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.
****** SOLD OUT ****** Wednesday 8 March 2017 For our second Winter Lecture, we’re thrilled to announce a special evening with renowned Tom Coward – Head 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.
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!
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!
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!
As another year draws to a close, we reflect on a great 2015! We here at How Green can’t believe how quickly 2015 has flown by!! It only seems like yesterday since we were penning these pages in a similar vain. What a year!! Our season started very early back in early February. After a wet early part of Winter, the weather started to behave and our landscape customers could work on projects without getting swamped! A cold easterly wind seemed to stay with us for weeks and weeks, but importantly it stayed dry. Garden centre’s were buoyant with gardeners keen to get planting after the long, dark months! We were once again involved with growing for the Chelsea Flower Show and grew the hardy annuals for Jo Thompson’s ‘The Retreat Garden’. The result, a silver-gilt medal, although the general opinion is, she should have won gold! Never mind Jo, there’s always next year! Our series of public open weekends once again proved very successful! Great to see our regular followers as well as plenty of new faces. (Our 2016 dates will be posted soon). We also hosted talks and tours here at the nursery. We welcome garden societies & clubs who can also have exclusive access to the nursery and are able to go shopping! Amongst our guests this year were the PGG (Professional Gardeners Guild) and the SGD (Society of Garden Designers). We continued busy throughout the whole year, again helping out with a garden at Hampton Court (The Yardly sponsored ‘A Growing Obsession) and our garden design/landscape followers have been flat out even up until Christmas! We remain confident going into 2016 with some projects already pencilled in for January. As we go to press, we can announce we are opening for the first time for the NGS and are also involved with two gardens & a trade stand at Chelsea Flower Show! We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fab New Year! ******Our 2015 Christmas quiz is available to tackle from our availability download on this site. 100 green-fingered questions to test the grey matter this festive season! Get your answers back to us before January 10th – prizes for the best efforts! Helen Yemm, the gardening writer for the Daily Telegraph was our joint winner last year – no pressure!!*******
We hope for the return of our PUBLIC OPEN WEEKENDS in 2021
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.
Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we were not able to hold these events in 2020 but hope they will return in some form for 2021. For instance, we held a pop-up at the nursery during September which proved very popular.
Normally, on our PUBLIC OPEN DAYS all are welcome to view and purchase plants and enjoy tea and cake in the garden.
We also host regular talks and group visits throughout the year, but again these have been put on hold for the meantime.
To keep up with the latest info on the nursery, please check our Public News page or subscribe to our Public Events Newsletter.
Thank you, from the team at How Green.