Long Acre Plants
Charlton Musgrove
nr Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 8EX

email: info@plantsforshade.co.uk


From 2021 we will be mail order only. Monday - Friday, The collection of orders previously placed on line is available. 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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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

Rodgersia nepalensis

Rodgersia nepalensis

9.00

A Himalayan species with dark green true pinnate leaves and white flowers.
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Anemone leveillei

Anemone leveillei

6.50 (2 or fewer items) 5.95 (3 or more items)

Basically a larger flowered and more robust form of Anemone rivularis with lovely bluey/grey anthers.
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Smilacina tatsiense

Smilacina tatsiense

9.50

Neat growing species with white flowers and dark green leaves.
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Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron'

Disporum longistylum 'Night Heron'

7.50

Dark flushed purple foliage on this bamboo like Disporum. Easy in a sheltered shady bed. Evergreen if sheltered enough and then gets to a good size.
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Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty' AGM

Podophyllum versipelle 'Spotty Dotty' AGM

7.95

We are delighted to be able to offer these unusual beauties once again. A tissue cultured form with very highly marked new leaves. Fades slightly later. Deep red flowers. For moisture retentive soil in shade.
Poisonous.
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Kirengeshoma palmata AGM

Kirengeshoma palmata AGM

7.20 (2 or fewer items) 6.80 (3 or more items)

Elvish woodlander to some 60-80 cm high. Flowering in late Summer through to mid Autumn. Beautiful pale yellow shuttlecock flowers that hang in a modest fashion on arching reddish stems. Needs a deep moist soil in a sheltered spot and protection from slugs and snails.
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