Announcement - Monday 23rd March 2020
It is with great regret that we have to temporarily close the nursery here at Halecat as well as our sister site at the Grange Plant Centre due to the Covid-19 outbreak. It is the right thing to do for us and the wider community and we hope that everyone can understand why we have made this decision.
2020 marks our 10th year in business. It should have been one of success and celebration. Instead we are announcing that as of Monday 23rd March we are closing our gates to visitors for the time being. Over the weekend it has become clear that we cannot operate safely with the general public and the guidelines to follow social distancing with the nursery open. The nursery is our life and also our home and we have to protect this environment for our staff, ourselves and our children. And in a wider sense socially it is the right thing to do at this moment in time.
Spring is always a busy time for us anyway. It is always physically and emotionally exhausting. This year even more so with our purchase of the Grange Plant Centre only having completed little over 5 weeks ago.
All we can ask in this difficult time is that you please continue to support us. We will come out of this fighting, whatever it takes and can’t wait to welcome you all back when all this is over.
Abi and Tom xxx
"We grow hardy beautiful plants that will thrive in your garden"
We are based in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District National Park and our mission on the nursery is to grow hardy beautiful plants that will thrive in Cumbria and beyond.
The site is split into two distinct areas; the Growing Hub where on just an acre of land we grow over 1000 different perennials ranging from ground hugging Thyme to the loftiest 2 metre high Meadow Rue.
Alongside this are the nursery gardens which intersperse our extensive sales areas. In these changing, energetic borders, we experiment, showcase and celebrate the plants that we raise on site, in the hope that these borders may fire your imagination.Our wide range of plants include herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees and bedding plants, but if you're not sure what you're looking for we will always be on hand to give some friendly advice.
We also offer design and consultation services, ranging from simple border re-design to comprehensive site re-workings. Please see the Design Service page for more details.