Meet The Proprietor
The Heather Garden is a division of Forest Edge Nurseries, developed by David Edge, who developed an early interest in heathers which began whilst working as an apprentice at a local Dorset nursery in 1979.
This interest developed into a hobby collecting and growing heathers in his parents’ garden, and then grew into the first nursery site in St. Leonards near Ringwood, Hampshire. Five years later a new site was purchased at Woodlands near Verwood in Dorset. Here the nursery has developed into a specialist commercial unit supplying heathers to many of the well known garden centres and nurseries along with private individuals.
David’s interest in heathers has led to the collection and release of several new cultivars, extending the range of colour and habit. New and novel concepts with the use of heathers are brought to the market to enhance the appeal and sales of the plant.
Commercial production continues at the nursery to produce the best range and quality of plants to enhance all aspects of gardens of the 21st century.