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.

Rooted Christmas trees

*Christmas trees* coming soon. We will have a selection of small, potted Christmas trees available at Hemel Food Garden and the Northchurch Farm Shop. Perfect for a side table, porch or either side of the front door. They can then be planted outside or re-potted and grown on for next year, just keep them watered. November 20th 2020

Bedding Plants

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


Indoor houseplants

*New* we now 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.


Perennial plants

It may officially be Autumn but the ground is still warm and it is a good time to plant perennials. We 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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