Peterborough Sustainability Information


At Van Hage we are committed to operating each of our three garden centres with sustainability as a key consideration.

Our main values and efforts at Peterborough include...Susta

We recycle card, plastic, glass, metal, green waste and office consumables.
All wood products used and sold come from certified sustainable sources.
We use under-floor heating in the garden centre to maximise the effectiveness of any heating used.
Rain water is being harvested, stored and used for irrigation on the site.
Fresh produce sold and served at Peterborough is sourced locally wherever possible.
We use solar power to generate renewable energy.
Low voltage, energy efficient lighting is used throughout the garden centre and daylight sensors are installed to avoid unnecessary use of lights.
Dual flush toilets and low energy hand driers are utilised in all toilet facilities.
We encourage the purchase of peat-free and peat-reduced growing media at our garden centres and work with our suppliers to source and promote renewable alternatives.
In association with our coffee supplier and the World Land Trust we aim to save 20 acres of threatened rainforest each year as a company.
Products sold which originate from third world producers will be covered by the Fairtrade guarantee where possible.
We encourage customers to use bags for life or re-use bags. All of our customer bags are biodegradable. Any surplus product packaging is recycled.
We actively promote the use of plants to help create a more healthy and harmonious environment for both humans and animals.