Web site created by M. Byford © Hazles Cross farm nursery
The collection is mainly housed in a large polytunnel grown in large pots. This means that even in inclement weather viewing is pleasant. The plants are on staging so as to make viewing of the flowers easy.
There are posters describing the biology of hellebores, their habitats, geology, climate , forms and distribution.
There are some external beds and more are constantly under construction as the collection grows.
COLLECTION OPENING TIMES 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
February and March 10 am- 4:00 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 4pm (other times by appointment.)
The plants are usually at their best from mid February to mid March but this varies with the weather. Please telephone to check their status.We may be closed for the odd day to attend shows so a call to confirm our opening is recommended. See the mews about hellebores page
We welcome parties but if you wish to bring more than 10 people at a time please arrange to make an appointment.
Please wear sensible shoes or wellies it is often wet - thin heels are a problem.
Tea and coffee are available.
There is an entry fee to the collection of £3 which contributes to the running costs of the collection.
*Both species and garden hybrids are available for sale from the nursery.*
The collection comprises all known species with many “forms” of each being on display to show the amazing and beautiful natural variation found in the wild. There is huge variation in flower and foliage which contributes to the natural charm of the genus Helleborus.The collection also contains several putative new species not seen elsewhere. .
In addition there are several hundred different garden hybrids bred by Mike Byford on display.
Hazles Cross Farm Nursery holds The National Collection of Helleborus species under the National Plant Collections scheme ® designated by Plant Heritage (formerly N.C.C.P.G.)
Helleborus x hybridus
Picotee pink double form
Part of the collection under cover
Most of the collection is in flower and species and hybrids are flowering well as of 18/02/2019. Late February will be optimal