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: Basil

    Plant of the Week: Basil

    Basil is among the most popular herbs in Mediterranean cooking – you’ll find it chopped into mozzarella and tomato salads, shredded onto pizzas or simply torn up and tossed raw among salad ingredients for a lift of rich, tangy flavour.

     

    In fact, though basil hails from the hot, steamy rainforests of the Far East, so give it plenty of heat, lots of water and a rich soil. Choose from purple, Thai, Greek or sweet green Genovese varieties, and sow regular small batches for a constant supply. Plant out into the greenhouse borders among your tomato plants or into roomy containers to keep outside the back door and pick at will.