Devon Croft Nursery is a family business established in 1990. James is the 2nd generation of Richardsons to embark on the business at the current site. Many a generation of the Glazebrook line of the family have been nurserymen in the Newark area since 1881 with premises on Friary Road and Stodman Street in Newark and Fosse Road in Farndon.
Over the years Devon Croft has developed into an extensively stocked nursery and we are the only one in Newark on Trent.
The important aspect to us is that the vast majority of plants we sell are home grown on site, or sourced from nurseries in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire or Leicestershire.
On our Farndon Road retail site we have half an acre of greenhouses and poly tunnels and the same space again outdoors which accommodates our trees, shrubs and perennials. Along with plants, we also sell pots, top quality composts, aggregates, oak barrels, seeds, bulbs and everything you would expect for your garden. Quality is important to us and the goods we sell are products we have selected and have confidence in.
The spring season starts for us by potting up over half a million plants for summer colour. These plants are available to buy, and we also use these in our bespoke hanging baskets and planted containers, you can be sure you are getting the best tried and tested varieties which we have carefully selected from experience. We supply over 700 bespoke baskets both commercially to hotels and pubs together with customer orders for domestic gardens.
We are a small, very hard working hands on team and aim to please, if you are looking for something in particular, some help in deciding what plants will work for you, a co-ordinated summer hanging basket colour scheme, or some general advice, come to us and we will do our very best to help whatever your question.
In December we stock British pot grown and cut Christmas Trees, these can be ordered at any time for collection in December. We make festive wreaths and sprays for retail sale and to order.
All year round we offer a local delivery service for a small charge.
- Greenhouse at Farndon
- Glazebrook's Nursery, Farndon Circa 1960
- Glazebrook's Nursery, Friary Road, Newark This building remains and is now occupied as office premises.
- Sarah Glazebrook at Friary Road Nursery 1890 The palms in the background are commonplace today but at the time would have been prized.
- Samuel Glazebrook at Friary Road Nursery 1890
Honey Bees have arrived!
In the summer of 2016 we received our very first swarm of Honey Bees. They're local bees, the swarm was collected from a tree they'd chosen as a temporary residence. They were put into the hive, given some syrup to keep them fed whilst they checked out their new home and found themselves pollen and nectar supplies.
Our second hive became occupied at the end of May 2017 and we now have 2 hives of very active bees. We sell local honey at the nursery, the honey we have at present has been collected from bees from Elston, we hope to have nursery honey available this summer.
If you would like to observe the hive, you are welcome to pay us a visit during opening hours and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
If you'd like to know what plants are good to grow for Bees, have a look at our Honey Bees Blog.
Watch the YouTube film below to see what they are up in the middle of August. They are a fairly small colony so theres not that much activity, yet..... The film is playing back at 2x speed.