Contact phone numbers 01724733940 or 07875732535


We are open by appointment 9.00 until 6.00 or dusk


Our plants are propagated and grown in the nursery.


Comprehensive information on pot and bed labels.


Extensive range of ornamental grasses.


Competitive prices.


Plenty of sound advice.



Harrogate Show

Premier Gold Award with Silver Salver at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Westshores Nurseries specialises in the production of ornamental grasses, autumn flowering perennials and scented pelargoniums.

Who are we?

Westshores Nurseries was opened in 1985 by Gail Summerfield and until 2005 operated as a small garden centre. In 2006 a decision was taken to specialise and begin exhibiting at shows.

Gail taught horticulture at Bishop Burton College in East Yorkshire for 16 years bringing together her academic background as a botanist and hands on experience as a nurseryman. For 6 years she also taught private courses.

John Summerfield joined the business full time in 1995 just as the nursery was respnding to a request from a garden designer to produce ornamental grasses for some large scale commissions. He became responsible for the propagation and production of grasses.

G & J selling


Customers are welcome to come to the nursery, but are advised to make contact beforehand to ensure we will be on site. A mail order service operates on an informal basis using email and phone [07875732535].

We offer help and advice on choosing plants, but stress we are not garden designers.

Where are we?


Winterton is 5 miles north of Scunthorpe just off the A1077 and 7 miles west of the southern end of the Humber Bridge. Our post code is DN15 9QF and house number 82.


Gail and John have been giving talks to gardening clubs and HPS groups for over twenty years. They have a portfolio of a wide range of topics and enjoy a good reputation.

Visits to the nursery

Clubs and groups are welcome to book visits to the nursery.


Hardy Ferns

Our colleague Neil Timm at The Fern Nursery, Grimsby Road, Binbrook, Lincs. LN8 6DH is 35 miles [1 hour] to the SE of Westshores. He has a secluded garden and a wide variety of hardy ferms propagated by him.

Contact Neil at

Shrubs & Perennials

If you are looking for choice shrubs and perennials we recommend visiting or contacting Gill and Gayle at Morton Nurseries, Old Mansfield Road, Morton, Retford, Notts. DN22 8HE. They always have some interesting and unusual stock.

They can be contacted via their web site