Chigwell Nursery

We will be open from Monday 1st March 2021

About Us

We are a family run garden centre established now for some sixty years plus.  Plants and growing are at the heart of our business and we just want to inspire our customers to enjoy their garden and have quality plants,  growing and flowering beautifully.  Our plants vary in size and price to suit every pocket and we are happy to help customers in their selection.

Job Vacancies at Chigwell Nursury

Please ask for an application form at the tills or send CV to chigwellnursery@btconnect.com or send a message via our form below.

Current vacancies

Shop Staff Required

Energetic and willing person required to join our team. The job involves all work within and outside the shop, including till work and lifting compost.

Driver Required (Wednesday - Saturday)

Delivery driver required. Will also include nursery work as required. Must be able to lift heavy items and ideally have a good local knowledge.

Greenhouse Staff Required (Seasonal)

To work in our greenhouses. Energetic and willing person needed to work on a variety of jobs from the potting machine to moving plants around.

Visit Chigwell Nursery

What's Happening now

We are pleased to say that when we reopen we wish to reassure you that we take our safety responsibilities very seriously and we are doing everything we can to ensure that we remain a safe and inspirational place to visit.

Since the lockdown, 3 million new gardeners have taken up the hobby joining us in becoming aware of the benefits to our physical and mental health. Now is the time to look forward to the warmer weather, to make plans, prepare and stock up for another busy gardening season. We all need cheering up and we have some fabulous  plants, full of colour, to do exactly that.

nandina-plant

 Nandina

We have a range of nandinas, wonderful evergreen shrubs with fiery red and orange foliage, scarlet berries, and small white flowers in summer.

Ideal in the garden or in containers, these easy to grow shrubs bring colour and interest 12 months a year.

Loropetalum-plant

Loropetalum

An evergreen shrub with deep reddish-purple leaves and spectacular firework-like bright pink, slightly fragrant flowers. Ideally planted in the garden or in containers, loropetalums provide the deep glossy foliage which really stands out when planted next to silvers and golds. Most purple leaf plants tend to drop their leaves in the winter so the loropetalums are unusual and such a great asset to the garden with the striking dark foliage at this time of year.

Viburnums-plant

Viburnum Tinus

An old favorite, this reliable evergreen shrub will grow happily in any position in the garden. It has red stems and has flowers bright pink in bud, opening to large pinky-white flowers. Reliable and easy to grow, the viburnums are a really joyful sight in the cold of winter.

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Get inspired and get ready for Christmas 2020 with the Chigwell Nursery!

What's Happening now

Bulbs

For our new gardener’s bulbs are such an easy and economical way of growing plants. We now have a large selection of bulbs ready for planting to ensure that you have a fabulous display in summer. We have an extensive range of dahlias which are so on-trend this year. Look out for the dinner plate size flowers of this year’s “Clydes Choice” with its giant orange flowerheads and “Purple Explosion”  with huge light purple flowers with white tips. Also new to us is a special range of dahlias suitable for cut flowers. There is Garden Wonder, a rich scarlet red, and Edinburgh a wine red/purple with white tips which will produce numerous flowers all summer long. We have our full range of begonias, many wonderful lilies, plus all our perennial bulbs such as iris, poppies, and peonies. Last year there was a huge demand for peonies so this year, why not try at growing it from a root – it’s very easy and much less expensive than buying a potted plant or, if you prefer, we have a fabulous range of potted perennial peonies coming in soon. Peonies are a real favourite of ours and, along with Agapanthus, they are the Chelsea Flower Show “must-have” plants! Bulbs are such a great way to introduce our little ones to gardening. A plastic pot, some compost, and a bulb, and the children can water and watch their bulb grow into an amazing plant, probably taller than them with all these wonderful flowers!

For those of us who missed planting Spring flowering bulbs, we also have a lovely range of potted bulbs just waiting to spring into flower. Here you will find old favourites such as daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, bluebells, crocus, anemones, and many many more.

Seeds, Vegetables, Seed Potatoes, and Bedding Plants

Seeds

Our new range of seeds are now in, ready for you to plan and purchase ready for the oncoming Spring. From sunflowers to tomatoes, there are seeds that the whole family can enjoy growing. Just a plastic pot with compost and you are all set. No need for a vegetable patch, a few pots can give you plenty of flowers, and tasty fruit and vegetables. Children will love to plant a seed and then watch a sunflower grow and grow or watch how a seed produces a mass of sweet tomatoes.

Vegetables

As well as our fantastic selection of veg seeds, we also have a good selection of onion sets, shallots, and garlic. Also, look out for the mushroom kits for easy home growing. For the early grower, we have a range of Grozone Growhouses to protect young plants from the frosty weather.

Seed Potatoes

Our range of seed potatoes are now in. This year we have extended the range to meet the needs of our more experienced gardeners and those of us who are keen to give it a try. As well as the old favourites such as King Edward and Maris Piper, why not try the hugely popular Charlotte or Rocket. We also have Arran Pilot, one of the UK’s favourite varieties with its great slug and scab resistance, Pentland Javelin one of the finest first earlies that you can grow, and many more varieties to choose from.

Once again, seed potatoes will grow happily in a large container or a potato sack. Pop the early varieties of seed potatoes into an egg box in a cool, light place to grow buds. When the buds are 2cm long, the potatoes are ready to plant. Quarter fill the container with compost, place the potatoes on top and cover with a layer of compost. As the leaves grow, keep covering them up with new compost. The main and late varieties can be planted straight in to the ground or into potato bags. Water regularly and that’s it! Fresh, tasty potatoes from the garden to the table. Handy tip: Always lift the potatoes the on day you want to eat them for that extra fresh taste – it makes all the difference!

Bedding Plants

We have a range of bedding plants such as winter pansies, polyanthus, violas, and primulas in a range of colours to brighten up your pots and containers. We have ready planted tulips, daffodils, muscari, and crocus all now showing their green shoots. Also, traditional bluebells, snowdrops,  aconites, and anemone blanda (which have an amazingly long flowering time) in pots ready for planting in the garden or in containers. We have a selection of planted containers to give a taste of Spring and to bring some cheer to these Winter months. Perennial cowslips and aubretia will be arriving very soon plus a selection of wildflowers including the wild primrose, perfect in a shady spot, giving great early Spring colour.

Composts and feeds

big tom tomato feed

We have a new range of peat-free composts, “New Horizon” by Westland.  This revolutionary peat-free comes in an all plant compost and as a vegetable compost and as a tomato planter. It’s formulated to outperform all peat-based blends. We also have the new “Big Tom” grow bags enriched with seaweed and calcium in which you can grow 3 plants. and will provide a feed for 6 weeks. Add to this the Big Tom liquid feed, not only to encourage fruiting but to encourage flowering plants to produce more flowers.

Inside, we have a new range of solar lighting which includes solar lanterns for the table or to hang in your trees and shrubs to give a magical effect to the nighttime

garden. We also have a range of solar water features – just take out of the box, add water, and job done! Such an easy way of adding a stunning feature to the garden. Look out for new wind chimes and ornamental stakes to give sound and interest.

There are plenty of clearing-up jobs to be done in the garden this month and we have a nice selection of hand tools plus Briars gloves to help. We haven’t forgotten

the children and they have their own range of gloves and tools to help with the gardening. We have new doormats to smarten up the home inside and out, and we have a new addition to the Garden Centre – Zoon Pet Accessories, a range of pet beds and toys for our 4 legged friends, which our dogs are certainly very excited about!

salters dog food

Dog food

Not forgetting the Salters Dog Premium Food. I have been using this dog food for a great number of years after meeting the owner on a dog course at Writtle  College.

I was very impressed with the pride and care that went into producing this brand, from the high quality ingredients to the method of drying. Suitable for all sizes and ages of dogs plus those with skin allergies.

classic bird feed

Bird Care

As we all know, it is so important at this time of year to feed our birds. Most of the berries have been eaten, the ground is often hard and frozen and food is scarce.

We have a full range of bird seeds, feeds, and accessories to make sure our feathered friends receive enough nourishment in these winter months.

We look forward to welcoming you back into the Nursery and feel sure that you will find it uplifting in these difficult times.

Keep safe and healthy and Happy Gardening!

What's Happening now

This winter we may be entertaining outside, and to make our patios and gardens feel more cosy, we have the following ideas.

Let’s start by making the patio clean and free of the slippery surface that we tend to get in the cold damp weather by brushing in Patio Magic. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to get brilliant results!

Revamp your pots with winter bedding and colourful evergreen shrubs.

Decorate with pretty lights – we have a large selection for outside.

A firepit or chimnea to keep you warm and to BBQ if desired.

We also have a new selection of outdoor mirrors to add to the atmosphere and to reflect the lights and the warm glow of the firepit and chimnea.

We also have in Stock:

Kindling

Kiln dried hardwood logs

Smokeless coal

Plus fresh jumbo farm eggs, locally produced Honey and to keep our dogs and puppies in the best possible health, we now sell

Salter’s high quality dog food.

Our Christmas display 2020

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Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and come and visit Chigwell Nursery to see all of the latest plants, shrubs, trees, gardening tools and season plants that we have to offer.

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About us

We are a family run garden centre established now for some sixty years plus.  Plants and growing are at the heart of our business and we just want to inspire our customers to enjoy their garden and have quality plants,  growing and flowering beautifully.  Our plants vary in size and price to suit every pocket and we are happy to help customers in their selection.

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