Cornishman, Mark Orchard founded Cedar Croft Nurseries at St Tudy in 1990. Mark had just left Cornwall College where he had studied Commercial Horticulture with Bill Herring, brassica expert and lecturer. At the age of 18 years of age he knew what he wanted to do.

“I wanted to grow plants and Christmas trees. I have always got immense satisfaction from seeing things grow. Even from an early age when I was at Penrice School in St Austell I decided that is what I would like to do”

Mark had a lot of family support. With dog Jess for company and joined by his nephew Joe Brandon, Mark started planting Christmas trees and holly in 1991 on land next to the glasshouses on the B3266. The nursery business focussed on vegetables and bedding plants with Cedar Croft building up a great reputation for high-quality plants and trees.

Cedar Croft Nurseries have a number of greenhouses for rent and can arrange specific storage containers.

A pop up Christmas Shop sells Christmas decorations, holly, mistletoe and foliage. Logs and coal are sold all year.

It is easy to park and most areas are easily accessible with specific investment into paths suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Please contact us on christmas@cedarcroft.co.uk for more details.

We are proud to be Business Members of Cornwall Wildlife Trust. As Cornwall’s leading local wildlife charity, the Trust carries out vitally important conservation and educational work throughout the county. Our support helps the Trust manage 57 nature reserves, providing refuge for nationally rare and endangered species.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust runs a number of conservation projects across the county, on land and in our seas. We are very happy to help raise much needed funds for the Trust, so it can continue to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places, now and for the future.