Back in 1952 my parents Doug and Win Lodge started a nursery in Battlesbridge to grow produce for my fathers greengrocer shop in Chelmsford. By 1979 expansion caused us to run out of space so the Bridge Nursery site was bought and run along with the original nursery. The box bedding and perennial crops were transferred to Bridge Nursery.
In 1998, after his training and a year of work on a perennial nursery in Holland my son Steve joined the company. By 2004 the expanding perennial crop had finally pushed out the remaining box bedding and Bridge Nursery concentrated totally on perennials. Pete, my other son had been through his training with Steve, spent a year working on a nursery in America and went on to become a grower of a local nursery until February 2005 when he joined us here.
July 2005 brough about the separation of Bridge Nursery from the parent company and we set out on our own. Bridge Nursery is a family company and although we are a new business we have a history of over 50 years, growing high quality plants and offering good customer service.
In 2008 Pete and Steve's wives, Emily and Lou gave up their jobs to dedicate more time to the expanding nursery.