Barcham Trees celebrate as their royal warrant is extended

Flowering cherry

Flowering cherry - Credit: Archant

EVERY member of staff at Barcham Trees near Ely was presented with a bottle of champagne when the company received its royal warrant 10 years ago, and its royal patronage is still a cause for celebration.

Acer platanoides Princetown Gold

Acer platanoides Princetown Gold - Credit: Archant

From July 11-14, the specialist container tree growers will be show casing its operation at the prestigious four day Coronation Festival in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, when more than 200 businesses with a royal warrant celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation.

Managing director Mike Glover is thrilled that the company has continued its relationship with the royal household at Sandringham House, supplying a variety of trees for the garden and grounds.

Mr Glover said: “The royal warrant shows we have supplied a royal household for five years in a row, and we have done a good job. We supply a variety of trees, whatever they want.

“The royal warrant is a quality mark, if the Queen likes our trees, people derive confidence from that, it shows we are respectable and ethically do things in the right way.”


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As one of the 200 royal warrant companies taking part in the Coronation Festival in London, the company is taking along a specimen pine tree, along with a reference book showing trees that do well in the UK.

Mr Glover explained: “It is really too hot for moving trees at the moment.”

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Barcham Trees supply trees all over the country and abroad, with some of their trees even being planted in Moscow.

“Our new website has been a great success, with customers being able to see a video of the actual trees they are buying,” added Mr Glover. “We can supply 478 different varieties of trees, and we have more than 200,000 trees on site, from three to eight metres high, including native, ornamental, deciduous and coniferous trees.

“One of our strangest requests for trees was for display saying “Welcome to Doncaster.” We grew them in eight-feet hornbeams, and the project took four years to complete.”

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