Ashridge Nurseries - based near Castle Cary in Somerset. Established in 1949, now run by Frances & Julian de Bosdari. Sells hedges and ornamental trees to 4 m, plus roses, clematis and many others. Mostly online, nursery open by appointment. Email: email@example.com Tel: 01963 359444.
D'Arcy & Everest - a family run nursery based in Somersham, Cambridgeshire, which specialises in alpine plants.
Hidden Valley Gardens - run by Peter and Tricia Howard near Par, in Cornwall. They have a three acre garden, which is open Thursday - Monday throughout April - October. They have mainly herbaceous plants, including collections of dahlias, agapanthus and crocosmia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01208 873 225.
Hillview Hardy Plants - run by John and Ingrid Millington in Worfield, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Open March 1st - October 15th, 9am-5pm, closed Sundays.
Meadow View Plants - run by Sue Gillon in Tarleton, Lancashire PR4 6AT. Sue grows traditional and more unusual cottage garden perennials. She has a half acre garden open by appointment from April to the end of September. Contact her by email at email@example.com or phone 01772 815123.
Mill Cottage Plants - run by Sally Gregson in Wookey, Somerset. This nursery specialises in rare hydrangeas, including the traditional Japanese Hydrangea serrata. Another speciality is new epimediums from China. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01749 676966
Millrace Nursery and Garden - run by Carol Carthy in Garforth, Leeds. This is a small specialist nursery growing over 1,000 varities of hardy perennials, all from stock plants in the garden. Specialises in asters, astrantias, campanulas, geraniums, hemerocallis and veronicas. The garden is open for groups of 10 or more by appointment. Email: email@example.com Tel: 01132 869233
Out of the Comon Way - run by Margaret Mason and Joanna Davidson at Penhyddgan, Boduan, Pwllheli LL53 8YH. A small specialist nursery, mainly cottage-style hardy perennials, some very uncommon, a few shrubs and half-hardies. All hardy stock is self-produced and grown out of doors all year round. Nursery open by appointment, plants supplied by mail order (catalogue available) and at plant sales. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01758 721 577.
Plant World Seeds - run by Ray Brown at Newton Abbot, Devon. Mail order seeds (from the current season) and nursery with uncommon plants. There is a display garden laid out as a world map with plants from different continents in different areas. Also included is a mature cottage garden. Email: email@example.com Tel: 01803 872939.
The Cottage Herbery started in 1976 by Kim and Rob Hurst. Based at Knighton-on-Terne, near Tenbury Wells, Worcs WR15 8LT. The nursery is open only for pre-booked events or organised events. Plants can be ordered and collected, seeds are available by mail. The owners give talks to gardening groups. Tel: 01584 781 575.
Touchwood Plants - run by Carrie Thomas at Killay, near Swansea. Specialises in aquilegias, with two National Collections. Also has unusual and rare plants, cottage garden varieites and seeds available. Bare root plants and seeds sent by post. Open by appointment and on Open Days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01792 522443.
Woodseaves Garden Plants - run by Jean Haywood at Market Drayton in Shropshire. Has traditional and unusual hardy perennials, old and modern roses (all labelled with year of introduction), herbs and shrubs. Dispaly garden in contemporary cottage style. Open 10.00 - dusk at weekends and other times by appointment. Also has a model railway. Email: email@example.com Tel: 01630 653161.