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: Aubergine

    Plant of the Week: Aubergine

    Fat, glossy purple aubergines are something to really boast about when you grow them yourself. You’ll need a greenhouse, as they don’t fruit reliably outside in the UK apart from in the warmest summers, but otherwise they’re surprisingly straightforward.

    Sow from seed in a heated propagator, or take a short cut and pop into the garden centre for a ready-grown young plant to pop straight into the greenhouse border (they also grow well in roomy containers or grow bags). Keep them well watered, feed weekly with liquid tomato feed once flowers appear, and you can look forward to homegrown luxuries like moussaka, ratatouille and Sicilian caponata by late summer.