Plants, flowers, shrubs and trees galore
Visitors will be able to see and buy the best selection of plants, shrubs, trees and flowers, interesting and unusual plants from our award-winning nurseries many with Gold Medal success at Chelsea Flower Show. All the nurseries are genuine growers dedicated to offering the highest quality plants- with hands on advice from the people who grew them.
A new Devon nursery selling an inspiring range of reasonably priced, high quality, well-grown plants for coastal gardens. Strong drying winds and poor sandy or stony soils often characterise coastal gardens, but luckily some of the loveliest plants from around world can thrive by the coast- and Atlantic Botanic will have them. www.atlanticbotanic.co.uk
Award winning Somerset nursery offering the highest quality rare and specialist spring bulbs. This well-known family business offers the highest quality rare and specialist spring bulbs. There are few bulbs this nursery does not supply. They will be selling a variety of bulbs, pot grown and in flower and bulbs ready to plant. They have been hugely popular with Powderham visitor sat previous festivals. www.avonbulbs.co.uk
Grow a wide range of shade loving plants including ferns and on this stand you will find specimen plants including podophyllum and myosotidium (Chatham Island Forget-me-nots). www.barracottplants.co.uk
Bean Place Nursery
Based in Watersfield, Headcorn in Kent , Bean Place grow a range of hardy herbaceous perennials propagated in their own nursery. They produce healthy, young, vigorous plants that are ready for immediate planting. All of their plants are potted using peat -reduced compost incorporating a slow release fertiliser. They are growers of hardy herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses and hardy ferns. www.beanplace.co.uk
The only nursery growing cut flower chrysanthemums in the UK with some wonderfully colourful varieties. Former Horticulture Week ‘Grower of the Year’ winners who proudly boast of having 420 varieties available for both growing in the garden and exhibition. www.chrysanthemumsdirect.co.uk
Devon Pond Plants
Specialist aquatic plants for ponds, watersides and other damp places run by David Kerr who has been selling high quality aquatic plants for 16 years and offers advice on how to plant and care for them. The nursery is not open at regular times, so this is a chance to see aquatic plants of quality and style. www.devonpondplants.co.uk
A popular regular plant grower at the Powderham event from Calne in Wiltshire and run by Marcel Floyd who has been selling at shows for 15 years and has an excellent reputation for quality clematis and climbers with an outstanding selection of unusual and traditional varieties for sale. www.floydsclimbers.co.uk
The finest exotic quality bulbs, tubers, corms and rhizomes from Woodland Nurseries range. http://www.garden-bulbs.co.uk
Garden of Japan
A specialist nursery growing popular Japanese maples which are all grown in their nursery together with hardy, rare and unusual conifers.
Gardeners Delight Nursery
With a dream and a packet of seeds Hannah and Nick Wade started Gardeners Delight Nursery in 1991 on a five acre site in Barnstaple. They grow a wide range of trees, roses, shrubs, perennials, herbs, alpines and bedding plants. For this year’s show, the Gardeners Delight stand will be full of herbaceous perennials, many of which carry the RHS AGM award or are newer AVR varieties, along with a broad range of herbs and alpines. Growing is the Wade’s passion which they want to share with you. www.gardenplantsandgifts.co.uk
A welcome newcomer to the show. Growers Organics produce high quality organic vegetable, herb and flower plants and seeds from a nursery in South Devon. All the plants are raised by hand and the nursery is run on organic, environmental and ethical principles backed by 25 years gardening experience – 18 of which have been in nurseries. www.growersorganics.com
This West Country nursery has done more than any nursery to make heucheras so popular and fun to grow. Jooles and Sean offer over 400 varieties of heucheras, xheucherallas and tiarellas. They are a team of ‘wacky’ but serious plants people and will offer at the festival over 50 varieties to chose from. www.heaucheraholics.co.uk
Hidden Valley Nursery
Choice hardy perennials that grow well in the West Country.
Hoyland Plant Centre
Steven Hickman runs one of the few nurseries in the UK which grows agapanthus and tulbaghia. They have National Collection status for both genera. They will have over 30 varieties on sale at the show including their new exclusive varieties, plus many other new and impressive agapanthus. A good range of hardy tulbaghias will also be on sale along with hardy Yorkshire -grown agapanthus. www.somethingforthegarden.co.uk
A varied selection of quality alpines. http://www.icealpines.co.uk
Rare and choice versions of native plants alongside cottage garden favourites allow In Clover to offer a range of hardy perennials, shrubs and bulbs to tempt and delight the soul. In Clover also offer hand crafted woven willow plant supports and willow sculptures made from local Somerset materials.
A popular West Cornwall nursery specialising in Restios southern hemisphere plants Kelnan have been awarded gold medals galore at Chelsea Flower Show. They are open by appointment only, but do sell from Truro Market every Wednesday and Saturday. Kelnan Plants have been awarded gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists in 2012, 2013 and 2014. www.kelnanplants.com
Lands End Nurseries
Have been growing hardy shrubs and perennials for over 30 years; all shrubs are British grown. On this stand there will be a good mix of high quality plants for sale in 2 litre to 7.5 litre pots, evergreen plants and also unusual plants. Land End Nurseries attend a large number of shows each year selling their plants.
Lewis Cottage Plants
New to Powderham will be this popular Devon nursery based in Spreyton with a wonderful array of quality plants. Many will know of the garden at Lewis Cottage which is open under the NGS scheme for four weekends every summer from May to August and which displays the plants in their local spendour. www.lewiscottageplants.co.uk
Lilies and Chillies
Based in Aston, Derbyshire specialising in rare and quality lilies. The nursery also grows an outstanding selection of martagon lilies, perennial plants and bulbs, some unusual, some rare and some just traditional. Plants are grown and cared for in the nursery using high quality compost and the results are stunning. Started in 2008, the nursery was borne out of love of gardening, plants and propagation. Plants are grown and cared for in the nursery using high quality compost and the results are stunning. www.liliesandchillies.co.uk
Lincolnshire Fuschia World
High quality fuscias from a specialist nursery based in Boston Lincolnshire and another nursery making a popular return to Toby’s festival.
Meadow in my Garden
This family business based in Devizes supplying high quality flower seed mixes and seed balls to give beautiful low cost low maintenance wildlife. The business is based on a love of flower meadows. The seed mixes are wonderful and will transform any garden. Aware that the UK had lost some 97 per cent of its wildflower meadows since the 1930’s, the business focused on how the typical British garden can benefit from encouraging wildlife and planting beautiful plants. They also supply hand woven hammock rests. www.meadowinmygarden.co.uk
Established by John Trott in 1996, Mendip Bonsai is now one of the leading bonsai nurseries in the country. John will be giving talks on the art of growing and training bonsai in the Victorian kitchen and selling the unique bronzes he designs and makes in his Somerset studio. www.mendipbonsai.co.uk
A hardy herbaceous perennial plant nursery based in the heart of the Taw Valley. They specialise in unusual plants for woodland gardens and shady places, also cottage garden plants, alpines and old-fashioned roses. www.millwoodplants.com
New Forest Hostas and Hemerocallis
Small family-run nursery based in the New Forest with a large collection of hosta and hemerocallis, including many rare and choice varieties. www.newforesthostasandhemerocallis.com
A gold medal-winning nursery at many RHS shows, this family run nursery started some 30 years ago as a hobby and now specialise in alstromeria. They grow a wide variety of perennial plants including phox, geums, geraniums, nepta, melittis and violas. They also grow chrysanthemums for floristry and enthusiasts. Email: email@example.com
Founded in 1993, Palmtraders began life as a tropical tea garden in Devon and are now a leading supplier of palms and exotic plants based in Exeter. www.palmtraders.co.uk
Plants for Small Gardens
Have been growing plants in Devon for more than 30 years but don’t be fooled into thinking that the climate will make their plants soft and tender; they are nearly 1000 feet above sea level on the edge of Dartmoor and in a ‘normal’ season would expect to get 45 inches of rain a year.
Although their range includes many plants which are traditionally referred to as ‘rockery’ or ‘alpine’, most of the plants offered, such as helianthemums, aubrieta, dianthus and sedum do very well growing in flower borders and are actually better suited for growing in today’s smaller gardens than some more traditional larger growing shrubs.
They grow all their own plants to sell and are constantly trialing varieties, old and new, to see which ones offer the best value in terms of plant health, habit and ease of cultivation. www.plantsforsmallgardens.co.uk
Petrichor Bulb Specialists
Are experts in flowering bulbs, corms, tuber, roots and bulbous plants. ‘Petrichor’ means the fragrance of rain on dry ground. They stock perennial flowers and perennial plants including alliums, eremurus, agapanthus, crinum, ornithogalum, gloriosa, nerine, cammasia, fritelaria, eucomis, hedychium and incarvillia. www.bulbspecialists.co.uk
Pheasant Acre Plants
Pheasant Acre Plants is an established family business operating from nursery premises near Bridgend in South Wales. They specialise in the supply of gladioli corms, dahlia tubers and plants and bulbs for all seasons and have received Gold Medal Awards at leading RHS and regional flower shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show. www.pheasantacreplants.co.uk
If you are looking for old fashioned roses this is the nursery for you.Pounsley Plants was established in 1991, initially to sell unusual good quality herbaceous perennials. Jane Hollow expanded it to include difficult to find old roses and other more modern varieties, which thrive in the West Country. Their intention has always been to give their customers sound advice and make sure the customer is happy with their purchase. www.pounsleyplants.com
Strete Gate Camellias
A nursery which specialises in camellias and based in Torquay. It’s a nursery which has earned itself a much envied reputation over 30 years and a hugely popular regular at the Powderham festival. www.stretegatecamellias.co.uk
Sunray Plants offer over 350 varieties of their own sempervivum and a selection of hardy restios.
A traditional Cornish nursery which offers a huge variety of well tended plants, traditional and exotic varieties. The vast majority of the stock is grown on site. The nursery has lots of perennials, shrubs, alpines, hedging and trees. Tartendown also offers a good range of bedding and patio plants. www.tartendown.co.uk
The famous Devon nursery run by Kevin and Pat Croucher currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. Over the years the nursery range has expanded from just broadleaved trees to conifers and less common but highly commendable shrubs. Kevin’s passion for trees started at a young age, as he was known to gurgle at them from his pram. Now approaching sixty thousands of trees in the landscape of Britain are the result of his advice, designs and propagating knife. www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk
This local nursery offer a range topiary trees, planted garden arches and a selection of garden planters and sculptures. They also offer a tree hire service. www.torbaytopiary.co.uk
A popular ever present at the Powderham festival, Tortworth Plants produce a range of alpines and herbaceous perennials, including some rare and unusual varieties, plus those classic favourites. They have a plant to suit any garden. All plants are grown on their nursery which is located in Gloucestershire. www.tortworthplants.co.uk
Urban and Rural Plants
A nursery specialising in the unusual. Based at Matford near Exeter, the nursery is just a few years old but has a fantastic reputation for quality and range of stock. The nursery sells a wide variety of plants from large to small and tropical to English garden with all the plants having a top quality feel. www.urbanandruralplants.co.uk
West Country Nurseries
Sarah Conibear’s range of herbaceous perennials, including her own breed of lupins. West Country Nurseries are a National Collection Holder of lupins. www.westcountrylupins.co.uk
A local award winning and famous nursery Whetman Pinks has eye catching and nose tickling displays of pinks. Established in 1936 Whetman Pinks has advanced to meet market place challenges by creating award winning and superior varieties of pinks, often copied, never bettered. www.whetmanpinks.com
This is a mother and daughter team growing a wonderful selection of native British wildflowers, bee and butterfly friendly perennials and scented shrubs. They will be bringing along a high quality range of philadelphus, buddleias tree lupins and perennial sticks. www.wildthymeplants.co.uk
“We’d like to thank you for a wonderful day out. So many plants and such a lovely atmosphere. The back seat of the coach home looked like our own mini garden festival with everything we had bought”
Ann Davies, Portleven Gardening Club