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!
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!
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 !
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.
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.”
The 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 email@example.com 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 😀
Beautiful 1st flower on miniature climbing rose ”Love knot”