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

    What to do in the garden in December

    What to do in the garden in December

    On a brisk, clear December day there’s nothing nicer than working up a warm glow outside in the garden. Here are the jobs you can get on with this month:

    General tasks:

    Clear out old seed packets to make sure you aren’t sowing seed that’s past its best next spring. Treat yourself to new replacements from the seed racks in the garden centre.

    Avoid walking on the lawn on frosty mornings as you can end up damaging the grass and leaving blackened footprints.

    Ornamental gardens

    Watch out for mealybugs which love to overwinter on houseplants under a waxy grey coating. Wipe them off with soapy water.

    Check stored dahlia tubers and make sure they haven’t turned soft: remove any rotten ones right away.

    Trim off tatty hellebore leaves before flowerbuds start to emerge ready for a clean display of flowers and fresh new leaves.

    Kitchen garden:

    Harvest indoor parsley from windowsill herb gardens: pots of parsley stay green right through winter with regular picking.

    Prune autumn-fruiting raspberries by cutting down all stems right to ground level and pulling up any unwanted suckers.

    Pick winter goodies including Brussels sprouts (leaving a few for Christmas Day!), celeriac, chicory, parsnips, kale and winter cabbage.