Avondale Nursery

Welcome to our 2015 Website

Our nursery and display garden, situated just outside Coventry (directions here), is full of rare and unusual flowers and grasses. From spring until autumn there’s so much to see, with extensive collections of Geum, Geranium, Poppies, Agapanthus, Eryngium and Helenium, to name but a few (garden tour here)!

Brian Ellis, Steph and the dogs.

Our Plant Collections

We are now National Collection Holders for three plant families, Aster novae-angliae, Anemone nemorosa and Sanguisorba. Our Wood Anemones are stunning when the nursery opens in March. Our Sanguisorbas are in flower throughout the summer, and over 50 varieties of Michaelmas Daisies are on show in our display garden during Aster Week in September. Most plants in the collections are available to buy in the nursery, check out our Collections Page packed with information and photos.

Read All About It!

The Library Garden is filling up with even more additions to our National Collections of Sanguisorba, Aster novae-angliae and Anemone nemorosa, and last year it seems that all of a sudden our collections have been noticed by the garden media! Check out our Press Page! It all started with an article by Val Bourne in the Telegraph which included my favourite wood anemones, then we were the featured nursery in June’s ‘English Garden’ magazine, and in September ‘House & Garden’ included a four-page piece about our Aster collection!

ALCEA x ALTHAEA 'Parkfrieden'

Also, Roy Lancaster visited the nursery and is writing an article for the RHS ‘Garden’ magazine. To top it all, Gardener’s World and Carol Klein were here in August to feature our Sanguisorbas in September’s programme. 11 hours filming for a six minute slot! And I’m still recovering from my terrifying debut in front of the camera! Take a look at our Press Page to see links to our magazine articles and a TV clip.

The Library Garden

Visitors often use our garden like a reference book, as all of our plants are clearly labelled (garden tour here).

If you make a note of the plants you like which are not yet available in the nursery, we can send you a reminder next year along with our newsletter. Entrance to the garden is free, except on Charity Open Days and for group visits.

Garden Visits

We’re happy to arrange visits for garden clubs and societies. These include an introductory chat, viewing the garden and the opportunity to ask questions about the plants. Teas, home-made cakes and light lunches are available at the Potting Shed Café.

SALVIA verticillata 'Hannay's Blue'
GERANIUM 'Blue Pearl'

Russell’s stunning Quarry Garden, on the same site, is also well worth a visit, especially in late spring, with a dazzling display of azaleas and rhododendrons.

For more details contact Di Cockcroft, telephone: 01788 561650 or email: visits@avondalenursery.co.uk

News for 2014

There are 300 additions to the catalogue this year, including twenty plants new to the RHS Plant Finder. We’ve named a new Sanguisorba, discovered in our garden, S. tenuifolia ‘Strawberry Frost’, which has white, fluffy catkin flowers frosted with pink.

A new golden rod was given to us to launch by John Williams, President of Plant Heritage Warwickshire Group, named Solidago ‘Foxbrook Gold’. Most of our plants are illustrated on our website, and can be seen in the display garden.

Also new this year is John Gillies, who grows and sells choice and rare shrubs , offering a complimentary range of plants to our own. His nursery opens adjacent to ours in the spring. Why not call in while you’re here! www.gilliesrareplants.com

GERANIUM sanguineum var. striatum
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Violet'

Talks & Advice

Brian is well known for his enthusiastic talks on a variety of subjects, which he can customise for individual garden clubs or societies. Just ask at the nursery for details.

Many of the descriptions in our catalogue include advice about the ideal position for a plant. If you need further advice, please ask at the nursery, but contact us first to check if Brian is here in person! He can also offer a design consultancy service if required.

Mail Order & Availability

Unfortunately we don’t offer mail order, but we can take orders to plant fairs if they are closer to you than the nursery. Check the list of venues on our Events Page.

If you’re visiting the nursery for a particular plant, it’s advisable to phone or email us beforehand to avoid disappointment, especially later in the season.

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Orlando'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'White Tanna'

Access & Opening Times

You can find directions to the nursery here.

We open every day from March to September.
Monday-Saturday 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Open other times by appointment.

Special Offers

Check our Special Offers Page regularly to see what bargains are to be had. Contact us first if making a special trip. Our special offer stock disappears very quickly!

Contact Us

Email: enquiries@avondalenursery.co.uk
Website: www.avondalenursery.co.uk
Telephone: 024 7667 3662
Daytime Mobile: 0797 909 3096
Nursery Address: Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG
Postal Address: 3 Avondale Road, Coventry. CV5 6DZ

Directions to Avondale Nursery here.

ASTRANTIA major 'Mrs MacGregor'

We hope to see you soon!

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Brian Ellis, Avondale Nursery, at Russell's Nursery, Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG.

Office Telephone & Fax : 024 7667 3662. Daytime Mobile : 0797 909 3096.

Email : enquiries@avondalenursery.co.uk

We are unable to offer a mail order service.

Ordered plants can be collected from the nursery or plant sales (see Events).

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