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 2019

  • SRGC Early Bulb Show at Dunblane February 16th
  • AGS Show at Pershore February 23th
  • AGS Show at Harlow March 2rd
  • AGS Show at Loughborough March 9th
  • AGS/SRGC Show at Kendal March 16th
  • SRGC Show Stirling at Dunblane March 23th
  • AGS/SRGC Show at Hexham March 30th
  • AGS Midland Show, Solihull April 13th
  • AGS Show Kent April 20th
  • Harrogate Spring Flower Show April 25th – 28th
  • SRGC Show Glasgow May 4th
  • NCCPG Plant Fair at Harlow Carr Gardens May 5th
  • RHS Malvern Spring Show May 9th – 12th
  • Plant Fair at Hutton-in-the -Forest May 12th
  • Gardening Scotland May 31st – June 2nd
  • SRGC Summer Event Lockerbie June 22nd – 23rd
  • AGS Summer Show at Pershore July 6th
  • RHS Tatton Park Flower Show July 17th – 21st
  • NCCPG Plant Fair at Harlow Carr Gardens Sept 1st
  • Harrogate Autumn Show September 13th – 15th
  • AGS Loughborough Show September 28th
  • RHS Malvern Autumn Flower Show September 28th and 29th
  • AGS Ponteland Show at Hexham October 5th
  • AGS Show at Harlow Carr October 12th
  • AGS Local Group Show at Harlow Carr October 13th
  • AGS Show Kent October 19th

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.