It’s blooming marvellous at Inverness Botanic Gardens Nursery
Issued by High Life Highland
This week will see 95,000 plants grown at the Inverness Botanic Gardens Nursery distributed to towns and villages across the Highlands.
The Inverness Botanic Gardens in Inverness have been operated and managed by the Council’s arms-length charity High Life Highland since 2011. The Bught Nurseries were subsequently transferred from The Highland Council in April earlier this year.
Since then the staff have been working hard to ensure customers continue to receive the high quality level of service and standards they had come to expect in previous years.
This week the Inverness Botanic Gardens nursery team received a visit from High Life Highland Chief Executive Ian Murray to thank them personally for the huge amount of work involved in nurturing the plants and getting them ready for distribution.
Speaking following his visit, Mr Murray said, “I was hugely impressed by the work undertaken by each and every member of the team at the Inverness Botanic Gardens Nursery.
“To have taken on this new work of planting, growing and preparing for distribution nearly one hundred thousand plants in what has literally been a matter of weeks is something of which they should be extremely proud.
He went on, “The team explained to me that since the start of April they have planted the flowers, re-potted them, tended them and then started turning the various plants and flowers into containers or hanging baskets.
“The complete pots, baskets and troughs will now be moved to their final locations by next weekend.
“I am very pleased that the team’s hard work will be at the heart of communities throughout the summer for the residents and visitors to areas such as Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch, Beauly and Drumnadrochit to enjoy.”
Back Row L-R: Susan Menzies (Facility Manager), Ian Murray (Chief Executive), Duncan Morrison (Community Works Operative) Front Row L-R: Petr Stulik (Community Works Operative), Pamela Cumming (Supervisor), Brian Silvestro (Community Works Operative), James Cappie (Community Works Operative)