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Knoll Gardens


The Nursery and Garden are open to onsite visitors Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Wearing a mask is now optional but we encourage the use of masks within the buildings.

Due to current volume of orders being received order turnaround is taking up to 7 to 14 working days from date of order.

Orders can also be placed online for collection from the nursery but please do not travel until we have confirmed that your order is ready for collection.

Carex Secta

Carex secta is a very attractive evergreen sedge from New Zealand that is proving to be a very valuable garden plant. Not only does it form wonderful rounded mounds of glossy green foliage, over a period of time it forms little ‘haystacks’ of old foliage and root that give it an appearance of a gradually increasing central stem which becomes more of a feature with age.

Having been growing successfully for a few years on their muddy island in a small pond in the gardens last winters weather destroyed the top growth leaving just the old ‘haystack’ visible and we rather though they had succumbed to our less than hospitable weather. But as you will see from the pictures a whole set of new leaves began emerging from the very top of the stack and has since made rapid growth to recover lost ground.

Beautiful and tough !!

We also have another group growing in dry shade, and while not quite as exhuberant as those seen here they are still making great cover.

Beautiful, tough…. and adaptable !!