We're a small, independent, family run nursery based in Billericay, Essex.
We began growing plants for sale in 2004 and now grow over 2000 different varieties of plants which we sell at fairs, shows, farmers and artisan markets in the South East of England. Originally a hobby, we now rent land on a local farm where all the plants are grown outside.
We love plants and it's such a pleasure to work with them. We grow and supply an ever increasing range of perennials, bulbs, ferns, grasses and herbs. We lovingly tend and nurture our plants and pride ourselves on the quality and choice we can supply.
Whilst our range includes traditional cottage garden favourites and reliable, easily grown plants we also have an exciting collection of unusual, rare and seldom seen varieties.
Owning a nursery allows us to indulge our own interests somewhat and we have specialities within our ranges.
They are - Agapanthus, Astrantia, Athyrium, Bog Garden Plants, Dryopteris, Echinacea, Hardy Geranium, Helenium, Hosta and Shade Plants.
You can be assured that our plants will help to create a garden you will love.
MEET THE TEAM:
Lynne has gardened for as long as she can remember. Her first memories are picking snowdrops from her grandparents garden (snowdrops are still a favourite). Always encouraged by her grandad Jack, her knowledge and enthusiasm grew until such times that she had her own little garden at her first flat. Grandad duly propagated a number of plants to fill this little plot, many of which Lynne still has today in her current garden. "Without my Grandad I wouldn't be doing what I am. I owe him so much." Lynne gave up working as a Senior Fingerprint Expert in the Metropolitan Police Forensic Directorate in February 2016 after 25 years service to work with the plants full time. "I love what I do. I'm so lucky."
Stephen began gardening when he helped Lynne with the garden at her first flat. From experienced gardening stock, it was only a matter of time before the gardening bug bit. Steve's mum is a very keen gardener and his grandad spent many years growing delicious fruit and veg on his allotment. Steve now spends his free time helping Lynne at the nursery and at the many events the couple attend with their plants. He's a dab hand at repotting and is an expert at creating the nursery's specially formulated compost.
Lynne and Steve are supported by Steve's mum Pat, dad Terry and brother Dave. Pat, being an expert gardener is a real help with repotting and plant maintenance. Terry is a real asset with nursery maintenance but will happily lend a hand with anything that's asked of him and in 2016 the crop of chamomile plants available at the nursery were due to Terry's efforts. Dave often provides the braun, helping Steve move benching around and any job that requires his considerable carpentry skills.
Head of quality control for catmint!
So you see, Moore and Moore is a real family affair.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Lynnes' grandad Jack Harborow