About Little Heath Farm Nursery
Little Heath Farm Nursery is in a peaceful location adjacent National Trust Area of national Beauty land. It has a lovely cottage garden ambience amongst the wildness of nature. For many years, the Nursery has specialised in and become known for Alpines. Alongside that many other plant species are grown on and sold. The nursery grows a wide range of hardy plants and herbaceous perennials, alongside shrubs, ferns and trees, with many unusual varieties scattered in many of the categories. The Nursery is now run by Vanessa Garstin with her husband Jonathan maintaining the buildings, land and repairs.
The Nursery was started in the early 1970s by David Mansfield-Thomas, and subsequently operated by John and Jan Spokes who retired in early 2018. They had been at the Nursery for many years during which time they turned what was once a charming but somewhat neglected site into a quiet and picturesque nursery with a cottage garden atmosphere. After their retirement the Nursery quickly became overgrown before Vanessa and Jonathan took on its revival. John and Jan continue to help Vanessa, usually on a Thursday.
In the summer months, sitting outside amongst the flowers or beneath the grapevine, many visitors enjoy sharing the space with the numerous butterflies and birds that visit the Nursery. It is a perfect way to relax after an afternoon pottering around the nursery, or just reading and relaxing.
Lower down on the site next to the paddock field we have a small area of woodland where at a later date we intend to create a short woodland walk.
As many of our regulars say, time loses meaning when you visit us. Come here and experience that for yourself. We are sure there is pixie dust in the air here.
The Nursery site also provides a popular tea-room now called Miss Darmon, where you can sit and enjoy a delicious lunch with a french style, or simply a piece of home-made cake and a pot of tea in antique china or filter coffee. The Nursery is also home to DeJa Vu Vintage, selling antique mirrors, chandeliers and other architectural items.
Wed to Fri - 10.30am to 5pm
Saturday - 10.30am to 4.30pm (Closed Saturday 28th Sept 2019)
Sunday - 11am to 3.30pm
We are closed Mondays and Tuesday for maintenance work.
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Little Heath Farm Nursery, Little Heath Lane, Potten End, Herts, HP4 2RY