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Belmont BBQ Charcoal



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Belmont Estate sits alongside the better known NT Tyntesfield Estate just a few miles away.

They now make charcoal as part of their woodland management strategy and you can get that charcoal from us!

By buying this Coppice Association approved charcoal you will be supporting the local economy, employment and of course wildlife.

We have found the charcoal to be extremely easy to light [twisted newspaper but no lighters] and to burn very well. Why don't you try it?


Chelsea Fringe Bristol



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Bristol is a partner city with London for the eclectic Chelsea Fringe Festival!


Our Pop Up Edible Garden on the footprint of a car parking space was a huge success on 28th and 29th May.


Day One we were on the Central Promenade in the heart of the City. Passers-by were stopped in their tracks

We displayed over 35 different edible fruit and vegetable plants to demonstrate just how easy it is to grow fresh healthy food even in the centre of the city! All plants were in containers so could be grown without even tilling the soil! The Lord Lieutenant [and great supporter of our business] Mary Prior called by and was particularly interested in the edible flowers that we had.


Day Two and we moved up the road to the bottom of Park Street by the City Hall.

Here we attracted even more attention from passers-by and the media. Green Councillor Gus Hoyt paid us a visit and we are very grateful for his help and others in Bristol City Council to make this happen. Late in the afternoon we were treated to a visit from Bristol's Mayor Mr George Ferguson who had broken away from a very busy day to give us support.


June 1st is of course Park on Park Street so what better way to extend our Pop Up Garden than to move it into the middle of Park Street in the courtyard of the Bristol Folk House and the Folk House Cafe. The garden will remain there until June 8th so go along and see it [and maybe eat some of our vegetables served from the cafe!


Find out where our Edible Garden is until the end of Chelsea Fringe


Find out more about Chelsea Fringe Bristol


Find out more about the Chelsea Fringe[London]


Praise Indeed!

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We get many nice things said about our Nursery and Garden Centre but it always nice to get a quote from someone well known and famous!


James Wong presents BBC Countryfile and had his own very successful TV series called 'Grow Your Own Drugs'.


James is an ethnobotanists and believes fervently that we need to reconnect with plants and food.


James recently Tweeted after he visited the nursery in spring 2013

"Awesome nursery, just as shame I don't live 100 miles closer"

Praise Indeed!


James' selection of less common edible plants that can be grown from seed and are available from Cleeve Nursery in the Suttons Seeds Homegrown Revolution range.

Top 25 Gourmet Garden Centres



The Daily Telegraph [Saturday 25th 2014] has placed the Box Tree Cafe at Cleeve Nursery amongst it's Top 25 Gourmet Garden Centres in Britain!


The paper says "This small but perfectly formed nursery boasts a matching cafe, offering a creative specials board and delicious home-made soups, toasted paninis and more. A wood burner and comfy sofa add to the positive vibes"


Read more about our award winning Box Tree Cafe at Cleeve Nursery near Bristol here



Bristol Green Capital 2015








Bristol is the European Green Capital in 2015!


We will be playing our part as a local business perhaps supplying the original 'green' product!


We have several exciting plans that we are working on at the moment and one of those involves ensuring that Bristol is included in a Gardening Roadshow that will be travelling around UK and Ireland throughout 2015.


We have already Pledged our support!


Find out more about Bristol Green Capital 2015

Other News and Events




Live Heron Cam

Every spring we show live TV footage from the most established nest in the Avon Wildlife Trust heronry that is on our doorstep.





Plant Pot Recycling

Plant pot recycling is important to us and one of the services that we provide to be more sustainable as a local business is plastic pot recycling.


Tool Recycling Scheme

Old unwanted tools are refurbished and given to worthy causes.


A Bit on the Side

We love to support local producers and have been selling Somerset's Rose Farm jams, pickles and relishes for a while now.

Not only do they taste superb but they make very amusing quirky gifts too!

Find them here in our award winning Box Tree Cafe.

30 Years at Cleeve Nursery


July 1st 2013 marks the start of Cleeve Nursery owners Alan and Felicity Down's 30th year!


In 1983 when they took over, weeds were taller than Alan and Felicity had two under fives to look after as well as the garden centre!


Cleeve Nursery had been a retail nursery since the 1930s.


A quote from an inherited customer ~"I always shopped here because I loved the challenge of finding a live plant!" ~ the Downs knew that things could only get better!

Royal Horticultural Society Events














RHS Recommended Events 2013


We have been asked again by the Royal Horticultural Society to host events in 2014 for both RHS members and non members. The next event will be on


Sept. 29th 19.30 Growing Container Vegetables by Alan Down, M. Hort


Are there any particular subjects that you think that we could cover for future RHS Recommended Events?

If there are, please send your suggestion here


RHS have also asked us to organise a Regional Lecture!

This will be in Nailsea during the evening of October 6th and we have yet to confirm the speaker. It will be someone well known so jot the date down in your diary now!


Mr & Mrs. Mike Musson of Westbury on Trym were the lucky winners of our recent free draw to go to RHS Centenary Chelsea Flower Show.


Here are some of the images that they brought back to share with us.


See more images from RHS Centenary Chelsea Flower Show.


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