Avondale Nursery

Welcome to our 2020 Website

The nursery is now closed for the season. A big thank you to all our customers for your invalualble support during what has been a trying year!

We are busy growing next year's stock and will have lots of new treats when we re-open on Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

Our nursery and display garden, situated just outside Coventry (directions here), is full of rare and unusual plants from spring until autumn, with extensive collections of Geum, Geranium, Crocosmia, Agapanthus, Salvia, Eryngium and Helenium, and much more!

Our nursery is centrally located, easy to find, and plants on your wish-list can be seen growing in our Library Garden when you visit! We're happy to reserve plants for collection, or take them to plant fairs if they are closer to you than the nursery, but sorry, we don't offer a Mail Order service, much as we'd like to!

All Change!

It's all change at Avondale as Brian and Steph have 'retired' from the nursery and are busy planning their next horticultural adventure with a new home and garden. Gary has taken over the nursery after working with both of them throughout 2019, and regular customers will be pleased to know that it will be business as usual for the 2020 season, although sadly without the dogs Lily and Jess! The opening hours have changed slightly (please see below), but there will still be the same fantastic range of plants available, and the three National Collections will remain in the Library Garden for all to see. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Check out our Library Garden Tour here.

The Leaver Family

Our Plant Collections

We are National Collection Holders for three plant families, Symphyotrichum (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 in September. Most plants in the collections are available to buy in the nursery. Take a look at our Collections Page packed with information and photos dedicated to all of our collections.

The Library Garden

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

MISCANTHUS 'Transmorrisonensis'

Garden Visits

For a small charge we’re happy to arrange visits for garden clubs and societies. There is an introductory chat, garden viewing and the opportunity to ask questions about the plants. Refreshments are included. 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 on garden visits, contact Di Cockcroft, telephone: 01788 561650 or email: avondalenurseryvisits@gmail.com

Other nurseries on site offer a complementary range of plants. John Gillies sells a range of choice rare shrubs. Browse his catalogue at: www.gilliesrareplants.com

For all things bonsai visit David Cheshire Bonsai who not only sell trees but the tools to maintain them. Visit the website at: www.davidcheshirebonsai.co.uk

Finally, Russells Garden Centre can provide for all your other garden requirements from bedding to Stonemarket paving. See: www.russellsgardencentre.co.uk

CROCOSMIA 'Highlight'
GERANIUM himalayense 'Devil's Blue'

New for 2020

There are over 100 additions to the catalogue this year, including two new Sanguisorbas, 'Skinny Fingers' & 'White Tails'. A new Aster, novi-belgii 'Pink Buttons' produces a tidy dome of mildew resistant foliage topped with masses of small pale pink flowers - a delight!

We are also expanding our range to include more Hostas, Hemerocallis and Galanthus this year, so click on the catalogue link for more infomation.


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.

PRIMULA 'Belarina Pink Ice'
SALVIA 'Amistad'

Mail Order & Availability

Unfortunately we don’t offer mail order, but you can send us a list of plants, and if they’re available, we’ll put them together for you to collect at the nursery. If you’re visiting the nursery for a particular plant, it’s advisable to phone or email beforehand to avoid disappointment, especially later in the season.

Access & Opening Times

You can find directions to the nursery here.

We open every day from March to September.
Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Saturday & Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Limited opening February and October.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm.

*Opening hours may vary during Coronavirus outbreak. Check before travelling. *

PHLOX paniculata 'Judy'
CAMPANULA 'Sarastro'

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:07367 590620
Nursery Address: Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG
Postal Address: 57 Pine Tree Close, Redditch, B97 6NW

Directions to Avondale Nursery here.


We hope to see you soon!

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Gary Leaver t/as Avondale Nursery, at Russell's Nursery, Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG.

Office Telephone: 07367 590620.

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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