About us

We are an RHS award-winning, independent, family-run, nursery in rural Bedfordshire, specialising and growing a gorgeous range of peonies on our beautiful 5-acre nursery. We specialise in and provide a large range which includes some very rare and beautiful varieties!

We are passionate about peonies and strive to provide you with excellent quality of plants and customer service.

We have had a wonderful 2018 so far, after an equally busy 2017, full of glorious flower shows including RHS Malvern, RHS Harrogate, RHS Chelsea to mention a few, we were also featured on BBC Gardener’s World Live for our celebratory 50th-anniversary cake!
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It’s a growing business

As well as our range of stunning peonies, we have a sister company called Alstroemeria Select, which we took over last year from Philip Tivey & Sons. Take a look at our website offering a range of beautiful new varieties of Alstroemeria (you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are about 120 varieties to choose from!)

Passionate about plants

Customer service – it drives everything we do in our growing business!

We pride ourselves on providing our customers with fairly priced homegrown plants, together with good advice and friendly, excellent, customer service.  We seek to offer first class service and practical advice about your plant while maintaining a commitment to sustainable growing methods.  We very much enjoy talking to our customers and will be pleased to help you with any of your plant enquiries. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Meet the team


ALEC WHITE
NURSERYMAN AND AUTHOR

Alec is passionate about plants and has been growing plants for many years. Alec is a peony specialist. Since 2012 Alec has led our RHS exhibits.


COLIN WHITE
NURSERYMAN

Colin oversees our farmers’ market operations. He’s also wonderful at building and general maintenance.


GARY
NURSERY ASSISTANT

Gary works hard in the nursery ensuring all of our plants are lovingly cared for and in tip top condition

SARAH CASTLEMAN
DIGITAL MARKETING & SALES EXECUTIVE

Sarah runs our websites and social media pages. She also helps to answer customer inquiries, and manages sales

SARAH PEAKE
NURSERY ASSISTANT

Sarah works hard to answer any customer inquiries, and ensures that all deliveries are prepared and shipped on time

 

PAUL WILKINSON
NURSERY ASSISTANT

Paul works hard in the nursery to ensure that  all of our plants are kept in their best condition


MARIE
NURSERY ASSISTANT

Marie loves potting up plants and nurturing them as they grow.


GYPSY
PEST CONTROL MANAGER

Gypsy is a semi-feral cat that has lived at the nursery for years. She used to be a great mouser, but is a bit too slow now, so she just hangs around near the people.


MALLORY
SECURITY

Mallory is in charge of security and feline discipline on the nursery. She’s a Cockador, a cross between a cocker spaniel and a labrador. She’s beautiful in both her looks and her spirit, is highly intelligent and completely manic!