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!

Athelhampton Plant Fair

I’m pleased to announce that with luck we will be selling at the two last plant events for 2020 as they are going ahead!

The first of the two is at Athelhampton House on Sunday Sept 13th 10-3. Tickets must be pre-booked as due to the Covid pandemic, social distancing has to be careful managed.

Here is the link for tickets…..

We are looking forward to attending the plant fair at Mapperton House on Sept 20th 10-4. This is a charity event-the chosen charity to be confirmed.

Here is the link for tickets for Mapperton….

Please remember to respect everyone’s 2m social distance when at both of these events. Hopefully the cases of Covid in our area will not begin to rise again.

We will be able to take both CASH and do contactless CARD payments at these events.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

New plant available…

I have the hardy plant ANTIRRHINUM PRETTY IN PINK available…

2Lt plants…these Antirrhinum are hardy and are very floriferous. Excellent for flower arranging, they make wonderful cut flowers. Ht. is approx 60cm in any soil.

Price…£6.50 each. Please email to order.

Antirrhinum P in P


2lt Antirrhinum Pretty in Pink…£6.50 each

Super Salvias…

It’s true to say I really love Salvias. And so do the insects.On a lovely sunny day when there is enough heat to energise the bees, watch as they buzz from flower to flower on the Salvias, and bee amazed as you see them bite a hole in the back of the flower to grab the essential nectar instead of entering the actual flower.

I still have plenty of gorgeous Salvias for sale…3 main varieties…HOT LIPS,  AMETHYST LIPS & KISSES & WISHES. These are good size plants-1lt and 2lt and they will flower all the rest of the season if deadheaded, giving wonderful colour to your patios or borders.

Who can resist at 3 for a tenner…yes, that’s 3 for £10, or £3.50 each!

Please email me if you wish to order…

The nursery is remaining CLOSED…so. sorry, no visitors at the moment. We are still operating our successful collection from the front of the property & a free delivery is possible on orders over £20, but only in the local area.


The stunning Salvia Amethyst Lips


Hot Lips, Amethyst Lips, Kisses & Wishes…3 for £10


Lots of Plants still available!

Here we are at the end of week 12 of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2m distance between us and mega handwashing has become a way of life. Rainbows are still very much evident and we wish we could see to the end of this particular one. But I fear there is no end. Life when shielding stretches on into the distance too, as the dates given seem to be extending- Wales is 16th August now & we expect an update on Monday for England. Fear is still palpable for patients with blood cancer, who would have an extremely poor prognosis should they end up in ICU when positive for Covid 19.

Northbrook Nursery will be remaining CLOSED to visitors for the foreseeable future but ofcourse we still have plenty of plants to sell contact-free from the front of the property & there is a free local delivery offered, on a Sunday only, on orders over £20. Many thanks to all my lovely customers who have bought in this strange way so far this season & have given lovely feedback on how pleased they are with their plants.

Please have a peek at the Stock list on this website & also you can visit the nursery Facebook page- please give us a LIKE  🙂  Ordering can be done by Inbox on FB or email>

Hoping to hear from you soon! 

                                                        Happy Gardening…..Margaret x



I have various varieties of lovely PHLOX available…Large are £6.50, smaller £4.50.

Varieties are Nora Leigh, Elisabeth, Harlequin (2), Franz (1), The King (1) The plants are very good quality, in 4lt pots & will grow away nicely in the mixed border. Nora Leigh, Elisabeth & Harlequin have variegated foliage.

First come,first serve with these-one they’re gone, they’re gone.

Local buyers only please-no mail order. Collection from here or a local delivery on a Sunday on orders over £20.