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.



Talks - Nursery Visits - Workshops


Recently talks to gardening clubs and other groups have become a major part of our business. The Westshores Team has an extensive list of titles with a diversity of subject matter.

The topic determines whether Gail or John is the lead speaker. For some both make a contribution.


A few comments from members of a Hardy Plant Society group:

1. "Great double act, interesting information."

2. "One of the best speakers we have listened to."

3. "Very humerous & witty, also informative."

4. "Always a good duo."

We try to make our presentations informative and entertaining. When there are demonstrations we use a webcam so that everyone can see.

There are 23 talks on our list and more in preparation. We hope there is something for everyone because audiences often contain people with a range of interests and gardening expertise. We have used a code to assist with making an appropriate choice.

[1] general interest; [2] gardening clubs; [3] HPS and specialist groups.

We are willing to travel up to 2 hours from home. Overnight stays are not possible because our dog cannot be left overnight.

We are able to deliver talks by Zoom. Groups which are a long way from us may like to use this facility. A laptop with a Wifi connection linked to speakers and a projector will make it possible for a presentation in your usual meeting venue with the speakers in absentia.


We keep fees to a minimum because we know from our local gardening club how difficult it is for small groups to afford good speakers especially if they have to travel some distance.

For groups under 50 in number our charge for 2021-22 is £60. For larger groups the fee is £65. If audiences are significantly larger the price is negotiable. We endeavour to keep the cost of travel to a modest level, but circumstances can change.

Whenever possible we bring plants to sell, but we do not pay commission on sales.

Bookings are made by John. Please email or phone him [07875732535].

Click here for details of our talks.

Nursery Visits

Garden gateWe welcome group visits and try to make the experience informative.

Following a short welcome John introduces visitors to some of the mysteries of ornamental grasses and their production.

Gail follows up with information on scented pelargoniums and their welfare.

We will match these sessions to the interesdts of the group.

The group is then free to look round both gardens. and the sales area which has a very wide selection of ornamental grasses and a good range of autumn flowering perennials. Scented pelargoniums can be found in the aluminium greenhouse and recently we introduced a selection of salvias.


Towads the end of the visit we serve coffee/tea and cake in the open fronted barn in the courtyard garden.







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East Facing





There is a charge of £3.50 per head for a visit and the proceeds are donated to The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society - now known as 'Perennial'.




Between 1st April and the end of September gardening clubs can book daytime and twilight workshop sessions. The two practical activities scheduled are Propagation and Flower Familes. Each session lasts 3 hours with a break for light refreshments. There is a charge of £7.50 per head. Groups must be a minimum of 12 and not exceed 18.

Contact John [07875732535 or email] to discuss or make a booking for a visit or workshop.