King John’s Nursery

We try to keep things simple at the nursery and in tune with the environment. We grow mainly herbaceous perennials, with a focus on more unusual varieties and harder to find plants. We also grow a lot of natives and plants that can be seen in the gardens here, including favourites such as trilliums, erythroniums, epimediums and a range of ferns. We also have seasonal bedding, bulbs and a collection of shrubs and trees.




The rare fern polypodium ‘Richard Kayse’ and Trillium ‘sessile’ are both ready for new owners at the nursery

All of our plants are grown in peat-free compost and we try to use chemicals as infrequently as possible. We also grow our plants tough, by which we mean without supplementary light or heat, so that they are ready to go straight out and into the garden.

Below is a list of many of the plants we grow at the nursery. It is for guidance only, as we grow in small numbers and are finding new and exciting things to grow all the time.


For plant list please see home page




A delightful and deceptively large rustic café serving cakes and a great selection of fine teas and coffees. With a roaring fire to warm you up on winter days!

The shop offers an eclectic mix of garden tools, ornaments, vintage finds and great ideas for the home. With such a diverse range it’s worth popping in to see what words can’t describe!

The nursery grows a selection of perennial plants with care and expertise. Varieties are chosen because they are the most beautiful, the hardest to find or are the most exciting new introductions.