Dundee Flower & Food Festival

We are off to Dundee Flower & Food Festival this week with lots of plants for late summer interest as well as young plants ready to plant now for next spring and summer including asters, heleniums, crocosmias, geraniums and an interesting selection of choice plants for shade. Late summer grasses are also looking really good just now and we will  have a good selection which will add interest to your garden all winter. All our plants are grown by us here in Newton Stewart and are a hardy bunch! The weather here has been awful for the past few weeks so they’ve had to be tough to survive! It looks as if the sun might shine on Dundee this weekend so come and see us on Friday 10-5 , Saturday 10-5.30,Sunday 10-5.30. It’s a really interesting show with lots to see for the whole family. Alex Reynolds of Pretty Ugly Plants will also be making the trip from Newton Stewart with his amazing carnivorous and companion plants.

Please note , the nursery will be closed until Monday 4th September at 10.00.

Ayr Flower Show

We will be at Ayr Flower Show on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August. This is a brand new event for gardeners and will be held at Ayr Racecourse. Admission is £5 and the show opens at 10 and closes at 5 each day.

The nursery will be closed as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday but we will also be closed on Thursday and Saturday this week. Open as usual on Friday.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May

Please note, the nursery will be open as usual on Saturday. Giles will be at Wigtown Market .

On Sunday the nursery will be closed. I will be at Kirkcudbright Producers Market. Giles will be at Threave Plant Fair from 10 – 3.

Next week we will be heading off to Gardening Scotland. The nursery will be open on Monday, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then open from Thursday until the following Monday.

We hope to see you at one of these events and apologise for any inconvenience. Please see our Facebook page for further updates.

Sunday 14th May

The nursery will be closed today as we are at Hutton in the Forest Plant Fair. We will be open as usual on Monday morning at 10.00. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Kirkcudbright Plant Fair Sunday 30th April Harbour Square 10-3

Just a reminder that we will be shut on Sunday 30th April for the annual Spring Plant Fair. This is always a busy event so get there early for the pick of the region’s plants! We are also heading off to Garden Show Ireland this week at Antrim Castle Gardens. The nursery will be open as usual…manned by our daughter Jenny who will be delighted to see you.We will also be shut on Sunday 14th May as we will be at Hutton in the Forest Food & Plant Fair.

Easter Weekend

Giles will be at Wigtown Market on Easter Saturday with lots of lovely plants. The nursery will be open from 10-5 throughout the Easter weekend. Fingers crossed for lovely weather!

Dates for 2017

The sun has been shining on Elmlea this week and there has certainly been plenty happening. Giles is busy in the greenhouse potting, dividing and looking after thousands of exciting seedlings. We are also getting organised for this year’s show season. This year we will be travelling to Antrim again for Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens on 5th 6th and 7th May. On Sunday 14th May we will be in Cumbria at Hutton in the Forest for their Plant & Food Fair. On Sunday 28th May there will be a Chelsea Fringe event at Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas. All sorts of horticultural workshops etc will be taking place (more details to follow) but there will be a plant fair on the Sunday.On 2nd 3rd and 4th June we will be at Gardening Scotland at Ingliston which promises to be a great event this year. Later in the year we will be at Dundee Food & Flower Festival on 1st 2nd and 3rd of September. Other show dates to follow. Giles will also be at Wigtown Market every Saturday from Easter and at Kirkcudbright Producers Market on the 4th Sunday of every mont.

Although we are still sending out mail orders, the information on the website is not reliably up to date at the moment. My fault! I will be working on this over the next few weeks and hopefully adding many more images to help you make your selection. Meantime, we are always available to answer any questions. Just give us a call if you have any special requests. Not everything is on the website! We are always on the lookout for new plants and have some exciting new additions this year.

We are looking forward to seeing you all either here or at one of the above events this season. The nursery will be fully open at the end of March but please feel free to drop in before then. We are open from 10.00- 5.00 from Thursday to Monday.

Merry Christmas!

Season’s Greetings to all our customers. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very good gardening year in 2017. We will be at Garden Show Ireland in May and Gardening Scotland in June. Othe dates and details will follow in the New Year.

Autumn Closure

Autumn is well and truly here and we are ready for a rest! The nursery will be closed from today. Although we will “open” again on 17th October we will be in full autumn tidy up mode by then!Thankyou to all our lovely customers -both here and at all the shows. It’s been quite a challenging year but a good one. We hope to see you all in the new season. Giles has been busy and I can promise lots of exciting new plants for next year. Have a good winter!


Autumn Shows

It’s another busy week here at Elmlea. The nursery will be closed tomorrow (Sunday 28th August) as Giles will be at Kirkcudbright Producers’ Market and I will be at the Plant Fair at Logan Botanics. The market is in the Soaperie Gardens from 11 till 3. The Plant fair is in the car park at Logan from 10.30 till 3. We will be open on Monday as usual and then closed until Monday 5th September for Dundee Food and Flower Festival. It’s a lovely show in Camperdown Park. We’re really looking forward to seeing all our east coast friends again.

Ayr Flower Show

We will be in the Plant Village at Ayr Flower Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. The nursery will be closed until next Monday and Giles will not be at the market in Wigtown on Saturday. Normal service will be resumed next week! See you in Ayr!

Gardening Scotland

We will be at Gardening Scotland next weekend. It’s Scotland’s Chelsea so please try to come along to the Royal Showground at Ingliston. The nursery will be closed from tomorrow- Tuesday – until next Monday. Sorry for any inconvenience.