Nursery Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE MAY 18th 2020

For the moment, we will be open on Sundays – this is while we are not attending shows and sales; but please remember our opening hours will be the same as during the week; 10am-5pm.

Many thanks also to all who have donated cardboard boxes for the mail order!

We are still open and operating as normal! Luckily as we do not have a tea room, we don’t often have hoards of customers at any one time, but if you wish to visit and are hesitant please do come, and we can make sure customers do not come into direct contact with each other.

Mail order is still going ahead as usual, and our couriers have ‘leave safe’ procedures.

We now have a seed list Click here to access it



We came to the end of an era when my dad died in August so we no longer have to tailor our lives around looking after my parents.

Their bungalow (on site) is empty so are looking to turn it into a holiday let.

We look forward to meeting you or renewing old friendships with past customers, at the nursery, at shows, through mail order, at talks and at our RHS partnership days at the nursery where we love to pass on knowledge about plants.

Each season gardening clubs visit the nursery when we show them round to give an insight on how we do things (or come for tea and cakes).

As our auricula collection is growing, we are delighted to have been awarded 2 new National Plant Collections by Plant Heritage; Primula auricula Alpines and Primula auricula bred by Richard Austin, including his Forest and War Series.

As usual, the weather has been a big challenge for all gardeners but I hope that it will settle down so we can all just get on with gardening.

We are all aware that plastic is overused so we have boxes at the nursery for you to put your purchases in.

Our p+p rate is remaining the same as it has for the past few years: it may appear expensive but we feel that next day delivery is really the only way to send plants so they can arrive in pristine condition.

We use shredded paper and second hand cardboard boxes to send them in so nothing is wasted and our customers do not have the cost of new materials.


Don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help you out with anything. If we don’t know the answer, then we probably know someone who does.

All the best for 2020, Ingrid, John and Sarah.

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.