We are looking forward to our first visit to a new venue for the Charity Plant Fairs this coming Saturday, 28th April between 1-5pm- Midney Garden near Somerton. Admission is £3 for the plant fair and £3 to the gardens and the benefiting charity for the event is 1st Somerton scout group.
Midney Garden is an RHS partner garden and well worth a visit for a pleasant afternoon. There will be about 16 nurseries selling a good variety of plants, so spoil yourselves and buy some lovely new additions for your gardens! Details below. See you there 🙂
Final Reminder…..on tomorrow and Saturday, Friday 13th & Sat.14th….the area show for Dorset and Guernsey Flower Arranging Society.
Lots of amazing arrangements to peruse, lectures and demo’s to attend, refreshments and ofcourse our PLANT STALL! We will be sited just outside the back doors that lead to the theatre and close to the refreshment area. Come and see what we have on offer.
This is our first event of the new season- it’s been a real battle so far with temperatures down to -7c and flooding, but we have a good selection of good quality perennials to choose from all at great prices even though they are about 5 weeks behind on growth.
This season’s plants are getting ready for you to buy, although held back by the recent very cold weather.Hopefully we will have more than empty-looking pots for you to peruse at our early plant sales!
Our first event is at Lytchett Minster School on 13th & 14th April 10am-4pm both days.
Our next event is on the same weekend, at Mapperton House on Sunday 15th April..
This is always a popular plant fair-we look forward to seeing regular customers there and meeting new ones! It’s open 10-4.
We have plenty of lovely perennials to sell this season- some new varieties as well as popular old favourites.
PLEASE NOTE that our opening hours at the nursery have changed for this year-we are not open on Weds but **10-4 on Thurs & Friday** starting at the end of April. I am happy to welcome customers outside of these hours ofcourse- just ring me please to arrange on 01202 695256 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sooty the garden manager and myself look forward to welcoming you here and at plant fairs when the weather is warmer!
I would like to wish all the visitors to my website very best wishes for a wonderful festive period, wherever you live.
People come onto this website from all over the world- dozens of different countries- which always amazes and interests me!
2018 is just round the corner now, with it comes the new growing season. We have lots of events planned for next year, which will be listed on here shortly.
I am changing the opening hours of the nursery here in 2018- for 2 reasons really. Firstly to free up some time for me and secondly because the visitor numbers here have fallen recently, which makes me question the sense in being tied here ‘just in case’ when my time could be better spent where I grow offsite. The new hours will be just one day less, so we’ll open Thurs & Fri 10-4. If anyone would like to come and browse the plants at other times, please do phone (01202 695256) to arrange a suitable time.Evenings are ok too, when we get to the summer and have daylight later.
The Nursery is now closed for the winter, although if anybody would like to visit and have a mooch through the rather tatty plants, they are very welcome to give me a ring or email to check I’m here. I always enjoy welcoming people in, so feel free to ask to come if you want to. There are still a lot of plants available and I will still be busy working here.
As for this growing year- we have had a very good season, particularly at all the events we’ve been to.We visited some new venues which was exciting, with the Solent show at Eastleigh and the open garden at Bindon Mill being especially good. The plant fair at Knoll Gardens was great too and the cake there was heavenly 🙂 We were thrilled to win *best stand* at the 25th Gilbert White’s Unusual Plant Fair at Selborne and will enjoy having a free stand next year!! 🙂
Next year we have a great selection of fab plants planned for the sale tables and we are hoping to do all the events we have attended this season plus a couple of new ones.
One change will be the opening times at the nursery itself. Due to poor footfall through that side gate, I have decided to reduce opening days to just Thursday and Friday- so note that from April I will be CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS! I can offer appointments to visit at other times (evenings too)-please just contact me.
Our first event of 2018 will be the 2 day area show at Lytchett Minster School on 13th & 14th April 2018 run by the Dorset & Guernsey Floral Art club. This is followed closely by Mapperton House on the 15th April 2018! That’s going to be a busy weekend! 😀
Wishing you all a happy winter season and looking forward to the new season in the Spring. Thank you to everyone that has bought our plants over this season and I hope you’re pleased with them.