Please note that we no longer offer a mail order service.
From classic hostas to new introductions, from miniature hostas to giants, our hosta collection has something for everyone.
Our Garden Nursery in West Yorkshire is devoted to Hostas and in our Website you will find something to appeal to everyone, from the hosta beginner to the serious collector.
Our Catalogue lists over 450 hosta varieties, including old favourites, classics and an exciting range of newer varieties. We grow around 350 of these in our garden, so can give you first-hand information about these varieties.
We particularly specialise in miniature and very small hostas, offering around 100 miniature hostas and 70 very small varieties and cultivars, some rare and hard to find.
Thank you for visiting our Website. Enjoy your hostas!
Sue and Richard
Please note that we are no longer able to offer a Mail Order service.
New Season 2024
Our 2024 Order Book is already open and we expect our new Catalogue to be on-line by the middle of February 2024. To make sure your choices are available, please email us your ‘wish list’ as soon as you can, either from this year’s Catalogue or next. We hope that many of this year’s varieties marked ‘SOLD OUT’ will be available again next season.
Here are some varieties either new or returning to our collection next season: Bashful, Blue Circle, Bright Lights, Calypso (v. small), Dancing Hero, Diamonds are Forever, Dixie Ghost, Duchess (v. small), Emerald Ruff Cut, Emerald Tiara, Fireworks, First Blush, Fukurin Tsugaru Komachi (mini), Green Point (mini), Humpback Whale (giant), Junonia (mini), Kingsize (giant), Lakeside April Snow, Lakeside Slick Chick (v. small), Lizard Lick, Long Tail Lights, Lunar Orbit, Made in Spades (mini), Mouse on the Moon (mini), Party Streamers, Pierced Mouse Ears (mini), Pixie Vamp (mini), Plug Nickel (mini), Potomac Glory, Queen Josephine, Raspberry Sorbet, Rock Princess (mini), See No Evil, Sherborne Swift (v. small), Silly String, Skywriter, Tears of the Sun (mini), The Queen, Tiny Star (mini), Twinkle Little Star (mini), Urchin (v. small), Valley’s Chute the Chute, Wiggles and Squiggles (v. small), Wily Willy (v. small), Wrinkle in Time, Zebra Stripes, Zeus, Zora.
Posted November 20 2023
Visiting our Garden Nursery
Our Nursery is in West Yorkshire between Wakefield and Huddersfield. Address: 69 Ings Mill Avenue, Clayton West, HD8 9QG. We are 3 miles from the M1 travelling north (Jnc. 38) and 6 miles travelling south (Jnc. 39).
Just email us (hostas @sueproctorplants.co.uk) or ring us on 07917 006636 or 07817 1320 to fix a day and time for your visit. All visitors are offered a cuppa and biscuits. A toilet is available. If you are looking for specific varieties please let us know so that we can make sure they are there for you. If you just want to browse our stock that’s fine. Our Garden Nursery contains over 500 hostas planted in a variety of settings – Borders, Beds, Pots, Troughs, Gravel Garden, Rockery and ‘Living Wall’.
For those with mobility problems our garden is sloping but steep sections and steps have handrails. It is possible to reach the top of the garden without negotiating steps.
Mail Order Service
Some customers have asked whether we might resume our mail order service. Unfortunately this is not possible since our current stock is not large enough to sustain the likely demand.
Our Hosta Catalogue
Our Catalogue has several features that make it easy for you to find the hosta(s) you want.
You can search by size (Giant, Miniature etc.), by leaf colour and by frequently requested characteristics, e.g. white flowered hostas, scented hostas, red stemmed, slug resistant and sun-tolerant hostas.
Most varieties listed are accompanied by a photograph to make choosing easy. Clicking the plant’s photo reveals more information on the plant, extra photographs, where available, and the option to add plants to the new shopping cart.
When you submit your order through our Website we receive an email to which we will respond within 48 hours confirming your order. See our Ordering page for more information.
Visiting our Nursery
Before planning a visit to our nursery, please give us a call first (01484 866189 or 07917 006636) or email us () to make sure we are around and that what you are looking for is available. Our Garden Nursery is just off the Wakefield – Holmfirth road (A636) about 5 miles from M1 junctions 38 from the south and 39 from the North.
For those wondering if it’s worth a long trek to visit us, below are some of the nearby attractions you might also fit in.
1 mile: Whistlestop Valley, Including Kirklees Light Railway. Narrow Gauge Steam Railway. 3.5 mile train ride to Shelley. Playgrounds and special events. https://www.whistlestopvalley.co.uk. Must be pre-booked on-line.
3 miles: Cannon Hall Open Farm (as featured on Channel 5). Rare breeds, Mini beast and small mammal houses, Adventure playgrounds and soft play. Ferret and sheep racing in season, Prize-winning farm shop, White Bull restaurant, museum and garden centre with Thyme Bistro. One of our favourite places. cannonhallfarm.co.uk/
4 miles: Yorkshire Sculpture Park. UK’s leading open-air gallery. Lots inside too. Nice restaurants for light lunches. ysp.org.uk/
5 miles: Naylor’s Factory Shop. (Yorkshire Plant Pots). Come with an empty boot. Some of our customers have had to return the next week! Sat.-Mon. 10am-4pm. naylorfactoryshop.co.uk
7 miles: Holmfirth. Last of the Summer Wine centre. holmfirth.info
7 miles: National Mining Museum for England. ncm.org.uk/
10 miles: The Hepworth, Wakefield. International and contemporary art, and, of course, sculptures by Barbara Hepworth. hepworthwakefield.org