LARCH COTTAGE NURSERIES
A commercial plant nursery that combines plant sales with planted borders, walls, statues and other features, which gives a feeling of visiting a very pleasant garden that coincidentally happens to sell plants. There is an Italian feel to the place, also reflected in a very acceptable bistro-type restaurant, La Casa Verde. A high-end gift shop and art gallery is also on site, plus a private chapel open on specified days. Melkinthorpe is a tiny hamlet - there is only one road to it.