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

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • 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

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Give your garden a late-summer makeover

    Give your garden a late-summer makeover

    Give your garden a late-summer makeover to spruce up your borders and encourage a second flush of flowers and foliage to take you into the autumn refreshed and raring to go.

    Giving a haircut to perennials which flowered earlier in the season often encourages a late burst of flowers. Hardy geraniums respond really well to this: snip back all the top growth from early summer favourites like 'Rozanne', 'Philippe Vapelle' and 'Ann Folkard' to about 5cm above ground and they'll respond with a froth of fresh leaves followed by a riot of colourful blooms to take you well into the first frosts.

    Helianthemums and the pretty apple-green ground cover Alchemilla mollis produce lots of new leaves if you cut spent flowers and foliage back hard now, too, so your borders take on that lovely fresh spring-like look.

    Tidy up ragged foliage from plants which are past their best now: cut out spent euphorbia flowers, clear away old leaves from irises and remove any unsightly foliage that's been disfigured by disease or munched by pests. While you're at it, give box balls and hedges a light trim and top up mulches to send your garden into late summer and autumn as good as new.