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What they say...

…there is a display garden with beds and borders, sensitively planted, full of verve and panache.
Roy Lancaster. The Garden.

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

Forthcoming Events

Snowdrops at Marchants

The hype surrounding snowdrops cannot have escaped your notice given its extensive coverage in the media over the last few years. Comparisons are even being made to the Tulip mania of the 16th Century. My own fascination for these endearing early flowering bulbs was first kindled at Washfield Nursery in Kent where I started as a nurseryman three decades ago.

The collection of snowdrops we brought with us to Marchants has slowly been added to over the years: gifts from friends, purchases from snowdrop catalogues and sales together with the selection of promising seedlings occurring in the garden here. Our collection is not large but through trial and error on our heavy clay we believe all the snowdrops we grow make for good and for the most part easy garden plants.

Each year in early/mid February we hold a weekend sale of snowdrops drawn from our collection. This year for example we offered over 40 different varieties, many at affordable prices. Rarer varieties inevitably command much higher prices – we sell these too! Therefore we offer plants for the beginner, collector and connoisseur alike.

If you would like details of next year’s sale keep an eye on the blog page through January when the date will be announced. If you would like a copy of our snowdrop availability list, please fill in the form on our contact page. We will then be able to email you the information thereby making it simpler for you, simpler for us.

Images at the top of the page are ©Gardens Illustrated / Sharon Pearson