Barracott Plants is a small nursery situated some five miles from Tavistock specialising in shade loving perennials and other herbaceous plants that have architectural interest in the garden.
We pride ourselves in stocking a wide range of plants in certain genera, Astrantia, Bergenia, Convallaria, Disporum, Disporopsis, Polygonatum and Podophyllum to name but a few.
We are open to the public on Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm from March to the end of September and at other times by prior arrangement when we are glad to welcome visitors we are also happy to send plants by post.
We are situated in the beautiful Tamar Valley with many interesting places to visit such as The Garden House, Cothele House, Buckland Abbey and Dartmoor, we are about one hour away from The Eden Project.
Late spring bought about many changes on our stand at RHS Malvern. The late flowering primulas had to be replaced by Bergenia cultivars. The Disporum and Disporopsis were at their peak. A good selection of Podophyllums and Convollaria helped us to achieve a gold. Good demand for Podophyllums has however necessitated a waiting list with the exception of Kaleidoscope where we have good stocks.
We also have good stocks of Digitalis illumination pink (Chelsea plant of the year 2012) in 2litre containers at a reasonable price.
We also have good stocks of Geranium Roseanne declared plant of the century at this years Chelsea Centenary show. The other new arrival currently available in 11cm pots is Daphne Odora Rebecca. This has all the virtues of Daphne Odora being evergreen with fragrant pink flowers Feb-Mar. The variegation on this form is bright yellow and very stable. Like all Daphne's its final position in the garden needs thought beforehand and they will not tolerate transplanting. We will have stock of these at our stand at the Axevale show at the end of June.
Diary Notes - Plant Fairs
We attend many plants fairs throughout the season and will be quite happy to take customers' plants for collection.
Axe Vale Festival at the Showground, Trafalgar Way, Axminster EX13 5PG. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013. Floral Marquee seling rare and unusual plants. Barracott Bygones selling Old tools some sculptures and bygones outside.
Admission Adults 7.50 Under 16 2.00 under 5,s free. Free car parking Saturday 22nd 10.00am - 6.00pm and Sunday 23rd 9.30am - 5.30pm.
Devon Hardy Plants, Burrow Hill Farm, Dalwood, Axminster EX17 3ET. Sunday 30th June 2013.
Admission Free. 10.00am - 4pm.
NCCPG South Molton Plant Fair, Pannier Market, The Square, South Molton, EX36 3AB.
Admission Free. 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Charity Plants and Bygones Fair, RNLI, Yealmpton, Newton Ferres. Sunday 21st July, 2013.
Crocadon Farm Plant Fair, St Mellion, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RL. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July, 2013.
Admission Free. Saturday 20th 9.00am - 3.00pm and Sunday 21st 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Rosemoor Plant Fair, Great Torrington, EX38 8PH Sunday 1st September 2013.
Admission RHS entrance fees apply. 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Rare plants fair, Adwell House,Nr. Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 7DQ. Sunday 8th September 2013.
Admission £5.00 includes garden. 11.00am - 4.00 pm.
Kelly House Plant Fair, Kelly, Lifton, Devon PL16 0HH. Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2013.
Admission £1.00 which goes to Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Refreshments available in the Old Tea Room. 10.00 am - 4.00pm.
NCCPG Tavistock Plant Fair, Tavistock Pannier Market,Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AL. Sunday 15th September 2013.
Admission £1.00. 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Rare Plant Fair, Llanover House, Llanover,Nr Abergavenny, NP7 9EF Sunday 22nd September 2013.
Admission £4.00 per adult including gardens. Children under 16 free. Refreshments available. 11.00am - 4.00pm
RHS Autumn Show, Worcester WR13 6NW. Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013.