Langlands buys new 14-acre site

Langlands new site at Westholme Farm, Holme on Spalding Moor.
Langlands new site at Westholme Farm, Holme on Spalding Moor.

As part of its continuing expansion, Shiptonthorpe-based Langlands Nurseries has acquired a new 14-acre dedicated growing site at Holme on Spalding Moor.

Langlands currently raise more than a third of the plants they sell in specialised covered areas at their Shiptonthorpe site.

By moving growing operations to the new site’s glasshouses it is hoped this figure can be increased to around 90% of all plants sold.

In addition, this will free up space at Shiptonthorpe to allow for improvement and development of the garden centre and catering facilities.

James Ducker, director at Langlands Nurseries, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to get back to our roots.

“With the glasshouses at HOSM, Langlands will be able to grow a much wider variety and volume of plants in-house.

“This is good news for our customers and for the environment, and a pretty exciting prospect for us as a company, as you can imagine.”

Ian Ducker, James’ cousin and also a director at Langlands, added: “We’ve recently hired a highly skilled nursery manager to help us to plan and implement our expansion at our new site.”