Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

The Beauty that is a Magnolia

April 16th, 2018

A few weeks ago whilst we were still in grip of winter I photographed the furry buds of Magnolia, did you know that they have three furry layers to protect their flowers through winter?  Magnolias are one of our most primitive flowering trees with fossilised specimens dating back over 20 million years. They are named […]

A Spring Symphony

April 10th, 2018

Tiarellas are commonly known as foam flowers due to their frothy blooms. Tiarella cordifolia ‘Spring Symphony’ is my favourite, producing a mass of elegant, dainty slightly fragrant flower spikes of white stars that open below a tight, apple-blossom-pink poker of buds.  These flowers bring light to any shady spot.  The froth of flowers seems to […]

Spectacular Pieris!

April 2nd, 2018

A member of the heather family Pieris originated from the forested mountain regions of China, Japan and Taiwan, often called ‘Lily-of-the-Valley’ shrub.  Pieris are an evergreen, easy to grow, showy spring shrub, which put on a spectacular display of white or pink bell-shaped flowers and colourful new growth which ranges from pale pink to dark […]

Spring is here

March 26th, 2018

Walking around the garden centre in the glorious sunshine this morning I was drawn to Forsythia which is tremendous as part of the spring garden and is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish Botanist and founding member of the RHS. It’s flowers are just emerging from the swollen buds. One of the most popular varieties […]

Kershaws Summer Show

May 21st, 2016

We are having a summer show… …and you are invited to enter and to come along and enjoy the fun!

Cultivation Street

May 21st, 2016

  We are delighted to be a Cultivation Street Ambassador Garden Centre.

Beavers Scouts Plant Space Seeds at Kershaw’s

May 21st, 2016

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project. The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European […]

We have your number!

May 14th, 2015

In fact we have everyone’s number! We have traditional Salte Plaques with Stainless steel numbers from Green key, single, double or triple plaques available.  

Meet Saxifrage Touran Large White

May 13th, 2015

Have we introduced you to Saxifrage Touran Large White #takemehomeandloveme

Blizzards of blossom

May 12th, 2015

Here at Kershaws Garden Centre we love blossom, in fact we love flowers, in fact we have a little bit of a plant addiction. Today we are loving  Prunus Ko Jo No Mai  (in stock and flowering now) Prunus Snowshowers & Prunus Cheals Weeping are also looking rather lovely as well!