Useful Contacts


Useful Contacts By Howard Drury


This list is divied into catagories with contacts we have found to be reliable and useful


Plant Nurseries and Suppliers


Alpine Nurseries and Suppliers


Aberconwy Nursery Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Colwyn Bay LL285TL Phone: 01492580875


Hartside Nursery Garden near Alston Cumbria CA9 3BL Tel or Fax: 01434 381372


Pottertons Nursery, Moortown Road, Nettleton, Caistor, Lincolnshire LN7 6HX,Telephone 01472 851714


Auricula Breeders, Nurseries and suppliers


Ashwood Nurseries Ashwood Lower Ln, Kinver, Kingswinford DY6 0AE


Cacti and Succulent Breeders and Nurseries



Coastal Succulents, Cacti & Alpines a new small nursery based in Somerset with a presence on Facebook and responsible for importing many new variegated Aeoniums from China

Coreside Nursery Pembrokeshire Have an online shop for their ranges of Succulents, hardy Exotics and Hardy Coastal Hedging


Picco Plants Nursery A relatively new  succulent nursery based at Berry Hill, Branscombe Sidmouth South East Devon Also has presence on Facebook


Surreal Succulents Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Longrock, Penzance TR20 8YL They now can have your order ready for collection from the plant centre at the Sculpture Gardens, but please do give several days notice, otherwise plants are sent out mail order. Regular host very informative Instagram videos in which you can ask questions or simply view later. Planning a big celebration for next Spring including more on their unique Semponiums


Hellebore Breeders, Nurseries and Suppliers


Ashwood Nurseries Ashwood Lower Ln, Kinver, Kingswinford DY6 0AE



Product Manufacturers and Retailers


 The Greenhouse People 19, Blythe Park, Cresswell Rd, Cresswell, Stoke-on-Trent ST11 9RD Really useful for both new structures including Robins and Alton but also carry a wide range of accessories and spares for older structures.






The Royal Horticultural Society 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE Telephone 020 3176 5800




The British Cactus and Succulent Society Birmingham and District Branch


The National Auricula Society (Midlands and West Section) With local meetings in both East and West Midlands


Well worth visiting online


Paul Picton, the well known highly respected plantsman and former owner of Old Court Nursery, has a remarkable blog site with lots of historical and plant based information at paulpictonswebpatch