Forty years ago, the nursery was started as a market garden growing and selling soft fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. As the days of ‘freeze your own’ declined, we progressed into annual summer bedding plants then into perennials, shrubs and trees. We still grew vegetables but now as plants to sell. This was still as part time as we both had full time jobs elsewhere.Since we became self employed we have focused on plants and not followed the big garden centres into franchising areas out. We felt that this way we keep a “garden” atmosphere.
We are only open for half the year during the growing season April-mid September, as we find there are few winter gardeners!
We aim to provide good quality plants, reasonably priced, with advice on all areas of cultivation.
The gardens have developed over the years as trade increased, with Chris’ imaginative constructions mostly from re-cycled materials, enhancing the planting.
Claire uses the gardens as an important source of seeds and cuttings to produce the new stock each year.We hope we have created a garden which people are happy to visit and enjoy.