About | The Lea Valley Nursery Industry


nurseryA film about the history of the Lea Valley Nursery Industry.

From as early as the 18th century the Lea Valley was famed for its market gardens, producing plants, fruits and vegetables which were sold at London markets and beyond. The skill of many Lea Valley growers was to become legendary as they grew produce which rivalled the best in the world. Exploring the highs and lows behind what was once the world’s most concentrated greenhouse area, the documentary will take you right into the heart of the story, with captivating photos, first-hand accounts and exclusive film footage. Tracing the development of the nurseries from their early origins in Cheshunt, through the golden years of the 1950`s and up until the present day.

You can follow the production on this website, watch short video clips and learn more about nurseries in the Lea Valley.