Wacks Wicked Plants – Carnivorous Plants

Welcome to our website, still a work in progress. For care leaflets, please click here Care Leaflets

Here we are, 2022, and the world has not yet returned to normal. I imagine everything has changed for most people, and we are now all adjusting to a new life with things returning to normal so to speak. Billy seems a happy dog, albeit with a few teeth missing. Allegedly lurchers are renowned for having bad teeth. So we now play the daily TEETH game with a finger brush and some canine toothpaste. Thanks to you, all our lovely customers, online sales have kept us going, and we are still open by appointment only. However, we will be attending more shows this year, and we will have more open weekends this year. Have a look at our 2022 schedule Shows and open weekends 2022

 

 

We are full up with polytunnels and greenhouses, and the plant collection is growing (has grown) out of proportion, especially as we had our stock ready for the show season. We are very lucky though, having the time to watch them grow. Most of what is happening in the world passes us by, while we work on the nursery, do water runs, pack boxes, and simply walk around our stunning plants. We have completed the big clean and re-levelling of the 3 biggest (and oldest) polytunnels. They are looking good.

We have also invested in a new watering system, which should be operational by the end of March. Finally an end to the daily 4 hours watering with a can! Have already started the annual plant maintenance, including cutting back old pitchers and splitting/repotting

Keep safe everybody

About us

We are a small, North-Yorkshire based, nursery, and we grow, display and sell Carnivorous Plants at Shows and Fairs. We started as a backyard nursery in Knaresborough, and moved to the beautiful village of Scampston in 2015 to enable us to grow the nursery. When we started up, our shows were mainly in Yorkshire, but we have now gone further afield. The 2018 season has been great for our displays, taking part in several RHS Flower Shows as well as our local Harrogate Flower Shows and the Great Yorkshire Show. We have achieved gold awards all season and are particularly proud of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal at our first attempt! To achieve what we said we wanted right from the start (Best in Show at the Great Yorkshire Show) was also a great feeling. In 2019 we did it all again, achieving another Chelsea gold, as well as a 2nd Best in Show at the Great Yorkshire Show, and many other gold medals. 8 RHS gold medals so far …

Peter Walker (Wack) and his long suffering assistant (and wife) Helleentje, run the business.Peter started many years ago with a love of plants in general, but always with a special interest in unusual and/or exotic varieties. After stumbling across a nursery selling pitcher plants (while on holiday in Whitby!), we caught the carnivorous bug!

We sell our plants at shows and fairs – for specific shows and dates see ‘Shows & Fairs’ -, and online. We are happy for people to visit the nursery, but strictly by appointment only, please.

Other than plants we also sell photo’s, T-shirts, compost, pots and other sundries, which are available in our online shop.

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We Provide…..

  • Care and advice with every plant sold that is easy to follow.
  • Carefully packaged plants to ensure they arrive in the same exceptional condition they left us in.
  • We create the ideal compost for all your carnivorous plants and sell it in a variety of pack sizes.

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A big Thank you to everyone to came to our open weekend!! Good weather was a bonus!! Update from Wicked plants HQ ... have been asked by the RHS to take part in this years Chelsea flower show.😳😀 at least we have no time to panic about it!!!! We will be doing a new display on an Island . I believe we are filling in for Trinidad and Tobago #nopressure Bring it on !!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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2 days till our open weekend!! The plants are ready !! See you there 😀 Saturday + Sunday ...10 till 4 both day's !! @Scampston Hall and Walled Garden main car park . Signs will be up with directions 🧐 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Wacks wicked plants are proud to announce our 1st open weekend of 2022!!!! Saturday 7th + Sunday 8th May . 10 till 4 both day's !! Loads of plants for sale including several new varieties . Here's a sneak preview of what awaits..... Next door Scampston Hall and Walled Garden have all the facilities inc plant sales area , Cafe, walled garden, woodland and parkland walks !! Look forward to seeing you there!! Friendly dogs + customers welcome!! 😄 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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After a busy Harrogate Flower Show , back on the nursery where everything is waking up !! 😄🧐😲 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Prepping the cloths for Harrogate Flower Show . Make sure we don't get any White dog hairs on them.... That went well!!!! 😄🤨🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
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