Our Nursery

WHERE IT ALL BEGINS

Stopping off in Span 11 to check the Dicksonia antarctica
Traffic light on in Span 2

OUR NURSERY

Architectural Plants is open to both retail and trade customers. Our team of horticultural experts are on hand to welcome you from Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm. 

Our nursery is spread across eleven indoor polytunnels sheltering some of our most familiar delights from across the world: large palms, succulents, climbers, exotic evergreens, tree ferns and our own homegrown favourites. It is also home to a considerable number of unusual and even quite risky plants for those that like a challenge. The Niwaki production zone sits centrally to all of this, surrounded by ever evolving lines of seasonal temptation (all listed here). Outside our displays extend by another two spans to incorporate our more hardy and mature tree specimens, a proper nursery for smaller shrubs, two shade houses and our paths lined with a variety of exciting bamboos. Beyond this and out into the surrounding land is the nucleus of our production field where we are cultivating more of the blobs, pillows and unusual Niwaki that we love so much. 

We take an enormous amount of pride in our displays and in the quality of our plants. You will find everything clearly laid out and labelled with our traffic light hardiness rating system. We categorise and name all our plants using the correct botanical latin. Taxonomy is an essential practice to help us understand and properly care for the plants. It also means we can offer you the very best advice and knowledge. Our team are always around to explain and elaborate further, help you explore, arrange a delivery or help to pack your car with plants. 

Like all of us working here, you might quite quickly find yourself coveting large swathes of the nursery for your garden. Our sales team can help with your craving and offer you direction on our Planting and Creative Maintenance services. Should you want the full attention of our Garden Design experts while you are browsing, they will help arrange an initial consultation. To arrange and discuss your requirements in detail please visit the Garden Design page here or email [email protected]

We propagate a lot of our own stock, including rarer specimens and source many more from around the UK. Our range of plants is extensive. We have a huge selection of semi-mature trees and shrubs, but we also sell plants small enough to pop in the car and take away with you on the day. We’ll make sure they are ready for the journey – attaching an information plant tag to each variety, wrapping them to protect them or saving your upholstery from a spill of mulch, before we help you get them into your vehicle. You will find them on our proper nursery, in our shade houses, under planted with our larger specimens inside the polytunnels and all sorts of other little nooks.

We hate the thought of our pots cluttering up your garden or going to landfill and we are more than keen for you to return them. We have a Pot Recycling Scheme and we’ll give you a voucher for any you bring back.

You will also find a great selection of glazed, ironstone and corten steel pots, water features and fire pits on display. We also provide (or source) a range of planters and distinctive sculptural works that you might want to incorporate into a more ambitious Garden Design. Our resident sculptor, David Klein, has a work station on site where you will often find him engaged in his latest piece. We have a broad portfolio of local sculptors, artists and other designers who we collaborate with and you can browse their work and our sculpture collection here.

The ‘Proper Nursery’ (we call it PN)

The Lake in Autumn

To end your visit, take a stroll over the bank and enjoy a little peace and quiet by the lake. 

We’re dog friendly. In fact, we have four of our own here, so you’re more than welcome to bring Fido with you (please just make sure you clean up after him).

The nursery is flat and accessible for all. Should you require use of a wheelchair, we have two available – please speak to a member of our team who will help you.

Please note that our nursery moved in 2015 to Stane Street in Pulborough. The Nuthurst nursery is no longer open.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. 

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