• 30 x 60L Bags Approx 1800L
    £185.00
    £154.17 ex. VAT
  • 1 x Jumbo Bag Approx 2000L
    £185.00
    £154.17 ex. VAT
  • 60 x 60L Bags Approx 3600L
    £299.00
    £249.17 ex. VAT
  • Sample Bag Approx 0.5L
    £3.50
    £2.92 ex. VAT
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Contract Ornamental Bark

Our premium spruce, pine and mixed conifer bark chippings give a professional dark finish to beds and borders. Chipped to one inch and screened to remove fine particles.

This ornamental bark mulch is designed to perform well. It has excellent weed suppression and water retention properties whilst remaining decorative for many seasons (up to 3 years).

It has also has fire resistant characteristics making it very suitable for commercial schemes as a landscaping mulch as well as a decorative garden bark.

Tested in accordance with BS4790:1987

Benefits

  • Ornamental appearance
  • Long lasting (up to 3 years)
  • Very consistent product year round
  • Excellent weed suppression
  • Retains moisture well
  • FSC Approved
  • Versatile
  • Provides a hostile living environment for pests
  • Improved soil
  • Easy to store, install and apply.
  • Free from pathogens, pests and weed seeds.
Bagged Mulch Comparison Chart
Product Durability
(Years)
Aesthetic
Score
Bulk Bag
Price From
70L Bag
Price From
Best Price
Per Litre
Value For
Money
Contract Ornamental 1 - 2 6 £130 £6.25 £0.08 (Small Bags) 6
Decorative Bark 2 - 3 6 £125 N/A £0.09 (Jumbo Bags) 6
Pine Play Bark 2 - 4 8 £160 £7.85 £0.11 (Small Bags) 8
Pine Play Nuggets 4 - 6 7 N/A £7.95 £0.11 (Small Bags) 8
Deluxe Maritime Pine 4 - 6 10 N/A £9.23 £0.13 (Small Bags) 10
Deluxe Pine Nuggets 5 - 8 10 £195 N/A £0.16 (Jumbo Bags) 10
Deluxe Pine Play Area Bark 5 - 8 10 £195 N/A £0.16 (Jumbo Bags) 10
Analysis
pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Availability
Bagged Yes
Loose Yes
Technical Information
Bulk Density 270 - 320 Kg / m3
Colour Dark Reddish Brown
Durability 2-3 Years
Dust & Fines Minimal
Main Constituent Mixed Conifer
Minimum Effective Depth 50mm
Particle Size 15-35mm
Suggested Depth 80mm
Wood Content Up to 20%
Product Code: CORN
Availability: In Stock
150 reviews (4.9/5)  150 Reviews  
Farooq Hassan Sheikh from Lutterworth on 02/03/2024
150 reviews
It’s lot darker than previous orders I have made. It looks well but darker than expected
Laura Alcock from Altrincham on 20/11/2023
150 reviews
Excellent product and delivery service. I will be using again.
Myra from Buckinghamshire on 19/11/2023
150 reviews
Maritime Pine 24 - 45. A nice bark to put on the beds which will hopefully last for many years. A very nice quality and appearance. Didn't go as far as expected, maybe because of the size of the bark. We'll be ordering more. Packaging and delivery was very professional. We'd used CPA before, which is why we go back to them - a nice company to do business with.
Laura Alcock from Altrincham on 19/11/2023
150 reviews
Excellent quality I would definitely recommend
Alastair Duff from Maidenhead on 10/11/2023
150 reviews
Ornamental bark was delivered on time and is of high quality. I’m happy.
A W from St Annes on 24/10/2023
150 reviews
This was my second order from CPA-horticulture and both have been very good. The deliveries were easy and the huge bags put up our drive just where we wanted them. The woodchips and bark have been good quality as well. I will be using CPA again.
Jenner from Cheltenham on 18/10/2023
150 reviews
Good service, great products and straight forward delivery. I will be re-ordering. Highly recommend.
kate from bristol on 17/10/2023
150 reviews
great quality product. excellent delivery. will order again.
Amanda from Ringwood on 06/10/2023
150 reviews
Superior products all round. The bark provides very good coverage and surprises the weeds in my birders well. The 70ltr bags allow for easy storage and are pretty easy to move around. Excellent product and one of many purchased from CPA. Highly recommended
Amanda from Ringwood on 06/10/2023
150 reviews
I have been bartering all my bulk garden supplies from CPA for a while now and wouldn’t go anywhere else. The bark is a superior product, covers well and stays looking good for a long time. The easy to handle 70ltr bags are great and ensures the product stays fresh for longer. Outstanding customer service and help is always on hand when you need advice. Highly recommend this company and their products
Jana from Dereham on 25/08/2023
150 reviews
First time I have ordered bark in bags with this company. Price comparable to large bulk bag and so much easier to handle. Will now be ordering bags for subsequent deliveries. Driver extremely helpful and although we had to unload a few bags due to weight issues with the sack truck, he remained cheerful throughout and moved the bags/pallet exactly where I asked. He was from the Fakenham depot.
Leslie from Cirencester on 11/08/2023
150 reviews
This was my second order for decorative bark. The price has increased quite a lot since my first order but having said that, everything has increased in price. The colour was as good as before but the bark was a bit larger in size. It looks more attractive than some of the bagged garden centre offerings.
R J Gooch from Lowestoft on 26/07/2023
150 reviews
This is the fifth time I've ordered bulk bags of bark from CPA and every transaction has been seamless and problem free. Driver called before delivery, arrived on time, helpful and polite. I will continue to use in the future.
Alex from Portsmouth on 18/07/2023
150 reviews
Great service from start to finish. Website is easy to navigate. Decided on the ornamental bark with lots of information on the website to help decide. Delivery as arranged with no problems. Bark looks beautiful under a row of standard hornbeams. Without hesitation I would order again from CPA Horticulture. The product delivered is worlds apart from bark I’ve previously bought from DIY sheds and garden centres.
Mike from Ludlow on 09/07/2023
150 reviews
Excellent quality. Ordered the 40 bag pallet for the second time - it’s a fair bit cheaper per litre than the bulk bags. Looks really great on my borders and has hugely reduced all the weeding I was doing previously. Excellent delivery service - the driver also helpfully moved the pallet up my tarmac drive with his electric pallet truck. Highly recommended product.
Nick from Haslemere on 26/06/2023
150 reviews
Arrived as promised and great quality.
DaveC from North Norfolk on 27/05/2023
150 reviews
Very good product. Checked first with a sample bag and went for the pallet of 70ltr bags. Not much difference in price v builder bag and far far more easy to spread than dig out of a large bag!
Sandy from Southampton on 27/05/2023
150 reviews
Excellent product, order and delivery superb, really helpful. Product is excellent quality, looks fantastic. Thank you
Ken Adcock from Birmingham on 24/04/2023
150 reviews
Great quality product. Purchase 40 bag pallet of this for second time. So much better than from any garden Center. Great service on the phone from Paul.
Jan Asztemborski from Dereham on 03/04/2023
150 reviews
I have been using CPAs contract bark on our borders for a number of years. Always good quality and looks good. Recent purchase no exception. Delivery service excellent too.
simon from Gloucester on 13/03/2023
150 reviews
Very pleased. Good quality bark and delivery on time and efficient.
Neil from Birmingham on 24/02/2023
150 reviews
Excellent product from CPA as usual although chippings a bit smaller than last year (not a problem). Equally typical, pallet delivery went exactly as planned. Highly recommended ( 1 x jumbo bag).
Mark from Colchester on 10/02/2023
150 reviews
Really good value bark when compared to almost any other source
Sheila from Wokingham on 21/11/2022
150 reviews
This is my second order of ornamental bark. Great product and excellent customer service. Quick turnaround for delivery. Will definitely use CPA again. Thank you.
Sheila from Wokingham on 21/11/2022
150 reviews
This is my second order and very impressed with the service and quality of ornamental bark. Will definitely use CPA in future. Thank you.
Sarah Lloyd from Waterlooville on 16/11/2022
150 reviews
Excellent product delivered on the day of my choosing, repeat customer.
Sarah Lloyd from Waterlooville on 16/11/2022
150 reviews
Excellent product delivered on the day of my choosing. Repeat customer
Ian Oakes from Stratford-on-Avon on 19/10/2022
150 reviews
Easy to use website, good range of products and value for money. Delivered on time with very polite delivery driver. Very pleased with the product. Would use again and happy to recommend.
bob from STOKE-ON-TRENT on 28/09/2022
150 reviews
Good looking, nice colour and size ornamental bark chipping, good choice for a bit of quality. fast delivery and nicely packed
Anna Pitt-Stanley from Malmesbury on 01/08/2022
150 reviews
Always a pleasure dealing with this company for both bark and soil. Quality remains consistently high.
David Ullathorne from Bracknell on 30/07/2022
150 reviews
Delivered on time. A 1200litre pallet of bark was just what my garden needed to show off the separate plants and cover the earth and weeds. I'll be getting another load next spring.
Craig Cassidy from Hertfordshire on 13/05/2022
150 reviews
I have used this firm and product before, service excellent, delivery prompt. Highly recommend
Debra Geary from Barrow in Furness on 01/04/2022
150 reviews
We’ve used CPA contract bark numerous times over the past years. LOVELY bark, great service, will continue to use!
Wendy from Shepton Mallet on 01/04/2022
150 reviews
This is the second time I have ordered chippings from CPA. Impressed with the quality, service and delivery.
J K from Harrogate on 28/03/2022
150 reviews
Very happy with the product, service and delivery. I will be ordering more
Helen Jennings from Diss on 09/01/2022
150 reviews
I’ve used this company a few times now and am very happy with the quality of the Bark. Recommended to other gardeners wanting a good product.
Stephen McPherson from Maidenhead on 31/05/2021
150 reviews
Bought the convenience bag option back in Feb 21, just applied it around the garden and it was surprisingly still moist in the bags. Nice thick layer on, though turns out I need more to spread over another section. So going to grab a couple more bags to finish the job. Stops weeds, and most probably slugs as the bark is really chunky. Very pleased.
John Sterne from Luton on 17/05/2021
150 reviews
Purchased Ornamental Bark 1 Pallet 30 x 70L Bags Contract Ornamental Well packaged and was delivered exactly where I asked it to be dropped. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Will definitely reorder
Steph Grimley from Nottingham on 10/04/2021
150 reviews
Purchased the ornamental bark, excellent service, delivery and product. Would recommend and will be ordering more. Thanks
Mr Savage from Sheffield on 03/04/2021
150 reviews
Really good product and delivered when they said. Driver very helpful, had 3 deliveries now would recommend to anyone. Well done CPA
Katherine from Chelmsford on 28/03/2021
150 reviews
Great product, fast and efficient delivery
Peter D from Brecon on 26/03/2021
150 reviews
Very good product. Delivery time was a mess and my message about large trucks in our small lane had not been passed on from CPA to the haulier. That said, CPA and the haulier otherwise did their best.
Ian Martin from Corby on 22/03/2021
150 reviews
When I think of landscaping I always go to CPA Horticulture. As always, my recent order of Ornamental Bark was of the highest quality. I ordered the bulk bag which was delivered on time and without fuss ( it does stand over 6ft high on the pallet). While righting this review, I was also take the opportunity to recommend their top soil - also of the highest quality
Andrew from Cheshire on 15/03/2021
150 reviews
Excellent product. Have ordered several times with bulk-multipacks - consistently v high quality
Paul from Macclesfield on 08/03/2021
150 reviews
Good sales service and an excellent product, best I have used. Slight hitch with delivery. It was promised for Friday but I had to chase it at the end of the day when it didn't arrive. In fairness it was then delivered at 9.00am on the Saturday morning. Would readily recommend CPA Horticulture and their Contract Ornamental Bark
Christopher Glastonbury from RUSHDEN on 21/02/2021
150 reviews
Top class product exactly what I ordered delivered on time and good delivery no problem. Now looks great on my borders spot on.
Rob from Sedgebrook on 25/01/2021
150 reviews
The bark was very good quality and has worked really well as a path into our wood. The delivery driver was excellent and did all he could to get the large bag where I wanted it. I would recommend this product and service.
Gerald from Westfield on 27/11/2020
150 reviews
Product Good Delivery bad
Gerald from Westfield on 27/11/2020
150 reviews
The product is first class However, despite me selecting a small delivery vehicle an 18 tonne tuned up and I declined to take delivery and then had to wait three days for a redelivery
J F Porter from Gloucester on 14/11/2020
150 reviews
Just what I expected and needed on a new garden and delivered on my drive effectively on time.
John Rodd from Hereford on 09/11/2020
150 reviews
Very pleased with the quality and colour of the material. Material delivered at the agreed time and the driver was very helpful in placing the material as close as he could to my ideal position. All in all, extremely satisfied and will buy again, but hopefully not for two years or so!
Kim from Northwood on 20/10/2020
150 reviews
Lovely size, smell and much nicer than the usual DIY Store bark.
Andy from Leeds on 19/10/2020
150 reviews
Great product, delivered on time and driver helped move pallet to best area in my garden. Many thanks
Erica Williams from Doncaster on 15/09/2020
150 reviews
Apart from the slow communication that the delivery was delayed a day, the bark was just enough to spread all around the garden and it looks and smells lovely. Now just to wait and see if it keeps the weeds down and helps retain moisture. Many thanks for a great product at great value.
Robert from Ilmer on 12/09/2020
150 reviews
Good product .. great texture and reasonably priced
ian from chard on 24/08/2020
150 reviews
Free flowing and easy to handle bags make simple to apply
Geoff S from Rochford on 21/08/2020
150 reviews
Only used a few bags so far, but like the look of the bark. Easy to order and delivery service was very good.
Tony Harrison from Mathon on 14/08/2020
150 reviews
Excellent product and very reasonably priced. I was a bit concerned about having to move 40 x 70 litre bags but the delivery driver positioned the pallet for me and individual bags were quite easy to carry. Highly recommended company.
Peter Latham from Leighton Buzzard on 06/08/2020
150 reviews
Great service and excellent product.
Richard from Bearsted on 04/08/2020
150 reviews
Good product. Superb delivery driver who phone in advance and left sacks very neatly, exactly as requested.
Jacqui from Doncaster on 30/07/2020
150 reviews
Very pleased with the ornamental bark. Smells lovely and fresh, is a rich dark colour- just what we wanted! Delivery driver was lovely and obliging too.
Richard from Cardiff on 29/07/2020
150 reviews
Really pleased with this bark I used 40 bags for the paths around four 5m X 5m raised beds and it instantly improved the appearance of the whole area.
Anna from Malmesbury, Wiltshire on 27/07/2020
150 reviews
Second order and again, equally as happy with the quality and service. Excellent. I'll be back.
Nic Monks from Liphook on 26/07/2020
150 reviews
Top quality product, well packed in recyclable bags. Delivery process is excellent plenty of information and very helpful delivery company.
Helen from Birmingham on 24/07/2020
150 reviews
Quality product and reasonably priced Had a problem with delivery but this was the transport company’s fault and Toby at CPA was very helpful. Would definitely buy from CPA again
Steve Harrison from Sunderland on 11/07/2020
150 reviews
Order was received on time, friendly driver went out of his way to get the bark as near to the garden as possible. The difference between this product and the bark you can buy from the big diy places is night and day. Garden looks fantastic would highly recommend the bark to prospective purchasers.
Paul Carvia-Meadows from Sherborne on 06/07/2020
150 reviews
The delivery was well arranged and I was kept up-to-date at all times. I wish I ordered a larger bag as think I will need it but it is very easy to handle and spread. Will definitely order from here again.
David from Northampton on 06/07/2020
150 reviews
Product arrived as expected, good quality and on the agreed date. Thanks for the good service.
Debra geary from Barrow in furness on 27/06/2020
150 reviews
Ordered this bark twice now, absolutely love it, great size, smells fabulous. Will definitely be my supplier of choice now!
C V Ward from Clevedon, Bristol on 23/06/2020
150 reviews
I had a look on various websites for bark that was FSC Approved, CPA website was really user friendly and good price as well as good reviews! Arrival of the bark was quick as I was able to choose the date and was updated and confirmed day before. Delivery was excellent, the gentleman was really lovely and friendly, positioned the pallet on the drive to allow vehicle access for me. I would highly recommend and will be using again thank you!
Ann Ibbetson from Huntingdon on 23/06/2020
150 reviews
I have had 120 bags of this mulch so far over the last couple of months. The garden looks all the better for it. It forms a good mat over the soil and it is definitely locking the moisture into the soil during these hot summer days. We are on clay and I hope that as this mulch breaks down it will help to condition the soil and make it easier to work. I am about to order another consignment which I wouldn’t do if I wasn’t 100% pleased with the product. I have ordered the bags of mulch because it’s very convenient and easy to move around. The bags aren’t heavy so I can manage them myself ( I am a lady in my 70s ). The deliveries have arrived as promised and the delivery driver is most helpful.
Ken Adcock from Birmingham on 10/06/2020
150 reviews
High quality product with great service. Courier delivered exactly where we asked. Highly recommend CPA.
Greg from Norfolk on 13/04/2020
150 reviews
Very pleased, excellent customer service, fantastic product...
Greg from Norfolk on 13/04/2020
150 reviews
Fantastic product, excellent customer service and delivery. Just about to order again! Very pleased
Gregory from Norfolk on 11/04/2020
150 reviews
Fantastic product, have been ordering this over a few years now. Very pleased with the look of it, much nicer than many products out there.
Robert Della-Sala from Princes Risborough on 20/01/2020
150 reviews
Really good quality bark and reasonably priced. About 5th time I have re-ordered from here
Yves Lebrec from Chichester on 12/11/2019
150 reviews
Am a landscape gardener. Ordered a pallet of contract bark. Had to be delivered on a specific day. Great service. Great product. Great price.
Ian Ward from Meols on 17/10/2019
150 reviews
Order No. 59176. I wish to thank you for your excellent product (ornamental bark) and service , relating to the above order. I was very pleased with the quality of the bark and the delivery. A special thank you to the delivery driver who made the off loading so easy. This is my second order for ornamental bark.
Trevor Williamson from Lymm on 06/10/2019
150 reviews
Very happy with the service and quality of the produst. Would recommend to anybody based on my experience.
Trevor Williamson from Lymm on 06/10/2019
150 reviews
Very happy with the service and quality of the product. Would recommend to anybody and will use you again
Mick from Epsom on 05/10/2019
150 reviews
Great service and good product (Contract Ornamental bark). Will use again.
Colin from West Felton on 26/09/2019
150 reviews
Not delivered on day scheduled
Victor from Elstree on 21/09/2019
150 reviews
Great quality, great service
Victor from Elstree on 21/09/2019
150 reviews
Great quality, great service
Siobhan Averall-Davies from Southsea on 21/09/2019
150 reviews
Very happy with this purchase, quality products and service; delivered right to my allotment plot!
Marie-Louise Coates from Tilmanstone on 29/08/2019
150 reviews
I am impressed with the polite and efficient service you provided. Although I had first to delay my order and then asked for special delivery information' I was at all time helped and treated with politeness and prompt service.
David Hughes from Birmingham on 21/08/2019
150 reviews
perfect service- easy to order, arrived via delivery agent at time promised, well packaged - not had time to put down the 4800litres - its a job for the bank holiday- the finishing touch to complement the 14m sleeper wall and steps constructed on the front garden. - thank you CPA, will use you again.
Gregory Turner from Norfolk on 24/06/2019
150 reviews
Absolutely delighted by the service, quality and price - just about to place my third order of this top quality product! Can’t recommend highly enough on all levels.
Michael McHugh from London on 19/06/2019
150 reviews
Great product and delivery, very pleased
J venn from Grantham on 21/05/2019
150 reviews
My order of contract ornamental bark arrived on time by a friendly delivery driver The Bark is good quality and I’m about to reorder another batch.
Maggie Marsland from Chandlers Ford, Hants on 01/05/2019
150 reviews
A lovely ornamental bark. Nice and dark, small pieces . Smells lovely! The 2000 litre bag is very good value. Good customer service on the phone (Rupert) when I placed the order. Named day delivery and good tracking. Would definitely use again. Thank you.
Maggie Marsland from Chandlers Ford, Hants on 01/05/2019
150 reviews
A lovely ornamental bark. Nice and dark, small pieces. Smells lovely! The jumbo 2000 litre bag is very good value. Helpful customer service on the phone (Rupert) when I placed the order. Would definitely use again. Thank you.
Sarah Wilkinson from Abingdon on 25/04/2019
150 reviews
Very helpful driver. Product looks wonderful and has smartened up my borders no end!
Sarah K from Reading on 20/04/2019
150 reviews
Bought as mulch for borders. So much better than previous from DIY centres. Easy to apply. Had 40 bags but will be ordering more as so impressed and hopefully will suppress weeds and conserve moisture .
Steve from Fareham on 17/04/2019
150 reviews
This is the third order of this contractors bark and it is a good reliable quality product
David Williams from Berkshire on 12/04/2019
150 reviews
Couple of key points, the website is very helpful and requirements for delivery equally so. I had a telephone call before delivery to make an alternative suggestion because of potential kerbside issues - perfect customer service. The tree bark itself is just as described, really cannot fault the service and quality of product from CPA. Order with confidence
Sarah Wilkinson from Abingdon on 09/04/2019
150 reviews
Very helpful delivery driver who made sure the pallet was positioned so I cd easily unload it.
christine from wigan on 02/04/2019
150 reviews
1st order from cpa very haapy with the quality still in the process of putting it down put 80 bags in mum garden and it looks lovely and makes the plants stand out
Graham from Huntingdon on 20/03/2019
150 reviews
Pleased with the products but disappointed that delivery was in a large 16 ton wagon when I had requested the 7.5 ton that had been offered. As expected this made delivery more problematic ,however the driver of the lorry was efficient and helpful trying his best to place the pallets where I needed them.
Roger Monk from Towcester on 12/03/2019
150 reviews
Delivered quickly, looks good and sensibly priced. I have now ordered another Jumbo pack
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