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.

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.


Winter Bedding Plants

Stock still available January 2021, plus, winter hanging baskets and winter doorstep pots to brighten the day.

Update:  October 2020 *Now available* at Hemel Food Garden – a colourful , select range of  winter bedding is worth its weight in gold over the coming, colder months. Add them to your beds and borders to lift the spirits, even on the darkest days.

  • Pansies
  • Bellis perennis
  • Mixed wallflowers
  • Ivies

Still available to buy:

  • Bags of Compost at £5 for 50L.
  • 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

January 2021 – Just £6 for Helleborus orientalis plants, now at Hemel Food Garden, some are in flower so you can see the colours available to add to your more shady garden space. They are a great addition to your plot as they are attractive to bees, which may be around in warmer conditions.

Hellebores produce large clusters of nodding or outward-facing saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, green, mauve or smoky purple flowers, usually from February onwards. The large leathery, evergreen leaves persist throughout the year but should be cut back in the spring when flowers and new foliage emerge. Approx. plant size height 45 x spread 45cms. Plants hybridise and self-seed freely.

It’s perfect for growing in large clumps, particularly beneath trees or at the front of shady borders. For best results, grow Helleborus orientalis in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Propagate by fresh seed, or divide plants in autumn or early spring. All parts of the plant may cause serious discomfort if ingested and the sap may irritate the skin.

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

3 large pots are £15 (£6 each if bought singly) and £10 for 4 small ones (otherwise £3 each).

  • 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.



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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