Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 06/04/2021
We are a family-run retail plant nursery. We have been growing and selling an extremely wide selection of plants here in the beautiful and rugged Scottish Highlands since 1979. We have for sale: Alpines, Bedding Plants, Bulbs, Dwarf Conifers, Ferns, Grasses, Heathers, Herbs, House Plants, Perennials, Shrubs, And a few Trees. The majority of our plants are grown on site with care and love by Ben and Lesley Rushbrooke. We are not a Garden Centre, so no tearoom or gift shop, all our effort goes into producing top quality and excellent value plants. We offer an unmatched range of plants suitable for the West Coast of Scotland.
We have a regularly updated and almost fully illustrated availability list searchable by name, cultural preferences and such, so now you can see just what shrubs we have for windy wet and shady sites. We grow loads of very wind hardy shrubs, like Olearia, Hebe, Brachyglottis, Escallonia and Ozothamnus. We also grow lots of bog plant like Primula, Astilbe and Iris. We’ve also a fondness for woodland plants like Erythronium, Trillium and Kirengeshoma.  
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Opening Times
10am to 6pm.    Monday to Saturday.    March to end of October or by appointment. We are near Poolewe in Wester Ross, in the remote & beautiful North West Highlands of Scotland and 2kms north of the world renowned Inverewe Gardens. See our directions page for details of how to get here.
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What We Grow
The prevailing conditions in our area is lots of salty wind, high rainfall and fairly mild but long winters, as well as lots of poor, shallow, highly acidic peaty soils. We specialise in plants to suit these conditions. ‘Conventional’ gardening difficult here and there is little readily available information on how to grow plants in our conditions. So we have written several informational pieces to help customers choose the right plants.
© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2021
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Find Us On Facebook
Click the logo to see our Facebook page. Lesley and Ben post to it fairly regularly to let everyone know what we’re up to.
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OPEN AGAIN!
The Nursery is open to the public once again. Current restrictions in Scotland allow you to travel to a nursery or garden centre within you local authority region, i.e. Highland. Our sales area is entirely outdoors with plenty of room for customers to safley browse. You can also phone ahead (01445 781777 or 07468 250719) a ‘Click & Collect’ order to be picked up from our carpark. Please visit our Facebook page to see some nice seasonal collections that you to order.
Doing It For The ‘Gram
Most days Ben takes a few snaps of flowers in The Nursery and adds them to his Instagram story, it’s a good way to get an idea of what we have that is looking good on the nursery right now.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 06/04/2021
We are a family-run retail plant nursery. We have been growing and selling an extremely wide selection of plants here in the beautiful and rugged Scottish Highlands since 1979. We have for sale: Alpines, Bedding Plants, Bulbs, Dwarf Conifers, Ferns, Grasses, Heathers, Herbs, House Plants, Perennials, Shrubs, And a few Trees. The majority of our plants are grown on site with care and love by Ben and Lesley Rushbrooke. We are not a Garden Centre, so no tearoom or gift shop, all our effort goes into producing top quality and excellent value plants. We offer an unmatched range of plants suitable for the West Coast of Scotland.
© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2021
Founder of the nursery Ron Rushbrooke now sells second hand books through the internet and from Ron’s Book Bothy upstairs in Poolewe Village Hall above his daughter Alison’s Button Bothy jewellery studio. Some of Ron’s Books can be found on ABE Books and at his ebay Store.
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We have a regularly updated and almost fully illustrated availability list searchable by name, cultural preferences and such, so now you can see just what shrubs we have for windy wet and shady sites. We grow loads of very wind hardy shrubs, like Olearia, Hebe, Brachyglottis, Escallonia and Ozothamnus. We also grow lots of bog plant like Primula, Astilbe and Iris. We’ve also a fondness for woodland plants like Erythronium, Trillium and Kirengeshoma.  
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Opening Times
10am to 6pm.    Monday to Saturday.    March to end of October or by appointment. We are near Poolewe in Wester Ross, in the remote & beautiful North West Highlands of Scotland and 2kms north of the world renowned Inverewe Gardens. See our directions page for details of how to get here.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
What We Grow
The prevailing conditions in our area is lots of salty wind, high rainfall and fairly mild but long winters, as well as lots of poor, shallow, highly acidic peaty soils. We specialise in plants to suit these conditions. ‘Conventional’ gardening difficult here and there is little readily available information on how to grow plants in our conditions. So we have written several informational pieces to help customers choose the right plants.
Find Us On Facebook
Click the logo to see our Facebook page. Lesley and Ben post to it fairly regularly to let everyone know what we’re up to.
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OPEN AGAIN!
The Nursery is open to the public once again. Current restrictions in Scotland allow you to travel to a nursery or garden centre within you local authority region, i.e. Highland. Our sales area is entirely outdoors with plenty of room for customers to safley browse. You can also phone ahead (01445 781777 or 07468 250719) a ‘Click & Collect’ order to be picked up from our carpark. Please visit our Facebook page to see some nice seasonal collections that you to order.
Doing It For The ‘Gram
Most days Ben takes a few snaps of flowers in The Nursery and adds them to his Instagram story, it’s a good way to get an idea of what we have that is looking good on the nursery right now.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig