We have been established now for over 40 years and as Alpine Plant Specialists we have several talks on Alpines. “Alpines for Everyone” is a fairly general talk on a range of the plants we grow and sell. “My Favourite Alpines” is another talk on our plant range but with more about my own favourites. The talk “Alpines for Troughs and Raised Beds”, includes both Alpines and woodland plants that can be grown in raised beds and containers with some ideas for making containers and raised beds. We have a talks on “Primulas” as we grow a lot of different primulas, “Roscoeas and other Woodland Garden Plants” and a talk including some propagating hints. Plus we give talks on our range of “Woodland Garden Plants”, and, as exhibitors at various Flower Shows for many years, including Chelsea, we have a talk on Showing, which covers setting up our displays and featuring a range of the plants we grow and show called “Going for Gold”.

We can bring a laptop and digital projector along with us to talks, but it would be useful if you could provide a projector stand and screen, plus tables for us to sell plants from. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

We charge a fee for talks, please enquire for current rate, plus travelling expenses. We can also bring plants along to sell to your members, if this is acceptable.

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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Hartside Nursery Garden, near Alston, Cumbria CA9 3BL

Tel or Fax: 01434 381372