WE ARE NOW OPEN! And 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!
First of all, 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, local garden centres, and at various shows and plant sales. The nursery has enjoyed great success in The Dorset County Show where the display has been awarded with a Gold Medal for the last 17 years, as well as the Axe Vale Show.
David is a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society, and Bristol Cactus Society. He shows his plants in 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.
We have been busy placing our larger our exhibition plants in a new 20ft greenhouse. This year, unsurprisingly, The Axe Vale and Dorset Shows have been cancelled but we hope you will come and see our plants between now and the Autumn, if not on site, then at The Devon County Show Friday July 2nd to Sunday July 4th. We will also be selling plants at The Abbotsbury Plant Heritage Fair on Sunday June 13th; at The South West Cactus, Succulent & Exotic Plant Fair held at Portishead Youth Club, Harbour Road, Portishead BS20 7DD on Saturday June 26th; and towards the end of the season at the last Abbotsbury Plant Heritage Fair on Sunday September 12th.