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Our gold medal winning alpine nursery is one of the UK's top five specialist growers of Alpines. Our passion is the tough plants that flourish in our Yorkshire garden… and therefore should in yours too. We're situated at 900ft in the Pennines, with an average yearly rainfall of 1200mm and have lost count of the number of times visitors have exclaimed “If it'll grow up here, it'll grow anywhere”.


Come and be inspired… whether you're a beginner or enthusiast you'll find a wonderful selection of reliable and more unusual plants to tempt you. The naturalistic garden has interesting planted containers and troughs, rock and scree beds, a 100ft planted wall, woodland planting, ponds and two lovely new crevice beds.



The garden and nursery are open to visitors 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays)  from 2 March to 29 August inclusive. You can also visit at other times by prior appointment. We accept mail orders throughout the year. If you need to contact us please call 01422 845348 or 07392 856395.


Please note:

1. Only CASH OR CHEQUE payments at the nursery.

2. We have no public toilet at the nursery, and the nearest one is in Heptonstall village (half a mile).


Why choose Slack Top?

  • Gold medal winning grower of alpines.
  • Over 30 years' growing experience.
  • Profiled by Roy Lancaster in 'The Garden' (RHS) and on BBC Gardeners' World (July 2015)
  • All plants grown on site at 1000ft (not bought in).
  • See it growing in our garden before you buy.
  • Contemporary as well as traditional planting ideas.
  • Our plants survive temperatures of minus 16 degrees.

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Upcoming shows

04 Mar 2017 Harlow AGS Show Essex

Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow CM17 9LR

11 Mar 2017 Loughborough AGS Show

NEW VENUE: Shepshed High School, Loughborough LE12 9DB

18 Mar 2017 Kendal Alpine Show

Kirby Kendal School, Lound Road, Kendal LA9 7EQ

25 Mar 2017 East Lancs AGS

The Riverside, Whitworth Civic Hall, Market St, Whitworth Lancs OL12 8DP. (On A671 through Whitworth.)

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