Nursery & Gardens:  Closed for Winter

“We have now closed the Nursery and Gardens for the winter.  What a year it has been, and we thank you most sincerely for your sterling support.  We will update you on 2022 opening dates in the next few weeks”  Graham Gough

“In the beds and borders of the gardens that are part of Marchants a style of gardening is evolving that fuses the best elements of the "New Perennial" movement with a very English love of colour.”

Elspeth Thompson. The Garden.


We have now closed the Nursery and Gardens for the winter.  We will update you on 2022 opening dates in the next few weeks.

“We have been bathing in the afterglow of our appearance in Channel 5’s series ‘Great British Gardens’ presented by Carol Klein. Did you see it? 

This has been a great series beautifully directed by Jess Matthews and her talented team, with Carol professionally bringing out the best from her gardening protagonists through intimate conversation in their highly individual gardens around the country. Our thanks go to them all and to Channel 5 and also to the Marchants team for allowing us the time to film while continuing with important nursery duties.

Many of you have asked the whereabouts of Lucy in the programme. Suffice to say Lucy’s creativity, support and involvement have been integral to the development of Marchants as one of the finest small nurseries in the UK.

Watching the series we began to learn the slant and take of the programme and its focus on individual owners and head gardeners. This approach brought a strength to the programme rarely seen and as artists ourselves we fully respect the artistic independence and integrity which guided the Channel 5 team.

An approach that has guided our own working lives.”

Graham & Lucy Gough

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: OPEN until Saturday 23 October 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm. Other times, strictly by appointment only.

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.