The Coastal Gardener

The nursery has closed for the winter. If you would like to visit please call
Gerry on 07977 550050. We will re-open in March 2020. Look forward to seeing you then!

March 28th 2019 Success with Seeds
April 25th 2019 Spring Cleaning your Borders
May 30th 2019 Gravel Gardening
June 27th 2019 Taking Cuttings
July 25th 2019 Drought Tolerant Planting
September 5th 2019 Collecting & Storing Seed
September 26th 2019 Gardening with Grasses

Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop
Polaroid crop

Coastal Gardening - design and inspiration Wednesday 26th June 2019 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.
£70.00 To reserve your place book now or call 07077 550050 or email


Artists in the Garden Sunday 15th September 2019 10.30 - 15.30

What a day this will be! If you love plants, gardens and art then this is a must. This will be the third time we've run this event and it's a firm favourite with us! 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


Plant Fairs
We are delighted to have been invited by our friends and neighbours at Eddington House Nursery to exhibit at their plant fairs again this year. Spring Rare Plant Fair 18th & 19th May 2019 Autumn Rare Plant Fair 29th & 30th Sept

For details of times and talks please visit our Facebook page.

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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