High quality plants. Expert advice. Everyone welcome.
Kings Park Nursery is owned and operated by BCP Council. The nursery has been growing plants for our local Parks and Gardens on the same site since 1924. Tucked away in the Pokesdown corner of King’s Park (Christchurch Road entrance), the nursery is open to the public between April and October.
Kings Park Nursery specialises in plants that are suitable for the south coast climate.
The nursery’s high-quality, vibrant hanging baskets and spring/summer bedding are very popular with the public – these baskets are also grown for the displays across the town, often contributing to ‘Bournemouth in Bloom’ awards. There is also a great range of olive trees and tropical plants, seasonal bedding, herbs, shrubs, plus rare and unusual plants on sale – all carefully selected to thrive in the local climate.
The team at the nursery are all gardening experts and enthusiasts. They are a mixture of volunteer supporters and horticultural staff who are keen to pass on tips and help with garden design ideas.
Nursery Manager Chris Evans is looking forward to plant sale season. He said ‘People are often suprised at the broad range of plants we have in our nursery – and that the prices aren’t high. The team and I enjoy giving customers advice and helping them to choose the right plants for paritcular spots in their gardens.’
He’s also looking for more volunteers to come and help out in the nursery: “Our volunteer team is a mixture of people from all ages and backgrounds. There are lots of different jobs to be done. Everyone has something to bring to the team, and everyone learns from each other. “