Ty Cwm Nursery is a small friendly nursery 600ft up in the green Welsh hills. We specialise in Carnivorous plants and unusual perennials, but also sell shrubs, climbers, bedding, fruit and veg plants.
As well as running the nursery we are a productive smallholding, keeping pigs in the summer and poultry, visitors are welcome to look round our gardens and see more mature plants in situ.
Plant breeding is a slight obsession here and we’re always looking for something new, our breeding programme is small, but some discoveries are on their way to the world market, some finds can only be sourced from our nursery.
Not all our plants are listed for sale in our online shop, as we sometimes only have a limited number of a variety, so please ask if you’re looking for something not listed.
Some of us are out and about during the season attending plant fairs and shows, including the Royal Welsh Spring Festival where we won large gold and best in show for our display in 2015 and 2016. We are always happy to bring plants to these events for collection. See events page for dates and follow us on facebook for regular up dates.
When I first started the nursery the original plan was to grow slug proof plants, but I soon shelved that idea when I couldn’t resist all those plants that slugs love too!
As we’re quite high up here, but also down by the river the nursery gets a lot of frost, not exactly the perfect place for a nursery, as in the winter the plant retail area, which doesn’t see sun in December and January, can be frozen for weeks. Our plants have to be tough to survive.
The rest of the nursery is mostly south facing with a greenhouse devoted to carnivorous plants, a shade tunnel, (the place to hang out if you’re a slug!) and polytunnels for those more delicates that can’t be resisted!
Generally we try to stock, pest and disease resistant, hardy, unusual, scented, strong growing, beautiful plants that don’t need lots of chemicals to keep them looking good, we’re not organic but we’re pretty close!
Oh yes, when I’m not on slug patrol, I’m available to give talks to gardening groups , or even non gardening! and will happily bring plants for sale . contact details on contact page.