From our Instagram

Instagram post 2180075655281129029_2071959057 Come check us out at Futurescape tomorrow - looks like being a great debate with a great panel and host. Subject - all things planty! Kick off 11am. Please no rotten tomatoes!! 😀
Instagram post 2180015095797525223_2071959057 Really sorry mum and dad - hope you don't need to get the car out of the garage for a while! We're a bit flat out at the moment, there's a fair bit heading out!!
#autumnplanting #familybusiness #wholesalenursery #kent #plants #gardendesign
Instagram post 2178011553776007221_2071959057 Awwww! Lovely moment - the founders of How Green Nursery (aka mum and dad!) Landmark wedding anniversary - the big 50! They don't make em like that any more xxxx
#familybusiness #50thanniversary #kent #gardendesign #plants #plants #mumanddad
Instagram post 2177281013049389833_2071959057 Nice batch of home grown Pittosporum Silver Ball tucked up for the winter. (Pittosporum tobira Nanum in foreground) Great new variety that can be clipped into a tight ball. Not Buxus, but another alternative.

Colour - grey-green, glossy leaves edged white
Height x Spread - 80cm x 80cm
Soil - fertile, well drained
Position - full sun or part shade

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #pittosporum #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting #familybusiness
Instagram post 2177217202015503276_2071959057 We love this! Cotinus Grace in all its glorious autumn pomp. Commonly known as the smoke bush, this majestic shrub also looks great in the summer months. Purple tinted foliage festooned with purple - pink flowers that look like smoke, hence its name. 
Colour - purple foliage
Height x Spread - 6m x 5m
Soil - humus rich, moist
Position - full sun

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #wholesalenursery #gardendesign #autumnplanting #cotinus
Instagram post 2175826176948391022_2071959057 I'm possibly the third generation of How Green. There's plenty of time for Latin plant names and soil science - in the meantime it's all about the swings and brightly coloured outfits! #familybusiness #wholesalenursery #kent #plants #gardendesign #swings

public events news

Last How Green Public Open weekend for 2019

Roll up, roll up folks! Take this opportunity to visit a strictly trade only nursery and growers to the Chelsea Flower Show. We are welcoming all on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September – including little ones and well behaved doggies. Join us to purchase some of our beautiful plants and eat homemade cake and drink tea in our gorgeous nursery garden. We only open three times a year and this is your final chance to come and visit us in 2019! September is a great time to plant, not only for late season colour for this year but for enhancing the garden for next year. The ground will be warm, encouraging plants to develop healthy root systems before the onset of Winter. Feel free to bring some clear skies and sunshine too please!

Ready for our Public Open Weekend Summer edition

We are open to the public again this weekend – come along, bring a friend and hopefully the sun will shine for us all!  We have a large selection of bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and herbs all being sold at prices much cheaper than garden centres so come and take advantage while you can.  PS – Did we mention that we are also selling delicious, homemade cake! 

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

As you may be aware the GDPR has new legislation coming into effect on 25th May 2018.  We store details for the purpose of sending copies of our Availability Lists and news about Open Days and other events.  We do not actively market using information collected from outside sources, our mailing list is made up of previous clients and people who have requested our details.  We are now required by Law to obtain confirmation so that these mailings can continue.  If you haven’t replied to our email asking for this then you will no longer receive our communications. To keep on receiving our Availability List or Open Day/Events newsletters please email plants@howgreennursery.co.uk. If you haven’t signed up before then please do!  We won’t bombard you with information – we just don’t have the time! 

A polite reminder that we are strictly TRADE ONLY except on our six open days each year

Sorry to disappoint, but unfortunately we have had to turn away some visitors who wished to look around and purchase plants. We are a Trade Only Nursery and as such our priorities have to be our regular customers. We have Open Days (see side panel for information) where the public can come in and purchase our plants and all are welcome on these days.  We would love to open our doors to everyone but this is not possible, so please do not take it personally. We hope you understand.

Come join us for our Spring Public Open Weekend

The signs are out, the chairs and tables set up, plants are behaving themselves and Jasper the nursery puppy is going bonkers!   We are welcoming all this Saturday and Sunday – including well behaved dogs.  So please bring yourselves, a friend or two and join us to eat cake, drink tea and purchase some of our beautiful plants. (Feel free to bring some clear skies and sunshine too please)

Hot foot it down to us on the 2nd and 3rd September for our last public open weekend of 2017!

Normally a strictly ‘trade only’ nursery, on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September from 9am-5pm we’re opening our doors to the general public and offering an exclusive opportunity to come and visit our 6 acre site jam packed with plants. Choose from a huge selection of perennials, alpines, grasses, ferns, shrubs and herbs at great prices, with both traditional favourites and many new and desirable varieties.  We’ve got 40 different varieties of Heuchera and Heucherellas to choose from!  When you’re all shopped out, indulge in tea and tasty homemade cakes in the lovely nursery garden and summerhouse! Children and well behaved pooches welcome. We’re only open to the general public 3 times a year, so don’t miss your last opportunity for 2017!! We’re just off the B2027 near Hever Castle.

Public Open Weekends 2020... sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know.

We are a wholesale nursery, growing and supplying plants to the horticultural professions. However, we also hold a series of open weekends, just three times a year, where we are open to the general public. These events are usually in April, June and September. 

On these open days all are welcome to view and purchase plants and enjoy tea and cake in the garden.

In addition, we also host regular talks and group visits. Please check our Public News page  or subscribe to our Public Events Newsletter. 

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From our Instagram

Instagram post 2177281013049389833_2071959057 Nice batch of home grown Pittosporum Silver Ball tucked up for the winter. (Pittosporum tobira Nanum in foreground) Great new variety that can be clipped into a tight ball. Not Buxus, but another alternative.

Colour - grey-green, glossy leaves edged white
Height x Spread - 80cm x 80cm
Soil - fertile, well drained
Position - full sun or part shade

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #pittosporum #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting #familybusiness
Instagram post 2177217202015503276_2071959057 We love this! Cotinus Grace in all its glorious autumn pomp. Commonly known as the smoke bush, this majestic shrub also looks great in the summer months. Purple tinted foliage festooned with purple - pink flowers that look like smoke, hence its name. 
Colour - purple foliage
Height x Spread - 6m x 5m
Soil - humus rich, moist
Position - full sun

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennursery #wholesalenursery #gardendesign #autumnplanting #cotinus
Instagram post 2170560752178502707_2071959057 Leucothoe Burning Love in 15 litre pots - lovely Autumnal colours in a ball shape!

Colour - Narrow crimson foliage
Height x spread - 40cm x 60cm
Soil - prefers an acidic soil
Position - shade, part shade

#howgreenplantoftheweek
#howgreennurseryplants
#leucothoe #wholesalenursery #kent #gardendesign #autumnplanting

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