Clockhouse Nursery becomes latest Platinum Perennial Partner

Clockhouse Nursery, an independent and family-run nursery and garden centre in Enfield, is the latest horticulture business to join Perennial’s Partner membership scheme as a Platinum Partner. The nursery is owned by David Mills and prides itself on offering professional and amateur gardeners alike a broad selection of plants, mostly grown on-site, bulbs, seeds and garden sundries. Robbie Cave, who has worked at the nursery for a number of years and who has supported Perennial in the past, says:

“We have been in Enfield providing quality plants at affordable prices, for amateur & professional gardeners since 1928. We understand how difficult it is to earn a living in the retail side of this industry but we also have a firm understanding that it can be even more difficult for those offering professional services too. We have seen many gardeners come and go in that time. We are often left thinking ‘I wonder what happened to….’. With this in mind, we feel that the help provided by Perennial for those who have found themsleves in need, is extremely valuable and that we would like to contribute to this marvellous charity in some way. Becoming a Perennial Partner was an obvious solution. As well as helping many other charities and good causes in the past, we look forward to a future of helping folks in need from within our own industry.”

Perennial’s Development Officer, Rae Hick, visited the nursery earlier this month to present David and Robbie with the Perennial Partner certificate. She says:

“The Perennial Partner scheme is an increasingly important source of income for the only charity dedicated to looking after all horticulturists in times of need. It allows us to plan and maintain services and due to its tiered model it gives businesses of any size an affordable way to support their industry charity. We are all thrilled to welcome Clockhouse Nursery as a new Platinum Partner – their support will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people Perennial supports.”

Find out more about the Perennial Partner scheme here. And find out how Perennial helps by watching and reading some of our Personal Stories.

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