Mill Cottage Plants

Sally Gregson

Hydrangea serrata 'Miyama yae Murasaki'

Award winning supplier of Hydrangeas to the UK

Specialist growers of rare Epimedium

                    Epimedium 'Kaguyahime'                   Epimedium membranaceum                   Epimedium 'Mariko'

A little about us. . . 

We've been running Mill Cottage Plants for over 20 years, focusing

our attention on the sometimes overlooked species of Hydrangea;  in particular Hydrangea serrata, widely cultivated in Japan. Gradually we are acquiring more and different named forms of these, concentrating on the Japanese varieties. 

      Autumn colour on Hydrangea serrata

We don't neglect the familiar Hydrangea macrophylla however.  Among this numerous and diverse species we concentrate on those that are a little special, including the Japanese forms and the 'Teller' hybrid lacecaps.

                                                                             Hydrangea macrophylla 'Merveille Sanguine'

'Other species are also well represented: H. paniculata - H.aspera - H. involucrata,  H. quercifolia - H. arborescens,  and the climbing evergreen, H. seemanii. and each season we will be introducing new forms to add to the temptation                                      
Hydrangea aspera 'Hot  Chocolate'                                                                    

We are also increasingly concentrating on the latest hybrids and new forms of Epimedium from China. Each year we are finding new, beautiful introductions and hybrids to tempt you - take a look!  

Epimedium 'Akane'

The perennials and ferns we stock are mostly for shade and/or damp conditions that would complement the hydrangeas in your garden. At present our selection of bergenias are beginning to look good  ...                                                 


Bergenia 'Bartok'
The plants we supply are well-grown and ready to plant out in the garden. We don't sell rooted cuttings, or plug plants. Our carriers (Interlink Express) have proven reliable and deliver to most of the UK mainland within 24 hours of despatch. 

Because we propagate the plants ourselves we do of course run out at the end of the season, especially of the more popular varieties. 
Hydrangeas listed as being 'sold out this season' should be available again next June when they're ready to leave home.

**nb. if you want to reserve any plants please email me your wish list**


Our garden and nursery is open to visitors by arrangement from May to September.

Garden visitors enjoying tea and cakes on a summer evening

And then there's Sally's Diary and article on hydrangeas. There will also be details of forthcoming events, so don't forget to bookmark us, and return regularly.


Sally's Books

 Practical Propagation  by Sally Gregson is available at £14.99.

As a thank you to website users, we are happy to offer free carriage
Every copy will be signed by Sally Gregson.
For more information, click here

Sally's latest book on

Ornamental Vegetable Gardening

is now on sale at £14.99
We are repeating the offer of  free carriage to our website users.     Every copy will be signed by Sally Gregson.

For more information, click here

And lastly...
This season we are letting out our little 
Alpine retreat among the flowers.
It's an hour from Geneva and sleeps 6-8.

(And for those winter-sports enthusiasts - 
it's 15minutes from Les Portes du Soleil 
and Morzine)