We are open right through the weekend and, yes, that does include Sunday! Since we grow such a high percentage of what we sell and because our shop is quite small, we can open when others can not.
Easter Chicks Hatching
Hopefully we will have chicks hatching right through the weekend but this is in the hands of nature!
Bring along your kids and watch the action!
Patio Plants and Basket Plants
Many of these are already on sale and by Easter we should have virtually the whole range on offer.
Outdoor Garden Plants
This is out strongest area with just so many good garden plants to choose from but here are a few to consider - Rhododendrons, Pieris, lavender, climbers, Daphne, Camellia and great roses!
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"
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"
Garden Re Leaf Day March 14th
Once again we are raising money and having fun in aid of that great charity Greenfingers!
Greenfingers Charity builds gardens for children's hospice throughout the country and gives the opportunity for kids with life threatening diseases to get outside and have a bit of fun.
but this year we are also planning cream teas cooked by various members of our team.
Result? We raised an amazing £490!
Other News and Events
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.
Old unwanted tools are refurbished and given to worthy causes.
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.
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