Most of the plants for here are produced on the nursery by traditional methods from plants displayed in the gardens. We are a selective growers, propagating only the plants which we believe to be hardy and garden worthy. Most plants hold the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
The nursery provides visitors with the chance to purchase plants they may have seen growing in the gardens and feel that they can’t live without! We can usually grow to order for you if we’ve sold out.
BULBS are available March –Sept. ‘in the green’ lifted & potted by us during the cold winter months, all you have to do is collect them! None are from wild habitats. Bulbs include – winter, spring, summer & autumn flowering if you can’t see what you want, please ask.
PLANT SALES BEDS include;
- HARDY PERENNIAL PLANTS under the broad headings of
- ALPINES for SUN or SHADE, GROUND COVER for SUN or SHADE.
- TALL, MEDIUM & LOW perennials for SUN, SHADE & DAMP SOIL.
- AQUATICS include moisture lovers.
- WILDFLOWERS, (bee friendly plants)
- SEASONAL – Plants that are in flower when you visit.
THE POTTING SHED GIFT SHOP
We have a small gift shop which offers a selection of garden and plant related, decorative, and useful items.
We try to support more local businesses & artists each year. Quirky greetings cards & gifts by Alex Clark, dreamy watercolour cards by Sue Fenton, Fabric Gifts by Sue Blackbird & Fine art animal drawings by Sarah Gee are very popular.
Jennie Bell supplies us with lovely ceramics she painted our garden last year and we sold bone china mugs, fridge magnets, key rings and bookmarks all with the Secret Garden image. This year we have some of her ‘Snowdrop’ Bone china mugs.
We also stock a few pocket money priced toys for children.