About Us

Experienced and Reliable

Thinford Nurseries is a family owned and run retail nursery situated in 35 acres of arable farmed land.

We are just a few minutes from the A1, with close proximity to provide all your gardening needs to those in and around County Durham.

Every year we grow in excess of 75,000 bedding plants from seed/seedlings right through to the amazing colourful arrays you can find in our greenhouses from March.

Aside from Bedding, Basket and Container Plants we have a wide variety of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Herbacious Perrenials and Conifers at various stages of growth.  We also stock Fruit Trees and Bushes. Should you require hedging then look no further for a wide range stocked all year through of Leylandii Confiers (gold & green), Prunus (otherwise known as Laurel), Privit, Beech (green & purple) and Buxus.

Should Compost be your requirement then we stock a vast range of Levington Compost both Professional and Retail, as well as Keith Singleton, John Innes not mentioning stock of Ornamental Bark, Top Soil and Farm Yard Mature.

Extensive selection of locally manufactured Pots, Ornaments, complete Patio Sets, and Paving.  

Stockists of Miracle Grow & Chempack Fertilisers and Pesticides, and suppliers of Calor Gas and Parrifin. 

We Truly Care

Here at Thinford Nurseries we take care and pride in everything we do, from setting away seeds using only top quality compost right through to pricking out seedlings and nurturing into the plants you see every year.  Quality can't be compromised to deliver the standard of plants we produce for not only you the public but to local businesses, schools and councils.

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

What makes us happy is knowing we have done our best to make sure our customers are happy.  From customising and catering for your needs in hanging baskets, providing our experience and knowledge to answer your queries across our vast shrubs and trees right through to taking bespoke orders for Christmas Wreathes ensuring that special time of the year is memorable from the outside in.

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Thinford Nurseries

Thinford Farm, Thinford, Durham, DH6 5JX

01740 655704



09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 16:00

Seasonal Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

High Season (May/June) - Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00, and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day