Throughout January, we developed a clever scheme to collect 1,500 Christmas trees and deliver 7,500 bags of peat free compost. With some careful route planning, we were able to make sure deliveries going to certain villages and towns coincided with Christmas tree collection requests, not only maximising efficiency but also reducing each garden centre’s carbon footprint. The Christmas trees that were collected will be chipped and used for soil improvement schemes on the Sherborne Castle Estate and throughout our garden centres.

We’re really pleased with the success of this scheme and it is something that we will hone and perfect in years to come, as we as we continue to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible, while inspiring gardener of all ages and levels of expertise to protect their little patch of the planet.