- World-renowned primrose specialists since 1936 -

Visiting Barnhaven

We welcome visitors at our nursery all year round and hope you will enjoy the variety of blooms as much as we do. 

Opening times

SPRING-OPENING HOURS:  February to May, 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Open Tuesday to Saturday.

OPEN-WEEKENDS:  The last weekend in February, the first weekend in March. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm.

Visits outside this period are welcome, but please phone ahead to avoid disappointment. 

Wheelchair access: A main sales tunnel is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs. 

Toilet: There is access to a dry toilet on site. 

How to find us

Our nursery is situated in  France in the Côtes d’Armor, North Brittany. On the road between Plestin-les-grèves and Treduder.

22310, Plestin-les-grèves

Latitude : 48.646241
Longitude : -3.58395500000006

Google Maps

Directions from the centre of Plestin-les-grèves: Take the small road opposite the Mairie between the old fishmonger’s Ty Pesket and the bar the Baobab sign-posted Saint Sébastien. Continue on this road for about 5km - carrying straight on at the crossroads. You will see the yellow nursery sign-post on the right.

Please note: Payment in euros or French cheques at the nursery. We also accept credit cards.

Seeds: Seeds are also available on-site. Please order ahead so we can prepare your order as they are kept refrigerated. 

Group visits:

We offer guided tours of the nursery for Gardening clubs or other interested parties. Visits include growing advice, pollinating, sowing and dividing demonstrations. Please contact us for more details.

For further information you can contact us:

By email : info@barnhaven.com

Tel: 00 33 (0) 2 96 35 68 41 (Best time to get hold of us: lunchtimes and after 5pm)

Mobile (French): 0033 (0) 6 06 62 36 87

Flowering times

They depend on the weather, but as a guide you can expect flowers at the following times:


February to March

Polyanthus, Julianas and acaulis

Mid-Feb to April

Primula auricula

April to May

Primula sieboldii


Asiatic Primula 

May, June, July

Primula florindae

July, August

Photos Lawson & Jason Ingram Photography - web Design : Daniel Lawson