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Johnsons plants used for multi-million-pound renovation at The Springs Resort & Golf Club

Johnsons of Whixley, a century-year-old commercial nursery based in North Yorkshire has supplied plants to the value of over £135,000 for a multi-million-pound renovation at the 133-acre The Springs Resort & Golf Club near Wallingford in Oxfordshire.

The renovation works started in the autumn of 2020 at the resort that boasts a beautifully restored 19th-century manor house with hotel rooms, an 18-hole, par-72 golf course, a clubhouse with restaurant and bar, a Hydrotherapy pool and spa and a collection of luxury lodges all located just 30 minutes from Oxford City Centre.

Johnsons were appointed by Darwin Escapes which operates the resort to supply thousands of quality plants as part of the renovation of the multi-million-pound resort and golf club.

The nursery has been Darwin Escapes’ principal plant supplier for almost ten years supplying their holiday resorts including Sandymouth Holiday Resort, Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat, Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon Lodge Retreat.

The plants supplied by Johnsons have been used to enhance the grounds of the Tudor-style hotel building, clubhouse, golf course and spa grounds and most recently used to landscape the modern lodges which include private outdoor areas with hot tubs and landscaped decking, some of which have stunning views across the millpond.

Plants Johnsons supplied to the project include a large number of hedging, shrubs, herbaceous, trees and grasses with varieties including mixed native hedging elements, Choisya, Geraniums, Heleniums, Hebes, Hydrangeas, Heucheras, Ilex, Lavender, Magnolia, Prunus, Stipa, Taxus, Viburnum and more.

Eleanor Richardson, Marketing Manager at Johnsons, said: “We are pleased to be working with Darwin Escapes once again, and are honoured to be their principal plant supplier. It’s great to see our plants adding the finishing touches to this ambitious project, the grounds look fantastic and will certainly entice people to stay.

“We hope the plants are enjoyed by resort guests, golfers, staff and of course wildlife for many years to come.”

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