Here at Victoriana we think we are uniquely different and some might even go as far as saying odd! Well odd but happy is fine by us! Victoriana Nursery Gardens is the distillation of the Shirley family’s many years experience of serving the gardeners of the United Kingdom, in fact the Shirley family tree reveals that way back in the early 1700’s a branch of the family were seed merchants. Moving on a little closer to present day, Jeremy and Joan Shirley started their first mail order nursery, in Surrey originally, in 1958 – but moved to Challock in 1963. Whilst they describe themselves as ‘recycled teenagers’, and one or two people affectionately call Jeremy ‘the old codger’, they still contribute much to the day to day work on this busy family nursery.