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Mill House Nurseries

When we are preparing for our growing year, nothing gives us more joy than our visits to Mill

House Nurseries. One of Dorset’s best independent nurseries. You can find it tucked away

down a meandering country lane between Crossways and the A352 Wareham road on what is

known as the Morton Road.

So why Mill House Nursery?

It's a family run business established over 30 years ago. My family have been buying their plants

there since forever because they know they will get really healthy specimens. The staff are always very friendly and very knowledgeable. So if you are looking for a no nonsense nursery where you can buy really lovely healthy plants at a very competitive price and you haven’t already been, you need to pay them a visit.

The choice of a variety of seed potato and onion sets kicks off my planting year and then I’m

back again because the choice of tomato plants alone is amazing.

This year we both have a greenhouse so we have been keen to buy a good selection of

tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and aubergine plants. And a selection of chillies. And at Mill

house that’s one thing we know they are guaranteed to have.

You are not bombarded with over priced goods, just a fantastic selection of vegetable plants,

perennials, bedding plants, compost and so much more! If you are looking for herbs then look

no further as you would be challenged to find anywhere that sells a greater variety of herbs.

I have also purchased some really lovely perennials to finish off my new gravel cottage garden

and you can read about this and see pictures of this project on the blog and on Instagram.

There is a gift shop on site at Mill House Nurseries that is well worth a visit. But you are not

herded through it in hope you buy something along the way. They don’t need to do that because

once you have seen and tried the locally sourced produce on offer you will be hooked. You can

pop your head in and have a look and there’s no sales pressure whatsoever.

While visiting the nurseries you can also pay a visit to the cider museum that shows how cider is

and has been made over the years. You can purchase cider from the gift shop and believe me

it’s pretty good stuff. You can also buy Dorset honey, meats and so many other fabulous Dorset


There is also a Dorset clock collection! So whether you live in Dorset or are just visiting, pop

along to Mill House Nurseries, where all the local seasoned gardeners go to get their plants,

and then you will know why



Meet Sue & Katie

Two women. Two generations. Both mothers and lovers of the county where they live. Blogging about Dorset here at Dorset Country Life. Find out more...

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