Opening times: 

Nursery & Gardens:  

OPEN Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm

CLOSING – Saturday 23rd October 2021

“We will be closing the Nursery and Gardens for the winter on 23rd October, our last trading day for 2021.  What a year it has been, and we thank you most sincerely for your sterling support.”  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.


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

“The autumn, just like the many huge slugs in the garden, has slowly crept up on us and now that mystical shift in the light has made its entrance to flatter and enhance the colours of the many flowers of both perennials and grasses that fill our garden here.  We had envisaged earlier in the year having an Aster Fest in early September but for various reasons could not fit it into our timetable.  Just as well as there would have been very few to see!  However the next three weeks will see a burgeoning of these beautiful creatures as they cascade with their bee-pulling flowers through the borders.  We adore them.  If you do toothed come and see our many Asters for yourselves.  But remember to choose a sunny day, Asters hate the rain as much as we humans do.

Alas, still no news for you on a transmission date for the Great British Gardens series on Channel 5.  We feel sure it will be shown whether this autumn or even next spring.  Who knows, so please keep watching our website for details as and when.”

Graham, Lucy, and the Marchants team

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.