Magnificent Magnolia

Magnificent Magnolia

Magnolia, much more exciting than the well known shade of paint of the same name, Magnolia trees have goblet shaped flowers and are admired by some as the icons of spring. An iconic spring scene Dating back to the Cretaceous period (142 to 65 million years ago),...
The Henley Arts Trail 2024

The Henley Arts Trail 2024

Nine talented artists will be showcasing unique outdoor sculpture in a variety of sizes and materials. You will find inspiring metal and stone sculptures along with water features all designed to add impact, movement and style to your garden. Saturday 4th –...
Fall in love this spring

Fall in love this spring

Have a spring romance with our flowering trees Who needs Paris in the spring or the Japanese sakura? From billowy, burgeoning blossoms to showy shrubs, we have it all here at The Big Plant Nursery. We can help you select the right tree for your garden. Trees are a...
Our favourite Valentine’s Day inspired plants

Our favourite Valentine’s Day inspired plants

A plant is very similar to a relationship; in order to flourish it requires nurturing, attention and commitment. Agapanthus ‘Flower of Love’ Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ Camellia ‘Black Lace’ Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame’ Cercis canadensis...
A planting case study

A planting case study

This journey began with our ‘At Home’ Consultancy service. The client desired a soft, contemporary and low maintenance planting scheme. The garden already benefited from some healthy shrubs but the planting wasn’t cohesive meaning it felt too fussy....
Create a Nordic style garden

Create a Nordic style garden

In the Nordic countries, the concept of “friluftsliv” (open-air living) is very popular despite freezing temperatures and little daylight. Widely regarded as vital to mental and physical well-being, and if you need more convincing, the Nordics are amongst...
The Bare Bones

The Bare Bones

Prepare to adjust your perspective on what makes the perfect winter garden. In recent years there has been a big shift in winter garden design. A reimagination of a wilder winter where wildlife, birds especially, are taken into account. There’s certainly nothing...
Keep it real this Christmas

Keep it real this Christmas

Long before Christianity, evergreen trees were celebrated during the winter months and brought into the home to ward off illness, evil spirits and as a symbol of hope that spring would return. The origins of the Christmas tree as we know it began in Germany however...
Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

To celebrate World Kindness Day on the 13th November, we are thinking about ways to show kindness to our plants and garden and the wildlife that inhabit it. Here are five things you can do this month that will make a big difference: Introduce new berrying / fruiting...
Gothic Romance

Gothic Romance

Bring darker foliage into your planting schemes for a Gothic style garden . Whether you want to go full gothic romance like Kat Von D or create a slick contemporary garden, dark foliage and flowers are a great way to do this. If a whimsical cottage garden is more your...
Spooky Shrubs & Paranormal Plants

Spooky Shrubs & Paranormal Plants

Plants and trees have long been associated with legends and folklore. Whether it’s to craft into a wand, a talisman for protection to concoct a powerful potion or bubbling witches brew. There are many poisonous plants associated with Witches such as the more...
Your Autumn Checklist

Your Autumn Checklist

To create the perfect autumn garden you need to focus on foliage colour <CLICK HERE> Cosy up this autumn Autumn doesn’t mean your long lazy days in the garden have to come to an end. There are so many ways to continue to enjoy your garden well into the cooler...
What is a Medlar?

What is a Medlar?

Medlars (Mespilus germanica) are closely related to apples and are easy to grow, productive, generally problem-free and need little pruning. They are attractive trees, producing large white flowers in late spring, followed by small rounded fruits (about 5cm/2in...
East Coast Elegance

East Coast Elegance

The Hamptons are a string of towns located on the tip of Long Island, NY. They are known for their iconic mansion neighbourhoods, endless beaches, and vacationing celebrities. Many of the rich and famous spend their summers on spacious estates nestled along the...
Adding value

Adding value

With the costs associated with moving house so high (stamp duty, legal fees, removal / storage fees) many people are choosing to invest in and embrace their current property long term. What is the easiest way to transform your garden? With plants, plants and more...
Henley Arts Trail 29th April – 1st May 2023

Henley Arts Trail 29th April – 1st May 2023

Fourteen talented artists will be showcasing unique outdoor sculpture in a variety of sizes and materials. You will find inspiring metal and stone sculptures along with water features all designed to add impact, movement and style to your garden. Saturday 29th April...
Meet Gemma, Nursery Lead

Meet Gemma, Nursery Lead

Gemma joined the nursery as a plant supervisor and over seven years has progressed to “Nursery Lead”. Her day to day role involves managing the nursery team, advising customers, handling sales and quality controlling the nursery plants. Gemma plays a key role in...
Meet Jemma

Meet Jemma

Jemma is the Marketing Manager for The Big Plant Nursery and Creative Landscape Co. She joined the company in 2018 after having gained experience in Marketing at a Law firm. After making the leap from law to horticulture, Jemma enjoys working with something tangible;...
Matthew, Director

Matthew, Director

Matthew joined The Big Plant Nursery in 2011 as a fresh-faced Saturday assistant during the final year of his horticultural degree. He has since developed his role within the nursery and wider business to becoming a Director in March 2021. On an average day Matthew is...
Meet Alex, Nursery Plant and Sales Advisor

Meet Alex, Nursery Plant and Sales Advisor

Alex is a nursery plant and sales advisor. He is customer facing and part of the team responsible for creating and maintaining our inspiring plant displays. Alex has studied Zoology and has a Masters in Ecology which makes him our go to guy when it comes to...
Meet Mel, Nursery Assistant

Meet Mel, Nursery Assistant

“The best thing about my job? No two days are the same and I love that. I left an office based role in pursuit of a complete lifestyle change. Now I’m learning new skills, working outside amongst incredible high quality plants and broadening my horticultural...
Plant of the month…

Plant of the month…

Cercis canadensis is a large deciduous shrub or small, often multi-stemmed, tree. It develops a semi-weeping habit with glorious heart shaped leaves that open in a glossy, deep shade of red. As the leaves mature during the season, they change colour from deep wine to...
Plant nursery life

Plant nursery life

Alex is a Nursery Plant and Sales Advisor. He is customer facing and part of the team responsible for creating and maintaining our inspiring plant displays. Alex has studied Zoology and has a Masters in Ecology which makes him our go to guy when it comes to...
Plants have a mind of their own

Plants have a mind of their own

The world would be a very boring place if we were all the same. We all have our own behaviour styles, reactions to certain situations. It’s what sets us apart from robots. Have you noticed how some of your plants, although they may seem identical, behave in...