The Nursery is now open to visitors Tuesday - Thursday, or by appointment. Pre-paid orders may be collected from our Car Park.

We can offer a limited number of appointments - please contact us.

Mail Order Charges for our UK customers from £6.00 per order, Highlands and Islands including all IV Postcodes and Northern Ireland £10.00 per order.

Mail order or Click and Collect - Please give us at least 1 weeks notice for Click and Collect.

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Hardy Plant Nursery - Hartside Nursery Garden - near Alston, Cumbria, UK

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Hardy Plant Nursery - Hartside Nursery Garden - near Alston, Cumbria, UK
Our Catalogue

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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 NORMALLY BE OPEN AS BELOW:-
from the beginning of MARCH – the end of OCTOBER
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11.30am – 4.30pm.
Weekends and all other days BY APPOINTMENT
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOW CLOSED
ON MONDAYS, FRIDAYS and WEEKENDS
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 NORMALLY BE OPEN AS BELOW:-
from the beginning of MARCH – the end of OCTOBER
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11.30am – 4.30pm.
Weekends and all other days BY APPOINTMENT
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOW CLOSED
ON MONDAYS, FRIDAYS and WEEKENDS
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

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 tweets to see Photos and offers of seasonal plants and choice plants to enjoy later in the year.

The Cottages

The Cottages

Ghyll Burn Holiday Cottage has been renovated to a high standard yet retains it’s old world charm with wooden beams and an old stairway turret with a slit window.

Located high in the North Pennines, the cottage is an ideal base for walking, cycling, touring, watching wildlife or just relaxing. Read more

Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel or Fax: 01434 381372