Growforth trades throughout Scotland and the North of England. We deliver whatever plants are required, whether its small quantities to Gardens for our Landscape customers or large quantities to Garden Centres and Local Authorities. We also operate a Cash and Carry. We place great emphasis on people, priding ourselves in having experienced, trained and knowledgeable staff – here to help.

Meet the team

Managing Director: Stan Green

Stan left university with a degree in Agriculture and was immediately employed in horticulture; behind the scenes at BBC Scotland’s “Beechgrove Garden”. Stan is therefore fortunate to have continued good links with TV as his wife also worked with the production team at The Beechgrove Garden.

He is pleased to have initiated and helped lead the project to create Scotland’s National Garden (The Calyx) alongside Sir Andrew Cubie and with his friend and colleague Jim McColl CBE.

He established Growforth in 1990 after a spell as a nursery manager following university. From 2013 – 2015 he was President of the Horticultural Trades Association’s and Chairman of the Board (UK). The HTA has 1800 members throughout the UK including businesses as diverse as High Street Chain retailers to one-man landscape businesses.

Stan has always been active and interested in the horticultural industry, and over time has had dealings with most bodies acting with or within horticulture including Government bodies, government (UK and Scottish) ministers, schools and higher education bodies as well as charities and NGO’s. Some of his industry involvement reflects his interest in sustainability as a long-standing committee member of both “Garden for Life” and “Green Business Fife”. Stan still enjoys representing horticulture at Holyrood and Westminster. He received the The Royal Caledonian Horticulture Societies “Silver Medal” for services to Horticulture in 2017.

Administration and Accounts: Maria Forrest

Maria is central to the business and has been since 1992. She manages accounts, admin and certain product groups e.g. Trees and Christmas Trees.

Nursery: Colin Bird

Colin joined us from the fire service and latterly retail horticulture. He was always a keen gardener, before he finally saw the light and started working in the industry. Colin is the man in the nursery and works with the seasonal staff looking after the stock and getting orders together.

Nursery and Driving: James Russel

James is another long-standing employee. Jim has extensive nursery experience but now spends most of his time on the road delivering our stock throughout Scotland.

Nursery and Cash and Carry Support: Fiona Ross

Fiona is the go-to person in the Cash and Carry. She has extensive plant knowledge and looks after the front area and procurement of all things non-plant (Composts and decorative containers). Fiona also looks after our “young plant” customers and planted containers.

Fiona

Nursery and Cash and Carry Support: Laura Rutherford

Laura is our resource specialist – when it comes to rubbish Laura’s the person! She also supports Fiona with the Cash and Carry.

Laura

As well as our team, we work with some great clients; including the Landscape Brothers. Here’s what they have to say;

Growforth has been our No 1 supplier of plants since the first day we started our business.

Not only did they provide us with products, they were always happy to share their knowledge about plants and care. Even though we were a small company, they always treated us like a good partner.

Growforth has one of the best plant stocks, so we were able to provide our customers with what they wanted quickly and efficiently. This significantly improved our offer and service.