Bedwen is a nursery and garden centre dedicated to plants that produce the tastiest food as well as healthy and unusual food. They are joined with us here at the winery with the same opening times!
The nursery was started by Darren Shipp in 2016. Working at his family winery for over 10 years, Darren gained a keen interest in the food industry and first-hand experience in running a business. After the winery relocated to a new site in a village called Henllan, Darren decided to turn his long-standing interest in growing edibles into a fully-fledged business. As the business focused on growing plants for the kitchen garden, it began under the name Ediplants. In 2020, after successfully expanding the nursery to now supply a large selection of ornamental as well as edible plants, Darren decided to change the name to Bedwen Plants.
Bedwen is first and foremost dedicated to supplying all kinds of plants for the kitchen garden. With a passion for food, the nursery has always had an aim to track down the most flavoursome varieties of fruit and veg. Choosing the right variety of plant has the biggest impact on how our home-grown crops will taste. Surprisingly, many of the most common plants grown by the home grower are the same varieties as supermarkets sell. It’s a well-known fact that plants bred for their produce to be sold in supermarkets are more concerned about the yield, transportability and appearance of the crops above their actual flavour. We make it a priority to find plant varieties which produce the most delicious crops.
The plant and garden industry has been a major contributor to pollution and damage to eco-systems over recent years. This is something that Darren sees as extremely important and it’s a constant mission for Bedwen to do what they can to improve our environmental footprint. In order to do so, they have focused on the three most environmentally detrimental areas: plastics, pesticides, and growing media. Discover more here.