Welcome to Hartside Nursery Garden

The 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, Dwarf Conifers, Dwarf Rhododendrons, and Hardy Ferns. We have something for everyone, from the beginner to the specialist.

Please keep an eye on our latest Facebook posts to see Photos and offers of seasonal plants and choice plants to enjoy later in the year.

The Nursery will be open in 2024 on the Weekends of 27th – 28th April; 25th – 26th May; 29th – 30th June; 27th – 28th July and the 19th – 20th October when we hope to welcome visitors to view the progress in the garden and we will have a wide selection of plants available for sale. We will be open from 11.30am and 4.00pm each day on these weekends.

At all other times by Appointment – please give several days notice. A list of the plants you are looking for is helpful before you arrive.

To make an appointment contact us by phone or email.

Check the recent “Facebook Posts” for our latest news and the “Events” page to see where we are attending Plant Fairs, Alpine Shows etc.

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This is going be a busy weekend for us. Looking forward to 3 days in Scotland with the SRGC Glasgow Show on the 4th May, followed by the Spring Plant Fair at Kirkcudbright on the Sunday then the Plant Fair at Threave Gardens on the Bank Holiday Monday 6th May - I think I need a rest just thinking about it all! Hopefully we will meet up with some of our regular customers and some new ones as well.
Hartside Nursery Garden
Hartside Nursery Garden1 Day ago
This is going be a busy weekend for us. Looking forward to 3 days in Scotland with the SRGC Glasgow Show on the 4th May, followed by the Spring Plant Fair at Kirkcudbright on the Sunday then the Plant Fair at Threave Gardens on the Bank Holiday Monday 6th May - I think I need a rest just thinking about it all! Hopefully we will meet up with some of our regular customers and some new ones as well.
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

Opening Times

The Nursery will be open in 2024 on the Weekends of 27th – 28th April; 25th – 26th May; 29th – 30th June; 27th – 28th July and the 19th – 20th October when we hope to welcome visitors to view the progress in the garden and we will have a wide selection of plants available for sale. We will be open from 11.30am and 4.00pm each day on these weekends.

At all other times by Appointment – please give several days notice. A list of the plants you are looking for is helpful before you arrive.

To make an appointment contact us by phone or email.

Check the recent “Facebook Posts” for our latest news and the “Events” page to see where we are attending Plant Fairs, Alpine Shows etc.

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

Opening Times

The Nursery will be open in 2024 on the Weekends of 27th – 28th April; 25th – 26th May; 29th – 30th June; 27th – 28th July and the 19th – 20th October when we hope to welcome visitors to view the progress in the garden and we will have a wide selection of plants available for sale. We will be open from 11.30am and 4.00pm each day on these weekends.

At all other times by Appointment – please give several days notice. A list of the plants you are looking for is helpful before you arrive.

To make an appointment contact us by phone or email.

Check the recent “Facebook Posts” for our latest news and the “Events” page to see where we are attending Plant Fairs, Alpine Shows etc.

The Blog

The Blog

Visit our blog page for the latest news, including information about our collections, updates about Flower Shows, talks and other nursery activities. Continue Reading

Catalogue

Catalogue

We have a large selection of rare and unusual hardy plants from around the world. View our catalogue as a downloadable PDF or order the latest print edition. Continue Reading

The Cottages

The Cottages

Ghyll Burn Cottage and Barn End have been renovated to a high standard. Ghyll Burn Cottage (sleeps 4/6) retains its old world charm with wooden beams and an old stairway turret with a slit window. Barn End (sleeps 3/4) is a charming Barn Conversion with wooden beams in the main living room

Located high in the North Pennines, the cottages are an ideal base for walking, cycling, touring, watching wildlife or just relaxing.
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Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel or Fax: 01434 381372