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Garden Specialist Nurseries

A number of garden nurseries specialise in the older variety of plants and vegetables. There has been a growing interest in their protection, such as national plant collections and the work of Plant Heritage (formerly National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens) over the past decades.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Garden Specialist Nurseries
Association Kokopelli (France)
Oasis. 131 impasse des Palmiers - 30100 Alès, France Tél : Fax :
Tel France 04 66 30 64 91 04 66 30 00 55 Fax 04 66 30 61 21
Association Kokopelli, a non-profit making organisation in France, set up in 1999, now has branches over Europe presenting an imposing collection of ancient vegetable varieties.
Bernwode Fruit Trees
Kingswood Lane, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RB
Tel 01844 237415
Bernwode Fruit Trees collect, conserve, grow and sell traditional British fruit varieties. Their range includes several hundred varieties covering apples, pears, plums, gages, cherries, vines, medlars, quinces, mulberries and some soft fruit. They also graft new trees from customers' own treasured old ones. Much of their work involves research and conservation of old varieties, ancient trees and orchards. A formal consultancy service is also available.
Heritage Seed Library, Garden Organic, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3LG Telephone 024 7630 3517 Fax 024 7663 9229 Website:
Peter Beales Roses Ltd, London Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 1AY Telephone Website:
Stydd Gardens & Nursery, Stoneygate Lane, Ribchester, Preston, Lancashire PR3 3YN Telephone 07967 631 760 Website:
The Romantic Garden Nursery, The Street, Swannington, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5NW Telephone 01603 261488 Fax 01603 864231 Website:
Thomas Etty Esq, Seedsman's Cottage, Puddlebridge, Horton, Nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9RL Telephone 01460 57934 Website: