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About us

The Barthelemy & Co nursery was established in 1920 by a Frenchman who crossed the channel to start his own nursery. He lived with and rented from the Skinner family a 10 acre site at Stapehill near Wimborne in Dorset – the current site.

Mr J Barthelemy survived the 1914-1918 war whilst serving as a soldier in the French army, with life long disabling wounds. After his death in 1964 the business continued to be run as it is today by the Skinner family.

In days gone by, Barthelemy & Co grew species such as Roses, Azaleas, Heathers, fruit trees, and other general nursery stock. With changing markets, Barthelemy & Co specialised 40 years ago to the production of young grafted plants of Acer palmatum or Japanese maples as they are generally known.

Barthelemy & Co is quite unique in the fact that over 100,000 Acer palmatum plants are produced and grown on site each year. This is right from sourcing and picking the seeds, germinating, sowing, potting and growing them on. Approx 15,000 of these seedlings then go on to be grafted [also on the Nursery] with named varieties. These young plants are available by mail order. 

Orders can be e-mailed or phoned; whichever is convenient. Please download our catalogue for details of all the above. If larger Japanese Maple plants are required, we stock up to 6-8 feet specimens. These are for collection only from the Nursery.

All plants are produced and grown on the Barthelemy nursery which prides itself as being the largest grower of Acer palmatums in the country.


Tel: 01202 874 283
Fax: 01202 897 482

Nursery Address:
262 Wimborne Road West,
Dorset. BH21 2DZ

Email: Barthelemy & Co

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EEC Plant Passport: UK/EW 13556 | VAT: FRF 950 9239 07 0000 | Proprietors: J.K. Skinner, M.J Skinner

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