Plant Fairs Roadshow
Plant Fairs Roadshow

Nurseries

A brief description of our participating nurseries and the events they plan to attend

 

Click on the links to discover more about our wonderful nurseries.

Johnson's Sweet Peas and Nursery

Johnson's is a family run nursery, based near Sittingbourne. We specialise in Sweet Peas, home grown seeds and plants. A good selection of hardy perennials are also propagated at our nursery, especially alpines. We have been awarded Gold medals for our displays of alpines at the Kent Garden Show and Edenbridge and Oxted Show since 2014. www.johnsonssweetpeas.co.uk

 

Come and meet us at Hole Park in February; Hall Place - April and June; Telegraph Hill - May

Pineview Plants

Pineview Plants is run by Colin & Cindy Moat and the nursery offers a wide range of perennial plants ranging from rare, new or unusual, to easy, interesting and reliable. The extensive range primarily reflects plants that are of interest to us and that we believe to be of outstanding garden merit. These include mainly hardy herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which complement them, plus an extensive range of shade-lovers.

Visit the website for more information on nursery opening times and plant fairs they’ll be attending. www.pineviewplants.co.uk

 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Swallowfields Nursery

Swallowfields Nursery is a small specialist nursery set in the heart of the Kent Downs. At this family–run nursery we grow a range of traditional cottage-garden plants as well as many unusual and interesting perennials. Our specialisms include our ever-growing Primula auricula collection and our range of hardy salvias.
We do not open to the public but for details of the plant fairs that we will be attending please see our website: www.swallowfieldsnursery.com
 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Blueleaf Plants

Blueleaf Plants is a small nursery that specialises in succulent plants such as agaves, aloes, echeverias, crassulas, graptopetalums, sedums, haworthias, mesembryanthemums etc., etc. 
 
Using one-off pots and containers for inspiration, Blueleaf Plants' owner, Fiona Wemyss, likes to create designs that show off the gem-like colours and architectural shapes of these diverse and fascinating plants. Succulents are drought-tolerant and undemanding and are great for busy people and those with only small spaces to fill, such as window sills, balconies and patios. Hand-painted terracotta dishes and bowls in seaside colours, brightly coloured food tins, enamelled bedpans and vintage terracotta plant pots spilling over with chubby-leaved and spiky plants are just some examples of the things that you can see and buy at the fairs. A range of individual plants will also be available - if you are looking for something in particular, please ring 01233731240 in advance and if it is in stock, it can be brought to a fair for you.
 
If none of these grab you, Fiona can make you a ‘living frame’ using succulent cuttings for mounting on walls, or can plant up your own container or trough to order. If you prefer your succulents to be hardy, and want a new feature for your garden, a green roof might be something to consider to convert a garden eye-sore to an attractive and pollinator-friendly feature. From flat-roof extensions, sheds and log stores to dog kennels and even bird and insect houses - Blueleaf Plants can discuss how best to meet your needs.
 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Brickwall Cottage Nursery

Brickwall Cottage Nursery is a small nursery which specialises in Geums.  Sue Martin holds the National Collection and grows over 100 different cultivars in her garden which is open for the National Gardens Scheme.  Unusual hardy perennials are also available, propagated from plants growing in the garden.  The nursery is only open on NGS days or by appointment. Visit the website for more details: www.geumcollection.co.uk

 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Invicta Herbs

Invicta Herbs is a specialist nursery growing culinary and useful plants on the family smallholding in Kent. Varieties are selected for flavour, fragrance and vigour. Plants are raised sustainably ensuring edible parts remain safe to be eaten. Classic culinary favourites, edible perennials, British natives & those new to British cuisine from around the world. Plant lists with descriptions and information about growing & using herbs can be found on the website.

 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Rose Cottage Plants

Rose Cottage Plants specialises in growing the plants you would expect to find in a country cottage garden. These include hardy perennials and bulbs, with many new and unusual varieties, as well as traditional favourites, in our extensive range. We have, in particular, wonderful collections of Tulips, Alliums and Dahlias, offering these by mail order in a dry state, with potted stock available in season. All our selectoions are chosen for their garden-worthiness and ability to bring a sense of both tranquility and drama to your own private Eden.

 

Come and meet us at Hall Place - April and July; Telegraph Hill - May

Wheelgate Nursery

A small nursery located in the low Weald between Horsmonden and Yalding. The nursery’s owner, Jeanette Lerwill, is passionate about all kinds of plants although the nursery specialises in hardy perennials and ornamental grasses.  The garden at Orchard House is open for the National Gardens Scheme when, in addition to the hardy plants, a variety of more tender plants are available. Jeanette is professional gardener and offers border design, planting schemes and general garden advice. 

Several hives in the old orchard provide an abundance of multi-floral honey which is also for sale.

The nursery is open on Wednesdays from May until September and at other times by appointment.

Please see our facebook page for more information and details of the plant fairs and other events we will be attending this year.

 

Contact information:

Jeanette Lerwill

Wheelgate Nursery

Orchard House

Spenny Lane

Claygate, Marden

Kent TN12 9PJ

 

Tel : 07796 200479

e-mail Jeanette@lerwill.com

Facebook Wheelgate Nursery

Seasonal news

A Snowdrop and Winter Plant Fair

Our first new venue for 2017 was beautiful Hole Park.

Ginny Oakes of our friends at Kent Hardy Plant Society posted a lovely blog about our event at Hole Park.

We strongly suggest that you follow the link and enjoy the article!

Was It February Folly?

 

 

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