Blaise Plant Nursery, is a hidden gem of land, glasshouses and polytunnels. The team of gardeners grow more than one million plants and flowers every year.
Blaise Plant Nursery is one of the little known parts of Bristol City Council. Nestling at the end of the Blaise Estate screened from view are the glasshouses and polytunnels where two million bedding plants are grown each year.
The original Blaise Plant Nursery used to be a walled garden which was attached to the Blaise Estate. It was where most of the fruit and vegetables for the house were grown from around 1800. This old nursery is now a community garden.
In 1926, Blaise estate was bought by Bristol City Council, and in 1950 they created a plant nursery to grow bedding plants, pot plants and hanging baskets. By the early 1990’s the nursery began to supply plants to a number of local authorities. Since then the business has really developed and it now grows more than 1.5 million plants in it's glasshouses and polytunnels every year.
Plants for local authorities
Blaise Plant Nursery supplies Bristol City Council and other local authorities with winter and summer plants and hanging baskets all year round.
Plants are used:
- In local authority gardens and buildings
- When local authorities enter awards such as the Britain in Bloom awards
Plants for the public
Before 2017, used to sell plants to the public for a few days at the end of the summer and autumn season.
Sales were so popular that it was decided to open the doors for longer during the year. Blaise Plant Nursery The business has really expanded, and it now has a large shop selling plants and gardening products, at a very reasonable price. A wide range of plants, flowers and gardening essentials are available to help you get the most from your garden or allotment.
You can also grab a tea, coffee, cold drink or ice cream while you visit.
All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
Opening times for 2020
- 4 to 7 June, 8am to 4pm
- 8 June to 31 July, 10am to 4pm
Only 15 people will be allowed into the nursery shop at once. You’ll need to wait in or by your car until a member of staff says you can go in.
The Blaise Castle Estate café will be open for takeaway only.You must:
- use the hand sanitiser provided
- keep 2 metres away from other visitors and staff
- use contactless payment or mobile pay when possible
Plants and flowers
- Seasonal bedding plants
- Seasonal hanging baskets
- Seasonal planted containers
- Soft fruit bushes
- Tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, peppers, chillies
- Strawberry plants
- Christmas trees, stands and wreaths in December
- Labels and marker pens
The quality of plants produced has been a major factor in the success in the Britain in Bloom Competition with Bristol winning the best National Large City category in 2011.
Blaise Plant Nursery is close to Blaise Castle Estate.
Bristol, BS11 0XF
Rod Pooley. Nursery Officer
Kings Weston Road
Bristol BS11 0XF
Tel: 0117 903 1404
Many thanks to Paula Burns | Marketing & Communications Officer, Bristol City Council - Parks, for the information provided and kind support
Source: Blaise Plant Nursery