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Our Plants

We grow plants

Last year over 27,000 of the plants we sold came from our nursery. We’ve been growing plants in Exeter since 1925 and unlike some other nurseries we don’t just “grow on”, we start from scratch, whether that is a plant cutting, seed or a plant graft.

For the 30% of plants we don’t grow, we select the best from nurseries in the South West of England and across the rest of the UK.

Our customers trust our depth of knowledge

We have been growing plants since 1925 and our team have years (decades) of experience. We are passionate about gardening and want to help share that knowledge, so please don’t be afraid to ask a question, we’ll be pleased to help.

Our plant guarantee

We guarantee all our plants to be healthy and true to name and type.

As growers of our own plants, we will offer a free replacement, or credit note, for any hardy plant that should fail within 12 months of purchase (providing they have been properly planted and cared for). This is our 1 year hardy plant guarantee.

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We think you’ll love our nursery

We only grow plants for our garden centre and even though the nursery is not open to the public, you can find our full range in store. We no longer produce a plant list as stock is constantly changing with the seasons but if there is something specific you are after just email us with a wish list and we will get back to you with availability and prices. Please note that unless you can get to our garden centre (EX5 1AE) we cannot deliver outside a 10 mile radius of our store (so that’s most of East Devon and Exeter).

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Shrubs are hand propagated from cuttings

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Ornamental and Fruit Trees

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We grow thousands of different shrubs

We have a fabulous selection of plants

Whilst we stock most of our core shrubs throughout the year, our range of plants will change with the seasons. Consequently,  we always advise anyone planting a new garden to plant gradually as the year progresses so you select the best from each season and ensure a garden with continued floral interest.

If you are looking for something specific just call us on 01392 876281 or ask the plant team.

Climbers & Wall Plants

Ferns, Grasses & Bamboos

Heathers & Conifers

Fruit

Hedging

Herbaceous Perennials

Roses

Seasonal Plants

Shrubs

Trees

Vegetables & Herbs

Climbers & Wall Plants

Climbers & Wall Plants

Climbing plants and wall shrubs are perfect for every garden as they make use of the vertical space covering walls, fences and unsightly objects.

True climbers take up little ground space, and are excellent choices for smaller gardens, whereas wall shrubs require more ground space.

With so many varieties to choose from there is a climber and wall plant for every garden.

Ferns, Grasses & Bamboos

Ferns, Grasses & Bamboos

Ferns, Grasses & Bamboos are fantastic for adding texture to your garden. Many varieties do well in pots and most of them are easy care requiring very little attention after planting. Remember, just ask one of the plant team for help in choosing the right plant for your garden.

Heathers & Conifers

Heathers & Conifers

Heathers & Conifers are great for giving structure and colour to your garden when many other plants are dormant.

In addition, both of these plants are very easy to care for requiring little to no attention once planted. We often use a dwarf conifers in pots to give year round colour, height and structure whilst you can change the plants below it with the seasons e.g. add bedding plants such as pansies or primroses. It’s easy, just visit our garden centre for inspiration.

Fruit

Fruit

There is nothing tastier than your own home-grown fruit. We have something for every garden from strawberries that can be grown in pots to larger fruit trees for sweeping orchards.

Jargon buster; we split fruit into two categories namely soft fruit (all your berried fruit) and top fruit (fruit that grows on trees). To successfully grow top fruit like apples and pears, you need to ensure your tree is pollinated each year. This means that there must be a similar fruit tree flowering at the same time as your tree. We’re here to help you choose a tree that suits your need and will pollinate successfully so please ask one of our team when you visit.

Hedging

Hedging

Hedges are a great alternative to fences. Not only are they a wind filter but they can be a security device (a prickly hedge will deter intruders), a home for wildlife, a more colourful option and it could increase the attractiveness and therefore the price of your property!

Herbaceous Perennials

Herbaceous Perennials

We grow 261 varieties of herbaceous perennials, so there’s bound to be some just perfect for your garden. For the non-gardener these plants appear to die in winter but magically re-shoot the following spring and should continue to follow this pattern year after year.

Some people refer to these types of plants as ‘cottage garden plant’ as they are often used in borders surrounding cottages.

Many herbaceous perennials are fantastic for attracting wildlife and pollinators to your garden.

Roses

Roses

Roses are without a doubt one of the UK’s favourite flowers in the garden. Available in various sizes and virtually every colour there is a rose perfect for every garden.

We grow over 200 different varieties of roses! 

Seasonal Plants

Seasonal Plants

Want some flower power? Then you probably want a seasonal plant which is generally an annual plant (flowers for one season only) but boy do they put on a show for that one season! We sell spring, summer and autumn bedding plants perfect for pots, baskets or plant beds.

Shrubs

Shrubs

We grow 888 different varieties of shrubs and climbers. All of which are propagated and grown by us. Not many garden centres can say that!

Trees

Trees

We sell a mixture of ornamental and fruit trees available all year round as containerised specimens or bare root from November to March.

Vegetables & Herbs

Vegetables & Herbs

We sell vegetable plants from March to November which covers summer and winter veg plants. From tomatoes, lettuce and peppers to leek, cauliflowers, beet and herbs; you’ll be enjoying a tasty crop this year!