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Plants are our passion, we've been growing our own for over 30 years!

We pride ourselves on being different. We invite you to come and discover the unusual, the rare, the beautiful and the quirky! Visit our traditional retail plant nursery (Now Open!), have a bite to eat in the Garden Cafe, explore our new Home & Lifestyle space, discover our new Food Hall (stocked with fresh local produce and artisanal goodies!) or unwind in our Tearoom with a freshly ground coffee.

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Tips from the Nursery Manager

Net Soft Fruits

Net cherries and other soft fruits as soon as possible to protect them from birds or install a crop cage.


The hectic sowing part of the year has passed but we can still sow: Spring Cabbage, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, French Beans, Beetroot, Carrots, Radishes and Mixed Salad Leaf.

Autumn Flowering Bulbs

Autumn flowering bulbs such as crocuses, dahlia, nerine, cyclamen and begonias can be planted at the end of this month for a late seasonal display.

Installing a Water Butt

If you haven't installed a water butt then think about doing so, plants prefer rain water over chlorinated tap water and collected water is not only free but environmentally friendly. We have a range of sizes available.

Summer Bedding Plants

We have an extensive selection of summer bedding plants available.

Check Your Outdoor Furniture

It's never too late to replace your garden furniture. We have an extensive selection that will ensure you're prepared for those sunny days in the garden!

Keep on Top of Watering

Make sure that you regularly water everything including flower beds, containers and hanging baskets because they can dry out really quickly in the summer sun, even more so if it's windy.

Ventilate Greenhouses

On warmer, sunny days it can get very hot in the greenhouse. Open vents to regulate the temperature - don't forget to close them when it begins to cool down.

Don't Forget to Water

Warmer weather and windy days can really dry the garden out and damage small plants. Remember to water well either early in the morning or evening.

Protect Against Slugs & Snails

Young plants can be eaten before you know it. Get slug prevention methods in place now before it's too late!


Aphids can severely affect the vigour of plants. Regularly check your plants (especially the underside of rose leaves) for their presence. If found, destroy manually or use an effective spray such as RoseClear.

Prune Wisteria

Wisteria (prune the side shoots from the main branch network to about 20cm from their base)

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