Withybrook Nurseries, Coventry
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Withybrook is a very small nursery
in Coventry and does not pretend to be competition for the big
boys. It does however specialise in conifers.
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of the
Withybrook Nurseries in
Withybrook Nurseries has been run by the same family for
the last 30 years. It's sad to report that it is not a nursery we would
recommend. This appears to be case because the owners are finding it
harder to cope with the workload as time marches on. I was chatting with
the owner recently and his reply to my question about when be bought the
nursery sums it up. He said "We bought the nursery when it was fading
away 30 years ago, a bit like it is now".
Withybrook specialise in conifers of all types and they have a
stock which would put the big garden centres to shame.
The problem is that a good proportion of the stock is in poor
condition and a cursory glance confirms this.
The prices of the plants are cheap, very cheap indeed. Searching
round we found a few conifers that were in good condition.
Click on the picture to the right to see one example.
The nursery also sells bedding plants which were of reasonable
quality, again cheaper than elsewhere.
Amongst other bargains were some very healthy looking hostas.
These were priced a very reasonable �2.50 to �3.50.
Withybrook Nurseries is very small and the quality of many of the plants
is below standard. If you like bargain hunting above all else then give
them a visit. But remember to to ring the bell at the cash counter to
get some attention!
Overstone Road, Withybrook, Coventry CV7 9LU,
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