Two nurseries in Hereford have announced that they will be hosting a joint Open Day in March aimed at the retail industry.
Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries will hold the Herefordshire Nurseries Customer Open Day on March 9 and 10.
Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “This is the first time there has ever been a joint open day between us and Allensmore. We already work with Allensmore on joint transport, avoiding unnecessary lorry miles, and were keen to work even closer with the company.
“Between us we cover a great selection of the plant ranges a retailer may want – shrubs, herbaceous, trees, bedding, added value, Italian specimens, Italian herbs and hedging.”
The day is aimed at any plant retailer, both existing customers and those who may not have been supplied by either nursery.
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) will be offering workshops on profitable plant retailing, which will be held on both days. These seminars are being designed to present new ideas for maximising sales and profits in an ever-increasingly competitive retail market place.
Both sites will be open from 9am until 5pm each day and nursery tours will also be available. The New Plants & Trials areas at the nurseries will be open so people will be able to view the next generation of retail plant promotions.
Adam continued: “Coffee and lunch will be provided on both days promoting local Herefordshire fayre. There will also be some competitions with great prizes during the event. As well as all this there will be discounts on orders placed during the two days at each nursery.”
Meeting rooms will be available if any business wishes to hold a company meeting for their staff during the open days. Reduced room rates have also been negotiated with hotels in the area for those who wish to make it into a two day visit.
Mark Taylor, Managing Director at Allensmore Nurseries, said: “We have some very exciting new product developments for 2016 here at Allensmore and we want to show them to as many of our customers as possible.
“We are aware that time is precious to our customers and so we hope that by combining our open days with those of our near neighbours, Wyevale Nurseries, it will allow as many owners and Planteria Managers and staff as possible to visit both sites efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Individual invitations with full details of the Allensmore & Wyevale Nurseries’ Open Days will be sent to their customers in early January.