Johnsons of Whixley Earns Plant Healthy Accreditation for Third Consecutive Year


Johnsons of Whixley, a prominent commercial plant supplier, proudly announces its third consecutive year of being awarded the prestigious Plant Healthy accreditation.

Situated between the charming cities of York and Harrogate, Johnsons of Whixley is a family-owned and operated business, boasting a century of expertise as one of the UK’s most prominent and long-established commercial nurseries. The company celebrated its centenary in 2021 and is renowned as a trusted provider of plants and trees to the amenity sector.

The Plant Healthy certification serves as a testament to Johnsons’ unwavering commitment to maintaining an exceptionally high standard of plant health and biosecurity. This dedication is aimed at minimizing the potential introduction and spread of destructive plant pests, effectively safeguarding the horticultural industry, cultivated plants, and natural ecosystems.

Jonathan Whittemore with certificate

Plant health holds paramount importance for Johnsons as it plays a pivotal role in protecting woodlands against the likes of pests and diseases, such as ash-dieback and oak processionary moths, while simultaneously preserving native flora and fauna from non-native threats.

Healthy plants are the cornerstone of the exquisite gardens and landscapes we cherish, being indispensable for sustaining life by producing the oxygen we breathe and absorbing carbon dioxide. Furthermore, they are a vital source of the food we consume, making them an irreplaceable asset for our existence.

Jonathan Whittemore, Commercial and Business Manager at Johnsons, emphasized, “You can help with Plant Health by buying responsibly from reputable nurseries and suppliers and avoiding buying plants that have been sourced from areas with high-risk pests and diseases, keeping your boots clean to avoid spreading diseases, looking after your plants and knowing pests when you see them”

For additional details regarding the Plant Healthy Scheme, please visit Plant Healthy’s Website.

About Johnsons of Whixley:
Johnsons of Whixley, founded in 1921, is a family-owned business located between York and Harrogate, recognized as one of the UK’s largest and oldest commercial nurseries. Celebrating a centenary of excellence in 2021, Johnsons of Whixley is a trusted supplier of plants and trees to the amenity sector, with a steadfast commitment to plant health and biosecurity. They have received Plant Healthy accreditation for the third consecutive year, reinforcing their dedication to safeguarding plant life and ecosystems.

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