Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 17/05/2016
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.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Summer Bedding Plants Now Available
Summer and midges have rolled around again and we have a broad range of colourful bedding-out plants for flower beds, tubs and hanging baskets.
Looking Good Right Now:
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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, Kirengeshoma and Rhododendron.  
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Opening Times
10am to 6pm.    Monday to Saturday.    March to Late 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.  ‘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.
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Markets
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Flickr Slideshow Click on play to see a seasonal selection of the images we have uploaded to the photo sharing site Flickr. Double   click   on   a   picture   to   see   the   photo   on   our   Flickr   photostream,   clicking   the   “Show   Info”   bar   shows   the   name   of   the   plant   and a brief description of it where we’ve written one.
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© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2016
Founder of the nursery Ron Rushbrooke now sells second hand books through the internet, on ebay and from Ron’s Book Bothy upstairs in Poolewe Village Hall above his daughter Alison’s Button Bothy jewellery studio. Ron’s Books can be found on ABE Books and at his ebay Store.
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Find Us On Facebook
Click the logo to see our Facebook page. We’ll try to post to it fairly regularly to let everyone know what were up to.
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Throughout the warmer months Lesley has a stall at various local markets: Poolewe Tuesday Market - Every Tuesday in Poolewe Hall (also with books).  Ullapool Market - Generally Fortnightly, plus some extra weeks, on Saturdays, in  front of the Seaforth Hotel (28th May, 11th June, 25th June) Lochcarron Producers Day - in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month (27th May, 24th June). If you want Lesley to bring you a particular plant e-mail or phone ahead on 01445781777
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Add Sparkle To Your Dinner
Liberal application of herbs can make even a dull, bland dish into a mouth party. We’ve a massive range of common and more unconventional culinary herbs.
Lysichiton americanus, the Western Skunk Cabbage, has recently been added to the list of banned plants. Spring visitors to the Nursery can see why with, the banks of the small river along our driveway liberally covered with this North American escapee.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Get those Bushes In TODAY
Coastal gardeners get digging now for it is a great time to plant shrubs. The worst gales are behind us and bushes planted now have a whole summer of growing ahead of them before it goes blowy again.
Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 17/05/2016
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.
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© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2016
Looking Good Right Now:
Founder of the nursery Ron Rushbrooke now sells second hand books through the internet, on ebay and from Ron’s Book Bothy upstairs in Poolewe Village Hall above his daughter Alison’s Button Bothy jewellery studio. Ron’s Books can be found on ABE Books and at his ebay Store.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Summer Bedding Plants Now Available
Summer and midges have rolled around again and we have a broad range of colourful bedding-out plants for flower beds, tubs and hanging baskets.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
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, Kirengeshoma and Rhododendron.  
Flickr Slideshow Click on play to see a seasonal selection of the images we have uploaded to the photo sharing site Flickr. Double    click    on    a    picture    to    see    the    photo    on    our    Flickr photostream,   clicking   the   “Show   Info”   bar   shows   the   name   of   the plant and a brief description of it where we’ve written one.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Opening Times
10am to 6pm.    Monday to Saturday.    March to Late 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.  ‘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.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Markets
Throughout the warmer months Lesley has a stall at various local markets: Poolewe Tuesday Market - Every Tuesday in Poolewe Hall (also with books).  Ullapool Market - Generally Fortnightly, plus some extra weeks, on Saturdays, in  front of the Seaforth Hotel (28th May, 11th June, 25th June) Lochcarron Producers Day - in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month (27th May, 24th June). If you want Lesley to bring you a particular plant e-mail or phone ahead on 01445781777
Find Us On Facebook
Click the logo to see our Facebook page. We’ll try to post to it fairly regularly to let everyone know what were up to.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Add Sparkle To Your Dinner
Liberal application of herbs can make even a dull, bland dish into a mouth party. We’ve a massive range of common and more unconventional culinary herbs.
Lysichiton americanus, the Western Skunk Cabbage, has recently been added to the list of banned plants. Spring visitors to the Nursery can see why with, the banks of the small river along our driveway liberally covered with this North American escapee.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Get those Bushes In TODAY
Coastal gardeners get digging now for it is a great time to plant shrubs. The worst gales are behind us and bushes planted now have a whole summer of growing ahead of them before it goes blowy again.