Free Spirits – Our parent Company

The Intelligent Garden is part of Free Spirits Ltd set up at the end of 2003.  We are based at Fletching Glasshouses in East Sussex from where we run several businesses. These include

Fletching Glasshouses. 2 acres of glasshouse which now grows organic vegetables for the local market. We achieved our Soil Association certificate in September 2008.

Ladybird Plantcare. Supplies a range of biological controls and predators to combat common garden pests such as slugs, caterpillars, aphids, vine weevil, leather jackets etc.

Plants4Presents An internet based business that supplies plants as gifts especially citrus and other fruit trees, vines, flowering plants and chillies.

We also offer support and consultancy on internet marketing via

About Alan Rae

Dr Alan Rae studied Biochemistry and carried out research on plant growth at the University of Oxford. He had a small-holding in Shropshire for 10 years in the 70s and 80s but has spent most of his working life applying IT and the internet to small business growth and marketing.

6 years ago he set up Free Spirits Ltd with his wife and long term business partner Isobel. They sell plants and biological controls online and are Soil Association certified organic growers of vegetables from their Nursery, Fletching Glasshouses. Alan is currently Horticultural Workforce Champion for the South East Region.

He is a chartered Fellow and former Regional Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing  an associate of the Market Research Society and a WorkWise adviser.

Company Details for Free Spirits Ltd.

Company Registration 5003969

Vat Registration: 826 8892 74

Reg Office and Main Address The Glasshouses, Fletching Common, BN84JJ

Telephone 0845 094 0407

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