Who are we

When you work with Barenbrug UK, you'll understand grass is not always equal and why we are the grass experts.

More than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation, means you'll be dealing with a company that understands grass, so you can rest easy with the knopwledge that a quality product will be delivered for you. 

More than a century of knowledge and experience in grass innovation

Innovation is in our DNA and we challenge convention; not different for the sake of being different.

You can take satisfaction in the knowledge that all our products are tried and tested as varieties, mixtures, and in conditions that best simulate your environment.
Giving you one less thing to worry about.

  • Being part of the Royal Barenbrug Group, we have access to worldwide development and breeding expertise. We leverage technology in our products, services and
  • We are one of the UK’s largest grass seed producers, breeding varieties for every possible forage and turf application, and distributing more than 4,500 tonnes of seed each year to agricultural, equestrian, amenity and residential markets
  • With proprietary plant breeding and production technologies, we also work closely with academic institutes, customers and the international research community to develop improved grass seed varieties




Largest amenity grower

We love locally grown!


We’re backing British farmers with over 2,000 hectares of British farmland producing our grass seed.


Our grasses are tried, tested and proven with British farmers (including at our own Cropvale Research Site in Worcestershire).


Growing locally allows us to carefully evaluate the quality standards, keeping a close eye on crops, and establishing a strong collaboration and connection with experienced and trusted growers.


  • The UK’s largest amenity seed grower
  • In 2017, over 50% of perennial ryegrasses and over 60% of red fescue harvested in the UK was grown by Barenbrug UK
  • Tried, tested, and proven in the UK





Quality has everything to do with the success of your profession. Our profession is plant breeding; selecting and developing plants for various applications, and we have specialised in grass. 


Barenbrug spends a lot of time and effort on the quality of its product. We have introduced unique systems to ensure that our quality product is of the highest standards. All seed produced under our own supervision will be carefully tested at all the stages of the production process.


Barenbrug is one of the biggest grass seed producers in the UK, producing around 2,000 hectares sown with Barenbrug cultivars. This means that the seed is produced to the Higher Voluntary Standards (HVS), which is unique to the UK guaranteeing a higher level of purity and germination. Barenbrug always aims to surpass the H.V.S. standards. All cleaning procedures in our production facilities are closely monitored to prevent any contamination.



Our profession is plant breeding; selecting and developing quality cultivars with the essential, unique characteristics to meet the ever-increasing demands placed upon you for quality surfaces whatever the circumstances.  


Barenbrug has been developing cultivars at research stations in different climatic zones for more than 50 years.


Barenbrug now has a decentralised research operation in many different countries on five continents, guaranteeing better testing and selection, offering innovation and well-adapted cultivars and species in each climatic area.


It takes around 15 years to develop a new cultivar. 


This is why we spend a lot of time listening to our customers to make sure we will meet their future requirements. 


Grass seed breeders work to improve and update cultivars on an ongoing basis, providing turf professionals with characteristics like disease and drought tolerance, cool-temperature germination and rapid recovery from wear. You name a problem, you can be sure there’s a breeder out there pioneering a new cultivar to solve it!


That’s why we, in turn, are constantly looking at how we can better our mixtures with the latest Barenbrug-bred cultivars. It’s our job to make the most of these breeding breakthroughs and research innovation; the latest of which feature in our sport and agriculture mixtures.


About Barenbrug

Established in the UK in 1983, Barenbrug UK has now established itself as one of the largest grass seed producers in the UK, distributing more than 4,000 tonnes of grass seed each year through an efficient network in both amenity and agricultural markets.


At Barenbrug, we work together as a team to serve our clients wherever they need us. We have a team of technical experts based around the UK, two locations in the UK and as part of the wider Barenbrug Group worldwide.

We make our collective knowledge, experience and global network available to our clients.

Our head office, administration centre and main production facility is in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We also have production facilities and smaller administration in Falkirk, Scotland.


Barenbrug UK Ltd, 
33 Perkins Road, 
Rougham Industrial Estate, 
Bury St Edmunds, 
IP30 9ND


Barenbrug UK Ltd, 
Units 5-7 Abbots Road, 
Bankside Industrial Estate 


Our research site at Cropvale, Evesham, trials both agriculture and amenity varieties and mixtures, providing a solid testing ground for our material.