• A dream comes true!

    Several years ago when trying to source plants for my own coastal garden I dreamt about the nursery I’d like to visit. I wanted it to have attractive displays of the plants I love and to introduce me to new and unusual ones. I wanted it to be beautiful and interesting; the kind of place I’d tell friends about and look forward to visiting again and again. The plants would have to be well labelled so that I’d know what they were and how to grow them and it would really help if mature specimens were growing nearby. I wanted to be able to speak to someone who would know about the plants, offer advice and ideas.

    I planted my garden, opened it for the National Gardens Scheme, started to propagate lots of plants and sold a few from a bench in front of the house. Gradually the driveway became home to more and more plants and I started to think about the nursery I’d dreamt of.

    After a long search I found the perfect location; a small field with the most stunning view of the Solent at Fakenham Farm on Eddington Road, St Helens. Six months later my dream has become a reality and The Coastal Gardener nursery is ready to open! I can now visit the nursery I always wanted to go to – albeit as owner rather than visitor!

    The nursery will open on Saturday 30th April at 10am and be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday until the end of October. Over the bank holiday weekend we will also be open on Monday 2nd May. Our opening weekend will be an opportunity for us to raise money for Sophie’s Fund.

    We hope you’ll call in to say hello, buy a plant or two and consider making a donation.

    Hope to see you soon!

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The Coastal Gardener

Free talk/demo at the nursery last Thursday of the month from 14.00 - 14.45

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