Gardeners Delight Nursery Based in Barnstaple.

Providing plants, gardening services, on-line ordering and at local markets

Based in Barnstaple North Devon, Gardeners Delight Nursery are a family run plant nursery growing award winning plants for over 25 years. We have won many awards at plant shows and helped local towns and business attain national gold and international awards with our stunning flower displays for Britain in Bloom.

Bedding Plants Available now, available at our nursery site in Barnstaple.

We grow a large selection of bedding plants. All our bedding plants are grown here in North Devon and selected for performance and suitability for our unique climate. We also have a selection of ready made hanging baskets and offer a reminder planting service if you have your own baskets. We grow for both Barnstaple and Ilfracombe in Bloom ensuring you that our standards are award winning.

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Hints and tips July

  • Water & liquid feed summer bedding plants regularly for long lasting blooms.
  • Dead head summer bedding plants.
  • Dead head roses and keep an eye out for green fly, soapy water works well in reducing numbers
  • Plant herbaceous perennials for long lasting colour, and mark or plan areas that will need to redesign or plant later in the year. Include in your plans a tree to plant in the autumn a great way of reducing your carbon footprint
  • Reduce how often you cut the grass as the weather heats up, slightly longer grass will hold moisture closer to the soil surface, or leave an area to grow and set seed for the wild life
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Start to crop all those delicious vegetables you have been growing
  • It was a very cold spring and many seeds did not germinate, make a note for next year and watch your local weather before sowing, later sown vegetables always catch up the early ones.
  • Take out side shoots on tomatoes and feed regularly
  • Plant winter squash and kale this month
  • Summer prune Apple and pear trees
  • Protect soft fruits from birds
  • Sit back and enjoy the effort you have put into your garden over the year and be inspired by the wonders of nature that you have helped along the way


View Our Events calendar for 2022.

We trade at a large range of specialists plant fairs showing our range of herbaceous perennial range includes many rare and unusual varieties; new and AGM varieties, and lots of old favorites.

  • South Molton Pannier market August Sunday 10
  • Highnam Court Gloucestershire August Sunday 24
  • Taunton Flower Show Fri 5 & Sat 6 August
  • Rhs Rosemoor Fri 12 to Sun 14 August
  • Adwell House Sun 4 September
  • Bishop Palace Wells Sun 11 September
  • Mapperton House Somerset Sun 11 September
  • Langford House Sun 25 September

Buy Local grown trees from our family run nursery

Trees help to form the structure of the land we live on. They filter the air, feed the soil, provide a safe haven for wildlife and provide a source food. In our gardens we can plant ornamental trees for leaf colour and flowers or fruit trees for those delicious fresh fruits, berries and nuts. Our trees are selected to grow in North Devon, with a range of heights and shapes to suit your needs.

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Gardening Service around North Devon

We offer a fully comprehensive range of gardening services Gardening service around North Devon

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  • General Garden Services:regular or one offs, Including:- Lawn maintance, Pruning, Tree & shrub planting, hedgecutting garden clearance.
  • Landscaping/ Garden Design : small, large we create plan using our local knowledge and experience.
  • Tree Surgery: With our training and skill we can renovate a tree with branch removal and thinning to remove diseased areas and constrict the growth as well as removal of the complete tree. We chip all cutting to be used by you as mulch or reused at our nursery.
  • Water gardens:Creating a water garden or feature in your garden requires careful thought, is it for wildlife, aquatics, or as a focal point with sound, reflections and movement. Having decided why you require a pond or water garden we can give you advice based on our experience on the correct location, size, shape and depth required as well as carry out the construction.
  • Specialist Prunning: With our thirty years of experience gained growing plants at our nursery in Barntaple and gardening for clients across North Devon we have a wealth of knowledge on when, how and if you can prune a particular plant, with the renovation of older mature fruit trees and wisteria being a specialty.
  • Commercial/Holiday Home

See our full range of services


Gardeners delight blogs

Plant for
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Dry shade is found when the ground is sheltered from the rain by the base of walls or from the canopy of large trees. Areas of dry shade can be particularly difficult for having any success when planting many varieties of plants. The first step to improve the soil is by enhancing its ability to hold water. This can be done during the spring and autumn, and can be done by adding organic matter to the area. This will allow the soil to remain damp throughout the season. If adding mulch to a particularly dry patch in your garden, and you require something that will thrive there; the following bulbs can be used Hardy Cyclamen, Coum & Hederifolium leucojum Gravetye Giant Muscari Babys Breath
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Creating a Garden on the North Devon Coast

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Living on the beautiful North Devon coast brings with it a multitude of problems for those wishing to create and maintain a garden, with high winds, salt laden air and extremes of temperature. There is however an advantage over those gardening further inland as the winter temperatures tend to be slightly higher and ground frost are rare, which opens up a range of plants from more temperate climates to be grown. As with all gardens we will start from the ground up and suggest some ways to create a good successful coastal garden.
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How to: plant and grow spring flowering bulbs in containers

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Spring flowing bulbs in containers, pots and window boxes provide instant impact at the start of spring. By combining two, three or more bulbs that flower at different times can lengthen the period of time you have colour for. Planting in layer's can also generate longer lasting displays.
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Water logged gardens, why and how to fix ?

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It has been a really wet winter so far this year in North Devon and many gardeners are looking at a waterlogged garden with puddles that will not drain.
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