The Hedgehogs Nursery Story
In 1990 Robert Kean, a qualified landscape architect, decided to leave full-time employment to start his own landscaping design and construction company which would quickly become Hedgehogs Nursery.
Alongside this new venture, Robert wanted a wholesale plant nursery. A place to grow his own plants and trees to supply his landscape business. The back garden was requisitioned for the task, and very quickly filled with tunnels and plants grown from seeds and cuttings. Hedgehogs Nursery Garden Centre in Fife was born.
It quickly became apparent our ‘little plot of land’ packed with plants and tunnels was no longer adequate for our burgeoning business. Before we knew it Robert purchased a new site with more room, more tunnels and more glass houses, and of course – more work!
The site Robert managed to procure had had an unusual history. It had been used to manufacture bombs! The little sheds and buildings were converted to grow plants and for us to work.
At the same time as the nursery was growing so quickly. So too the landscape business. We had a good stock of plant material and the nursery was doing well. so we decided to expand the business even further and open a small garden centre.
Where do We Go Now
The local Fife Garden Centre stocked every plant we can ever need for our landscaping endeavours. But it soon became apparent that what we really needed was to extend the business. So that we can also supply all the materials associated with the industry.
- Bare root hedging
- popular shrubs for the garden
- garden compost – Jack’s Magic, John Innes
- weed control fabric
- gravels, bark and composted bark
- plant pots – heavy duty, large, durable
- seed trays, bedding plant cells, cell trays, etc
- hanging baskets
- bamboo canes
- soft fruits (raspberry canes, gooseberry) and fruit trees
- blueberry bushes and plants.
And every year the list continues to grow and the business expands to accommodate it.
Over the years we have never slowed. Our business has extended to include trade from all parts of the world: from Abdul in Kabul, to Joan and Ken in California; it has been an amazing transformation for all of us, but it doesn’t stop there…
With the help of the Internet our online shop ScotPlantsDirect is currently producing wonderful results for us too. We hope to continue to service the worldwide community with the diversity of materials that we offer, all at competitive prices.
If you can’t find what you are looking for on ScotPlantsDirect, give us a call: 01592 772274.
ScotPlantsDirect is the online trading domain of Hedgehogs Nursery Ltd.
Making your Way to Hedgehogs Nursery
If you are coming to see us our hours are 9AM to 4PM daily Monday to Friday, and 10AM to 2PM on Saturday & Sunday.
Hedgehogs Nursery, Crompton Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, Fife KY6 2SF