We offer a comprehensive range of services to create and maintain the garden and outside spaces that you desire. With over thirty years' experience in horticulture serving residential and commercial clients.
Our garden services offer a comprehensive range of garden maintenance options for any size garden leaving you more time to enjoy the outside space you love. From a spring or autumn tidy up, lawn care & cutting, weed control, to hedge & tree pruning & planting. Read More
Whether your garden is large or small, in town or in the country, private or commercial, we can create plans only to a fully landscaped garden using our local knowledge and experience Read More
I have a particular passion for trees and never fail to be amazed at the eco system that they provide for wildlife and humans from the canopy to the roots and soil below, whilst creating structure and beauty in our gardens. Unfortunately they can overgrow the space intended or become infected and diseased whilst trees such as willow react well to pollarding to show off their new growth. Read More
Creating a water garden or feature in your garden requires careful thought, is it for wildlife, aquatics, or as a focal point with sound, reflections and movement. Having decided why you require a pond or water garden we can give you advice based on our experience on the correct location, size, shape and depth required as well as carry out the construction. Read More
The art of pruning forms shape and symmetry to trees and shrubs but more importantly creates flower and fruit buds whilst maintaining health and viguor. With our experience we take the guess work out and leave your garden to flourish. Read More
First impressions are important for commercial, holiday homes and rental properties. Our package of local garden services and easy to maintain designs create a welcome to your clients whilst letting you concentrate on your business or relaxation activities. Read More
POOR DRAINAGE - New Buildings
This is very common on new builds where the building contractor has removed the top soil before
starting to build and then compacting soil with heavy construction machinery, which also pushes
any waste building materials such as bricks into the ground. This is covered over with a thin
layer of soil and usually turfed to make the property presentable.
The soil is usually very shallow sitting on top of a layer of compacted shillet or open and very sandy.
On shillet or stone based soils, remove any top soil for use later, then using a pneumatic or electric breaker
drill dig down 300 to 450mm and remove the stone or shillet in the areas that you intend to plant,
Nick started working as a gardener at weekends whilst at school. In 1983 he started GARDENERS DELIGHT services,
he married Hannah in 1988, a florist,
who started to grow some of the plants Nick required for his local garden services in their back garden, with the
excess sold in the local Barnstaple pannier market. As the demand for their quality plants grew,
they purchased 5 acres of farm land in Barnstaple,
which became Gardeners Delight Nursery.
This has grown to be a leading local family run nursery in North Devon which produces an extensive range of herbaceous perennials, bedding and vegetable plants, trees, shrubs, roses and clematis along with delicious fresh fruit and vegetables. 90% of these are grown on site using the skill and experience gained over 30 years of growing for the local coastal & moorland environment.
The nursery is open daily(see opening times) they also attend local farmers markets in Barnstaple, Exeter, Crediton and Bude to sell their plants, fruit and vegetables as well as specialist plant shows across the South West of England where Nick and his daughter have gained awards for their perennial garden displays.
Nicks gardening experience & design skills along with Hannah's eye for colour and detail have helped local councils, caravan parks, hotels and other local businesses win gold, national and international awards from Britain in Bloom with stunning flower displays.
With his family and crazy spaniel Poppy running the nursery Nick uses his passion and knowledge of plants and gardening to maintain, design and transform gardens locally and across North Devon for private and commercial clients.
With Nicks vision for design & excellent plant knowledge he has transformed over one acre of overgrown wilderness into an ever changing delight
A clean and tidy worker. Nick is reliable and able to tackle all my garden care and maintenance needs.
I cannot recommand Gardeners Delight too highly. Thoughtfull, knowledgeable And above all professional.
Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided cleaning my pond. Very professional and friendly service. I would not hesitate to recommend you and use you for future projects.
Visit our 5 acres plant nursey just outside barnstaple, view our greenhouses, and shop .
Old Bideford Rd,
Barnstaple,devon, EX31 2PA
A selection of our quality plants are now available to buy on our online store.
Check out our range of:-
Heuchera, Lavenders, alpines, Herbaceous Perennials, Herbs, Clematis, Trachelospmum, Passiflora, and Agapanthus.
We also have a full range of sundries and gift vouchers.
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We trade at a large range of specialists plant fairs showing our range of herbaceous perennial range includes many rare and unusual varieties; new and AGM varieties, and lots of old favourites.
We have 30 years experence in growing plants and garden service, we are very happy to share our knowledge.