The History of Harrowden Turf

A consolidation of expertise and growing capability

Harrrowden Turf has developed from some of the most innovative turf pioneers in the UK. Bringing together expertise from QLawns, Turfland, and Soilonline and Turfonline has allowed the business to consolidate its agricultural interests and to address customers successfully across the country.

Turfland were the pioneers of cultivated turf in the UK. The company was started by Chris and Janet Watmore in 1965 and is currently under the stewardship of Angela and David Mackay – the couples’ daughter and son-in-law.

As part of the Harrowden Turf Group the business has retained all of the family values that led to the success of the company in the first place. Innovative, imaginative, welcoming and helpful are all words to describe the Harrowden ethos.

A range of turf is grown on high quality Grade 1 soils in and around Southport in Lancashire. All year round rainfall ensures that it really is “where the grass is always greener”. Customers can collect from strategically placed depots in Southport and Lymm or turf can be delivered direct to site. As part of the Harrowden Turf Group turf  is delivered throughout the North, Northwest, Midlands and Northeast of England.

At its core Harrowden Turf people are farmers and growers, we understand soil and plants. That knowledge has been put to use to compile a range of soils, mulches and soil improvers that will help landscapers and gardeners to get the very best results from their projects. Soilonline is a true asset to the Harrowden Turf brand portfolio and has now become part of the Turfonline online b2c service. This online resource allows growers to select and buy quality soils with ease. The product range is continuously updated to ensure best value. Logistics are shared with the turf, Meadowmat and Enviromat products to ensure the lowest possible environmental impact.