Established in 1890 we are a family run nursery and garden centre offering one of the largest selections of hardy trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the North.
We are one of the last traditional working nurseries still in operation growing the majority of our own stock. Our dedication to providing the best quality plants means we mix our own compost, bud our own roses and graft our own trees. The small amount of stock we do buy in comes from specialist growers who we have worked closely with for many years. All of this ensures the best quality is provided at a highly competitive price.
As well as our nursery stock we have all the essentails you will need in the garden – tools, seeds, compost, gravel, bee keeping supplies, fertilisers, watering and so on. Our florist always has a wide selection of cut flowers to choose from and is able to provide bouquets and arrangements for any occasion. We pride ourselves on being a gardeners nursery with specialist staff on hand to provide advice on all of our products. Our growing areas including our rose field, can be viewed, and behind the scenes tours with demonstrations and guidance can be organised for small groups.
Braithwaite’s was established in 1892, and is a family run nursery, garden centre and florist offering one of the largest selections of hardy trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the North. We grow on site a large majority of the plants we sell including fruit trees, roses, ornamental trees, shrubs, bedding, herbaceous and much more.
After leaving the army in WW2, David Braithwaite was taught how to bud roses just in time for people putting their gardens back to ornamental use rather than for vegetable crops in the war. The numbers of roses grown grew year on year after that.
Growing our own crops gives us greater flexibility and rather than buying in trees we decided to grow our own. This means you can be sure they are ready for the Yorkshire climate as they have been here all their lives!
Competition from Dutch growers made growing our own Chrysanthemums, Scabious, Sunflowers etc uneconomical. However, it allowed us the space to grow a much more diverse range of herbs, colourful bedding and cyclamen for Christmas, greatly increasing our range for customers.