Garden Centre Barnstaple , North Devon

Providing plants, gardening services, on-line ordering and at local markets

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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  • Fruit & Vegetables

    vegetables for sale Growing your own delicious fruit and vegetables starts with good varieties and quality plants that are easy to grow on. As market gardeners for over 25 years we produce a range of plants that we use ourselves in our market garden, grown for flavour and disease resistance. As well as fruit trees we grow a range of potted fruit bushes for planting at any time of year, with currents, raspberries and rhubarb always proving very popular. Read More

  • Agapanthus

    bulbs for sale 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. Agapanthus love to grown is well drained soil, and thrive in a sunny position. Read More here or buy now online

  • Bedding Plants

    bedding-plants-surfinia Packed with colour and scent this part of the gardening calendar is a must for every garden, whether it is a small pot by a window, hanging baskets on walls or full on borders of colour. Planted outside from the beginning of June these plants will flower until the first frosts of the year, which is round mid-October. We grow a range of plants that we trust to perform in our local area. Where possible we grow modern F1 hybrids for their added strengths and not cheaper inferior seed options. Read More here

  • Hanging baskets

    bulbs for sale Choose from our range of pre-planted baskets or bring your existing basket for us to refill.
    Our Experience of plant mixes, styles and colours have won awards for local towns, shops, hotels and carvan sites. For 2019 we are supplying 'Ilfracombe in bloom'

  • Heucheras

    climbers for sale

    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 of white, pink and red flowers, which will add interest to any garden. Heucheras are very versatile, as they grow well in sun, shade and partial shade. Heucheras thrive in semi shade, as this will bring out the colour in the leaves, showing beautiful richer tones and veining. Read more or Buy heucheras online now

  • Lavender

    climbers for sale

    Lavenders are an easy to grow, evergreen plant that produces masses of beautifully scented flowers above green or silvery-grey foliage. This drought-tolerant plant will thrive in a sunny position, with well-drained soil. They can be planted in borders, containers, herb or gravel gardens and are excellent for bees and pollinators. Read more or

  • Herbaceous Perennials

    Perennials for sale Herbaceous perennials are the mainstay of any garden border and no garden should be without them. They can be deciduous, such as Lupins, or evergreen like many grasses. Perennials die back for the harshness of winter to reappear and flower for the majority of the summer and autumn for many years. We grow hundreds of varieties including new, unusual and rare species which allows us to offer one of the largest selections in Devon.
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  • Clematis

    climbers for sale

    is a climber that can be used in a garden to cover walls, and climb pergolas. Many varieties of clematis are scented and evergreen, and many provide a second flowering during the year. Clematis will grow in humus rich soil, and in sunny to partial shade positions. Read more or Visit our online shop

Controlling Vine weevil

climbers for sale Vine weevil is one of the most widespread, common and devastating garden pests. The adult weevils eat plant leaves during spring and summer, but it is the grubs that cause the most damage to plants. Over the autumn and winter they feed on plant roots. This damage often results in wilting and plant death. Read how we control thi pest and hints for you our use.
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This months
Gardening Tips/Hints

  • Hoe borders regularly to keep down weeds.
  • Be water-wise, especially in drought-affected areas.water early morning or late evening.
  • Pinch out sideshoots on tomatoes.
  • Harvest lettuce, radish, other salads and early potatoes.
  • Position summer hanging baskets and containers.
  • Plant out summer bedding.
  • Stake tall or floppy plants.
  • Prune many spring-flowering shrubs.
  • Shade greenhouses to keep them cool and prevent scorch.
  • Give your bedding plants and hanging baskets a liquid feed once a week for continuing blooms.
  • Cut back faded perennial plants to keep borders tidy.
  • Cut back hardy geraniums and delphiniums after the first flush of flowers to encourage new growth and further blooms.
  • Deadhead bedding plants and perennial plants to stop them self-seeding and to encourage further flowering.
  • Deadhead your roses to keep them looking tidy. Leave the flowers in place if your rose produces attractive hips (seed pods).

Plant Fairs

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.

July / August Fairs

July Events

Sunday 7th South Molton Plant Heritage
Held in the South Molton pannier market, from 10am to 3pm this free to enter event will have a diverse group of nurseries from across the South West of england. All supporting the Plant Heritage Charity. We will have a large range of potted spring bulbs, alpines, perennials, shrubs & climbers Visit Website
Sunday 14th Chenies Manor Buckinghamshire
A large one day event with nurseries from across the UK , held in and around this Tudor manor house, makes a great day out Visit Website
Sunday 27th Mid Devon Show
A traditional country show, we can be found in the floral marque along with the judging classes of flowers and vegetables. Held in the grounds of Knightshays Court in Tiverton Visit Website
Sunday 21st Highnam Court Gloucestershire
During the last 25 years, since Roger Head has been the owner, the gardens have been totally and lovingly restored to their former glory, with many new additions being made to compliment and enhance the original design. Specialist nurseries with many rare and unusual varieties set in the gardens. Visit Website
Thursday 25th Forde Abbey Summer Charity Fair
It’s a lovely day out for all the family with nurseries, classic cars on display, model boats, a dog show, scurry and flyball, falconry displays on horseback, a fun fair, fly fishing, a food court, lots of fabulous street food and so much more besides! Visit Website

August Events

Saturday 3rd to 4th Taunton Flower Show
Held in the center of Taunton in Vivary Park, this is the second oldest running flower show in England. A good mix of a traditional country show in a level parkland Visit Website
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th RHS Rosemoor
RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show, high lights the very best nurseries and local fare from the South West - all set against the stunning backdrop of the 65 acre (26ha) garden Visit Website

September Fairs

Sunday 1st Adwell House
The Adwell Estate lies on ground sloping down from the Chiltern Hills. Mature gardens and lakes to walk around with specialist nurseries Visit Website
Sunday 1st Athalhampton Plant Fair-Plant Heritage
Athelhampton House will be hosting the popular Autumn Plant Fair organised by Plant Heritage Dorset.  The Fair will be open from 10am -3pm and will feature a large number of independent growers from across the South and South West. There will be a wide range of plants including grasses, alpines, herbs, perennials, climbers & shrubs plus some. Additional features include garden ornaments and an Italian Coffee Stall. Although the Fair finishes at 3pm our Gardens remain open until 5pm,  Visit Website
Sunday 8th Bishop Palace Rare Plant Fair
Held amongst the ruins and gardens of the Bishops Palace this is our last Rare Plant Fair for 2019. Specialist nurseries from across the country Visit Website
Sunday 15th Mapperton House & Gardens
A popular charitable event held in the grounds of Mapperton House and gardens. Lots of autumn flowering plants will be on offer from specialist nurseries Visit Website
Sunday 15th TaVisitock Plant Fair-Plant Heritage
Held in the TaVisitock pannier market with a diverse group of nurseries from across the South West of england. We will have a range of autumn bulbs, alpines, perennials, shrubs & climbers Visit Website
Sunday 22nd RHS Rosemoor - Plant Heritage
Enjoy the gardens of Rhs Rosemoor and visit this one day show of selected nurseries fom across the South West of England.On offer will be a broad range of plants direct from the growers, often these varieties are not available at garden centres and could otherwise be lost to horticulture.Run by Plant Heritage North Devon this is a charitable effent Visit Website

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