Sustainability Information

Helping to build a sustainable future...

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 include...

Under-floor heating in the store maximising the effectiveness of any heating used.
All wood products used and sold come from certified sustainable sources.
A recycling programme is in place for all card, plastic, metal, green waste, food waste and office consumables. A variety of recycling bins for customer use are available in the car park (Amwell).
Rain water is being harvested, stored and used for irrigation on the site.
Fresh produce sold and served at our garden centres is sourced locally wherever possible.
We encourage the purchase of peat-free and peat-reduced growing media at our stores 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 through our warehouse.
We actively promote the use of plants to help create a more healthy and harmonious environment for both humans and animals.