Avondale is a nursery that specialises in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials, bamboos, grasses and ferns. The display garden contains most of the plants, including over fifty varieties of Michaelmas daisy. Most varieties are available to buy in the nursery. For those not yet available, visitors can make a note of the plants they like and be sent a reminder the following year along with a newsletter.

 If you are a garden club/society, you can arrange a Garden visit, which includes an informal introduction and ample opportunity for questions about the plants. Light refreshments can also be provided. The enthusiastic Brian Ellis is renowned for the talks that he gives on a variety of subjects, which can be customised for individual groups. www.avondalenursery.co.uk

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David Cheshire Bonsai - specialist nursery growers of bonsai from starter to mature specimens with raw material, pots and sundries always available. Japanese garden design, installation & maintenance.

Bonsai care, advice, training & styling workshops, with Bonsai courses suitable for the beginner to special techniques dedicated to those with greater experience.

The nursery also incorporates the former John Gillies nursery that specialises in choice and rare plants.

Visit the website for more information and to shop online. www.davidcheshirebonsai.co.uk

Russells is a family run garden centre and nursery. Acres of pleasure gardens and large maze. Biggest display of paving and landscaping products in the country.Home grown quality plants. Expert advice on all aspects of gardening. Large selection of composts, pots, chemicals and garden sundries. Open 7 days a week. www.russellsgardencentre.co.uk

Smith's Nurseries was established in 1942 and more than 80% of the stock is grown on our site in Baginton. We have shrubs, bedding, bulbs, seeds, fruit and ornamental trees, including topiary species, hedging and Christmas trees.

You can buy a wide variety of items in our shop including pots, tools, greenhouses, watering systems, bird care products and ornaments. We can also supply landscape gardening, commercial planting and consultancy services. www.smithsnurseries.co.uk