Plant List 2020 - To give you all something to peruse here is our plant list for this year. As happens every year the plants aren't all available all the time but we are potting and getting everything ready ASAP. Hopefully it'll give something to produce lists from
The time has come for us to release details of our strategy for reopening. We have taken our time for several reasons. The primary one has been to keep our staff and family safe for as long as we can and to ensure that when we do reopen things are as safe as they can possibly be. Secondly rushing to have reopened would have resulted in second rate experience for all our customers. We want the nursery and plant centre to look their best and be stocked to their full potential ready for you all. And thirdly it’s pretty difficult to rush anything with two small children in tow! They are of course our main priority and all decisions are based around what is best for them both now and in the future.
Both our Halecat Nursery and Grange Plant Centre sites will run on a schedule of limited access as detailed below. In addition to this we expect high standards of social distancing both between customers and between customers and our staff. Everyones safety remains our top priority at all times.
HALECAT NURSERY – The nursery at Halecat will reopen during the week commencing 1st June. Entry will be on a strict booking only system accessed through our website www.abiandtom.co.uk We will update again once the system is live and ready to take bookings. We will also be operating an order and collect service, especially helpful for compost purchases. Details will again be announced on our website.
GRANGE PLANT CENTRE – The Plant Centre in Grange will reopen on Tuesday 26th May and will operate in a similar way to many of the surrounding shops with a strict queueing system and limited numbers on site at any one time. We will also be offering a telephone personal shopper service for delivery to those unable to visit in person. Timings will be published over the course of the weekend.
We look forward to welcoming you all back to both our sites under the assurance that we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe and healthy in the process.
Abi and Tom
"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.