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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'

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.