There is a really good FB page called ALL HORTS run by three amazing people and they have recently launched a website giving us all the chance to find these amazing little gems – small, specialist plant nurseries! The link is below so please have a look.
If you know of any plant nurseries that you think might like to get involved – ITS ALL FREE – then tell them to go to this website!
Many people want to support independent local nurseries but following various social media conversations and an unfortunate comment on Gardeners World, alluding to all nurseries and garden centres being shut on Easter Sunday it became obvious to 3 horticulturalists that often finding those nurseries was easier said than done. So the 3, Matthew Currie who has put the site together, Sacha Hubbard and Sara Venn began discussing a way to support the businesses and often friends whose nurseries they passionately believe in.
Quickly nurserymen from across the country were getting in touch, and asking to be a part of the guide and gardeners young and old were suggesting their favourite local nurseries The guide is very much a work in progress and we hope by releasing it that more and more independent nurseries will come forward and be a part of this extraordinary project that is shining a light on our British horticultural experts and helping gardeners, both new and experienced, to access the wealth of knowledge carried in these nurseries. From Scotland to the Channel Islands there are many nurseries to chose from and so the guide offers not just your local information, but also helps arrange trips further afield.
All the work has been done on the guide completely voluntarily and we hope that with this as the ethos behind the Independent Plant Nurseries Guide, that the guide will also help nurseries to support and find each other. The guide is very much a first stage in finding out where independent nurseries are based, with links to websites and phone numbers so customers can phone ahead to ask specific questions. We hope it will progress into different guises, making it inclusive and available to all. We hope it will be received well and help people to support our wonderful British growers. We welcome any feedback.
For further information please contact
Sacha Hubbard firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Venn email@example.com 07786 194805
Another very useful website for GARDEN CLUBS, is www.gardenclublistings.co.uk which not only gives you lists of speakers and their topics, but also other clubs and now judges! An essential website for all garden societies … and don’t forget to include your group too. Listing is free and its simple to use.