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May 30, 2019
.... you will want to know where you can buy trees in the future. Do try Perrie Hale Nursery in Honiton, a short drive from Thornhayes
May 9, 2019
Many of you already know that for reasons of retirement Thornhayes Nursery will be closing at the end of May. Thank you for your custom over the years
Mar 28, 2019
The nursery carries a good selection of ornamental trees in containers for immediate planting
Jan 28, 2019
Order and purchase your fruit trees now for bare root planting
Dec 12, 2018
Good levels of all bare root stock on the nursery — order now for January planting
Oct 29, 2018
The perfect time to view the stock and arboretum at Thornhayes to consolidate your season's planting plans
Jul 17, 2018
Garden plants like clothes change in popularity over time, but perhaps just a little more slowly!!
Feb 27, 2018
The early Easter marks the end of bare root sales – contact the nursery to order and plant now!
Dec 18, 2017
The nursery will close for the festive break at 1pm on Saturday 23rd December, reopening on Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Dec 12, 2017
We'd like to wish everyone the seasons greetings, and do remember to visit us for that last-minute present for a keen gardener
Oct 7, 2017
Thornhayes will have a display at Rosemoor on 7th and 8th October and Kevin will giving a talk about the English Apple each day
Jun 22, 2017
Catch Kevin talking to Toby Buckland on his BBC Radio Devon Gardening programme just after 11.00am this Sunday, 25th June
May 15, 2017
Kevin will be leading a tour of the spectacular collection of trees at the new Forde Abbey Garden Festival in September
Apr 20, 2017
Do visit our stand at Toby Buckland's Garden Festival at Powderham Castle on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April
Mar 28, 2017
A good range of magnolias are in flower now so come and visit to make your spring planting selection
Feb 9, 2017
Plan and order now to secure bare root stock you need for planting. The bare root season ends in March
Jan 12, 2017
Book now as very few places left on this popular course on Wednesday 18th January
Nov 29, 2016
Field grown trees are being lifted - place your order now to be sure of your variety choices
Nov 1, 2016
This extended dry autumn with its wonderful colours is a great time to visit our arboretum at Thornhayes
Sep 22, 2016
Join us on Saturday October 15th to celebrate the apple and Thornhayes Nursery's 25th Anniversary
Sep 6, 2016
View our 2016/17 catalogue now and start planning for autumn and winter planting
Jul 13, 2016
Visit the nursery at some point in the summer to develop the best plans for your autumn/winter planting schemes
May 31, 2016
From June our Saturday opening hours change to 9am through to 1pm
May 31, 2016
Kevin's article in Country Gardener Magazine chooses five worthy small trees to plant
Apr 14, 2016
Looking forward to seeing you on our stand at Powderham Castle Garden Festival Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April
Feb 19, 2016
As we progress towards the end of winter bare root stock needs to be ordered now to be planted
Jan 4, 2016
The unwintery January weather means that the wealth of winter flowering trees and shrubs are looking and often smelling wonderful
Dec 17, 2015
Lots of lovely evergreens and many with flowers or berries – ideal for presents or decorations
Oct 27, 2015
The colours throughout Thornhayes Arboretum are stunning - a good time to browse the collection
Sep 10, 2015
Our new catalogue is published and this is now the prime time to order for your autumn planting
Aug 14, 2015
Kevin will be leading an arboretum walk at Sidmouth Walking Festival on Tuesday 15th September
Jun 18, 2015
A wide range of stock is available in pots if you want a choice tree or shrub. Perhaps for a commemorative planting or a gift
Jun 2, 2015
Visit the new Toby Buckland Garden Festival at Bowood Estate, Wiltshire and hear Kevin talk in the main speakers marquee. Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June
May 14, 2015
Its a splendid time to come and walk around our arboretum - there are masses of trees and shrubs in flower
Apr 21, 2015
Visit us at our stand and see Kevin in the Q&A sessions at the Toby Buckland Garden Festival on 1st and 2nd May
Apr 16, 2015
On the nursery we have a great selection of container grown trees and shrubs for planting throughout the spring
Mar 17, 2015
Do read the article by Kevin on delightful spring trees and shrubs to plant in Country Gardener Magazine Spring issue
Jan 8, 2015
For late winter/early spring planting you need to contact us now to secure the trees and shrubs you require
Nov 18, 2014
Saturated ground and severe winds cause a large standard apple tree to blow over in Thornhayes orchard
Oct 28, 2014
Dutch Elm Disease making its mark again in elm re-growth in the hedges at Thornhayes
Oct 16, 2014
View our display of dessert, cider and culinary apples throughout October
Sep 6, 2014
Browse our new catalogue for planning your autumn and winter planting
Jul 8, 2014
A few apple varieties have survived weeks under water on the Somerset Levels Floods of winter 2013/14
Jun 5, 2014
Bottles of our delicious cloudy apple juice can be purchased at the nursery 
May 20, 2014
Come and meet us on our stand in the Forestry Section (show dates 22nd to 24th May)
Apr 30, 2014
We hope you can visit our stand at this exciting new festival at Powderham Castle on 2nd and 3rd May
Apr 10, 2014
The nursery will be closed from Good Friday 18th April until Easter Monday, opening again on Tuesday 22nd April.
Mar 31, 2014
An informal but informative afternoon on worthy spring plants: Saturday 5th April
Mar 10, 2014
We will have to stop taking bare root orders very soon as bud burst is moving apace
Feb 19, 2014
Thornhayes Cider can be bought at the nursery by the bottle or the case. Good stocks at the moment
Feb 12, 2014
Cider Apples: The New Pomona by Liz Copas is now available to buy
Feb 4, 2014
Join our afternoon course this Saturday to discover what is looking and smelling good in the winter garden
Jan 27, 2014
We have all had sufficient rain now, but the mild winter means that winter flowering species are giving good displays 
Jan 24, 2014
We can supply all your hedging requirements. Visit us for advice and to see our display hedging area
Jan 15, 2014
Ordering fruit trees from us this winter? Why don't you try a heritage variety introduced by Thornhayes Nursery  
Jan 6, 2014
A Happy New Year to all our customers. Stock levels are good on most of our trees and shrubs - visit or phone the nursery to order
Dec 23, 2013
Seasons Greetings to our customers. Thornhayes Nursery will close at noon on Christmas Eve, reopening at 8am on Thursday 2nd January 2014
Dec 10, 2013
Stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts - a Thornhayes Nursery Gift Voucher may be the solution. 
Nov 28, 2013
Now that autumn has properly started we are steadily working through our orders for bare root stock
Nov 19, 2013
Further day added to Events Diary in 2014 – this Thursday's course is oversubscribed
Nov 11, 2013

Its "officially" a late autumn - we are only now starting to lift bare root stock

Nov 1, 2013

Its the beginning of November and some trees have no autumn colour

Oct 23, 2013

A sunny Wednesday is showing up good colour on various acers throughout our arboretum and stock beds

Oct 17, 2013

Thornhayes customers enjoyed tasting all types of apples today

Sep 19, 2013

Thornhayes Nursery with an apple display and talk by Kevin at RHS Rosemoor

Sep 13, 2013

Kevin talks about this year’s apple crop on Radio Devon

Sep 12, 2013

Fruit in Garden Design – a themed day at Thornhayes for designers