From Helen Bailey:
Evolution Plants is a rare plant nursery that has, until now, been relatively unknown in our village. Nestled at the edge of the golf course in Cumberwell, Dr. Tom Mitchell has spent the last 5 years collecting and cultivating seeds from across the world. Focusing on temperate plants, the nursery now has more than 5000 species in cultivation, at least 2000 of which Tom has collected himself, as far afield as eastern North America, Japan, Vietnam, Mozambique, the Caucasus and the mountains of Europe.
We recently launched a website showed the media world just what Evolution Plants is all about. The day started off in a wet and revolting fashion, but as the journalists were to embark on a guided tour of the nursery, the clouds parted and the autumn sunshine warmed us. If you click this link, you can meet Tom, who will give you a personal guided tour of the various polytunnels and beds that we have here.
The preparation for the launch has taken some considerable time and certainly had an effect on the residents of South Wraxall, with regards to increased traffic volume. We would like to thank you all for your patience and apologise for the disruption the extra vehicles caused. Because we are a mail order nursery, you do not need to worry about traffic in the future, as we are not open to the public. (Visitors are welcome, but by appointment only.)
Tom has written a travelogue about collecting snowdrops and hellebores in various countries. He has offered 30 free copies to the villagers. All you have to do, is pop into The Longs Arms in the village and pick one up.