Plants, flowers, shrubs and trees galore

Visitors can 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. Here’s who exhibited in 2018:

Atlantic Botanic

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.

Avon Bulbs

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.

Barracott Plants

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).

Budlake Nursery

Peat-free grown Acer palmatum organically treated with EM Effective microorganisms. Promoting a range of organic products for the soil and for bokashi composting.

Bulls Green Nursery

Growers of alpines, lilac, anemone and patio standard roses. 

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.

Floyds Climbers

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.

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.

Growers Organics

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.


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.

Hidden Valley Nursery

Choice hardy perennials that grow well in the West Country.

Kelnan Plants

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.

Kitchen Garden Plant Centre

Herbs and edibles from seed using organic and sustainable methods grown in Gloucestershire. Over 100 varieties, peat-free compost, locally sourced.

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.

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.

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.

Mendip Bonsai

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.

Millwood Plants

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.

Palmtraders UK

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.

Pinsla Garden & Nursery

Cottage garden plants including good selection of hardy geranium, ferns, reliable perennials, alpines and succulents. Plus friendly garden advice from Claire Woodbine

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.

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. 

Pounsley Plants

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.

Pococks Roses

Offering rose bushes, heritage varieties and up to date varieties.

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.

Tartendown Nurseries

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.

Thornhayes Nursery

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.

Tortworth Plants

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.

Tynings Climbers

A selection of hardy and tender climbers, including plants from the National Collections of passiflora, jasmine, thunbergia and mandevillas.

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.

Westcountry Nurseries

Sarah Conibear’s range of herbaceous perennials, including her own breed of lupins. West Country Nurseries are a National Collection Holder of lupins.

Whetman Pinks

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.

Wild Thyme

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.

“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