By Growers, For Growers
Angus Davison founded Haygrove in 1987 growing a hectare of strawberries for a university project, near Ledbury in Herefordshire.
In 1991, Angus was fed up with losing his strawberry crop to summer rain and decided to import some basic polytunnels from Spain.
The polytunnels weren’t the complete disaster that his friends and family had predicted but they did need strengthening to survive the British weather. Neighbouring farms started asking Haygrove to supply them with polytunnels too!
The polytunnels not only provided protection but also meant berries could now be grown for a longer season. Supermarkets and grocers were delighted that they could offer customers low-food mile, fresh berries consistently for a longer period.
In 2010, we decided to channel our knowledge into a polytunnel which could be installed in gardens, bringing all the benefits of a field-scale system directly to people’s homes. The Haygrove Garden Tunnel was born!
Since then, both the berry farming and the polytunnel enterprises have continued to innovate, learn and grow.
Today, we grow berries and cherries on farms in the UK, South Africa, Portugal and China and supply field-scale polytunnels to the best growers of over 30 crops in more than 50 countries around the world.
We have also supplied over 2000 Garden Tunnels to gardens, allotments, smallholdings, nurseries, schools and community projects.