The Coastal Gardener

Most of our plants are sown and grown within sight of the sea. Seeds are collected and cuttings taken from plants at the nursery. Some seed is bought from specialist suppliers and nurtured to maturity. Seeds are sown in peat-free compost and everything is done with as little environmental impact as possible. Plants are chosen for their tolerance of coastal conditions, their beauty or just because the Coastal Gardener has a soft spot for them (emotionally not horticulturally!) Native coastal plants like sea kale (Crambe maritima) and thrift (Armeria maritima) are the survivors; thriving despite the winds and salt laden sea spray. Others like tree echiums may be tender inland but are happy at the coast enjoying the (mainly) frost free climate, extra sunshine and milder winters of the Isle of Wight.

We are re-opening on Thursday 14th May. We will be limiting the number of visitors, providing hand sanitiser and accepting payment by card only. Open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Look forward to seeing you!

A-Z perennials - will all tolerate coastal conditions

Abutilon megapotanicum
Acanthus mollis
Achillea Fanal
Achillea nobilis neilreichii
Aceana saccaticupula
Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
Agapanthus (various)
Agapanthus Lilliput
Agapanthus camp. albidus
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Agastache 'Golden Jubillee'
Alchemilla mollis
Anthemis t. Wargrave Variety
Antirrhinum molle
Aristea ecklonii
Armeria maritima (wild form)
Armeria maritima 'Rubra'
Armeria martima ‘Morning Star’
Asclepius tuberosa
Asphodeline liburnica
Astrantia m. Gill Richardson Gp
Baptisia Purple Smoke
Buddleja globosa
Brunnera Silver Spear
Camassia leichtlinii Alba
Camassia quamash
Catananche caerulea 'Alba'
Catananche caerulea 'Major'
Centaurea motana
Centaurea montana Purple Heart
Centaurea orientalis
Coronilla valentina
Crambe maritima
Dianthus carthusianorum
Dianthus cruentus
Dierama cosmos

Dierama dracomontanum
Digitalis lutea
Digitalis x mertonensis
Digitalis p. albiflora
Digitalis p. Sutton's Apricot
Dorycinium hirsutum
Echinacea pallida
Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’
Echinops ritro
Echium candicans
Echium pininana
Echium vulgare
Erigeron glauca ‘Sea Breeze’
Erigeron annuus
Erigeron Dunkelste Aller
Erigeron karvinskianus
Eryngium caeruleum
Eryngium maritima
Fragaria vesca (Alpine Strawberry)
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'
Geranium Mavis Simpson
Geranium 'Johnson’s blue'
Geranium palmatum
Geranium mac.'White Ness'
Geranium Orion
Geum Mrs J Bradshaw
Geum Cooky
Gillenia trifoliata
Gladiolus byzantinus
Golden marjoram
Haloragis wellington bronze
Helianthemum Henfield Brilliant
Helianthemum Ben Ledi
Heleanthemum The Bride
Hemerocallis Burning Daylight
Hemerocallis Black Magic
Hemerocallis Catherine Woodbery
Hemerocallis Mallard

Hemerocallis Pink Damask
Jasione leavis Blue
Lampranthus orange
Lampranthus purple
Lampranthus red (Tresco fire)
Lampranthus white
Leucanthemum superbum
Libertia chilensis
Lupinus arboreus
Lychnis coronaria (magenta)
Lychnis coronaria 'Alba'
Macleaya cordata
Mathiasella bupleuroides 'Green Dream'
Melianthus major
Melianthus comosus
Morina longifolia
Myrtus communis
Nepeta cataria
Nepeta racemosa Snowflake
Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low
Oenothera ‘Apricot Delight’
Papaver orientale Royal Wedding
Parahebe 'Snow Clouds'
Phlomis russeliana
Plectranthus argentatus
Plectranthus purpuratus
Potentilla x tonguei
Potentilla vulgaris Alba

Thyme (orange and broad leaved)
Rumex flexuosus
Salvia Blue Note
Salvia greggii ‘Blue Note’
Salvia nemorosa Caradonna
Salvia Phyllis Fancy
Salvia pratensis
Salvia uliginosa
Sanguisorba 'Tanna'
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'
Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfection Blue’
Scabiosa caucasica, 'Perfection White'
Silene maritima
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
Sisyrinchium depauperatum
Solanum aviculare
Solanum pyracanthum
Stokesia laevis
Watsonia Tresco hybrids

Iris Benton Caramel
Iris Benton Lorna
Iris Black Swan
Iris Jane Phillips
Iris Kent Pride
Iris Rajah
Iris Raspberry Blush
Iris Sultan's Palace

Anemanthele lessoniana
Carex Comans ‘Frosted Curls’
Carex comans Bronze
Carex greyii
Festuca glauca
Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
Juncus spiralis
Miscanthus sinensis
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Stipa gigantea
Stipa tenuissims (Nassella tenuiissima)

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