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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
Justicia Penrhosiensis
Tender evergreen shrub with vivid orange-red tubular flowers for a long period in winter.  Protect from hot sun in summer. Excellent conservatory plant. 90 cms.
£ 6.50
Dahlia HAPPY SINGLE DATE
NEW. PBR. Compact, well-branched, heavy-flowering and has an upright spreading habit. Its foliage is dark green and the cheerful flowers are single daisies with orange and red bicoloured blooms.
£ 6.00
Penstemon Ice Cream Juicy Grape
Masses of bell shaped cerise pink flowers with speckled white throats throughout summer. Height 60cm, Spread 60cm
£ 4.50
Primula auricula Prometheus (D)
Lovely double brick red.
£ 5.50
Anemone ranunculoides
AGM. Yellow flowers held above a dark green ruff of leaves in early spring. Excellent under trees. 10cm.
£ 4.00
Canna Stuttgart
Attractive grey and white variegated foliage. Small orange flowers. Mainly grown for its foliage so keep out of direct sun to avoid burning the white parts of the leaves. 200cm.
£ 6.50
Veronica spicata Heidekind
Deep green foliage, under long, well defined red-pink spikes.
£ 5.50
Primula auricula Beppi
as yet unflowered.
£ 4.50
Scabiosa caucasica Goldingensis
This is an old, well known variety of the popular perennial Scabious with large, scented, rich lavender-blue flowers to enrich your borders, bees, butterflies and vases. Prefers a chalky soil. 80cm..
£ 5.50
Primula auricula Old Smokey (A)
Gold centred. Salmony pink.
£ 4.50
Crocosmia Jupiter
Pale orange outward-facing flowers in long arching spikes.  August to September. 90cm.
£ 4.00
Dianthus Coconut Sundae
Free flowering variety with white scented flowers with a red centre
£ 4.00
Iris Spicy Cajun
Bright lavender-violet flowers, set off by contrasting yellow signals. 85cm.
£ 6.50
Primula auricula Camelot (D)
Dark red purple.
£ 4.50
Tigridia pavonia Speciosa
Stunning south African bulbous plant with enormous bright red flowers in summer. Hardy. 45cm.
£ 4.00
Primula auricula Orb (S)
Green, dark. Green edged.
£ 4.50
Puya mirabilis
"Green comet"! A fast growing terrestrial bromeliad with bright shiny-green leaves that are slightly prickly at their base. The rosette of wispy foliage recurves back giving the plant the look of a comet! The large, nodding flowers resemble species gladiolus and are chartreuse. Should be hardy."Green comet"! A fast growing terrestrial bromeliad with bright shiny-green leaves that are slightly prickly at their base. This rosette of wispy foliage recurves back giving the plant the look of a comet! The large, nodding flowers resemble species gladiolus and are chartreuse. Should be hardy."Green comet"! A fast growing terrestrial bromeliad with bright shiny-green leaves that are slightly prickly at their base. The rosette of wispy foliage recurves back giving the plant the look of a comet! The large, nodding flowers resemble species gladiolus and are chartreuse. Should be hardy."Green comet"! A fast growing terrestrial bromeliad with bright shiny-green leaves that are slightly prickly at their base. This rosette of wispy foliage recurves back giving the plant the look of a comet! The large, nodding flowers resemble species gladiolus and are chartreuse. Should be hardy.
£ 5.00
Primula auricula Blue Yodeler (A)
Shades of pale blue
£ 5.00
Senecio doria
A robust plant for the border or wildlife garden. A strong growing plant reaching a height of 120cm.The serrated leaves, a fresh green in colour, contrast well with the often purple tinged stems. Fowers from July onwards turning the upper half of the plant yellow.
£ 5.00
Dierama dracomontanum
"Drakensberg Harebell". Long linear leaves. Pendulous bell-shaped rose-pink to red flowers borne on nodding stalks. 80cm.
£ 5.00
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