Perennials – Six Top UK Online Suppliers


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Perennials are among the most popular of garden plants.   Whilst researching this website we found in excess of 200 garden centres and garden nurseries selling a range of herbaceous plants.  Below you will find some of the best sites.

Crocus Online Garden Centre

Crocus, based in Windlesham, Surrey, has an excellent selection of perennial plants (both hardy and more tender perennials) available at most times of year. These include cottage garden plants, and those suitable for other garden styles.  If you are stuck for ideas then use the plant selector to identify herbaceous plants suitable for your garden.   Online ordering. 

Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

Hardy’s cottage garden plants is a a family-run award-winning plant nursery based in Hampshire.  Their plant catalogue includes more than 1200 herbaceous varieties.  Usefully you will also find an advanced search facility allowing you to select herbaceous plants by season/colour/height etc. Your perennial plants can be ordered through and paid for through the website, or by mail order.

Claire Austin Hardy Plants

Claire Austin Hardy Plants have a plant nursery in Shawbury in Shropshire.  Claire Austin is the author of the book “1001 Perennials”.  The garden nursery specialises in irises and peonies but has a very substantial range of other herbaceous plants.   There is also a useful section on caring for plants the low maintenance way!  Orders can be placed through the website or by mail order.

The Beth Chatto Gardens

The Beth Chatto Gardens now offer a mail order service.   The plant nursery which is part of the famous gardens offers a wide range of herbaceous plants.The size of these plants is exactly the same as planted in their own garden.   They send out garden plants in the Autumn and early Spring.   Orders can be made through the website. Payment can be made by phone or post if you prefer.

Coblands Nurseries – Best 4 Plants

Coblands Nurseries grows over a million plants a year in the “coblands” of Kent. They are a well-known for their trade sales but now also have a retail plant centre in Reading and sell online. They have a wide variety of perennial plants available.

Four Seasons Perennials

Four Seasons Perennials are a mail order garden nursery based near Norwich.   They are nurserymen stocking a wide variety of hardy perennial plants including cottage garden varieties among many others.  Their hardy plants are despatched in early Spring and Autumn.  You can place the order for your hardy plants through their website or by telephone or post if you prefer.

Other Websites Selling Perennials

Bide-A-Wee Cottage Gardens & Nursery

Choose from a wide range of 500 high quality perennial plants, grasses, rushes, sedges, ferns and shrubs, all grown at the Bide-A-Wee gardens – no minimum order value.

Prime Perennials

Propagate a range of hardy plants including grasses, bulbs and ferns which will appeal to all those plantsmen looking for the rare, unusual or obscure.

The Perennial Nursery

“Situated in the North of Scotland on the Orkney Islands – a the plants offered by our nursery should prove hardy in almost any location within the UK”.

Old Court Nurseries

Grow a comprehensive range of autumn flowering asters (michaelmas daisies).

Common Scents Flowers

A small nursery selling daisies, scented plants, cottage garden plants and culinary herbs.

The Weird and Wonderful Plant Company

Specialists in rare, dramatic, uncommon, old-fashioned varieties of hardy plants, violas, aquilegias, grasses, other herbaceous plants.

West Harptree Nursery

Wide range of hardy and hard-to-find perennial plants, grasses, bulbs and shrubs, many with the RHS award of garden merit.

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