Herstmonceux Castle Estate

The Exhibitors

Here is a selection of the exhibitors attending the show:



SolSeed designs landscapes with a strong focus on creating a functional ecological system that works in harmony with both people and the environment. Outdoor spaces that require minimal intervention while boosting biodiversity.

A unique aspect of our landscape design service is the use of edible planting to maximise the function from plants. Our integration of edible plants and crops, perennial self-perpetuating systems, shrubs, and flowering plants; creates an outdoor space that works for the environment and everyone.

Our ongoing landscape maintenance services combine, ecological understanding, science-based knowledge and a passion for nature, to ensure your outdoor space continues to thrive.

Garden Spark


Garden Spark, The Outdoor Electrical Experts, specialise in supplying and installing electrical fixtures and fittings to gardens and outdoor spaces around Brighton and Hove, Ditchling, Hassocks, Hurst, Henfield, Lewes and Ringmer. From garden lighting to external power points we make sure the equipment we install is fit for purpose and completely safe to use in an outdoor environment. By specialising in garden electrics we have learnt if the equipment isn’t selected and installed correctly it simply won’t last, and in some cases, could present a risk to family and friends using the garden. Our tried and tested processes mean that we get things right the first time, installing everything with the utmost care and consideration to safety.

Jakk Country Furniture


JAKK is a small, family-owned business based in Hellingly, East Sussex. After establishing over twenty years ago it is safe to say we are full of experience! Originally, we specialised in garden and conservatory furniture made in Iroko Hardwood. Since this, we have built a solid reputation with our extensive range of wooden gates and memorial benches.

With the help of our new technology, we are able to personalise your product to suit.

Colins Bird Tables


Here at Sherwood Lloyd, we design, manufacture and deliver bespoke high end garden products. Enjoying a long tradition of making bird tables, dovecotes, planters, and nesting boxes. some of our products are now marketed and sold under the name of Colins Bird Tables, a long established product, circa 2002 by colin.

Green Tones


Green Tones supplies eco-friendly homeware manufactured in recycled bamboo fibre. This includes pots and planters, seed kits, picnic ware and recycled resin garden statues.

LV Bespoke


L V Bespoke is a family business based in North Norfolk.  They hand make steel plant supports in their workshop along with other attractive steel garden features.  Holding the accolade of being the first Hybrid exhibitor to exhibit with the RHS and Gardeners World annual events, within their portfolio of products you will find amazing indoor plants, some of which are a collectors dream!

Other hand-picked pieces for your home and garden will also be found on their beautifully styled stand.

Paradise Plants


We are a small independent nursery that concentrates on growing rare or unusual shrubs and trees. We produce a magnificent display plant (living label as we like to call it) to show you what can be achieved if you follow our advice that we give freely. We then offer small plants of the specimens in 9cm pots. We have a vast collection of rare and unusual shrubs and trees with high percentage of Austral/Asian plants. We grow all our own plants at a small  growing nursery based in Kent. We look forward to seeing you at shows in the future.

Low Wood Nursery


We are a family run nursery based on our Farm in Bethersden, Kent, where we have been growing plants for in excess of 20 years.

We pride ourselves on knowing about our plants and being able to advise people about the right plant for the right situation and how to look after the plants you purchase from us.

The majority of our plants are grown outside all year round although we do have some tunnels that are used for growing seeds, propagation, cuttings and growing on our young plants.

Basma Plants


We are a family run business specialising in exotic and tropical plants.

Broadway Road Nursery


We specialise in Japanese Acers, Perennials, grasses and shrubs.

Shrubbs Plant supports


At Shrubbs plant supports we are a family run company, manufacturing and supplying quality plant supports and garden products.

All of our products are handcrafted in our workshop using traditional blacksmithing skills combined with modern welding techniques. We only use the best heavy duty materials to make sure our range is built to last.

Chalk Farm Nurseries


Chalk Farm Nurseries is a family -owned traditional plant nursery offering an extensive range of quality, affordable and happy plants.

If you want plants then we are the place to visit, with over 1000 varieties to choose from. Many of these are grown by us from seeds and cuttings, with a further range grown on from young plants. This, along with sourcing larger stock from various suppliers, allows us to offer plants at excellent value for money.

With many years of horticultural experience between us, we are confident that we can provide plants of the highest quality, backed up with expert advice to allow you to get the best from your garden.

W&S Lockyer


W&S Lockyer are a family run business from Surrey specialising in succulents and perennials. They are best known for their Auricula displays at RHS Chelsea.

Frogheath Landscapes


Frogheath Landscapes is an award winning landscape garden design company based in Burwash, East Sussex. Frogheath have been transforming gardens and outside spaces for over 30 years, training two apprentices a year. Whether one is looking for a country garden renovation or a new build garden transformation, Frogheath and the team of landscapers and garden designers have a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise.

Jane Walsh

My work is inspired by the beach and wonderful countryside around Sussex. The functional pieces are stoneware which makes them perfect for using every day (dishwasher proof).  I hand throw the majority of my work and many have up to six different glazes to capture the mood of the sea, landscape or a sunset.

My workshop and home is nearby in Hooe, where all my broken pottery ends up joining the flowers in my much loved garden.

Dysons Nursery


We have been growing and raising these wonderful plants here in Kent for over 25 years and gained a level of knowledge and expertise in their culture, unparalleled in the UK and much of Europe.

Although the plants listed don’t fully represent our collection, which now contains over 250 Salvias, it does give a taste of the considerable diversity found within this desirable genus. The Genus Salvia contains a staggering 900 species – some of which are the most highly ornamental in the entire plant kingdom.

New Forest Hostas


A small family run specialist nursery based in the New Forest that grows over 1000 varieties of Hosta.

RHS Gold medal winners

Bean Place Nursery


In 2022 we are celebrating 25 years in business

At Bean Place Nursery we specialise in growing and propagating a wide range of hardy perennials, ornamental grasses, hardy garden ferns. We produce healthy, vigorous young plants that are ready for you to plant straight into your garden. All our plants are potted using peat reduced oncororating slow release fertiliser.

Rotherview Nuersery


We are Ray and Wendy Bates who have been running Rotherview Nursery for 33 years. We grow all our own plants and have a wide range of alpines, ferns and perennials.

Sussex Fruit Trees


Supplying a wide range of fruit trees, apples, pears, cherries, plums, quinces, peaches & more, predominantly disease resistant cultivars. 

All trees since 2015 have been potted up with peat free media, saving the declining peat bog habitats.

Many trees are grown and propagated on site, in the heart of East Sussex, whilst some of the more unusual trees are sourced from a single top UK growing nursery.

Culinary Herb Company


We are passionate about herbs and we take immense pride in absolutely everything we grow on our nursery in Sussex.

We supply our plants, which are 100% UK-grown and 100% fresh.

We have been featured on the BBC’s Kitchen Garden Live with the Hairy Bikers as well as on the BBC’s Farmer’s Country Showdown. Our herbs have also appeared in a television commercial for a well-known seasoning brand.

We regularly exhibit at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows, such as the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, the Malvern Spring Festival, the Tatton Park Flower Show, and BBC Gardeners’ World Live. We have also supplied our herbs to renowned garden designers exhibiting at RHS shows, including the famous Chelsea Flower Show.

HW Hyde Professional bulb growers since 1926


H.W.Hyde was founded in 1926 by Herbert William Hyde. Here at H W Hyde & Son we take great pride in being the UK’s top specialist Lily growers. Every year we run trials of the very newest varieties of both Lilies and Tulips, only the very best of these get included in our catalogue, Tulips bulbs and martagon lily bulbs are supplied in the Autumn. Most other varieties of Lilies are supplied in the Spring.

We have won 13 Gold medals at Chelsea.

Petrichor Bulb Specialist


As bulb suppliers and growers of bulbous plants, we take pride in our work and strive to ensure that our customers always get excellent advice and choice of bulbs for the current season. We offer a large range of varieties for planting in the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Barty’s Trading


Barty’s Trading Company is a small business run by husband and wife (Mike and Sue Barty) operating from Frome, Somerset.

We design and oversee the making of a variety of metal garden art.

We also stock a carefully selected range of hand chosen garden based gifts.

Frys Teak


We specialise in Teak garden furniture and animals for the garden and plant pots.

Eleplants Nursery


Eleplants Nursery is an RHS exhibitor and grower of unusual and more unususal shrubs, predominately from the southern hemisphere.

Damika Topiary


This family run business was established in 2005

The plants are currently grown on a family nursery near Heathfield, East Sussex.

We are specialising in potted topiary in Buxus, English Yew, Hornbeam and Thuja Plicata

Steve’s Garden Tools & Accessories Ltd


Steve’s Garden tools and accessories have traded for twelve years. They specialise in the sale of Spear and Jackson, and Kew Gardens range of quality cutting tools, gardening gloves, sprinklers, spray guns and accessories.

Traders Club


Specialising in folding carts, garden mirrors and solar products.

Staplehurst Nursery


We have been growing beautiful quality plants in our commercial nursery here in Staplehurst, supplying many well know names, for over 20 years and we are delighted to be able to share these with you when you visit us here in Staplehurst.

As well as our famous Poinsettias which are always popular in the run up to Christmas (and always sell out very quickly), we also grow many thousands of wonderful Geraniums (Pelargoniums) for summer, followed by our beautifully coloured Cyclamens (ready for the Autumn) in our greenhouses.

Sussex Wildlife trust


The Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity which aims to protect natural life in Sussex. It was founded in 1961 and is one of 46 wildlife trusts across the UK and the Isle of Man and Alderney.

The SWT manages twenty-six nature reserves in the county. Nineteen are Sites of Special Scientific Interest, one is a national nature reserve, eleven are local nature reserves, eight are Special Areas of Conservation, three are Special Protection Areas, three are Ramsar sites and seven are Nature Conservation Review sites. Its headquarters at Woods Mill, south of Henfield, is also a nature reserve with a lake, woodland and meadows.

Plant Base


From Temperate to Tropical. Plants for every Garden.
A unique nursery growing  2,060 different varieties of plants
over 450 grown only by us (RHS Plantfinder 2020). From South African plants, Australian plants, New Zealand plants, Exotic plants, Jungle plants, Hardy plants, South American plants and Rare.

Cade Street Nursery

The Honeysett family have been growing garden plants at Cade Street Nursery near Heathfield for over 40 years.

Our plant centre has a very clear focus on plants. We have an unrivalled range locally of bedding, perennial and other garden plants, which are mostly grown on the nursery.

Vintage and Salvage Sussex



We have an eclectic mix of vintage and salvage antique garden sculptures, furniture and memorabilia.

Together with other items including planters, stone urns, and ornaments.

National Garden Scheme



The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Guernsey, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support,  Marie Curie and Hospice UK, through admissions, teas and cake.

Herstmonceux Castle was one of the very first gardens to open for the National Garden Scheme in 1927 and this year are opening in aid of our charities on Wednesday 27th July.

The team from East & Mid Sussex will be manning the stand across the 3 days of the show. A selection of County booklets will be available, with the option to talk to our volunteers about garden visiting or maybe even opening your own garden in the future.

Sussex Trugs



Our workshop and shop are located on the edge of the village of Herstmonceux in East Sussex.  It has always been a family run business since its founder, Reuben Reed came here in 1899.  He was succeeded by two further generations.  Everyone who has lived in this house has been involved in the manufacture or sale of trugs.

Woodland Trust



Woodlands and trees are essential for people, wildlife and for life.

We Plant, we Protect, we Restore.

Rapkyns Nursery



Welcome to Rapkyns Nursery, a cottage garden nursery, set in an idyllic countryside location, specialising in perennials, shrubs, climbers and grasses, all grown ourselves on site.




Garden sculptures made from old recycled washing machines, fridges, oil drums, etc.

Food Vendors

Westlands BBQ

Westlands BBQ has been running for 11 years and has three different smokers one is the 1951 Ford Coe truck which is also converted into a rat rod hence is known as The Smoking Rat, offers pulled pork and beef brisket on rustic fries with slaw and our own Westlands bbq sauce.

We also have our 1965 Citroen HY van, offering wood fired Pizza. This has been beautifully restored with twin wood fired pizza ovens, offering various options of pizza from meat to vegan.

Our tea and coffee unit is a 1979 triple rice horse box trailer.

Mini Mouthfuls


Mini Mouthfuls makes homemade creamy fudge in lots of flavours. We also make tablet coconut ice and vegan fudge.

All our products are made in our kitchen at our shop at 63, High Street, Battle. East Sussex. TN33 OAG

Henners Vineyard


Nestled next to the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve and less than miles from the sea in East Sussex, Henners Vineyard was established in the picturesque village of Herstmonceux in 2007. Planted with the three classic sparkling grape varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, the vineyard is in one of the driest, sunniest pockets of England.

The vineyard benefits from a strong coastal influence, low elevation and rich, free-draining clay soils making the site ideally suited for the production of quality sparkling and still wines. Sea breezes are key to our success, minimising frost risk, reducing disease pressure and bringing a crisp salinity to our wines.

In the winery, we take a non interventionist approach, made possible by the quality of the fruit. We have multiple vine clones and varieties planted to give us a broad palate of wines for final blending and play with reserve wines and oak barrels to contribute character, depth, richness and layers to our wines. Our wines are fermented and bottled on-site with our small, dedicated team responsible for every aspect of production.