Specialising in specimen shrub production of key evergreen lines, Highleigh’s two sites cover 12 hectares
Highleigh’s site boasts an impressive 29 acres—making it the largest site in the Greenwood family of nurseries. Highleigh specialises in the production of 5 and 7.5L evergreens across its polytunnels, greenhouses and outdoor growing area.
We are working hard to become self-sufficient with water across all of our nurseries. At Highleigh we currently have a large 85,000 litre water tank, alongside two sophisticated wells which collect surface water to pump into the tank.
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✓ 5 to 7.5L evergreens
✓ Phormium species
✓ Field grown shrubs
✓ Highly automated potting machine
✓ 7 acres of Haygrove polytunnels
✓ Green polytunnels for shade loving plants
✓ Conveyor system
Highleigh’s largest polytunnel contains a whopping 60,000 7.5L plants, including varieties such as Viburnum, Elaeagnus × Ebbingei, Photinia × fraseri and Choisya ternata ‘Sundance’.
Emilia Tinkler has been Highleigh’s Nursery Manager since January 2020. She lists her strengths as problem solving, decision making and multitasking – all necessary for managing two such busy sites. She says she gets the best of both, being able to work in the office and outdoors at the nursery. She loves seeing every stage of plant production, from potting, through the growing stage to despatch.
Emilia is particularly proud of her reliable team, saying she is lucky to manage them. Working in all weathers on Greenwood’s largest outdoor area, they have a ‘can-do’ attitude and work without complaint in all conditions. She enjoys working with a variety of interesting, helpful people.
Emilia is particularly fond of Nandina Domstica ‘Flirt’ a compact plant with fresh vibrant foliage colour that changes during the year, from wine-red in spring, to deep green in summer, through purple and back to red again over autumn and winter. She recommends it for patio planters as well as the garden.