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!! ūüėÄ
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

Our second Public Open Weekend of the year

It‚Äôs our second public open weekend of the year on 10th & 11 June.¬† We’re only open to the general public 3 times a year! Normally¬†a strictly trade only nursery,¬†this Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm we‚Äôre opening our doors to the general public and offering a¬†rare opportunity to¬†come and visit us.¬†¬†Choose from a huge selection of plants¬†including both traditional favourites and many new and desirable varieties.¬† Load up with plants and then relax¬†with¬†tea and tasty homemade cakes in the lovely nursery garden! Find us¬†1 ¬Ĺ miles from Hever Castle & Gardens, on How Green Lane (just off the B2027). Hope to see you here!

Our first Public Open Weekend of 2017!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our first public open weekend of the year this coming weekend. Normally a strictly trade only nursery, this Saturday and Sunday we are opening our doors to the general public and offering the rare opportunity to come and visit us.  Choose from a huge selection of plants and indulge in tea and homemade cakes in the nursery garden.

How Green Winter Lecture No.2: Tom Coward of Gravetye Manor

****** SOLD OUT ******    Wednesday 8 March 2017 For our second Winter Lecture, we’re thrilled to announce a special evening with renowned Tom Coward РHead Gardener of the beautiful and influential 35 acre gardens at Gravetye Manor in Sussex. Former assistant Head Gardener at Great Dixter and regular columnist in Country Life Magazine. At Chiddingstone Castle in Chiddingstone, Kent Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start Entry £10 to be paid in advance (no tickets on the door) Refreshments available to purchase and selection of seasonal bulbs and plants for sale on the night.

Christmas wicker planters filled with bulbs and Christmas gift tags

The Legendary How Green Christmas Quiz!

It’s that time of the year again where we roll out our annual brain teaser – the Legendary How Green Christmas Quiz –¬†to get that grey matter ticking over the Christmas period. Loosen off your belts, relax in your favourite armchair and pour yourself a stiff one!¬† There are prizes for the best efforts returned to us by January 10th! Find the Christmas Quiz by downloading¬†our¬†latest Plant Availability List from the website Good luck everyone!

People drinking tea and eating cake on a sunny day in the nursery garden

Our Gates Open to All for the Final Time this Year!

It’s¬†September (pinch, punch, first of the month!) and our last Public Open Weekend of 2016 is coming¬†up this weekend – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September!¬†¬†We’re open both days from 9am – 5pm. Take this rare opportunity to visit a normally strictly trade only plant nursery, packed full of 1000s of perennials, grasses & shrubs to buy, with many new and desirable varieties. We’re only open to the general public 3 times a year! Load up with plants at great prices and then relax with tea & homemade cake in our lovely Nursery garden. Plenty of newly potted plants available to buy for late season planting, so come along and see us! Well behaved pooches more than welcome!

Excitement as we open for the National Gardens Scheme

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!

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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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