Herbaceous Perennials and Laurel Hedging in St Neots

Our garden nursery in Cardington village welcomes trade and retail customers from nearby St Neots. Indeed, we welcome everybody from the three surrounding areas of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire. Cottage Farm Nurseries is home to an extensive stock range. This page offers a valuable insight into shrubs, bedding plants, laurel hedging and herbaceous perennials – all of which are extremely popular with our St Neots customers.

We remind you that our garden nursery also has its own florist, Claire, and we have a full supporting product range available which includes pots and containers, garden ornaments, water features, bird baths, bird tables and even stone statues.


At our garden nursery, just 20 minutes away from nearby St Neots, we define shrubs as wood plants which are usually round in shape and smaller than trees. Whereas a tree has a single trunk, shrubs have several stems. In the world of garden design, shrubs define structure and also add the vitally important elements of colour, interest and character.

Suitable for filling small borders or equally as attractive when used to make a bolder landscaping statement, our garden nursery supplies shrubs for all soil conditions in the St Neots area, and stocks evergreen, low-growing, fragrant and flowering varieties.

Bedding Plants

Our garden nursery near St Neots describes bedding plants as seasonal flowers which people use in groups to produce a visual effect, particularly during the summer when vibrant colours transform landscapes into eye-catching centrepieces. Most bedding plants fall into the ‘annuals’ category but ‘perennials’ tend to be much more cold-hardy.

The great thing about bedding plants is that they bloom for long periods and have compact growth habits which make them particularly suitable for creating large drifts of colour in St Neots gardens. Examples of bedding plants include marigolds, petunias and begonias.

Laurel Hedging

The practical nature of laurel hedging, and the bold aesthetic appearance it provides, makes this combination of trees, shrubs and hedging plants incredibly popular with our St Neots customers. Thousands of homes throughout the country use laurel hedging around their perimeters to increase privacy, to set defined boundaries and to even improve security.

The laurel hedging at our garden nursery grows in pots and this makes it suitable for planting at any time of the year. Cherry laurel hedging tends to be the most common but Cottage Farm Nurseries grow and supply many other varieties for customers in St Neots.

Herbaceous Perennials

The most significant benefit of herbaceous perennials is that the roots and underground structure survive well even when then the annual exterior growth dies down. Stems on herbaceous perennials tend to be soft, succulent and green. This helps growth to die down in the winter but the hardy roots ensure a fresh emergence of growth in the spring.

Many of the St Neots customers who visit our garden nursery choose herbaceous perennials because they act as great dividers when used for bordering. Herbaceous perennials also add form and structure to landscapes, which makes them especially suitable for large gardens.

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    Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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    Cottage Farm Nurseries
    Cople Road,
    MK44 3SH

    Phone: 01234 838383
    Email: cfplants@aol.com