The Botanic Nursery

The Botanic Nursery


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Fabulous peonies in a lovely location. Well worth a visit.
Getting ready for Chelsea Virtual Flower Show the display is all set up in the nursery garden.
Open to visit from Tuesday 19th May - and will last for next 2-3 weeks.
Watch BBC Points West tonight Monday 18th to see interview with Ali Vowles
Virtual Flower Show today. Check out all the nurseries and events taking place.
Thank you for the healthy-looking hollyhock plants which have just been safely delivered. Surprisingly quickly too under the circumstances, and much appreciated. Good luck with the next few weeks.
Who needs Chelsea?! My sister and I so loved indulging our selves wandering through your wonderful nursery; birthday treat! 23-05-18

The Botanic Nursery is a family run plant nursery growing unusual hardy garden plants. We hold the national collection of foxgloves for Plant Heritage and have a passion for sharing our gardening knowledge through our Garden School Workshops

The Nursery exhibits at many major Flower Shows receiving awards for our displays. Most recently we were awarded Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show in 2019 for our exhibit of Foxgloves (Digitalis). We have also a superb selection of Hollyhock (Alcea) which we exhibit at Hampton Court Palace Flower show receiving a Gold award also in 2019. The Salvia are displayed later in the season at Wisley Garde

Operating as usual

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 11/08/2021

Looking for something to do over the summer holiday period, why not come and pay us a visit. The nursery is full of life, not only with the blooming flowers, but with the buzz of bees and fluttering of butterflies. Take a walk around the garden, look at the wonderful plants on sale and if you fancy a beverage, hot drinks are available to buy which you can sit down and enjoy in the beautiful surroundings.

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 07/07/2021

#rhshampton Yippee Silver Gilt. Here is a glimpse of just a few stands in the fabulous Floral Marquee more to come

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 04/07/2021

Setting up at #rhshampton 2021 looking good everywhere


This bee is having a great time in amongst the Foxgloves there are still some left at the nursery so get along and buy them now. If you mention Facebook to Terry you can have 3 beautiful flowering plants for £15.00 instead of £6.50 each so visit Saturday to take advantage.

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 17/05/2021

Oh I managed to find a few out, but lots still to come. Excited for Foxglove Week this year 31st May to 5th June, we will have lots to select from.


A brief snapshot from our Chelsea exhibit in 2019 #RHSChelsea. If we were exhibiting right now we would be struggling to find colour on our beautiful plants. Lots of spikes of flower just a hint of the buds wanting to open.

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter 🌷 14/05/2021

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter 🌷

Spring Newsletter finally ready, hopefully this will herald some warmer sunnier weather to encourage everyones gardens to blossom into growth.

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter 🌷

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 13/05/2021

The rain may be falling but the plants are thriving. Why not don your raincoat or waterproofs and come up and see us. We've even got hot drinks and biscuits available to keep you going. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Evenings on BBC Radio Wiltshire - With Sue Kinnear 05/05/2021 - BBC Sounds 06/05/2021

Evenings on BBC Radio Wiltshire - With Sue Kinnear 05/05/2021 - BBC Sounds

Our very own Mary and Terry were radio stars yesterday evening on BBC Radio Wiltshire. They were guests on Sue Kinnear's 'Happiness Project' feature, where they talked about adapting through lockdown, Chelsea Flower show and what makes them happy.

If you missed the show, you can listen again on BBC Sounds. Click on the link to have a listen.

They are on twice. The first part is on after 2 hours and 20 minutes and then again at 2 hours 40. Move your mouse over the time line and drag the dot to the relevant part to listen.

Evenings on BBC Radio Wiltshire - With Sue Kinnear 05/05/2021 - BBC Sounds Featuring Upload, BBC Introducing, great music and Make A Difference.

The Botanic Nursery updated their phone number. 04/05/2021

The Botanic Nursery updated their phone number.

The Botanic Nursery updated their phone number.

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 28/04/2021

Come and visit us at Great Chalfield Manor on Sunday 2nd May where we have a stand at the Annual Plant Fair. We will have a range of plants available for you to buy.

Perhaps the thing that sets us apart from ordinary plant sellers is that we have always 'Gardened in Harmony' with the wildlife that shares our site. 26 species of song bird nest in the gardens and many more in the 2,000 acres of organic farmland surrounding us.

The recent rainfall came just in time as many fledglings are starting to leave the nest, a time when even seed eaters look for juicy grubs and larvae to provide the rapid energy boost baby birds need. Insects wait for spring rain, a time of fresh green growth, to in turn, guarantee lots of food for the grubs needed by the birds, and so the circle of life continues.

Photos from The Botanic Nursery's post 18/03/2021

The Botanic Nursery is a small garden plant nursery business based in Atworth Wiltshire. We are looking for an office manager (part time) to take on the day to day tasks required to help run the administration side of our business.
We are looking for some who is flexible and proactive, to take on what they see needs to be done and who is personable and confident to engage with customers. We look forward to welcoming you as part of our small, friendly and hardworking team at the Nursery.
More details in attached, Closing date for applications Wednesday 31 March 12noon. Email only details below

The Botanic Nursery updated their business hours. 18/03/2021

The Botanic Nursery updated their business hours.

The Botanic Nursery updated their business hours.

Terrarium 18/01/2021


Hello a very good new year to you all, we have been enjoying a brief spell of peace on the nursery. Lots going on in the garden in preparation for re opening in March. Another joy for us this year is the Garden School building ready to host events and one such will be the creation of Terrariums. Here is a little video done on a rather cold November.
More events such as garden care and maintenance, propagation, pruning and specialist plant chats will be starting this year. A real mix of the areas Terry and I enjoy talking and doing. So keep in touch. If you have not done so already sign up for our newsletters. Next one due in February. Find our sign up in the more drop down or try this link here.

Terrarium Hope you enjoy this little video on how to make your own closed Terrarium, it was a little cold on the day this was made but its doing well. Any questions ab...


Nearly at the end of November, where did that month go ?
From 5th December we will have Christmas Wreaths and Table decorations available to buy from the nursery. Our Christmas shop will be open with lots of dried fruits, pine cones, wire frames, candles, oasis and all the bits you need to create your own table or door decorations.

We also have ready made door wreaths and table decorations, all using foliage picked from the nursery garden. Or join a workshop 11/11/2020

Autumn News from the Nursery 🍂

Really pleased we have just published our 2nd Newsletter, hope you enjoy reading it.
If you would like to receive the next one in the New Year please complete the email sign up form on Facebook.


The Botanic Nursery 04/11/2020

Botanic Nursery Hardwood Cuttings 2020

Now is the perfect time for hardwood cuttings! Learn how here with Terry Baker. Now is the perfect time for hardwood cuttings! Learn how here with Terry Baker from Botanic Nursery.


Happy to announce we have workshops starting in November from our new garden school building. Keeping in line with covid government regulations only 5 people can attend and work from individual workstations. Face visors provided for your comfort, to find out more message us or email [email protected]


The Botanic Nursery 28/09/2020

Thank you for your continued support 👌

Very excited that we have just published our first newsletter if you want to read it please see link, and of course we would be delighted if you would like to sign up to receive subsequent ones.
Terry & Mary
The Botanic Nursery


Win a £25 Voucher from Hoyland Plant Centre- Agapanthus and Tulbaghia National Collection Holders and a £25 voucher from Dibleys Nurseries! Simply like the Virtual Flower Show page, share this post and leave a comment to say you’ve done it :). Make sure you comment on the original post on the Virtual Flower Show page!

T&Cs: Closes 5pm 16 August 2020. Winner will be chosen at random & notified by Facebook message. UK entrants only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 13/08/2020


Here is the link to the show 13/08/2020

Gardening Questions

Any gardening questions ? Ask the experts this Saturday morning at the second virtual flower show.

To send a question in complete this form. We will answer these at our virtual flower show in April. Make sure you join us on facebook and come back to the website to find out all the latest information!

24/07/2020 24/07/2020

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2020 / RHS Gardening

5 years ago Tatton Park Flower show, Terry created a stand called ‘The retired plantsman’s Garden’

Something of a prophetic creation coming to fruition as he hasn’t been back to do one since. And sadly no exhibition this year.

But RHS have a list of exhibitors who would have been there for you to browse, so if you missed the online event take a look now Buy tickets and read about what is coming up at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 22-26 July 2020, including show highlights, ticket prices and information about the show.


BBC Gardeners' World Live

#BeautifulBorder 'The Wild Side', by Charlotte Allen at #BBCGWLive 2019, represented the harmony between childhood and nature.

The magical feeling of inhabiting a wild natural space and the experience of sharing the space with wildlife and nature, at it's most free and relaxed.

The planting is carefree and wild, to recreate a naturally evolved space. Over the fence is the contrast of a well-maintained urban garden, with the wildflowers creeping under the fence as if exploring new ground, just as the children would have done, just in the opposite direction!

With thanks to Charlotte's sponsors and supporters including Kelways Plants and The Botanic Nursery.

#GWLCelebration #wildlifegarden #wildlifefriendlygarden #kisgarden #inmygarden #smallgardenideas #smallgardendesign #smallgardeninspo


Can’t wait to attend Virtual Flower Show in August!

Excited that The Botanic Nursery will be joining our Virtual Flower Show in August 🌺 🌸





Jumbo Foxglove plugs available online now, choose your own at £2.00 each or a special offer for Gardeners World Live virtual event ...let us make a selection for you of 6 plugs £10.00 plus P&P
Look out also for the show collections of Salvia we have put together 3 plants including postage £18.50 All will flower soon and right into the autumn.

[06/11/20]   Please note: REOPEN NOW
We will temporarily close our online shop for stock take and updating from Friday morning (12th June) to Monday, we are delivering as normal, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Thank you for supporting our family business.

For information:
Plugs on pre order will start to be sent out from 22nd June in order of receiving

Thank you Terry & Mary Baker


Botanic Nursery | Chelsea Virtual Flower Show 2020

RHS Chelsea Virtual Flower Show 2020

Check out what would have been our exhibits of Foxgloves for this years show. The Nursery is open for visitors with plenty of space for social distancing. Plants and seeds are also available on the website.

Would we win a gold? We'll let you decide.

Walk-through of our exhibit for the 2020 virtual Chelsea Flower Show


Join us for tomorrow’s virtual #RHSChelsea, full line-up details:

Tomorrow's Virtual #RHSChelsea line-up looks like this 🌼🌺

- My Garden Tour with with Adam Frost. Adam gives a tour of his Lincolnshire garden and explains how he gardens with plant health in mind.

- Potting Bench demo with Nikki Tibbles from Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart who shows us how to make a beautiful spring bouquet, inspired by #RHSChelsea.

- Meet the Grower with The Botanic Nursery a family run plant nursery in Wiltshire who hold the National collection of foxgloves.

- School Gardening Club with Skinny Jean Gardener who explains why hedgehogs are important visitors to our gardens and how to create a hedgehog home.

- Potting Bench with Todd's Botanics who show us how to succeed with irises.

- Ask A Gardening Advisor with our advisors and special guests Matt Keightley and James Alexander-Sinclair answering your gardening questions at 1pm

You can watch all of tomorrow's videos and read new inspirational articles with top design tips, favourite planting combinations and gardening trend at

M&G Garden


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Our Story

The Botanic Nursery is a family run plant nursery specialising in rare and unusual hardy garden plants. We also hold the national collection of foxgloves.

Videos (show all)

Gold Medal 2019
2019 Chelsea Flower Show 😃
Mustard & Cress - fun for the youngsters to grow on the window ledge
Mustard n Cress like Terry says who doesn’t love an egg n cress sandwich Seeds available, thank you to packers around th...
Fantastic Foxgloves - Virtual Flower Show
Mary on film with Foxgloves! Our first attempt at a video, this time featuring #foxglove planting tips. Let us know what...



Garden School Workshops covering a wide range of topics March to October. Floral Craft Workshops for Christmas on Saturdays in December.
A wide range of hardy shrubs and perennials
Foxgloves from the National Collection
Salvia for colour from summer into autumn
Itoh Intersectional Peonies
Asters correctly now known as Symphyotrichum or as we all know and love them Michaelmas Daisys
Hollyhocks - Alcea loved by pollinators of all kinds we have a beautiful range of single sorts as well as the exquisite doubles.



Coombe Lane
SN12 8NU

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
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