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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.
Thank you for your support and patience at this unusual time.  It is currently taking us about 3 weeks to dispatch orders.

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 February for summer flowering bulbs
   to plant in the Spring;
from July for spring flowering bulbs
   to plant in the Autumn.

Plant of the Month

Myosotidium hortensia,
the Chatham Island forget-me-not
An outstanding plant
from an island 
beyond New Zealand,
with sky-blue, 
white-rimmed flowers,
over glossy leaves.

AWARDS - Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallists 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.  Farrer Trophy for best Alpine display at an RHS show 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Our catalogue is continuously updated and includes many rare and unusual plants we are introducing or re-introducing this year.

We offer plants for your rock garden, woodland or damp area, as well as a selection of herbaceous plants, and trees & shrubs.  We have ground cover plants and some that cope in dry shade, as well as many that are easy to grow.  
You can take a look at our specialities.  We have also put together some collections of plants that we display together at the shows.

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.


We offer an exceptionally wide range of bulbs to pre-order in season, (January to March and July to September).  We publish two bulb catalogues online each year:
In July for Spring (& Autumn) flowering bulbs to plant in the Autumn;
In February for Summer flowering bulbs (& dormant plants) to plant in the Spring.

We also offer a specialist bulb list of rare Spring and Autumn bulbs.

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.





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Virtual Chelsea 2020
It was exciting to be able to take part in the RHS's Virtual Chelsea this year.  We made a short film about the nursery here, and a few of the plants we specialise in, which was broadcast by the RHS during Chelsea week.  Thanks to YouTube here it is:

Small plants, big ideas
Gardens Illustrated published an article on us and the alpine plants we grow in their May edition.


Carlisle -Talk on "Poles apart: Chile and China"

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.


contact: (for garden visits only)