National Gardens Scheme Opening

Excitement builds as How Green open for NGS for first time!

We’re proud to announce, we are opening our doors to all for charity on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August. Take this opportunity to visit a strictly trade only plant nursery.

Since its foundation, the National Gardens Scheme has donated over £45 million to nominated beneficiaries, of which nearly £23 million has been donated within the last ten years. A fantastic charity giving tremendous support to some very worthy causes!

We open from 10am – 5pm on both days and there is a admission fee of £3.00 for adults (children free). Well behaved dogs, more than welcome! Come and see a working nursery in motion with guided tours twice a day.

Nursery garden and summerhouse also open to relax in and take in light refreshments – yum!

August is a great time to visit the nursery, with plenty of newly potted plants available to buy for late season planting!ngs

Glorious Chelsea!

A hatrick of accolades at worlds greatest flower show!

What a year it has been here at the nursery! We’ve been so busy and this year we have been involved with the Chelsea Flower Show more than ever! The previous four years, we have supplied one garden with plants, but this year we have grown for three!

We were honoured to grow for the Meningitis Now charity in the artisan category. Being their thirtieth anniversary year, the exposure they got was priceless! The garden was designed by John Everiss who has shown at Chelsea before. John used cutting edge technology using a 3D printer to construct life-size sculptures of individuals who have (and currently have) the disease. We grew all the herbaceous for this garden and they deservedly won a silver-gilt medal and more importantly ‘People’s choice’!

We also grew the hardy annuals for the gold medal winning Jo Thompson ‘Chelsea Barracks’ garden. A beautiful contemporary English rose garden – an amazing garden!

Lastly, but not leastly, we supplied the herbaceous perennials for the David Harber trade stand, designed and put together by Nic Howard. It was like no other trade stand, as Nic put together a stunning garden to display the sculptures. It turned heads and won many admirers, including a 5 star award and best trade stand in show!

A great return and we’re proud to have helped with all three projects! The dust has not yet settled, but we already have some exciting news for Chelsea 2017 – watch this space!!chelsea4chelsea3chelsea1chelsea2

 

Our Gates Open to All!

Our First Public Open Weekend of 2016!

How time flies – it’s April already and that can only mean one thing! It’s our Spring open weekend!!! We’re a strictly trade only nursery, so take this rare opportunity to come and see us!

****We’re delighted to announce our great friends from le petit jardin from Tunbridge Wells will be exhibiting with lots of gardening goodies!!****

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‘To Tree, or Not to Tree’!!

How Green Expands it’s Offerings!

Our speciality here at the nursery is herbaceous perennials which are all grown and nurtured here at the nursery.

Our garden design/landscape customers are frequently looking for other material such as trees and shrubs to compliment their herbaceous planting. We have been working hard the past twelve months, building up a portfolio of growers throughout the UK and Europe who can offer us quality specimen plants.

Please do not hesitate in contacting us for a quote on just about anything – the world’s a small place nowadays!

We had a lovely delivery of pleached Carpinus betulus for a client last week – he was thrilled to bits with them!

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The Wonderful World of Plants!

How Green head to the biggest horticultural show in the world!

Last week we flew out to Essen in Germany to IPM,  over 1600 trade stands of plant heaven! Our second year in a visiting capacity, we use the opportunity to look out for new plants and to source material for clients.

We specialise in growing herbaceous perennials, but our garden designer customers are looking for the whole package. We have a wide networking chain of contacts now and can supply trees and shrubs in all shapes and sizes. IPM is a fantastic way of finding new suppliers and can actually see the plants they have on offer.

Three exhausting days later and we’ve found some great new growers with a range of wonderful new plants! Hydrangea’s, Camellia’s and Magnolia’s amongst the standout offerings from the 49 countries exhibiting! Growers from as far afield as Taiwan, China & Sri Lanka shows the world is a very small place nowadays!

Going forward into 2016, why not give us a shout in regards to all your plant needs – we will speedily respond to your quotes!

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