Throughout the growing season we welcome groups of between 20 and 53 people to our Hampshire based, family run nursery. Booking is essential and we advise booking well in advance! Our tours are available from the beginning of March until the end of October BUT there are times in our calendar when we are too busy preparing for flower shows to squeeze tours into our day. Herbaceous perennials are of course seasonal and the time of year at which you visit will determine how much flower colour there is on show.
Your group will be given a tour of the nursery starting with our propagation house, where Rosy (or if she is unavailable, your guide for the tour) will talk about cuttings, seed germination, mist units and more.... before moving on to discuss stock plants and how we use OR conversely don’t use our polythene tunnels to protect and grow our perennials throughout the year.
You will see inside our multi-span polythene tunnel where we grow and prepare our display plants for the many flower shows which we attend - including RHS Malvern, RHS Chelsea, BBC Gardeners World Live, RHS Hampton Court etc the list goes on… Rosy will chat to your group about the intricacies of getting plants to flower at the right time and creating award winning floral displays. (Rosy has 24 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals to her name.)
Then it’s off to the potting shed to discuss growing media (compost) and to take a look at our potting machine in action before you head off to the nursery shop.. Rosy will be happy to answer any questions you or your group may have at any point during the tour.
Picture - The nursery stock area in high summer
The tour takes approx. 45 mins to 1 hour depending upon how many questions people ask and includes time for tea, coffee and biscuits plus the opportunity for a comfort break.
We would suggest you allow your group an additional 30 minutes to explore the Nursery Shop.
We are not a Garden Centre and do not have a tearoom or lunch facilities on-site BUT we are happy to supply tea, coffee and biscuits either when your group arrives or after the tour. We have some good local pubs for lunches please ask if you would like more information on these or other local attractions.
£7.50 per head. Minimum group size 20 / Maximum group size 53
Please take time to read our Booking & Cancellation Policy for Group Tours
Please Note - If you are travelling to us by coach please ask us for specific directions
Picture - Plants boxed up ready to go to RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July
We are a working nursery and as such your group needs to be aware of the following -
We reserve the right to remove anyone from the Nursery if their behaviour is considered likely to cause offence or create a nuisance to other visitors or staff .
Please contact us to book OR If you have any further questions [email protected] OR Ring 01256 896533