Efford Nursery Wholesale Plants was established in 2014 by third generation Nurseryman Karl Ducker, a motorcycle and cricket enthusiast, with the help and encouragement of family and friends. Efford operates on part of the former Efford Horticultural Experimental Station where many nursery advances including Efford sand beds and slow sand filtration were developed.
After training in Hardy Nursery Stock Production at Pershore College of Horticulture in the 1980s, Karl moved to Hampshire originally to work for Hillier Nurseries. After 30 years in wholesale nursery management, he started Efford Nursery initially specialising in the production of larger evergreens for hedging and screening.
Karl comes from a long line of horticulturists – Oakdale, his grandparent’s nursery and garden centre in Warwickshire was one of the earliest Garden Centres in the country in the early 1960s. Started by his grandfather, a rose grower, it was later run by Karl’s parents.
The dedicated team at Efford is at the core of the Nursery’s success to date. We are passionate about quality service and growing excellent stock. Our professionalism has ensured that the nursery and its customer base continues to grow year on year.
For expert advice, call Karl on 01590-718300.