Gardener's Delight Nursery, Barnstaple, North Devon

Our lastest award! We were awarded a silver guilt at RHS Malvern show and the Curators award for our show garden display at the RHS Rosemoor Garden show 2023... Available Now Purchase trees directly from our nursery selected to grow in North Devon, with a range of heights and shapes to suit your needs.


RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2- 7 July

We will be featuring our peat-free, bee and pollinator friendly display at the famous flower show – which is the largest in the world. At the show we will be launching two new planters to increase our planter range.

Featured on Gardener's World

We are delighted that we were featured on Gardener's World on friday 10th showing our journey to RHS Malvern show, where we won a silver guilt ! We are so proud of how far we've come and cannot wait to share some more of our life with you

Gardener's World on friday 10th

  • Gardeners Delight Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, on a beautiful 5 acre plot.
  • We have been growing for over 25 years, and have helped our local towns and businesses gain both gold national and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom.
  • Visit our new nursery coffee area just opened, relax while visiting our nursery
  • Purchase spring planting herbaccess perennials for bees and pollinating insects
  • Buy award winning Bedding plants All our bedding plants are grown here in North Devon and selected for performance and suitability for our unique climate.
  • NOW OPEN our Farm Shop with a range of delicious vegetables, preserves and more.
  • Buy Local grown trees from our family run nursery Our trees are selected to grow in North Devon, with a range of heights and shapes to suit your needs.
  • Visit our display at RHS Malvern Show 2024

Gardeners Delight Nursery wins award at Hampton Court palace garden festival 2024

We were awarded Silver guilt at the Hampton Court place garden festival 2024 show, for our peat free and pollinator friendly plants display.
See right, meeting with Nick Bailey from BBC Gardeners world at the show on 2nd July.

Gardeners Delight Nursery wins award at RHS Malvern Show 2024

Our award wining display at the show , was featured on Gardener's World
At the show we launched two new planters. Our large planter includes the following perennial plants : Thalictrum Black Stockings, Anthriscus Ravenswing, Nepeta Walkers Low, Euphorbia Miners Merlot and Erigeron. The colour theme will be of rich burgundy to purple blues with a flash of white and is suitable for a semi shady spot to moderate sun.
The smaller planter design includes Salvia Caradonna, Scabiosa Flutter pure white, nemesia Lady Kate, Lavender Essence Purple. The colour theme will be from deep purple to lilac and finished with the pure white blooms of the repeat flowering scabious. As well as flower there will be scent from both foliage and flowers. Suitable for a sunny spot to semi shade. All our plants are grown using peat free compost and without any pesticides. Purchase at the show or online now

Buy locally grown Spring/Summer flowering plants from Gardener's Delight Nursery

A Selection of herbaccess perennials for bees and pollinating insects
Some of our staff's favourite picks, buy online, or visit our nursery to see full range
alstromeria indian summer
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Geum totally tangerine
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Dahlia Blue Bayou
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Iris sibirica silver edge
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Nepeta cats pajamas
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Iris bearded benton cordelia
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View more off our range of herbaccess perennials for sale at nursery and online

Buy locally grown trees from Gardener's Delight Nursery

Trees add a whole new layer to your garden by adding height. Their attractive leaves and flowers provide a pallet of colours throughout the year. By planting trees you are also helping the biodiversity in your area. Our staff will be able to help you choose a tree suitable for your location and soil.

Fruit Tree's

Our range includes
  • Apple Scrumptious
  • Apple Kidd's Orange Red
  • Apple cox self fertile
  • Apple Bountiful
  • Pear Concorde
  • Plum Victoria
Prunus text tree Jacquemontii
Selection Tips
When selecting a tree you should consider
  • The size of the tree which is controlled by the root stock Fruit tree are broken down into four areas for pollination
    • self fertile
    • group 1
    • group 2
    • group 3
  • If you are in a frosty area use group 3 otherwise ensure that you plant trees that flower in the same period ( group) or plant a group 2 if planting from groups 1 & 2 as they will then cross over
  • Planting a crab apple will also aid pollination across all groups
  • Plant early season flowers in your garden to help attract pollinating insects & bees.

See our range of fruit Tree's ,planting hints and after care tips

Ornamental Tree's

Our range includes
  • Acer platanoides 'Crimson King'
  • Prunus Amanogawa
  • Betula utilis var. jacquemontii
  • Cercis Forest pansy
  • Malus candymint
Prunus text tree Jacquemontii

Selection Tips
A tree is a long-term project which will usually out live the person who plants it, so some thought should go into its selection.Some points to consider are:
  • Why do you want the tree, screening, fruits, blossom or leaves
  • How tall do you want the tree to get to
  • What shape of tree do you require, column, goblet or umbrella
  • Do you require a tree that is deciduous or evergreen
  • Is the site exposed to winds, if so what direction
  • Is the soil dry or moist
  • What type of soil do you have. Clay, sandy etc

See our range of Ornamental Tree's ,planting hints and after care tips

Hints and Tips

July Hints/tips

  • Water & liquid feed summer bedding plants regularly for long lasting blooms.
  • Dead head summer bedding plants.
  • Dead head roses and keep an eye out for green fly, soapy water works well in reducing numbers
  • Plant herbaceous perennials for long lasting colour, and mark or plan areas that will need to redesign or plant later in the year. Include in your plans a tree to plant in the autumn a great way of reducing your carbon footprint
  • Reduce how often you cut the grass as the weather heats up, slightly longer grass will hold moisture closer to the soil surface, or leave an area to grow and set seed for the wild life
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Start to crop all those delicious vegetables you have been growing
  • It was a very cold spring and many seeds did not germinate, make a note for next year and watch your local weather before sowing, later sown vegetables always catch up the early ones.
  • Take out side shoots on tomatoes and feed regularly
  • Plant winter squash and kale this month
  • Summer prune Apple and pear trees
  • Protect soft fruits from birds
  • Sit back and enjoy the effort you have put into your garden over the year and be inspired by the wonders of nature that you have helped along the way

Plant fairs

See our bee and polinator friendly display at
  • RHS Hamption Court

We trade at a large range of specialists plant fairs showing our range of herbaceous perennial range includes many rare and unusual varieties; new and AGM varieties, and lots of old favourites

Date...Event/ Show Visit Site
2 TO7 RHS Hampton Court Hampton Court Palace Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.
14 Plant Heritage Devon South Molton Pannier Market
21 Rare Plant Fair Manor House Gardens, Bledlow , Bucks rareplantfair
2 TO 3 Taunton Flower Show Vivary Park, Taunton tauntonfs
16 TO 18 RHS Rosemoor Garden Show Rhs Rosemoor Torrington Devon
1 Rare Plant Fair Adwell House & Garden, Oxfordshire rareplantfair
1 Plant Heritage Dorset Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Garden, Dorset thegenerousgardener
6 Generous Gardener Charlton Farm Malmsbury thegenerousgardener
7 Forde Abbey Forde Abbey Autumn Show, Somerset FORDEABBEY
7 PLant Heritage Devon RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon
8 Rare plant fair bishop palace, wells, somerset rareplantfair
15 Plant fairs mapperton house & gardens, beaworthy, somerset Plantfairs
23 Rare plant fair llanover house wales rareplantfair
26 TO 29 Malvern autumn show three counties show ground malvern malvernautumn
See our full list of plant fairs
Rhs judge John Wheatley judging our display at the RHS Rosemoor .

Our lastest award

We were awarded the Curators award for our show garden display at the RHS Rosemoor Garden show 2023. Our modern steel planters were planted with bright hot colour perennials through to a cool pinks and blues all suitable for bees and pollinators.

Gift Vouchers


A great idea for any gardener, buy the perfect gift of vouchers redeemable online or at our Barnstaple nursey. Buy online here or at the nursery.

Plants available at Nursery

Avaiable at Nursery Now

heuchera pari This is a free-flowering Heuchera that has white-veiled green leaves, that gives rise to continuous columns of large, deep rose-colored flowers. It repeat blooms until frost, with a single bloom stem lasting for 2 months. From 8.00
Iris Bearded Blue Shimmer
iris bearded blue shimme
Tall Iris with heavily scented light lavender blue flowers, with white blotches on the falls. Flowering in late spring, this Iris likes well drained soil and a sunny position. Growing to a height of 90cm. From 9.00
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Betula utilis 'Jacquemontii', also known as The Himalayan White Birch, is a popular distinctive form of the ‘white’ birch. The ascending branches form a spreading head. The coppery-brown bark on the young wood eventually peels to leave a distinctive white bark.

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Vegetable plants to grow or eat

We grow a large range of seasonal vegetable plants ready for you to transplant into your gardens or allotments. These are varieties that we grow on our Market Garden for fresh vegetable sales at Farmers Markets and for our Box Scheme. Including :-Artichoke Green Globe, Asparagus, Brussel sprouts, Beans , Runner beans, Cabbages savoy, Calabrese (Broccoli), Cauliflower, Cucumber, Lettuce, Leeks, Peas and Tomato plants.

Agapanthus Royal Velvet
agapanthus royal velve A stunning agapanthus with velvety purple flowers. Very Hardy. Perfect for borders and containers. Deciduous. From 12.00

Salvia Amethyst Lips
salvia amethyst lip Produces bicoloured purple and white flowers throughout the Summer. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Flowering from June to August. Growing to a height of up to 1m. From 4.00

Heucheras are an evergreen, herbaceous perennial that are native to North America. Heucheras come into flower during spring to early summer, displaying several forms of attractive heart shape leaves, which can be ruffled or smooth. They also have a wide range of colourful foliage, including golden yellow to near black, with plumes
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Agapanthus, also known as the African lily, is herbaceous perennial. They flower during the summer, and have flowers in the common shades of blue and purple, and also white and pink

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Coffee shop


Now Open Nursery Nibbles Coffee from freshly ground beans, organic fair trade teas and creamy hot chocolate, along with a selection of chilled drinks For hotter days cold drinks can be enjoyed with a slice of cake in either our inside or outside seating area.

Online Store


A selection of our quality plants are now available to buy on our online store. Check out our range of:- Heuchera, Lavenders, alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Herbs, Clematis, Trachelospmum, Passiflora, and Agapanthus. We also have a full range of sundries and gift vouchers. Buy now

Gift Vouchers


A great idea for any gardener, buy the perfect gift of vouchers redeemable online or at our Barnstaple nursey. Buy online here or at the nursery.

Farm Shop


Our Farm Shop is stocked with delicious fresh vegetables grown by ourselves, local farms and a few items from around the world. Preserves and sauces made using our produce, eggs from our free-range chickens along with a selection of cheeses and dairy produce from Devon farms.


What Our Clients Say!

About Us

     Gardeners Delight Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, on a beautiful 5 acre plot.
    We have been growing for over 25 years, and have helped our local towns and businesses gain both gold national and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom.
    Our traditional growing plant nursery is based on the outskirts of Barnstaple at Roundswell and we still grow over 90% of the plants that we sell.
    As an independent local family run plant centre, we grow over 1000 different varieties of plants including, shrubs, climbers, herbaceous perennials, ornamental and fruit trees as well as bulbs, bedding and vegetable plants.
    As we grow such a large proportion of the plants we sell our plants are suited to the local Devon climate and are of the highest quality at affordable prices.
Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener our friendly trained staff are on hand to assist you.

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1 Mile from Roundswell roundabout(Sainsburys) Towards Eastleigh on the Old BideFord Road.
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