News, Offers and Events

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Quirky Bird Gardener

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Quercus Light Railway running afternoon

2oh October 2pm - 5pm

Our end of season half price sale of plants and pots will begin on Saturday 5th October at 10am  until we close the following week. The sale will be on selected plants, see our sale tables and signs.

Last day of the 2019 season before we close for winter will be Sunday 27th of  October

Re-opening at the beginning of March 2020. Winter details coming soon.

Please get in touch with individual businesses for information about these events. See their links on home page and contact page.

There are plenty good food and gift ideas from all the businesses here at Whitmuir. Shop local and support small businesses and keep money in the community

Blogs from the

Quirky Bird Gardener

Quirky Bird’s Top 100 plants



A Great video from all the businesses at Whitmuir

What a difference a year makes - before and after, June 2015 - 2019

A lovely review from Trip advisor

“Tough plants for tough gardeners.”

Whitmuir is a destination visit. There is much to do and enjoy in lovely surroundings - and not at all far from Edinburgh. For gardeners, there is a really wonderful little garden centre called Quercus. The owners are genuinely enthusiastic and very well informed. These plants were born and bred in Scotland, nurtured to survive in our hostile Scottish climate. Everything I have bought here has thrived - I cannot say that about any other garden centre I have visited locally. Well worth a visit!

WFGA group visit for a walk and talk around the nursery


The web site is now updated with our plant lists for 2019 and other wee changes and tweeks.

I will be adding more plants to the lists as they become available from spring next year, so keep checking back for updated, news and events

Group Bookings and Tours

Group bookings & tours are very welcome, and we ask that you email to book in advance so we can give you our full attention for your visit.

We are now taking 2020 group bookings for our ever popular Garden and nursery tour of Quercus Garden Plants.

The guided tour lasts about 45 minutes – 1hr and includes the story of how the gardens and nursery were were created with detailed information about many of the plants on display. You will have plenty opportunity to ask questions about the nursery and gardens, plants or indeed any garden and plant advice. After the tour you will be able to browse the nursery sales area and stock beds where you will find a great selection of familiar and more unusual plants propagated here in the nursery.

There is a cafe on site which you can book , please contact them directly to arrange this. / 01968 661908

Garden Design Service

The service is aimed to help visitors to the nursery who would like to have similar borders as we have here in the nursery but on a smaller scale. You can see some examples of these borders on our website on the nursery and gardens page. Please fill in the form on the link below.


Plant of the week

This gorgeous autumn colour belongs to Hamamellis 'Arnold's Promise'. I have one left in a 5 litre pot @ £48.00. Its about 3 feet high and has lovely scented yellow flowers in late winter.