The Nursery is now open for the season!

OPENING HOURS……Weds-Fri 10am-4pm until the end of September.

Lots of lovely plants- great choice and great prices.

Come and see us soon.



Plant Fair at Knoll Gardens….

Our next plant event is almost upon us, with Knoll Garden’s special event on this coming Saturday 22nd, between 10-4. Entry is free.

”Saturday Special; Plant Fair

Knoll Gardens,  22 Apr 2017,  10am – 4pm,  free of charge

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.”



Wishing everyone who visits my website over the festive period a very Happy Christmas!

May you enjoy having a rest from gardening and have a great time planning for 2017!

The evenings have already started getting lighter and there are lots of lovely catalogues to pore over. Have a lovely time  🙂


Autumn’s Approaching….

P1000620.JPGThe 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 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       😀

Last event for this season…

…Is the plant fair this coming Sunday, 18th Sept at Mapperton House near Beaminster.

This is a really good opportunity to buy some plants ready for Autumn planting at excellent prices.There are always plenty of nurseries selling a good selection of plants, so you will be spoilt for choice!

The event will be open between 10am- 4pm and the entry fee is £3 for adults which gives admission to the gardens as well as the plant fair. There is a very good cafe for refreshments too.

Mapperton Autumn Garden Fair – Sunday 18 September 2016


 Happy Gardening   🙂

Plant & Craft Fair Athelhampton House…

The nursery season is marching on and it’s the time of year for the Autumn plant fair at Athelhampton House on Sunday 11th Sept 2016. This is a good event for buying plants ready for late planting.

The event is open between 10am-3pm and a £5 admission will give you entry to the plant/craft fair, grounds and gardens. There is an excellent cafe at Athelhampton and their roast dinner is very good-booking ahead is advised to assure you get a table.

                                  Hope to see you there!

Dorset County Show Sept 3rd & 4th

It’s approaching the end of the plant selling season once again and the lovely Dorset County Show on 3rd & 4th Sept will soon be here.

We will once again be in the plant avenue in the horticultural area and after winning Best in Show for our ‘Bee Friendly to Wildlife’ mini show garden last year(outside entries) we will be chasing that Large Gold award once more!

The show has lots of interesting things on offer-from the animals, horticulture, trade stalls and main arena events, there is something for everyone.I always enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this event- it’s an important date on the calendar for a lot of the local people in Dorchester.

Hope to meet you there-come and say Hello!

DCC poster