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Welcome to Norwell Nurseries

Please drop in and see us, you no longer need to bring waders!

Summer has arrived and the gardens are drying out, more importantly plants are growing. Please see opening times for details. We are now offering tea, coffee and delicious village baked cakes all for reasonable prices. For those of you that have been asking for us to do this for many years we hope you enjoy having refreshments all within the setting of our gardens. Over the next year the room will be incorporated into the garden with new beds with new planting plans and areas being made, follow our horticultural and culinary journey!


Please remember that although we accept mail orders at this time of year we will not send them out (unless dormant) until late autumn. We cannot send, without damage, mature plants often in full flower. We know its frustrating , but that's gardening for you-the promise of things to come!

About Us

We specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials as well as Cottage Garden Plants, Woodland plants, shade lovers, hardy Chrysanthemums, hardy Geraniums, Hemerocallis, choice bulbs and Grasses. All are grown in our inspirational gardens which are free to look around (except special charity days, when a small fee is payable) whenever the nursery is open. We have the dispersed National collection of Hardy Chrysanthemums and hold over 140 varieties as well as the National Collection of Astrantias.

Norwell Nurseries and Gardens have again been invited into the highly prestigious Gardens to Visit in 2018 book and website. We are the only gardens featured in Nottinghamshire.

High Summer

Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 09:02

The Roses, Oh the roses, this year have been sumptuous and covered in flower, exceedingly wet spring into warm then very warm summer has brought thousands of buds forth. The scent from them and honeysuckles, Jasmine and sweet peas like a duvet of perfume, enveloping you in a warm misty sea of fragrant-bliss. Still to come out are up to 40,000 flowers of Rosa soulieana all from one plant, I grew from seed 18 years ago with single pure white, heavily scented flower. It's 50 ft across and nearly 30 ft high and the leaves are greyish green with the unopened buds forming a lime haze above them. If you read this in time come to our village evening opening Wednesday 27th June (6-9.00pm) see other gardens ion Norwell and the allotments on a beautiful warm June evening.
The sand beds are progressing well. three have been nearly fully planted and one raised one and one free form are still left to do. The eldest has been planted 5 weeks and already surprising growth has been made considering that they are just filled with pure grit or sharp sand. Childhood favourites like Msembryanthemums (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis) are glistening in the sun. It is an eclectic mix, not just alpines, but plants which I want to try on the ultimately well drained substrate. So of the 300 plants already in I want to mention the suicide lily Gladiolus flanaganii which is doing fantastically well and should flower tomorrow with scarlet/ blood red trumpet blooms on short, 20 cm stalks. The unfortunate common name is evocative as it grows on treacherous sheer cliffs in the Drakensberg mountains and collectors lost their lives trying to obtain samples of this beauty. I will try to post a tweet of this and the rose so you can see them in their splendour.
We would love to see you here. Dr Andrew Ward

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Looking for a unique gift idea - how about a personalised Norwell Nurseries Gift Voucher? Ideal for a keen gardener when you just don't know what they have or haven't got. With 1,000 different plants, many rare and unusual, there will be something they are desperate to grow in their own gardens. 

See Orders page for further details.

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