Alison Beresford at Crossbank Farm
Cottage Garden Plants of Wem has been growing hardy perennials, herbs
and grasses for the last 20 years. She has a wide selection of home
grown plants for sale to make your garden look beautiful, including a
considerable number of varieties of hardy geranium. She can offer advice
on each of the wide plant varieties that she grows and help you to
decide what is best suited to your gardening needs.
is a regular stall holder at the Shrewsbury Farmers Market (1st Friday
of each month), the Wem Farmers Market (second Saturday of each
month), Made in Shropshire Markets in Ludlow and Shrewsbury (1st and 2nd
Saturday of each month respectively), Made in Shropshire Markets
in Oswestry (3rd Saturday in each alternate month) and the Shrewsbury
Produce market (3rd Saturday in each alternate month) so visit her stall
and view just a small selection of the variety of plants she has for
sale. She also has a weekly stall at the Wem market held every Thursday
morning on the town square opposite the Coop.
Better still, visit her small nursery at Crossbank Farm, Wem and view her full selection of plants. If
you are planning to visit the nursery you are advised to contact
Alison, before travelling, to ensure that she will be available to show
you around, but generally it is open as shown below.
you want a beautiful garden but don't want to do the planting, then
call Alison. She will visit your garden (if reasonably local), discuss
your requirements, source the plants (mainly from her own nursery) and
do your planting, all at very reasonable and competitive prices. She is
very happy to tidy, replant or plant your boarders, but she does not do a
full landscaping service.
Alison has also
been making beautiful fresh and dried wreaths for over 12 years. She
uses only the finest natural materials and each wreath is hand made and
unique. The larger wreaths can take up to a week to design and make. A
selection of dried wreaths can be viewed seasonally at Crossbank Farm.
If you have a specific requirement any time of the year, but can't
find what you really want, talk to Alison and she will try to meet your
Each Spring Alison sells
planted hanging baskets or she can plant up any baskets you wish to
bring along. Her prices are very reasonable and the results are
In 2012 Alison took on the
responsibility for growing and subsequently providing seed for
approximately 30 old varieties of Sweet Pea for the Eckford Sweet Pea
Society of Wem. The plants are a huge success and they can be viewed
annually at Crossbank Farm between July and September.
would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your garden
and/or provide you with quality plants or wreaths. If you are a member
of a Gardening or Social Club, or similar, then why not contact Alison
to arrange a group visit to Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Nursery or
invite her to your Club to give a talk on hardy perennials for cutting
and drying or a wreath making demonstration.
As a result of
her quality value for money produce, a high percentage of her business
is from repeat customers and referrals. Why don't you join her growing
list of satisfied customers.
Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Plants
Shropshire SY4 5UN
Crossbank Farm is located approx 1.5 miles NW of Wem in Highfields just off of the B5476 Wem to Whitchurch road.
Plant sales and dried wreaths - April to October
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9.30AM - 6PM )
Tue, Thu - On request ) But see the advice above
Sat/Sun: 9.30AM - 6PM )
Dried Wreaths - November to March
Fresh Wreaths - Late November to mid December.
On request or from a selection already prepared and displayed.