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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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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


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 sieboldii Winter Dreams
NEW. Flowers look like round white moons, frosty snowflakes or white feathers. 30cm.
£ 4.00
Primula veris compact form
AGM. "Cowslip". Masses of bright-yellow flowers on long stalks in spring. 15cm.
£ 1.50
Primula auricula Hawkwood (S)
Fancy. Red body, grey edges.
£ 4.50
Astrantia major
Dark red flower heads with black stems. 70cm.
£ 1.50
Cyclamen hederifolium
AGM. The leaves, have silver patterning over dark green, and the flowers appear at the same time from tubers underground. The flower colour can vary from white to deep red. Good in dry shade. 5cm.
£ 4.00
Primula auricula Nickity (A)
Dull red shaded to  lighter. Gold centred.
£ 4.50
Nicotiana glauca
This produces a much branched shrub or small tree often reaching 800cm in nature. The leaves are thickish and rubbery to 25cms long. It is native to Bolivia and  Argentina. Yellow tubular flowers. POISONOUS.
£ 1.50
Primula auricula Skylark (A)
Purple. Light centred.
£ 4.50
Primula sieboldii Blush
Herbaceous perennial forming rosettes of pale green leaves in spring. Flower heads of pale pink flowers in late spring. 30cm.
£ 4.00
Primula Striped Victorians Group
NEW. Barnhaven Strain. Polyanthus. Predominantly blue and violet with cream, dusky pink and smoky peony shades, all veined and striped like Japanese irises.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Teawell Pride (D)
Rose purple double.
£ 4.50
Gladiolus papilio Ruby
This exciting Gladiolus cross from New Zealand has beautiful hooded ruby-crimson flowers on wiry stems with tall narrow leaves. Very hardy and vigorous. 100cm.
£ 1.50
Salvia Christine Yeo
A cross between two shrubby species; the familiar S. microphylla and a species with blue flowers called S.chamaedryoides. The characteristics are intermediate between the parents and it grows to about 75cm with deep violet flowers.
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Dill (A)
Plum red.
£ 5.00
Nerine bowdenii Mollie Cowie
Variegated hardy nerine. Clusters of very clear fuchsia-pink flowers in autumn. 60cm. Leaves have a narrow creamy edge and a metallic sheen. Hardy and easy.
£ 6.50
Phytolacca americana
"Pokeweed". Rhizomatous plant with white flowers in spikes, followed by green, then red and finally black berries. Large architectural plant up to 200cm.
£ 1.50
Pulsatilla vulgaris Alba
AGM. "Pasque Flower". White flowers in early spring followed by ferny foliage. Pretty fluffy seed heads. Limy soil. Up to 40 cm.
£ 5.00
Nepeta Pink Candy
Numerous candy pink flowers over a long flowering season. Ideal for pots,  containers and garden borders. Aromatic foliage. 45cm.
£ 5.50
Pulsatilla vulgaris R?de Klokke
Red bell-shaped flowers in spring. Fluffy seed heads. Likes limy soil. 15cm.
£ 5.00
Geranium ROZANNE
PBR. Its leaves form mounds of slightly marbled, deep green foliage above which appear loose cymes of large (up to 5cm across) saucer-shaped, violet-blue flowers with pale whitish centres and red veins radiating out into the five petals. The flowering period is June to at least September.
£ 7.00
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