Plants and Sundries

 

The Nursery grows a wide range of native and ornamental trees and hedging, conifers, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, alpines, bulbs and seasonal bedding plants.  There is a busy propagation and potting schedule throughout the year, with all production eventually being sold from Camelia Botnar Garden Centre.

 

We have a large selection of beautiful plants, trees, shrubs and home-grown bedding in stock.   Also good displays  of  plant sundries in our showrooms, from seeds to sunglasses, tools to toys,  candles to cards and wrapping paper, bird care and garden furniture to name just  a few.      We are well worth a visit there is  ample parking space .

The trainees acquire a thorough knowledge of the various methods of propagation and plant cultivation. They learn how to grow and care for plants both under cover and outside.  This includes the use of different compost mixes, fertilisers, irrigation and heating systems. Integrated Pest Management is practised in the Nursery and as a result, the trainees study cultural, biological and chemical methods of pest and disease control.

The garden centre has a number of ornamental gardens on site which are all maintained by the trainees and Nursery staff.

COME & GET YOUR BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS HERE

IN STOCK WE HAVE

  • Perennials

  • Salvias, veronica, scabiosa, geraniums, gallardias, Echinacea, monardas, centurea, nepeta. phlox, eryingium, ecinops , foxgloves and many more species

  • Wild flowers several varieties

  • Summer bedding

  • Heliotrope, lantanas, salvias, bidens, nemesias, lavender and also others specie bees love.

 

Garden centres in the south east need to provide more information about pollinator-friendly plants, according to new research from the University of Sussex.

In a study focused on the public attitudes and behaviours towards pollinator-friendly planting, researchers discovered that 52% of people thought garden centres didn’t offer enough information despite believing that they’d be the ‘best place’ to turn to for advice.

Research shows a high number of customers already trying to prioritise buying pollinator-friendly varieties, but failing to recognise existing logos or find information readily enough.

 

Lead author and PhD student Veronica Wignall said: “People are clearly aware of the need to encourage pollinators into our gardens, but there seems to be some difficulties in accessing that information in the very place that we’re buying our plants.

 

“We found that just 2 in 25 people had received relevant information from a garden centre, with others turning instead to news articles or TV nature programmes for guidance.

 

“We know that customers are still spending a substantial length of time in garden centres, so it seems like a golden opportunity for information to be shared in a more visible and accessible way there.”