Aldingbourne, Chichester

Greenwood’s first site in Sussex, Aldingbourne is the ‘despatch hub’, home to the operations department and specialising in root-ball trees and bare-root hedging

Aldingbourne has a special place in Greenwood’s heart. As the company’s first Sussex nursery, Aldingbourne marks the beginning of Greenwood’s expansion in the South East.

With three acres, this site is Greenwood’s smallest and is shortly to undergo modernisation. Despite this, it is one of our busiest and most important sites. Aldingbourne is integral to Greenwood’s premium service as the hub for operations, responsible for all despatch, incoming goods and order holding.

As part of Greenwood’s vision to be the UK’s leading amenity nursery, Aldingbourne’s despatch facility is currently being relocated to the Fresh Acre Nursery. The current site will become a display area for large and semi-mature trees, building on its current specialisms in root-ball trees, bare-root hedging, topiary trees and Italian imports.


✓ Root-ball trees

✓ Bare-root hedging

✓ Topiary

✓ Italian imports


✓ Despatch

✓ Order holding

✓ Specimens

✓ Stock for architect inspections

Did you know?

Aldingbourne’s record is having 23 lorries ready for despatch in one morning.

Team Leader



Pawel Szczepanik is Aldingbourne’s Outdoor and Despatch Manager. Pawel is most proud of his fantastic team and cites their excellent teamwork as one of the primary reasons he enjoys working at the nursery so much – the other, of course, is being surrounded by plants. A strong team is essential, because their job is so fundamental: ensuring despatch is punctual, even for orders with short notice, is a hallmark of Greenwood’s premium customer service.

Pawel’s favourite plant is Nandina domestica, an ornamental plant also known as heavenly or sacred bamboo. He loves both the shape and colours of this elegant evergreen, which boasts green and bronze foliage, star-shaped white flowers and vivid red fruit. Some cultivars have wonderful fiery red foliage in the cooler seasons.

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