Hilltop Nurseries, 
Clacton Road, Weeley, 
Essex, CO16 9DN
01255 830325

Family Run 
for over 50 years

Investing in the highest quality turf production for more than half a century

1500

ACRES

We grow and harvest turf on over 1500 acres on high quality loam on our farms in Essex and Suffolk
500,000+

ORDERS

We've taken hundreds of thousands of orders, from those going in tiny gardens to Olympic park-sized!
10,000+

CUSTOMERS

We supply landscapers, local authorities, garden centres, home builders, and home owners
40,000,000

ROLLS

Harvesting turf almost 365 days a year for the past 50 years makes for a lot of turf rolls!

PAYNES TURF HISTORY 

50 Years and Growing Strong

From the seed of an idea to one of the UK's most loved turf suppliers 

A HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE

1947
Frederick Payne purchases Hilltop Nurseries in Weeley in 1947. His son, Geoffrey Payne, joins him in the business after leaving school in 1962

PAYNES TURF IS ESTABLISHED

1971
Geoffrey Payne establishes Paynes Turf and sells meadow turf 

GROWING CULTIVATED TURF

1987
Geoffrey Payne begins growing cultivated turf from seed, on around 15 acres 

GROWING FAMILY

1989
John Payne, son of Geoffrey, joins Paynes Turf, soon followed by his younger brother Stephen. Today, the two brothers are both directors of the business

GROWING STRONG

Now
We grow and harvest turf on over 1500 acres of quality land in Essex and Suffolk

From our family to yours

Growing turf you can trust - for over 50 years

Join Our Team

If you have an incredible work ethic, love delivering great service, and are passionate about agriculture, send us your cv with a covering letter detailing why you'd want to work for Paynes Turf
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