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The Old Kitchen Gardens Tissington Ashbourne Derbyshire DE6 1RA

Tel: 01335 390650 Email:

The nursery will reopen for the 2024 on 1st April.  We look forward to welcoming you back.

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We are a small family run plant nursery located in the idyllic village of Tissington which is in the heart of the beautiful 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 extreme winter of 2010 we recorded night time temperatures of -25 Deg Celsius.

All of our perennials are grown on the nursery using Melcourt Sylvamix Peat Free Compost.  We have been 100% Peat Free since 2017 and are constantly working towards increase sustainability.  The plants we produce (with a few exceptions) are hardy in Tissington and should do well in your garden.

Royal Horticultural Society

Silver Medal Winners at RHS Chatsworth 2017 and 2018

Silver Gilt Medal Winners at RHS Tatton 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and

RHS Chatsworth 2019

Gold Medal Winners at RHS Hampton Court 2023 and RHS Tatton 2023







In the summer of 2017 we attended our first RHS show at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.  We were very proud to put on a display in the Devonshire Floral Marquee and even prouder to win a Silver Medal.  Our display was named 'Stepping Into The Peak District' and was inspired by our surroundings at Tissington. 
In 2023 we are so proud to have won our first RHS Gold Medals winning them back to back at Hampton Court and Tatton Park.

For 2024 we have exciting show news coming soon.


'If you take any flower you please and look it over and turn it about and smell it and feel it and try to find out all its little secrets, not of flower only but of leaf, bud and stem as well, you will discover many wonderful things. This is how you make friends with plants, and very good friends you will find them to the end of our lives.'  Getrude Jekyll


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