Long Acre Plants
Charlton Musgrove
nr Wincanton
Somerset
BA9 8EX

Tel 01963 32802
email: info@longacreplants.co.uk


From 2017 we will be open by appointment only, Monday - Friday, for the collection of orders previously placed on line or over the phone. Sadly we found that the sales area was not justifying the work that went into it and we are now using the space more effectively for growing more lovely things and plant despatch.



Nursery Location
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By the nature of a plant nursery, the office is not always manned (we spend our days producing plants and sending orders ). Mornings, early in the week, are often the best time to find us near a telephone. Email is usually the quickest way to get a response.
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How to Find Us
Long Acre Plants is signposted in both directions on the B3081 between Charlton Musgrove and the A303.
From the A303 at the Tinkers Hill exit, take the road to Wincanton/Bayford. At the Hunters Lodge take the B3081 to Bruton and Charlton Musgrove, after half a mile you will pass Hillside Farm on your left, the road narrows and slopes down and you go through a dip with a stone house (Whitelodge) on your right. Please indicate right! As you rise out of the dip there is a small lane on the right. The Nursery is 50 yards down this lane. Please park carefully.
From Bruton
Take the B3081 to Wincanton and Gillingham. After about 5 miles as you rise up a hill before you get to the Racecourse, you will see a sign post pointing left to Gillingham, again the B3081. Take this road and drive right through Charlton Musgrove. A series of winding bends and eventually a sign pointing right to Rectory Lane will follow. Don't take this but travel 200 yards further on to a small lane on your left. The Nursery is 50 yards down this lane. Please park carefully.

We are three miles or so from the new Piet Oudolf garden at Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset. It's a beautiful garden to visit and has its own restaurant. Best to contact them ahead of time to book at table. www.hauserwirthsomerset.com/garden. We also have the National Trust Stourhead Gardens just to the East of us, the most beautiful landscape garden at any time of the year.
Meet the Team
Nigel and Michelle - the nursery founders - met in 1987 at Wisley and established Long Acre Plants in 1997.
Kate - has worked at the Nursery in since 2010, and deals with sales and customer advice.
Magda - has also been here since 2010 and handles plant propogation and plant selection.
Neil - handles all aspects of plant production.
Tracey - handles plant despatch along with Clare who joined the team in Spring 2016.
Adrian - looks after plant propogation.
Lara - joined the team in 2017 and works across the nursery. She is often joined by Edward, her terrier, who sports his very own high vis jacket!
Lucy, Herbie and Dillon are occasional part time canine attendees - two labs and a springer spaniel!

The entire team are keen gardeners and share many formal horticultural qualifications and years of gardening exprience.

Best Selling Plants

Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (3 or more items)

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (3 or more items)

A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan, although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris lepidopoda

Dryopteris lepidopoda

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (3 or more items)

Common name, the Sunset Fern. A lovely fern from the Himalayas, superficially similar to Dryopteris wallichiana, upright in habit but with pink/red new flush to the glossy foliage. Easy to grow in a similar spot to D. wallichiana or erythrosora. Evergreen.
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Cyclamen coum 'Pink'

Cyclamen coum  'Pink'

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.60 (3 or more items)

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Pink flowers over plain green leaves.
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Flowering January to March
Dormant May to October.
Plant at 15-20 cm centres
Best planted in semi shade at the same depth as in the pots.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.60 (3 or more items)

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A pure white strain of this tough easy woodland Cyclamen, very hardy. Looks stunning in the Autumn as a mass underplant.
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Cyclamen hederifolium if very easy to grow in any well drained shaded spot and is one of the most tolerant of the driest dry shade. Plant at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots.
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