The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show features an array of award winning specialist nurseries, this is a fabulous place to buy plants! Whether you’re looking for South African plants, hardy plants, drought tolerant plants, indoor plants, air plants, orchids, ferns, ivy, clematis, herbaceous perennials, bulbous plants, or succulents, you’re sure to find your favourite at this special show!
If you missed the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, here is a taster of some of the award-winning specialist nurseries that were at this year’s Show:
A & J Plants
A & J Plants is a small nursery selling herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses, which is run by Andy Mardon and Jackie Rhodes. A & J Plants are based in Colechester in Essex. To visit A & J Plants’ website, please click here.
Aldo is a The RHS judges awarded Aldo Airplants a Silver-Gilt Medal for this beautiful exhibit of air plants.
Avon Bulbs are a small, family run company based in South Petherton in Somerset, they sell a wide range of bulbs. To visit Avon Bulbs website, please click here.
Blackmore & langdon
This Gold Medal winning display of Begonias was grown by Blackmore & Langdon for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. Blackmore & Langdon are a family run nursery, established in 1901, they are based in Pensford in Bristol. To visit Blackmore & Langdon’s website, please click here.
Brookfield Plants is a specialist Hosta and Hemerocallis nursery, which is run by Paul Harris in Ashford, in Kent. To visit Brookfield Plants’ website, please click here.
Craig House Cacti
Craig House Cacti is run by expert cacti and succulent growers, Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman. Stan and Vicki give talks on growing Cacti and sell a variety of seeds. To visit Craig House Cacti’s website, please click here.
To read my interview with Stan Griffin and Vicki Newman at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, please click here.
D’Arcy & Everest
D’Arcy & Everest is a family run nursery which specialises in Sempervivums and unusual alpines. D’Arcy & Everest are based in Somersham, in Cambridgeshire. To visit D’Arcy & Everest’s website, please click here.
Daisy Roots Nursery
Daisy Roots Nursery is run by Anne Godfrey in Hertford, Hertfordshire. At Daisy Roots Nursery Annie propagates her own plants, Annie specialises in growing healthy, hardy perennials and grasses. This is the third RHS Gold Medal that Anne Godfrey has won this year! A truly marvellous achievement!
Dalefoot Composts produce an amazing range of peat free composts using natural materials, including sheep’s wool and bracken, at their farm in the Lake District.
Dibleys nurseries are a family run nursery from Llanelidan, in Ruthin, North Wales, who specialise in growing tender plants, including many fantastic indoor house plants!
Dibleys Nurseries are specialist growers of Streptocarpus, Saintpaulias – often known by their common name of African violets, Begonias, Impatiens, Petrocosmea, Nematanthus, Aeschynanthus, Gloxinella, Primulina, Alsobia, Gesneriads, Tradescantia, and Solenostemon. To visit Dibleys Nurseries website, please click here.
Based in Hadlow in Tonbridge, in Kent, Downderry Nursery are a fabulous nursery, that specialise in growing lavender and rosemary. Downderry offer a vast range of lavenders, including hardy, half hardy, frost hardy, and tender lavenders, in shades of white, lilac, pink, purple, and blue, featuring plants growing to differing heights a habits. You’ll find a great number of beautiful lavender cultivars that you’d be unlikely to find in your local garden centre.
Downderry nursery propagate 95% of their lavender and rosemary plants at their UK nursery. To visit Downderry Nursery’s website, please click here.
Eleplants Nursery are a family run nursery, started by Martin Batchelor, and based in Piltdown in East Sussex. Martin has a fondness for shrubs originating from Australia and New Zealand, but you’ll find a variety of plants for sale at Eleplants Nursery, all of which have been propagated by Martin at his nursery.
To visit Eleplants Nursery’s website, please click here.
Fibrex Nurseries are a family run nursery, based in Warwickshire. Fibrex propagate their own plants, offering their customers an online mail order service, or the opportunity to purchase plants directly from their nursery in Stratford-upon-Avon, where visitors can also admire Fibrex’s extensive plant collections.
Fibrex offer their customers a wide selection of Pelargoniums, ferns, Geraniums, tropical Hibiscus, Begonias, and Hederas. Fibrex Nurseries hold the National Collection of Pelargoniums and the National Collection of Hedera (ivy). To visit Fibrex Nurseries website, please click here.
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
Based in the village of Freefolk, near Whitchurch in Hampshire, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants is an independent specialist nursery, which offers the gardener an extensive selection of herbaceous perennials, grasses, ferns, shrubs, and Hostas, including a variety of rare and interesting garden plants and seeds. To visit Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants’ website, please click here.
Harts Nursery are a specialist lily and bulb nursery, based in Cheshire. Harts Nursery are a family run nursery that offer a wide range of lilies including Martagon lilies, oriental lilies, trumpet lilies, Asiatic lilies, double flowered lilies, pollen free lilies, longiflorum lilies, Roselilies, tree like lilies, and species lilies, as well as other spring and summer flowering plants. To visit Harts Nursery’s website, please click here.
Harveys Garden Plants
Harveys Garden Plants grow hardy herbaceous plants, including Anemones, Epimediums, Euphorbias, Hellebores, Monardas and grasses, at their family run nursery, which is based in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk. Harveys Garden Plants have developed their own strain of Hellebore, known as the Bradfield hybrids. To visit Harveys Garden Plants’ website, please click here.
Based in Wokingham in Berkshire, Jonathan Hogarth is a specialist grower of miniature and small sized Hostas.
This year, Jonathan Hogarth and Adrian Young combined forces to create a joint show of Jonathan’s small and miniature Hostas and Adrian’s Saxifrage. Both Hostas and Saxifrage are used as accent plants by Bonsai growers, this joint exhibit celebrates the plants’ connection.
To read my interview with Jonathan Hogarth at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, please click here. To read my interview with Jonathan Hogarth at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017, please click here. To visit Hogarth Hostas’ website, please click here.
Waterperry Gardens National Collection of Saxifrage
Adrian Young is an expert grower of Saxifrage. Adrian has looked after Waterperry’s Saxifraga collections for many years, during which time he’s added new Saxifrage to extend the collections at Waterperry, and has propagated a great number of plants.
Adrian Young is the curator of Waterperry Gardens’ National Collections of Saxafraga. To visit Waterperry Gardens website, where you can find out about viewing Waterperry’s National Collection of Saxifrage and their beautiful gardens, please click here.
Hortus Loci are a wholesale plant nursery based in Hook, in Hampshire. Hortus Loci supply trees, hedging, herbaceous perennials and shrubs for garden designers and landscape architects. To visit Hortus Loci’s website, please click here.
Jacques Amand International
Jacques Amand International are a fabulous family run business, that supply quality, top-size bulbs of an extensive array of plants, from Alliums, Anemones, Bellevalia, Crocus, Dicentra, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Hippeastrum, Hyacinths, Irises, Jeffersonia, Leucocoryne, Muscari, Narcissus, Oxalis, Podophyllum, Scilla, Tulips, and Trilliums, Urgineas, Uvularia, Veltheimea, and Zantedeschias, and many more besides!
To visit Jacques Amand International’s website, please click here.
Kelnan Plants are a small, family run nursery that specialise in growing South African Plants such as Restios and Proteas.
Kelnan Plants are based in Penzance in Cornwall. To visit Kelnan Plants’ website, please click here.
National Dahlia Collection
Greenyard Flowers UK Ltd look after the National Dahlia Collection, this special collection of Dahlias is held in Penzance in Cornwall, where it’s open to visitors. To visit the National Dahlia Collection’s website, please click here.
Ottershaw Cacti is a specialist cacti and succlent nursery. Ottershaw Cacti is run by Danial Jackson in Ottershaw, in Chertsey. To visit Ottershaw Cacti’s website, please click here.
Palms Exotics are based in Romsey, they are a family run nursery that grow palm trees, gingers, bamboo, agaves, Colocasia, and other exotic plants. To visit Palms Exotics’ website, please click here.
Penberth Plants are a multi-award winning, specialist independent nursery, based in Penberth in Cornwall. Penberth Plants is run by Claire Batten and Jeff Rowe, who offer a range of rare and unusual tender plants, such as Aeoniums, Restios, and Proteas. Claire and Jeff run breeding programmes to create new hybrids. To visit Penberth Plants’ website, please click here.
Pheasant Acre Plants
Pheasant Acre Plants is a specialist nursery selling Gladioli corms, Dahlias and other plants. Pheasant Acre Plants is a family run nursery from Bridgend in South Wales. To visit Pheasant Acre Plants’ website, please click here.
Polypodium Cultivar National Collection
Julian Reed brought part of his National Collection of Polypodium and Athyrium Cultivars to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017, to showcase the endearing qualities and beauty of the Polypodium genus to the Show’s visitors.
Based in Hastings in Sussex, Rotherview Nursery is a family run nursery that specialises in growing alpine plants, they also sell Camellias, ferns, and perennials. To visit Rotherview Nurseries website, please click here.
South Field Nurseries are the largest Cactus nursery in the UK, they stock over 750 varieties of cactus, including their own range of hybrid cacti. Southfield Nurseries are based in Bourne, in Lincolnshire. To visit Southfield Nurseries website, please click here.
The Botanic Nursery
The Botanic Nursery are based in Atworth, in Wiltshire, where they grow beautiful foxgloves, hollyhocks and thyme. To visit The Botanic Nursery’s website, please click here.
W. & S. Lockyer
W & S Lockyer is an independent specialist nursery, run by Simon Lockyer in Purley in Surrey. W. & S. Lockyer grow beautiful succulents, snowdrops, Nerines, perennials, and Hostas.
W & S Lockyer don’t have a website, but you can email Simon Lockyer at email@example.com to find out more details of the plants that this lovely nursery offer.
W. S. Warmenhoven
W. S. Warmenhoven are specialist growers of Alliums and Hippeastrums, this company was founded in 1885 To visit W. S. Warmenhoven’s website, please click here.
Best Exhibit in the Plant Village
Based in the North Staffordshire countryside, Proctor’s Nursery is a family run company that propagates 90% of their plants themselves. They sell trees, perennials, shrubs, and seasonal items.
To visit Proctor’s Nursery’s website, please click here.
Best Rose Exhibit
David Austin Roses
David Austin Roses is a family run nursery, based in Albrighton, in Wolverhampton. David Austin Roses are renowned rose breeders and growers. The RHS judges chose David Austin Roses’ exhibit as the Best Rose Exhibit, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017. To visit David Austin Roses’ website, please click here.
To see more of The Festival of Roses Marquee, including the Rose of the Year Competition finalists and winner of the Rose of The Year 2018, please click here.
New Design Award
The RHS judges presented Fernatix with a Gold Medal, and the coveted New Design Award at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017.
Fernatix is a specialist fern nursery, based in Suffolk. Fernatix sell a wide range of ferns including hardy, and not quite hardy ferns, and British native ferns. To visit Fernatix’s website, please click here.
Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee
Vacherot & Lecoufle
Vacherot & Lecoufle are a fantastic family run, French orchid nursery, based in Boissy St Léger in France.
This year, the RHS judges presented Vacherot & Lecoufle with a Gold Medal, and the prestigious title of the Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee. To visit Vacherot & Lecoufle’s website, please click here.
Independent Plant Nurseries Guide
If you’re wondering what lovely plant nurseries you have hidden away in your local area, you can visit the Independent Plant Nurseries Guide’s website, by clicking here.
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