Ashtons of Lytham, garden centre, landscaping and floristsAshtons of Lytham

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The family firm started out as James Ashtons & Sons and was known as Mythop Nurseries and was founded in 1871. The site is now occupied by St Bedes and St Peters school. A shop was opened in 1902 on the corner of Station Road to become one of the founder members of the Florists Telegraph delivery association and eventually Interflora. After World War 2 the nurseries were moved to the present site on Mythop Road.

Three more florist shops have since been opened and trade alongside the original Station Road florists. These are managed by Philip Ashton, the nurseries and landscape operations are managed by Tim Ashton. Both are great great grandsons of the founder and they are in partnership with their father Alan Ashton. Over the years the family have provided a good service to our valued customers whilst remaining an integral part of the local community. 

One of the notable plant finders for the Royal Horticultural Society, Charles Mathies was at one time on the staff at Mythop Nurseries. He bought back many beautiful and admired species of plants from all over the world and in particular Asia. These plants include Acer Palmatum, Harmamelis mollis (Chinese Witch Hazel) and many others.   

In recent times we have been Southport Flower Show medal winners for 3 consecutive years 1997, 1998 and 1999, all in different categories. Including a silver medal in 1997 in our first year of entry.

Morleys Lawns

As with all our gardening products, its important that proper care is taken at all stages of installation, and to ensure proper maintenance of your garden, to ensure all landscaping work not only looks good, but lasts. For all products purchased around the London area, we reccomend Morleys Lawns.

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