About Tissington Plant Nursery, Derbyshire
We are a family run nursery located in the idyllic village of Tissington which is in the heart of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park. The village forms part of the larger Tissington Estate which has been in the Fitzherbert family for hundreds of years.
Housed in the estate's walled Old Kitchen Gardens, Tissington Nursery retains many interesting original features including two Victorian Foster & Pearson glasshouses, boiler house, potting shed and pump house.
The nursery is approx 700ft (213m) above sea level and as you can imagine the winters are long and cold. During the cold 2010 winter we recorded night time temperatures of -25 Deg Celsius. The plants we produce (with a few exceptions) are hardy on the nursery indeed many of the varieties we grow are also planted in the garden.
A few years ago we began to plant a display garden. It is now four years old and is really beginning to come together. It is looking at it's best from late June until September.
"Each year our range of plants we offer change as new forms become available and we increase our stock of harder to propagate species...
I have a real passion for Herbaceous Perennials which is reflected in what we grow. Particular favourites include Achillea, Aster, Eupatorium, Hardy Geranium, Helianthus, Helenium, Nepeta, Phlox, Salvia, Sanguisorba, Sedum and Veronicastrum. Most of our perennials are great for Bees and Butterflies, indeed we have recorded 11 different species of Butterfly around the nursery and garden. We also have a fine range of alpines incuding many different Sempervivums and over 30 varieties of Dianthus (Garden Pinks)."
Mairi Longdon, Proprietor
Call 01335 390650