A warm welcome

Architectural Plants is a specialist horticultural nursery in Pulborough, West Sussex, set within 32 acres of open fields surrounded by farmland overlooking the South Downs.

Our team, led by Owner and Managing Director, Guy Watts are experts in plants that are both shapely and exotic – Japanese ‘Niwaki’ and European topiary, hardy palms, bananas, and other unusual tropical specimens. We are also enthusiastic advocates of bamboo, other screening plants, and our ever expanding range of rare and evergreen trees both large and small. Many of our plants are homegrown and we also source from elsewhere in the UK. If you have an inkling that the sculptural and rare are for you and have just stumbled across us, then you might also find yourself quite quickly prey to the same ridiculous addiction that we share with our long standing friends and customers.

360˚ Virtual Explorer Tour

Hunt for plants and explore our nursery with our 360˚ Virtual Explorer Tour
Our Garden Design, Planting and Delivery teams on a very special mission
Flying high over Our Nursery
Welcome to Linda’s ’Niwaki’ Production Zone – seen here clipping, Ilex crenata ’Niwaki’, and among some of her other favourites, Myrtus apiculata, Pinus sylvestris and Taxus cuspidata

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Our Nursery


A Bold Vision

There’s a powerful discipline behind what we grow and why we grow it. Established in 1990 by our Founder Angus White, (see The Story So Far…for more info) we have a sculptural and bold vision that will transform your garden with our plants. You might drive off with them – you might need us to deliver them – or our Garden Design, Planting and Creative Maintenance specialists can discuss your further requirements. Our approach is designed to provide guidance and swift results for both retail and trade customers. If you share our enthusiasm for our nursery you will love your garden.


Our nursery is next to the Brinsbury campus of Chichester College, situated on the west-side of the A29, 2.7 miles north of Pulborough and 2.4 miles south of Billingshurst.

Dogs are always welcome, in fact, we have many of our own and a beautiful lake to walk them around. We also have two wheelchairs available so, should you need one, please ask one of our team.