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John and Ingrid in the nursery In this busy year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics in London, we can all join in even if we didn’t get tickets. By being creative in your garden, enjoy an “outdoor room” with a party atmosphere, made as colourful as you like with fresh ideas. And why not make gardening the new gym? Why pay hundreds of pounds in gym membership when you can go into your garden and do the same amount of exercise for free, thus leaving the pounds in your pocket and not on your waistline? This will give you the opportunity to improve both your health and your environment. Gardening has never been so easy with an enormous variety of container grown plants to choose from: not only flowers but also vegetables. Why not try growing them together? Visit us at the nursery or give us a call for some ideas.

We will be running RHS partnership days at the nursery: pruning and propagation, spring and autumn (see our events list). In addition, we are running “special event” days including some where part of the proceeds will go to charity, both local and gardening related.

We hope to see many of our customers, both old and new, not only at the nursery but also at the many plant fairs and shows we attend. Don’t forget that you can order plants from us and we can bring them to any event, thus saving you post and packing charges.

If you are struggling to find a particular plant or have any gardening queries, do not hesitate to get in touch as even if we do not stock the plant or know the answer to your question, we can use all our resources and contacts to solve your problems.

We do not have a bespoke tea room but if you would like a cuppa, just ask. (donations to the RSPCA). Our restroom is disabled friendly, as are the outside sales beds. Please ask if you need any assistance such as getting plants from the tunnels.

Dogs are welcome on leads. Please let us know if you would rather our cats and dog stayed indoors during your visit and we will be most happy to oblige as we realise that not everyone shares our love of animals.

Do look around our garden and pond and feel free to pic-nic: there are tables and chairs available for use. If the weather is inclement, do sit in our shop area and if you venture outside, we have plenty of umbrellas.

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Talks

We are available to give talks on the following subjects and if we have enough notice, can tailor one of our talks to you needs/situation, or create a new talk for you. We use a digital projector and can bring our own equipment and plants for sale if you wish.

1. Plant Hunting on Holiday
2. South African Bulbs
3. Herbaceous perennials
4. Plants for Autumn colour in the garden
5. Propagation (practical)
6. The Dry Garden
7. Primulas and Auriculas
8. Cannas
9. An exploration into the world of the Acanthus, including history, influence and other plants in the Acanthus family
10. Bulbs for the garden throughout the year
11. Trees for smaller gardens
12. Plants for wildlife

Visits

We are happy to receive daytime or evening visits from gardening clubs, etc. There is room for a coach to park at the end of our lane (by pre arrangement with the farmer) and we can give a talk, guided tour, provide light refreshments or whatever else you may need. Just give us a call for further details. 01746 716 454.

Loyalty Scheme

This is up and running and still costs only £5.00 to join. Benefits include 10% off all purchases at the nursery and previews to our seasonal “sales”.

Featured Plants - Today's best selection
Primula auricula Chamois (B)
Wash-leather yellow. Lightly frilled petals. Green foliage.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Peggy (A)
Blue. Light centred.
£ 4.50
Penstemon gormanii
This attractive perennial North American wildflower bears violet-blue tubular flowers that are fragrant. Suits a rock garden. 45cm.
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Golden Splendour (D)
Burnished gold.
£ 4.50
Dierama Snowbells
Pure white bells are held in arching stems mid-Spring to Summer. Sword-like leaves. Evergreen in mild winter climates but deciduous in extreme cold.
£ 6.00
Lupinus albifrons collinus
Silvery leaves on spreading stems make a low mat; spikes of bright blue purple flowers extend to 65cm in spring. Perennial subshrub.
£ 4.50
Grindelia squarrosa
"Curly-cup Gumweed".  3cm yellow flowers from July to September. The bracts of the flower heads are very sticky with white gum. Very common to dry areas of the prairies. 30cm.
£ 6.00
Primula auricula Rolts (S)
Fancy. Red body, green edge, white eye.
£ 4.50
Anemone sylvestris Elise Fieldman
NEW.  Beautiful dahlia-like white flowers infused with green appear in early May over deep green, finely divided foliage with a crinkled texture. 35cm.
£ 6.00
Lychnis Rollie's Favourite
Upright and somewhat outwardly spreading plant habit; freely basal clumping growth habit; dense and bushy plants; freely flowering habit; and bright red purple-coloured flowers.
£ 5.50
Dahlia Happy Single Flame
NEW. PBR. Compact, bushy, clump-forming, tuberous perennial with toothed, pinnate, purple to black flushed, dark green leaves and, in summer and autumn, single, orange-red flowers with yellow centres.
£ 6.00
Veronica umbrosa Georgia Blue
Small bronzy evergreen leaves. Masses of dark-blue flowers which seem to be in evidence all the year round. Looks scruffy in pots. 20cm.
£ 5.50
Dianthus Cosmic Swirl Red
Speckled, swirling pink double flowers with dashes of white. Scented. 40cm.
£ 6.00
Laurus nobilis
AGM. "Bay Tree". Commonly used in cooking, this plant forms an evergreen shrub which may be left to grow unhindered or shaped into a more manageable size.
£ 4.00
Sunflower
Plant loved by children and adults alike.  Easy and spectacular.
£ 1.50
Iris Cherry Garden
This attractive standard dwarf bearded iris has cherry/maroon standard and falls with a purple beard, early in the season. 45cm.
£ 6.50
Primula Belarina Cobalt Blue
NEW. Bright blue double flowers with a green rosette behind the head.
£ 5.50
Corydalis ophiocarpa
Bronzy grey filigree foliage. Creamy white flowers. 40cm.
£ 4.00
Solanum laciniatum
"Kangaroo Apple" Native to Australia and Tasmania. Purple flowers followed by orange egg-shaped fruits. Juvenile leaves are dark green and deeply lobed whilst adult leaves are lanceolate. Stems start out dark green, turn black and eventually form a rough brown bark. 250cm .
£ 1.50
Primula auricula Fuller's Red (S)
Red.
£ 4.50
Nursery Opening Times
March 1st to October 15th: 9am-5pm daily.
Closed Sundays
All other times by appointment.


AGM - Award of Garden Merit, given by the RHS to particularly garden worthy plants.

PBR - Plant Breeder’s Rights apply