About Us

Swallows Nursery & Plant Centre is located just off the A421 in Mixbury, a North Oxfordshire village near Brackley. We grow hardy shrubs and perennials on site, and sell a good selection of herbaceous plants, climbers, roses, hedging, trees and topiary to the general public and trade customers. We showcase our plants through six wonderful Show Gardens, showing planting styles such as prairie, cottage and shade gardens.

Our new Plant Centre offers an extended range of plants, seeds and flowering bulbs, as well as premium Melcourt peat-free composts and Haddonstone garden ornaments.

Our Customers

We warmly welcome the gardening public to our beautiful nursery, where alongside the plants and Show Gardens, we offer excellent organic coffee and cake. We also provide trade benefits for our professional customers, including landscapers, farmers, land-owners and estate managers, gardeners, and garden designers, and are affiliated to the Ouse & Cherwell Agricultural Group.

Browse our Show Gardens for Inspiration

We are pleased to have teamed up with the talented team at Pitchfork & Pencil and Topio Landscapes to create a truly innovative plant centre experience for our customers. Our 6 Show Gardens provide inspiration to experienced and new gardeners alike. View our gallery of pictures.

Visit your local, year-round ‘Chelsea’ garden show, pick up some great ideas, and buy good quality plants at reasonable prices direct from your  local grower.

Visit New Plant Centre

Come and see the wide range of plants at our new Plant Centre. Unlike many garden centres, we grow the majority of the the plants we sell right here at our independent nursery. That means high quality, fresh plants, that have acclimatised to our conditions, and grown by us to sell directly to our customers.

We have an excellent range of herbaceous plants, hardy shrubs, ornamental and fruit trees and hedging plants for sale. And we are now also set up to source plants for those larger projects.

Our site has recently been updated with new paths, a larger car park, and site-wide WiFi access. Follow our news about exciting new show gardens in 2023.


Swallows Nursery has been serving North Oxfordshire and surrounds for over 30 years growing hardy shrubs. In spring 2022, Anna Allen took on the business. Anna has solid experience running businesses and her company, Anna’s Garden Services Ltd, provided maintenance gardening to over 200 homes and estates from Great Rollright to Bicester. Previously involved in environmental sciences, Anna gained RHS horticultural qualifications from Abingdon & Witney College, and has a life long passion for gardening and growing plants.

Anna says, “We are building a Plant Centre with a difference. It can be daunting creating or renovating a garden. What plants will grow where? And what about achieving a certain style or design? Our new show gardens are providing inspiration, and more than that, we will, in a very practical way, make it easy to buy plants that work well together and achieve ‘a look’. Innovating how people buy plants to optimise their investment is an exciting journey! And alongside that, we have more staff looking after our loyal trade customers, providing all soft landscaping essentials and a plant sourcing service”.

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