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Herb Farms and Nurseries in the UK


 

Herbs

Specialist Herb Nurseries need our support. B & Q "Garden Centre" may well sell herbs but only what the big wholesaler decides to propagate. You real Garden Centre may be better, many do some propagation or at least buy in plugs, or plants from a wider source. But if you can get to a Herb Farm then you are going to enthusiasts  who need your money to maintain and increase their range of plants available. Below are specialist herb retailers in the UK look up the website or ring your nearest to find out more and then visit. Not all are Listed in the RHS Plant Finder (RHS) but where they are I have given the code so you can look them up in the Book or look online. 

 

Mints
Herb Farms and Nurseries vary considerably and the size or range of stock they have will be different in every case. Some will have many mints for sale and others not, depending on the interests of the owner. The number of mints they may have available, can also be misleading to the collector, the 8 plants one nursery might sell could all be very rare, whereas the 30 plants another nursery might sell could all be far more common. The information listed has been collected from several sources and is provided as a guide - it may not be completely up-to-date, although in most cases it relates to the current season. Do check with the Herb Farm, even if you have looked at their website, for current opening times, and mint plants availability at the time of your visit, before setting out! Some of them aren't open to callers anyway. Always confirm by 'phone, email or letter what plants are available by mail order before putting in your order. Some don't do mail-order. Nurseries that particularly specialise in mints are much fewer in number and may be a long way to go for your first few purchases. And they may sell out of the rarer mints, only propagating small numbers of some or all their catalogue. So try your nearest source first. If you know of any Herb Farms or Herb Nurseries not included below please let me know, as I would like to give all of them a mention on this page.

 

Number
of mints
 

Nursery Name

Postal address Tel/Fax/Email/Website 

RHS
code

ws 30
RHS 32

Arne Herbs

Anthony Lyman-Dixon & Jenny Thomas, Limeburn Nurseries, Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8QW
Visits by appointment
Tel/Fax: 01275 333 399
Email: anthony@arneherbs.co.uk
Website: www.arneherbs.co.uk  
CArn
Barwinnock Herbs ceased trading 2010
RHS 6 Birkheads Secret Gardens & Nursery  Mrs Christine Liddle, Nr Hedley Hall Woods, Sunniside, Gatehead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 5EL
No Mail Order
Tel: 01207 232262
Mobile: 07778 447920
Fax: 01207 232262
Email: birkheadsnursery@gmail.com
Website:
www.birkheadssecretgardens.co.uk  
NBir
Bodmin Plant and Herb Nursery Mark Lawlor, Laveddon Mill, Lanival Hill, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5JU Tel: 01208 72837
Fax: 01208 76491
Email:
bodminnursery@aol.com 
Website: 
www.bodminnursery.co.uk 
not listed 2011
ws 8 Blackbrook Herb Gardens Blackbrook Cottage, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1PZ
limited opening - ring
Tel/Fax: 01625 539166
Website:
www.blackbrookherbgardens.co.uk
not listed
Candlesby Herbs  may not be trading Cross Keys Cottage, Candlesby, Spilsby, Lincs PE23 5SF Tel: 01754 890 211 not listed
ws 0
RHS 0
Downderry Nursery 
lavender and rosemary only
Dr Simon Charlesworth, Pillar Box Lane, Hadlow, Nr. Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9SW Tel: 01732 810081
Fax: 01732 811398
Email: info@downderry-nursery.co.uk
Website: www.downderry-nursery.co.uk 
NPCs Lavandula, Rosmarinus
SDow
ws 26
RHS 30
Edulis Paul Barney, (Postal Address:) 1 Flowers Piece, Ashampstead, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 8SG
(Nursery:) The Walled Garden, Bere Court Farm, Tidmarsh Lane, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 8HT
Tel: 01635 578113
Mobile: 07802 812781
Email: edulisnursery@gmail.com
or info@edulis.co.uk 
Website: www.edulis.co.uk online shop system not yet functioning although most of the site structure is there - you have to ring or email in your order

 

LEdu
ws 23
RHS 25
Green Garden Herbs Sarah Clarke, Beech House, 82 Leiston Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5PS Tel: 01728 452597 / 07949 906290
Email: info@greengardenherbs.co.uk 
Website: www.greengardenherbs.co.uk 
EGHP
ws 9
RHS 2
Herbs for healing  Davina Wynne-Jones, Barnsley Herb Garden, Barnsley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5EE Tel: 01285 851457 / 07773 687493 
Email: herbs@herbsforhealing.net 
Website: www.herbsforhealing.net 
WHfH
RHS 7 Historical Plants Nursery
(Previously The Herb Garden)
Corinne Tremaine-Stevenson,
Frondeg, Gilfachrheda, NEW QUAY, Ceredigion, SA45 9SP
Mail Order.
No visitors.
Tel: 01545 580893
Email: corinnetremaine@gmail.com 
Website: www.historicalplants.co.uk   
WHer
ws 19
RHS 12
Highdown Nursery  A G & J H Shearing, New Hall Lane, Small Dole, Nr Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9YH Tel: 01273 492976 / 07900 956456
Fax: 01273 492 976 
Email: highdown.herbs@btopenworld.com
Website: www.highdownnursery.com 
SHDw
ws 34
RHS 20
Hooksgreen Herbs Ltd Malcolm Dickson, Hooksgreen Farm, Oulton Heath, Stone,  Staffordshire, ST15 8TN Tel: 01782 373770 / 07977 886810
Email: sales@hooksgreenherbs.com 
Website: www.hooksgreenherbs.com   
MHoo
ws 9
RHS 50
NPC 80 (94)
Iden Croft Herbs Tracey Conners-Parry, Frittenden Road, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0DH Tel: 01580 891 432
Fax: 01580 892416
Email: idencroftherbs@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.uk-herbs.com 
SIde
ws 34
RHS 32
Jekka's Herb Farm
retail nursery has ceased trading
Jekka McVicar, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, Bristol,  BS35 3SY   Tel: 01454 418878
Fax: 01454 424907
Email:
sales@jekkasherbfarm.com  
Website:
www.jekkasherbfarm.com   
WJek
ws 27
RHS 35
Laurel Farm Herbs Chris Seagon, Main Road (A12), Kelsale, Saxmundham, SuffolkIP13 2RG Tel: 01728 668223
Email: lauralfarmherbs@aol.com  
Website:  www.laurelfarmherbs.co.uk 
ELau
Lavender Farm
may not be trading
Astley Abbotts, Bridgenorth, Shropshire Tel: 01746 763 122 not listed
ws 0
RHS 0
Lavender Garden
lavenders and buddleias
Andrew Bullock, Ashcroft Nurseries, Nr Ozleworth, Kingscote, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YF Tel: 01453 860356 or 549286 / 07837 582943
Email: andrew007bullock@aol.com
Website: www.thelavenderg.co.uk 
WLav
ws 24 Lawton Hall Herbs Eardisland, Leominster,  Herefordshire, HR6 9AX Tel: 01568 709215
Email: herbs@lawtonhall.co.uk
Website: www.lawtonhall.co.uk
(although website dated 2007, it is fairly up-to-date; ring to confirm, both plant availability and opening times, during 2011)
not listed 2011
ws 13
RHS 5
Lower Severalls Nursery Mary R. Pring, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7NX Tel: 01460 73234 / 07769 273829
Email: mary@lowerseveralls.co.uk 
Website: www.lowerseveralls.co.uk  
CSev
ws 0
RHS 0
LW Plants
mostly thymes
Margaret Eater, 23 Wroxham Way, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4PP Tel: 01582 768467
Email: lwplants@waitrose.com  
Website: www.thymus.co.uk  
LLWP
ws 0
RHS 0
Morehavens
chamomile only
Liz Clements, Stocks Lane, Meonstoke, Hampshire, SO32 3NQ
Tel: 01489 878501
Email: morehavens@hotmail.co.uk 
unknown Mrs Plant's Herbs Gail Plant, Church Corner, Much Marcle, Ledbury, HR8 2LY Tel: 01531 660649
Email: mrsplantsherbs@gmail.com
Website: www.mrsplantsherbs.co.uk  
not listed
ws 25
RHS 23
Norfolk Herbs Rosemary & Oliver Clifton-Sprigg, Blackberry Farm, Dillington, Nr Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2QD Tel/Fax: 01362 860 812
Email: info@norfolkherbs.co.uk 
Website: www.norfolkherbs.co.uk 
ENfk
ws 7
RHS 3
Old Hall Plants Janet Elliott, 1 The Old Hall, Barsham, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8HB Tel: 01502 717475
Email: info@oldhallplants.co.uk 
Website: www.oldhallplants.co.uk 
EOHP
ws 98 
RHS 86
NPC 125
Penborn Goat Farm Peter Oldfield, Penborn, Bounds Cross, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LH Tel: 01288 381569
Email: penborngoats@btinternet.com
Website: www.penborngoats.com 
CPbn
ws 14 
RHS ??
Perhill
Nurseries
general nursery with 81 herbs
Worcester Road, Great Whitley, Worcs., WR6 6JT
online sales only
Tel: 01299 896329
Email: via website 
Website: www.perhillplants.co.uk     
CPbn
ws 16
RHS 15
Poyntzfield Herb Nursery Duncan Ross, Nr Balblair, Black Isle, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV7 8LX Tel/Fax: 01381 610352 (12-1, 6-7 Mon-Sat)
Email: info@poyntzfieldherbs.co.uk
Website: www.poyntzfieldherbs.co.uk 
GPoy
unknown Stockbridge Herbs Vicky Liddell, Stables House, Winton Hill, Stockbridge, Hants, SO20 6HL Tel: unknown
Email: vickyleddell@aol.com 
not listed
unspecified The Cottage Herbery Kim & Rob Hurst
Field Farm
Knighton-On-Teme, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8LT
visitors on open days - see website
Tel: 01584 781 575
Fax: 01584 781483
Email: thecottageherbery@yahoo.co.uk 
Website: www.thecottageherbery.co.uk 
not listed
2011
ws 9 The Herb Farm Peppard Road, Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NJ Tel: 0118 972 4220
Website: www.herbfarm.co.uk 
not listed
ws 12 The Herb Garden Hall View Cottage, Chesterfield Road,  Hardstoft, Pilsley, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 8AH Tel: 01246 854 268
Email: enquire@theherbgarden.co.uk 
Website: www.theherbgarden.co.uk 
not listed
ws 38
RHS 38
The Herb Nursery  Peter Bench, Thistleton, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RE
No Mail Order.
Nursery open all year, garden open during weekend in June, see website
Tel: 01572 767658 
Email: herbnursery@southwitham.net 
Website: www.herbnursery.co.uk
MHer
ws 4
RHS 7
The Herbary  Pippa Rosen, 161 Chapel Street, Horningsham, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7LU Tel: 01985 844442 
Email: info@beansandherbs.co.uk 
Website: www.beansandherbs.co.uk 
CHby
ws 10 The Herb Patch Newlands, Ebchester, Co. Durham, DH8 9JA Tel: 01207 562099 
Email: (via website) 
Website: www.herbpatch.co.uk   
not listed
ws 4
RHS 4
Victoriana Nursery Gardens Serena Shirley, Challock, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4DG Tel: 01233 740529
Fax: 02032 921529
Email: use website form
Website: www.victoriananursery.co.uk 
SVic
ws 3
RHS 5
Wallace Plants Simon Walllace, Lewes Road Nursery, Lewes Road (B2124), Laughton, East Sussex, BN8 6BN Tel: 01323 811729
Email: plants@wallace-plants.co.uk
Website: www.wallace-plants.co.uk 
SWal
RHS 14 Wanborough Herb Nursery Peter Biggs, Callas Hill, Wanborough, Swindon, Wiltchire, SN4 0DQ Tel: 01793 790327 (answering machine)
Email: wanboroughnursery@btinternet.com
Website: www.wanboroughnursery.moonfruit.com 
CWan
ws 11
RHS 3
Water Meadow Nursery Sandy Worth, Cheriton,Nr Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0QB Tel: 01962 771895
Email: plantaholic@onetel.com
Website: www.plantaholic.co.uk 
SWat
ws 16
Woodruff Nursery 55 Linnards Lane, Wincahm Northwish, CW9 6ED
Organic herbs and vegetables - Sales mostly at local shows
Tel: 01565 733728
Email: angela@woodruffnursery.co.uk
Website: www.woodruffnursery.co.uk   
not listed
ws 12
RHS "42"
Yorkshire Lavender  Julia Snowball, Terrington, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 6PB Tel/Fax: 01653 648008
Website: www.yorkshirelavender.com 
no plant lists on Yorkshire Lavender website go to www.lavenderworld.co.uk. 
NYoL

 

 

 

Number of Mints 
ws = numbers listed on Nursery website, or in a Catalogue available as a page or file through website
cat = numbers listed in the Nursery's most recent catalogue
RHS = numbers given as available from the Nursery on the RHS Nursery Finder database, which uses information provided by the Nursery itself during the previous Christmas time
NPC = numbers listed as in the National Mentha Collection in the latest printed form of the Plant Heritage National Plant Collections Directory, which uses information provided by the National Collection Holder during the previous autumn. Numbers not given on Plant Heritage website entry for the NPC.

 

This is not an exhaustive list although it does contain the nurseries with the greatest range and some with an interesting selection. I am quite willing to add to it if details are sent to me at sources @ mentha.info. Thanks.

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