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Published June 19th 2016
Lots to Love at Notts Nursery
Winter is the perfect time for gardeners to collect ideas and plan new plantings for their garden. I love walking around nurseries and picturing plants in my garden. One of the most inspirational nurseries I have visited is Notts Nursery. Here, plants, outdoor furniture and wall art are combined and presented as suggestions for beautiful outdoor living. Trading as a retail nursery since 1989, David and Judy have a wealth of experience and passion for growing thriving plants.
Let me take you on a tour. Leaving the shop, follow the path through the restful rainforest area where your cares will slip away.
The many seating displays suggest pockets of serenity for your own garden.
Take in the overhead lighting display. Imagine these lanterns adding beautiful ambiance to your outdoor entertaining area.
Succulents, herbs, vegetable seedlings, flowering plants, ferns, natives and fruit trees; what will you choose?
The water gardens are so inviting that emus and cranes come and drink.
If you are looking for a gift, there is a huge selection: mirrors, wall decorations, mobiles, photo frames, clocks, lanterns, candles and jewellery. Venturing outside, there is even more to choose from: pots, statues, garden ornaments, and plants - both small and tall. Their handpicked home and gift range comes from local and international sources and features rustic and country styles.
I loved the clever plantings, teardrop glass terrariums, wire-framed pots, wall pots on lattice, and slender tube plantings in large bottles that highlight the beauty of the glass container.
Many of the attractive plantings are unique to Notts Nursery. If you still want to get your hands dirty creating a gift, gardeners can select from a variety of decorated pots and containers for ground, wall or hanging display; and plant their own personalised present. I was privileged to get a sneak peak at a new planting idea of David's. These beautiful bromeliad balls are about to burst onto the market in all their vibrant colour.
I loved the vivid red bromeliad and used one as the feature plant in a gorgeous painted pot I found for a special birthday gift.
The handcrafted counter of oregon, kauri and jarrah, and strelitzia stained glass window were made for the nursery by friends and perfectly complement the outdoor beauty of the nursery. David and Judy have created a stunning nursery of many decorated and restful garden rooms, with so much to discover around every corner, including the kitchen sink.