Bregover Plants

Nursery & Cottage Garden


Hardy plants for the herbaceous border, cottage garden, woodland, waterside and wild garden.

An interesting range of plants including some recent introductions as well as many old and unusual varieties; and in spring, flowering bulbs, less common annuals and spare vegetable plants.



The nursery and cottage garden are situated in a steep valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor above the River Lynher in east Cornwall.

High rainfall and frost, combined with a lack of winter sunshine, mean that our growing season begins later than in the rest of the county.


In the summer months, without any cooling sea breezes, it can become very hot and as most of my plants are grown outside without any protection their condition will not always appear perfect!


Most of the plants are hardy, at least for conditions in the south of Britain. Any plants that do require shelter are so described.



Bregover Plants List for 2016

Please email (see details below) for my new plant list, available as a pdf from mid-March.


Bregover Contact


Jen Bousfield

Bregover Plants
North Hill
Nr. Launceston
Cornwall PL15 7NN

Telephone: 01566 782661
Email: jenbousfield@gmail.com



Please note:

The nursery area is quite small so I cannot produce and hold large stocks of plants.

Certain varieties may sell out quickly or may not be ready, especially at the beginning and end of the season so please email or telephone to check if available.

Prices will vary according to size of pot and age of plant.


Chrysosplenium davidianum

Snowdrops Galanthus ‘Magnet’



Frosted Seed Umbel

Frosted Seed Umbel




Adoxa moscatellina



frosted leaves

Frosted leaf litter



Please check with us beforehand


From mid March to mid October: WEDNESDAYS from 11am. to 5pm.

Other days/times by appointment


At weekends, please telephone first to make sure that we are open as we are often away at plant sales.


The nursery is always CLOSED on Mondays and Thursdays.




April 2nd-3rd 2016

This year we will have a stand at the County Spring Flower show at Boconnoc

May 7th 2016

We will be at The Hardy Plant Sale at Truro Cattle Market



Chrysosplenium davidianum

Chrysosplenium davidianum


The Cottage Garden

Many rare and unusual plants are grown in the borders around the cottage and along the stream in our field. Spring remains my favourite time of year but late summer has the best show of perennials.
Changes happen slowly and despite a feeling that the garden should be 'more designed', it simply refuses to conform; and we enjoy a wide variety of wildlife ~ twenty-five different kinds of butterflies, un-countable moths & hover flies. Bats roost in the potting shed and Hazel Dormice breed and nest around the garden and field so we have to take great care when trimming shrubs & hedges. Some interesting birds include Lesser Redpoll & Siskins and Brambling, Redwing & Fieldfare in cold winters.

However not all species are welcome ~ rabbits & Bank Voles continue to destroy many plants; Roe deer visit the field but luckily they have not ventured into the garden! For controlling slugs we are using a product based on an iron compound that is proving fairly successful & is not palatable or toxic to other creatures.
Part of the adjacent wood is carpeted with Primroses and Bluebells in spring, something to treasure and safeguard as a 'wild' place so planting is limited to groups of wild daffodils and single Snowdrops which are already spreading.

The garden remains a 'working cottage garden' with stacks of wood waiting to be cut, overflowing compost heaps and, as we rarely catch up with all the work, it is not always neat and tidy but we hope to have part of the garden ready for visitors by the end of June this year.


Middlewood is about 5 miles from the A.30 and approximately half-way between Launceston and Liskeard on the B.3254 which also goes through South Petherwin and Upton Cross.
OS map ref: SX 273 752

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Further Information and Presentations

Because of my interest in wildlife, especially dormice, I am happy to give talks and presentations to interested groups.


Bregover Plants





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