Agaves & Arids
Bananas, Gingers & Aroids
Cloud Pruned, Bonsai & Niwaki Trees
Gifts for Gardeners
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Half, Quarter & Full Standards
Hardy Palm Trees
Hedging & Screening
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Tree Ferns & Ferns
Architectural & Colonial Gardens
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Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Japanese gardens (日本庭園 nihon teien?) are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, while the gardens of Buddhist temples were designed for contemplation and meditation.
Japanese garden styles include karesansui, Japanese rock gardens or Zen gardens, which are meditation gardens where white sand replaces water; roji, simple, rustic gardens with teahouses where the Japanese tea ceremony is conducted; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa, small courtyard gardens.
Japanese gardens were developed under the influences of the Chinese gardens, but gradually Japanese garden designers began to develop their own aesthetics, based on Japanese materials and Japanese culture. By the Edo period, the Japanese garden had its own distinct appearance. Since the end of the 19th century, Japanese gardens have also been adapted to Western settings.
Fargesia nitida 'Great Wall'
Blue Fountain Bamboo
Fargesia nitida 'Great Wall' is a really good selection from seedlings produced by the flowering of Fargesia nitida, the Fountain bamboo a few years ago. 'Great Wall' has been selected for it vigour and robust upright growth, gently arching at the to...
Fargesia nitida 'Nymphenburg'
Chinese fountain bamboo
Fargesia nitida is another very beautiful bamboo long cultivated in the U.K. Being first introduced around 1889. Fargesia nitida is very dainty in appearance with fine narrow deep green leaves held on slender arching canes which vary in colour from g...
Fargesia nitida 'Pillar'
Fargesia nitida 'Pillar' is another bamboo in the family of fountain bamboos identified by it's graceful habit of upright canes that are held vertically only to arch over at the tips. Fargesia nitida 'Pillar' is identified from other members of thi...
Fargesia nitida Gansu
Gansu is a dense clump forming bamboo with dark purple-green canes and small narrow green leaves. This Particular type of bamboo will reach heights of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m. Very Hardy....
Fargesia nitida Gansu 'Shadow Light'
Fargesia nitida Gansu 'Shadow Light' is yet another beautiful clumping bamboo selected from seedlings produced by the last flowering of Fargesia nitida. Like Fargesia nitida Gansu has delicate narrow deep green leaves but differs from the species by ...
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell' is one of the most Upright Bamboos, with lovely dull green straight canes, also this Fargesia Bamboo is better suited for a sunny location in the garden, it makes an excellent hedge, with a slightly smaller leave than stra...
Fargesia robusta 'Wolong'
This is one of the most upright Fargesias, with lovely dull green straight canes and slightly larger leaves than Fargesia robusta. The emerging culms are a startling green and show up well against the white culm sheaths in the spring. This bamboo w...
Chinese fountain bamboo
Fargesia rufa, the Chinese Fountain Bamboo is a small to medium sized, non invasive, clump forming bamboo. Fargesia rufa has lush green leaves all year and is useful to gardeners having a dense bushy habit developing into a compact arching specimen ...
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder'
Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' is a beautiful lush clump forming bamboo from China with rusty-orange culm sheaths and reddish stems turning to green in the summer. Fargesia scabrida 'Asian Wonder' in our nursery garden always looks beautiful with ...
Ginkgo biloba is a deciduous tree to 25m, conical when young, becoming more irregular with age. Fan-shaped and often bilobed leaves turn clear yellow in autumn As with all ginkgos, grows in most good fertile soil, not waterlogged, tolerant of poluta...
Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf'
Anny's Dwarf Ginkgo biloba 'Anny's Dwarf' is as it's name suggest a dwarf variety of ginkgo with a compact branching habit almost naturally forming a bonsai like small tree. The deep lobed green fan-shaped leaves are also smaller than other ginkgos c...
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana'
Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' is a striking compact dwarf ginkgo cultivar, selected by Dr. Elemer Barabits in Hungary. Ginkgo biloba 'Barabits Nana' naturally grows in a compact bush like habit with larger than typical ginkgos deep green leaves. The...
Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold'
Ginkgo biloba 'Beijing Gold' is a unique rare dwarf form of Ginkgo biloba with unusual pale golden spring leaves changing as they age to almost white variegation. They are smaller than the mother Ginkgo biloba and in sunlight are liable to wither alo...
Ginkgo biloba 'Denise'
Ginkgo biloba 'Denise' is a relatively new introduction and is an outstanding ginkgo with exceptionally tight, dense upright growth rather similar to an Italian Cypress tree in stature. This narrow upright growth makes Ginkgo biloba 'Denise' a valubl...
Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis'
Ginkgo biloba 'Horizontalis' - as the name of this plants suggests, the habit of this Ginkgo is remarkably flat growing, and although it may be trained upright initially, in time this plant will resemble a huge umbrella. It is marvellous in pots wher...
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe'
Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' Ginkgo biloba 'Landliebe' is and upright, compact and dense branching form. Golden yellow autumn colour. Eventually reaching up to 8m high and 2m wide. slow growing. Matures to a medium to large tree. Can be planted as a spe...
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken'
Ginkgo biloba 'Mariken' is a very recent introduction, discovered in The Netherlands in the mid 1990's, and named after a famous historical statue close by. The growth is very slow and incredibly compact eventually forming a spherical mass of leaves....
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai'
Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' Ginkgo biloba 'Samurai' is a male selection of Ginkgo of outstanding pyramidal form, wide fan-shaped green leaves with golden yellow autumn color. Eventually reaching up to 4m high and 2m wide. Matures to a medium to large tre...
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll' is a lovely male form of the Ginkgo biloba with compact, bushy growth. Ideal as a container plant on the patio where after several years it will form a stunning leafy specimen tree that is not too large. Ideal if you would like...
Ginkgo biloba 'Chi Chi'
Ginkgo biloba 'Chi Chi' is a male Ginkgo, which forms a choice, fan shaped, multi-stemmed shrub making it a fabulous container plant or small garden specimen for the connoisseur. The name 'Chi Chi' roughly translates to 'breast' the name given to pro...
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry'
Ginkgo biloba 'Princeton Sentry' This is an upright, dense, fastigate male variety which can eventually reach 10m high. It will make a great specimen tree for the garden and because of its regular narrow habit, they also look good planted along sid...
Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga'
Ginkgo biloba 'Saratoga' is another excellent American selection from the famous Saratoga Research Institute. This is a remarkably shrubby plant and the foliage distinctive, half open, is narrow and resembles small, half open fans. It grows densely a...
Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia'
Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' is a fascinating shrubby tree, with thin, twiggy growth. This forms two distinct types of foliage: on mature wood the leaf is fused to resemble a small green trumpet while the younger wood produces a classic Ginkgo leaf but ...
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis is a plant that stopped us in our tracks whilst on our travels. A spectacular liquorice relative with the most extraordinary seed heads which follow lilac flowers. The flowers sit upon tall, upright stems and turn from lil...