Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Helpful, friendy plant-care advice always on hand

  • Enjoy home-made pies, pastries and quiches from our new kitchen

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast in our sunny cafe

  • Beautiful Spring Bedding Plants from our own glasshouses

    Plant of the Week: Carnivorous plants

    Plant of the Week: Carnivorous plants

    It may seem ghoulish to grow plants which trap and eat other living organisms from flies and wasps to ants, spiders and other creepy crawlies, but carnivorous plants are a fascinating group which can also play a useful role in controlling your garden pests.

    Many people start with a Venus flytrap on the kitchen windowsill but there are dozens of others including pitcher plants (Sarracenia and Nepenthes), delicately pretty sundews (Drosera) and butterworts (Pinguicula), which are British natives that cheerfully survive winter outdoors. Keep carnivorous plants in the greenhouse and you’ll have inbuilt natural pest control as they feast on whitefly, greenfly and thrips all season long.