Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Friday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Sunday
    11:00 - 17:00
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Rockery & alpine

The most popular way to plant alpine plants is in a rockery. These are constructed with rocks and located in a sunny open site on a slope, clear from shade cast from trees and sheltered from the wind. Where possible it is good to include a source of water such as a pond or a stream to enhance the design. Most rock plants will grow in stony soil, but it will need to be free draining and contain some substance too. The plants can grow around the rocks in pockets between them, and some will grow over them.  

The other places they will flourish are in crevices in stone walls, in gaps on steps, in gravel or in paving, providing they have some soil ! 

See our plant list for the full range, stock may vary.

We offer help and great advice

Have a browse through some of our beautiful gardens or visit our superb farmshop full to the brim with fantastic local produce.

The Derwen, one of the finest independent garden centres in the country, is owned and run by the Joseph family, who also own the Dingle Nurseries and

Contact Info

Address:  Derwen Garden Centre,
Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY21 9PH
Office:(01938) 553015
Email:[email protected]


Opening Hours

Derwen Garden Centre sells a range of indoor and seasonal outdoor plants and bulbs and also gifts, bird food, tools and National Garden Vouchers.

Mon - Sat:9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday:11am - 5:pm