Cleeve Nursery & Garden Centre. A family run business offering helpful advice from a friendly team.
PUBLISHED: 15:43 08 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:07 20 February 2013
Set in a lovely country setting on the edge of Bristol, the nursery shop comprises a barn and stable that is over 200 years old. It is full of character and has a very pleasant atmosphere.
Set in a lovely country setting on the edge of Bristol, the nursery shop comprises a barn and stable that is over 200 years old. It is full of character and has a very pleasant atmosphere. Outside in the main plant area there is a fantastic range of plants maintained to a high standard. You will find everything you need for your garden whatever the size.
We stock varieties of hardy trees, shrubs, climbers and bulbs as well as seasonal bedding plants.
Should you wish to plant a fruit garden or herbaceous border we stock all you need for that too. Almost all the Herbaceous plants and a large percentage of the hardy shrubs we grow ourselves in our nearby Long Acre Nursery (not open to the public). So we know the history of these plants and have great pride in their quality and all the hardy plants we offer for sale are covered by our usual guarantee.
Throughout the year our horticulturally qualified staff are on hand to give free advice on what to plant where as well as helping with any pest or disease problem. The Cleeve Nursery Border Design Service offers three levels of advice or planning. We use local knowledge and expertise to design a new area from scratch or revamp an existing garden. Even a small change can make a big difference and we can always tailor our services to what you specifically need.
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Meet the Team
With over 40 years of gardening and growing experiences to call on, Alan has an exceptional knowledge of all things gardening. Owner, with wife Felicity, of Cleeve Nursery since 1983 the business has grown to be regarded as the place to go for great plants!
Having previously been assistant to the production director of world renowned Hampshire based Hillier Nurseries, Alan has experience of growing over 5,000 species and varieties of hardy plants.
The plant nursery at Cleeve Nursery produces over 65% of the plants now sold in the garden centre and this is one of Alans prime responsibilities.
Since taking over Cleeve Nursery, Alan has been garden expert for Radio West and BBC Radio Bristol. For 6 years he, Felicity and Sue King presented from their garden the highly acclaimed HTV Garden Calendar programme every week. Since 2005, Alan has been the Western Daily Press gardening correspondent and his double page spread with useful tips and recommendations can be found there every Saturday.
Also with over 40 years of gardening experience to call on, Felicitys too has an exceptional knowledge of gardening. Joint owner, with husband Alan, of Cleeve Nursery since 1983 the business has grown to be regarded as the place to go for great plants!
Felicity was senior florist at world renowned Hampshire based Hillier Nurseries when she and Alan met. Her eye for colour and artistic flair is put to good use in displays on the garden centre at Cleeve.
Primarily responsible for the garden centre and its busy coffee shop, she is assisted by a very experienced team headed up by manager Geoff.
Since taking over Cleeve Nursery, Felicity has been garden expert for Radio West. For 6 years she, Alan and Sue King presented every week the highly acclaimed HTV Garden Calendar programme from their garden.
Geoff Piper, Garden Centre Manager.
After training as a chef and working for 12 years in the hotel and catering trade, Geoff joined the team in 1993 as a sales assistant. Since then he has attained various qualifications including the RHS certificate, the HTA Retail Plant Care Award (Gold Level), as well as a handful of management qualifications.
Promoted to manager in 2002, Geoff is responsible for keeping the centre stocked with plants and the day to day running of Cleeve Nursery.
What better way to relax after walking around our garden centre than enjoying a refreshing drink and something to eat in our coffee shop?
After listening to our customers requests, all our coffee is now made to order from freshly ground beans, so that you get the freshest coffee possible - we are sure you will taste the difference.
Choose from Latte (milky coffee), Mocha Cappuccino (a blend of hot chocolate and espresso coffee)or straight Americano as well as most peoples favourite Cappuccino! We only serve Fairtrade coffee and have a big following for this great Sumatra bean.
Our Scones and teacakes are locally made in Nailsea and Portishead. While are delicious cakes are made just over the border in Devon.
If you want something more savoury, our deliciouspanini are available all year roundand our homemade soups areverypopularon our winter menu.
To keep you warm while you rest a while we have recently installed a wood burning stove. This uses logs from our own and surrounding woodlands and reduces our reliance on gas.
When the weather is warmer, we serve iced coffee, whilestcold drinks and locally made ice cream [Salcombe Dairy and Marshfield] are available all year round.
We have a selection of quality giftware, preserves and greetings cards available in the coffee shop area.
Coffe Shop Opening times are 10.30-4pm everyday
Cleeve Nursery and Garden Centre
Fax: 01934 87 64 98