Specialist Herb Growers - Pepperpot Nursery
All herbs showing as available to order are ready now and will be despatched as a complete order within three working days.
This year, we are open for retail sales:
Mon - Fri only between 9am and 4pm until the end of July.
Selborne Road, Alton GU34 3HL by the Wolf's Lane and A31 junction
Dates of where we're selling at retail events are listed at the bottom of this page...
In 2016 we moved the nursery from the Surrey Hills to Hampshire and are now based on the outskirts of Chawton in the South Downs National Park. We only grow on a seasonal basis, without the use of artificial heat or light, so our range changes throughout the year and is the reason why some herbs show as being 'out of stock' - they're either still growing or not being grown at the minute because of the time of year.
|The nursery is named after the landmark Pepperpot building in the centre of Godalming; the town where we lived when we first started growing our herbs.|
• Specialist herb nursery - all grown by us.
• Garden herb plants - all of the herbs are in 9cm pots
• Delivery to the UK Mainland - see ORDERS tab for more info
|Established in 1998, we have expanded from initially supplying garden centre customers throughout the South East to also selling direct at local Farmers Markets and Garden Shows.|
However, after numerous requests from customers wanting to buy directly from us, but unable to get to a retail event that we're attending, or for those who want to buy during the times when we dont attend any markets or shows, we are now able to offer a mail order service to customers throughout the UK Mainland.
All of the Herbs in our online catalogue are currently supplied in 9cm pots.
|Independent and RHS Garden Shows, Festivals, Farmers' Markets, Nursery and Herb Events.|
We have been incredibly since starting the move of the nursery to the new site and although there are still a few things to finish off, we are all set up and trading fully from Hampshire. There was a huge amount of work involved in changing it from a field previously used for grazing, we had to install water and electric, an access road, put up the polytunnels and other structures and then finally move the herbs.
We continue to supply lots of garden centres, nurseries, landscapers, florists, restaurants, gardens and other outlets whilst also selling at a range of events at the weekends during the main gardening season - all details are listed below.
Click on the photo, above right, to get ideas and inspiration from the wonderful planting in the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Gold Medal winning, 5 a Day Garden by Burgon and Ball where we supplied edible flowers, salad leaves, herbs and chamomile plants.
|Farmers' Markets, Garden Shows and Events: Where to find us!|
Sat, Sun 21st, 22nd RHS on tour - Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park
Tue 7th Guildford Farmers' Market
Tue 4th - Sun 9th RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
Best Selling Items
Basil Holy Herb Plant
Holy Basil / Purple Tulsi
Ocimum tenuiflorum sanctum
Tender Annual. Ht 30cm. Small, serrated edge leaves of olive/purple on purple stem. Also known as Tulsi, often confused with Thai Basil as it's often called Thai Holy Basil, but has a a very different and unique scent and flavour and is commonly used in Thai cuisine.
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Tarragon French Herb Plants
Half Hardy Perennial. Ht 40cm. This tarragon has smooth, dark green, spear shaped, narrow leaves with a very strong flavour that is superior to any other Tarragon. It will need protection from frost. Plant in slightly moist soil in full sun. Used extensively in French cuisine, particularly chicken, egg and fish dishes.
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Mint Apple Herb Plants
Perennial. Ht 1m. A popular mint, this is a tall and vigorous growing variety with large round hairy leaves and mauve flowers in Summer. Plant in a moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. The leaves can be used for mint sauce, jelly, fruit salads and drinks whilst the stems are popular in flower arrangements.
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