The site has been a nursery for many decades and was taken on by current owner Billy Stott, a graduate in Commercial Horticulture, in 2015, opening to the public in September 2017. The nursery grows a range of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbers, hedging plants and speciality snowdrops.
We propagate many of our own plants, and buy some plants in, often in small pots for growing on. We only buy from UK nurseries and try to buy from nurseries using peat-free or reduced-peat composts.
We believe in being as sustainable as possible. Peat-free growing media is used throughout the production process on the nursery, from propagation to growing plants on for sale. We want to help to reduce the negative impacts of harvesting peat from peat bogs, so we use a peat-free growing media that is bark-based.
When you visit the nursery you will find that we use newspaper and jute twine to wrap our plants after purchase and use paper bags instead of plastic.
Over the past few years many native deciduous and broadleaf trees have been planted around the site to encourage wildlife by improving the woodland habitat.
A shot of part of our sales area