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Less than 6 weeks since the last ‘Beast from the East’ – the Garden and Nursery are looking fresh and spring like – especially after 196mm rain in March!

April 26, 2018

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Slow start to Spring 2018

March 17, 2018

Shock horror – it’s early afternoon  on a Spring Saturday  and I’m sat at the computer watching the first snow of the ‘mini beast from the east’ fall and put paid to what should be a productive day titivating the garden ready for the season. Thankfully frost damage from the cold snap earlier this month seems to be fairly limited on both garden and Nursery so we are hopeful customers and visitors will find plants up to the standard they expect and which we like to produce.

We have been busy over the last couple of weeks potting a wide range of herbaceous perennials to give an even wider variety over the coming season.  There seems to be no end to the demand for good reliable traditional perennials such as Catmint, Salvias, Heleniums, Phlox and Rudbeckia.  Plus lots of interesting lesser known plants that people love to discover and give me added satisfaction in producing.

The Bothy tea-room should open this coming week – weather permitting.  Garden admission donations this year are to be divided between National Garden Scheme (yellow book), FORCE and Hospiscare.  Suggestion donation to the Garden is £3-50 per person, or £5-00 for the season.  Both Nursery and Garden open as always Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5-00 p.m.

That’s enough typing for one stint!  The snow is easing, the wooly hat and coat are waiting and I must go out to brave the elements!  Hope to see you sometime soon.

No Snowdrops here! – well not very many……..

January 27, 2018

Don’t believe the National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book when they tell you that we are a ‘Snowdrop Destination!’

Although the Garden is open in February, along with the Nursery as normal, their information about us is incorrect – for which they have apologised! Our Garden is far more that just a few transitional Snowdrops!




Happy New Year!

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year to all our customers.

The Nursery will re-open for business after the Christmas break on Tuesday 16th January,  2018.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Chris and Sharon

November 27, 2017



Total monies raised from Garden opening donations during 2017 totalled £4796-00 . This was distributed as follow:

National Gardens Scheme £2396-00, FORCE  £1200.00, Hospiscare  £1200-00.

Thanks to all our wonderful customers and visitors.

Just put to rest what seems to be a popular misconception – the Nursery and Gardens do not close for the winter – (do I look like I spend 4 months in the Caribbean or cruising the Med?) and although the Bothy Tea Room does  shut for the colder months, you are welcome to visit during normal hours (Tuesday – Friday 9 – 5p.m)

Bit of a Squash fitting all of these into our entrance!

October 18, 2017

Bit of a Squash fitting all of these into our entrance!

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'