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Nursery Propagation Tour - book now

Gary our nursery propagation supervisor who has worked with us since 1976.
Come behind the scenes on to our nursery in Old Rydon Lane. We grow over 90% of the plants we sell and are fairly unique in the wide range of plants we grow. We propagate most of the plants ourselves using traditional techniques like seed sowing, cuttings, division and forms of grafting. The nursery propagation tour is a chance to see most of these techniques in practice.

What you will see and learn

Upon arrival we will gather outside the plant information hut in the Old Rydon Lane garden centre. You will then be guided into our two large nursery glasshouses. We will begin the tour by talking about the seasonal bedding and vegetable plants we grow. You will be shown the many different sizes of seed we use as well as plug plants from royalty protected varieties. We will give some seed sowing demonstrations and then let you see the thousands of plants growing in the glasshouse before moving on to our "mist benches". Here you will see young cuttings. find out what media we use to propagate different varieties of plants and see how quickly a cutting develops roots. We will then sit down for a cutting demonstration covering a variety of techniques that you can take home and try yourself. Finally we will walk you through the greenhouse where all our shrubs begin life seeing the various stages of growth. The nursery propagation tour typically lasts 2 hours including time for questions and answers. It is undercover and fairly flat. We provide seating for most of the talk/demo. Ticket numbers are limited so everyone can see and hear. Booking is essential. All money goes to Devon Air Ambulance Trust, our chosen charity of the year 2017.

To book your tickets, please either:

  1. Use the link, this sends us an email which we will reply to, you then pay either over the phone or when you collect your tickets
  2. Buy them from our tills. Please specify which timed tour you want to go on.
  3. Call 01392 873672 and pay over the phone using a card. We then keep your tickets and give them to you on the day.

Price :
£5.00

Date :
Thu 20 Apr

Time :
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location :
Old Rydon Lane

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