Tel: 01434 381372


Tel: 01434 381372 Email:


The severe winters a few years ago proved how hardy the majority of the plants we grow are. Many have been in cultivation for years and we are proud to still have many old varieties available as well as lots of new selections. Some of these plants have interesting histories, which to us is all part of the interest of growing plants.

We will be attending a number of events during the season. Look out for our display and sales tables at Harrogate Spring and Autumn Shows, Malvern Spring and Autumn Shows, Gardening Scotland and the RHS Show at Tatton Park in July plus a new RHS event at Harlow Carr Gardens in June. We will also be attending several of the Alpine Garden Society Shows this year, come along and see our wide range of seasonal plants at Pershore, Harlow, Loughborough, Kendal, Hexham, Chesterfield, Newcastle and maybe one or two others. We will also have a range of rarely offered plants for sale at the Scottish Rock Garden Spring Bulb event at Dunblane, plus stands at Kincardine, Edinburgh, Perth, Glasgow and the Summer Event at Dunblane amongst others. Please see their websites for dates, venues and opening hours and

We should also be at various other Plant Fairs during the year, please enquire. We will also have plants for sale at the various talks we are giving, please see your local programmes or contact us for details. We are always happy to bring any plants you may care to order to shows or talks.

Shows and Events for 2018

  • SRGC Early Bulb Show at Dunblane February 17th
  • AGS Show at Pershore February 24th
  • AGS Show at Harlow March 3rd
  • AGS Show at Loughborough March 10th
  • AGS/SRGC Show at Kendal March 17th
  • SRGC Show Stirling at Dunblane March 24th
  • AGS Show Kent March 31st
  • AGS Show Chesterfield April 7th
  • NGS Open Garden at Ellerker House April 8th
  • AGS/SRGC Show at Hexham April 14th
  • SRGC Show at Perth April 21st
  • Harrogate Spring Flower Show April 26th – 29th
  • SRGC Show Glasgow May 5th
  • NCCPG Plant Fair at Harlow Carr Gardens May 6th
  • RHS Malvern Spring Show May 10th – 13th
  • AGS Show Wimborne May 19th
  • Gardening Scotland June 1st – 3rd
  • RHS Garden Show at Harlow Carr June 22nd – 24th
  • RHS Tatton Park Flower Show July 18th – 22nd

Plus other shows and events later in the year – please visit again to see further dates.

Crocus banaticus

Crocus banaticus

The famous “Iris flowered Crocus” with lilac-purple flowers from October till December. A woodland species which prefers a damp garden spot. Continue Reading

Primula Tantallon

Primula Tantallon

Primula ‘Tantallon’. A wonderful and showy, but fairly easy hybrid, Primula whitei x Primula edgeworthii which is rarely offered for sale. The rich lavender-blue flowers appearing above the heavily silvered foliage in the early spring, sometimes now soon after the new year. Forms good clumps after several years which split well to spread them around.… Continue Reading

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Neil and Sue Huntley

Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

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Hartside Nursery

Hartside Nursery Garden stock the following plant families: Primulas, including auricula section Primulas, Primula allionii forms and hybrids and asiatic Primulas including Petiolaris Primulas; Erythroniums; Trilliums; Gentians; Roscoeas; Kabschia Saxifrages and Japanese Saxifrages; Weldenia candida; Uvularia; mini Hostas; Lewisias; Ericaceous shrubs including Dwarf Rhododendrons; Dwarf Shrubs including Sorbus and Salix; Dwarf Cornus; Podophyllums; Soldanellas; Parnassia; Corydalis; Anemones; Hylomecon; Hepatica: Small hardy Ferns.