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1. Alpine Nurseries

ABERCONWY NURSERY - The Welsh Alpine Plant Specialists

Large range of interesting alpines (including gentians and dwarf ericaceous subjects) as well as shrubs, herbaceous & woodland plants grown on our attractive hillside nursery in the Conwy Valley, overlooking Snowdonia. Many of our alpines are displayed on raised beds, some in the shelter of a purpose build net-sided alpine tunnel to protect both our plants and visitors from ‘occasional’ wind and rain. We are situated on a minor road just off the A470, about 2 miles north of Bodnant Gardens. (Directions available on request) Visitors are welcome March to September, Tuesday to Friday inclusive 10am to 4pm. Strictly no mail order.

Keith & Rachel Lever, Aberconwy Nursery, Graig, Glan Conwy LL28 5TL
Tel: 01492 580875

The Alpine Plant Centre
Visit Britain's premier Alpine Plant Centre in the heart of the magnificent Peak District National Park.

25 years of growing over 3000 varieties of plants.

Where to find us: 4 miles north of Bakewell, next to the Power Garage at the junction of the B6001 and A625.

Open Friday, Saturday and Monday 10 - 5pm  Sunday 1 - 5pm 


All our plants are:

  1. Grown in the UK, in sunny Lincolnshire!
  2. Well established and ready for instant planting. We send only potted plants.
  3. Each sent with a label giving planting advice.
  4. Well packaged.

Plus we provide:    excellent customer service by e-mail or telephone.


Alpine and Grass Nursery, Northgate, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3TB

Tel: 01775 640935


ARDFEARN NURSERY & GIFT SHOP - Specialists in Alpines, Herbaceous & Unusual Trees & Shrubs

We have a huge range of excellent quality Alpines as well as an ever growing selection of Herbaceous Plants, Trees and Shrubs (many of which are not widely vailable.) Why not pay us a visit and browse through our relaxing courtyard sales area or visit our Gift Shop crammed full of interesting and unusual gifts. Please send 4 x 1st class stamps for a catalogue or view and download it from our website.

Ardfearn Nursery, Bunchrew, Inverness, Scotland IV3 8RH.
Tel: 01463 243250 Fax: 01463 711713


Avon Bulbs
Mail order flower bulbs including snowdrops, daffodils and tulips delivered to your home whilst dormant along with many more unusual woodland bulbs and plants.

Two catalogues each year cover these in their appropriate season and we attend lots of the bigger shows nationally and some smaller ones in the south west. If you wish to arrange to look around the nursery during the week do call first, but we do not have a shop as such - almost all our business is by mail order or at the shows.

Burnt House Farm, Mid Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5HE (Less than a mile from the Margery Fish Nursery in East Lambrook)

Much more about us and ordering online at

Or call on 01460 242177

Butterfield Pleiones
Largest selection of species and hybrids.

Please send 2 stamps for mail order catalogue to

Ian Butterfield,


Harvest Hill

Bourne End




We offer an exciting range of alpines, rock plants and dwarf bulbs. Many are rare and unusual, ideally suited for rock gardens, screes, troughs, alpine house and cold frame and will be of interest to both the beginner and the plantsman. We also grow a wide range of Japanese maples, dwarf conifers, ornamental pines, dwarf shrubs, wisteria and some unusual trees. The nursery is open from 4 February to 1 November, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays only, except for show dates when the nursery will be closed. Please phone before visiting. Please send 6 x 1st class stamps to our address for a catalogue - Visa & Mastercard accepted.

Choice Landscapes, Prior Farm Nursery, 101 Salts Road, West Walton, Wisbech, Cambs PE14 7EF
Tel: 01945 585051 Fax: 01945 580053



Edrom offers a wide range of unusual alpines and woodland plants for all garden situations. New woodland garden open to visitors.

3 x 2nd class stamps for mail order catalogue to:

Edrom Nurseries, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Berwick TD14 5TZ
Tel: 018907 71386


At 'Foxgrove Plants' we grow a range of more unusual plants.  

At the start of the year we grow many different Snowdrops, along with a good colour selection of Hellebores.  Throughout the year we grow many different Grasses, as well as other Hardy Plants.

Nursery Opening Times:

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 am  - 4.00 pm but closed for lunch between 1 - 2pm

Closed from the end of October to mid January: if wishing to visit during this time please ring to make an apppointment.

Tel  01635 40554

Foxgrove Plants, Enbourne, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 6RE

A selection of rare and unusual Hardy Plants grown at over 1000 feet in the North Pennines.

Situated on the A686 one and a half miles from Alston on the Penrith Road.

Open   11.30  -  4.30  weekdays

Open   12.30  -  4.00  weekends

Hartside Nursery Garden near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel/fax  01434 381372


Alpine, bog and woodland plants from around the world, many rare or unusual. Mail order and wholesale. Our catalogue is on- line at our website address below or send 4 x 1st class stamps to 

Stella Rankin, 16 Kevock Road, Lasswade, Midlothian EH18 1HT   Tel/Fax: 0131 454 0660



Long Acre Plants is essentially a plantsman's nursery in the hidden triangle of Somerset that slides into Dorset and Wiltshire. We specialise in unusual woodland plants and plants for shade in general. This includes Erythronium, Epimedium, hardy ferns, lilies, hardy geranium, hellebores, snowdrops, Viola odorata and Hepatica amongst many other shade loving plants.

Plants are the reason for this business and with a very few exceptions we grow what we like, for all the usual human reasons of association, perception of what is beautiful or just inexplicable love. We try and grow in an environmentally aware way, including peat free compost, recycling rain water and recycled paper.
Our plant list and ordering information are available on our website.

Telephone: 01963 32802 usually a human is available in the mornings during midweek days.



One of the largest selections of hardy orchids from around the Northern hemisphere including many British Natives. Meadow plantings a speciality. See the web site for current orchid availability by mail order.   Booklet designed to help the new grower "Growing Hardy Orchids in a British Garden" £6.50 p&p. 

Nursery: Bells Bridge Lane (off B5272 Cockerham Road), Garstang, Lancs. Check web site for nursery opening times. Office: Jeff Hutchings, 74 Croston Road, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1HR. Tel: 01995 605537 or email for mail order orchid list. 

Orders can now be placed and paid for on the website:



We offer a wide range of alpine plants, bulbs and ericaceous plants, many rare and unusual, for the alpine house, rasied beds, scree, trough and tufa.

Open times, Tuesday - Sunday 10 am to 4.30 pm.

 Mail Order all year. Please send 3 x 1st class stamps for catalogue.

Mendle Nursery, Holme, Scunthorpe, North Lincs DN16 3RF       Tel: 01724 850 864

Parham Bungalow Plants
Parham Bungalow Plants offer a variety of alpines and dwarf shrubs including many less common varieties   - all propagated by ourselves.

SAE for mail order list and opening hours to

Parham Bungalow Plants, Parham Lane, Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4QA

Tel 01380 812605


Bulbs to order on the web. Erythronium, Trillium, Frits and Others

Pitcairn alpines, Pitcairngreen, Perth PH1 3LT

Tel: 01738 583213



Devons "Little Outdoor Eden"      Botanic garden and Plantsman's Nursery   Choice plants sold

Fabulous 4 acre map of World Gardens, plus light lunches/cream teas from new panoramic cafe.  

Open 7 days a week, 9.30am - 5.00pm April to September incl.

St Marychurch Rd Newton Abbot, Devon Tel 01803 872939

Brown signed from end of the A380 dual carriageway at Penn Inn


Our Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs, Shrubs, Conifers, Woodland Plants & Orchids are supplied world-wide by mail order. For a copy of our fully descriptive catalogues, offering over 1500 items please send us six 1st class stamps or 3 international reply coupons or visit the web-site which includes hundreds of photographs and secure on-line ordering.

For a special day out, the nursery and gardens are open all week 9.00 am - 4.30 pm.

Pottertons Nursery, Moortown Road, Nettleton, Caistor, Lincoln LN7 6HX
Tel: 01472 851714


Seeds from more than 2500 species, many unusual and rare plants. a broad selection of alpines and hardy perrennials. a full range of of endemic plants from Asia, Australia, Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Macronesian islands with special focus on the Canary floras well as prairie flowers from North America and montane plants from the Andes of South america, and the Cape region of South Africa.

Bjorn Malkmus - Hussein


Sempervivum specialists with free delivery on all plants to anywhere in the UK and all EU countires.

A huge range of species and cultivars some new to the UK with our own newly bred plants soon to be introduced.

All photographed in high quality and available to view on our website.

All stock is grown outside in Northamptonshire unprotected all year round with temperatures down to -16 degrees.

We provide sempervivums that are truly hardy and tolerant of extremes.

Contact information is via our website.

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This gold medal winning nursery is one of the UK's top 10 specialist growers of alpines and other hardy plants. We offer an extensive range of interesting alpine and non-alpine plants, perfect for traditional and contemporary containers, terraces, window boxes and other garden settings. We select only the best varieties, with all plants propagated and grown on site. Our testing climate (at 900ft) results in robust, healthy plants that readily establish.

The naturalistic garden has a beautiful setting overlooking woodland and moors, and features rock gardens, a 100ft planted wall, woodland planting, ponds, an indoor rockery, stone troughs and other innovative planting ideas.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, from 1 March to 31 August  (including Bank Holiday Mondays), September by appointment.  Plant list and mail order information on website.

Michael Mitchell, Slack Top Nurseries, Slack Top, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7HA.

Tel: 01422 845348 or 07508 953804


Stanek Alpines
Seeds of alpine plants from the best of the Alps, Balkans, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Pyrenees, China and the Himalayas.

Contact Stanek for a list and prices at:


by post - Vladimar Stanek, Strojirensko 801, Sedlcany, Czech Republic

S W BOND - Masses of Rare Alpines Available

Visitors preferred weekends, weekdays by appointment. Plantsman’s Garden. Lists & supplements available for 4 x 2nd class stamps.

Thuya Alpine Nursery, Glebelands AGS, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BW

Telephone:  01452 700548



Nursery open all year 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, Open Bank Holidays.

Particular specialities are: Primula, Show Auricula, European & Asiatic Primula, Androsace, Campanula, Celmisia, Lewisia, Meconopsis and Saxifraga, NZ Clematis, Dward Ericaceae Shrubs and Herbaceous plants Catalogue for Mail Order £1.50. Expore to Europe and beyond.

Timpany Nurseries & Gardens, 77 Magheratimpany Road, Ballynahinch,

Co Down, Northern Ireland, BT42 8PA
Tel/Fax: 00 (44) 028 97562812


Unusual and rare plants as well as seeds from JAPAN.

Mail order all year - visit our web-site

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