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

    Plant of the Week: Mock orange

    Plant of the Week: Mock orange

    When it comes to frothy, romantic blossoms, mock orange (Philadelphus) is queen. This beautiful early summer shrub is a must-have for anyone who loves cottage garden chic: throughout June it’s smothered in pure white, richly perfumed flowers, filling the garden with orange-blossom scent.

    Mock orange is easy to grow, happy in any soil and in sun or part shade. Some varieties grow up to 10ft, though the double-flowered ‘Manteau d’Hermine’ is shorter at about 3ft. All mock oranges are low maintenance; prune just after flowering, cutting out flowered stems and removing a quarter of the oldest wood. Then feed and mulch and it’s ready for the rest of the year.