The answer is simple. We still grow, or ‘nurse’, a large amount of the plants that are sold, here on our fifteen acre site.
All of our bedding plants, patio plants and vegetables are produced here starting in February, continuing through the season until July when production shifts to autumn and winter bedding which ceases in September.
At least 60% of our shrubs and climbing plants are grown here from young plants purchased from top UK growers. These young plants, or “Liners”, are planted into larger containers in the months of June, July and August. They are then placed in our growing area and cared for until they reach retail suitability.
For some varieties this will be in the autumn but for most it will be spring next year. Some stock is retained and potted on further into even larger containers to produce a range of larger sized shrubs.
Currently we grow most of our larger pot herbaceous perennials. This is a very similar process to the shrub potting although we aim to sell out by about September when we use brought in stock to supplement our range.
You simply will not find this at any ‘Garden Centres’ where, quite often, plants are the least valued commodity. We know that our plants are of a high quality because we have a hands on appreciation of them from the moment they arrive, through their development until the day that they are sold. With this in mind we are proud to say that we can offer supreme quality at honest, reasonable prices.
Here at the Clockhouse Nursery we offer a wide range of plants:
Bedding Plants, Climbing Plants, Fruit & Vegetables, Hedging Plants, Perennials, Roses, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetable Plants
Due to a very high turn around in stock, it is virtually impossible for us to provide an accurate stock list. Please contact us for any specific enquiries.
Garden retail like it used to be.
Here at Clockhouse Nursery we pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced plants & the products you need to grow them effectively.
That is all.
So, no need to wade through the tide of unnecessary paraphernalia that you will find in most modern garden centres.
No need to worry about parking either as we have over 150 spaces available.
We are a CASHLESS establishment. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contactless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay.
This IS perfectly legal: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/explainers/what-is-legal-tender
Our Autumn and Winter times are 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.
(Nov 1st - Jan 31st) Excluding Christmas closures.
We are a CASHLESS retailer. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contactless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay (Free WIFI available).
In the UK it is not illegal for businesses to refuse cash as payment and, in the same breath, it’s not illegal for them to refuse card payments, either. See what The Bank of Engand say here: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/explainers/what-is-legal-tender
In the Spring and Summer we’re open 9am - 5pm, 7 Days a week, including Bank Holidays!
Here is a calender showing roughly what times of year different plants are available.View Full Size Map
Not many Garden Centres can boast over ninety years of history, and yes, we have seen many changes over that period. Indeed change will continue as we strive always to supply the best in plants and facilities. One thing, however, will never change:
The core philosophy first introduced by Archibald John Mills way back in 1928 remains - the philosophy that built the company’s reputation, sustains it now, and will guide it in the future:
The best way to keep gardeners happy is to offer them plants of the highest quality, sold at reasonable prices.Read more