About Broadleigh

Broadleigh Gardens was founded during the 1940s by Alec Gray, who was famous for breeding miniature daffodils such as Tete-a-Tete. We bought Broadleigh Gardens in 1972 and still hold the National Collection of his hybrids. Since that time the nursery has expanded rapidly and is now the country’s foremost small bulb specialist sending orders throughout the European Union by mail order. Our range is no longer limited to bulbs, but also includes a wide range of the more unusual herbaceous and woodland plants. We pride ourselves on the supply of top quality bulbs and plants.

We welcome visitors to our Nursery and extensive 5 acre gardens for a charitable donation. This year’s charity is St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice. Please remember we are a working mail order nursery, and orders may only be collected with prior notice. We have a limited range of plants on sale for visitors.

The nursery has won many awards, including Gold Medals, at the RHS Westminster Shows, Tatton Park and at Chelsea, where our experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you might have.

For current news of what is happening in the nursery, special offers etc., see the News page.

Please remember this site only contains a very small sample of what Broadleigh Gardens has to offer. If you are searching for a particular plant or bulb, please contact us for further information

How to Contact Us

Broadleigh Gardens, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1AE

Main office telephone and ansaphone:
01823 286231
Spring bulb order line: 01622 845990 Mon-Fri 9-5

01823 323646


Registered Office of Broadleigh Nurseries Ltd
Registration No. 1074105 (England)

Opening Hours

Open Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 pm, closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Mail Order

We are principally a mail order business with two catalogues covering three despatch periods. We accept payments by cheque, postal order or Mastercard/Visa. Please see Terms of Business for further details.

Catalogue Release Date Despatch Dates Containing
January Feb – early April Lilies, irises, snowdrops, hardy cyclamen and herbaceous plants.
May September – November Spring flowering bulbs like tulips.  This is now handled by  another company. Please see online ordering for details
August Sept- Nov Special Daffodils and other rare bulbs. Each year we produce a list of unusual and rare varieties whose numbers are too small to list in the main catalogue. This list will be published in August.

How to find us

Take Junction 25 of the M5, pass through Taunton, following signs for Wellington (A38). to the Silk Mills roundabout. (There has been a change of access into Bishops Hull. If coming from Wellington continue to the roundabout.) Turn  at the roundabout onto Silk Mills Road then left onto Waterfield Drive. At the top turn right onto Bishops Hull Road Turn left at Bishops Hull Post Office, down Shutewater Hill. Then turn right onto Frethey Lane.


Please click on the map thumbnail for an Ordinance Survey map of the area or view streetmap

Broadleigh Gift Tokens

Our unique and very popular Gift Tokens, drawn and designed by Christine Skelmersdale, make ideal presents for gardeners. Tokens to any value.