Please note: We are maintaining our collection of trees as an arboretum but are no longer operating as a nursery. If you wish to purchase holly trees we recommend finding a grower via the current RHS Plant Finder.
Highfield Hollies was established in 1992 to grow large hollies for gardeners who were looking for an instant impact. The business expanded to growing hollies of all sizes and also a great variety of cultivars and we served a large cross section of the public, from Royalty to cottage gardens. However, the business has had to reinvent itself since the recession and we are now able to offer group visits and hands-on supervised topiary courses, working with large specimen trees, lollipops, cake stands and other interesting shapes.
Collections of other interesting trees have been planted among the holly groves, mainly North American Oaks and Liquidambars and we are always adding to the tapestry of plantings. Walks, talks, light refreshments and Christmas wreath-making are on offer to groups, or the choice of wandering at leisure to enjoy the Romantic layout of the gardens, groves and woodland.
There is a collection of rare breed poultry, plus a small mixed flock of rare breed sheep.
We have recently started breeding Pekin Bantams, more details will follow shortly. Visits are by appointment only, so please phone or email to contact us.
The smallholding was once part of a larger estate and 19th century owners planted a wide collection of native trees and also conifers for under-planting with species rhododendrons. The latter, sadly, are mostly lost, but we have planted some interesting replacements in the woodland.