Westshores Nurseries specialises in the production of ornamental grasses and autumn flowering perennials. A mail order service operates using email and the phone. Customers are welcome to call at the nursery, but are advised to make contact beforehand. Help and advice are available with choosing grasses when people are planning a bed or new garden.
Talks, Visits & Workshops
Proprietors Gail & John Summerfield have been giving talks to gardening clubs and other groups for almost 20 years. They have an established reputation as entertaining and informative speakers.
Garden clubs and other interested groups can also book nursey visits and workshops.
Who are we?
Westshores Nurseries was opened in 1985 by Gail Summerfield and operated for many years as a small garden centre. She taught horticulture part-time 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.
John Summerfield joined the business full time in 1995 just as the nursery was responding to a request from a garden designer to produce a wide selection of ornamental grasses for some large scale commissions.
In 2005 Westshores narrowed its focus to concentrate on ornamental grasses and autumn flowering perennials. At the same time the portfolio of talks for gardening clubs was significantly increased and a decision was made to exhibit at shows. In September 2013 with a handful of Harrogate Show gold awards already to their credit they achieved a premier gold with silver salver and scored second best in show.
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.
We no longer have regular opening times. You are welcome to call in, but we suggest, if you are travelling some distance that you contact us beforehand [01724 733940 or 07875732535 or email]
There is parking for four vehicles at the top of the drive. Please ring the bell at the gate and wait until Braddock, our big friendly german shepherd, is removed to avoid a very fussy welcoming ritual and more important stop him making a bid for freedom.
Our colleagues at The Fern Nursery, Grimsby Road, Binbrook, Lincs. LN8 6DH are 35 miles [1 hour] to the SE of Westshores. They have a secluded garden to visit at no charge and many unusual varieties of hardy ferms. Contact Neil Timm at www.fernnursery.co.uk.
Shrubs & Perennials
If you are looking for choice shrubs and perennials we recommend visiting or contacting Morton Nurseries, Old Mansfield Road, Morton, Retford, Notts. DN22 8HE. Gill McMaster, the proprietor, always has some interesting and unusual stock. She can be contacted via her web site www.morton-nurseries.co.uk.