Nightpark Nursery was started on a Greenfield site in 2002. The field itself was known as ‘The Nightpark’, it was a sheltered field and was the resting place of choice for the animals on the farm- alas, it is no longer a place of rest! Thérèse Duffey has the botanical interest while husband Michael does the technical work- construction, potting and fixing everything that breaks.
We grow in excess of 300 species of plants. Our range includes grasses, sedges, ferns, herbaceous perennials, wildflowers, bulbous plants and woody species.
We specialise in ornamental plants from seed primarily for the wholesale trade. Our range includes natives from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Chile and the Himalaya along with native Wildflowers from the local area. We obtain seed from seed houses worldwide but we also collect approximately 50% of our own seed, thereby ensuring it’s trueness to type and quality.
We are well known for our excellent clone of Uncinia rubra. We grow in excess of 50,000 of this species. Other specialities include Stipa gigantea, Hardy Cyclamen, and Eucalypts. We are continually adding to our plant catalogue depending on the needs of our customers.
To see the full list of plants that we grow, check out our list on the Online Catalogue page.
We supply plants as plugs and also as 9cm liners. Most 9cm liners are contract grown and so need to be ordered in advance. We aim to have a wide range of plugs available year round.
Our plugs come in several sizes but 90% of what we sell is in a 45mm Elle pot. We produce our Elle pots on site using Bord Na Mona Compost. Our current compost is a peat-reduced mix. We add Bark and loam to the mix to ensure optimum plant health.
These preformed plugs are very easy to handle making potting a quick operation. They can be potted into a range of pot sizes from 9cm through to 2l depending on the crop and the timing.
We also offer machine sown seed of a range of plants in a 104 cell tray. Plants in this range include Aquilegia, Geum , Verbena, etc.
We sell to a wide range of Wholesale growers both in the UK and Ireland. Most orders are delivered by carrier on Danish Trollies. Danish Trollies can hold anywhere from 2,400 plugs upwards depending on species.
For smaller orders, we are now able to offer competitive courier rates for both UK and Irish delivery.
Please contact Nightpark Nursery and let us know if you are interested in this service.
We exhibit at several trade fairs in the UK and Ireland,
Keep an eye on our news page to see where we are attending next.
The nursery joined the Bord Bia Nursery Quality Programme in 2008 and indeed was the winner of ‘Best New Entry’ in that year.
The Bord Bia Quality Programme Auditor, Mr. Danny Elliott said:
Best New Entry - Nightpark
"Nightpark is a small recently established specialised propagation nursery with a very focused business model. It proceeded from entry to award within the first year in the Programme. This fast track to compliance can be explained by effective prioritisation, particularly with regard to the Critical Issues (health & safety, agrochemicals), and a willingness to embrace best practice and integrate it into the business processes."
Bord Bia Nursery Quality Programme in 2008