About us...

Hippopottering Nursery Started Life way back in 1982, this was a hobby for Mr John F P Gibbons. After Mr Gibbons retirement in 1985, the hobby grew into a small business with the help of his wife Margaret. The knowledge of the nursery was enhanced by his correspondance with JD Vertrees of Oregon, USA.
Hippopottering Nursery is now run by Patricia Gibbons, Johns daughter. 11 years ago she started working along side her mother (Margaret) and in 2006 she took over the nursery completely.
We are a small company, that believe in good quality trees and customer service.

Contact us...


Please be patient e-mails will be answered as soon as possible.

There may be a delay if were away at a show, please check events/flowershows page.

Hippopottering Nursery

Orchard house

East Lound

DN9 2LR.

Contact number hours between  4-6 pm Mon -Thurs, ! - 2 pm Fri .
Please do not leave a message.


Why do we use a mobile telephone number?

Hippopottering does not have an on site office, due to this it is better for the customer to get directly through to us via mobile.
We may be in the nursery working, or in fact answering your call from the middle of the Chelsea Flower Show.
We have looked into other land based numbers (084 numbers) but are aware that calls from mobiles and other phone companies (not BT) can be charged at higher rates than advertised.
We do not wish to hide our charges.
Wherever we may be , we endeavour to answer all your calls.

Please note the nursery will only be open by prior arrangement.