Hardy nursery stock Panel information

Hardy nursery stock Panel information

Hardy Nursery Stock Panel

These panels consist of representatives elected by levy payers, and where appropriate, independent experts are co-opted to provide technical advice. Invitations are also extended to appropriate trade body representatives.

The schedule for the Hardy Nursery Stock Panel Meetings is currently as follows (minutes of the open session of previous meetings are available to download after they have been approved by all parties at the subsequent meeting): 





29th September 2015 Woodside Hotel, Kenilworth Passed Download
28th-29th January 2016 IPM Essen, Germany Passed


28th June 2016 AHDB Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park Passed Download
3rd November 2016 British Association of Landscape Industries, 
Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG
Passed Download
29th June 2017

British Association of Landscape Industries, Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG

Passed Download
19th October 2017 Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Ln, Leamington Spa, CV32 6Rn Passed Download
7th June 2018 Chesford Grange Hotel & Conference Centre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 2LD Passed Download
18th October 2018 Chesford Grange Hotel & Conference Centre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 2LD Passed Download
05 June 2019 James Coles Nurseries 624 Uppingham Rd, Leicester LE7 9QB Pending


16th October 2019  AHDB Headquarters, Stoneleigh Park Pending  Pending 

For more information about panel meeting arrangements please contact Georgina Key


Panel Representation

If you are an existing Panel member and wish to advise us of a change in your contact details, please click here 

Name (click for contact details)


Martin Emmett

PANEL CHAIR and Board member, Binsted Nursery

Resource management scientist - Ornamentals

Wayne Brough

Knowledge Exchange Manager - Ornamentals



Elected members representing the interests of growers

Hossein Arshadi

Trees and Shrubs

Hillier Nurseries, Ampfield House, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire,  SO51 9PA


T: 01794 368733

Alastair Hazell (Vice Chair) Shrubs and Climbers 

Darby Nursery Stock Ltd, Old Feltwell Rd, Methwold, Thetford, IP26 4PW

T: 01366 728450

Bob Hollister

Hardy Ferns

Country Garden Plant Sales Ltd, Rempstone Yard, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5JQ

T: 01929 480870

David James

Clematis and climbers

Wyeplants Ltd, Mallard Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ND

T: 01775 722408

Ian Nelson Herbaceous perennials, alpines and grasses

Gilsthwaite Lane, Kirk Hammerton, Whixley, YO26 8AQ

T: 01423 330234

James Moffatt Shrubs and Climbers

James Coles Nurseries, 624 Uppingham Road, Thurnby, Leicester LE7 9QB

T: 07516 486346

James Durnford Herbaceous perennials, alpines & grasses

Allensmore Nurseries, Tram Inn, Hereford  HR2 9AN

T: 07921 811610

Edward Holmes Trees and Hedging

J & A Growers Ltd, Bradshaw Farm, Wasperton, Warwick CV35 8BF

T: 01926 624700

Mark Yates  Shrubs and Climbers 

Wyeplants Ltd, Mallard Road, Low Fulney, Spalding PE12 6ND

T: 01775 722408



Technical & Scientific advisors

John Adlam

 Dove Associates, Norfolk

T: 01379 741200

Ross Cameron

 University of Sheffield

T: 0114 222 0614

Josh Burnstone  Arundel, West Sussex

T: 01903 256851 



Invited Courtesy Panel Members

Alistair Yeomans HTA, Oxfordshire

T: 01235 776158

Lee Abbey

NFU, Warwickshire

T: 02476 858 628


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