Rolawn News

Rolawn celebrates supply to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 winners

Rolawn is proud to have supplied products to 15 RHS medal winners at this year’s Chelsea show, including 10 golds, the Best Artisan Garden and a further 5 Exhibitor awards.

26 May 2016

Further investment in unique technology for Rolawn

Rolawn enhances its patented Profresh® system and adds additional capacity

23 May 2016

Rolawn success at RHS Malvern

The RHS flower show season has kicked off with success for Rolawn with Gold in the show garden category and Gold in the floral marquee. 

12 May 2016

Showing the way

Rolawn embark on 2016 garden show programme.

28 April 2016

Rolawn celebrates people in the landscape at Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2016

Rolawn has sponsored the Botanica show feature at Harrogate spring flower show this year.

22 April 2016

Rolawn supports Greenfingers Charity with Christmas e-card

Rolawn has once again decided to support its nominated charity and send e-cards to customers and suppliers this Christmas.

18 December 2015

New Trading partner announced at Saltex

Rolawn were proud that DJ Turfcare chose Saltex 2015 to officially launch the trading agreement that has been agreed between the two companies.

7 December 2015

New recruits at Rolawn

As part of its ongoing company strategy of investment in people, service and products, Rolawn has appointed four new members of staff in product development, compliance, sales and marketing roles.

30 November 2015

Triple Gold at Tatton Park

Three gold medals, one Silver-Gilt and the coveted Best In Show award were awarded to Rolawn-supported gardens at Tatton Park Flower Show.

29 July 2015

Partners in success

Rolawn is delighted to announce the signing of a contract with 2015 Motor Transport Haulier of the Year, Potter Logistics. This agreement enhances trade between the two businesses and secures significant haulage capacity for the ongoing supply of Rolawn products for many years to come. 

17 July 2015

Bumper crop of medals and awards at Hampton Court Flower Show

A total of 16 medals and the coveted ‘Best In Show’ award have been awarded to Rolawn-supported gardens and exhibitors at Hampton Court Flower Show this week.

3 July 2015

Rolawn still growing strong

Rolawn celebrates its 40th anniversary this year – in that time, the company has sold and supplied enough turf to cover the pitch at Wembley a whopping 18,500 times.

29 June 2015

Laid in Chelsea

Rolawn turf, topsoil, bark and soil improver help to bring the medals home at Chelsea.

26 May 2015

Harrogate Spring Flower Show a success for Rolawn and Rolawn-supported show gardens

The recent Harrogate Spring Flower Show was a huge success for Rolawn with show-goers taking great interest in the Medallion® Turf, topsoil and bark ranges displayed.

5 May 2015

Green theme for Rolawn's fundraising day

Rolawn takes part in Garden Re-leaf Day in support of Greenfingers Charity.

8 April 2015

The grass will be greener at Harrogate Spring Flower Show in 2015

Rolawn are to attend the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show for the first time in the company’s 40 year history.

16 February 2015

Rolawn ditch the suits to ‘wear it pink’ this Friday

Staff at Rolawn reach for the pink in bid to raise funds for breast cancer research.

22 October 2014

The art of grass at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014

Turf took centre stage at Hampton Court this year when the RHS decided to commission 5 sculptures from industry specialists, all under the guidance of avant-garde designer Tony Smith. For the first time in show history the RHS allowed unplanned exhibits as the sculptures all had to be designed and built in 2 days.

15 July 2014

The Grass is greener at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The world famous Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey, Hampshire, have opened their extension to the Winter Garden, which includes a sweeping new lawn which draws visitors in to view the new planting schemes.

8 July 2014

Another great hospice garden from Greenfingers

Chestnut Tree House in West Sussex is the latest children’s hospice to benefit from the work of the Greenfingers charity. The Woodland Walk was opened on 19th June, which Ann-Marie Powell Gardens and Garden House Design have turned from wild woodland into an enchanting wooded area.

1 July 2014

Keep on the grass

Rolawn are launching a campaign to encourage everyone to make more use of their lawns. The ‘Keep on the grass’ message will first be seen on liveried vehicles, where Rolawn are working in conjunction with The Bedfords Group, one of our key distribution partners.

20 June 2014

Rolawn Turf hits the heights at Gardeners World Live

Rolawn are celebrating their support of key designers who all selected Medallion turf for a range of show gardens that demonstrated the visual impact of quality natural turf.

18 June 2014

Rolawn Turf and Topsoil Selected by 17 Award Winners at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Rolawn’s renowned Medallion turf, Blended Loam topsoil and Landscaping Bark were incorporated into a number of medal winning gardens and stands at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014, by both Chelsea regulars and up and coming young designers and landscapers.

29 May 2014

Rolawn Turf Selected by Double Award Winning Young Garden Designers at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Rolawn’s Medallion and Minster Pro turf has been used by students from Shropshire-based Otherwise Engaged on their garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, for which they were awarded a Highly Commended certificate by The Royal Horticultural Society.

14 May 2014

Rolawn turf arrives at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Rolawn have teamed up with the world famous Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey Hampshire, to provide a new lawn as part of an extension to the Winter Garden.

28 April 2014

MP opens Carlisle Premier Stockist premises

Premier Rolawn stockist Graeme Howe Fencing of Carlisle have refurbished their premises to reflect their expanded product range, with new displays, signage and construction of the first purpose built brick turf cooler.

8 April 2014

Edinburgh's Charlotte Square and Princes Street Gardens rejuvenated with Rolawn Medallion turf

Rolawn’s Medallion Turfmaster 1300 rolls have been used as part of a major restoration programme at two of Edinburgh’s most famous city centre gardens.

31 March 2014

Investing in people

Rolawn have recruited new key personnel to meet the next stage of the company’s development.

25 March 2014

Websites - less can be more

Rolawn, Europe’s largest turf grower, have just launched their redesigned website, which they claim focuses on delivering an improved customer journey and presenting Rolawn’s industry leading high quality products in a clear contemporary style.

13 March 2014

The press praise for Profresh

Rolawn attended the Garden & Home Press event to promote their revolutionary system for extending the shelf life of turf.

14 February 2014

Rolawn supports Greenfingers Charity with Christmas e-card

Rolawn has once again decided to support its nominated charity and send e-cards to customers and suppliers this Christmas.

20 December 2013

Key new posts created at Rolawn

The country’s biggest turf grower has created two new roles within their sales team to enhance customer support to landscapers and stockists. 

3 December 2013

Rolawn strengthen Distribution Team

Rolawn, the UK’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have appointed Kerry Darcy as Senior Distribution Co-ordinator.

2 October 2013

Leeds cluster group from Society of Garden Designers visit Rolawn

The Leeds cluster group from the Society of Garden Designers were visitors this week to Rolawn.

20 September 2013

Rolawn celebrate with RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 winners

Rolawn are proud to have supplied products to 28 of the country’s leading garden designers and exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013; including 10 gold medal winners, Best Show Garden and Best Fresh Garden.

24 May 2013

Rolawn appoint new Premier Stockist in Aberdeen

Rolawn, the UK's largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have appointed Beechwood Services Premier Stockists for Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

22 May 2013

Elvington Primary School gets pupils gardening

Elvington primary school, situated south of York has built 10 raised beds as part of a regional campaign to encourage individuals, schools and community groups to experience the health and social benefits that come with growing their own food.

16 May 2013

On pitch partners for Pocklington Town FC

Pocklington Town Football Club is delighted to announce that Rolawn, Europe’s largest producer of cultivated turf, will sponsor Pocklington U19’s Academy as part of their youth development programme

18 April 2013

It's all about looking after your customers

Business gurus have long been extolling the value in looking after your existing customer base. Often trotting out facts like ‘it costs 10 times as much to recruit a new customer than look after an existing one.’ 

15 April 2013

Mulch Beds to Save Water

A key issue for society is the effective management of water, both in times of flood and drought. Adding an effective mulch to beds and borders, in both commercial and domestic applications, is one action that will significantly contribute to help with this situation. 

12 April 2013

On top of the Hill

Rolawn Medallion Turf was chosen for a photo shoot with funny man Harry Hill for the Mail weekend magazine on Saturday 19th January.

21 January 2013

Rolawn relocate York Depot

Rolawn, the UK’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have relocated their York Depot to their production site at Seaton Ross, in order to further simplify and streamline the business.

14 January 2013

Rolawn supports Greenfingers Charity with Christmas e-card

Rolawn has once again decided to support its nominated charity and send e-cards to customers and suppliers this Christmas.

19 December 2012

Rolawn achieve Conditional Gold status for green credentials

Rolawn, Europe's largest producer of cultivated turf and Britain's leading supplier of high quality topsoil, has been awarded Conditional Gold status by the Green Achiever Scheme.

13 December 2012

Hillier Garden Centres seize new opportunity

Leading independent garden centre chain Hillier have identified a business development opportunity created by stocking turf which has been treated with a new patented process to extend its shelf life. 

17 September 2012

Rolawn appoint Beechwood Turf as new Premier Stockist

Rolawn, the UK's largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have appointed Beechwood Turf as Premier Stockists for Warrington and the surrounding area.

1 August 2012

Rolawn chosen by 22 Medal winners at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012

Rolawn are celebrating being chosen by some of the country’s leading garden designers and exhibitors at this years Chelsea Flower Show, being held between 22nd and 26th May, 2012.

25 May 2012

Garden Re-Leaf - fancy dress day raising money for Greenfingers Children's Hospices

Rolawn have been getting behind the gardening industry charity day of March 13th with head office staff coming to work in fancy dress and the company donating 5% of the value of all orders placed on http://www.rolawndirect.co.uk on 13th March to Garden Re-Leaf.

13 March 2012

David Davis MP & John Hawley former football star open Holme Pavilion

Holme Village Hall Charity and Holme Rovers Football club held the official opening of their refurbished pavilion recently. The opening ceremony was carried out by Guests of honour, Howdenshire and Haltemprice MP David Davis and John Hawley (former Arsenal, Hull City, Scunthorpe, and Leeds player).

29 February 2012

Garden Re-Leaf Day - raising money for Greenfingers Children's Hospices

You've heard of Comic Relief and Sports Relief, the garden industry has launched its own version, Garden Re-Leaf. 

28 February 2012

RHS Gold Medal winning garden designer selects Rolawn products

The ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ show garden designed by Alexandra Froggatt is the first Gold ever awarded to a show garden at the RHS London Plant & Design Show. 

23 February 2012

Rolawn appoint new Customer Services Manager

Emily Kirkland has been promoted to Customer Services Manager having previously worked for Rolawn as both a Sales Administrator and Customer Services Co-ordinator.

5 December 2011

Rolawn Boardroom Promotion

Rolawn Limited have promoted Jonathan Hill to Sales and Marketing Director at the company.  Jonathan, previously National Sales Manager has been with the company for over 8 years.

1 December 2011

Rolawn appoints Credit Controller

Rolawn Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo King into the role of Credit Controller. 

7 November 2011

Rolawn launch De-icing Salt

Forecasters have warned that Britain is about to experience an early winter, with snow expected to arrive as soon as October.

13 October 2011

National Film & Television School uses Rolawn turf in film set

Rolawn’s renowned Medallion turf has been incorporated into the set of ‘Skyborn’ which is a graduation fiction film produced at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield. 

30 September 2011

Rolawn Medallion turf floating over the Tyne

Visitors to the NewcastleGateshead Bridges Festival which took place on 13/14th August were able to stroll across the Swing Bridge and enjoy artist Julia Barton’s recreation of Lord Armstrong’s long lost formal garden floating over the Tyne. 

9 August 2011

Rolawn selected by award winning designers at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2011

Rolawn are celebrating once again being the first choice for some of the country’s leading garden designers, this time at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2011.

27 July 2011

Rolawn chosen by 10 medal winners at BBC Gardeners World Live 2011

Rolawn are celebrating being chosen by a number of leading garden designers at this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live.  

17 June 2011

Edinburgh's Princes Street gardens rejuvenated with Rolawn Medallion turf

Rolawn’s Medallion Turfmaster 1300 rolls have recently been used as part of a major restoration programme at one of Edinburgh’s most famous city centre gardens.

7 June 2011

Rolawn chosen by 20 medal winners at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Rolawn are celebrating being chosen by the country’s leading garden designers and exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011.

27 May 2011

Peter Seabrook thanks Rolawn for support at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Acclaimed garden writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook thanked Rolawn, Britain’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier for their support for four medal winning Generation Gardens created by The Sun newspaper at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011.

27 May 2011

RHS Garden Rosemoor select Rolawn for Peter Buckley Learning Centre garden

Rolawn’s renowned Medallion turf has been laid in the spectacular landscape gardens which envelope the new Peter Buckley Learning Centre at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon.

13 May 2011

Rolawn appoint new manager at York depot

Rolawn, Britain’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have appointed Steve Mullarkey as York Depot & Lawn Care Products Manager.

7 February 2011

Rolawn appoint Finance Manager

Rolawn, the UK’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have appointed Yvonne Fogg as Finance Manager. 

21 January 2011

ITV This Morning select Rolawn for garden makeover

Rolawn’s Medallion turf has been selected for ITV’s This Morning’s Christmas Appeal garden makeover.

11 January 2011

Medal winning garden designer selects Rolawn for project in Dublin

Following medal success at the RHS Tatton Park Show with Rolawn’s Medallion turf, Dublin based garden designer Stephen Dennis was so impressed with the turf quality that he is keen to incorporate it into his garden design projects.

29 November 2010

Rolawn join the social network revolution

Rolawn, Europe’s largest producer of cultivated turf and Britain’s leading supplier of high quality topsoil are now using Facebook and Twitter to issue news updates and lawncare advice.

10 November 2010

Rolawn attains conditional silver status in Green Achiever scheme

York based Rolawn, Europe's largest producer of cultivated turf and Britain's leading supplier of high quality topsoil, has attained Green Achiever Scheme Conditional Silver Award.  

5 October 2010

Rolawn selected by award winning designers at RHS Show Tatton Park

Rolawn are celebrating once again being the first choice for some of the country’s leading garden designers, this time at th RHS Show Tatton Park 2010.

26 July 2010

RHS Harlow Carr select Rolawn for Bramall Learning Centre landscape

Rolawn’s renowned Medallion turf has been laid in the spectacular landscape gardens which envelope the new Bramall Learning Centre at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate.

23 July 2010

Lower Derwent Sports & Social Club select Rolawn

Lower Derwent Sports & Social Club near York has selected Rolawn’s Screened Loam topsoil and Medallion Lawn Seed for their new junior teams mini-soccer pitch.

21 July 2010

ITV 'Garden Angels' select Rolawn for garden makeover

Rolawn’s Medallion turf and Organic Multi-Purpose Compost have been selected for ITV’s This Morning’s Garden Angel' programme.

19 July 2010

Capel Manor College select Rolawn for Royal Gardens

Rolawn’s Medallion turf has been selected for the spectacular Old Manor House Garden at Capel Manor College. The Queens’ Garden, part of the Old Manor House Garden was officially opened on 11th June by HM The Queen.

29 June 2010

Rolawn chosen by 23 medal winners at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Rolawn are celebrating being chosen by the country’s leading garden designers and exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

28 May 2010

It's a dogs life for Rolawn's Website Manager

Helen Redwood, Website Manager at Rolawn, Britain’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier has taken advantage of the recent weather as she races Siberian Huskies.

17 March 2010

Rolawn provide lawn care advice

Rolawn, Europe’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil supplier have used their extensive knowledge of turf production gained over more than 35 years to provide regular lawn care tips.  

10 March 2010

Rolawn Medallion turf chosen for new Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Rolawn’s renowned Medallion turf has been laid in the spectacular new landscape garden which envelopes the new Glasshouse and lake at RHS Garden Wisley.

12 July 2007

Gobi Desert Ultra-Marathon success for Rolawn's Managing Director

Paul Dawson, Managing Director of Rolawn Limited, Europe’s largest turf grower and leading topsoil distributor, based at Elvington near York, has successfully completed the 250km Gobi Desert (China) ultra-marathon in 38hrs 22mins 43secs - finishing in 21st place out of an international field of over 180 competitors from 23 different countries.

29 June 2007

Rolawn donate turf for Julia's House Children's Hospice Garden

Rolawn, Britain’s largest turf grower, has donated its renowned Medallion® turf to Julia’s House children’s hospice, Broadstone, Dorset.    

24 April 2007