Hello world!

   WELCOME to the website for NORTHBROOK NURSERY ….Based in BROADSTONE, near POOLE in DORSET, UK.   

                                                               My plant hobby gone mad!!    😀

NORTHBROOK NURSERY is a small Garden Nursery which specializes in hardy perennials.

I hope you will enjoy having a look through my website which is primarily to show people which plants are available to buy at the moment. Find all the pages- About Me, Stock 2017, Shows 2017, Our Garden Year, Pests and Contact pages- above.

We are opening on WEDS 26th APRIL 2017 for the new season.

OPENING HOURS>> APRIL-OCT,  WEDS-FRI, 10am-4pm..Other hours possible- please ring to enquire!

**Please note... Sorry-I CANNOT take credit/debit cards.

I shall be using this home page as a ‘news’  page to keep people up to date with what we are doing, as there will be lots of plant fairs coming up, also any interesting additions to the stock list.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon!


Best wishes and Happy Gardening……Margaret     🙂


We were thrilled to win Best in Show at the Dorset County Show in Sept 2016 in the mini show garden category with our ‘Casterbridge Cottage’ entry. It showed what a good assortment of perennials can be used to create a cottage garden and even included a cat on the cottage doorstep!

Plant Fair at Knoll Gardens….

Our next plant event is almost upon us, with Knoll Garden’s special event on this coming Saturday 22nd, between 10-4. Entry is free.


”Saturday Special; Plant Fair

Knoll Gardens,  22 Apr 2017,  10am – 4pm,  free of charge

Nurseries have flourished in east Dorset since the 1800s and this plant fair will showcase their considerable success. Ask the experts and buy from the best of their stock at this very special event. Locally-grown top-quality camellias, blueberries, azaleas, ferns and perennials will all be available alongside Knoll’s own multiple award-winning grasses including some not available online.

Free admission to plant fair, normal admission for garden entrance.”



Wishing everyone who visits my website over the festive period a very Happy Christmas!

May you enjoy having a rest from gardening and have a great time planning for 2017!

The evenings have already started getting lighter and there are lots of lovely catalogues to pore over. Have a lovely time  🙂


Autumn’s Approaching….

P1000620.JPGThe plants are starting to look weary and so am I!  My gorgeous white Hedychium (Ginger Lily) is just about to come into flower- always late in the season and a sign that it’s time to end the plant selling season.

There is ONE MORE WEEK of the nursery here being open- the last day will be Friday  Sept 30th. After that date, you are very welcome to come and have a browse, but you will need to email me on marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk OR phone on 01202 695256 to arrange a date & time when it is convenient to both of us for you to visit. There are still plenty of perennials available but they are starting to look very tatty now!

Enjoy your Autumn planning and planting….it’s a great time to be planting bulbs, re-designing borders, splitting clumps of plants and moving stuff around. I intend to be doing all of these things  🙂

Here are some pics for you to enjoy!    The first is the gorgeous first, and very late, flower on my miniature climbing rose ”Love Knot” and the second an Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar on Fuchsia.

                                                               Happy Gardening       😀

Last event for this season…

…Is the plant fair this coming Sunday, 18th Sept at Mapperton House near Beaminster.

This is a really good opportunity to buy some plants ready for Autumn planting at excellent prices.There are always plenty of nurseries selling a good selection of plants, so you will be spoilt for choice!

The event will be open between 10am- 4pm and the entry fee is £3 for adults which gives admission to the gardens as well as the plant fair. There is a very good cafe for refreshments too.

Mapperton Autumn Garden Fair – Sunday 18 September 2016


 Happy Gardening   🙂

Plant & Craft Fair Athelhampton House…

The nursery season is marching on and it’s the time of year for the Autumn plant fair at Athelhampton House on Sunday 11th Sept 2016. This is a good event for buying plants ready for late planting.

The event is open between 10am-3pm and a £5 admission will give you entry to the plant/craft fair, grounds and gardens. There is an excellent cafe at Athelhampton and their roast dinner is very good-booking ahead is advised to assure you get a table.


                                  Hope to see you there!

Dorset County Show Sept 3rd & 4th

It’s approaching the end of the plant selling season once again and the lovely Dorset County Show on 3rd & 4th Sept will soon be here.

We will once again be in the plant avenue in the horticultural area and after winning Best in Show for our ‘Bee Friendly to Wildlife’ mini show garden last year(outside entries) we will be chasing that Large Gold award once more!

The show has lots of interesting things on offer-from the animals, horticulture, trade stalls and main arena events, there is something for everyone.I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this event- it’s an important date on the calendar for a lot of the local people in Dorchester.

Hope to meet you there-come and say Hello!


DCC poster

2 events next weekend!

This coming weekend, we are attending the Summer Show on Sat.13th August at our local Broadstone Horticultural Society between 10-4. It’s to be held at the War Memorial Hall in Tudor Road (BH18 8AW) We will be selling outside the hall from 10am and the hall will be open after judging at 1pm for visitors to see all the amazing entries in the show and to enjoy lovely homemade refreshments and the tombola.


On Sunday 14th August we will be going out to Blandford St Mary to the Manor (DT11 9ND) between 2-5 for their summer show/fete which promises to be a super event! There will be lots to do at this event including a dog show. See the poster for details.