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specialist nursery
growing and supplying rare
plants from around the world
We offer a wide selection of alpine, bog and woodland plants, an exceptional range of bulbs in season and a selection of specialist trees and shrubs.  We have plants from all over the world, grown here on our Scottish nursery.
Our plants are available:
• by mail-order from our online store
    or from our printed catalogue,
• at several flower shows and
• in stunning garden plantings
    which we would be pleased to design for you.

Bulbs can be pre-ordered in season from our online catalogues:
• from January for summer flowering bulbs
   to plant in the Spring;
• from May for spring flowering bulbs
   to plant in the Autumn.

Plant of the Month

Anemonella thalictroides
is a gorgeous dainty plant, which thrives in partial shade
It's Thalictrum-like leaves form light open sprays,
topped by delicate white flowers in spring and early summer.

AWARDS - Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallists 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.  Farrer Trophy for best Alpine display at an RHS show 2016, 2017 & 2018

Our catalogue is continuously updated and includes many rare and unusual plants we are introducing or re-introducing this year.  
Do come back if you don’t see what you’re looking for now  - new plants will be added as they continue to grow throughout the season. 
Some are only available in small numbers, so you may need to be quick.

If you would like advice as to what might look good in a particular area of your garden, we are very happy to make suggestions. Are you building a rockery, developing a pond, or revamping the herbaceous border?  Do contact us for advice.

The printed version of our catalogue is available at shows and talks, or on receipt of 3 first class stamps, from May each year.


We offer an exceptionally wide range of bulbs to pre-order in season, (January to March and May to July). We open our bulb store early and close it early! We publish two bulb catalogues online each year: • In May for Spring (& Autumn) flowering bulbs to plant in the Autumn; • In January for Summer flowering bulbs (& dormant plants) to plant in the Spring.

We aim to keep prices as low as possible, passing on the favourable 'large quantity' rates we get from suppliers, as well as selling in numbers that minimise packaging and administrative costs. Our bulbs are delivered to you fresh, avoiding lengthy storage in warm premises.In addition there are some bulbs listed in our main catalogue, which are planted and growing in pots. These can be bought at any time of the year.


Transform your garden with skilful design and inspired planting plans. We specialise in rock gardens, stream sides and woodlands, creating fabulous planting lists to give colour all through the year. 
We work very closely with clients, helping them to develop their own ideas, to create the garden that they want.
Recently we have been involved in a number of exciting historic rock garden restorations.

We also create whole gardens, working with landscape architects and garden designers.





RHS awards

On 8 April, we had a wonderful day out at the RHS awards ceremony in London.  Our very own Graham Gunn received the Roy Lancaster Award, for an individual under 35 who has achieved an exceptional contribution to the practice, science or promotion of horticulture.  Congratulations to Graham!
Whilst the nursery received the Farrer Trophy for the best exhibit of rock garden or alpine plants staged at an RHS show in 2018.

Specialist bulb catalogue now online

We are once again able to offer again some bulbs that are rarely available, grown by Antoine Hoog in France.  Click here to access the specialist bulb list, open until 30th June. Some of these bulbs are only available in very small numbers, so do order soon, as they may sell out quickly.  Delivery will be in September.

Feature in 'Gardens Illustrated'
We were delighted to be featured in an article in the January edition of Gardens Illustrated on 'What Britain's best plantsmen are growing this year'.  Monica Wylie, one of our design team, highlighted Aquilegia rockii, saying 'This graceful columbine stands out.  It is a joy in the early summer garden and can thrive in dappled shade, as well as being an essential component of a flowering meadow, which we have used to great effect in our recent Chelsea displays.


Talk on 'Meconopsis: in the wild, growing and showing'

Visit Kevock Garden,
a hillside garden with treasures from around the world.  Our garden slopes down towards the North Esk River, just south of Edinburgh.

It is full of interesting plants, with something in flower every day of the year.

We are happy to open the garden to groups.  All visits are by appointment only, and can include a guided tour.


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