About Us


H.W.Hyde was founded in 1926 by Herbert William Hyde, in the early year's Herbert used to grow mainly vegetables and a few flowers, during the Second World War the land and most of the greenhouses were used to produce vegetable seeds for the War effort, just one greenhouse was kept for His passion (which was Orchids).

After the War, His Son David joined the business and together they concentrated on growing mainly cut flowers, with Chrysanthemums and Gladioli being the main crops, Herbert used to display these at County shows, until His death in 1965, after which David stopped showing and concentrated on the cut flower side of the business.

The Nursery is currently run by David's three children, Sarah, Richard, and Elizabeth, gone are the Chrysanthemums and Gladioli, nowadays the Nursery specializes in a wide range of bulbs, Alstroemeria, and Dahlias. In 2005 the current owners decided to follow in their grandfather's footsteps and start exhibiting again. Their first two shows were held at the RHS Wisley Garden where they Exhibited Lilies winning Gold both times, on the back of this we got invited to Display at the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, this was a very steep learning curve but we got there and were delighted to win Gold number 3, very few exhibitors, if any, have ever been awarded a hattrick of golds for their first 3 displays. For the next 12 years, we exhibited at most of the major flower shows in the UK, winning along the way a whole host of awards, including 12 more Chelsea golds and The Queens Jubilee award which was presented to Sarah by Her Majesty during the 2012 Chelsea Show. Now after 13 years going from one show to another it all gets a bit boring so now we pick and choose which shows to attend.


In early 2020  we moved from our old site in Ruscombe and started building a new nursery just out of a small village called Rusper in West Sussex, which is situated 1 mile from the A264. It has to be said that setting up a new nursery during a pandemic has not been easy but now some 3 years later we are getting close to completing it.