The widely known and well-liked grower and nursery manager, Trevor Wellington, has sadly died aged 73.
After college training, Trevor joined Highfield Nurseries in Gloucestershire in 1968 where he and his team grew the majority of the plants sold to customers and for Highfield’s award-winning show gardens at Chelsea Flower Show.
In those early years, most plants were sold by mail order, and Trevor headed up the 30-strong team at Highfield which despatched some 100 plant orders a day. By 1981 he was a Director of the business.
In 1987, when business owner Bonham Bazeley decided to retire, Trevor joined fellow Director Joan Greenway in a management buyout. Five years later, Highfield Garden World launched, and Trevor contributed much to the growth of the business until his retirement in 2010.
Very much a family man, Trevor’s passions in addition to gardening included restoring MGB cars, playing golf and visiting the Isles of Scilly.