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. We are perfectly situated between two of our countries finest gardens, Great Dixter and Sissinghurst Castle are just minutes away.
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 Case, 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.
In 2018 we rebuilt four of our glasshouses, the Carnation House, Cucumber House, Pelargonium House and Hot House. Please see our history to learn more about Ernest Hardcastle, the original Head Gardener.
Emma is in charge of plants, she lives and breathes gardening and with her HND in Commercial Horticulture gained at Hadlow College, Emma is always on the lookout for interesting plants to add to the nurseries collection.
At The Walled Nursery, you will find bedding plants for instant colour, shrubs for structure, an interesting range of great quality perennials as well as vegetable and fruit plants, house plants, succulents and cacti.
Not only is our nursery a beautiful garden within its own right, it is a working nursery designed to inspire you with our beautiful but productive stock beds. All of our plants are grown in Melcourts Sylvagrow Peat Free Compost which is also the only compost we sell. We do not use pesticides in the nursery only using biological control.
When visiting us to browse our plants why not enjoy breakfast, lunch or tea in our beautiful Vinery Café, serving seasonal, simple yet delicious meals and bringing our Victorian Vinery back to life.