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Retirement Sale
Main Shop
Connoisseur’s collection.
Lilium and Nomocharis

A wide selection of rare bulbs grown on the nursery outdoors in Scotland 

The Webshop Closes for orders !st August 2022


I started Pitcairn Alpines when I was 23 and now I am hitting 60 this summer I have decided retire. Over the 37 years the nursery has taken many forms but always concentrating on the rare and difficult smaller plants from around the world. Some plants have accompanied  me throughout the years and some have only made a flitting appearance. Most of the plants have  originally been grown from seed with some taking most of the 37 years from first seeing them in books or talks to finally being able to offer them for sale. 

Owning and running the nursery has been great fun but all consuming with holidays being restricted to the winter months. It is time for me to get out in the summer, see plants flowering in the wild and relax a bit in my fast approaching old age. 

I would like to thank all my customers over the years and all over the world for supporting me in my venture. I would also like to thank the intrepid seed collectors who have made it possible to offer so many beautiful plants for sale. It has been a hard decision to take but time marches on. 

The webshop will open as usual on 1st April. Over the summer additional odds and ends will be added in a special section, these will be smaller bulbs and items that appear in small quantities when I am sorting. You can either make a new order or email to add them to an existing order. Also if there are items which you would like but have sold out let me know and I can add them if I have them. 


Orders to UK addresses only