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The varied range of fine plants offered at Marchants Nursery are virtually all propagated on site.  Most are propagated from stock plants grown in the Gardens, a rare thing nowadays, hence the Marchants team know intimately both the provenance and growing preferences of all the plants sold on the Nursery.

2024 Opening times:  Marchants Nursery and Gardens are open 10am to 5pm / Thursday – Saturday inclusive.

Marchants NEWS:

21st July: Charleston Festival of the Garden.  Our head propagator, Hannah Fox, will be giving a free talk Growing From Seed on the afternoon of Sunday 21st July.

30th & 31st July:  Marchants is opening for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st July.  Raising greatly deserved and needed funds for the NGS charities, and also for brain injury charity Headway.

Pre-bought tickets only (due to our limited parking) – sold out last year, so please do book your visiting slot ASAP.  PLEASE CLICK HERE to BOOK.

Visit our garden, check out the nursery – and eat lots of home made cake!  We look forward to welcoming you…

2024 PLANT LIST

To VIEW and/or PRINT our 2024 PLANT LIST – CLICK HERE

Marchants Plant List – updated June 2024.  All Marchants plants are home-grown, so please note that it is NOT possible to have ALL plants listed ready early in the season.

Please note, prices may change according to the pot size. Plants are grown in various pot sizes to suit the plant and stage of growth, therefore throughout the season plants are sometimes potted on, and prices may change accordingly.

We are not able to offer Mail Order – we encourage customers to visit the Nursery, or to collect by arrangement.  If you wish to check availability before visiting, do please email:  marchantshardyplants@gmail.com

Visiting the Nursery

You will find expertise and advice aplenty when you visit this exciting Nursery.  Marchants, founded almost 25 years ago, has over the years built a fantastic horticultural reputation. Having taken over the day-to-day management of the Nursery and Gardens from Graham Gough in 2022, Hannah Fox and the skilled Marchants team aim to enhance this reputation further by developing Marchants as a home of learning, skill-sharing and plant knowledge.

Too few places get to know the plants they sell.  At Marchants almost everything is propagated from stock plants grown in the garden, hence the team knows intimately both the provenance and preferences of the many rare, unusual and familiar plants grown for the Nursery.

CLICK HERE for MAP, PARKING & ACCESSIBILITY info

Pots, Peat and Pest Control

On your visit you may notice our 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).

We are now using peat-free compost.  The transition has been challenging, but we continue to carefully monitor to ensure we continue to deliver the same level of quality that you have come to expect here at Marchants.

Knowing the difference between beneficial insects and pests is an essential part of horticulture, using one to combat the other, and this is exactly what we are doing by using nematodes to treat any pests we find on the Nursery.  The 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!).

“You’d never find plants like this in a commercial garden centre, yet these specialist nurseries take the time and care to select jewels that will be treasured in a garden for years. The plants represent the very best grown and sold in this country.”

Jinny Blom, What Makes a Garden