A brief description of our participating nurseries and the events they plan to attend
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Beechbridge Plants is a small nursery that propagates and grows a wide selection of predominantley hardy herbaceous perennials on site.
Tel; 01622 832237 07914019943 email email@example.com
Nick and Carole Rogers have their nursery in the beautiful Kent countryside. They grow a great selection of plants that look good in the garden over a long seasonand that gives a little something extra for wildlife.
The nursery is open March -October 10-6
Tel: 07973129102 email info@blackstemplants
Charleshurst Farm Nursery is owned by Clive Mellor. It is a small nursery producing mostly shrubs and small trees, many of which are more unusual and less readily available species and varieties.
Their specialities include Daphnes, including many of the rarely offered alpine varieties, Acer palmatum varieties and Lapageria.
Nearly all the plants they sell are propagated and grown on the nursery.
They try and open the nursery friday, Saturday and Sunday from February to October, but it always best to phone first as they are often at a plant fair, Visiting during the week is often possible and visitors are always welcome.
Tel:01403 752273 07736522788 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris grows and exhibits a wide range of rare and unusual hardy and half hardy species, especially bulbous plants including tuberous Pelergonium species and South Africian and New World plants.
Chris has won medals at the RHS shows.
Tel: 01242 513036 07732688783 email email@example.com
Tim and Gillian Ingram own Copton Ash Nursery which is located in their garden near Faversham. They grow choice woodland perennials including Galanthus and Hellebores. A large range of Mediterranean plants, umbellifers and a choice collection of alpines.
The nursery is open from 2 till 6pm on Wednesday,Thursday and Friday from March to September. At other times by appointment.
Tel:01795 535919 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottage Garden Plants grows a broad spectrum of reliable cottage plants in a 100% peat free method.
One of their speciliaties is Hemerocallis, of which they grow 150 varities.
Cotswold Garden Flowers is a family run nursery in Evesham it was founded by Bob Brown in 1990.
The nusery sells a huge range of new and unusual plants, these range from the reliable favourites to the new introductions that have be breed for more flowers, better vigour and wild introductions.
They are holders of aNational collection of Sambucus.
Tel 01386 422829 email email@example.com
A small idependently run nursery in the heart of Hertfordshire, that prides it's self on growing strong, healthy perennials and ornamental grasses.
The nursery is open to visitors every Friday and Saturday 10-4pm from March to October, or by appointment.
Tel:07958563355 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyson's Nursery are specialists in Salvias with more than twenty years of experience. Who's main intrest lies in the New World species and cultivars, from Southernmost American States, Central and South America and Mexico. The nursery boasts an extensive list of over 250 species and cultivars that cover tender species and cultivars through to ones that are hardy and cope with temperatures down to -10 celcius.
The nursery is open 11am till 5pm daily from April 1st to October 31st, otherwise by appointment.
Tel: 01732 885094 email email@example.com
Run by Paul Barney, Edulis nursery offers a huge range of unusual perennials, They offer collections of unusual Galanthus, ferns, shade loving plants, edibles and herbaceous perennials. Many of the collections and selections are from their own plant hunting trips.
They have won medals at the RHS Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows.
The nursery is open Tuesday and Wednesday, from April till October.
Tel: 01635 578113 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Knott has a small back yard nursery in Horsham. Sarah grows a range of unusual and cottage garden perennials along with grasses, annuals, biannuals and potted bulbs, that are good for encouraging wildlife into your garden.
Tel: 01403 732479 email email@example.com
Now recognised as one of of UKs leading plantsmen's nurseries. Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants was founded by Rosy Hardy in 1988. A small Independent nursery based in the beautiful Hampshire village of Freefolk near Whitchurch, today they stock over 1200 plant varieties, including many rare and exciting species you'll simply never see in your average garden centre.
They supply a wide range of home produced herbaceous perennials which are grown outdoors n peat free compost, ready for your garden. We exhibit at major flower shows throughout the year and are very proud of the 22 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medals they have been awarded.
Still very much a family-run nursery, they believe they offer an unrivalled selection of 1200 varieties of herbaceous perennials, from proven garden favorites to the more unusual and noteworthy. These are all grown outside in peat free compost , at their 13 acre site in the beautiful Hampshire village of Freefolk.
You should come and see our stunning views over the Test Valley.
As dedicated plantaholics, they really enjoy growing an exciting range of high quality plants that will thrive in your garden, whatever your situation or conditions, and make you smile.
Tel: 01256 896533 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sue Marshall grows an extensive collection of Iris, especially the short, intermediate and tall bearded Iris cultivar also has a great selection of bearded Irises raised in Kent. Sue also grows many other types of Iris including Iris siberica and the winter flowering Irises and moisture loving Irises.
Iris of Sissinghurst is a RHS Chelsea gold medal winner.
Tel; 01622 831511 email email@example.com
Johnson's is a family run nursery, based near Sittingbourne. They specialise in Sweet Peas, home grown seeds and plants. A good selection of hardy perennials are also propagated at their 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.
Tel: 01795 420330 email firstname.lastname@example.org
David and Elizabeth grow a range of choice plants. Specialising in aromatic, scented and sensory plants that are propagated and grown at their nursery using a peat free compost.
Tel:01233 770235 07711412973 email email@example.com
Liam Mackenzie started the nursery from his Mother's back garden in Lydd in 1986 and moved it to the nursery's current site in Bethersden in 1996.
The nursery grows a very range of unusual and intresting trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses.
Marcus Dancer has been growing clematis for 30 years. He propagates a wide range of Clematis including many herbaceous hybrids, mainly specialising small flowered varities. In more recent years has started growning range of other climbers and choice perennials and shrubs, with scented nectar rich flowers which are wildlife friendly..
Tel; 01425 652747 07709922730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Miles established his specialist nursery in West Sussex in 2016, after becoming dismayed at the quality of acers at garden centrs and online. Having grown maples for twenty years, Miles wanted to offer gardeners high quality good value maples
The new website launched in 2019 includes a web shop for those that can't make it to a plant fair.
Tel; 01903 745572 07927550769 email email@example.com
Moore and Moore Plants is a family run nursery growing a diverse range of choice, unusual and rare plants for the garden, with a speciality for shady areas and the plants that thrive Astilbe, Astrantia, Athyrium, Dryopteris, Epimedium, Geranium,Hostas and Polystichium. An intrest in plants that bring pollinators into the garden is another area of speciality.
Tel;01277 623767 07799865946 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Mitchell's Kitchen & Garden grows a broad spectrum of cottage garden perennials, reliable old favourites as well as new introductions. The range of plants start in spring with Hellebores through to a great selection of Paeonies (herbaceous, tree and Itoh types). through summer and into autumn with Phlox, Asters and hardy Chrysanthemums. Also a selection of handmade preserves,
Tel; 01980 863101 07575713962 on sale days email email@example.com
Paul Seaborne grows a broad range of hardy herbaceous, including late season perennials and grasses that combine with them.
Tel: 07904304342 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Columnist, lecturer and grower of hardy perennials, unusual annuals and bulbs, many prairie plants, umbellifers and chalk lovers. Marina Christopher's plant palette has remained loyal to flowers that attract beneficial insects although the species grown have constantly changed and expanded. They serve world wide plant cuisine to the hordes of insect visitors to the nursery.
Tel: 01420 560695 email marina@phoenixperennialplant
Pineview Plants is run by Colin & Cindy Moat they offer a wide range (generally in smaller quantities) of intresting, garden-worthy and sometimes rare plants, including many shade lovers, ferns and perennials and they propagate most plants ourselves.
If you would like a specific plant (or plants) brought to a venue, please ring or email.
They have been asked to be an assessor for the RHS Trials of Sanguisorba starting in 2018, in addition to chairing the RHS roundtable for assessing Epimediums.
Colin and Cindy have a packed diary of plant fairs and specialist events as well as these events with Plants Fairs Roadshow, details of which can be found on their website. They have abusy schedule they will only open the nursery by appointment, to groups, or individuals. Please contact them and they'll do their best to accomodate you.
Tel:01732 882945 07736420016 email email@example.com
Graham Blunt is the owner of Plantbase nursery,set in the Sussex weald countryside.The vast selection of plants covers a diverse range from alpine through to exotic and tropical, which are all born and grown at the nursery.
Graham is a regular exhibitor at the RHS shows including Chelsea and Hampton Court, where he has won Siliver Gilt and many bronze medals
The nursery is open 10am till 5pm daily, but best to phone before visiting.
Tel:01892 785599 07967601064 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 their selections are chosen for their garden-worthiness and ability to bring a sense of both tranquility and drama to your own private Eden.
Rose Cottage Plants is now doing mail order currently for Dahlias & summer bulbs and a sellection of perennials Spring bulbs will be on offer from July
Tel: 01992 573775 email info@rosecottage
Southon Plants is an Aladdins cave of choice plants, from old favourites to some of the newest varities on the market.Lyn Southon is a true plantsman with a good eye for finding the best new and unusual tender and hardy perennials. The nursery propagates and grows 95% of the plant it sells.
Derry Watkins is a plant enthusiast whose delightful nursery and garden are set deep into the countryside near Bath. The nursery offers a broad range of plants that Derry has seen on her travels plant hunting including South Africa.
Tel: 01225 891686
Carolyn Millen and her daughter Julie, in their Kentish garden over looking the Weald, have amassed a great collection Galanthus of some 700 species and cultivars. They propagate all of the snowdropson site, in the garden to make a great display in spring for NGS open days and they sell the extras.
Mark Piper the owner of Sussex Fruit Trees sells a wide range of fruit trees; including apple, pear, plum, gage, quince and cherry. They are available on several different rootstocks. There is one to suit every situation, from short bush trees or taller half standards. There are other trained shapes, such as espaliers, fans, cordons and step overs. Sussex Fruit Trees also carries out grafting of some of the old Sussex Heritage apple cultivars.
Sussex Fruit Trees offers a planning, planting, pruning and orchard maintenance service.
Jennie Maillard grows intresting perennials and shrubs, some are rarities, that are garden worthy as well as tried and tested favorites
Tel: 01323 840967 email email@example.com
Gill is a grower of many years of experience, her range is the exotic looking Tillandsia more commomly known as Air plants.
Tel: 07478 930030 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19, Plant fairs & nurseries update
Due to Covid 19 all plant fairs are cancelled up to the end of May so all of our lovely supporting nurseries are unable to attend them so are adapting as follows:-
Beechbridge Nursery - Collection only
Blackstem Plants - Delivery
Blueleaf Plants - Mail order on Etsy
Copton Ash - Collection only
Dyson's Salvias - Mail order
Hedgehog Plants - Mail order
Little Omenden - Delivery
Pelham Plants - Delivery / Mail order on
Philip Johnson Sweet Peas - Mail order
Pineview Plants - Delivery / Mail order
Plantbase - mail order
Rose Cottage Plants- Mail order
Sussex Fruit Trees - Delivery
The good news is that the plants you would have bought, are not in isolation so please visit the nursery websites and buy direct from them.
We don't need to tell you how important it is to support plant nurseries in these times.
Enjoy gardening, keep planting and stay safe.
A return to Hole Park for a late summer visit in August to see the gardens in full bloom.
There are two wonderful new venues this year. The first is Myddelton House Garden in Enfield at the end of May, this is an important horticultural gem as is it was the home of E A Bowles.who wrote several books and is home to a National collection of Crocus.
Our next venue is Sissinghurst Castle garden this was the home of the garden writer Vita Sackville-West and one of the National Trusts most popular gardens. This would be Plant Fairs Roadshow last fair of the season in September.