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     🙂

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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 Yarlington House

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Our next event will be the plant fair at Yarlington House on this coming Saturday,13th May between 10am-4pm.It’s £3 to get in and is a fundraiser for the Catholic Church of St Luke and St Theresa in Wincanton.

This is usually a very well attended plant fair with lots of choice and a good variety of plants available. Come and have a look- get there early !

http://plantfairs.co.uk/13th-may-2017-yarlington-house-somerset

 

Plant Fair Athelhampton House 7th May

Our next event is the Spring Plant Fair at the lovely Athelhampton House next Sunday 7th May. See the link here:

http://www.athelhampton.co.uk/events/plant-heritage-spring-plant-fair-2017

The event is open between 10am -3pm and the cost is £5 which gives entry to the gardens and the plant fair with entry to the house for an additional cost. I have heard that they do a great Sunday roast in the cafeteria!

There are 29 different stalls due to attend this plant fair, so it looks to be a very good event with loads of great plants to choose from. The gardens are really well worth a visit as they are really lovely and restoration has been taking place in one section.

Hope to see you there!

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OPEN!

The Nursery is now open for the season!

OPENING HOURS……Weds-Fri 10am-4pm until the end of September.

Lots of lovely plants- great choice and great prices.

Come and see us soon.

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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.

http://www.knollgardens.co.uk/events/

”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.”

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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  🙂

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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

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 Happy Gardening   🙂