Hidden away up a country lane in the village of Angmering lies a hidden gem, a local plant nursery that has been cultivated by generations of the same family.  Culberry Nursery will be celebrating its 70th anniversary next year and is spread over an area of four acres which Martin Jarvis, who took over the nursery from his parents 20 years ago specializes in growing herbs, flowers and other seasonal vegetables.

‘Next year is the 70th anniversary of my parents buying up the plot of land to start the nursery’ Martin Jarvis- Current owner of Culberry Nursery.

As you walk around the nursery you come to realise how many herbs there actually are.  Two hundred culinary, medicinal and aromatic herbs are grown here.  The beds and benches are exploding with lavenders, thymes and Alchemilla Mollis, to name but a few and as you enter the polytunnel the assault on your senses continues.

Culberry supplies farmer’s markets and famers shops with the produce they grow, contributing to the local community. They are also very environmentally friendly collecting all their rainwater to be used to irrigate the plants as well as not using any chemicals as all fertilizer is natural and sourced from the nearby farmers’ fields.

There are many groups and projects that the nursery helps to run including an ongoing community project, as well as being the meeting place for the West Sussex Herb group who meet here once a month to work on their many projects such as growing and using medicinal herbs.

If you would like to visit a nursey that is both friendly and informative and learn how to incorporate herbs and unusual plants into your garden then Culberry is a must.

The address: Culberry Nursery, Dappers Lane, Angmering BN16 4EW

Harry Fisher

Lancing College