About us

Our company

Experience and skill mean a lot when growing plants and K.R.N. House & Garden Plants has plenty of it. Founded in 1956 by two young Nurserymen, Ray Firth and Peter Sharp, Keddington Road Nurseries (KRN) of Louth quickly grew and developed into the largest Ornamental Plants producer in the area. Owned and run by the Firth family with plenty of help from a fantastic 10 strong workforce, the key objectives are quality, attention to detail and customer service.

Now occupying a 10 acre site and nestling at the foothills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, our Fotherby Nursery has a unique natural environment for the growth of our crops. Protected by the North Sea from the worst of the frosts, but subject to Lincolnshire's "lazy" East wind (it dun't go round yer, it blows straight threw yer!) our outdoor hardened crops are not just tough, but really tough.

Our plants are grown to perfection in modern, computer-controlled glasshouses as well as polythene tunnels and on outdoor hardening-off beds.

Biological control

Of course not only are our plants desirable to our customers but pests like them too. At KRN we hate using pesticides as we feel they are not good for our plants, our environment and our staff.

So, instead of reaching for the insecticide bottle to combat wee beasties, we run a continuous programme of introducing beneficial insects and organisms which do the job for us. Better for our crops, our staff, our environment and our customers.


Our customers

Our customers include:

  • Garden Centres
  • Nurseries
  • Florists
  • Local Authorities
  • Britain-In-Bloom organisations
  • Landscapers
  • Hotels, pubs, offices and restaurants

As well as supplying Garden Centres and Florists, we provide contract growing services for Local Authorities and Parks Departments. We build up close working relations to grow and supply exactly the specification of plant required. We are particularly proud of our association with North East Lincolnshire Council and Cleethorpes in Bloom who have been RHS Gold Medal Winners and Category Winners for many years.

Our team

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Our Team dedicated to growing quality plants

Quality is the one word quoted by our staff every day. A small but expert team that has a wealth of experience; from our Manager right down to every one of our part-time staff - all have a key role to play in supplying quality plants.

Sales Team


Robert Collinson - Salesman.

Mobile: 07549 197792

Robert has worked with for many years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of all our plants. His friendly and approachable manner goes down well with our customers.

A Family Business

Family business

Partners: Paul Firth, Hazel Firth and Ray Firth (founder)


Very prompt delivery and staff always very pleasant. A good company to deal with.

Kath Barnes

Poinsettias were the best ever this year!

Wheatcroft Garden Centre