Mucklestone Nursery in North Shropshire / Staffordshire

Specialist Plant Centre

Mucklestone Nurseries is a newly re-established nursery set up by William Friend (Mucklestone nursery map here). William now lives and has a nursery in Kent where he grows ‘Mediterranean’ plants, suited to the dry, exposed but mild micro-climate of the Isle of Thanet. At Mucklestone Nurseries he is now able to grow a complimentary range of plants suited to the moister, more acidic conditions of the west and north of Britain, such as azaleas, heathers, rhododendrons, bamboos, birches, rowans, acers and herbaceous perennials. Thus a complete range of plants can now be grown across the two sites in their optimal growing conditions. The areas around the nursery and around the business centre are being laid out as woodland and meadow garden areas. This allows the majority of plants to be propagated from stock of proven hardy-ness and suitability to the area and allows visitors to see how the plants grow. William has restored the farmhouse gardens with traditional mixed borders and orchards.


Why do visitors enjoy a visit to our Nursery
  • Free local delivery and garden consultation service
  • Free consultation from a specialist in Meadow, Moorland and Marshland plants for the acidic and humid conditions of the North and West
  • Stock of specimen and hedging trees and shrubs for landscapers and garden designers
  • Specialists in Meadow, Moorland and Marshland plants


Mucklestone Nurseries is in a stunning location, with views across to North Wales and Shropshire, and across to Mucklestone Church. The Nurseries form part of Church Farm which has extensive native woodlands, ponds and natural unimproved meadows. It is managed to enhance these habitats for the many threatened species such as wild daffodils and native dormice, found on the farm. Visitors can explore the garden areas at any time at no charge or alternatively check our website for open days, when visitors can be shown round the farm, woodlands, gardens and Nursery.

William is available by appointment (01843 862060, m.07714241668), during his visits from Kent to give talks to garden groups in the area. Plants from both nurseries are available on the website for mail order and can be taken to either nursery for collection. Martyn Jolly is now on site and can be reached on 01630 674284, or mob.07704 874194, so we hope to now start opening for longer hours, but if coming from afar please check first.

The Farm is also home to growing number of small business, directly on the farm or in the business units in the old farm courtyard. If you are looking to relocate your business, why not move into thiis attractive rural setting , where we can tailor the premises to your requirements.

Opening Times
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS 10am – 5pm in the summer months
March to September each year
Nursery Plan

Mucklestone Nursery layout plan