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Neil and Sue Huntley invite you to visit their Hardy Plant Nursery high in the North Pennines.
This family run nursery was established in 1975 and specialises in propagating, growing and selling some of the rarely offered hardy plants from around the world.
The wide range of old and new species and varieties includes Alpines, Primulas, Spring and Autumn Flowering Gentians, Rock Garden Plants, Woodland Garden Plants, Dwarf Conifers, Dwarf Rhododendrons and Hardy Ferns. Something for everyone from the beginner to the specialist.

The Nursery is situated on the scenic A686 Alston to Penrith Road, one and a half miles from Alston. We also offer a Mail Order service.
Here are a few recent comments from customers;

“Many thanks for parcel safely received, and congratulations on plants and packing!”

“Hi Neil, plants arrived safely this afternoon!”

“... just to let you know that the plants arrived safely and in good order yesterday. I'm most impressed with your packing – clearly you have this off to a fine art. I only wish you would give masterclasses to other senders from whom I've received goods recently!!”

“Thank you for the above order which arrived this morning. The plants have all been unpacked and repotted. Due to the excellent packaging, none of the plants have been damaged”

Please send 4 x 1st class stamps for our latest catalogue
(or download a catalogue in the catalogue page and also see how to order plants or choose from our range of Collections on the collections page - including some special seasonal collections)

Please note our opening hours for 2016.
The nursery will normally be open as below:-

Monday to Friday (not including Bank Holidays) 11.30am - 4.30pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 12.30pm - 4.00pm.
Tuesday to Friday 11.30am - 4.30pm.
Saturdays and Sundays - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
During the winter months and at all other times - by appointment

During busy periods and when we are at Flower Shows, the Nursery may not be open every day. If you are coming specially during our busy season or during the winter months, we advise a phone call to check someone will be here to assist you.

Neil and Sue Huntley. Hartside Nursery Garden,
near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL
tel or fax 01434 381372
e-mail Hartside Nursery at or
e-mail Ghyllburn Cottage at
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