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FutureStarrOrganic Nursery Near Me
Organic nurseries are guided by their ecological and sustainable philosophies, while maintaining and exceed the recommended quality of care. They love their children, but they take the safety and welfare of the children seriously. The best organic nurseries in your local area are the ones that keep their eyes on the prize: providing a safe, nurturing and loving environment for children.Looking for plants that won’t cost the earth? The rise in organic nurseries in this country is heartening. Here is a selection of the best organic nurseries the UK has to offer. While not all are certified organic, they are all already embracing organic and more sustainable practices.
Known for its excellent selection of rare plants, and plants for sustainable, edible food growing, Edulis is owned by Paul Barney, who trained in permaculture and organic farming systems and worked at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales before setting up his own design and nursery business. Although Edulis is not certified organic, Paul runs the nursery with an environmental approach to include the re-use of pots, collection of rainwater for irrigation and use of biological controls. The Walled Garden, Tidmarsh Lane, Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8 8HT. Tel 01635 578113/07802 812781, edulis.co.uk. Mail order available. Open Tuesday to Wednesday, 11am-4pm. Or, by appointment. Check website for open days and events/shows Edulis is attending. Closed November to January.A small nursery located on the west Wales coast, growing perennials and vegetable plants. The nursery holds a National Collection of rosemary.
It also specialises in fruit trees – particularly Welsh heritage fruit. Plants are produced on the nursery or sourced in the UK and are grown in peat-free compost using organic methods and the most sustainable pots possible. The nursery has areas actively managed for nature conservation, and many of the plants stocked are beneficial for pollinators and wildlife. Pontgarreg, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6AU. Tel 01239 654151, gwynfor.co.uk. Mail order available. Open Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-6pm.Extensive catalogue of organic gardening supplies available to view via printed catalogue or online. The company has been selling seed suitable for organic growing for more than 50 years, offering both organic and non-organic seeds – in this case non-organic means the seeds have come from plants grown by a non-organic grower, but will not have been treated or coated with chemicals. None of its offerings are from genetically modified seed or plant material. Also sells organic composts, pest controls and other gardening supplies. Tel 0344 967 0330, organiccatalogue.com. (Source: www.gardensillustrated.com)