Shrub, specimen tree or bedding plant, you’re sure to find the perfect plant here.
Our 4-acre outdoor plant area in Wirral contains thousands of varieties, all lovingly cared for by our professional horticulturists – from roses and rhododendrons, to very special and unusual varieties. No wonder we’re a favourite destination amongst gardeners.
Whether you’re putting the final touches to a traditional English cottage garden or creating a more exotic outdoor space, you’ll find the perfect plant idea. And there’s always a gardening expert on hand happy to share their ideas with you. Lovely!
What do we stock?
Choose from our extensive range of seasonal alpines in 9cm and 1 ltr pots, as well as alpine troughs. If we don’t have exactly what you want, just ask. We can create to your specific requirements.
Where do you start with our bedding plants?
It all begins in late January with a wide selection of seedlings for those of you who can’t wait to get going! Remember these seedlings require heat and a little TLC. Then we have plug plants if you prefer to cut out the cost of a fully-grown specimen. And later, of course, we also have full bedding plants ready to go straight into your basket or container.
We stock all the favourites, like Geraniums, Fuchsia, Lobelia, Antirrhinums, Begonias and Petunias, as well as planted containers and hanging baskets, which can be made to order – though remember to protect from frost.
Sadly, the traditional Busy Lizzy is no longer available due to a fungal disease. No reputable garden centres are supplying these plants or seeds.
Gordale has one of the largest collections of climbers in the UK, including Clematis, Hedera, Solanum, Passiflora, Parthenocissus, Wisteria and Lonicera – the sky’s the limit!
We also stock Raymond Evison clematis, including Chelsea Flower Show favourites. Come along and browse our extensive range, they are great for adding height and colour into your garden.
Conifers are always a lovely idea. Predominantly evergreen, they retain their foliage all-year-round, adding colour, beauty and interest to your garden whatever the season. They’re low maintenance too, requiring little or no pruning and they’re generally disease resistant.
We’re oh-so-fruity at Gordale. You name it we’ve got it – from espalier, cordons and family trees for apples and pears on an array of root stocks, as well as raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, strawberries, and the much-loved super food blueberries. Lovely!
They also make great gift ideas as they just keep on giving…
The perfect plants for any garden, herbaceous includes all your traditional favourites such as Digitalis, Lupins and Geraniums as well as many new exciting and unusual varieties like Schizostyliss, Euphorbia and Dodecatheon. With varieties suitable for all locations from sun to shade, and from dusty dry to soggy wet the herbaceous perennial is a versatile and essential element for any budding gardener. Here you’ll find herbaceous all year round.
We’re big romantics at Gordale so, naturally, we love our roses. We’ve got roses galore, from shrubs and patio to climbing roses, including David Austin varieties, plus we’ve got every colour – from deep, passionate reds and pretty pinks to pure whites, yellows and apricots. We also have roses suitable for all occasions including birthdays and anniversaries.
Roses are great for creating a cottage garden feel with their beautiful colours and delicious scents. Other classic cottage garden plants are Lavender, Foxglove and Delphinium.
What can we say? We’ve got it all – from Abelia to Yucca. (There may not be a shrub beginning with the letter Z, but if there was, we would probably stock it) and we’ve got shrubs large enough to make the neighbours talk too!
Of course, not everyone wants a 30ft tree in their front garden and that’s why many of the species we stock are either on dwarf root-stocks or selected for their small/dwarfing habit. We also sell lots of beautiful Acers (Japanese maple) ask Dan or Rob our experts for more information.
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Chester High Road,
Burton, South Wirral,
South Wirral, CH64 8TF
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