Update: Nursery closure and Open Day dates for 2024

From 30 October 2021

In 1986 Jean and Richard Wiseman began to establish Ravensthorpe Nursery as a small, family-run business growing and supplying a wide range of shrubs and perennials, including many unusual varieties.

Retirement has meant that we have been able to spend more time maintaining and developing the garden which we have created over the past twenty plus years. This extends to about two acres surrounding the Nursery and shows what the plants we grow look like in a garden setting, as well as acting as stock beds for propagation. There are beautiful views to be enjoyed as well. For many years we have opened the garden once a year with others in Ravensthorpe to raise money for the National Garden Scheme. In 2022 we opened our garden more frequently for the Scheme with the Nursery selling a variety of home produced plants. This was very successful and we raised over £5,000 for the scheme. So in 2024 we shall be opening in the same way, dates listed below.

Open day dates

The Open Days will be on the following dates from 11 a.m. till 5 pm, with tea and homemade cake available. Please book in advance of your visit on the National Garden Society website.Garden admission charge will be £6, children free. No charge for admission to the Nursery, of course. Please check by ‘phone or e-mail near the date of your planned visit before making a long journey in case the situation changes. Opening times on June 2nd for the Ravensthorpe Group Opening will be 1.30 to 5.30 p.m., admission £7.50, children free

We are also happy to arrange group visits here at other times for the same good cause - please call to discuss. We do hope these new opening arrangements prove popular with customers and visitors old and new. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to one or more of these openings.

Just in case you haven’t heard of the National Garden Scheme, this gives visitors access to exceptional private gardens across England and Wales and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities. It is now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the U.K. Beneficiaries include Macmillan and Marie Curie nurses, Hospice UK, the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK and Mind as well as other charities supporting Gardens and Health. You can find out more at ngs.org.uk.

  • the garden in february
  • the garden in february
  • the garden in february