Horticulture nursery dives in to help multi-million pound wave wall project

UK commercial nursery Johnsons of Whixley has made a splash in Lancashire, supplying thousands of plants for a £10 million coastal town development.

The wave reflection wall in Morecambe was officially opened last month (October 15) with new surfacing, seating and lighting, as a multi-million pound project to help to improve the flood defence of the town.

Large contractors Ashlea Ltd worked on the soft landscaping for the wave reflection wall and enlisted North Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, to supply shrubs and grasses.

Varieties include over 1,700 Pinus Mugo Mops (dwarf mountain pine), 400 Santolina incana, more than 600 cortaderia pumila (pampas grass) and over 200 phormiums plants.

Johnsons of Whixley marketing co-ordinator Ellie Richardson said: “It’s great to be involved in another great project with Ashlea Ltd. We look forward to seeing the plants mature in the coming years and are proud to have been part of an important development for the coastal town of Morecambe.”