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Nursery and Gardens in full early summer growth – surviving the strong winds of early June. (well, we didn’t photograph the damaged plants!)

June 10, 2017


































Sinocalycalycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'


Nursery and Gardens 31st March 2017

April 3, 2017


Charity Donations 2016

February 20, 2017

Rather belatedly, but nevertheless sincerely, we would thank you all very much for monies given when visiting the garden during 2016. A predominantly dry and pleasant season resulted in increased visitors and monies raised. Totals given were : National Garden Scheme   £2344.00

FORCE                                 £2344.00

Hospiscare                           £ 700-00

Thank you all very much


Spring 2017

February 20, 2017

4 weeks after returning to work following our Christmas break, the Nursery returned to an acceptable level of tidiness.  Rotten and decaying leaves and debris raked and removed, wooden display benches replaced where wet rot had taken hold, plants pruned, tidied, weeded and top dressed and 15 tons of gravel hardcore laid on paths and surfaces and car park to give everything a fresh look for what we anticipate to be a busy spring season.

After all this maintenance and somewhat tedious work – in thankfully fairly benign conditions we have now returned to the exciting business of potting and propagation.

Young plants overwintered in 9 cm pots in the polytunnel are showing signs of life and need to be given new homes in larger containers to enable them to produce the enticing product that we hope you will all want to buy later in the season!  Only another 20,000 to go ………….. (or more – I’ve never counted.)

Just a reminder we are open Tuesday to Friday 9 – 5 p.m.  These times also apply to the Garden.  The Bothy tearoom will reopen in early March (homemade cakes and self service teas and coffees etc.)  This year the Garden is open in aid of National Garden Scheme, FORCE, and Hospiscare.  We suggest a donation of £3-50 per person or some may prefer £5-00 to cover the whole season.  We take no money from garden admissions for ourselves.

The Nursery is brimming with a good range of plants for the season, far to many to list here – and lists are always instantly out of date – so we look forward to seeing you soon to make your own discoveries.  Please feel free to phone on 01626 899106 during working hours.

Putting right a popular misconception!

October 17, 2016


It’s now mid-October and right on cue – the Question is regularly posed. Every year at about this time, sincere, genuine and interested customers ask me the same thing – what I have done to warrant this question – I have no idea!  The issue I am referring to is the assumption that we ‘Close for the Winter’. I would love to – avoid the bad weather and go to warmer climes – providing someone came in at no cost to trim my hedges, tidy my borders, cut back all the herbaceous plants and look after the Nursery.  But no! High Garden Nurseries remains open all year, apart from a couple of weeks or so Christmas/New Year. So you are welcome to come and visit any time during the winter – you may well have me all to yourself!!

Normal hours Tuesday to Friday 9 – 5.00 ish if its getting dark.

The garden will be also open for viewing during these hours. Lots of Autumn colour at the moment and hopefully for the next few weeks.  The Bothy tea room will probably close early November.



Recent garden photos below:





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Charity opening Summer 2016

June 20, 2016

Several customers have recently asked whether we are opening the Garden on any weekends this summer specifically for charity.  Just to confirm our previous posting (sorry, I know it was a long time ago – February!) we are only open on one extra day this year – Sunday July 10th  2 – 5.30 p.m. in aid of Hospiscare – this will be a great preparation for the Euro football final that evening when we will be beating the Germans/French/Italians or whoever to end 50 years of hurt ………..


Every day when the Nursery is open, the Garden will be open also (Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5.00 p.m.) There will be homemade cakes and self service teas available in the Bothy Tearoom but no delicious Devon cream teas which will be available on the afternoon of the Hospiscare event. These regular daily openings , all admission monies given will be split 50/50 in aid of National Gardens Scheme and FORCE.

Thank you for your continuing support and kind comments both on the Garden and the Nursery plants that we sell.

Nursery late March 2016

April 4, 2016

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