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“… 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!!”

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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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A great day at the Haltwhislte Plant Festival and Craft Fair today - nice to meet up with so many customers and friends - both local and from further afield. We now have a few days to get ready for our next "Open Weekend" this next weekend when we hope to be able to talk to visitors about the construction of the "New" Crevice Garden and all the other plants in the garden and available for sale. Looking forward to seeing you all! Please park neatly!
Hartside Nursery Garden
Hartside Nursery Garden24 hours ago
A great day at the Haltwhislte Plant Festival and Craft Fair today - nice to meet up with so many customers and friends - both local and from further afield. We now have a few days to get ready for our next "Open Weekend" this next weekend when we hope to be able to talk to visitors about the construction of the "New" Crevice Garden and all the other plants in the garden and available for sale. Looking forward to seeing you all! Please park neatly!
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 –…
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 –…
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