STAFF at Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating today (September 14, 2015) after their new plant Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’ won the Glee New Product Award for Best Plant, Seeds and Bulbs.
Wyevale Nurseries entered the plant, which was created with Frank P Matthews in Worcestershire, in to the award at the trade show in Birmingham and were delighted it was named as the winner today.
Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries based in Hereford, said: “We’re so thrilled that Raspberry ‘Ruby Beauty’ was named as the winning plant in the New Product Award for Best Plant, Seeds and Bulbs. It is the first ever dwarf, patio raspberry and is perfect for the modern day gardener.
“It reaches just 1m high and 50cm wide. The plant is thornless and does not need caning or support. Each plant will produce approximately 1.5kg of fantastically flavoured fruit from June onwards. We advise to plant one plant into a 10L pot or three into a 40L. It is an ideal plant for the patio, kitchen or wildlife gardens.”
Wyevale Nurseries is one of the largest family-run wholesale nurseries in the UK. It was established in 1930 by Harry Williamson, a horticulturist and entrepreneur. It became the company it is today under the leadership of his son, Peter, who sadly passed away in 2011.
The Williamsons’ saw the opportunity to sell their product to an undeveloped retail market, creating one of the first garden centres, followed by a chain. In 1987, the retail side needed to expand and the 19 garden centres were sold as a PLC.
The family then turned its focus to Wyevale Nurseries Ltd. It continues to be a family-run business with ownership and joint chairmanship currently being held by the third generation, Heather and Simeon Williamson, with plans for the fourth generation to takeover in the future.
Wyevale Nurseries has a significant product range and is regularly introducing new plants. It offers a large variety of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants to garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners.
For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, please call 01432 845 200, visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WyevaleNurs or log on to https://www.facebook.com/WyevaleNurs.