Nursery Update

2017 will be a spectacular gardening year!

I know that is how I started this paragraph but Windows 10 seems to have eaten ‘My Documents’ so I am starting again.

We have all despaired over 2016 even though it was apparently the hottest year on record. With all the politics going on right now, our gardens are even more important than ever. It’s good to vent your anger on pulling up weeds and calming to admire your plants so carefully grown.

We have spent a lot of time trying to get the nursery straight after having a bungalow built for my parents and I think we are getting there at last. Our auriculas have been split and potted and are now (January) getting their first tidy up. We have 409 sales varieties including lots of ‘Forest’ doubles from Richard Austin.

We are, as usual, attending a lot of shows and plant sales and hope that you can join us and say hello if you see us. We will be at the new RHS Chatsworth show which is in early June so, as the RHS website says “Be part of the future at a show that breaks the boundaries and blends tradition with unexpected, innovative design”.

The team is still made up of Ingrid, husband John, daughter Sarah and Edwina (who has worked with us for at least 14 years so now counts as family too). We have 2 new trainee “meeters and greeters”, namely Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie was supposedly female but knew his name by the time we found out he wasn’t!

We still give talks and are happy to have groups here, either to look around or to have a talk, or both, with coffee and cake provided.
Just enquire. (01746 716 454).

Ingrid Millington

John Millington

Sarah Millington


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


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.