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Seiont Nurseries And Crug Farm Plants Study Tour Review

13 April 2015

Plant growers got to visit two of North Wales’ most successful nurseries as part of a Horticulture Wales study tour.

Horticulture Wales study tour to Seiont Nurseries and Crug Farm PlantsThe day began at plant breeding specialist Seiont Nurseries in Pontrug, where the growers got to check out the production facilities at the nursery, which is renowned for its new and unusual varieties such as the award-winning ‘Eryngium Neptune’s Gold’, shortlisted in the top 20 new plants at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Established in 1978, Seiont Nurseries produces upwards of 850,000 liners and 400,000 plugs a year, with its main range including Cordylines, new shrubs, hardy ferns, and Heucheras.

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The afternoon saw the tour visit nearby Crug Farm Plants, which has been described by The Daily Telegraph as the “byword for exotic plants”. Established in the early 1990s, we were shown around the nursery by owners Sue and Bleddyn Wynn-Jones, who shared its vast array of exotic and extraordinary plants. Our tour learned how the nursery originally grew from its own plant breeding programme, but how the new and exciting varieties are now mainly sourced from around the world on the couple’s regular plant-hunting expeditions.

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