior to the arrival of the impressive guest list. In attendance were showbiz pals of the couple including Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Joe Wicks, Jimmy Carr and Princess Beatrice.
Ellie and Caspar tied the knot at 3pm. The couple had been engaged for one year prior to the event.
Alongside the trees were hundreds of white blooms and an archway of greenery fashioned from white hydrangeas and white wildflowers which was matched by the silvery-white bark of the birches supplied by Green Mile Trees.
Fresh on our successes at Four Oaks Trade Show, we turn our show plans now to the Nottinghamshire agricultural event: Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2019. The venue changes every year for the event which has been an annual extravaganza since 1855. This year’s location is at Thoresby Estate.
Once again, you can expect to find the Green Mile Trees team, flanked by their mature trees, hedging and topiary alongside a whole host of displays for the agricultural and farming enthusiast.
The largest agricultural one-day show in Nottinghamshire takes place on Saturday 28 September 2019. An important date in the agricultural calendar, visitors can explore the world of horse ploughing from its early traditions to modern day developments, with a variety of livestock, displays and other trade stands to inspire and interest – as well as horse and dog shows, competitions and events along the way.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2019: Book online
Earlybird adult tickets available online until midnight on Mon 23 Sept 2019. Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2019 takes place on Saturday 28th September 2019 from 8am at Thoresby Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG22 9EQ
Standing proud at UK’s top horticultural trade show this September
The show of all shows in the horticultural trade is almost here again. On 3-4 September 2019, the nursery, grower and garden retail trade descends on Four Oaks Nurseries in Cheshire for the 49th year.
Find us outside on OP26
The 23 acre nursery has a covered area of over 17,000 square metres and open pitches on its periphery for larger displays. And that means larger trees! Once again, you will find us on OP26 with a spread of hedging, topiary and large trees for landscapes and private gardens across the country. We’ll be selecting a representative array of screening and structural options in heavy standard and semi-mature trees from our container tree production, as well as instant hedging and topiary options for a powerful garden statement.
Trees, Topiary, Hedging and Specimen Shrubs
So, if you’re sourcing trees, topiary, hedging and specimen shrubs, you’ll be at Four Oaks Trade Show 2019. It’s our tenth year on show, and it never fails to impress – a fantastic opportunity for growers and suppliers to get together and meet with clients, prospects and associates in one all-encompassing event.
Please come over to OP26 this September 2019 – expect your usual warm welcome from the Green Mile Trees team!
FOUR OAKS TRADE SHOW 2019: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU. Doors open 9am on both days – close at 5pm on Tuesday, 4.30pm on Wednesday.
We are selecting and prepping in earnest for this year’s Green Mile Trees stand at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019. Taking place from 5-9 June 2019, we will be taking up residence, accompanied by our large trees, topiary and screening options, on Stand CHW/227.
With stock grown on our North Nottinghamshire nursery, we’re perfectly positioned in the region and are looking forward once again to meeting gardeners, home and estate owners and garden enthusiasts who will attend the popular Derbyshire-based RHS event. This marks our third outing at the Event and we hope to meet past visitors, new faces and some of our happiest garden customers who are already enjoying some Green Mile Trees in their own landscapes.
Trees, hedging, topiary, shrubs for screening, boundary or that statement impact – we have the trees you need for your garden or landscape, right in the heart of the Midlands. And we’ll have a representative selection of each of these on show on Stand CHw/227 to give you some planting inspiration this year.
We’ll be here for part of the Easter weekend so we just wanted to confirm our opening hours. Please note however that we can only conduct visits that have been pre-arranged, so please ensure you have called prior to your visit to book your appointment with Paul or a member of the team.
Easter Opening Times
Sunday – closed
Monday – closed
Tuesday 23rd – back to normal 8am-4pm
General Opening Times
Our normal opening times resume on Tuesday 23 April. These are:
Adding to our events calendar this year, we will be on show for the first time at the Farm Business Innovation Show in November 2019 at NEC. A free-to-attend event for anyone with an interest in the agricultural world, the Green Mile Trees team will be in attendance on Stand FR511.
Riding on the back of a healthy growing season, the Green Mile Trees team is ready to take on all that this year’s lifting season may bring. And that means we have a full stock list for your selection – mature trees, instant hedging, topiary, pleached trees – ready for landscape planting.
For the latest full stocklist – bare root and container trees – visit our Stocklist page. We’ll be keeping our subscribed trade customers informed by email too – if you want to stay in the loop, you can add your details here.
Yes, that time again and hopefully this year’s Southwell Ploughing Match and Show won’t be hampered by the weather (*sunshine, please!). The Green Mile Trees team will be on hand with our mature trees, hedging and topiary on show for agricultural enthusiasts on Saturday 29 September 2018.
If you’re interested in a veritable feast of agricultural excellence (with horses, ploughing matches and local food, crafts and shopping), join us and over 10,000 visitors at the end of the month.
Southwell Ploughing Match and Show 2018
Saturday 29th September 2018 from 8.30am to 6.00pm, Little Carlton, Newark, NG23 6BX
Paul and the team are looking forward to seeing you this year 🙂
Yes. It’s that time again. If you’re in horticulture, you’ll be at Four Oaks. And so will we – usual place, OP26. Find out on their website about all that this year’s Four Oaks Trade Show has in store and then see for yourself on 4-5 September 2018.
Nine years we’ve been doing this. And it’s always a treat to catch up with the cream of the horticultural industry, its exhibitors, visitors, suppliers and colleagues.
With the backdrop of the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, the show area covers an area of 17,000m² under glass. We’ll be where we’re most at home – outside, braving the UK elements on our outside pitch OP26. This means more room and fresh air for our trees, specimens, instant hedging (and the team!).
We’ll be waiting. Look forward to you dropping by!
We are very honoured to say that we get a lot of lovely feedback from our wonderful customers. Subsequently, when the kind comments refer to individuals, we feel that we should share their achievements to a wider audience. We’re extremely proud of our hard working and knowledgeable staff and this recent email we received shows why.
“Good Morning Green Mile Trees,
After searching the internet for mature trees, we decided on using your Company, being more local to our home. We made an appointment to visit your business and, on arrival, we were greeted by the most pleasant and obliging person. He could not have been more helpful. He introduced himself as Paul and we knew from his manner we had chosen the right Company. With his help, the trees were duly chosen.
A very pleasant young lady telephoned to arrange delivery and to take our payment – again a straightforward procedure.”
Once the trees arrived the customer continued to be impressed;
“The final chapter to the experience was when the trees arrived. The driver called Frazer was again tarred with the same brush, as he was the most helpful person you could ever wish for. His manner and personality was second to none – a rare commodity today. I am sending this email because I want your Company to know what brilliant staff they have and, it’s staff like this, that makes shopping a pleasant experience and obviously being the ambassadors to your firm, you can only get repeated business.
Keep up the good work”
David, Judith and Family
A big pat on the back for Paul and Fraser, and indeed all of our staff, for their continued efforts. As a company we believe in always doing our very best for our customers and are grateful for each and every order that we receive.
Please take a look at some of the other great things that our customers have been kind enough to say about us in our what our customers say section.
The excitement of exhibiting at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show hasn’t quite subsided yet, but we’re back at the nursery in Retford, Nottinghamshire and following up on all the interest we received from the Show. For all of those who visited us on the stand, we’d like to extend a big thank-you – we had so many fantastic comments about the stock, particularly the stunning pleached backdrop of Liquidambar, Eleagnus and Carpinus we created. We hope to see images of our trees in YOUR gardens and landscapes soon – please share your comments with us, either by email or on our Facebook page.
Gallery: Green Mile Trees at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2018
As we prepare for our display at the forthcoming RHS Chatsworth Flower Show which takes place from 6-10 June 2018, it’s always a dilemma to select which of our 50,000 trees to take with us. So this year, we thought we’d rustle up some aerial footage, taken from a drone, just so that we can show all the ones we have back in our North Nottinghamshire nursery.
Trees, hedging, topiary, shrubs for screening, boundary or that statement impact – there’s the trees you need for your garden or landscape, right in the heart of the Midlands.
Our Nursery Manager and all-round Green Mile Trees “front man” Paul Haste has reached a 13 years milestone this month for his time working with us at GMT. Over these 13 years, the stock has increased dramatically in range and number and the continued success of the business has been very much at the forefront of Paul’s work ethic across the years.
Paul – you’re a firm favourite at GMT with staff and customers alike – and we’d like to thank you for all your hard work, efforts and humour over the past 13 years – here’s to the next 13!
Paul Haste: 13 Years of Nursery Production, Sales and Business Development: THANK YOU!
Most people don’t get to see trees on the nursery. That’s why sometimes, we have to bring them to you! This year, we are attending three events across the calendar – one for the private estate, home owner and landscaper; one for the trade buyer and one for the landowner and agricultural fraternity.
Dates for your Green Mile Trees Diary 2018
RHS Chatsworth – Chatsworth House, Derbyshire DE45 1PN – 6-10th June 2018 – Book tickets here
Four Oaks Trade Show – Four Oaks Nurseries, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DU – 4-5th September 2018 – Find out more here
Southwell Ploughing Match & Show – Nottinghamshire, NG23 6DZ – Date to be confirmed
We have a great team behind us at Green Mile Trees, working for a long-established, professional family business, growing and maintaining trees, shrubs, hedging and topiary.
RECRUITING NOW FOR:
GENERAL NURSERY OPERATIVE
We are looking to add to our production team. If you relish the chance to work outdoors, have a full driving license, can operate and maintain machinery and are not afraid of hard, physical work in all weathers. please get in touch. For a full job description and further information, please email us. **FEBRUARY 2018**
If you are looking for a career in horticulture, love working outdoors and aren’t afraid of the physical work involved in growing, lifting and caring for large trees – get in touch now.
Whilst we know it is impressive to stand on the nursery, marvelling at lines and lines of superb large trees as far as the eye can see, you might not be able to picture the difference just one or two of these fine specimens might make in a finished garden or landscape. That’s why we’re sharing one of our latest collaborations – trees grown, selected and supplied by Green Mile Trees to one of our landscaper customers.
Create a screen, plant a boundary, make a statement – selecting and planting mature trees gives you the instant impact and quick establishment that you need for your clients.
Create a screen, plant a boundary, make a statement: Mature Trees
A strong relationship between grower and landscaper
We work closely with a number of garden designers and landscapers. These photos show how a strong relationship between the landscape designer and grower can achieve great results. The majority of these plants and trees have been supplied by Green Mile Trees over the past 10 years – expertly maintained by one of our long-standing landscaper clients, All Year Ground.
First class mature trees for first class landscapes
Looking for inspiration for your landscape or garden client? Here are a few varieties that are firm favourites with our landscaper and design customers. You can always check out our Showcase and download a stocklist for the full picture:
A new event in the RHS calendar and in a spectacular setting in the grounds of Chatsworth House, we were privileged to be able to display our mature trees at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this month (7-11 June 2017). A fantastic opportunity to meet so many garden enthusiasts at once, we really enjoyed the experience plus there was a superb array of stalls, stands and displays of interest.
Hard work, this exhibition lark…!
We were greeted by a healthy amount of visitors to have a look at our larger trees in containers, with some faces we knew and some we were meeting for the first time. Topics on people’s lips were hedge planting and mature tree planting – both of which we could cater for. Our Cornus Kousa ‘Milky Way’ shrub was a real head-turner and drew a large amount of interest from those passing by.
The UK weather threw everything at us – rain, high winds and a fair spattering of sunshine – but overall, the UK horticultural world shone brightly – particularly those designers and landscapers who created some stunning gardens. We would also like to extend our hearty congratulations to Lee Bestall for winning a Silver Gilt for his excellent planting scheme, too.
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 | A chance to share our range of large trees
You can find us right in the heart of the brand new RHS Chatsworth Show from 7-11 June 2017 on Stand CHW/241. Everything you’d expect from your trusted grower and supplier of large container trees for gardens, estates and landscapes – and always a little bit more. Meet Chris, Xanthe, Paul and the team and find out how we will fit it all in! Large container trees, topiary, hedging, shrubs and conifers – a real “tall” order! We hope to see you at the show.
Watering trees for long-lasting healthy establishment
You’ve invested in some beautiful trees, lovingly planted them. Now what? Don’t give into one of the biggest causes of tree failure by leaving your trees to fend for themselves once they’re in the ground. Like most things in life, they need a little commitment in their early days and this will pay you back with healthy, well-established trees in the long run. All they need from you is a little time, water and consideration.
We’ve come up with the Three Ws of Watering:
If you’ve planted during the winter, there is usually little need to water. If it’s spring and your new tree is in full leaf, water it at least once a week. A good rule of thumb is four cans per square metre. This will give you a thorough wet tree zone around the roots. You can usually tell by feeling how damp the soil is around the tree – if it’s been a really dry spell, you may want to up it to a twice weekly soak. Don’t just rely on rainfall as it may not be absorbed by the soil. Make sure you scrape back any leaves or mulch and feel the soil to check. Reduce the water in your tree’s 2nd and 3rd years to encourage its roots to support themselves.
Know your soil type too, as that has an effect on the absorption of your watering by the soil around your tree’s roots. Exposed sites with sandy soil? A little thirstier than a sheltered clay soil site.
A thick organic mulch layer (10-15cm) will help keep the moisture where it’s needed – think bark chips or compost. You get bonus nutrients seeping in from this organic matter and it helps suppress the weeds, too. No competition for water, please!
For the full lowdown on aftercare, check our Help and FAQ section.
As you know, we are open by appointment only throughout the week and Saturday mornings. As Easter approaches, we are open this week until Thursday 13th April as usual. On Friday 14th, we’re open from 8am to midday, Saturday 15th from 8am to midday and we are closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Normal service resumes on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
What happens on a tree nursery in February? Plenty.
Our lifting season has been a busy one, with countless birch, oaks and ornamental cherries making up the bulk of our daily lifting plans.
A superb skill for our nursery to boast, and with the pick of the stock to choose from, we’ve also been prepping and taming our pleached trees into frames, ready to fulfil the continued demand we have been enjoying across all of our pleached varieties so far this season.
The new container unit is ready to take on its new tenants so we have been picking and potting and preparing the lines for the new tree stocks.
An endless cycle of pick, pot and plant, we have a new field to prepare. Looks a lonely place right now but come the Spring, our newly planted stock will take pride of place. Onwards and upwards!
As the first of our field-grown trees are being lifted by the Green Mile nursery team, it seems the perfect time to show you around the nursery in its full autumn glory. The team will soon be out in force, but in the meantime, have a sneak peek around GMT HQ in Nottinghamshire in our latest Youtube video.
We’ve a little update on some development news too – plans are afoot. You can view our latest drive-by Youtube upload:
The Green Mile Trees Roadshow | Southwell Ploughing Match 2016
Hot on the heels of our horticultural excursion to Four Oaks Trade Show and some excellent networking and business opportunities, we are on the road again this week. But this time, we’re heading deep into agriculture at the Southwell Ploughing Match and Show, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire. An ever-present event now in our show calendar, we’ll be setting up our backdrop of big trees and welcoming visitors on Saturday 24 September.
The event, an agricultural feast for the family and all fans of the rural life, the show encompasses horses, ploughing matches and local food, crafts and shopping. We’re expecting over 10,000 visitors to “trot” past our trade stand if past shows are anything to go by.
Picture courtesy of Southwell Agricultural Society
Picture courtesy of Southwell Agricultural Society
As proud new BALI Affiliate members of BALI – British Association of Landscape Industries, we continue to grow and supply the best Britishtrees for the best British landscapers. To herald this fact, we’ve gained some coverage in the landscaping press. Thanks to BALI News for the write-up and support – the first of many, we hope!
Pruning, caning, tying and a full programme of tree husbandry is under our belts already this Summer. We’d better get busy and start shouting about all the fantastic stock we have here on the nursery, right?!
Where shall we start? How about the Four Oaks Trade Show on the 6-7th September 2016 in Macclesfield.
We’ve been exhibiting at the show for 7 years and will once again be taking up our outside pitch forming a glorious backdrop for the show-of-all-shows in the UK horticultural calendar. At the Cash and Carry of the same name, the Four Oaks Show is a commercial horticultural show now in its 46th year. In the immediate sights of the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope, the show area covers an area of 17,000m² under glass but it’s outside where you’ll find us on Stand OP26. More room, fresh air, and a whole host of our stunning stock and specimens to showcase. And you get Chris, Xanthe and Paul from the Green Mile team as an added bonus!
We’ll be there to talk all things Tree on the 6th and 7th September. You can’t miss Green Mile Trees – we stand head-and-shoulders above the rest!
The Green Mile Trees team have been busy these past few weeks, both on the nursery and in preparation for some super shows and exhibitions across the horticultural calendar. Fresh from our presence at the East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead Abbey, we’re already gearing up for forthcoming events and we will have more opportunities to showcase our trees and stock to agricultural and horticultural audiences.
The East Midlands Flower Show is set in the grounds of the picturesque Abbey and we were blessed with decent weather to bring out the crowds and make the Show a great success.
We supplied them with these beautiful 20-25 Betula Jacquemontii. The bark was cleaned and painted here at Green Mile Trees and then transported to Chelsea. Here’s a few photos we wanted to share with you!
Ever wondered what we look like close-up? Here’s a little snapshot – 40 seconds of drive-by, deep in the tree lines in Nottinghamshire. Can you spot one of our Green Mile clan in the background halfway through?
Nov 2019: “Thank you very much for delivering our tree today, and a big thank you to the two men who helped Roy to plant it – we were very grateful.” Sep 2019: “The guys did really well and everyone has said how amazing the trees look! Thank you.”