Who We Are
Hintons is situated on a main road in a rural location, where plants have been grown since the mid 1750s. Plants are still grown on site and are many and varied. And because our staff grow the plants - they also have a good practical knowledge of gardening and horticulture.
A Potted History
The 1881 census lists a head gardener and seven under-gardeners working and living here at our site. They would have grown and provided fruit and vegetables to the Greatheed and Heber-Percy families, who maintained the gardens to the highest standards.
William Hayward, one of the under-gardeners in the early 20th century won a prize at the Royal Show for growing the blackest Pansy on behalf of Guy's Cliffe House. We still grow black pansies here today!
Whilst the nursery now hosts a different sort of team and has a more modest owner, the original walled garden, part of a Victorian peach house and a sunken glasshouse all still remain.
Restoration of the garden is now underway. Visit www.guyscliffewalledgarden.co.uk to see its progress or follow them on Facebook.
The Nursery Staff
At Hintons we are lucky to have a warm and friendly group of nursery staff who will always do their best to assist and advise.
Please come to visit us in Warwick to see how we can help.