Fron Goch Garden Centre as one of the largest leading garden centres in North Wales should be at the forefront of green issues in both the way in which it operates, in the products it supplies to its customers and the ethos in which the business is run.
We have identified seven areas where we as a business can make a contribution to the environment and our surrounding area; this is our small contribution to making the world a better place.
Recycling is a way of life at Fron Goch; we recycle all our food waste, glass, tins, cardboard and paper, polythene and plastic bottles. We encourage our customers to do the same. With a compost bin you can increase your recycling potential.
We endeavour to limit the amount of water we consume as a business and offer a range of products for you to save water and limit your usage. Did you know we now have eco-friendly waterless urinals!
By recycling your fruit & vegetable peelings, grass cuttings and the rest of your garden waste you can produce well-rotten garden compost, which can be used as a soil improver to enhance plant growth - great on a vegetable patch.
Water Butts are an essential for your garden.
Almost 10,000 average litres of rainwater falls on our house roofs each year so by collecting it in a water butt, you have a ready source of water that can help keep your garden looking lush and green.
A water butt can be connected to a down pipe so that it collects rainwater from your gutters. If you are using a down pipe, you will also need an overflow pipe or a rain diverter to redirect water into the butt. Once it's full, water flows down the drainpipe.
A gutter filter will also keep out unwanted debris.
Health & Wellbeing
We offer many different products that benefit your health, encourage wildlife and generally make the environment we live in a better place.
Fron Goch Garden Centre has a policy of sourcing wood based products from suppliers who ensure the timber used is accredited to FSC standards (Forest Stewardship Council) which ensures for every tree that is cut down one is planted.
Where available the FSC logo will be displayed along with their certification number.
Fron Goch Garden Centre shares public concern in reducing peat use to minimise the effects of global peat extraction on peat bog habitats. Many viable peat alternatives exist which are either completely peat-free or of reduced peat content.
Our suppliers have improved labelling and information on their packaging, enabling our customers to make informed decisions about peat alternatives when purchasing growing medium.
To provide tried and tested viable peat alternatives
Sell growing medium products supplied by reputable and responsible companies
Ensure information is available so that customers can make informed decisions when purchasing growing medium products.
Stock a range of high quality growing medium that is fit for every gardening purpose and meets government guidelines.
Further information may be obtained from the Forest Stewardship Council via their web site www.fsc-uk.org.
Building Long Term Relationships
We support our customers, staff and community wherever possible.
Local Charities, Raffle Prizes, Plants and Seeds for School projects.
Championing Local & British Produce
We use local and British suppliers wherever possible. We believe in responsible sourcing and treating our suppliers fairly.
A More Efficient Business
We constantly try to improve the efficiency of our machinery and equipment e.g. we have recently replaced all our indoor lighting with the latest super efficient lamps and the hand dryers in the toilets are the most efficient on the market.
All our cardboard & plastic that is unwanted by our customers to carry there items home is compacted, baled and recycled.
The recent installation of a biomass wood pellet, renewable heat,energy efficient heating system. Approved by Ofgem through the Microgeneration Certification Schemet (MCS)
Within the restaurant we have introduced a 'Grounds for Grounds' policy. We offer our customers free bags of our used coffee grounds for there garden. Its great for the garden, keeps our carbon foot print low & reduces landfill waste.