Hello, we’re The Green House Growers

We’ve been growing fresh food since 1977, beginning as a small family business with just over 1ha of tomatoes. Now we have 48ha across our nurseries in Sussex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Over the years we’ve become known for the best quality and for pioneering sustainability. Our team has over 300 years of combined experience in growing the best tasting, freshest food.

We’ve always been at the forefront of reducing environmental impact, whether that is using bumblebees for production or taking care of every drop of water we use. Most recently at our nurseries in Norwich and Ely, we’ve become one of the first growers to use waste heat from water treatment plants and reservoirs, reducing carbon footprint by up to 60%.

We now account for nearly 20% of tomatoes and 25% of cucumbers grown in the UK.

Customer comments

Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our customers. Here’s a selection of the many lovely comments we’ve received. Get in touch to share your #fridayfeedback

I Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for reminding of my Dad’s large tomato greenhouse where as a child I would go and pick tomatoes for my teatime sandwiches (EVERY afternoon). Just got your tomatoes with my Sainsbury’s order today and your tomatoes are just fabulous, OMG the smell of the vine alone is just wonderful. So evocative. Remember watering Dad’s vines and the smell that came off was just glorious… Happy days, thanks for evoking the memories xx

Today was a very special day. By pure chance I picked up a pack of your Ruby Jewel Plum Tomatoes, variety Sunshine. What a total joy! It reminded me of tomatoes years ago, beautiful flesh and minimal seeds. Most of the tomatoes I have bought from Sainsbury’s are much of a muchness so I rarely even check the pack other than to make sure it’s British. I am not a tomato connoisseur by any means and normally accept supermarket tomatoes over the years have lost a lot of their taste and that is just the way it is. So thank you, I will definitely look out for these in future and check the packs to see if I can try other tomatoes from your nursery.

Thank you for the most amazing Tomatoes. I have never eaten such a wonderfully ripe tomato, so red and so full of flavour. I doubt any other tomato will ever compare! You will have definite repeat business from me for sure.

Just one bite of the delicious Sainsbury’s Vittoria tomatoes and I could taste a summer day in my grandfathers garden. By far the tastiest tomatoes around full of Health natural flavours. These are my new go to snack. I don’t know how they have done it.

Good Morning Purchased your Ruby Jewel Plum (sunshine) tomatoes from Sainsbury’s. Absolutely beautiful, best tomatoes we’ve tasted in years . Will definitely buy again, in fact making the trip again purely to buy more.

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Norwich Job Fair

We will be at the Norwich Job Fair on Wednesday 19th April 2023 between 10am and 1pm. Come and say hello and find out what... Read more

British Tomato Fortnight

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BBC Look East

Look out for The Green House Ely Ltd featuring on BBC Look East in the next couple of weeks