The Plant Nursery, located at Codrington House, covers approximately 50,000 sq. ft. The Nursery caters to the requirements of the Commercial landscape Department, sites maintained by the Commission and public demands for ornamental plants and trees.
This area is sectioned as follows: -
- A Plant Propagation Area
- A Hardening Area
- A Potting Area
- A Holding Area
The Nursery provides a wide variety of plants for sale and also facilitates requests for plant rentals from the general public for various functions. A large number of plants are also used for the general beautification of coastal & terrestrial parks and open areas, which fall under the aegis of the Commission. The Garden Centre.
A retail outlet, officially named the Codrington Garden Centre was opened in 1997 and offers a range of garden supplies to the public as a complimentary service to the sale of plants. These products include but are not limited to Garden Hoses, Garden Sprayers, Potting Mix, Fertilizers, Insecticides, Plant Pots, Forks, Spades and other garden ornaments.
To satisfy growing public demand the Commission erected a 30’x96’ state of the art green house with over 1700 sq. feet of bench space to grow and produce quality plants in a controlled environment. This now facilitates the growing of a larger variety of plants including annuals, perennials and herbs which are offered for sale to the public at our Garden Centre, located at Codrington House, St. Michael.
In response to a growing demand for instant landscapes,a grass Nursery was installed to the north of the existing Plant Nursery and Greenhouse. Sod has revolutionized the lawn business internationally and a sod lawn can now be established in a matter of hours once the preparatory work to the soil is completed. Tifway Bermuda Grass is tough, durable and tolerates full sunlight. It is also the choice grass to be used on playing fields and golf courses.
With today’s ecological concerns, more people are considering sod for its environmental benefits. Sod cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the sun’s heat and absorbing carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. It also releases valuable oxygen and moisture into the air we breathe. As it grows, sod silently contributes to a healthier environment.
Plans are currently in place to extend the grass nursery to include Zoysia & Savannah grasses in response to growing public demand.