useful links

advice and information

Jake Hobson - Niwaki Blog
Jake has had a blog for a few years now and it is one of our favorites.

The Royal Horticultural Society (R.H.S.)
The RHS is the world's leading horticultural organisation. Their website is full of useful information and advice.  A must for all gardeners.        

Tree Shapers
Creative tree surgery taken to its logical conclusion. Brilliant stuff - essential viewing.      

garden products                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Melcourt Compost                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We are proud to say that we pot all our plants and trees in a sustainable peat free growing medium.

Gaze Burvill
Quality outdoor furniture using oak and marine grade stainless steel.          

Les Jardins du Roi Soleil
Château de Versailles orange tree boxes made of cast iron and solid oak. These boxes are extremely strong and can be planted with palms, laurels, coniferous trees etc.      

Niwaki
We supply some of these products but you must acquaint yourself with the remarkable Mr Hobson anyway (another member of the AP alumni).                 

Room in the Garden
A wide range of plant supports, arches, gazebos and furniture, hand crafted in England using traditional methods and quality materials.

places to visit

Borde Hill
A stunning and botanically rich garden, set within over 150 acres of parkland. Located close to Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Denmans Garden
A great garden full of ideas to take home. Plus a plant centre with over 1500 varieties of rare and unusual plants for sale.

Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew and Wakehurst
Not only a fabulous collection of trees, shrubs and plants but also a wonderful day out. 

Tresco
The Abbey Garden in Tresco, Scilly Isles, is a perennial Kew without the glass, hosting 20,000 exotic plants.

non gardening sites

Matthew Burt
Great teak woodwork.

Molecular Expressions
Fabulous. Soar through space starting at 10 million light years away from the Milky Way down through to a single proton in Florida in decreasing orders of magnitude.

Paul Cox
The lovely illustrations on our website, in our catalogue and seen around the nursery are by the immensely talented Mr. Cox.

The Linen Shop
This is a fantastic place for woven fabrics, which can be hand made into curtains, blinds and cushions amoung many other items.

Timothy Richards
If you have an interest in architecture (we do), then you'll love the miniature representations of some of the world's most beautiful buildings. You'll see some of his bookends demonstrating classical orders of architecture at our Nursery. Timothy Richards is a genius.

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