Annual plants are the party girls of the garden. . They may have just one season in the sun, but what a season: they flower for an incredibly long time and are invariably so spectacularly beautiful you'll lose your heart to them.

We grow around a million bedding plants at Whitegates.  Our selection is enormous and our plants are expertly grown here in North Yorkshire. We provide them with the best care and conditions so that they are ideally suited for planting out in your garden

We stock many kinds of annual they really are one of our specialities.  We always have a great variety for instant colour ready to plant out. Also see our range of bedding plug plants available during March and April.

For the keen gardener we have annuals to sow direct from March onwards, and half-hardies to sow under cover as they don't like frost. Here are just some you'll find in our garden centre.

Hardy annuals:
Poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii): cheery yellow-and-white flowers
Sweet Peas famous for their fabulous scent and colour. 
Ladybird poppies (Papaver communtatum 'Ladybird'): scarlet papery petals each with a black blotch
Nasturtiums: abundant red, orange or creamy flowers over rounded leaves

Half-hardy annuals:
Cosmos 'Purity': clear white daisies with yellow centres on long stems
Zinnias: pompom flowers in brilliant scarlets, yellows and purples
Swan river daisy: profuse mauve daisies tumbling over pots and baskets
Nemesia: another perfect container plant with pretty, delicate blooms
Tobacco plant (Nicotiana): charming open flowers in pink, cream and green over big leafy rosettes

Please ask the staff at Whitegates Nursery for more information and advice about choosing and growing annuals.