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

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

6.45 (2 or fewer items) 5.95 (3 or more items)

syn Geranium mac. 'White Ness'. An easy, hardy, evergreen Geranium. Very good in dry shade. Forms good ground cover with fragrant foliage. Pure white flowers over most of the Summer starting in late May. This is a pure albino with no hint of pink in the calyx or flower.

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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.50 (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

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (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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4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

 4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

24.00

{Description}Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern ) 45cm evergreen.
Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody) 30cm, evergreen.
Asplenium scolopendrium ( Harts Tongue) 45cm, evergreen.
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' (Male Fern) 60cm, deciduous.

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4 ferns, one of each of above each in 9cm pots ready to go directly into the garden

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Meconopsis cambrica

Meconopsis cambrica

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

Welsh poppies, should possibly be a true poppy or indeed the only true meconopsis. They will seed around and naturalise in shaded beds and always look refreshingly lovely. Maybe not for the tidiest of gardeners but suited to a more, how shall I say, informal and naturalistic approach! Mainly orange but you may get a yellow or red (Frances Perry).
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Dryopteris filix-mas AGM

Dryopteris filix-mas AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

The native male fern, easy and very tolerant of dry soil. Decidous.
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