Stanton Hall Garden Centre
If you would like to see a most exceptional garden centre I would strongly advise that you visited Stanton Hall. Stanton Hall is situated just west of Morpeth in Northumberland. It is privately owned and worked and is a little piece of 'heaven on earth'. The plants are of high quality and very reasonable priced. The proprietors are extremely helpful and very friendly. While there, you are able to walk around the grounds and absorb the beauty that beholds every turn. During the summer the colours just astound. Wedding ceremonies can also be arranged there during the spring and summer. However it is only open during the spring and summer so you need to put a note on your calendar to visit next year. You won’t be disappointed!
The photos on the pages below show just some of the gorgeous scenes and blooms displayed during the summer in the grounds of Stanton Hall.
The following is an extract form their website:
'Stanton Hall is situated west of Morpeth in Englands northern county, Northumberland. A small family run business, it offer something different from the larger garden centres. Forty years ago, the nursery was started as a market garden growing and selling soft fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. As the days of ‘freeze your own’ declined, we progressed into annual summer bedding plants then into perennials, shrubs and trees. We still grew vegetables but now as plants to sell. This was still as part time as we both had full time jobs elsewhere.Since we became self employed we have focused on plants and not followed the big garden centres into franchising areas out. We felt that this way we keep a “garden” atmosphere. We are only open for half the year during the growing season April-mid September, as we find there are few winter gardeners! We aim to provide good quality plants, reasonably priced, with advice on all areas of cultivation. The gardens have developed over the years as trade increased, with Chris’ imaginative constructions mostly from re-cycled materials, enhancing the planting. Claire uses the gardens as an important source of seeds and cuttings to produce the new stock each year.We hope we have created a garden which people are happy to visit and enjoy.