Animal & Plant Health Agency: Introduction of Plant Passports

Designed to create traceability of the origins of the plants sold and strengthen biosecurity controls across the EU.

In October 2016, the European Union (EU) adopted Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, which came into force on 14 December 2019 to all EU member states, including the UK. As this regulation entered into force in 2016 it was carried over into UK legislation under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

This regulation covers the sale of plants through mail order but not to plants we sell directly at flower shows or plant fairs. We have decided to issue Plant Passports with all of our plants (rather than the legal minimum) so there is full traceability.

There is no impact to our customers. All you will see is some additional information on our plant labels, which will be the Plant Passport.