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Welcome to Norwell Nurseries

We are excited to welcome you to The Pavilion our brand new self-service tea room. 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 note that apart from orders already received we will not be sending any other plants by mail until late Oct/Nov, when they have been cut down. We always stop in the summer as plants damage too easily.

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.

Norwell Nurseries and Gardens have again been invited into the highly prestigious Gardens to Visit in 2017 book and website. We are the only gardens featured in Nottinghamshire.

A spring review

Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 22:45

I find it ironic that the time when most people will be looking at our web site is the time that I am least able to update the news! This year has been more manic than ever, spring. as assessed by first picking of Asparagus and the first blossom of the Kanzan Cherry, was 3 weeks earlier than last year. This means that so many of our jobs are condensed into an incredibly tight time frame. Also we were finishing the Pavilion and helping and supervising, for a week, the pruning of our neighbours 70 ft poplar trees down to 5 ft. This is the third time that this has been necessary in the 25 years we have been here as they get to a height where they start to drop limbs with no warning these can be 2 ft in diameter and over 30 ft in length themselves falling from a height of 20 ft plus. They also tend to fall into our garden due to their natural lean, because of this a majority of the wood has to be felled into our woodland area, involving much disruption. Of course its not just the humans that are disrupted but the woodland plants are suddenly faced with direct full sun rather than the shade afforded by 16 of these leviathans. As ever some plants soon show their disquiet with Podophyllum peltatum losing its apple green shine and replacing it with a bronzed sulk. If other occasions are echoed then the Epipactis gigantea, which pushes through its dense canopy, will do spectacularly well this year.
After early and mid spring warmth and some dryness we had a fortnight of east winds and gloom, this was ended by frost, minus five on the 24th April, and minus 3 a week later. If you want to see what looks like a flame thrower in action just look at the leaves on Magnolias, Astilbes, Persicarias, Rheums and the ever susceptible Kirengshoma which was blackened through 5 layers of fleece! The joys of a frost pocket revisited and it really is desperately sad seeing the effects of just a few hours of low temperatures and how they will impinge on the garden all year.
Still I know that's why some of you come to Norwell, (not to see blackened stumps) but the plants that will grow through these trying conditions and triumph on the heavy clay as well. Perhaps from now on you'll also be coming to have slice of cake and a well earned cup of tea. Enjoy your garden, this rain will make plants grow like stink.
Best wishes
Dr Andrew Ward

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