Directors greenhouse at Kew Gardens

Our Partnerships

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Our partnership goes beyond our mutual knowledge and experience of horticulture; it is a sharing of values and principles. Kew’s ethos is governed around the principle that ‘plants matter’ – be it for health, for pleasure, for beauty or for life, making plants matter is the focus of everything they do. It was a natural progression to combine our shared passion for plants, from propagation to protection, by designing the finest possible growing environment in each of our greenhouses.

Black National Trust greenhouse on a sand brick base with potted plants in front.

I am confident giving both a professional recommendation of the Alitex products and a personal recommendation. Not withstanding the current partnership, I have been recommending Alitex for years.

Greg Redwood, Head of Great Glasshouses

Working Together

The Making of a Partnership

In the early 2000s at The Professional Gardener’s Guild Conference, Tom Hall, Owner of Alitex, was invited to talk about our Messenger glasshouse, which caught the attention of Greg Redwood, Head of Great Glasshouses at Kew. Greg’s interest in the Alitex product sparked a genuine relationship which has grown into the partnership we have today.

It is worth mentioning that Greg Redwood is a die-hard timber greenhouse fan that was won over by the fact that an aluminium Alitex greenhouse, especially the Messenger design, emulates the wood look so expertly without any of the drawbacks.

Three men smiling at the camera in front of a glasshouse