Westdale Nurseries is located on the B3107 and a mile outside of the beautiful and picturesque town of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire. We are a family run nursery and we specialise in the cultivation of bougainvilleas. The nursery was founded in the 1940s by Charles and Evelyn Clarke in Bradford-on-Avon. With the success of the business and the need to expand, in 1954 the nursery was moved to its current 2acre site. Today, the nursery is managed by Charles and Patricia Clarke and their children.
The bougainvillea plant was discovered during the round the world voyage of Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811), the French admiral and explorer. The plant was classified by Dr Philibert Commerçon (also sometimes spelled Commerson), the French botanist, who accompanied the admiral during a voyage of circumnavigation.
Cormmerson gathered bougainvillea specimens from Brazil during the voyage and the plant was then named in honour of the French admiral.
Bougainvillea brings a myriad of colours to horticulture with a hint of warmer climates inherent in its leaves and flowers. The plant shows a versatility to climates which allows it to flower continually throughout the year.
At Westdale Nurseries, we have been steadily collecting varieties of bougainvillea from all over the world for a number of years and we now have over 200 varieties.
Each year, we increase our stock and variety. We sell year old plants for onward cultivation or more mature plants to grace your home, greenhouse or conservatory.
Do please visit us at our nursery where, not only can you inspect the plants grown exclusively in a quarter of an acre greenhouse but also gain first hand knowledge from our experience of bougainvilleas and useful tips in the growing of this unique flowering plant.
Bougainvilleas are grown in baskets or they can be grown over conservatory roofs to provide a natural shade and reduce the need for blinds. The versatility of the plant also allows it to be grown as Bonsai or as a pot plant.
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