Farplants, the leading wholesale nursery co-operative, have become a Platinum partner of Perennial – the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture.
Perennial is a ‘lifeline’ for many, providing free and confidential advice and financial assistance to over 1,200 people every year.
Perennial have been helping horticulturalist for 180 years and Farplants are their latest Platinum partner. Farplants are a West Sussex co-operative formed of four member growers; Binsted Nursery, Fleurie Nursery, Toddington Nursery and Walberton Nursery. At the height of the season the group can employee over 300 people in a wide range of roles and specialisms.
Brett Avery, Farplants managing director, said: “Perennial is a wonderful charity providing vital support when people need it the most. I am delighted to be able to support their work whilst also helping promote their services to those who might need them.
"Perennial are there to support the horticultural community, not only those currently working in the industry but also for those who have retired. Their support and advice makes a real difference to people who are experiencing challenging times.”
Phil Swainston, Perennial corporate partnership manager, said: “We are delighted that Farplants are our latest Perennial Partner and will be working with us to help spread the word to people working in horticulture that require our help. After speaking to the team at Farplants I am really impressed by the commitment they show to everyone in the industry including their own staff and customers. Farplants’ support and promotion of Perennial will help us continue our work of changing lives for the better.”