Information Pages

Important for mobile users: Our website does not seem to be displaying correctly on some smartphones at the moment (overlapping text and website layout problems). Sometimes our website will display properly simply when the smartphone is turned on its side (for a landscape view).

We are working to solve this and in the meantime it does display as normal on tablets (iPads, etc), laptop and desktop computers. Very sorry for any inconvenience.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday:
9am to 5pm
(Sundays 10.30am to 4pm)
(Bank Holidays - 10.30am until 4pm)


Monday to Saturday:
9am to 4pm
(Closed on Sundays)

We are closed from December 24th to
January 2nd and on Easter Sunday

About Us

We are an award-winning, family run, mail order and retail nursery which specialises in trees, shrubs, climbers and woody herbaceous plants including a large selection of very rare and unusual varieties! The nursery was founded in 1979 and we are now one of the leading suppliers of rare, woody plants in the United Kingdom.

Our website is packed with plant photos, useful information and our friendly, experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you may have about any plant listed here!

Surrounding our nursery is a stunning nine acre, woodland garden! It is on the list of Royal Horticultural Society recommended gardens, full of beautiful, choice plants and open to the public all year round.

We have a quick and reliable mail order service and can send plants by overnight courier to arrive on a specific weekday at your door, at any time of year!

Please be aware that we are a working nursery with outdoor standing areas and so wearing warm clothing and sturdy, waterproofed footwear is strongly advised when you visit!

Volunteering at Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help tend our gardens and arboretum.

Working in our gardens with and near the unusual trees and shrubs is a great way to improve your plant knowledge and gain experience. The work in the garden is varied and at different times of year may include weeding, pruning, grass cutting and other general gardening jobs.

If you are interested in learning more please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700

Where are we?

Our nursery and gardens are on a small country lane between the village of Smisby at the north end and the Tap House Inn in the South. This lane cannot be accessed from the A511.

Once you are in our vicinity, following the brown tourist signs labelled 'Arboretum' will bring you to us.

Bluebell Nursery Newsletter
Up-to-date news and offers can be found on our facebook page at:
Bluebell Nursery Facebook Page.

If you would also like to receive a regular newsletter with details on new or interesting plants, events in our arboretum, special offers, etc. please enter your email address below.

Shopping Basket Edit...
Currently empty