Established in 1946, Lime Cross Nursery is a family-run business specialising in the production of premier conifers, trees and shrubs and purveyors of other plant groups. We grow over 500 varieties of conifers and a range of shrubs and trees, some of which have been discovered by Johnathan Tate (co-founder) of the nursery, our conifers are exceptional and are all hand propagated and watered using water from our beautiful reservoir.
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Our shop is an emporium of inspiring and beautiful hand-selected products.
Our bustling café/bistro is quickly becoming known around the county for providing wholesome and delicious, home-made, home-grown vibrant food. Come along to a pop-up dining event and enrol onto one of our cooking classes or wine tastings.
Come and explore the 28 acres of beautiful woodland, lakes and our world-acclaimed pinetum. Our eclectic calendar of events will allow you to learn, create and be inspired.
We serve delicious breakfasts, outstanding coffee, brunch until 2:30 pm, lunch, afternoon tea, cream teas and home-made cakes.
Join ‘Auburn Furnishings’ for a fun and inspirational afternoon discussing the renaissance of the house plant and how to use the colour wheel to create a design scheme for your home.£25.00
Join us for a bracing festive dip followed by wood fired hot tub, soup, cheese scone and cake around the fire pit to dethaw! Bring your warmest Christmas jumper to put on after swimming, wet suits are essential and experienced swimmers only. Optional carol singing will keep help keep spirits high and you’ll be buzzing after your icy dip in the beautiful lake.
The best Christmas jumper wins a bottle of bubbles !
Following on from the success of our previous sold out baby retreat, Natural Baby Box and Lime Cross bring to you a craft & nature half day retreat. An opportunity to step away from the everyday chores of parenting and enjoy some quality time with your baby, making new friends and making memories to cherish.£45.00
This is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.£165.00
Join ‘Auburn Furnishings’ for a fun and inspirational afternoon discussing the renaissance of the house plant and how to use the colour wheel to create a design scheme for your home. This workshop will take place in the beautiful, glass building overlooking the lake at Lime Cross Nursery. We will be talking about interior colours…
Discover the wines and gin of Herstmonceux’s very own vineyard ‘Henners’. Join Josh, wine expert and representative from the vineyard, for an informal tutored wine tasting. Josh will explain the viticulture and wine making processes as well as the sensory evaluation of the wines. Enjoy a selection of delicious canapes. £30 per person
Join local florist Carol, owner of ‘Bella Fleur Florist‘, for a riveting traditional wreath making workshop. Carol will expertly guide you through each step of the process and you can chose from a vast array of freshly picked foliage and decor, using some truly unique pieces from the Lime Cross conifer pinetum. Your beautiful wreath will…
Create a superb foliage based festive table decoration, impressing your guests this Christmas with your craft skills and transforming the dinner table. Professional florist Carol will guide you through the processes step by step, ensuring that your table decoration looks stylish and professional. Chose from a fabulous, fresh array of foliage collected from the Lime Cross…