Garden Cottage Nursery 1979 - Present

About Us

© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2017
Growing and Selling Plants in Tournaig For 38 Years
What It Is We Do
Our retail plant nursery is open from March to October. We try to offer a good selection of seasonal items such as flowering bulbs in spring and bedding plants in May and June, along with our year round mainstays of alpines, herbaceous and shrubs. We specialise in plants that will thrive in the tough windy conditions of the NW of Scotland.
From Seed Or Cutting To Sale
Throughout the summer months Lesley heads off with a van crammed with horticultural delights and can be found with her plant stall at these local markets: If you live a bit too far away from Tournaig to come round, but near enough to Ullapool or Lochcarron why not drop us a line by phone on 01445 781777 or by EMAIL a couple of days before the market and Lesley can bring along with her any special requests for you.
Markets
We grow a good number of the plants you will see on sale right from seeds or cuttings, others from small plants called liners or bought in as finished plants for (hopefully) immediate resale.
After he retired as gardener on Tournaig Estate Ron started selling second hand books. He sells a broad range of titles online and from ‘Ron’s Book Bothy’, upstairs in Poolewe Village Hall 2 miles south of our nursery. It is above Ron and Lesley’s daughter Alison’s Button Bothy jewellery workshop and studio. For more details see the Bookshops page.
Books
We use one of our polytunnels in the summer to grow young salad leaves for sale here, at the Poolewe Tuesday Market as well as supplying the delightful Bridge Cottage Cafe in Poolewe.
Salad
Although the Nursery shuts to the public at the end of October we keep on working. We are often asked the question “what do you do in the winter?” Well we tidy up the nursery  put plants away for the winter, placing those that need protection from the wet and cold under cover. Around the festive season Lesley sells bowls of hyacinths and hand made fresh wreaths and table decorations. A lot of the construction, repair and maintenance work to the nursery is done in the winter months when there are no customers in the way so we can make a mess in peace. Then of course being where we are there are plenty of winter storms to clear up after or in some years winter snow and ice problems.
“What Do You Do In The Winter?”
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© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2017
Growing and Selling Plants in Tournaig For 38 Years
What It Is We Do
Garden Cottage Nursery 1979 - Present

About Us

Our retail plant nursery is open from March to October. We try to offer a good selection of seasonal items such as flowering bulbs in spring and bedding plants in May and June, along with our year round mainstays of alpines, herbaceous and shrubs. We specialise in plants that will thrive in the tough windy conditions of the NW of Scotland.
From Seed Or Cutting To Sale
Throughout the summer months Lesley heads off with a van crammed with horticultural delights and can be found with her plant stall at these local markets: If you live a bit too far away from Tournaig to come round, but near enough to Ullapool or Lochcarron why not drop us a line by phone on 01445 781777 or by EMAIL a couple of days before the market and Lesley can bring along with her any special requests for you.
Markets
We grow a good number of the plants you will see on sale right from seeds or cuttings, others from small plants called liners or bought in as finished plants for (hopefully) immediate resale.
After he retired as gardener on Tournaig Estate Ron started selling second hand books. He sells a broad range of titles online and from ‘Ron’s Book Bothy’, upstairs in Poolewe Village Hall 2 miles south of our nursery. It is above Ron and Lesley’s daughter Alison’s Button Bothy jewellery workshop and studio. For more details see the Bookshops page.
Books
We use one of our polytunnels in the summer to grow young salad leaves for sale here, at the Poolewe Tuesday Market as well as supplying the delightful Bridge Cottage Cafe in Poolewe.
Salad
Although the Nursery shuts to the public at the end of October we keep on working. We are often asked the question “what do you do in the winter?” Well we tidy up the nursery  put plants away for the winter, placing those that need protection from the wet and cold under cover. Around the festive season Lesley sells bowls of hyacinths and hand made fresh wreaths and table decorations. A lot of the construction, repair and maintenance work to the nursery is done in the winter months when there are no customers in the way so we can make a mess in peace. Then of course being where we are there are plenty of winter storms to clear up after or in some years winter snow and ice problems.
“What Do You Do In The Winter?”