News & Events

Keep checking this page for news of events we will be holding throughout the year.


2024 Events

6th April

Greener Plants for a Greener World

From: 10am-3pm
Talks at:
10.30am, 12 noon and 1.30pm

Methodist Church,
The Waits, St Ives

Sunday 14th April

Cranbrook Plants Nursery Walk





Queen's Platimun Jubilee  

Please come back to see what events we're adding for the Summer Season


Brontë Peat Free Compost

In August 2022 the UK government placed a ban of the sale of Peat based composts and growing media to the public coming into place by 2024.

Peatlands are one of the largest natural stores of Carbon and the idea behind this ban is to protect the peatlands and the natural environment.

As grower retailers we at Cranbrook Plants have taken a professional and proactive approach to the issue of Peat based growing media.

We have decided that the most responsible approach to this issue is not to make some “knee jerk” decisions which may have adverse effects not only to the environment but to our customers and indeed our business. Over the last few months, we have concluded a series of trials testing the use of 100% peat free media and we believe we have found to date the best media saleable to the consumer.

• 100% Peat Free

• All the constituents are responsibly sourced.

• Although it does need to be managed and grown in a somewhat different way to the Peat based materials this compost has proved to grow plants very well (in fact with some species better than the Peat based products).


For 2023 we are introducing Brontë

Brontë Peat Free Multipurpose Compost is a natural peat free formulae that provides a perfect balance of nutrients, it has a different consistency to the peat based composts we have used in the past so does need to be managed slightly differently in terms of watering and liquid feeding but Bronte have made it easy as they have produced a range of purpose made liquid feeds.

Brontë is without question it is the best product we have found during our trialling process and Cranbrook Plants is delighted to be introducing Brontë Peat Free composts and their range of liquid feeds.



Bronte Peat Free Compost

Brontë peat free compost available in 50 Litre packs.

Bronte Plant Feed

A range of specific plant feeds have been developed to compliment Brontë peat free


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