Opening dates and times
All hellebore plants are now sold for 2018
After 15 years of hellebore sales, we have decided that 2018 will be our last year of opening on a regular basis. We feel it is time for a fresh challenge, and I hope to start on the development of a new garden in the next couple of years. I can't see that I will ever stop growing hellebores, or working on the development of improved strains, so there will still be plants available in future years for those customers wanting to increase their collection. We also plan to continue seed sales. We will be opening for a couple of days in 2019, and details of availability along with days/times will be posted here at the beginning of next year.
Herfordshire Hellebores, Green Lane Farm, Levens Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1HD. Look out for the small sign saying 'Hellebores' that directs you to our entrance.
Tel: 01920 438458. We are happy to answer phone calls on any day, 9am - 7pm. If you are unable to contact us during opening hours (but need to get directions on how to find us etc) try our mobile: 07528 164667 - please note the mobile phone is usually turned off at other times.
The hellebores are placed in the sales area as and when they start to flower, so bear in mind that fresh plants are available throughout the season, and that the best selection is not necessarily on offer during the first week. If you are travelling far, you might prefer to telephone and check availability. We are able to take credit/debit card payments.
The hellebores are accessed over an area of grass, so please bring wellies or suitable footwear in wet weather.
We are now offering a range of fresh hellebore seed, which will offer customers the chance to grow a number of high quality plants at a reasonable cost. Our seed is hand-pollinated, and includes the sought-after anemone centre varieties, where demand for our flowering plants always outstrips supply. Seed will be available as it ripens, from the middle of May. Please click here for details.
We currently have a supply of fantastic quality, 3 year old leafmould. It is available for collection now, at £5 a bag (larger quantities available on request). Don't miss out - it is ideal for hellebores and other plants that enjoy woodland conditions, and as a general soil conditioner.
Contact us now to arrange a suitable collection time/day.
Most of our hellebores are sold during February and March, but we send out plants while stocks last.
In previous years customers have been able to order and pay for plants from the list below using an online shopping cart, but the cost has made this impractical to continue. Orders can now be taken on the phone.
The new hellebore season starts in January. As various colours become available they will be listed below. Some types, offered in small quantities, sell out fairly quickly, while others are available throughout most of the year. We do not list all colours, so please contact us if you are after something specific. PLEASE NOTE: THE PHOTOS BELOW SHOULD BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY AS ALL PLANTS ARE GROWN FROM SEED AND CAN VARY SLIGHTLY IN APPEARANCE. In practice most are very similar – if not identical – to those shown.
Our hellebores are sold in flower (if purchased Jan - April), or after flowering to guarantee colour. Almost all are grown in 3 litre pots.
To order plants either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01920 438458
We carefully pack plants and use a next-day delivery service to ensure that your order reaches you in good condition.
Delivery costs on orders within England, Wales and mainland Scotland are as follows:
1 box (up to 4 plants) - £12
2 boxes (8 plants) - £19
3 boxes (12 plants) - £25
4 boxes (16 plants) or more - £29
We do not charge for packing your order in our sturdy cardboard shipping boxes. The postage costs reflect the size and considerable weight of the plants.
As postage is the same for half full or full boxes, best value is achieved with full boxes (multiples of 4 plants).
We have a minimum order of £18 + p&p.
We have 3 price bands. Plants with a higher price tend to be newer colours or those that are more difficult to produce. This does not mean that they are more difficult to grow in the garden. Well-established lines, producing a high percentage of good, saleable plants, are less work to produce than those where development is at an early stage. Please note we only ever send out plants that we are completely happy with.
White. One of the earliest flowering types. Pure white blooms that show well in the garden
White spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear white band around the outer edges of each petal
Pink-red. A bright, fairly deep pink colour. Tall, robust looking plants, usually with large, rounded flowers.
Pink. Very pretty shades of pink
Pink spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear pink band around the outer edges of each petal
Slate-blue. Stunning colour that shows best with some direct sun. One of the most beautiful, and well worth a try
Dark purple. Attractive very dark blooms - ideal alongside snowdrops
Pink x yellow strain. Flowers are a combination of cream yellow and strawberry pink, some displaying apricot shades.
Primrose yellow flowers. Very pretty
Yellow spotted. Various degrees of spotting, some with dark nectaries.
Black. Darkest purple black or blue black flowers.
Picotee with veining. White flowers with dark pink lines rather like those on a butterfly's wings.
Pale pink. Cream flowers, lightly marked with pink
Yellow/dark centre . Most with small red marks at the base of each petal.
Green. Some with purple markings.
Torquatus and multifidus hybrids. Small one to two inch flowers, many with picotee markings. Some purples and greens. Variable, so please phone/email for details of current stock
Dark red. Richly coloured maroon red blooms. Some with dark new foliage.
White spotted double. A robust variety with attractive spotted blooms.
Pink double. Shades of pink, some with speckled markings.
Purple double. Purple to dark purple in colour.
Cream-yellow double. Delicate blooms on compact plants. Some with finely divided foliage.
Picotee double. White or cream petals with a pink flush at edges. Some also with pink veining.
Pure white blooms - very spectacular in the garden
Pale pink double
Dido (torquatus) type doubles available in the following colours: white/cream spotted, pink, pink spotted. Dainty little flowers, perfect for a more natural planting scheme. Some with finely divided foliage.
Green Spotted Double
Dark Purple double
Pale picotee double. White flowers with a narrow pink line around the edge of each petal
White anemone centre. White flowers, most with a few spots. Central ruff.
Pink anemone centre. Pink flowers, some with spots or speckles. Central ruff
Picotee anemone centre. White petals with various degrees of purple veining / edging, and a striking dark ruff.
Purple anemone centre. We hope to have some purple or dark pink anemones this year. Photo when available.
Special Offers - Internet/postal purchases only.
8 plants. A selection of 8 singles or 4 singles and 4 doubles including some normally priced at £12. Good range of colours, but strictly our choice
4 singles + 4 doubles £72
8 singles £68 N/A
4 plants. A selection of 4 singles or 2 singles and 2 doubles (including those normally priced at £12). All different, but strictly our choice
4 singles £35
2 singles and 2 doubles £38