Avondale Nursery

Welcome to our 2022 Website

The nursery is now open 7 days a week until the end of September.
Please see our new opening hours below.

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

We are very conscious of our environmental impact and do all we can to limit our carbon footprint. We use a peat-free compost when potting and rely on biological and organic controls to limit the amount of pest damage to our plants. We are very aware of the excessive use of plastics in the nursery industry so we re-use and recycle as much as possible and we now use only recyclable and compostable pots. Even our carrier bags are now made from a home compostable starch product.

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, but I'm afraid we don't offer a Mail Order service.

The Leaver Family

Our Plant Collections

We are National Collection Holders for three plant families, Symphyotrichum (Aster) novae-angliae, Anemone nemorosa and Sanguisorba. The first to flower are our Wood Anemones which will be on display 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. There are areas planted up for both sun and shade, encompassing all the seasons from late winter through to autumn. Entrance to the garden is free, except on Charity Open Days and for group visits.

Check out the Library Garden tour here.

ANEMONE nemorosa 'Alba Plena'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Wineflower'

New for 2022

There are many new additions to the catalogue this year, including a new pink and white flowered Phlox paniculata named 'Katie'. Alongside this we have three new Sanguisorbas named 'Ice Cap', 'Swan Song' and 'Just Joe', all close to 2 metres in height and a real presence in the border.

Click on the catalogue link for more infomation.

Access & Opening Times

You can find directions to the nursery here.

We open every day from March to September.
Monday to Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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

GEUM 'Poco'
PHLOX paniculata 'White Pepper'

Contact Us

Email: enquiries@avondalenursery.co.uk
Website: www.avondalenursery.co.uk
Telephone:07367 590620
Nursery Address: Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG

Directions to Avondale Nursery here.

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

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Lye End Beauty'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Zuneigung'

Other nurseries on site offer a complementary range of plants.

For all things bonsai visit David Cheshire Bonsai who not only sells trees but the tools to maintain them, alongside a range of choice and rare shrubs. Visit the website at: www.davidcheshirenurseries.co.uk

Russells Garden Centre can provide for all your other garden requirements from bedding to paving and much else besides. See: www.russellsgardencentre.co.uk

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.


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!

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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