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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 auricula Silverway (S)
Grey/white edged.
£ 4.50
Erysimum Constant Cheer
Fragrant flowers open orange-red and change to purple. Spring. 60cm
£ 5.00
Rehmannia elata
AGM. "Chinese Foxglove". Mid pink flowers with a yellow spotted throat. This looks very exotic but is hardy. 45cm.
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Mellifluous (A)
£ 4.50
Babiana Zwanenburg
Bulbous plant with deep blue flowers and pleated foliage. 15cm.
£ 4.50
Linaria Canon J Went
Narrow grey foliage. Tall narrow spikes of pink flowers. Good for cutting. 80cm.
£ 1.50
Dahlia Happy Single Romeo
NEW. PBR. Attractive red flowers over striking dark foliage. Compact habit.
£ 6.00
Roscoea purpurea Peacock
Large flowers, some 4cm long by over 2cm wide, in rich blue-violet. The lip is broad and crinkled and crisped in a most attractive fashion. This has very stout yet compact growth and makes a superb stocky, flower-covered clump.
£ 6.50
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
Lysimachia mauritiana
Glossy leaved, unusual sub shrub with white, starry flowers in summer. Very choice. Asia. Sun. 60-90cm.
£ 4.00
Primula auricula Joe Perks (A)
Gold centred.
£ 4.50
Roscoea scillifolia scillifolia
Beautifully scented modern roses for the garden or containers.
£ 6.50
Primula auricula Kingfisher (A)
Pinky mauve. Light centred.
£ 4.50
Kirengeshoma palmata
AGM. Rhizomatous woodland plant from Japan. Strong arching stems bear elegant leaves. Yellow shuttle-cock flowers are produced at the stem tips in late summer. 120cm.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Eden David (B)
£ 4.50
Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low
"Catmint". Strong spikes of mauve-blue flowers above aromatic grey foliage. Shear after flowering if you have no cats to prune it for you. 45cm.
£ 3.50
Anemone coronaria (Saint Bridgid Group) Mount Everest
Very showy, 'daisy-like' flowers with single and double rows of petals and ferny foliage.
£ 4.00
Phlox paniculata Visions
Salmon-pink with a darker eye. 65cm.
£ 4.00
Primula Jack in the Green red flowered
Polyanthus type with red flowers backed with a green ruff. An ancient curiosity!
£ 5.00
Salvia Trewithen
Attractive cerise flowers on long flower stems over aromatic stiff green foliage. June-October. Sun. 50cm.
£ 5.50
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