Date(s) - 21/07/2024
We are a small independent nursery and garden housed within the old redbrick walls of a former kitchen garden, nestled in the beautiful Shropshire Hills.
We started the nursery as specialist growers of hardy perennial violas, but our passion for plants has always extended beyond this to encompass a wide range of flowering perennials and grasses. We offer an ever expanding plant list of exciting new perennial introductions and longstanding favourites. The garden here showcases these wonderful plants in exuberantly planted borders. The garden also functions as our stock beds from which we propagate. It is also where we continually test the garden worthiness of the plants we sell.
In our rapidly changing climate understanding first hand which plants are coping with stress best is hugely valuable, as is growing our plants in an environmentally sustainable way. As 95% of our stock is propagated on site from seed, cuttings and divisions, there are no air miles involved in the production of our plants. Our plants are also grown without the use of herbicides and pesticides and we grow all our perennial stock in peat free compost.
Stone House Cottage Garden
Stone House Cottage Garden was created in 1975.
“A romantic garden set in an old walled kitchen garden. The area is only 1 acre but seems much larger- hedges divide it into different compartments and create diverse habitats in which to grow the vast selection of rare and unusual plants that thrive here. Unusual brick follies adorn the walls and these in turn, are covered with a multitude of climbing and twining plants in which the garden specialises.
The garden acts as a shop window for the adjoining nursery. Here you can buy plants of almost all that grow in the garden – the list of shrubs and climbers includes many hardly ever seen for sale in this country.”
“Visiting a nursery like this, which has a garden attached, means that you come home with as many ideas as you do plants”
Mary Keen – The Independent
“…Louisa seems to have a remarkable way with plants, especially the more desirable ones and is not intimidated by a plants recalcitrant reputation”…
Roy Lancaster – The Garden
“.. an enchanting garden…”
Robin Lane-Fox – The Financial Times
“.. Plant lover’s gardens can be chaotic but Louisa stages her borders with a fine eye for texture, shape and colour…”
Stephen Lacey -The Daily Telegraph