Sunnyside Plants

Sunnyside plants

We have a select range of plants now available at Hemel Food Garden. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 until 3pm.

Please adhere to all the guidelines to make your visit as safe as possible for everyone. We have limited parking available please queue with the recommended 2m distancing next to the shop. Our Sunnyside Up Farm shop is open and the Café at Hemel Food Garden has takeaway food and drink available.  The farm shop  is open with a one way system and new entrance. Please wear a facemask and limit to 4 customers in the shop at any one time. Both are open from 10 until 3pm, Monday to Saturday. Please pay by card where possible.


RHS Hampton Court plants now available from Hemel Food Garden

Adults with learning disabilities have grown over 7000 perennial plants for acclaimed landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith’s exhibition garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

ROBERT “I really enjoyed myself and getting to meet lots of celebrities and people at Hampton court. I also enjoyed the filming and loved seeing myself on tv. Afterwards, it was really nice getting lots of nice comments from people who had seen the programme. “

KATIE: “Working on the perennials makes me feel happy as I love seeing them grow and the colours bloom” 

As the RHS’s Iconic Horticultural Hero, Tom Stuart-Smith has designed the feature garden as a climate-resilient planting of meadow perennials interspersed with Mediterranean shrubs. It includes a loose planting of figs, Pistacia, Phillyrea and the rare Mediterranean conifer Tetraclinis articulata. Together these trees and shrubs form a framework for a colourful mix of flowers and grasses. Every plant included is adapted to hot and fairly dry conditions.

We have a limited selection of plants available to buy (see ** whilst stocks last) that are featured in the garden which, after the show will be relocated to RHS Garden Wisley where they will be used in the replanting of the bicentenary glasshouse garden, which Tom originally designed in 2007. This garden is now being adjusted to cope with hotter, drier summers.



**Achillea ‘Credo’
**Agastache ‘Blackadder’

Allium sphaerocephalon
Atriplex halimus
Bupleurum falcatum
**Catananche caerulea
Cenolophium denudatum
Cynara cardunculus
Cynara cardunculus
Dianthus carthusianorum
Digitalis lutea
Echinacea pallida
**Eryngium yuccifolium
Eryngium zabelii ‘Big Blue’
Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’
Gaura ‘Whirling Butterflies’
**Geranium ‘Brookside ‘
Geranium ‘Havana Blues’
Geranium psilostemon
Geranium sanguineum ‘Elsbeth’
**Gillenia trifoliata
Knautia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’
Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’
**Liatris pycnostachya
Helianthus salicifolius
Macleaya ‘Spetchley Ruby’
**Monarda bradburiana
**Monarda fistulosa
Nepeta ‘Summer Magic’
Melianthus major
Penstemon digitalis ‘Dark Towers’
Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’
Salvia ‘Dear Anja’
Salvia turkestanica
**Salvia ‘Amethyst’
Scabiosa columbaria
Sedum ‘Pueple Emperor’
Thalictrum ‘Splendide’
Verbena officinalis ‘Bampton’


Calamagrostis ‘Karl Foerster’
**Festuca glauca
Melica ciliata
Stipa calamagrostis



Also available to buy:

  • Bags of Compost at £5 for 50L & £7 for 70L
  • Tomorite £3.49 500ml, £5.49 1.3L

There is also a small selection of herbs including thyme, rosemary and chives.

Pop along between 10 and 3pm, Monday to Saturday, to add to your garden displays


Perennial plants

We also have a select range of unusual perennial plants at brilliant prices.

3 small pots are £10 (£4 each if bought singly) and £8 large ones or 3 for £20.

  • Aconitum ‘Kelmscott’
  • Allium ‘Summer Beauty’
  • Anemone ‘Queen Charlotte’
  • Calamagrostis brachytricha
  • Catananche caerulea
  • Cenolophium denudatum
  • Chaerophyllum hirsutum ‘Roseum’
  • Coreopsis trifoliate
  • Dianthus carthisianorum
  • Echineacea pallida
  • Epimedium x rubrum
  • Geranium ‘Havana Blues’
  • Geranium ‘Nimbus’
  • Geranium nodosum
  • Geranium Rozanne
  • Gillenia trifoliate
  • Hakonechloa macra
  • Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’
  • Heuchera villosa macrorhiza
  • Iris ‘Silver Edge’
  • Iris ‘White Swirl’
  • Knaitia macedonica ‘Mars Midget’
  • Lysmachia Ephemerum
  • Melica altissima ‘Alba’
  • Molina heidraut
  • Monarda bradburyana “Mamerek”
  • Penstemon ‘Garnet’
  • Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’
  • Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’
  • Salvia nemeroso ‘Amrthyst’
  • Salvia ‘Amistad’
  • Scabiosa columbaria
  • Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’
  • Selinum wallichianum
  • Thalictrum ‘Splendide
  • Tiarella ‘Spring Symphony’
  • Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Erica’

Some plants have limited availability or have sold out.


Indoor houseplants

We have a small selection of indoor plants available from our Greenhouse at Hemel Food Garden.

  • Streptocarus, pinks, purples & speckled blues
  • Aloe veras all sizes
  • Spikey Aloe brevifolia – cactus like
  • Money plant (Crasula ovata) large and small
  • Spider plants (Chlorophytum varigatum)
  • Cymbidium – an Orchid like plant with beautiful flowers from December through to March in a variety of colours.




We also grew perennial plants for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in 2020

A range of perennial plants, ideal for the drier garden, were grown for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and selected by renowned landscape designer @tomstuartsmith.

Now sold out

Acclaimed landscape architect @tomstuartsmith @tomstuartsmithstudio is our #RHSHamptonCourt Iconic Horticultural Hero, and has designed a Feature Garden which you’ll be able to see at next year’s show.

In the video below, Tom talks about the climate-resilient planting of meadow perennials he will feature in the display, working with a team of apprentices at @sunnysideruraltrustcharity, a charity offering training and work experience to vulnerable people, who are helping to grow the herbaceous plants for the garden.

Tom also takes you on a tour of his own garden and shares how using contrast between structure and biodiverse, colourful planting has influenced his designs for @rhsbridgewater – our 5th garden which opens in 2021.






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Liatris pycnostachya




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