Welcome to Pottertons Nursery

MAIL ORDER - Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs & Woodland plants - ORDER NOW


GREETINGS. The nursery has been awarded 7 Chelsea Flower show GOLD medals and is open to visitors on TUESDAY to FRIDAY 10am to 3pm, February to October, at other times of the year by prior appointment. Our extensive sales area is restocked weekly, offering a huge range of Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Woodland plants. We have a lovely selection of display areas featuring many of the plants we offer, in raised beds, troughs, crevice and woodland beds.

Sales area

We are a traditional family run specialist nursery which grows and supplies an extensive selection by MAIL ORDER and at the many shows we attend throughout the UK or directly from our nursery.

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The nursery was opened in 1971 and since then we have conducted our mail order business through our printed catalogue in paper format, although the relatively recent boom in internet use has resulted in an increasing proportion of orders been taken through this web site.

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Our current catalogues are included on this site and orders may be made using the secure on-line ordering systems. If you require advice or assistance contact the nursery by e-mail and you will receive a prompt reply. We can supply our full range by mail order to customers throughout the UK excluding Channel Isles and Northern Ireland.


We are extensively a mail order business but also open to visitors March to October. Pre-booked, confirmed orders may be collected on a visit and friendly advice or assistance is available, if required. Thinking of growing alpines for the first time??? Come along and get advice from Rob, Jackie or Hannah.



Open Days

Our Special Open Days at the nursery in 2023:

Friday 7th April
10pm to 3pm
Open Spring Day
Refreshments available

Saturday 20th May
10am to 3pm
May Open Day
Refreshments available

Saturday 15th July
10am to 3pm
Summer Open Day
Refreshments available

Saturday 16th September
10am to 3pm
Autumn Bulb Day
Refreshments available

Come along to buy from an extensive selection of Alpines, Bulbs, Dwarf Conifers and Woodland Plants.

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Forthcoming Events

  • Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 July
    GREAT DIXTER House & Gardens SUMMER Plant Fair, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH
  • Sunday 28 July
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR 1620 House & Gardens, Donigton le Heath, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 2FW
  • Wednesday 31 July
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Cholmondeley House & Gardens, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8HN
  • Sunday 4 August
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Southwell Minster Gardens, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD
  • Sunday 11 August
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Capesthorn Hall, Congleton Road, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9JY
  • Sunday & Monday 25 & 26 August
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR The Dorothy Clive Garden, Willoughbridge, Market Drayton TF9 4EU
  • Saturday 31 August
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Bodenham Arboretum, Wolverly, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 5SY
  • Sunday 1 September
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Ness Botanic Garden, Neston, South Wirral CH64 4AY
  • Sunday 1 September
    RARE PLANT FAIR Adwell House, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 7DQ
  • Friday 6 September
    The Generous Gardener SPECIALIST PLANT FAIR, Charlton Farm, Pink Lane, Malmesbury, SN16 9DS.
  • Sunday 8 September
    PLANT HUNTERS FAIR Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, near Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8LE
  • Saturday 14 September
  • Sunday 22 September
    RARE PLANT FAIR Llanover House, Llanover, Abergavenny NP7 9EF
  • Saturday 28 September
    SRGC Autumn, Howden Park Centre, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland EH54 6AE
  • Saturday 28 September
    ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY Loughborough, Humphrey Perkins School, Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar LE12 8JU
  • Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6 October
    GREAT DIXTER House & Gardens Plant Fair, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6PH

Click Here for Full information on all forthcoming events.

RSS Plant of the Week:

Cyclamen hederifolium 'Red Sky' (deliver Sept to October)
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Red Sky' (deliver Sept to October)
This is an amazing, distinct selection which is noted for its outstanding deep purple-magenta, dark flowers. Limited availability.
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