Growers of the UK’s most specified turf for almost 50 years
Our Medallion® turf is Britain’s biggest-selling, most frequently specified turf, making it the first choice for both professional landscapers and domestic gardeners. Rolawn is also Britain’s leading supplier of consistent, premium-quality, safety-assured, responsibly sourced topsoils, compost, barks, mulches, lawn fertiliser and grass seed.
Grown and produced in the Vale of York, our consistent, horticulturally focused products are designed so that both domestic gardeners and horticultural professionals can create beautiful landscapes that will be enjoyed for years to come. Our technically superior product range is available all year, nationwide. Both trade and retail customers can purchase direct or via our extensive stockist network, supported by our award-winning levels of customer service.
“There’s a real passion in the business for turf and horticulture and landscaping. We don’t sit down and accept one day that that’s the best we can do. We’re always looking over the horizon, to grow and develop and evolve something that’s really quite special. So that’s where the passion is, to keep moving forward, to keep innovating and producing products that are fit for the future.”
Paul Dawson, Managing Director
We never rest on our laurels. At the heart of the business is a commitment to invest in innovation to ensure we continue to lead the market and meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. We also keep a firm focus on future trends and legislation.
Rolawn thrives on innovation, a culture initiated in 1975 by founding members Leslie and Ken Dawson and furthered by Ken’s son, Paul. As current Chairman and Managing Director, Paul continues the ethos by putting research and development at the heart of providing customers with ever-improving products and services.
This has led to an extensive list of ‘industry-firsts’ all developed in-house. Recent examples include:
We are proud that our customers can buy Rolawn products with confidence, trusting in their consistent, high performance and in our integrity and professionalism. That’s because our systems, services and product quality are subject to ongoing audits to ensure that our market-leading standards are being maintained and improved, resulting in independent verification from a number of internationally recognised bodies.
Annual independent audits demonstrate that our processes and systems are continuing to meet the exacting standards of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Read our quality policy.
Feefo Trusted Service award
The Feefo Trusted Service award recognises businesses who demonstrate an outstanding service to their customers. Winners are decided based on the ratings they receive from genuine customers, reflecting the fact that they have consistently achieved excellence in service standards.
BS 3882:2015 – The latest British Standard for topsoils
We have our topsoils tested for over 70 substances, including asbestos and other potentially toxic elements. That’s far beyond the basic requirements of the latest British Standard. This ensures their suitability for all applications but in particular for residential home-grown use, the most demanding intended application.
The qualities, standards, awards and endorsements outlined on this page combine to make Rolawn the industry benchmark for quality and service.
Rolawn is a registered trademark which is integral to our heritage and our future. We work hard to protect the brand, to ensure that anyone purchasing a Rolawn product can do so assured that they are buying the genuine item, complete with the associated high quality and first-class service.
We know that environmental concerns are foremost in many of our customers’ minds and we feel the same. Environmental responsibility is integral to Rolawn’s operations. We work closely with experts in the field to ensure that we are leading our industry in this increasingly important area.
As part of our pro-active environmental strategy, we have embraced a more carbon-friendly future. The installation of on site solar panels makes a significant contribution to the production facility at our head office in East Riding of Yorkshire.
Awarded after independent audits recognising continuous improvements in our environmental performance for more than five consecutive years.
Independent verification from the FSC that Rolawn’s bark products are responsibly sourced. www.fsc.org (Licence code: FSC-C147081).
Leading garden designers and horticulturists, including Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Wilson, Sarah Eberle and Adam Frost Design, use Rolawn because they know that they can rely on products with an award-winning performance, from a responsible and ethical supplier. Throughout our history we have been the first choice for those who demand the best.
We are proud that our products have featured in over 280 award-winning show gardens since 2012. In July 2016, we were a gold medal winner at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for our conceptual show garden called ‘Why?’.
We are delighted with the consistently high ratings received via the independent review platform Feefo, which have led to our Gold Trusted Service Award – for consistently delivering excellence.
However, as a dedicated team of professionals, focused on making every stage of the customer experience second-to-none, we constantly challenge the way we work. Using information gathered from customer feedback and development opportunities identified via our BS EN ISO9001:2015 certificated quality management system, we proactively refine the way we operate.
The Rolawn group launched BioScapes in 2021 with the aim of providing practical solutions for people and organisations looking to make a positive contribution to biodiversity restoration.
BioScapes products are self-contained biodiversity units – specially designed planters which incorporate wildlife habitats.
Rolawn is proud to be an official headline sponsor of the annual BBC Gardeners’ World Live Show.
As part of our long-standing association with the event, we are a selected supplier to the main show as well as the Spring and Autumn Fairs, providing our technically superior Medallion® Turf and premium-quality horticultural products for use on and alongside the show gardens.
We work closely with trade bodies and leading independent soil science consultancies to continuously improve our products and the industry as a whole.
The UK’s leading landscaping Trade Association.
The world’s leading sports turf consultancy and independent authority in turfgrass research.
A leading independent Soil Science and Landscape Engineering consultancy.
In 2005, Ken Dawson, Rolawn’s Chairman at the time, was awarded the Distinguished Honorary Member Award by the TPI, in recognition of his contribution to the turf grass industry. The TPI is a global organisation committed to the advancement of the turf grass industry and is recognised throughout the world as the most respected and prestigious body of its kind.