Plant of the month

Plant of the month


Perfect for planting in shady areas to add a splash of colour through winter to early spring. Additionally hellebores are great for bees and other pollinators providing lots of nectar and pollen. Picture: Hellbore Double Spotted Yellow.

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Relax with a drink and a tasty treat in our beautiful cafe and enjoy the stunning garden. Unwind in a rocking chair, listen to the gentle patter of the copper tree water feature and be inspired for your own garden.

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FREE garden design consultation

Come along to one of our monthly design days.  Garden designers will be on hand to discuss garden ideas and answer questions about design, landscaping and planting.  We occasionally hold plant clinics so you can ask the experts about plant disease, pests or tips for better planting.

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Feel free to bring photos of your garden and anything that inspires you!

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Our Story

Our history, our future

A family run, independent nursery with a wide range of high quality plants, perfect for the local soil and climate.  We have been growing produce at our site, on the outskirts of Lymington, in the New Forest, since 1947. We have transformed the nursery over the last four years and are proud of our expert team propagating over 95% of our own plants here on the Shallows, splitting and cutting shrubs, conifers, herbaceous and grasses.

Come and visit the nursery and see our wide range of rare and unusual shrubs and conifers.  Afterwards, why not treat yourself to tea or coffee (and sample some of our delicious cake!) in Mabel’s Café, while you relax and enjoy the stunning garden our design and landscaping team have created, and be inspired for your own.  For inspiration or planting advice just ask one of our friendly team.

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A wide range of quality plants

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