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

  • 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

    Plant of the Week: Althaea

    Plant of the Week: Althaea

    The delicately pretty marshmallow, Althaea officinalis, is among the oldest of cottage garden flowers, with pale lilac-pink flowers that seem to dance above the border on their 1m tall stems. It’s perennial, coming back year after year, and a must for wildlife gardens as it’s a British native wildflower, its open, nectar rich flowers adored by bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. This versatile beauty is at home in the herb garden, too: its sticky roots have been used for years as a medicine to improve digestion, and you can also boil them up to make marshmallow sweets, perfect for toasting over autumn bonfires!