Pine Cottage Plants is a small nursery overlooking the Taw valley in rural mid Devon where owners Dick and Lorna
Fulcher have specialised in growing Agapanthus
their own hybrids. They have held a National Collection for
the past twenty years. Bowdens now uses this
land to grow and house many plants from our collections,
but the National Collection of Agapanthus - Pine Cottage Cultivars is viewable at Sticklepath in its own special
garden – a sunny spot to get those flowers blooming!
After many years of horticulture in Scotland, including 10
years as head gardener of the National Trust for Scotland's Inverewe Garden and Estate
, and 12 years at Bicton College in
Devon, Dick’s experience is extensive. He was made an
RHS Associate of Honour in 2012.
Dick and Lorna continue with Bowdens as experts and consultants and
join Martin Rickard
(tree ferns), Dick Hayward
(bamboo), and Mike and Kathy Shadrack
(hostas) as our resource of expertise grows.
Bowdens continues to curate plants of national importance and retain the people behind
the plants. With many gold medals, special awards in
horticulture and just so many years of hands on experience
about growing plants these people are like National Trust
Properties; they should be saved for the nation! And so,
that is exactly what we have done at Bowdens – leading
the way in Plant Specialities.