Nerine sarniensis cvs.

Nerine sarniensis Nerine sarniensis

821Steve in greenhouseSteve Eyre holds a collection of some 3,500 bulbs of Nerine sarniensis having taken some of Ken Hall's collection from Springbank Nursery in the Isle of Wight, and Chris Edwards' collection also from the Isle of Wight. These are now housed in a 30 foot polytunnel, and two 20 foot greenhouses at Bickham.

Native to South Africa, Nerine sarniensis need to be kept frost-free unlike Nerine bowdenii which can be grown out-of-doors in the UK.

Collection details

  • Collection Name: Nerine sarniensis cvs.
  • Collection Holder: Stephen Eyre
  • Collection Status: Full
  • Location: Kenn, six miles south of Exeter
  • When to visit: September, October, November
  • Entry cost: NGS entry charge or donation appreciated
  • Access: At NGS Open Days or by appointment
  • Address:

    Bickham Cottage,
    Exeter, EX6 7XL

  • Telephone: 01392 833964
  • Directions: 1 mile off A38. Leave A38 at Kennford Services, follow signs to Kenn. First right in village, follow lane for three quarters of a mile to end of no though road.