Welcome to F. Tate & Sons’ blog

We’re a busy garden centre and nursery on the outskirts of beautiful Ripon in North Yorkshire.

As nursery growers we produce a lot of our own plants – vegetables and seasonal bedding in particular – and we’re passionate gardeners and growers with fourth generations and 80 years’ experience getting the best out of local conditions.

We’ve prepared a gardener’s calendar, packed with useful tips, and lists of what you should be doing throughout the year, and tailored to local conditions here in North Yorkshire.

You’ll also find plenty of information on our product pages, helping you to get started when you pick a plant from us.

The best thing way to find out what we know, though, is to come and see us and ask us – use the Find Us page if you’re not sure where we are. This is our passion and we love talking about plants, garden care, garden design and everything else that needs green fingers.

We’ll be posting regular advice on our blog. If you’ve got a comment or a question you’d like us to answer then use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

We’re proud to be a family-owned, local business and keen to play an active role with our local gardening community.

Happy growing and we hope to see you at Tate’s soon.