The Red Shed is a specialist nursery based in our established forest garden. The site has been organic for over twenty years and was mostly fallow for many years before that. It is in an area of clean water and clean air and our nursery is a haven for wildlife. Indeed predator control is largely achieved through the balance of birds and invertebrates in the grounds.
We offer a range of stock from trees through shrubs to plants and some specialist equipment. The content of our catalogue is suited to forest gardening – the creation of abundant gardens designed in imitation of the structure of native woodland. We use the principles of Permaculture in our work. The choice of what plants and trees are used is skewed to the demands of the household for food, firewood and a pleasant place to work and relax. Plants grown here will suit any kind of garden, and are especially chosen and bred to be hardy in Northern conditions. We are the same latitude as Moscow and Alaska.
The actual Red Shed which sits at the centre of our nursery activity was designed by us and built for us in red cedar originally by experienced Lincolnshire greenhouse manufacturers Perity’s at St Boswells, thirty miles away. After ten years in storage it has been rebuilt in Coldstream across the last winter and is now open for business as a propagation centre, teaching space and workshop. We use a range of suppliers to supplement what we produce ourselves, and these are all selected for the quality of their service and product as well as their business ethics.
You can download our catalogue and we hope that you enjoy the plants and other goods or services you purchase from us. We welcome your feedback both in terms of what you have purchased and what you would like to see added to the catalogue in future.
We are also pleased to receive enquiries for specialised services including practical course and specific equipment, plant and tree needs.
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