The growing season is just starting, and we are pleased to announce that our nursery is opening on Thursday April 7th. For more details please click on the visit page. We hope this year will be a return to normal with exhibiting, and selling! If all goes according to plan Coach House Cacti can be seen at Gillingham & Shaftesbury Spring Show (April 23rd & 24th), Toby’s Garden Festival at Powderham Castle, near Exeter (April 29th& 30th), Abbotsbury Plant Festival May 15th & June 26th), The Bath & West Show (June 2nd-4th), The Devon County Show (still to be finalised, June 30th-July 2nd), The South West Cactus Mart (June 25th) and Mid-Devon Show (July 23rd) and The Dorset Show (September 3rd & 4th). A busy season ahead! If you want to see our show and sales plants, please go to the visit page for more details.
Thank you for taking the time to view the website of Coach House Cacti. The popularity of cacti and succulents continues to grow and we hope you will find these pages, including our photo galleries and blog, an enjoyable and informative browse!
Who are we, and what do we do? Simply, we are small nursery run by David Ennals supported by Jane his wife in the small village of Toller Porcorum in Dorset. We grow a variety of cacti and succulents, exhibit our plants, give talks and show them off in competitions.
Coach House Cacti is Dorset’s only cactus nursery, offering easy to grow plants, lots of advice and a cup of tea if you want! David is a professional gardener, but has been growing cacti since childhood. Plants are sold to visitors, and at various shows and plant sales. The nursery is gaining quite a reputation in the South West and this year we are hoping for further successes as we are entering more shows this year.
David is a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society, Bristol Cactus Society and Mammillaria Society. He shows his plants in at county shows where there is a floral marquee and in competition at Bristol and Cornwall Cacti shows. (Unfortunately, there are no specific Cacti shows held in Dorset). David also gives talks on the cultivation of cacti to local gardening clubs.
A great start to 2022, awarded Best Exhibit in The Dorset Spring Show with a Cristate mamillaria.
Images below from The Devon County Show 2021, where we were awarded Gold for this outside display. There was no Horticultural Marquee due to Covid restrictions.