Welcome to Pottertons Nursery



GREETINGS. Great news, we have renegotiated our Postal Charges with our courier who have offered new improved terms, see Terms of Business. Orders received this year with the old rate will be refunded the difference.

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We are a traditional family run specialist nursery which grows and supplies an extensive selection of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland plants by Mail Order or at the many shows or lectures we attend, throughout UK and Europe.

The nursery was opened in 1971 and since then we have conducted our mail order business through our printed, fully descriptive catalogue in paper format, although the relatively recent boom in internet use has resulted in an increasing proportion of orders been taken through this web site. If you live in the UK and require a copy of our catalogue please send 6 x first class stamps with your address to the nursery.

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Our current catalogues are included on this site and orders may be made using the secure on-line ordering systems. If you require advice or assistance contact the nursery by e-mail and you will receive a prompt reply. We can supply our full range by mail order to customers throughout the UK and Europe but no longer send outside of the EU.

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We are extensively a mail order business but the nursery does have limited opening. In winter from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am till 3.30pm until mid February and Tuesday to Saturday from 10.am to 4pm from mid February until mid October. Pre-booked, confirmed orders may be collected on a visit and friendly advice or assistance is offered.

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You may also walk freely around our extensively planted landscaped gardens which includes large rockeries, raised walls, troughs, island beds and woodland garden. A special NGS event will take place in 2014 on the weekend of 7 / 8 June, all welcome with admission proceeds donated to charity.

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Forthcoming Events:

  • Saturday 19 April
    AGS Cleveland (New Venue), The Education Centre, Junction Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1PR
  • Easter Sun & Mon 20 & 21 April
    Plant Hunters Fair, The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 4EU
  • 24 to 27 April
    North of England Spring Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
  • Saturday 3 May
    AGS East Anglia, Wymondham High School, Folly Road, Wymondham, South Norfolk, NR18 0QT
  • Sun/Mon 4 & 5 May
    Plant Hunters Fair, Weston Park, near Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE
  • Saturday 17 May
    AGS Southport, Stanley High School, Fleetwood Road, Southport, PR9 9TF
  • Sunday 18 May
    Plant Hunters Fair, Consall Hall Gardens, Staffordshire ST9 0AG
  • Wednesday 22 May
    TALK for New Waltham Gardeners Club, New Waltham, near Grimsby, start at 7.15pm
  • Sunday 25 May
    Plant Hunters Fair, Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4LF
  • Saturday 31 May
    Plant Lovers Day, Creake Abbey, Norfolk
  • Sat & Sun 31 May & 1 June
    Plant Hunters Fair, Hodnet Hall Garden, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3NN
  • Saturday & Sunday 7 & 8 June
    NGS Event at the nursery, group visits welcome, entrance fee
  • Sunday 15 June
    Plant Hunters Fair, Burton Manor, Burton, Neston CH64 5SJ
  • Sunday 22 June
    Plant Hunters Fair, Whittington Castle, Castle Street, Whittington SY11 4DF
  • Sunday 29 June
    Rare Plant Fair, Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1JZ
  • Saturday 12 July
    AGS Summer Show - Mid West, Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DF

Click Here for Full information on all forthcoming events.

RSS Plant of the Week:

Erythronium revolutum Johnsonii
Erythronium revolutum Johnsonii
A superior form of E. revolutum with its deep green marble, patterned leaves and short stems of very large, bright pink flowers, large exerted yellow stamens. A strong, long lived plant that grows well in our nursery garden.
Click for more information, or to order.

Open Weekends:

In 2014 our Special OPEN WEEKEND event at the nursery will take place on


Come along to buy from an extensive selection of Alpines, Bulbs, Dwarf Conifers and Woodland Plants PLUS a special lecture, details to follow.

Click for more information, and directions.