Chockablock Tableware Rainbow Garden

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Postal Address:
Ash Tree Farm, Ash Cross

Phone: +44 (01803) 712437
Mob: 07980 922316

Opening Times

The Nursery is open Sunday to Wednesday inclusive from March to November from 9.30 - 5. (Sundays 10-4)

  • Visitors to the nursery are welcome to walk around the Rainbow Garden and wildlife pond which are at present under construction
  • Refreshments are available at the nursery
  • Level walks and disabled access
  • Dogs are allowed on leads only

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Rainbow Garden

In late 2007 we began the work of renovating the old nursery and the associated, selling and plant growing areas. Gradually, in our spare time, we are changing these areas to reflect what our current plant nursery grows and sells today.

The old plant selling area' is now a fully functional, demonstration 'Kitchen Garden', with raised beds, compost heaps and gravel pathways between, which is available for visitors to wander around.

The land surrounding the polytunnels, was previously used as the outside growing area for the old nursery, this area is now changing. We are now in the process of removing and re-locating old shrubs and re-creating this area as a demonstration garden, with level pathways and beds planted in a 'Cottage Garden' style, with old fashioned roses and perennials, including wildflowers, which are beneficial to birds and insects. The planting is unusually 'Colour-Themed'. Single colours only, are used in planting schemes, hence the name 'The Rainbow Garden'. This new garden is of course, still 'a work in progress' but is already establishing very well.

The new garden also includes a newly constructed 'Wildlife Pond '. The pond area is planted specifically with British native plants and other food and habitat plants which are beneficial to our native wildlife. The large (artificial) pond was dug out in 2007 and is now a haven for wildlife with a wealth of dragonflies, slow-worms, newts, frogs and toads besides hedgehogs, and other mammals and birds regularly visiting.

Hedgehog shelters, bird nesting boxes and invertebrate homes are all incorporated into the new garden and re-cycled materials are being used to build new pergolas, pathways and garden sculptures too.

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Events & Courses

  • Tatton Park Gold

    Pam Gregson of `Wild About Flowers` the wildflower nursery based here at Ash Tree Farm, grew most of the plants used for the Gold Medal Winning Garden…

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  • Courses For Horses

    1. Anna Bonnage will be running a 4 day `Riding Clinic` at Ash Tree Farm on September 16/17/18/19 2011 (friday - monday). Anyone interested, …

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  • Evening Opening For The National Gardens Scheme 20th August (Saturday) 7 - 10pm

    On Saturday August 20th we are having our first Evening Opening. Between 7pm and 10pm you are welcome to wander around the garden by gentle candlelig…

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