Made in North Somerset Festival
Join us for a couple of events that are part of the Made in North Somerset Festival this autumn.
Take a guided tour of Cleeve Nursery’s Production Nursery with one of their growers! This area is closed to the public and so you would gain an exclusive insight into how the thousands of plants are grown for Cleeve’s Garden Centre. See new varieties in the pipeline and discuss how to grow these and the other 750 varieties of hardy plants that are in production on site.
Weds Sept 24th 11am.
Stout footwear advised.
Re-Planting Outdoor Containers for autumn, winter and spring colour!Watch a demonstration and pick up great tips from one of Cleeve Nursery’s plant experts! See how those tired patio and terrace pots can be given a new lease of life and give you colour for the next 8 months!
Tues. Sept 23rd 11am.
Tickets £5 includes a drink from the Box Tree Cafe.
Booking in advance imperative for both events. Tel. 01934 832134 [9-6] or contact us here.
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 tweeted after he visited the nursery in spring 2013
"Awesome nursery, just as shame I don't live 100 miles closer"
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.
British BBQ Charcoal
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?
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 exciting plans that we are working on with the Edible Bus Stop Group at the moment and this 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!
Other News and Events
Yew for Cancer Cure
From August to the end of October we will be acting as the collection centre for yew hedge clippings. These are turned into life saving cancer treatment [Taxol].
Ask us more about what we are looking for and remember that it shouldn't be woody, it should be reasonably fresh and should not have heated up. 179kg sent already and 100+ kg awaiting collection!
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 is important to us and one of the services that we provide to be more sustainable as a local business is plastic pot recycling.
More on our plastic pot recycling here
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.
Plant of September
is the Plant of the Month for September.
Garden Photographer of the Year Jason Ingram has an eye for good plants and it is his selection.
Naturally we have grown plenty of these beautiful plants in our nursery.
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 19.30-21.30
Growing Container Vegetables by Alan Down, M. Hort
Tickets now on sale £5 [RHS members] £7 non members.
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.
For 2015 we have some exciting plans to have guest speakers Mark Diacono and Lia Leenderz present these
Special RHS Recommended Events.
Mr & Mrs. Mike Musson of Westbury on Trym were the lucky winners of our 2013 free draw to go to RHS Centenary Chelsea Flower Show.
Here are some of the images that they brought back to share with us.
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