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 the 3rd week of April 2018 for the new season.

OPENING HOURS>> APRIL-END SEPT,  THURS &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!


Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish all the visitors to my website very best wishes for a wonderful festive period, wherever you live.

People come onto this website from all over the world- dozens of different countries-  which always amazes and interests me!

2018 is just round the corner now, with it comes the new growing season. We have lots of events planned for next year, which will be listed on here shortly.

I am changing the opening hours of the nursery here in 2018- for 2 reasons really. Firstly to free up some time for me and secondly because the visitor numbers here have fallen recently, which makes me question the sense in being tied here ‘just in case’ when my time could be better spent where I grow offsite.  The new hours will be just one day less, so we’ll open Thurs & Fri 10-4. If anyone would like to come and browse the plants at other times, please do phone (01202 695256) to arrange a suitable time.Evenings are ok too, when we get to the summer and have daylight later.

Once again, Happy Christmas x


And into the Autumn we go….


The Nursery is now closed for the winter, although if anybody would like to visit and have a mooch through the rather tatty plants, they are very welcome to give me a ring or email to check I’m here. I always enjoy welcoming people in, so feel free to ask to come if you want to. There are still a lot of plants available and I will still be busy working here.

As for this growing year- we have had a very good season, particularly at all the events we’ve been to.We visited some new venues which was exciting, with the Solent show at Eastleigh and the open garden at Bindon Mill being especially good. The plant fair at Knoll Gardens was great too and the cake there was heavenly 🙂 We were thrilled to win *best stand* at the 25th Gilbert White’s Unusual Plant Fair at Selborne and will enjoy having a free stand next year!!   🙂


Next year we have a great selection of fab plants planned for the sale tables and we are hoping to do all the events we have attended this season plus a couple of new ones.

One change will be the opening times at the nursery itself. Due to poor footfall through that side gate, I have decided to reduce opening days to just Thursday and Friday- so note that from April I will be CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS! I can offer appointments to visit at other times (evenings too)-please just contact me.

Our first event of 2018 will be the 2 day area show at Lytchett Minster School on 13th & 14th April 2018 run by the Dorset & Guernsey Floral Art club. This is followed closely by Mapperton House on the 15th April 2018! That’s going to be a busy weekend!  😀

Wishing you all a happy winter season and looking forward to the new season in the Spring. Thank you to everyone that has bought our plants over this season and I hope you’re pleased with them.



Dorset County Show Time!

This coming weekend, it’s time for our visit to the Dorset County Show.

This is a lovely agricultural show held on 2nd & 3rd Sept on the outskirts of Dorchester.

Opening hours are 8.30am till 6pm. There is loads to enjoy at this show, so allow plenty of time!

See you there  🙂


Wild Weekend…

The Wild Weekend at Avon Heath Country Park, BH24 2DH is fast approaching. This year it is over 2 days as it was so popular last year! The date is July 15th & 16th, 10am-3pm and it’s FREE. Come and enjoy local crafts and all things wild  🙂

See you there!



Fun Day on Broadstone Rec…

We are selling plants this coming Sunday, July 2nd, on Broadstone Rec at the annual Fun Day. Here are the details…


We have some lovely plants on offer…


This is the gorgeous Summerina Patio Yellow- called an Echibeckia as it’s a new cross between an Echinacea and a Rudbeckia. Come and get one (or two) at £4.50 each   🙂


Here we have tons of the pretty Nemesia Poetry….a welcome addition to pots, containers, baskets etc. Scented too and a beautiful addition to the garden. These will over winter in my garden, as well as seeding around. A snip at £1 each- on offer as 6 for £5!

See you soon   😀

Bindon Mill open garden…

We are looking forward to attending our next event which is an open garden, in aid of the Dorset Red Cross, at Bindon Mill, Wool near Wareham. Details below…

Entry to the garden allows access to the gardens of Bindon Abbey too, where there is a tranquil lakeside walk. The mill has a wonderful riverside setting and the grounds are abundant with wildlife, including otters and kingfishers. Only open very occasionally, it’s well worth a visit!

bindon mill

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