By Paul, 30/03/2020 10:43 am

And here is the order form for composts & some sundries Compost-Sundries Order Form

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By Paul, 30/03/2020 10:32 am

As promised here’s the current availability for veg seeds. Please note things are running out quickly so don’t be surprised if we haven’t got everything you want. VEG SEEDS Order Form

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Nursery Closed

By Paul, 24/03/2020 10:26 am

In line with the countrywide lockdown announced on the 23rd of March 2020. We have closed the Nursery until further notice. Our priority is to keep our customers and staff healthy and safe through this pandemic. We are able to offer ‘contact free’ deliveries to local customers but please consider whether your delivery is essential now or can wait until later.  As this situation is evolving rapidly please note that this service could be withdrawn at any time.  In the mean time, please feel free to contact us through our email: on Facebook or message us on Twitter @CoveGarden.

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Coronavirus Covid-19

By Paul, 18/03/2020 12:56 pm

We are remaining open while we are able to do so. However, we are implementing additional measures to ensure the safety and health of our staff and customers.

  • We ask first that if you have ANY of the symptoms of Covid-19 that you stay away from the nursery for 14 days. These include persistent cough, fever, headache.
  • Please stay away from the Nursery if you are in a vulnerable group as defined by Public Health England.
  • Please wash your hands prior to entering and on leaving the Nursery site. There is a washroom at the carpark end of the Glasshouse.
  • Please use contactless payment where possible. Our till and card machines are sanitised at regular intervals throughout the day but contactless is best.
  • Please keep a minimum of 2 meters distance from other customers and staff.
  • Please do not enter the shop while other customers are at the till area.
  • All our door handles are being sanitised regularly throughout the day, but please avoid touching where practical.

If you have self-isolated due to concerns about Covid-19 then we may be able to help with local deliveries of Composts, Plants, Seeds etc. Please keep watch our Facebook, Twitter and Web Blog for details.

You can always contact us on 01398 331946

or email

Thank you for your co-operation and hopefully we can all get through this.

Keep Calm and Prepare for Gardening!

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Job Opportunity – Full Time Horticultural Supervisor

By Paul, 10/01/2020 2:06 pm

As part of our ongoing plans for the furture we are looking to recruit a full-time horticultural supervisor.

Job Description

This is a supervisory role and the successful candidate will be directly accountable to the owners. This role will tackle not only the day to day requirements of the retail nursery including dealing with customer enquiries and sales but also be heavily involved with the propagation, production and management of the plant stock. As supervisor you will assist in the management of the current staff deployment. The role will also involve helping to create a program for production including the development of new lines.  As the nursery expands it will also be the role of the successful candidate to assist with planning construction and development of new production areas. It will also be the responsibility of the successful candidate to ensure that the grounds are maintained to a high standard. This is a hands-on role within a small team and will involve working in all weathers, some weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required. Salary will be competitive and dependant on candidates experience.

Candidate Attributes

  • At least 5 years Horticultural experience (preferably within the Nursery sector)
  • Excellent knowledge of hardy plants, nomenclature, production and uses
  • Commercial awareness
  • Propagation experience
  • Good timekeeper, organised and reliable
  • Good customer and interpersonal skills
  • PA1 and PA6 certificates
  • Forklift training certificate (not essential but desirable)
  • Full driving Licence and own vehicle

We are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible.  To apply send C.V. to

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Seed Potatoes 2020

By Paul, 06/01/2020 7:01 pm

Wow, it’s that time of year again, Seed Potatoes have arrived. As usual we have carefully selected the varieties that should perform well in the South-Wests often challenging conditions.  Within the 15 varieties that we stock you will find a good range of blight and slug resistant varieties. We balance the overall pest and disease resistance with the need to have good flavour and decent yields. We do this by, not only assesing the information available, but listening to our customers and their experiences. We are happy to offer advice on planting and growing your crop so that you may have a positive expereince. All our varieties are sold loose enabling you to buy only what you need, particularly useful if you only have a small plot. You can choose between Earlies, Second Earlies and Main crop varieties but don’t get put off by the termanology as all this means is the length of time from planting to when they are ready to harvest. We can also find you some great choices for different cooking preferences such as Jacket spuds or Salad and New Potatoes. Planting in the ground would start until April (unless you live in a very mild area or are brave enough to risk it) but you can get a headstart by “Chitting” your seed potatoes. They have all they need in the tuber to make this start by placing them in a frost free location out of direct sunlight to allow them to make short shoots ready to plant out once the danger of hard frost has subsided. Growing potatoes can be very rewarding so come along soon and let us help you make the right choice for planting.

Seed Potatoes 2020

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Christmas Opening Times

By Paul, 24/12/2019 11:46 am

We will be open Christsmas Eve until 1pm and then Closed over the Christmas and New year opening again on the 2nd January 2020.

We hope you have a very lovely Christmas and Wish all our customers A Happy New Year!

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees

By Paul, 02/12/2019 11:45 am

It’s that time of year agian and we have our wonderful selection of Christmas Trees available to buy now. As usual we have both Nordman Fir (Non-Drop) and Traditional Norway Spruce in sizes from 3ft up to 10ft. Come in and choose your tree and even if you are not ready for it we can look after it until you are.  All are trees are grown in Devon and are freshly cut just before delivery to us. This makes them the most sustainable choice for a tree this Christmas. For every tree cut a new one, at least, is replanted. We are able to arrange local delivery and we can net trees to make them easier to take away. We also have some potted trees about 3ft tall, which can be planted out after the festive period.  If you need a stand for your tree then we have those too. We are open 7 days a week right though to Christmas Eve.

Christmas Trees 2019

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Autumn Bedding Plants

By Paul, 06/09/2019 11:09 am

Well it definately feels like autumn! We now have a great selection of autumn and winter flowering Pansies and Violas available in both single colours and mixed. Wallflower plants are now ready and this year we have a number of single coloured packs as well as the usual mixtures. There are also packs of Forget-me-nots, Sweet Williams and Bellis ready. Primroses and Polyanthus are starting to become ready with many more to come over the next few weeks. Don’ forget the Cyclamen which are particularly good in a sheltered spot and ideal for Baskets and Containers.

Lots of Violas and Pansies

Lots of Violas and Pansies

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Easter Fair 2019

By Paul, 14/04/2019 3:16 pm

Our annual Easter Fair will be on Easter Sunday 21st April.  As usual, ther will be a great selection of quality local crafts people. Crafts include basket making, felting, pottery, fabrics, jewellery and of course the fantastic glass creations made on site at Cove Garden Nursery. There will be refreshments provided on the day provided by Titley Green from their vintage caravan. All this plus all the usual plants and garden related items that we have every day. Entry to the fair is absolutely FREE with plenty of parking. It all starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.

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