Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 15/08/2015
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
Website Redesign
We’ve remade our website. It should now be more readable on mobile devices. please bear with us while the kinks are ironed-out. and let us know if you spot any glaring omissions or errors.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Indian Summer… Well We Can Hope
This has to have been one of the worst “summers” in the Northwest Highlands in living memory. I struggle to remember more than two consecutive nice days and clothes have remained multi layered throughout, perhaps we’ll see an upturn before the clocks change?!
Late Summer Perennials
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
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  Upcoming dates:  22nd August Lochcarron Producers Day - in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month: 28th August If you want Lesley to bring you a particular plant e-mail or phone ahead on 01445781777
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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, 2015
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.
The calender tells us we are in August now, even if no one can remember any weather to indicate we’ve been through several months of summer already. Most plants seem to have worked out autumn is due though and the masses of late flowering perennial are starting to come on stream… Crocosmia, Agapanthus and many more.
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Tough and beautiful plants grown in the Scottish Highlands

Welcome

Site Updated 15/08/2015
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.
eXTReMe Tracker
© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2015
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
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
Late Summer Perennials
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Website Redesign
We’ve remade our website. It should now be more readable on mobile devices. please bear with us while the kinks are ironed-out. and let us know if you spot any glaring omissions or errors.
Stormy Loch Thurnaig
Indian Summer… Well We Can Hope
This has to have been one of the worst “summers” in the Northwest Highlands in living memory. I struggle to remember more than two consecutive nice days and clothes have remained multi layered throughout, perhaps we’ll see an upturn before the clocks change?!
The calender tells us we are in August now, even if no one can remember any weather to indicate we’ve been through several months of summer already. Most plants seem to have worked out autumn is due though and the masses of late flowering perennial are starting to come on stream… Crocosmia, Agapanthus  and many more.
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  Upcoming dates:  22nd August Lochcarron Producers Day - in Lochcarron Village Hall the last Friday of each month: 28th August If you want Lesley to bring you a particular plant e-mail or phone ahead on 01445781777