It is a family business owned and run by husband and wife team Jill Vaughan and John Overvoorde. John’s father’s family were market gardeners for several generations and lived near Delft in Holland (hence Delfland Nurseries). John was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire and was interested in growing from a very early age. He studied horticultural production at Sutton Bonington (Nottingham University) and has over 25 years growing experience. John began by growing lettuce for supermarkets but after five years he wanted more of a challenge and started plant raising. Beginning with brassicas, he soon progressed to lettuce, celery and tomatoes and now grows 'anything from seed.'