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Poyntzfield Herb Nursery is situated on the Black Isle, a low peninsula surrounded by sea lochs, hills and mountains, on the east coast of the Scottish Highlands.

Because of the high latitude and long winters, all plants are hardy, suitable for almost any garden. We have been growing herbs organically and biodynamically since 1976 and the quality of many species has been enhanced by propagating only from plants known to have hardiness, health, vigour, resistance to pests and diseases, good scent, colour and flavour. We grow all the plants and almost all the seeds that we offer for sale, here in the herb garden.

The plants originate from countries all over the world but we include in our range plants native to Scotland that have herbal properties. Plants and seeds have been exported to Argentina, Canada, USA, all EU countries, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Canaries, Bosnia, Kenya, Korea, Zimbabwe, Brazil, India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The Royal Horticultural Society has given an Award of Garden Merit to two of our Alliums, and recommended that both were sufficiently distinct to warrant a cultivar name. Other named cultivars have evolved over the decades. Four botanical tours of the Himalayas, and others to the Andes, Japan, Australia and New Zealand have allowed us to introduce several unusual species. We are always looking for herb species from around the globe that will grow well in northern Europe.

Wherever you grow herbs we look forward to your custom.

Visitors are welcome during opening hours
Monday to Saturday, 1 to 5pm, April 1 to September 30.

Outside these times it is wise to make an appointment by phone or email.

Further herb species are stocked, or are being propagated. If you are looking for other species or varieties please ask.

A garden design and advisory service is also available. We have experience in both large formal public and private herb gardens to smaller designs for family gardens.

We are now only able to offer a limited mail order service mainly from February to March and from September to October. For more details see the order and FAQ pages.

We can however offer a "click and collect" service from April to September (with sufficient notice), so why not call in one afternoon to take away your plants, (or ask a friend who is coming our way).

The beautiful Black Isle is well worth a visit, so come and see us and our therapeutic herb nursery, look in at the RSPB Udale Bay bird hide just down the road, see the dolphins from the shore at Chanonry or by boat from Cromarty or take a leafy walk up the Fairy Glen by Rosemarkie.

We are building a studio/workshop this year in which talks, events, classes and the occasional traditional music session will be held; there is a fine view of Ben Wyvis to the west.

See the news page for further details later in the summer. We look forward to meeting you and giving advice on herbs and horticulture.

For local accommodation and more information about the local area see www.black-isle.info.


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