Environmental Responsibility

At Whitakers Garden Centre, we take our impact on the environment & local community very seriously and endeavour to preserve our natural environment for future generations.

Here are a few ways we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint:

  • Our new site has solar panels installed. This generates a percentage of our electricity.
  • Our sister company Beesley & Fildes operates a biomass plant which creates enough heat and electricity to power six departments. All our discarded pallets and timber are recycled through the biomass plant.
  • We use an electric forklift truck on site which reduces the need for diesel, this also reduces noise pollution for our neighbours.
  • The garden centre has four EV charging points for customers to use while shopping on-site.
  • Cardboard and plastics (such as plant pots) are compacted and recycled.
  • Recycling rainwater where possible to use for irrigation
  • Stocking environmentally friendly products where possible such as peat-free compost, FSC timber products, and pots made from recycled or recyclable plastic.
  • Promoting environmental awareness to staff by encouraging car sharing where possible and engaging in a 'cycle to work' scheme,