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Welcome to Hopleys

  • Hopleys Garden - part of our 5 acre display garden.

  • Hopleys Nursery - young plants growing on.

  • Hopleys Café

  • Hopleys at Shows - Gold Medal display at Hampton Court

  • Hopleys Exhibitions - Sculpture in Hopleys Garden

  • Hopleys Workshops - Botanical Painting in progress

  • Hopleys Sundries - Our Wavy Spade

  • Hopleys Events - Fairport Convention on stage

  • Hopleys Venue - Wedding Reception in the garden

  • Hopleys Facilities - even space to park your helicopter!






I am retiring!

I have decided to close Hopleys Plants to visitors at the end of October 2018 at which time we shall have been trading for 50 years, I shall be 60 and will have spent 37 years working at Hopleys full time and mostly 7 days a week.  The time seems right to try something new!

During 2018 we shall be propagating and growing a full range of plants as usual for sale at Hopleys and by mail order;  we shall be exhibiting at numerous shows;  Hopleys Garden will remain open free of charge;  Hopleys Café and Hopleys Garden Shop will operate as usual;  Jan’s Garden Design business will continue and we anticipate a busy season of activities and events in the garden.  We suggest you put a visit to us in your diary or arrange a group tour of the garden next year before we close!

In 2019 and beyond we expect Hopleys Café, Hopleys Garden Shop and Jan’s Garden Design to continue, but we will otherwise be found on a beach somewhere or tinkering in the workshop!

Please keep an eye on our website to keep appraised of events.




Mail Order

Mail order during 2017 has now ceased so all plants are shown as out of stock.  Mail order will recommence in March 2018.


Events still to come this year:

Much Hadham Christmas Market and Craft Fair

Saturday 26th November, 11am - 4.30pm

Bring the whole family, Father Christmas will be in attendance. Christmas Food stalls and many varied and unusual Christmas Gift Stalls.

Venues: Much Hadham Village Hall, the Forge Museum and Hopleys Plants Ltd.


Wreath making Workshops

Learn the techniques to make a stunning door wreath to take home.

Friday 8th December, 2-5pm (sold out)

Saturday 9th December, 10am-1pm

Saturday 9th December, 2-5pm (sold out)

Tickets: £47 (to include all materials)

See 'Events' to order tickets.










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