All things garden since 1927
Originally the kitchen garden for Holden Clough House, in 1927 the land was turned into an alpine nursery by Richard Milne. Redheaded and one of the leading alpine nurseries was born.
The nursery was purchased by the Foley Family and the range of plants grown was increased along with exhibiting at more specialist flower show and plant fairs up and down the country. John was born in 1987 and his journey into the gardening world began den building and growing ferns.
With his love of Crocosmias, John took over the nursery with his girlfriend Kate, with plans to transform the nursery into a destination for gardeners. The awards for the plants continued and John began Holden Clough Landscapes.
John & Kate were awarded their first RHS gold Medal, John became the BBC Young Gardener of the Year and the Garden Kitchen opened. The small team of five became a team of 30 across the nursery, cafe and landscaping businesses.
With numerous gold medals won by the nursery for its hardy plants, John and Kate made plans for further expansion. The Glasshouse opened followed by a the new Potting Shed and Botanical Room. The nursery also began expanding into the field next door with plans for more growing beds, overflow parking and a woodland walk down by the river. Further plans also included more workshops and events.
Back out at the flower shows John, Kate and the HC team were awarded a Gold Medal for their English Garden display at The RHS Tatton Flower Show 2021, along with Best Exhibit in the Floral Marquee.
At The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show the medals kept on coming, with another Gold medal and Best In Show for the Autumn English Garden display.
With Exciting plants for the Christmas building up and further developments in the wings for 2022 exciting times lay ahead!