August 2019 – Slack Top Alpine nursery and garden

Alison and Mike Mitchell came to talk to us about their passion for plants and the development of their nursery and business

Some of the plants brought for us to buy

Mike started this about 34 years ago after college, where he studied horticulture. He has built it up gradually with the help of Alison.

He specialises in some varieties of alpine plants including Saxifrages, Hepaticas and Oxalis. They have won gold medals at Harrogate Show and other prestigious awards at places such as the RHS show at Tatton Park.

In 2016 he appeared on Gardner’s World on the BBC and he has lots of visitors to his nursery and garden during the open season. He also does restoration projects from time to time

The talk was accompanied by lovely slides of the plants, the sale of plants to some of our members and a question and answer session.