The Walled Nursery is a family-run business in Hawkhurst, Kent headed up by husband and wife team, Emma and Monty Davies. The team at The Walled Nursery are all passionate about what they do, be it creating the most delicious soups or cakes in the Vinery Café kitchen or taking cuttings from stock plants which have been carefully tended to in the nursery borders, The Walled Nursery is a labour of love for everyone.
Monty & Emma Davies
Emma had had her eye on the Walled Nursery for a long time – 20 years to be exact. When she met Cornishman, Monty, they formed the Garden Gate gardening business but agreed that if the Walled Nursery ever came up for sale, it would be theirs. However, they hadn’t banked on that day arriving when they had a toddler and a two-month-old baby to deal with – and two boys at that! They had no choice but to hit the ground running and opened the gates as the proud new owners in February 2010.
Monty and Emma have extensive horticulture experience both studying at Hadlow College in Kent. Monty gained an HND in landscape management and went onto self-employment in the gardening industry. Emma gained an HND in Commercial Horticulture whilst volunteering under the revered Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter. She then went on to work at Sissinghurst Castle as a gardener for many years.
On the face of it two such different people, Emma’s drive and determination combined with Monty’s philosophical approach to life and instinctive understanding of nature, have combined to make a team that not only hit the ground running very successfully, but have transformed this Victorian Walled Nursery into modern day business to be reckoned with.