This year at the nursery we'll be focusing on
developing the nursery as a hub for
learning, inspiration and advice.
Please contact Gerry to discuss your garden
design project - we have some
availability in 2024
Please call Gerry on 07977 550050 or email
Listen to Gerry discussing how the Isle of Wight inspires her garden designs in an interview with Anneka Rice for Open Country, BBC Radio 4. Interview with Gerry starts at 17.50 minutes.
The Coastal Gardener
"An amazing space, full of good things"
The Coastal Gardener
Welcome to The Coastal Gardener, a small specialist plant nursery and garden design practice.
The nursery is at Fakenham Farm, Eddington Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XS.
The nursery is very much a hub for learning, inspiration and advice. This year we are expanding opportunities for volunteers at the nursery - more details on the Volunteers page. We host events and activities throughout the year including talks, charity events, workshops and courses.
Our raised beds showcase the plants we sell and we hope you’ll be
inspired by our planting combinations. Visit us and see for yourself!
The nursery is open every Wednesday 10.00 -16.00
and on the first and third Sunday of each month
(March to October)
We specialise in plants that thrive in maritime conditions, although most of our plants will be happy in inland gardens too. We have many unusual and hard-to-find perennials as well as a small selection of shrubs and trees. We propagate many of the plants we have for sale. We sow seed collected at the nursery and take cuttings from from our stock plants - truly Isle of Wight born and bred! We take our environmental impact seriously and use peat free compost, organic feed and re-use plastic pots.
We design and create gardens of all sizes, public and private, inland and coastal.
We welcome group visits to the nursery. To book your visit email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fakenham Farm is also home to Fort View Tyres, Solent View Bar & Kitchen, Goose Island Studio
and a small campsite (www.fakenhamfarmcampsite.co.uk)