At Tom's Yard we love to promote other businesses in the world of Horticulture. That's why we've put together a list of small/independent growers in the surrounding areas who either specialise in a specific species or offer unusual plants across the board.
Credale Nursery - Nr Leominster, N. Herefordshire
Hoo House Nursery - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Totworth Plants - Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Aquatic Plants
(Holder of the National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies with over 200 varieties on display)
Merebrook Pond Plants - Hanley Swan, Worcestershire
(Water Lily & general Aquatic specialist)
The Lavander Garden - Kingscote, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire
(Holders of the National Collection of Buddleja)
Day Lilies
New Hope Gardens - Colebatch, S. Shropshire
(offer more than 275 daylily varieties through the nursery)
Ferns & Shade Specific
Shadey Plants - Edge, Nr Stroud, Gloucestershire
General Specialist Growers
Cotswold Garden Flowers - Evesham, Gloucestershire
(CGF has one of the largest collections of plants for sale in Europe in one location)
Malcolm Allison Plants - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
PanGlobal Plants - Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
(One of the most celebrated specialist nurseries in the UK, introducing many new plants never offered before)
Credale Nursery - Nr Leominster, N. Herefordshire
The Cottage Herbery - Nr Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
(wide collection of peat-free herbs)
Kitchen Garden - Newent, Gloucestershire
(wide collection of peat-free herbs)
The Gobbett Nursery - Shropshire
The Lavander Garden - Kingscote, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Michaelmas Daisies
Old Court Nurseries - Colwall, Herefordshire
(holds the Plant Heritage National Collection of over 430 varieties which are displayed in the charming 1.5-acre Picton Garden)
David Austin - Albrighton, E. Shropshire
Malvern Salvia Collection - Malvern, Worcestershire
Specialist Seeds
Special Plants Nursery - Chippenham, N. Wiltshire
South American Plants
Paviour & Davies - N. Herefordshire
Trees & Shrubs
Frank P Matthews - Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
(edible & ornamental)
Hutchings & Son - Nr. Evesham, Worcestershire
Love Grove's Nursery - Pendock, Gloucestershire
Wilde Goose Nursery - Nr Craven Arms, S. Shropshire
(the largest collection in the UK with over 170 varieties)
Buying directly from growers is the best way to ensure you get the most fabulous blooms in your garden. After all, isn't that what gardening is all about!
Compared to bland chain garden centers, specialist growers have a wider variety of plants, can give you the best care advice on what you're buying and, ultimately, you're directly supporting growers.
So, hop in the car with a friend and enjoy a day out!