Suppliers of quality bedding plants and hanging baskets since 1959
E Smith and Son is a local family business, started in 1959, when Edwin rented a patch of land in Statham and began to grow bedding plants. A couple of years later he bought two acres of green field on Booths Lane, our present site, and set about building glasshouses, a home for his family and growing his plants.
Over 60 years on, Edwin and Barbara are no longer with us, the nursery has doubled in size, and we are continuing to grow the plants that Dad loved. Derek and Sarah continue the day to day running of the nursery, with Andy joining us front of house in summer 2023.
E SMITH AND SON …… IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTUMN 2023
I think autumn is nearly upon us! It has turned cooler, more windy and wetter as the year turns. The summer bedding is starting to look a bit tired and tatty, the hanging baskets still full of colour but are past their best. It’s time to think about autumn colour and plan ahead for next year. We have a good range of pansy and viola plants ready for the garden now, with wallflowers, bellis, forget me nots and polyanthus nearly there. Our planted containers and hanging baskets are ready to pick up and go, or you can always have a go at making your own – we stock lots of empty pots and containers, all colours, shapes and sizes, peat and peat free composts, shrubs and annuals to put it them. Also visit our bulb department, for spring colour next year – now is the time to plant them! We have allium, crocus, daffodil, hyacinth, iris, rockery bulbs, snowdrops, tulips…..
Pop in and see us – you’ll be surprised at the range of stock we carry!
Autumn 2022: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 11am – 3pm
PLEASE ADHERE TO THESE TIMES
(EVEN IF THE GATE IS OPEN)