Best Online Nursery for Woodland Plants


A recent article (September 2107) in the Telegraph listed the best online nursery sites, we were very flattered to be listed as the Best Woodland Plant Type and in the top 20 of the best online nurseries.
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December 2015 - Gardens Illustrated Special Edition - We were delighted to be included in Val Bourne's 20 Best Nurseries List where she comments "A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by an expert plantsman. Lots of information on the website and the best packed mail order I have ever seen."


August 2018 - Gardens Illustrated - 50 Best Plant Nurseries - We were thrilled to be listed once again.
"A full range of shade-loving perennials, grasses and ferns grown by expert plantsman. Lots of information, including dry shade plants, on the website and the best packed mail order ever.
Excellent mail order"

Best Selling Plants

Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (3 or more items)


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

5.45 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

syn Geranium mac. 'White Ness'. An easy, hardy, evergreen Geranium. Very good in dry shade. Forms good ground cover with fragrant foliage. Pure white flowers over most of the Summer starting in late May. This is a pure albino with no hint of pink in the calyx or flower.

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Gillenia trifoliata AGM

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

A plant that has become increasingly popular as gardeners recognise its quiet beauty. White star flowers that have a fluttering butterfly quality about them, reddish stems and calyxs, followed by berries and coloured foliage in Autumn. A semi-shaded well drained spot will have this flowering most of the Summer. Use to the front of a shade border to fully appreciate its beauty. A rhizomatous perennial, that is gradually clump forming.
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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
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Polystichum aculeatum AGM

Polystichum aculeatum AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

Native hard shield fern with glossy stiff leathery fronds. Tolerant of most soils and happy with some chalk in the soil. Evergreen.
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