Cottage Garden Furniture and Plants

Welcome to our website! Here you will find out all about:

  • -the plants we grow and sell
  • our garden that’s open to the public
  • our design and advice service
  • the courses we are running
  • and all sorts of other things!

Read more on our latest article about plastic rattan garden furniture here.

We are a family affair run by Joy, Maurice and Paul Parkinson. We have a lot of pride in what we do and hope that shows. Take a look at our gallery here.

Garden Furniture Online UK Retailers Announced

Choosing garden furniture retailers

If you’d like to buy garden furniture online then choose Garden Centre Shopping, they have proven to be very good at the following types of outdoor sets:

  • reclining garden furniture and chairs
  • Winawood composite wood-effect furniture
  • Outdoor benches and loveseats
  • Rattan conservatory furniture

They are both highly rated and very professional, with a range of products that are categorised as weatherproof, meaning that you don’t have to cover it up or store it inside during bad weather (such as the recent snow!). Easily the best UK garden furniture retailer around, rated 5/5.

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Further Info on Cottage Plants

There have been many influences on our ‘Philosophy’ from Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst to Christoper Lloyd’s Great Dixter. However the largest influence by far was by Irish born William Robinson, author of ‘The Wild Garden’ and thought by many to be the father figure of the Cottage Garden Style.

We like to think that that what he called “A garden designed to fit the place,” has been executed here to perfection – please come and find out for yourself!

But there is much more than just our Garden. We also sell plants. A retail plant nursery run by Joy is open to the public and has been designed in sympathy with the garden. We stock a wealth of cottage garden type plants all of which have been trialled in our own garden. We only sell what we have grown ourselves!

A garden design & advice service is run by Maurice Parkinson who is one of the province’s leading horticulturalists and the former Director of Parks with Belfast City Council. Paul assists his father in this part of the business.

Last but not least an extensive range of courses, illustrated talks, demonstrations, garden tours and workshops can be and are provided by Joy, Maurice and Paul.

We hope you enjoy navigating our site and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Paul Joy

Gardening Expert at Myself
I love all things plants and garden landscaping, living in the rural areas around Leicestershire I have plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful environment in the UK. Email me at with any questions or suggestions.

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