National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens

Through volunteer membership, the NCCPG seeks to conserve, document promote and make available Britain's great biodiversity of garden plants for the benefit of horticulture, education and science. Details of hundreds of plant collections, local groups etc.


Royal Horticultural Society

Shows, gardens, plants, research, books, sales and the indispensable RHS PLANT FINDER


National Gardens Scheme
Now a national institution arranging the opening of some 3.500 gardens in England and Wales for charity. All listed in the famous "yellow book". Their site has a useful Garden Finder.


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Links to growers in our area and other good references

A major source of information on all aspects of plants, nurseries and gardens. The British internet repository of all gardening matters.
Ashwood Lower Lane, Ashwood, Kingswinford, W. Midlands DY6 0AE
½ mile off A449, near Wall Heath.
Tel 01384 401996 Fax 01384 401108
Open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Nursery, Tea Room and gardens. Probably the widest range of quality plants in the Midlands. Specialities include dwarf conifers and shrubs, hellebores, hydrangeas, salvias and hepaticas. National Plant Collection® of lewisias. Also seeds, fruit trees, perennials, alpines, heathers, flowering trees, indoor plants and much more.

AULDEN FARM (Alun and Jill Whitehead)
Aulden, Leominster, Heref. HR6 0JT
Tel 01568 720129
Open 10am – 5pm Tue & Thu Apr – Aug and Thu in Sept,
also by arrangement or see NGS Yellow Book.

An informally planted country garden with many different aspects to enjoy including a natural pond surrounded by iris. Small friendly nursery specialising in traditional herbaceous perennials with large collections of Iris and Hemerocallis. National Plant Collection® of Siberian Iris. Group visits welcome & talks given.

At Russells Nursery, Mill Hill, Baginton, Nr Coventry, CV8 3AG
Tel 024 76673662 Mob 0797 909 3096
Open March-September, Mon-Sat 10 am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 5pm.
Sunday 10.30 – 4.30pm.

Rare & unusual perennials & grasses, including National Plant Collections® of Aster novae-angliae, Anemone nemorosa & Sanguisorba, all on display in our Library Garden, and most for sale in the nursery. Also Geum, Crocosmia, Sedum, Eryngium & Geranium and much more. Plantaholics welcome!

BLUE GECKO PLANTS (Catherine Thorpe)
Tewkesbury Road, Eckington, Pershore, WORCS, WR10 3DE
Tel / Fax - 01386 751 802
Open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm.

A family-run retail plant nursery. A wide range of hardy shrubs, herbaceous perennials, ornamental trees, conifers, grasses, climbers, bamboos, camellias, herbs and vegetable plants. There is also a small gift shop at the nursery. National Garden Gift Vouchers sold and accepted.

BOWLEY PLANTS (Piers Bowley)
Oak House, Grove Farm, Ashton Road, Leigh, Wilts. SN6 6RF
Tel 01285 869165
Open most days but please ring first.
Mail Order
Plant list 3 x 1st class stamps.

Specialities: Variegated and coloured foliage, esp heucheras, tiarellas, and unusual forms of alpines, perennials and shrubs.

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick GL6 6TH
Open 10th January - 31st October, 11.00am - 5 p.m. Daily
Online catalogue only.

A small friendly nursery specialising in unusual, species and good garden hardy herbaceous perennials. Tea & Refreshments available in the Rococo Garden. Entrance to garden is not required to visit nursery.

Brockamin, Old Hills, Callow End, Worcs. WR2 4TQ
Tel 01905 830370

Open days June 10th and Sept. 23rd 2-5pm and by appointment.
Catalogue free.

A small nursery selling plants from the garden with a good range of interesting hardy perennials. We have National Plant Collections® of Aster novae-angliae, Erigeron cvs and Geranium macrorrhizum, x cantabrigiense and sanguineum.

Llangunville Farm Nursery, Llanrothal, Monmouth NP25 5QL
Tel 01600 712451
Open by appointment only.

Small family run nursery with an interesting selection of peonies, roses and woodland plants for the enthusiast. In addition, a wide range of traditional fruit trees and other tempting fruits for the fruit garden. Mail order available

Sands Lane, Badsey, Evesham, Worcs. WR11 7EZ
Tel 01386 833849 Mail Order 01386 422829
Open every day 10th March – 30th September,
Mon – Fri; 9am – 5.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 5.30pm.
Closed Sat & Sun in winter.
Catalogue £1.50.

A fascinating selection of easy and unusual perennials for the flower garden.

Upper Hill, Leominster, Heref. HR6 0JZ
Tel/Fax 01568 720476
Visitors welcome by appointment.

Credale grafts over 100 varieties of Japanese maples, including many rare and unusual forms. Small plants to large specimens are supplied. It is also home to the ‘Credale Strain’ of Helleborus orientalis, which are hand pollinated to produce an exquisite range of colours including anemone & double forms. Dierama [Angels fishing rod] are also grown.

Stoney Cross, Marden, Hereford, HR1 3EW
Tel 01432 880262
Open every Sunday in April plus other times by appointment.

The only specialist grower of Primula Auricula in Herefordshire. Currently stocking over 400 varieties. Mail order with free post and packing.

CHARLES F. ELLIS (Oak Piece Nurseries)
Stanway Road, Stanton, Worcs. WR12 7NQ
Tel Nursery: 01386 584077
Fax 01386 584491
Open every day 1st April – 30th September 10am – 4pm.
Other times by appointment.

Traditional nursery growing a range of shrubs, conifers, climbers, perennials, trees, etc. Situated very close to the awesome Stanway House Fountain, the GWR heritage railway, and Adam Henson’s famous Cotswold Farm Park.

THE FAIRVIEW GARDENER (Glenn Satterthwaite)
The Fairview Gardener, Chapel Lane, Birdwood, Churcham, Glos. GL2 8AR
Open daily 9.00am-5.30pm Summer opening; 9.00am-4.30pm
Winter openings Mon-Sat, 10.00am – 4.00pm Sun

Specialist plant nursery/ garden centre, massive range of home grown bedding/ seasonal plants and herbaceous perennials, plus large range of shrubs, trees, roses, alpines and other hardy stock. Also has an extensive range of garden sundries, composts, garden furniture and gifts.

Farmcote, Nr.Winchcombe, Glos. GL54 5AU
Tel 01242 603860

Open 28th April – November. 10.30 am – 5.30 pm.
October we close at 4.30 pm.
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays, & Thursdays.
Chilli festival August Bank holiday, Sat., Sun., & Mon

A large selection of herbs and chillies. We offer over 30 varieties of chillies for the kitchen, from mild and sweet to volcanic. Chillies available from mid June, other herbs all the year.

FIBREX NURSERIES LTD (Richard Godard-Key & Ursula Key-Davis)
Tel 01789 720788 Fax 01789 721162
Open Jan & Feb, Mon–Fri 9.00am–4pm.
Mar–Jul Mon–Fri 9.00am–5pm,
Apr-Jul Sat & Sun 10.30am–4.00pm.
Aug–Dec Mon–Fri 9.00am–4pm.

Specialist growers of pelargoniums, hardy ferns, hederas and southern hemisphere plants. Holders of the National Plant Collections® of Hedera and Pelargonium. (National Pelargonium Collection open May to September only). Pelargoniums for sale, March to September. Hederas and ferns available all year.

THE GOBBETT NURSERY (Gordon and Chris Link)
Farlow, nr Kidderminster, Worcs. DY14 8TD
Tel/Fax 01746 718647
Opening times 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday (phone first).
Catalogue 3 x 2nd class stamps.

Retail Nursery specialising in Magnolia, Camellia, Syringa and Cornus.

Guarlford, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6NT
Tel 01684 562544

Open every day: Summer 9.00am–5.30pm; Winter 9.00am–dusk.
Closed Christmas & New Year week.

Plant Centre specialising in a superb range of container grown trees & fruit trees, hardy shrubs, climbers and clematis. Alpines and herbaceous plants. New introductions and tried and tested old favourite plants!

36 Fordhouse Road, Newent, Glos. GL18 1LQ
Tel 01531 820154 evenings; 07890 413036 daytime
Catalogue 4 x 2nd class stamps
Open by appointment.

Increasing range of rare and choice shrubs, including Hydrangea & Prostanthera varieties. Herbaceous. Coloured foliage plants, grasses, sedges and libertias. Small range of climbers.

HARRELLS HARDY PLANTS (Liz Nicklin & Kate Phillips)
15 Coxlea Close, Evesham, Worcs. WR11 4JS
Tel 01386 443077 mob's 07799577120, 07733446606
Catalogue 3 x 1st class stamps, or on website.
Open by appointment, please telephone.
Parking and toilets.

We welcome visitors to our nursery on a one acre site where a series of display beds showcase our wide range of perennials, many unusual but too small in numbers to appear on our website. Special interests Hemerocallis, and grasses. NB Nursery post-code for SatNav is WR11 4LA.

HERBS FOR HEALING (Davina Wynne-Jones)
Barnsley Herb Garden, Clapton Lane, Barnsley, Cirencester, GL7 5EE
mob. 07773687493
Open April - September Wed 10.00 - 5.00 Fridays 2.00 - 5.00
Sundays 2.-00 - 5.00 See NGS yellow book.

The main emphasis is in medicinal plants, but we also have a range of culinary herbs and garden plants. The garden is a good place to learn and experience the uses of the plants, and also simply as a place to enjoy. We also have products for sale like herbal teas and skin creams and ointments.

Kington, Heref. HR5 3EG
Tel 01544 230160 Fax 01544 232031
Open March Weekends 12 noon–5.30pm and
Daily from 1 April – 31 October 12 noon–5.30pm

Plant Sales specialising in a superb range of container grown trees & hardy shrubs, climbers and clematis. Alpines and herbaceous plants. New introductions and tried and tested old favourite plants! National Plant Collections® of birches, maples and zelkovas. Rhododendrons up to 30ft.

HOO HOUSE NURSERY (Julie and Robin Ritchie)
Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 7DA
2 miles south of Tewkesbury on A38.
Tel/Fax 01684 293389
Open Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
Retail catalogue: 3 x 1st class stamps.
Full list and illustrations on:

Wholesale and retail nursery. National Plant Collections® of Gentiana asclepiadea cvs and Platycodons. 25 years experience growing a very wide range of Herbaceous Perennials and Alpines. 10 years using peat-free compost.

ICE ALPINES (Mark Lagomarsino)
Ice Alpines, Lyehead, Bewdley, Worcs. DY12 2UW
Tel 01299 269219
Open by appointment (not April or May).

Specialist grower of quality alpines and dwarf shrubs. Specialist plants include Kabschia Saxifraga and Daphne. Mail order via website.

IVYCROFT PLANTS (Roger and Sue Norman)
Ivington Green, Leominster, Heref. HR6 0JN
Tel 01568 720344
Catalogue 2 x 1st class stamps.
Open Apr – Sep Thursdays 9am – 4pm.
Feb for Snowdrops by appointment
For Sunday openings, see NGS Yellow Book.
Other times throughout the year by appointment.

We aim to produce a wide range, in small numbers, of the interesting plants we grow in our garden. Mainly herbaceous, bulbs (inc cyclamen and snowdrops), some alpines (inc sempervivums and jovibarbas), shrubs, ferns and a willow collection.

JUNGLE GIANTS (Michael Brisbane)
Ferney, Onibury, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BJ
Tel 01584 856200
Open only by appointment every day except Christmas day and Boxing day.

Specialist bamboo growers with over 200 species in collection. Now in the 25th year of growing bamboos.

KIFTSGATE COURT (Mr and Mrs J. Chambers)
Chipping Campden, Glos. GL55 6LN
Open May June July, Saturday to Wednesday 12 noon to 6 pm
August Saturday to Wednesday 2pm to 6pm.
April & September Sunday, Monday & Wednesday 2pm to 6pm
Adjacent to Hidcote Manor National Trust Garden.

Unusual plants propagated from the garden. Stock always changing with large selection. The garden has been developed over the last 80 years and has fine views towards Malvern. There is also a fine collection of old roses. Home made teas available throughout the season.

Lawton Hall, Eardisland, Leominster, Heref. HR6 9AX
Tel 01568 709215
Open most days Mar – Oct, 11am-4pm, but please phone first to check.

Small, friendly nursery specialising in culinary, aromatic and dyers’ herbs. Also wild flowers. Lovely herb garden.

Lodge Farm, Rockhampton, Berkeley, Glos. GL13 9DY.
Tel 01454 260310
Open by appointment only, late November until late March
Phone and email enquiries welcome at any time.

Fruit Trees, for small gardens to large standard orchards. Old traditional varieties and very rare local varieties, including Gloucestershire apples, plums and perry pears, many unobtainable elsewhere. Also soft fruit bushes and Christmas trees.

FRANK P. MATTHEWS Ltd (Steven Grosvenor)
Berrington Court, Tenbury Wells, Worcs. WR15 8TH
Tel 01584 812800 Fax 01584 811830
Open September through April, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Fruit and ornamental trees direct from the grower, the widest range of trees in the UK! We pride ourselves on our quality, range and knowledgeable advice. Bare root and container grown trees. Specimen trees, hedging, soft fruit and trained trees. Guards, ties and sundries to aid tree establishment.

Miserden, Stroud, Glos. GL6 7JA
Tel 01285 821638
Open mid March to July 10am–5pm Tue to Sun
(closed every Monday except bank holidays);
August & September 10am–5pm Tue to Sat;
(closed Sundays and Mondays).
Closed: Mid October to March.

The nursery is located high up on the Cotswold Hills above Stroud/Cirencester set within some beautiful period greenhouses. We grow an exciting/extensive range of perennials and also stock a big selection of David Austin roses - shrubs - climbing plants - alpines - herbs - patio/bedding plants - ferns - regal & scented pelargoniums and streptocarpus. We pride ourselves on great quality & reasonable prices.

MYND HARDY PLANTS home of New Hope Gardens’ Daylilies (Mark Zenick)
Delbury Hall Estate, Diddlebury, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9DH
Tel 01584 841222

Full online catalogue
Open 24/25 March – 8 September
Wed–Fri 1pm – 5pm
Sat 10am–5pm
Sun May – July and Bank Holidays 1pm – 5pm
Daylily Open Days – June 30/ July 1, July 7/8, July 14/
NGS OPEN DAY July 15th and July 21/22

New Hope Gardens offers a wide selection of Daylilies (Hemerocallis) - bred abroad but grown in Britain. More than 60% of the varieties offered cannot be sourced elsewhere in the UK. All daylily plants are field grown and have demonstrated success in UK conditions.

OLD COURT NURSERIES (Paul, Meriel & Helen Picton)
Walwyn Road, Colwall, Malvern, Worcs. WR13 6QE
map reference:- SO 759430
Tel 01684 540416
Nursery open 2.00pm–5pm Wed to Sat, May to 31st Jul;
12am-5pm Wed to Sun in Aug;
11am–5pm daily 1st Sep to 21st Oct
The Picton Garden also is open in Aug, Sep, Oct
Mail Order available.

Specialist growers of Autumn Flowering Asters (Michaelmas Daisies) and other late season perennials. Pictures on website. The Picton Garden, displays the National Plant Collection® of autumn flowering Asters. Opening times same as the nursery in Aug, Sep, and Oct.

The Walled Garden, Frampton Court, Frampton-on-Severn, Glos. GL2 7EX
Tel 01452 741641
Open 1st Feb to 31st October Wed to Sun & Bank Holidays from 11am–5pm
then by appointment only Nov/Dec/Jan (please phone).
Closed 2nd Sun in September.

A very wide range (1200+) of truly unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, bamboos etc. Some unobtainable elsewhere in UK, all personally chosen. Specialities include magnolias, hydrangeas and bamboo. Design and consultancy.

Brookend, Pendock, Glos. GL19 3PL
Tel/Fax 01531 650480
Open Mon–Fri 9am–5pm and by appointment.
Catalogue 3 x 1st class stamps.

Wholesale/retail nursery specialising in choice and unusual shrubs & trees, including new cultivars. Wide range of dwarf shrubs, Philadelphus, viburnums and specialising in grafted stock, especially Japanese Maples, Liquidambars and Flowering Dogwoods. Bare root trees, fruit and hedging available from Nov. - Feb.

P & J PLANTS (Paul & Jackie Gardner)
The Hayden, Brampton Road, Madley, Heref. HR2 9LX
Tel 01981 251659

We are a nursery specialising in Carnivorous plants and hold a National Plant Collection® of Sarracenia (American Pitchers). All visitors are welcome by appointment we also attend Flower shows some with the R.H.S and some with Plant Heritage. We Mail order from March to October. We hold 2 Open Weekends one on the 26/27th May and one on the 4/5th August.

Avonbank, Pershore, Worcs. WR10 3JP
Tel 01386 551149 Fax 01386 555953
Open 9am–5pm Mon–Sat & 10.30am–4pm Sun.
National Plant Collection® of Penstemon open for viewing Mon - Sun.

All plants grown at the college’s specialist nursery are available through the plant centre, shrubs, trees, herbaceous and seasonal bedding.

PYGMY PINETUM (Keith Parker)
Cannop, Coleford, Glos. GL16 7EQ
Tel 01594 833398 Fax 01594 810815

Open 9am–5pm or dusk, daily.

Nursery and garden. Perennials, alpines, shrubs and trees, rare and unusual plants, herbs, aquatics, soft fruit, roses and exotics. Also garden and landscape sundries. An atmospheric woodland garden in the forest with a natural stream, displaying many of the plants for sale.

Flying Horse Lane, Bradley Green, nr Redditch, Worcs. B96 6QT
Tel 01527 821269
Garden and nursery open 10am – 5pm every day.
Catalogue 3 x 1st class stamps.

Mature ½ acre garden intensively planted for whole year interest, and small nursery offering a wide range of cottage garden plants, shrubs, clematis, and alpines, with the processed soil enricher extensively used in the garden also for sale. See our entry in the 2009 Good Gardens Guide.

SPECIAL PLANTS (Derry Watkins)
Hill Farm Barn, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton,
Chippenham, Wilts. SN14 8LA
7 miles north of Bath, off the A46 just south of the A420 roundabout.
Tel 01225 891686
Open March – Oct every day 10am – 5pm
Nov–Feb daily 10am – 3pm, but wise to ring first
1 x 2nd class stamp for seed list
Contact for 1 day Gardening Courses in the autumn.

Specialities Tender perennials Pelargonium, Salvia, Streptocarpus. Hardy perennials, especially geraniums and umbellifers. Seeds.
Garden open every Tuesday April – mid October, plus all Wednesdays July-Sept, and 3rd Thursdays July-Oct for NGS.

SPINNEYWELL NURSERY (Wendy and Julie Asher)
Waterlane, Oakridge, Stroud. Glos. GL6 7PH
Tel 01452 770092 Fax 01452 770151

Plant Lists and Nursery information on:
Visits by appointment only. Open days as per website for 2012.

Mail Orders/On-line ordering/Plant Fair Dates on or ring for lists of unusual varieties of: Ferns, Grasses, Hellebores, Hostas, Iris and rarely offered hardy perennials. Many choice shrubs including: Cornus, Daphnes, Hamamelis, Magnolias, Viburnums to specimen sizes.

Wantage, Oxon. OX12 0HS
Tel 01235 868828
Open 10am–5pm Mon–Fri; 10am–5pm Sat Mar–Nov.
Winter by appt. Closed Sun.
List available via e-mail.

We grow a good range of hardy perennials, tender perennials, grasses and bulbs. We also produce a smaller selection of alpines, shrubs & climbers.

(L. N. Arbuthnott)
Two miles SE of Kidderminster on A448
Tel 01562 69902
Open late-Mar–early Sep, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10am–5.00pm.

Walled garden adorned with brick follies and planted with very large collection of unusual wall shrubs, climbers and herbaceous plants.
Most are for sale in the adjacent nursery. Send SAE for plant list.

t3 PLANTS (Leila Jackson)
Wall End Barn, Stoke Prior, Leominster, Heref. HR6 0ND
Tel 01568 760152 Mob. 07775001287
Open April through to October, Mondays to Wednesday, 10am-3pm
Any other time by appointment.

Plant sales to the public, show circuit nursery, garden consultancy, talks and workshops. Specialising in Abutilons and Salvias, with a wide range of unusual hardy herbaceous stock. Awaiting National Collection of Abutilons.

Smithfield Cottage, The Green, Norton, Glos.. GL2 9LP
Tel 01452 731013

Not Open.

Wide range of lime tolerant plants for shade, sun and moisture, especially Hosta, Hemerocallis, Sempervivum, Iris, and Hellebore. Elaine is available to give talks, undertake garden advice visits and will be at all the usual plant sales. Please do email or phone if you want to come and see me or arrange to collect from a plant sale.

Wychbold, Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0DG
On A38, 1 mile north of J5 of M5. Follow signs from motorway
Tel 01527 860000 Fax .01527 861284;
Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat & bank hols 9am-6pm;
Sun (& Jan 1st) 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Please note: The Restaurant closes half an hour before
the Garden Centre. Garden Centre Sunday hours include
‘30 min browsing and 30 min shopping up’ time.

Garden Centre & restaurant. Inspirational display gardens including New Wave Perennial Gardens by Noel Kingsbury. Very wide range of perennials, climbers, shrubs & trees, including topiary & specimens. Plants sourced. Garden sundries. National Plant Collection® of Potentilla fruticosa.

Whitehall Farmhouse, Sevenhampton, Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 5TL
Tel 07711 021034
Open by appointment only.


Mail order service. Plants can be collected from Cheltenham &
Oxford Farmers’ Markets and various Plant Fairs.
Catalogue 2 x 1st class stamps.

A small nursery growing a range of interesting, hardy, herbaceous perennials. The nursery is high up in the Cotswolds so the plants are well-used to harsh conditions and should thrive in all gardens.

Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4DT
Tel 01993 823218 Fax 01993 822894
Open Tuesday to Sunday, March to October 9am–6pm or dusk.
Open by appointment on Mondays and November to February.
Catalogue 4 x 1st class stamps.

Specialities: Wide range of ornamental grasses and bamboos with a fairly wide range of perennials (especially geraniums, hostas and hemerocallis) and some unusual shrubs. Most plants sold can be seen in the 2 acre gardens.

Tel 07712 224192
Visitors by appointment only.

For wildflower plants native to your patch. All grown ethically using sustainable products. A plant for every plot, whether damp, dry, shady or sunny!

WORLDS END GARDEN NURSERY (Kristina & Robin Pearce)
Worlds End Nurseries, Moseley Road, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NJ
Tel 01905 640977 Fax 01905 641373

Mail Order Catalogue available on line.
Visitors welcome Open Mon – Fri. 10 am – 5 pm
other times strictly by appointment.

Nursery growing a superb range of herbaceous perennials, hardy ferns and ornamental grasses, including many unusual plants, especially collections of Hosta, Geum, Leucanthemum. Talks given.