Covid-19 UPDATE:

Our thanks to all of you who have supported us over recent weeks with orders for delivery, nearly 180 since lockdown! Given the Government confirmation that Garden Centres may now open, we have decided to open our gates – for Collection Orders ONLY. The Nursery & Gardens are not open at this time.

However, if you make a Collection Order, this will include a COMPLIMENTARY visit to the Marchants Gardens. Minimum Collection Order value of £40.00 applies. Date/time slots are by arrangement only. More information in our Nursery / Plant Collection Service section below.

These are early days in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our health is as important as yours – we all need to tread with great caution. We will continue to follow Government updates, and will review our position again in early June.

“…there is a display garden with beds and borders, sensitively planted, full of verve and panache.”

Roy Lancaster. The Garden.


Our Gardens & Nursery remain closed, except for those picking up a Collection Order from our Car Park, who can enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY visit to the Marchants gardens. Date/time slots are by arrangement only.

Information on our Plant Collection Service section below.

Established by Graham Gough in 1998, Marchants is recognised as one of the UK’s leading small independent nurseries.

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

Thank you, from Graham:  “The end of March saw the Government’s momentous decision to ‘lockdown’. For us, another momentous event occurred. Our part time Nursery apprentice of 9 years abruptly and inexplicably abandoned ship leaving the two of us (with our combined age of 136!) marooned and with the daunting task of caring for both Nursery and Garden. Abandoned! None of it. Our other dear helper Hannah with her incredible support has inspired us to move forward – Henry and Jean mulch with manic fervour in the garden, David has delivered our gorgeous plants in his glistening white steed-less chariot and Barbara and Simon’s tremendous work on the creation of this super new website and facility to order plants so easily has left us humbled and in awe. Then there are our friends and customers – how can we thank you enough for the cascade of orders you’ve placed. With each and every one’s valued support we now know for sure our treasured Marchant’s Nursery will survive and hopefully prosper again after this tragic pandemic.”

NEW: Click on our ‘slideshow’ below to see images of many of our beautiful plants, all taken very recently on the Nursery.

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.