Food & Garden
Gardening in Lockdown: Where to Buy Plants and Flowers Online
Spending more time at home is the perfect opportunity to do more gardening and plant some bee friendly flowers, however we do understand that getting hold of plants and seeds during lockdown can be difficult! However, many garden centres and nurseries are still operating an online service. To help you we’ve compiled a list of nurseries, growers and garden suppliers who are currently running online delivery services.
Creating green space or planting up your garden or indoor plant pot(s) is something we feel is really important at this time of great uncertainty not only for the beauty of your flowers and prospective tomatoes or bunches of basil but for your health, gardening brings immense wellbeing. We have found great solace in returning to nature through our gardening activities, and although we are keeping ourselves in-doors, really greening up corners or spaces is something we feel is really strongly about as a way to communicate the change we are wanting to see in how we care for the planet.
We have pulled together a selection of nurseries and growers and gardens running a delivery service via their websites. This is simply just a highlight of what’s available, however, we urge you to support your local small independent ones and see what they are offering in terms of local service. Supporting your community is an act we really support during these times.
As Easter has marked the coming of the full Spring season this weekend, and with continuing warmer temperatures and longer days, it means spring has really arrived, so take this golden moment to jump and get growing. And buying seeds, plants, compost for the garden should not be overwhelming. However, our country’s current situation has changed all this and closed for the foreseeable future all the nurseries and garden centres.
Plants & Seeds
Ashwood Nurseries – Have a full range of plants and seeds available to purchase.
Blackmore & Langdon’s – Famous for Chelsea Flower show – lots of wonderful summer flowers available.
Gardening Express – Considered as the UK’s finest online garden centres. Search all type of plants here.
Great Dixter Nurseries – Renowned garden and plant nursery, holds a great collection of plants and seeds all available for purchase.
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants– Offering 50% off postage of mail-orders over £60. An exciting selection of garden favourites.
Love Orchids – Are you an orchid lover? If so, this nursery is for you!
The National Herb Centre – Perfect for setting up your own herb garden now or refreshing your already exiting one with some spring parsley or basil plants for summer salads.
Organic Plants – Delfland Nurseries is a leading commercial organic propagator registered with the Soil Association. It is a family business owned and run by husband and wife team Jill Vaughan and John Overvoorde. John’s father’s family were market gardeners for several generations.
Special Plants – Great option for summer plants to fill gardens, terraces, pots and window sills.
Sea Spring Seeds – A great place to source vegetable and herb seeds.
Spring – One of our favourite sustainable restaurants, Spring have seedlings for tomatoes and herbs.
Victoriana Nursery For vegetable and herbs and seeds look no further – there’s a great range.
Compost / Soil & Pots For Planting
The Greener Gardener –A range of garden compost for flower pots, beds and troughs plus soil improvers, also worthy to look at their new range of peat-free ‘Happy Compost’.
Carbon Gold – Supplier of peat free and complete eco-friendly, selling all purpose garden compost with discounts of multiple buys.
Pots and Pithou – Here is where you can buy all sorts of beautiful pots and planters for growing in if you don’t have a garden. They offer delivery and have beautiful pieces from Crete.