Please forward this error screen to 185. Wondering where to go to buy nurseries in uk plants in the UK? Garden expert Val Bourne selects some of the nation’s finest nurseries.
Garden expert Val Bourne selects 50 of the nation’s finest nurseries. Although masquerading as a garden centre, with an excellent restaurant and gift shop, this is an immaculate plantsman’s nursery full of treasures admired by owner John Massey. Strengths are hellebores, hepaticas, salvias and winter-flowering shrubs. John’s garden is open on occasion too. Plant Heritage collections of wood anemone, sanguisorba and New England aster plus a huge range of perennials mostly propagated on this pin-neat nursery. The well-labelled display garden is inspirational.
A plant lovers’ paradise packed with 3000 interesting plants, some of them very rare. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the range for you’ll find plants here that aren’t generally available elsewhere. Beth Chatto, inspired by husband Andrew, pioneered ecological gardening by placing plants in the right place and their website usefully lists plants for specific places. The nursery developed an on-line presence early and most plants are traditionally propagated from the garden under the care of David Ward.
There’s no better place to buy herbaceous plants, ferns and grasses. Billy Carruthers is mad about peonies and has over 300 on the nursery. In recent years he’s exhibited them at the Chelsea Flower Show. However they’re just the tip of the iceberg for this nursery, midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, grows 3000 different plants including irises, bamboos, grasses and ferns. The best range of fruit trees and bushes, expertly packed and well-grown -many on the estate. Expert help available too and an informative website.