About The Nursery
The Walled Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Hawkhurst, Kent. We are nestled in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we believe we have our own unique piece of outstanding beauty right here within our walls.
Our nursery is set within a Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden – one of the very few left intact in the UK today. The Walled Nursery boasts 13 Victorian Glasshouses, including a Melon House, a Cucumber House, a Peach House, a Fernery and a ¾ span Vinery. The nursery once served the house that is now St Ronan’s School and these glasshouses are still earning their keep today.
As our gardens burst into colourful spring bloom, we start growing bedding Geraniums in the Tomato House, annuals and cut flower plants in the Cucumber House, bedding plants for pots and baskets in the Carnation House and ‘grow-to-order’ plants in the Melon House.
Come autumn, when we are surrounded by brilliant copper, red and golden hues, we are propagating in the Hothouse, while the rest of the glasshouses are full of our hardy annuals and perennials.
2017 sees us in the throes of rebuilding our Carnation House, Cucumber House, Pelargonium House and Hot House. We have been given a huge gift by the granddaughter of the original Head Gardener of our estate enabling us to rebuild these precious glasshouses. Please see our history to learn more about Ernest Hardcastle, the original Head Gardener.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or tea in our beautiful Vinery Café, serving seasonal, simple yet delicious meals and bringing our Victorian Vinery back to life.
In addition to their more conventional roles, our gardens and glasshouses play host to a series of lectures, courses, festivals and events throughout the year and are available for filming and photography. If you would like to discuss holding an event or filming at The Walled Nursery, please e-mail us.
Whether you are looking for that special plant or simply wish to enjoy the peace of our gardens, come and share our little piece of paradise. We know you won't be disappointed.