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Download Marchants Hardy Plants Catalogue

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What they say...

…hedges and fences at every turn …lines of beauty achieved by long observation, hard thinking and the craftman's hand in this little world where reason and romanticism come happily together.
Steven Desmond. Country Life.

Propagation Day 2014: Hands On

Why not join us on our ever popular propagation course on which dozens of keen gardeners have joined us over the years. Participants get the opportunity to hone and expand their propagation skills in one of the most exciting topics of gardening under the expert tutelage of Marchants owner Graham Gough.

Monday 25th August 2014

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Desperate Plea! Boxes!

We spend many hours collecting boxes from a number of sources for you to take your plants home in. It is an enormous help therefore if you can provide your own boxes and moreover a sure way of becoming a favourite customer! Many thanks.

Marchants Snowdrops

For details of our annual sale, see Events page

Welcome to Marchants Hardy Plants!

MARCHANT’S OCTOBER SALE OF PLANTS

Time for our end of season sale when all remaining stock on nursery will be sold at reduced prices.

Wednesday 7th – Saturday 11th Oct
20% off all label prices.

Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th Oct (our final opening day for 2014)
25% off all label prices.

This is a genuine sale of healthy, plantable stock. Come and grab yourself a bargain!

Nursery and Garden Opening Times

Nursery Opening Times:

Wednesday – Saturday inclusive 9.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 19th March - Saturday 18th October 2014

The nursery is open to all visitors free of charge - a visit to the garden is optional.

Garden Opening Times:

Wednesday – Saturday inclusive 9.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 7th May - Saturday 18th October 2014

Entrance fee: Individual £4.00. Children under 16, free entry.

(Please note: Garden opening dates are not the same as Nursery opening dates!)

The Nursery

We have gained recognition as one of leading small nurseries in the country and our range of herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses is, we believe, as choice as you will find.

Marchants is the home of home grown plants and we are immensely proud of the fact that all our plants are propagated by us here on site: no mean feat in this age of rampant commercialisation.

We are not a big pot nursery and prefer to grow our plants in pot sizes that suit. However, we can assure you: our plants are healthy, well grown and establish well. At least, that’s what our customers happily tell us. What's more, if you are after some inspiration, a large proportion of our plants can be seen growing to good effect in our beautiful garden at Marchants.

Important: Sorry, no mail order service is provided

The Garden at Marchants

Our garden is not large but it is well designed and diversely planted and has gained much recognition over the years, having appeared in all major periodicals and papers as well as on television in the BBC's "Flying Gardener" series. Our location is extraordinary with terrific views of the South Downs. With our view comes wind. And what wind! Together with our stodgy brick making clay we doggedly battle on. Mind you, we are constantly surprised by how our plants cope with such conditions so we can confidently predict, what grows well for us will almost certainly grow for you.

Our main garden and spring garden with their curving pathways and borders have been created in response to the landscape beyond. Combining colour, form and texture of plants in a sensitive design we have aimed to create a garden that is homogenous in its effect and satisfying to the eye and with a broadly contemporary feel. Seasonal interest begins in late winter with the flowering of our Snowdrops closely followed by hellebores, lungworts, etc. The fullness of summer is eclipsed in the autumn with the flowering culmination of our handsome grasses and late perennials in a diverse and extraordinarily rich tapestry.

Come and share it with us. By seeing new plants and new juxtapositions, we hope you will find it an enriching, informative and stimulating experience. That is all we ask.