News, Offers and Events

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Bats in the Garden workshop

29th June, 7 - 9pm. £25 per person. Join us for this workshop where Rona will talk about attracting bats to the garden, what plants to grow and features that will benefit bats. Then David will show you the best bat boxes to put up and where to site them in your garden. He will also give a general talk about the bats we can expect to have in our gardens and if we're lucky he might have one so you can see it up close. Bats are protected species and essential to the ecology of our gardens and green spaces and this workshop will help you play your part.

Places cost £25 for this 2 hour workshop. Included in the price is a starter pack of three 9cm plants to get you started attracting insects for bats.

Book on the Nursery shop pages here on the website

Sales table at The Glen garden opening

Sunday 30th June

Stand at Biggar show

Sat 20th July

Quercus Light Railway running afternoon

21st July 2pm - 5pm

Evening Garden Opening and tour  

Sat 27th July 7pm – 9pm

With Scotland Garden Scheme,

tour and refereshments

Stand at Peebles Show     

Sat 10th August

Quercus Light Railway running afternoon

18th August 2pm - 5pm

Evening Garden Opening and tour  

Sat 24th August 7pm – 9pm

With Scotland Garden Scheme,

tour and refereshments

Planning a border workshop  

Sun 15th Sept

1-4pm, £30 limited to 4 places, Book on the Nursery shop pages here on the website

Quercus Light Railway running afternoon

29th September 2pm - 5pm

Quercus Light Railway running afternoon

27th October 2pm - 5pm

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 - 2016

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

Places to walk and visit

I've added a new page to my blog which is a round up of interesting places and walks we've done over the past three to four years. It might give you some inspiration for new places to visit and explore this year. I'll add more as we keep on exploring. Picture links are an entire blog about that place, the list at the bottom are blogs that feature amongst other things, places we've been.

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

Mahonia media ‘Charity’

An upright evergreen shrub with pinnate leaves of up to 21 lance-shaped leaflets, and small, cup-shaped yellow flowers borne in erect, clustered terminal racemes to 35cm long in late autumn and winter. Good for pollinators. H 4m, S 3m.