United Kingdom

Good hellebores are much sought after around the country and these nurseries specialise in the best hellebore species and varieties. Please check that they still have the plants you require before travelling and do not try to visit outside normal opening hours.
Not all nurseries operate a mail order service, a few will export to other EU countries, although there may be special charges. Few export to the USA, Canada or elsewhere. Click on the individual nursery for more information

Ashwood Nurseries
Greensforge, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AE
Opening: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Telephone: 01384 401996
Fax: 01384 401108
Website: www.ashwood-nurseries.co.uk
Email: ashwoodnurs@hotmail.com
Location: Signposted from the A449, south of Wolverhampton
Catalogue: Send four 1st class stamps
Mail order: Seed only
Hellebores: Superb range of fine forms in separate colours available at the nursery and selected shows.
Other specialities: Hardy cyclamen, lewisias, hepaticas and an exceptional range of other plants available to visitors; excellent restaurant.

Beth Chatto Gardens
Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
Telephone: 01206 822007
Fax: 01206 825933
Opening: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm to March 1; Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm until October 31;
Location: Half a mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133
Catalogue: £3.00
Mail order: Yes
Hellebores: Selection of species and named varieties, some raised by Beth Chatto
Other specialities: Wide range of choice perennials. Superb garden

Blackthorn Nursery
Kilmeston, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0NL
Telephone: 01962 771796
Fax: 01962 771071
Location: One mile south of the A272, turn at New Cheriton about eight miles east of Winchester
Opening: Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10, then every Friday and Saturday from March 2, 9am-5pm only.
Catalogue: Send three 1st class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: True-to-type seedlings in separate colours, Party Dress doubles and some species.
Other specialities: Epimediums, daphnes, bergenias and other choice alpines, woodland and perennial plants.

Crûg Farm Plants
Griffith's Crossing, Near Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 1TU
Telephone: 01248 670232
Fax: 01248 670232
Website: http://www.crug-farm.demon.co.uk
Email: bleddyn&sue@crug-farm.demon.co.uk
Location: Two miles north-east of Caernarfon, just off the A487
Opening: Thursday to Sunday 10am-6pm, February 24 to September 30 plus Bank Holidays.
Catalogue: Stamped addressed envelope plus two 2nd class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: Seedlings in separate colours plus species grown from wild collected seed
Other specialities: Perennials and shrubs grown from wild collected seed plus hardy geraniums, pulmonarias and other choice plants.

Farmyard Nurseries
Llandysul, Dyfed, Wales, SA44 4RL
Telephone: 01559 363389
Fax: 01559 362200
Website: http://www.farmyardnurseries.co.uk
Email: richard@farmyardnurseries.co.uk
Location: Fifteen miles from Carmarthen, just outside Llandysul near the junction of the A486 and B4336.
Opening: Daily 10am-5pm, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
Catalogue: Four 1st class stamps, also available for download from website
Mail order: Yes
Hellebores: Good range of seedlings in separate colours
Other specialities: Hardy perennials, especiall;y tricyrtis.

Fibrex Nurseries
Honeybourne Road, Pebworth, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8XT
Telephone: 01789 720788
Fax: 01789 721162
Location: Between Honeybourne and Pebworth, off the B4035 five miles east of Evesham
Opening: 10.30-5.00 (Monday to Friday), also 12-5pm (Saturday & Sunday) March to July; closed December 17 to January 6.
Catalogue: Two 2nd class stamps
Mail order: Yes.
Hellebores: Own-raised named varieties
Other specialities: Pelargoniums, ferns and ivies.

Glebe Cottage Plants
Pixie Lane, Warkleigh, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9DH
Telephone: No.
Fax: 01769 540554
Location: Deep in the Devon lanes on the B3226, ten miles south east of Barnstaple, six miles south west of South Molton and one mile north of Chittlehamholt.
Opening: 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Catalogue: £1.50
Mail order: No
Hellebores: Choice selections made by Carol Klein.
Other specialities: Unusual perennials of all kinds.

Harveys Garden Plants
Mulberry Cottage, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AY
Telephone: 01284 386777
Fax: 01284 386777
Website: www.harveysgardenplants.co.uk
Email: roger@www.harveysgardenplants.co.uk
Location: In Bradfield St George village, off the A134 between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury
Opening: January 15 - June 30 and September 1 - October 31: Fridays, 9.30am-5pm, most Saturdays, 9.30am-1pm.
Catalogue: Five 1st class stamps or online.
Mail order: Yes.
Hellebores: Wide range of Roger Harvey’s own strains
Other specialities: Euphorbias, pulmonarias and other choice perennials

Phedar Nursery
Bunkers Hill, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 3DS
Telephone: 0161 430 3772
Fax: 0161 430 3772
Location: Send an sae for a map!
Opening: Frequent (especially in spring), but irregular. Ring for an appointment
Catalogue: Three A5 addressed envelopes (or address labels) plus four 1st class stamps
Mail order: Yes
Hellebores: Seedlings in individual colours, species grown from seed collected in the wild, mainly by Will McLewin.
Other specialities: Peonies

Rarer Plants
Ashfield House, Austfield Lane, Monk Fryston, Leeds, LS25 5EH
Telephone: 01977 682263
Location: Near the junction of the A1 and A63.
Opening: Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am-4pm, 1 February to 1 May.
Catalogue: Send sae.
Mail order: No
Hellebores: Seedlings resulting from hand pollination of choice parents from Eric Smith, Helen Ballard and Elizabeth Strangman. Also H. x ballardiae 'Anne Watson Strain', said to be a true breeding seed strain.
Other specialities: Choice snowdrops and other unusual plants.

Rushfields of Ledbury
Ross Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2LP
Telephone: 01531 632004
Fax: 01531 6334544
Email: rush01531@aol.com
Location: On the A449, just west of Ledbury
Opening: Wednesday to Saturday 11am-5pm
Catalogue: Send four 1st class stamps
Mail order: No
Hellebores: Seedlings and divisions in separate colours, mainly derived from Helen Ballard stock
Other specialities: Wide range of unusual perennials

Washfield Nursery
This nursery is now closed.

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