Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    October's plant of the month is the heuchera

    October's plant of the month is the heuchera

    October's plant of the month is the heuchera, the plant that changed the way we look at leaves forever. Heucheras take coloured foliage to a whole new level, with varieties in every shade from deepest near-black through red, silver, amber and lime-green. Their sheer diversity allows you to experiment with different effects whatever your gardening style: in fact no garden should be without a few of these versatile grow-anywhere plants.

    Try midnight-leaved Heuchera 'Obsidian' among pure white wood anemones for a strikingly contemporary black-and-white pairing in spring. If cottage gardening is more your style there's pretty pink-leaved 'Georgia Peach' or the frothy edges of 'Purple Frills'. They'll also contribute pretty sprays of pale pink or purple bells in early summer, topping off those sumptuously colourful and often evergreen leaves to perfection.

    You can grow heucheras in most spots in the garden: they're ideal for containers, hanging baskets and windowboxes, and are perfectly happy in shade – even problematic dry shade. They're the ultimate low-maintenance plant, thriving on neglect: a little water in very dry spells to keep new growth coming through, and they'll be perfectly content. There can be few plants which give so much, yet ask so little in return.