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Covid-19 UPDATE: 

Opening strictly Thursday, Friday, Saturday ONLY, 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. Maximum of six customers on the Nursery at any one time. For updated visitor and safety measures, please CLICK HERE.

Unlike the hurly burly of the large garden centres, Marchants Nursery offers a quiet outdoor haven in which to browse and purchase in peace and comfort. Complimentary visit to the Marchants Gardens included with plant purchase.

“…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.

Marchants Gardens & Nursery

Widely viewed as a key destination for keen gardeners, Marchants Hardy Plants is a small specialist Nursery nestled just north of the South Downs and renowned for growing all its herbaceous plants/grasses on site.

“Nearly a month has passed since our unrestricted opening and it has been wonderful for us to see customers both old and new visiting in droves. Our deep thanks to you all. Marchants Nursery is completely ‘Open Air’ so with social distancing a visit should be very safe but do wear a mask if you feel so inclined. 

The demands of Covid-19 have been matched by those of the drought which has developed since late Spring, and the South East particularly ravaged by months of rainless days. Our own garden, south facing and tilted to the sun, has gained quite a sun tan in the form of stressed, cooked and crisped plants.

In future our planting style will inevitably change.  This we see as a challenge and not a failure and we hope you will too as our planet continues its seemingly irreversible and continued warming path.”

Graham, Lucy & Hannah

Latest VideosSee more videos

Stopping by the magnificent Malus hupehensis AGM in Marchants garden , Graham tells the story of a visit by Roy Lancaster and a group of Japanese nurserymen (Sept 2020)

Need suggestions for container planting? Hannah highlights key Pelargoniums, and Pennisetum and Panicum grasses, among others (Sept 2020).

Graham shows us plants standing up well to drought conditions, among others Knifophia ‘Green Jade’ and Agapanthus ‘Quink Drops’ (August 2020)

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