Haygrove was founded in 1988 by Angus Davison, and began as a strawberry growing degree project on 1 hectare of rented land in Herefordshire, UK. This original farming business has steadily expanded in geography and techniques to become an all-year-round berry, and long season cherry and organic grower, supplying the best retailers in the UK, Europe, and South Africa. In 1994 they started protecting crops from challenging UK weather. Pioneering these methods has enabled Haygrove to use its farms as an innovation base to become a leading supplier of commercial scale field tunnels and substrate systems to many of the best growers in more than 40 countries. Haygrove systems are now used in over 25 crop types, allowing them to constantly share learnings at the forefront of world horticulture. The Haygrove Growing business now comprises of protected crops of 184 hectares across 7 sites in the UK, including 14 hectares of glasshouses, 197 hectares across 4 sites in South Africa, and 68 hectares in Portugal. Farming at different latitudes enables year-round fruit supply.
Haygrove Tunnels manage the growing environment and protect crops against weather, which increases growers' yields and profits. Haygrove sells tunnels to over 40 markets worldwide, in which there are differing climates and challenging growing conditions. The tunnels are a field-scale solution to covering crops, which are semi-permanent and follow the natural contours of the ground. They can be built to any length and there are options for single bay or multi-bay tunnels.