Outdoor Plants

For over 60 years we have enjoyed an excellent reputation for the quality of our plants. All 3 generations of the Vickers family have been both passionate about plants and keen gardeners themselves. As a result we pride ourselves not just in the variety of plants on offer for sale but also in their quality.

Every one of our plants is carefully nurtured and watered by hand by our dedicated plant care staff, each one of whom shares our passion and commitment to quality.  This goes some way to explaining why we have been runners up in the National Retail Nursery of the Year Awards and received an “outstanding” grading by the Garden Centre Association for our plant area and nursery.

Keen gardeners will quickly spot the quality of our plants and the excellent value we offer. The occasional or novice gardener will appreciate the chance to view our mature show gardens to see for themselves how a plant will turn out. With a very enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff we can also offer advice on selecting the right plants for your garden and caring for them afterwards. As our Managing Director, Hilary, states, “I am always conscious that even after 30 years in the business I am still learning about gardening and thus it must appear a very daunting subject for the beginner. Accordingly, I am committed to ensuring my staff de-mystify the subject and offer as much advice as possible.”

As we have a working nursery on site, many of our plants are home grown. This not only guarantees the quality of the plants but also ensures they are available to the customer right through a busy bank holiday weekend. Where we do buy in plants for sale we only do so from the best growers who have consistently proved themselves to be real plants people, and we are ruthless about quality. Many of our customers have commented that the plants in our sale area are often of a higher standard than the best of some of our competitors. We don’t force on our plants and nor do we release them for sale until the appropriate time of the year.  As all our regular customers will testify, our plants really do grow.

Dan and his fellow plant advisors look forward to helping you choose the right plants for your garden.

Main product areas

  • Shrubs & Conifers
  • Trees
  • Fruit
  • Herbs & Vegetables
  • Climbers
  • Basket & Container Plants
  • Cottage Garden
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Alpines & Heathers
  • Herbaceous
  • Plants for the Connoisseur
  • Planted containers
  • Plants for gifts or occasions
  • Real Christmas Trees (Christmas only)