The Garden Grapevine

There are many local businesses that choose to support the National Garden Scheme in our County Booklets.  They offer a range of services from plants to pubs, tourist attractions to tea shops. Take a look at the range of businesses that support us. You may find a hidden gem in your area …

Halls of Heddon

Halls of Heddon

Dave Hall is the third generation nursery man in this family business established in 1921.It is a general nursery, but specialises in, and has an international reputation for,  Dahlias and Chrysanthemums. Between late August to the first frosts, the trial bulb fields are a glorious sight with over 10,000 plants. Halls offers top quality plants, expert advice and great value.

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

As plantsmen we appreciate the work the National Garden Scheme does in encouraging gardening, and especially in pointing out the health aspects of gardening. But primarily we want to support the great causes that the charity funds each year.

Braithwaites

Braithwaites

Established in 1890 we are a family run nursery and garden centre offering one of the largest selections of hardy trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the North. As well as our nursery stock we have all the essentials you will need in the garden – tools, seeds, compost, gravel, bee keeping supplies, fertilisers, watering and so on. We pride ourselves on being a gardeners nursery with specialist staff on hand to provide advice on all of our products.

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

The National Gardens Scheme provides great inspiration by offering a view into the hard work and imagination of other peoples gardens. It gives us great pleasure to support this excellent charity and to assist our customers in finding the plants to help bring their vision to reality.

A Little Plant Company

A Little Plant Company

A Little Plant Company is an online plant nursery specialising in ready made borders

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

A little plant company have chosen to support the NGS as we firmly believe that it is a charity that encompasses such a wide range of beneficiaries. With a background in healthcare, I have now retrained as a gardener. I currently work at Bichfield tower, Belsay, Northumberland, where the garden opens its gates once a year for the NGS.  At Bichfield we support an apprentice on the WFGA scheme. Through these different roles, I have seen first hand the difference that this fantastic charity has made to peoples lives.

Courtyard Planters

Courtyard Planters

Courtyard Planters is a garden boutique catering for expert gardens and novices alike, it was established in 2005. We grow over 20,000 plants each year at our own nursery specialising in herbaceous perennials ensuring we always have interesting varieties at great prices.  We also use specialist nurseries throughout Yorkshire to supply the best in seasonal herbs, lavenders, wildflowers, shrubs, climbers, bulbs, bedding plants, and vegetables. We run a series of workshops and courses throughout the year.

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

Courtyard Planters is pleased to support NGS as it raises money for charities and encourages access to amazing gardens to inspire and inform.

Gardener’s Cottage

Gardener’s Cottage

A family run nursery set in the beauty and tranquillity of the small hamlet of Bingfield on the edge of the Northumberland National Park.

We specialise in growing a varied range of perennials, herbs and wildflowers using organic and sustainable methods including self-sufficiency in growing media (peat free) and re-used plant pots. We also do talks and courses on ‘Quick Return’ (QR) composting and organic gardening.

Our adjacent garden and nursery opens for the NGS on July 15th 2018.

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

It is great to support such a significant and charitable organisation whilst bringing enjoyment to those who visit our garden and nursery. It is also beneficial in raising awareness of our organic gardening and composting methods – altogether, it’s an advantageous situation for everyone involved!

Mires Beck

Mires Beck

Mires Beck Nursery in North Cave, East Yorkshire is a registered charity that gives practical horticultural work experience to almost a hundred people with learning difficulties and disabilities every week at its 14 acre site. As well as supplying garden centres across Yorkshire, Mires Beck is open to the public for the sale of hardy perennials, herbs and wildflowers of Yorkshire provenance.

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

At Mires Beck, we find that our presence in the NGS booklet and website has a twofold effect. It attracts new visitors to our nursery, and at the same time it enables us to support other worthwhile charities.

Walton Herbs

Walton Herbs

A gem of a shop selling over 100 varieties of herb plants with seasonal availability, from alecost to woad,  plus our ‘inspired by nature’ range of gifts and gift cards. We’re proud of our personal service and support for community life and we join gardeners the world over using herbs for  culinary, medicinal and aromatic purposes.  Check our events page for our living teas and home baking with herbs celebration. “Such a lovely spot to browse around, great plants and now even better they have cake”

Why we support the National Garden Scheme

“We are thrilled and excited to join the NGS and support their fantastic work for charity. What better way to raise money than through the pleasure of enjoying beautiful gardens.”   Sandra Carlon,  Manager, Walton Herbs