Long Acre Plants
Charlton Musgrove
nr Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 8EX

Tel 01963 32802
email: info@longacreplants.co.uk


From 2017 we will be open by appointment only, Monday - Friday, for the collection of orders previously placed on line or over the phone. Sadly we found that the sales area was not justifying the work that went into it and we are now using the space more effectively for growing more lovely things and plant despatch.



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By the nature of a plant nursery, the office is not always manned (we spend our days producing plants and sending orders ). Mornings, early in the week, are often the best time to find us near a telephone. Email is usually the quickest way to get a response.
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How to Find Us
Long Acre Plants is signposted in both directions on the B3081 between Charlton Musgrove and the A303.
From the A303 at the Tinkers Hill exit, take the road to Wincanton/Bayford. At the Hunters Lodge take the B3081 to Bruton and Charlton Musgrove, after half a mile you will pass Hillside Farm on your left, the road narrows and slopes down and you go through a dip with a stone house (Whitelodge) on your right. Please indicate right! As you rise out of the dip there is a small lane on the right. The Nursery is 50 yards down this lane. Please park carefully.
From Bruton
Take the B3081 to Wincanton and Gillingham. After about 5 miles as you rise up a hill before you get to the Racecourse, you will see a sign post pointing left to Gillingham, again the B3081. Take this road and drive right through Charlton Musgrove. A series of winding bends and eventually a sign pointing right to Rectory Lane will follow. Don't take this but travel 200 yards further on to a small lane on your left. The Nursery is 50 yards down this lane. Please park carefully.

We are three miles or so from the new Piet Oudolf garden at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset. It's a beautiful garden to visit and has its own restaurant. Best to contact them ahead of time to book at table. www.hauserwirthsomerset.com/garden. We also have the National Trust Stourhead Gardens just to the East of us, the most beautiful landscape garden at any time of the year.
Meet the Team
Nigel and Michelle - the nursery founders - met in 1987 at Wisley and established Long Acre Plants in 1997.
Kate - has worked at the Nursery in since 2010, and deals with sales, orders and customer advice and is in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Magda - has also been here since 2010 and handles plant propogation and plant selection.
Neil - handles all aspects of plant production.
Tracey - handles plant despatch along with Dillon, a springer spaniel, an occasional part time canine attendee!
Adrian - looks after plant propogation.
Lara joined the team in 2017 and works across the nursery. She is often joined by Edward, her terrier, who sports his very own high vis jacket!

The entire team are keen gardeners and share many formal horticultural qualifications and decades of gardening exprience.

Best Selling Plants

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots. Wonderful for natural or semi wild planting schemes.
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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

A truly magnificent fern with splendid crests and arching fronds, said to be the 'King of the British Ferns'. In time, to 1.2m tall. Very effective in a pot against a north facing wall. Semi-evergreen.
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Corydalis elata

Corydalis elata

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

Fragrant, piercing blue flowers in May and June and all Summer if not too dry. Easy in a soil that retains a bit of moisture, does very well with us under an apple tree. More perennial, easier and a better garden plant than flexuosa.


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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn. Described in a recent RHS trial as 'an excellent' plant and deserving of its AGM.

Very easy to look after, just comb out any old and abttered leaves in Spring.
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Thalictrum delavayi AGM

Thalictrum delavayi AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

An easy garden Thalictrum with large pink flowers on elegant tall slender stems in Summer. Attractive foliage. It prefers a moist but well drained soil. From the Yunnan in China.
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