About Oakdene Nurseries

About Oakdnene Nurseries


has been open since 1945 it is open to both the public and the wholesale market. It is a family run business that has had 3 generations of horticulturalists managing the site with a vast amount of knowledge and experience. The 3 generations include:

Phil Ensell Founder (Now deceased)


Philip Ensell – Founder of Oakdene Nurseries in 1945

Paul Ensell (Phil Ensell’s Son) Now current Owner    Jonathan Ensell (Paul Ensell’s son)

Jonathan and Paul 1

Paul Ensell (Owner of Oakdene Nurseries) Jonathan Ensell (Son of Paul Ensell)

All that adds up to 140 years of shared experience within the industry

There is a wide range of plants to purchase including shrubs, herbaceous perennials, alpine plants, trees and hedging material plus a huge variety of seasonal bedding and vegetable plants. All of the plant stock come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any budget. We can cater for gardening businesses that want to get the best deal for regular or bulk purchases.


Oakdene Nurseries is not a garden centre, they are a plant nursery serious about growing, selling and advising customers in all areas of the garden. Their plants are grown in their own blended peat free compost.
Oakdene Nurseries is set on just under 5 acres of oak woodland and fruit orchard behind house number 51 on the Chester Road.

Don’t be fooled by the entrance we have plenty of parking at the back of the house and plenty of plants and gardening products for you to see and purchase.


If you are thinking of arriving by time machine and are looking to get here in the 1930’s this is what the entrance to the nursery looked like (don’t worry about speed cameras and heavy traffic):



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