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 2016, Shows 2016, Our Garden Year, Pests and Contact pages- above.

We are opening on WEDS 27th APRIL 2016 for the new season.

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

I am able to offer MAIL ORDER perennials for your garden- UK ONLY. Ring 01202 695256 or Email marg@northbrooknursery.co.uk with any queries or to place an order. Postage is £3.50 per plant + £1 per extra plant thereafter and is the responsibility of the customer. This reflects my time, packaging, fuel and 1st class mailing. I accept PAYPAL or CHEQUE ( this will need to clear before plants are shipped)  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 are several 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 for our mini show garden at the 2015 Dorset County Show. Our little 1m2 garden was called ‘Bee Friendly to Wildlife!’ From insect houses, bird feeders, a pond and a log pile, to insect friendly plants.Try and create a haven for wildlife in your own garden. It need not be hard or expensive and you don’t need a massive space!

Dorset Dogs Festival

We will be attending the Dorset Dog’s Festival next Saturday-30th July-in the gorgeous setting of Upton Country Park. The event is held on the front lawn of the house between 11am-4pm and there will be lots to do- tons of doggy classes in the dog show, guided doggy walks, food, face painting and loads of different stalls. The theme is ‘Love dogs, love Nature’ and we will be selling a good selection of nectar plants for the insects-bees and butterflies need our help to survive.

It’s FREE entry into the event so come along and support Dorset Dogs. Make a day of it, as there are plenty of things to do within Upton Country Park- lovely walks, cafe, walled garden and pretty flower borders as well as childrens play area.

Hope to see you there!

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Plant Fair Waterston Manor 10th July 2016

Our next event is this coming Sunday,10th July at Waterston Manor,near Puddletown.

The Open Day will be a fun day for all the family. There will be many stalls selling specialist plants such as David Austin Roses, rare perennials and Plants for Pollinators, a wide variety of food and craft stalls as well as live music, a treasure hunt for an antique Chinese vase, a raffle, a fun dog show and cream teas.

Two renowned authors will be speaking at the open day at Waterston Manor on Sunday 10th July.

The privately owned gardens and house, which are not usually open to the public, were the inspiration for Weatherbury Farm in Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd.

And with that connection in mind, Dr Tony Fincham will be giving a talk titled Exploring Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, based upon his new book of the same title from the Wimborne-based Dovecote Press.Tony will be speaking at 11.30am.

Acclaimed author and journalist, Anna Pavord, will also be giving a talk celebrating our British landscape, on the subject of ‘Landscape, A Celebration’. She will look at different ways of viewing the view, through the eyes of those that painted it, worked on it and fought for it.

Her recent book Landskipping is published by Bloomsbury. Anna Pavord is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of widely praised gardening books including Plant Partners, The Border Book and her most well-known work; The Tulip.

The gardens will be open on 10th July between 10am and 4pm and are at Waterston Manor, Lower Waterston, near Puddletown DT2 7SP.

Entry £5 adults, £1 for children or family ticket £10 (free parking).

Proceeds from the day will go to Dorset CPRE, the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.

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Broadstone Fun Day 3rd July

Looking forward to our next event, which is conveniently a stones throw from home, on the Recreation Ground in Broadstone, BH18 8EA.

This event seems to be getting better every year and is well supported by local people and businesses.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the various events that will be held in the main ring. There will be plenty of food available and lots of stalls, so come on over and have a fun afternoon!

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Gilbert White’s Plant Fair

This weekend we are stepping out of Dorset into Hampshire as we are attending the Unusual Plants Fair at the home of Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collection which is at Selborne near Alton in Hants. The event is open both Sat 18th & Sun 19th June 10.30am-5pm, entry is £6 for adults giving entry to the museum and the gardens. There are also various events going on including an evening talk on historic roses by Rose Halyon.

We will have a great selection of perennials for sale, including a lovely yellow Polemonium, Paradisea Lusitanica (Paradise Lily) and some gorgeous plants of Pelargonium Ardens with it’s bright red flowers.

Come and say Hello! :)

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Upton Country Park Plant & Garden Fair

Our next event is this coming Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May 2016,in the beautiful walled garden at Upton Country Park, Poole.The opening hours will be 10am-4.30pm both days.

Entry will be free but donations are most welcome and all funds raised will be put into projects in the park.

Refreshments are available in the newly revamped tearooms.

There will be a good assortment of stalls at the event including a good variety of different plants and wonderful willow garden ornaments.

Upton Country Park offers a good day out for all the family with great walks, a childrens’ play area, lovely planted areas and tearooms.

Hope to see you there!

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Yarlington House 14th May 2016

Our next plant fair is this coming Saturday 14th May at Yarlington House Nr Wincanton BA9 8DY. Opening times are 10am-4pm. Entry is £3, children under 16 are free.

This is a charity plant fair and proceeds raised are going to Yarlington Village Hall and St Mary’s Church Yarlington.

Hope to see you there!

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