Who We Are
Hintons is a not-for-profit Social enterprise. So when you buy from Hintons, you will almost certainly be supporting a local chaity or community project. The nursery is situated on a main road in a rural location, where plants have been grown since the mid 1750s. Plants are still grown on site and are many and varied. And because our staff grow the plants - they also have a good practical knowledge of gardening and horticulture.
A Potted History
Originally the Kitchen Garden for the Guy's Cliffe Estate from the mid C18, Hintons has continually grown fruit, vegetables or plants since that time. The 1881 census lists a head gardener and seven under-gardeners working and living here at our site. William Hayward, one of the under-gardeners in the early 20th century won a prize at the Royal Show for growing the blackest Pansy on behalf of Guy's Cliffe House. We still grow black pansies here today. Whilst the nursery now hosts a different sort of team, and has a more modest owner, the original walled garden including part of a Victorian peach house and a sunken melon house all still remain and are now part of a separate and unique restoration project.
The Nursery Staff
At Hintons we are lucky to have a warm and friendly group of nursery staff who will always do their best to assist and advise. Please come to visit us to see how we can help.