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Our online shop will re-open in February 2021. It is temporarily closed, as soil conditions simply aren’t suitable for planting alpines, and we need some time for winter propagation. You can still view our plants but the ‘add to list’ function is disabled. 


Many plants have now been added to our site for 2021 so take a look and see what’s new.


A massive thank-you to all our customers for keeping us in business over this last year. We extend our best wishes to you all – keep safe through these challenging times and we look forward to hearing from you again next year.


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”.


Whether you're a beginner or enthusiast you'll find a wonderful selection of reliable and more unusual plants to tempt you. Our naturalistic garden (currently closed sorry) has interesting planted containers and troughs, rock and scree beds, a 100ft planted wall, woodland planting, ponds and two lovely new crevice gardens. Choose via our mail order shop and we'll deliver them to you with great care and attention. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Best wishes and happy alpine growing!


Michael & Allison Mitchell



Why choose Slack Top?

  • Gold medal winning grower of hardy alpines.
  • Over 35 years' growing experience.
  • Profiled by Roy Lancaster in 'The Garden' (RHS) and on BBC Gardeners' World.
  • All plants grown on site at 1000ft (not bought in).
  • Our hardy plants can survive temperatures of at least  -16 degrees.


Slack Top Alpine Nursery, 22A Slack Top, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7HA

01422 845348 or 07392 856395.

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