Have we been robbed of Summer this year?

Madrona Nursery has never seen a summer so wet, cold and windy. The plants that suffered the most were roses and peonies… Just when they finally started to show flower buds (about 3 weeks later than usual), the downpours started and damaged them resulting in smaller blooms which shed upon touch, or at the slightest of winds. Some blooms even suffered rot.

However the plants that absolutely thrived in this weather were the hydrangeas. Some of our gardeners have mentioned their bushes were bigger than ever, showing off their spectacular large flowers with rich colours. After all, the plant’s name in Latin means “water pitcher”. We have a splendid selection of hydrangea paniculata cv:s available at the moment and we are of the opinion that every garden needs a hydrangea so we recommend you grab one (or more) of these beauties!

We have now entered autumn and many of us are thinking of preparing our gardens for winter. If you find a gap in your borders, we would love to help you find the perfect plant to fill it! Besides, now is the best time to plant new plants and trees.

You can visit us anytime during our opening hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 1pm – 5pm. After 31 October we are open during the week, but if you are travelling some distance, we recommend emailing on info@madrona.co.uk or calling beforehand to avoid disappointment. Our regular opening hours will resume again from Saturday 12 March 2022.

Ylva, Liam & The Madrona Nursery Team

Spring, how we welcome you so!

Spring has come round again, and not before time! I think we can all agree, that this winter has felt exceptionally long and miserable. The Lockdown is very soon going to be lifted, but even before then, our local customers have started to return, as gardening, and browsing and buying garden plants, are seen as essential. And of course we all know that’s true! Where would we have been this last year without our gardens?  

Here at Madrona Nursery, we have spent the winter months getting ready for a new, and hopefully more normal, season. Beds have been cleaned, plants have been divided, potted on or up, we have restocked with some interesting and unusual varieties, and the tea shop will soon have had it’s annual deep clean.  

There is much to make everyone happy and we are excited to welcome you, our dear customers, back. So, please come along, feast your eyes on all the new and familiar plants liberally spread around our quirky and unique site. Sit in the sun, or shelter in the poly tunnels during a spring shower. Enjoy a cuppa and a slice of the famous fruit cake, let’s have some banter and some serious talk about plants, plants and more plants!

Our opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm

Ylva, Liam & The Madrona Nursery Team

Winter Opening Times

We are busy preparing for the start of 2021 season as we are only 1 month away from reopening the Nursery as per our usual opening times.

Please note that we still have limited opening times during winter. We are only open for collection and by appointment.

Please phone us on 01233 820100 before you visit to check availability and to arrange a time for your visit to avoid disappointment or a wasted trip.

We are truly excited to welcome you to Madrona Nursery from March. More information about dates and opening hours will be available soon.

Christmas at Madrona Nursery

All of us at Madrona Nursery would like to wish you Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Limited winter opening hours;
Mon-Thur: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 3:30pm
Weekends closed until 13 March 2021

We have Gift Vouchers available, issued to any amount. Give us a call on 01233-820100.

We hope to see you at our Nursery very soon!

Open for Business

We continue to be open for business 7 days per week, 10 am – 5 pm.

Payment is contactless, whenever possible, or by card or cash. We supply hand sanitiser at the till for added hygiene and ask you to wear a mask while paying. Outside areas are fine to visit without a face covering.

Our little Tower Tea Room is open again – seating is outside for reasons of social distancing, but the famous fruitcake is available, as always!

We are also still more than happy to accept local orders for delivery, either via our Contact page, or via direct email to: info@madrona.co.uk. We can drop your plants off in a designated place without any contact face-to-face, or just observe strict social distancing.

The latest catalogue can be found here and wewill also happily send a current stock sheet in Excel format upon request.

I am also happy to carry on creating planting schemes and other aspects of garden design.

Ylva, Liam & The Madrona Nursery Team