Visit our Barnstaple Based Nursery

Gardeners Delight Nursery is situated on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon, on a beautiful 5 acre plot. We have been growing for over 25 years, and have helped our local towns and businesses gain both gold national and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom.

Our traditional growing plant nursery is based on the outskirts of Barnstaple at Roundswell and we still grow over 90% of the plants that we sell.

As an independent local family run plant centre, we grow over 1000 different varieties of plants including, shrubs, climbers, herbaceous perennials, ornamental and fruit trees as well as bulbs, bedding and vegetable plants. As we grow such a large proportion of the plants we sell our plants are suited to the local Devon climate and are of the highest quality at affordable prices. Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener our friendly trained staff are on hand to assist you. Our new Farm Shop is stocked with delicious fresh vegetables, Preserves and sauces made using our produce, eggs from our free-range chickens and a selection of cheeses and dairy produce from Devon farms. Now Open our new coffee area and NOW OPEN our Farm Shop with a range of delicious vegetables, preserves and more Enjoy a relaxing coffee or tea with cake in our coffee area.

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Some of the plants and features at available at the nursery

Raspberry Splash


Heucheras are an evergreen, herbaceous perennial that are native to North America. Heucheras come into flower during spring to early summer, displaying several forms of attractive heart shape leaves, which can be ruffled or smooth. They also have a wide range of colourful foliage, including golden yellow to near black, with plumes



Clematis is a climber that can be used in a garden to cover walls, and climb pergolas. Many varieties of clematis are scented and evergreen, and many provide a second flowering during the year. Clematis will grow in humus rich soil, and in sunny to partial shade positions. All our clematis are grown in 2 litre deep pots ready to plant and not in small 9cm liner pots. We cut back to plants to 60 cm canes, this aids transport and allows the plant to bush quickly when planted out .
dicentra spectabilis bleeding heart.


Agapanthus, also known as the African lily, is herbaceous perennial. They flower during the summer, and have flowers in the common shades of blue and purple, and also white and pink
hellebore double ellen red


Hellebores (commonly known as the Christmas or Lenten rose) are perennial garden plants with elegant, cup shaped nodding flowers. They are perfect for brightening up shady areas during late winter and early spring. Some species are grown for their striking evergreen architectural foliage.
Flower colours range from pure white, through shades of yellow to pink and dark maroon, with spotted throats. Single and double flowered forms are also available.
You can under plant hellebores with spring flowering galanthus, crocus and dwarf narcissi to both compliment and attract the eye.
The subtle flowers of many hellebores are often hidden by the large leaves, so ensure they can be seen clearly by removing the old leaves on stemless types in late winter or early spring as the flower buds emerge. This is particularly important for diseased foliage that can harbour hellebore leaf spot, an unsightly fungal disease. Exposing the flowers in this way will also help insects to pollinate the flowers and ensure a good seed set for new plants that can be propagated from the resulting seed.
Ellen Double- Red


Herbaceous peonies will add that wow factor to your herbaceous border with their large showy blooms, which make excellent cut flowers.
They will flower from March into May with a full pallet of colours and flower forms, many are also scented.
Peonies are considered difficult to grow but if you follow a few simple rules these plants will provide colour and enjoyment for a lifetime.
  • Plant in full sun, in neutral to slightly alkaline soil which drains well.
  • Do not plant to deep. The eyes of the plant should be no more than 2cm below the surface.
Peonies are relatively drought tolerant when established, though flowering may be impaired during particularly dry spells at the time of flower bud development. It is important to water very well for the first year after planting.
You should feed your peonies with a balanced general fertiliser, such as Growmore in the spring, but avoid over-feeding with high nitrogen fertilisers.
To conserve moisture and suppress weeds, mulch around the crown with organic matter such as composted bark, garden compost or well-rotted manure. Making sure not to cover the crown itself.
The flower stems may not be strong enough to keep the often heavy flamboyant flowers upright and staking is often required.
You should also cut the foliage to ground level as it dies back in the autumn to reduce risk of peony wilt.
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Bearded Iris

Tall flowering bearded Iris is a classic plant found in many herbaceous borders and starts the transition from spring to summer flowering plants. Large Bearded irises are one of the great joys of spring and early summer, because of their almost limitless flower colour and the bold flamboyance of the flower shape.
These irises are extremely easy to grow. Planting them in full sun is essential as these plants originate from Croatia, where the summers are long and hot.
They should also be planted in soil that is only moderately fertile, with the crown of the plant visible on the surface.
It is important to cut back to the base of the plant any old flower stems and tidy up the foliage in early winter to around 100cm.
Mulch around the plant annually and lift and divide every three to four years as the rhizome grows, as the plant will only flower on the new outer sections of the rhizome. Dividing encourages new flowering.
As the Spring merges into the Summer continue to plant summer flowering herbaceous perennials that will grow into the spaces left by the Spring plants that now die back and restore themselves for the following year. This will give your garden a continuation of colour, along with a whole new look. .
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Also at our nursery

Our Farm Shop is stocked with delicious fresh vegetables grown by ourselves, local farms and a few items from around the world. Preserves and sauces made using our produce, eggs from our free-range chickens along with a selection of cheeses and dairy products from Devon farms.
Nursery Nibbles Coffee from freshly ground beans, organic fair trade teas and creamy hot chocolate, along with a selection of chilled drinks For hotter days cold drinks can be enjoyed with a slice of cake in either our inside or outside seating area.