East Northdown Farm Plant Nurseries in Margate Kent
East Northdown Farm, in Margate, Kent is our home nursery in the North East corner of Kent, plants are propagated from stock plants in the gardens that have been proven to suit the local chalk soil, low rainfall and drying winds, including many tender ‘sea-side’ plants. A full range of bedding, veg plants and ‘old fashioned’ conservatory plants are also grown. These plants are listed in our online catalogue with RHS nursery location code SEND (South:- East North Down).
As well as coastal and chalk loving plants we are able to offer pond, meadow and ericaceous plants from our sister nursery in the Midlands, for those who have the right conditions to grow these, as well as our own Christmas trees, and field grown trees in season. Between the two sites we are able to offer a uniquely comprehensive range of garden plants for growing conditions across the country. These are listed on our on line catalogue at www.botanyplants.co.uk.
We have extensive plantings around the carparks, road frontage and business centre as well as the farmhouse gardens. Plants are chosen to cope with local chalky and coastal conditions and include many rare or unusual slightly tender ‘Mediterranean’ plants.
Visitors can explore the gardens at anytime during opening hours, at no charge.
Taddy’s Barn Tearooms are normally open daily, offering teas and light lunches. It is an excellent venue to meet friends or to take a break from exploring the Gardens, local beeches or Margate’s up and coming art scene and retro shops. The Tearooms and Art Studio have been run by a local community group who are now relocating and is now to be run by Carol Lechev , our resident award winning beekeeper at “Botany Bay Bee Farm” from the 7th Sept 2015.
William gives gardening talks to local clubs and societies and also guided walks through the gardens on charity open days in the summer. These are also arranged for schools and clubs for summer outings by appointment. At other times notes on what is flowering in the garden are available, and staff on hand to answer questions.
Whilst most of our customers live locally, we also get to see lots of holidaymakers, too, who are staying in the nearby towns or visiting relatives in the area. Our selection and prices are hard to beat.
We are always happy to see any visitors and you can be sure of a warm welcome when visiting the nursery.
Plant Nursery plan