Welcome to Marchants Hardy Plants!
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. We are also proud of the fact that virtually all our plants are home grown: no mean feat in this age of 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.