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.

Now open by appointment.

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, Availability List 2021, Our Garden Year, Pests and Contact pages.

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!



A local nursery in Spetisbury selling ferns & exotic plants.


Sending season’s greeting to all our customers and to everyone who visits this site, worldwide, wherever you are.

Have a peaceful and healthy festive period as we continue to battle with the spread of Covid and illness.

Mentioning again that my opening hours will alter in 2022, by appointment from April-Sept instead of set hours. I will still be here working away & when I can, the A board will go out so please feel free to come on through the open side gate and find me. We are intending to do a number of plant events-list to follow.

In the mean time, enjoy browsing all those seed catalogues and planning your gardens for the new season.

Very best wishes to you all!


End of the 2021 season is here…

Our last plant event is completed and now the plant sales will be closing for this season.

Ofcourse I will still be here for queries-please just email or phone.

Happy Autumn & Winter to you all! 🙂

Change to opening hours…..


From this week I will not be opening in set hours but by appointment only. This is easy to arrange by emailing marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk or phoning 01202695256.

This change is due to the general lack of people coming in to browse, plus several medical appointments coming up.

We will be selling next at the Summer Show at Canford School on the 21st & 22nd August, 10-5.


Lots of plants….

Are in flower now we’re well into July. The bees and a few butterflies are enjoying visiting the garden and there are hundreds of hoverflies everywhere, never seen so many.

I have lots of the dwarf Buddleja Buzz in magenta, £6..Veronica Royal Candles, £5, is the best for the bees, covered all day and angry if I get too close! There are some Phlox looking great and desperate for their new homes….David, Bright Eyes and Little Laura…all £5.

I don’t do mail order-sorry-but I’m open Thurs & Friday 10-4 and today (Monday) I’m here till 4. Roadside parking & come on through the open side gate for a bargain.

Cash preferred but debit cards taken.

PHLOX…£5 a pot.
STOKESIA Purple Parasols…£6.50

Into May we’ve gone….

This is my favourite time of year- our garden is looking beautiful with the apple blossom all out.

The old Worcester Permain apple tree in the foreground was here before our bungalow and is approx 80years old. Even though you can see we have propped up one of the branches due to the main trunk being cracked, it’s covered in blossom and ofcourse there are masses of bees too!

The nursery has reverted to normal opening hours now….Thurs & Friday 10-4pm. Other hours are available, evenings also, with the lighter evenings. Please email marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk or phone 01202 695256 to arrange.

You can find us at 47 NORTHBROOK ROAD, BROADSTONE.. BH18 8HD

Access is through the open side gate when we are open and there is roadside parking.

We have a good assortment of perennial plants for sale, all at great prices. We favour cottage garden style plants with some unusual & also more exotic varieties thrown in!

You can choose to pay by cash, BACs or contact free iZettle.

Come and see us soon 🙂

Here comes the 2021 season!

Welcome to the new growing season for 2021!

This is starting with most of our early events cancelled or postponed, meaning that the first time we will be out this season is in June.

Starting this year, I am intending to sort of ‘semi-retire’ due to a combination of issues including getting my state pension (hurray), ill health, wanting to free up time to spend on other things and losing half my growing space, sadly due to my 89yr old Father-in-law passing away a few weeks ago and the house being marketed much later in the year.

I will be happy to welcome customers in through the side gate this season instead of selling plants contact free. This will mean you can choose your own plants again or decide not to- your choice!

It is going to be necessary for you to make an appointment to visit by emailing, phoning or direct messaging on my NN Facebook page….


Tel: 01202 695256

I may return to set opening hours later in the season, but that’s undecided just yet. Circumstances mean that I am not always able to be here.

Please note that I DO NOT DO MAIL ORDER.

Wishing you all a better Summer this year & hope to see you soon!

It’s the end of the 2020 plant season for us…..

What a very weird 2020 season this has been for everyone! All but one event cancelled, but we did manage to sell at the plant event at Athelhampton House a couple of weeks ago…and BOY how we enjoyed it and so did everyone who attended I’m certain, customers and other plants people. It was a perfect day with glorious Autumn weather and fab sales!

The end of the season is here for us-the plants are looking ropey and so am I! It’s time to try and motivate myself to belatedly Spring clean the house and do a bit of decorating. The nursery will be re-opening in April, all being well.

Many thanks to all our lovely customers who have supported us during this most odd time of selling from the front of the house contact free. We really hope you’ve pleased with the plants that you’ve bought from us.

Stay safe and see you next year!

Happy Gardening x

Mapperton on Sept 20th cancelled.

We’re sad to report that Mapperton House & the event organisers have decided to cancel the plant fair that was planned for this coming Sunday.

Please find a link below to find all the info about getting a refund.

We’re sad not to be able to sell at this event and to see all the lovely customers we always see there and who I know will be very disappointed not to be going plant hunting! Wishing everyone better times in 2021.


PLANT FAIR this SUNDAY 13th Sept..

Just confirming that the Plant Heritage Autumn Plant fair will still be going ahead this coming Sunday 13th Sept between 10-3pm.

All relevant details and the link to book your tickets is below…you just need to click on link to the Athelhampton House page to book.


Hope to see you there-look for us by the dove cote!

Please follow our one way route and keep 2m apart where possible to keep us and you Covid-19 safe. Thank you.

Plant Fair next week!

This is a reminder that our first, and penultimate, plant event of this totally weird season is a week today at Athelhampton House on Sunday 13th Sept, between 10-3. Tickets will need to be pre-booked unless you are a Plant Heritage member.


We’re really looking forward to seeing everybody but please be aware that we still need to ”Be Alert” as care is needed to protect ourselves and others around us from the Covid-19 virus. We are expecting to be able to arrange our stand so customers can adopt a one way route. Hand sanitiser will be available and although we still prefer payment by cash, contact free card payment will hopefully be possible, ofcourse depending on the signal!!

Please remember to keep your distance when enjoying your plant hunting visit.

See you there!