Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • We make our own award-winning pies and sausages in our Farm Shop

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and a variety of home-made treats on our Sunny Café Terrace

  • Beautiful plants, flowering shrubs and hanging baskets from our Plant Centre

  • We have a huge range of Garden Furniture

    Get water wise

    Get water wise

    Get water wise this summer for savings on your water bills and to beat the drought conditions which have afflicted many gardeners in recent months.

     

    These days it's hard to tell whether we'll be facing flooding or hosepipe bans: so it makes sense to hope for the best and prepare for the worst, saving rainwater when there's plenty of it so you've got good reserves for when there isn't. Here are just a few of the ways you can drought-proof your garden:

     

    Stock up on water butts: In our garden centre you'll find a huge stock of water butts in a range of different finishes, plus downpipe kits and other useful gadgets to make storing water easier.

     

    Water only in the evening or early morning so you don't lose so much to evaporation – and really soak your plants each time, rather than just sprinkling lightly.

     

    Dig lots of organic matter into your soil: it not only feeds your plants, it also acts like a sponge to hold on to water and release it as needed.

     

    Plant new trees, shrubs and perennials in autumn and spring when the ground is already damp: that way the roots establish well before summer hits, and can cope with dry weather better.