Opening times: 

Nursery:  from Thursday 25 March 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm

Gardens: from Thursday 6 May 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm

“Thank you for the invaluable support you generously gave us over 2020, and we greatly looking forward to welcoming you again to our Nursery and Gardens – where a bountiful new crop of plants is being made for you as I write.”  Graham Gough

“This is a place where plants reign supreme: a nirvana for gardeners who are looking for inspiration, advice and well grown plants.”

Stephanie Donaldson. Country Living.


NURSERY Opening Times: from Thursday 25 March until Saturday 23 October 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm. Other times, strictly by appointment only.

PLEASE NOTE: the Gardens are open later than the Nursery, from 6 May.  

For over 22 years Graham Gough has devoted himself to raising plants and breeding and selecting new varieties while also designing and developing the beautiful garden at Marchants. While too few places get to know the plants they sell, Graham knows his plants well, and has bred many Marchants own varieties.  At Marchants almost everything is propagated from stock plants grown in the garden, hence Graham knows intimately both the provenance and growing preferences of all the plants sold on the Nursery.

Visiting the Nursery

NURSERY Opening Times: Thursday 25 March until Saturday 23 October 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm. Other times, strictly by appointment only. As a small team we like to enjoy lunch 1pm – 2pm, so would be grateful if you could avoid visiting between those hours.

If you wish to place an order for Collection from our Car Park, please CONTACT US by EMAIL with your Order and Contact Details giving at least 3 days notice.  It will take our small team a few days to collate and prepare all orders.

Unfortunately we are NOT able to provide a Mail Order service.

Pots, Peat and Pest Control

On your visit to the nursery you will notice our new taupe coloured recyclable pots.  Please feel free to return these to us – as long as they are clean, not broken and from Marchants, we will be happy to accept them.

Having already reduced the peat in our potting mix, from Summer 2021 onwards we are turning to an entirely peat-free compost.  We will be monitoring this very carefully to ensure we continue to deliver the same level of quality that you have come to expect here at Marchants.

We are also getting to know our bugs!  Learning the difference between beneficial insects and pests is an essential part of horticulture, enabling us to use one to combat the other. This is exactly what we are doing by using nematodes to treat any pests we find on the Nursery.  The little live bacteria are kept in the fridge until the conditions are right to set them free among the plants.  As long as we don’t confuse them with the porridge oats!


Our photos below highlight the Nursery through the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons.