Production Nursery 

Each of our garden centres has a production nursery, the largest is our extensive production nursery behind Arthurs Restaurant at Coolings The Gardener’s Garden Centre, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, this covers an area of 4.5 acres. At Coolings Wych Cross Garden Centre we have restored the rose nursery and have begun growing thousands of plants on-site these can be seen from the terrace of our Hybrid Tea Room, the smallest of our production nurseries is at Coolings Potted Garden Nursery in Bearsted near Maidstone.

Our enthusiastic and well-qualified team of horticulturalists have a wealth of experience between them and are responsible for overseeing the production of our Coolings plants.   


There are two sides to the nursery – the Hardy Nursery Team and the Bedding Team.

Hardy Nursery Team 

The Hardy Nursery Team produce a huge range of Coolings plants including over 300 varieties of shrubs, 600 varieties of herbaceous perennials, 300 varieties of roses plus a vast range of trees. They work all year round to ensure that our customers have the widest possible choice of plants. Our plants are of the highest-quality, so much so that our hardy plants come with a 5 year guarantee. 

Bedding Team 

The Bedding Team produce 80% of our total bedding plant requirements, including 6,000 hanging baskets. Great emphasis is placed on plant quality and freedom from pests and disease. We have a policy of only using chemicals as the last resort and concentrate on other methods, such as high standards of hygiene and cultural care. Over one million plants are produced each year. There are always stocks of fresh plants available in quantity as batches are produced each week and these plants can be sent down to the Garden Centre within 10 minutes