Hello fellow plant fanatics, and welcome to our blog. We'd like to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about what we do here at Desert to Jungle!
We are a small, hardy exotic nursery in Taunton, Somerset and we keep a vast range of plants for the exotic garden, ranging from the normal to the rare and hard to find. There is always something interesting to discover at our jungle.
Our aim is to help you turn your garden, or part of it, into your favourite holiday destination. We have a Caribbean vibe around the nursery, with everything painted in funky colours - even our pots are bright!! We also have a jungle bank in our car park filled with mature exotic plants, you can wander through it at your leisure and see what monsters your babies will grow into.
We specialise in Bamboo - we have 70 different types, and we also have a large range of arid plants including Yucca, Agave, Aloe, Aeonium and much more. We also stock lots of hardy Ferns and always have a good range of fronded tree ferns available, as well as some of the rarer types for the collectors among you. This isn't forgetting the tunnel filled with jungle plants such as Tetrepanax, Gunnera, lots of varities of Bananas, Cannas, and Gingers and so much more! Give us a ring if you can't see what you are looking for on our website.
The nursery is run by Rob, he's the one with the beard and not the one with the horns, that's Esmerelda one of our goats - more about her later! Rob is a total plant-aholic, always looking for the next interesting and cool species. The other people you will see or speak to are Csilla and Lisa, they are always about to help and answer any questions you may have, whether it's in person or on the phone.
As well as plants, the three of us have a love for animals, so if you have a dog(s) please feel free to bring them with you to the nursery. When visiting you will meet Obi, our laid back Collie, and Kylo our not so laid back cat. We also have two very friendly goats, Nelson (brown) and Esmeralda (white), and you may see some guinea fowl wandering around too. We will soon have some new animal arrivals, but more about them next time.
As well as this blog you can keep up to date with what is happening at the nursery by following us on Instagram and Facebook, and we hope to launch a Youtube channel very soon too. Keep your eye out for our next Blog on what's been happening around the nursery this winter, see you soon.