Over the last two decades at R&L Holt we have worked closely with Evesham Vale Growers, and we have four locations where we grow our tomatoes in the Evesham area.
1979 – Head Office, Sandylands Nurseries
We began back in 1979 with a typical market gardening site with indoor and outdoor crops. It was developed over the years and had four glasshouses up until 2013 called Tom, Dick, Harry and Fred.
2004 – Hornsfield Nurseries
Manufactured in the Winter of 2004/5 this site is located just outside the village of Badsey.
This was our first site where the ‘NFT Hanging Gutter’ was installed and used for our crops, allowing them to grow vertically.
Now into its 16th season this site is still extremely efficient with a biomass boiler for heating and has roof mounted solar. We use pure CO2 from our partners anaeobic digestor plant.
2009 – Springhill Nurseries
Springhill Nurseries is situated between Pershore and Evesham. Built in 2009 this 5Ha glasshouse site has seen multiple changes.
In 2013 Vale Green Energy built an anerobic digester and in 2017 a steam biomass boiler plant was installed to produce heat and power.
Now into its 11th season this sustainable site continues to produce tomatoes from March to December.
2019 – La Serra
La Serra was established in the Winter of 2018 and was first planted in 2019. This site has two blocks designed for production all year round.
With hybrid lighting with both Top LED and Inter-lighting the site is powered by CHP via a Biogas Anearobic Digestor and a Solar Farm.