Bridge Farm Group started out as Bridge Farm Nurseries, which was established by Jayne and Tony Ball in 1988 and grew houseplants for the wholesale trade. In 2010, their son David became involved in the running of the business and, sharing his parents’ vision, put ambitious plans in place to diversify and expand the group.
After substantial investment, Bridge Farm now operates across three sites and is at the leading edge of environmental production and sustainability. The Clay Lake facility, a 1.5 million square feet state-of-the-art environmentally friendly indoor glasshouse, is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and Europe.
Clay Lake utilises rainwater capture, biomass heating, efficient glass, ebb and flood watering and integrated pest management. Significant investment has been made in robotics and automation to deliver high quality plants at the lowest cost. Flexible, benched growing systems, support the growing of a broad range of flowers and plants to take advantage of changing market dynamics.
Bridge Farm is fully committed to growing high-quality, traceable plants including hemp, ornamental flowers and edible herbs in a sustainable way and is working towards the introduction of a new range of wellness products consumers can trust.
In July 2019 Bridge Farm Group became part of Canada’s Sundial Growers Inc., before returning to independent ownership in May 2020.