Avondale Nursery

Welcome to our 2016 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, Crocosmia, 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, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (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. Take a look at our Collections Page packed with information and photos.

Read All About It!

We've been lucky enough to feature in several magazine articles recently! Take a look at our Press Page to see links to our magazine articles and a BBC 'Gardener's World' TV clip!

The Library Garden

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

GERANIUM 'Red Admiral'
EUPHORBIA sikkimensis

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.

John Gillies, who grows and sells choice and rare shrubs, is right next door to our nursery; he offers a complimentary range of plants to our own, and well worth a visit!

Teas, home-made cakes and light lunches are available at the Potting Shed Café. 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

GEUM 'Beech House Apricot'
SOLIDAGO 'Dennis Strange'

News for 2015

There are 300 additions to the catalogue this year, including a record thirty plants new to the RHS Plant Finder! We’ve named an exciting new Geum, discovered in our garden, called Tutti Frutti.

Most of our plants are illustrated here on our website, and can be seen in the display garden.

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. Email or 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.

SANTOLINA pinnata ssp. neapolitana 'Edward Bowles'
ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Huntsman'

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.

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.

GERANIUM himalayense 'Derrick Cook'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Crimson Beauty'

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.

LIGULARIA dentata 'Osiris Fantasie'

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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