Site Updated 19/04/2014 We are a family-run  retail plant nursery. We have been growing  & selling an extremely  wide selection of plants  here in the 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 grown on  site with care & love by  Ben & Lesley  Rushbrooke. We are not a Garden  Centre, so no tea room  or gift shop, all our  effort goes into  producing top quality &  excellent value plants.  The Met Office Local  Weather forecast: Opening Hours 10am to 6pm.  Monday to Saturday.  March to October We are now Open Again, please come and see us. 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. Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg' Made with Xara © Garden Cottage Nursery, 2014 Welcome Tough and Beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands. Our Stock reflects the prevailing conditions here, with lots of salty wind, high rainfall & fairly mild but  long winters, as well as lots of poor, shallow, highly acidic peaty soils.  As such  conditions make some forms of ‘conventional’ gardening difficult & there is little readily  available information on how to grow plants up here we have written several  informational pieces to help customers get the most from their gardens or just to know more about what make plants tick.  Amongst Our Stock We have many Brachyglottis, Hebe, Olearia & Ozothamnus. We offer more varieties than anyone else of Olearia, a genus of great variety and utility. We also offer much else  besides that is rare & unusual as well as some of the more run-of-the-mill old favourites.  Other popular specialities include the bog loving ‘candelabra’ Primulas, Erythronium for  the spring through to Crocosmia for the autumn. Visit Wester Ross Our nursery is located in a beautiful part of the country and itself is in a lovely sheltered  setting with the sales frames arranged around the garden. Surprisingly though we are  not all that is worth seeing hereabouts. When you are done here please follow this link to a useful to make people aware of what’s going on and accommodation in our area. Second Hand Books 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.  Gallery Pictures speak a thousand words, and when it comes to describing plants those words  are mostly Latin jargon, so if you don’t know your cordate from your palmate having a  picture helps. Nearly every plant that goes through the nursery gets it’s photo taken, we  are uploading most of these plant portraits to the photo sharing site Flickr. We keep  adding more photos all the time and we regularly update the index here. If you would like some free cut-out & keep desktop backgrounds? Here are  some pretty pictures for you. We’ve just added a couple more backgrounds. Clematis montana var. wilsonii Flickr Slide show 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 & a description.
eXTReMe Tracker
Garden Cottage Nursery On The Road Throughout the warmer months Lesley has a stall at various local markets: Poolewe Tuesday Market - Every Tuesday in Poolewe Hall (also with books). From soon Lesley will also return to: Ullapool Market - Fortnightly on Saturdays in front of the Seaforth Hotel. Lochcarron Producers Day - in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month.  If you want us to bring a certain plant with her e-mail or phone ahead on 01445 781777
7-A-Day, Nay Bother! So we offer hundreds of excellent ornamental plants to allow you to make a stunning  garden even in the most difficult situations, but what if you want something a bit more  practical?  Well every year we also offer a selection of veg plants for the budding grow-  your-own types. For now we have a broad selection of different brassicas, this year in  new convenient plastic packs of six seedlings (great, less polystyrene to blow around the  place) for £2.50 each. We Now also have pots of leeks, strawberries, as well as tomatoes  courgettes and cucumbers for those with greenhouses. Stylidium graminifolium

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

NEW!  Searchable Availability List Through much ham-fisted coding Ben has managed to make our (semi)regularly updated 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!  Lambs and Tulips As we pass Easter and head into the home straight of April we bid farewell to the early  heralds of the spring like Erythronium and Daffs and welcome along with fields of new  born lambs late spring flowers like species Tulips and we enjoy the first flushes of green  from our herbaceous perennials with the prospect of more excitement to come. Looking especially luscious on The Nursery just now are Tulipa ‘Little Princess’, Olearia phlogopappa ‘Comber’s Blue’ and Caltha palustris var. palustris. Helleborus Red Lady Poolewe Tuesday Market It is spring, the tourist season is looming and everyone is coming out of hibernation. So the Poolewe Tuesday Market is up and running again come and see us and loads of  other local craftspeople at Poolewe Village Hall from 10am on Tuesdays. Helleborus Red Lady