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The Lantern Community, Living, working and sharing together

Lantern Horticultural Nursery

Our greenhouse, polytunnel and eco garden provide the perfect environment to grow

The nursery grows shrubs and flowering plants for use in our own gardens and for sale. It also produces salad crops, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers for use in our houses and the Café  . 

All plants are produced using bio-dynamic practices with organic seeds sown according to the star calendar and without the use of artificial chemicals or fertilizer.

Our nursery and garden continue to evolve. The hub of the garden enterprise is the compost! We make our own organic compost used on our nursery to produce our bulbs, beddings, herbs and shrubs, trees and climbers, grown with bio-dynamic methods, all of which are for sale from the nursery or outside the shop.

Our greenhouse and polytunnel produce salad crops for use in the Cafe and Lantern houses. Eggs from our chickens and ducks are supplied to them too.

The Eco garden has new paths, trees and planted beds. In our enclosed garden we grow salad, vegetables, herbs and dried flowers for use by the Seasonal workshop in their products. All of our autumn leaves cleared from our roads and gardens are used as mulch and in our compost making process.

The Land group has many other tasks which include all the maintenance work such as grass cutting, hedging and ditching associated with caring for our ten acre site.

A few reasons to visit…

  • Bio-dynamic/organic plants for sale
  • Picnic Area
  • Gardens
  • Dog friendly (but must be kept on a lead due to sensitive individuals)
  • Great for cyclists (accessed from the end of Castleman Trailway. Turn right onto the A31 sliproad and right again into Folly Farm Lane)