St Bridget Nurseries Blog

Mon 13 May 2019

St Bridget Garden Centres at the Devon County Show 2019

St Bridget garden centres will be attending Devon County Show (www.devoncountyshow.co.uk) again this year, in the Craft & Garden Marquee on Avenue R and we’re expanding this year! Not only will be have our trade show exhibit of amazing home grown plants but our 1925 Kitchen Café team will be providing the catering in the […]


Wed 6 Mar 2019

March Focus on Pots & Containers - Entrances

Pots and Containers – ideas to bring your “space” to life It isn’t a myth; gardens are getting smaller and for many of us, they’re so small it’s hard to know what to do, where to start, what to use and indeed how to create our own little sanctuary. Sometimes it’s best to think about […]


Mon 14 Jan 2019

SHORTLISTED for the Family Business of the Year Award 2019

We are pleased to announce that St Bridget Nurseries has been shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019.  These awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector and the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate. The awards are organised […]


Thu 27 Jul 2017

Saving rare roses

One of our delightful (and famous) customers, Orlando Murrin, has recently written an article for The Daily Telegraph about the rose that nearly vanished. This was also covered in our local Express and Echo and details how St Bridget Nurseries is saving rare roses namely Mrs Miniver and Judy Garland. Below are some of Orlando’s […]


Wed 1 Jun 2016

Front Garden of the Year 2016 competition

There are just 8 days to nominate a front garden in Exeter to win the Express & Echo’s Front Garden of the Year 2016 competition, as sponsored by St Bridget Nurseries. It could be your garden or a friend’s garden, it can be big or small. Maybe you will nominate a garden you pass each […]


Mon 16 Nov 2015

NEW Free Neighbour's Delivery

If you live near to one of our garden centres you can now benefit from our new Neighbour’s Delivery service. Rather than the normal £250 minimum spend for free delivery you just have to spend £25 or more to qualify. This service is available to the following Exeter addresses only: Cat & Fiddle Park, Clyst Heath, […]


Mon 17 Aug 2015

Our charity of the year 2015 is Devon In Sight

Our charity of the year 2015 is Devon In Sight and throughout the year we have been busy fund-raising for them, as well as replanting their resource centre garden in Topsham. It was’t until our recent rose tours though that we appreciated just how many of our customers the charity could assist and having spoken to […]


Thu 25 Jun 2015

School visit

Last week we welcomed some very important people to St Bridget Nurseries on a school visit. Year one from St Peter’s School in Lympstone came on a school visit to see behind the scenes and discover how we grow plants as part of their science work. The pupils included our fifth generation Caitlin whose great-great-grandparents founded […]


Tue 26 May 2015

Prize Draw winner

Congratulations to Mrs H. Clayton from Newton Abbot our prize draw winner! Mrs Clayton was the first form drawn from all the entries to our Devon County Show Prize Draw. Mrs Clayton will shortly receive a £50 St Bridget Nurseries Gift Token In the post to spend at either of our garden centres. Thank you to […]


Tue 19 May 2015

How we create a show garden

Today was our first full day setting up our trade stand at The Devon County Show. But months of planning have taken place before now. Gary on the nursery has been gathering and caring for hundreds of plants in the lead up to the show and Rob has been digging up large specimen shrubs and […]