The Sodshow, Garden Podcast

Garden Podcast: meet Mark Straver, Hortus Loci. The Sodshow.


On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

Mark Straver, Peter Donegan, Jamie Butterworth

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – live 3pm – 4pm in iTunes and all good podcast stores. 

This Friday, Peter Donegan chats with Mark Straver of UK nursery Hortus Loci.

Based in Hampshire on a 17 acre site, they are a nursery predominantly for landscape architects and garden designers operating at the very highest level. In context, Hortus provided plants for 6 out of 17 gardens at this years Chelsea Flower Show 2016, 3 in their absolute entirety, including the garden designed by Anne Marie Powell for The RHS.

Today we chat Marks father and grandfather – both former nursery men – the build of a now 5 year old business (this October) and its almost immediate rise to becoming one of the finest and highest quality providers of plants in the UK. Hortus Loci as a by the way started in 2011 at the height of the depression. They currently employ 35 people full time.

We also chat everything from an ethos of how to do business, a thinking on how plants should be produced to just how Mark managed to end up where he and Hortus Loci are today. It of course doesn’t end there and together as Peter chats with one of horticultures very finest.

Pictured above as a by the way (l-r) Mark Straver, Peter Donegan and former guest of The Sodshow Jamie Butterworth.

Our very special thanks to Rosie and Agostina of Rose Tinted PR for their work behind the scenes.

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