The Coastal Gardener

The nursery will re-open in March.
If you'd like to visit the nursery, discuss design projects or anything else please call Gerry on 07977 550050

Our courses are fun and informative. This year we have free talks/demos every Thursday, fundraising events and workshops. All our courses run from 10.30 am - 3.30 pm and group sizes are limited to ensure that you receive all the attention you need. Bookings can be made on line by clicking book now in the course details below or call 07977 550050 or email

Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop

Coastal Gardening - design and inspiration Saturday 16th June 2018 10.30- 15.30

Do you have a garden near the sea? If so you’ll know that the wind and salt spray can be challenging to say the least! Spend the day with me at my coastal plant nursery and find out about which plants thrive in coastal conditions. Learn how to create the best possible environment for your plants to flourish. We’ll look at which edible and decorative plants thrive and as well as looking at wind breaks, planting techniques, feeding, irrigation and weed suppression. I’ll share with you my ideas on designing and planting coastal gardens and offer advice about your own garden (please do bring along plans and or photographs of your garden). We will also visit my own coastal garden and take a short walk along the coast to see what's thriving on the cliff edge and beach. (Please let me know if you will need a lift from St Helens to Bembridge)
This course will be run at our Nursery at Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, PO331XS.

All materials and equipment included but please bring your own gloves if you like to wear them and a notebook.

£45.00 To reserve your place book now or call 07077 550050 or email

Artists in the Garden Saturday 15th September 2018 10.30 - 15.30

What a day this will be! If you love plants, gardens and art then this is a must. We ran this event for the first time last year and really enjoyed it. The idea is that artists, writers, musicians and anyone who finds plants and gardens inspiring, will create work in the nursery to share with visitors and other artists. If you think the nursery would inspire you and you'd like to share your creativity with other artists please contact me on 07977 550050 for further information. If you'd like to come along and be inspired please join us on the day.

This is a free event and will take place at:
The Coastal Gardener Nursery, Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TN

Isle of Wight Day Saturday 21st September 2018 10.30 - 15.30

Celebrate this annual event with us at The Coastal Gardener Nursery. We’ll be showcasing coastal plants and plants, like Echiums and Centranthus, that have strong associations with the Island. What’s more, most of our plants are Caulkheads, sown and grown here on the Isle of Wight!

This is a free event and will take place at:
The Coastal Gardener Nursery, Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TN

Make it Christmas! Saturday 25th November 2016 10.30 am - 15.30 pm
This course has become a bit of a Coastal Gardener tradition! The idea is that instead of buying Christmas decorations and gifts, you come and make them yourself! You'll have the chance to make various types of wreaths, gifts made from sailing charts, drift wood Christmas trees and, as they say, much, much more! If you’d like to take a stance against the commercialism of Christmas or just want a day to explore your creativity then this is for you!
£45.00 To reserve your place please book now
This course will take place at our home in Bembridge. Feel free to park on our gravelled driveway.
Blue Haze (number 24) is on the right, on the unmade part of Beachfield Rd, PO35 5TN.

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