While all but essential shops have closed, many plant nurseries and garden shops are still sending plants, seeds and more via post. If you haven't already, now is the time to put an order in and get the things you need for the next few weeks. But please: order responsibly! No panic plant buying and try to order as local as you can.

Ranunculus verna 'Monique', syn. Ranunculus ficaria 'Monique',
© Richard Bloom

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Many of the seed distributors are still dispatching online orders, but they have all seen increased demand and are struggling to get orders out. Check their websites and expect delays in delivery, with some even pausing orders so they can catch up.

Read our full list of excellent seed suppliers here, but check they are delivering.


Bluebell Cottage Nursery, Warrington

Closed to the public, but taking orders online.

Edibleculture, Kent

Delivery service is being offered to Faversham and certain areas of Kent.

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants

New home delivery service to customers who live within a 20 mile radius of the nursery, which is in Freefolk in Hampshire.

Jekkas Herb Farm, Bristol

Jekkas is offering mail order seeds, seed kits via the online shop. And for landscapers who are still working, there's contactless plant pick up from the plant gate via email.

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Delfand Nurseries, Cambridgeshire

Experiencing an unprecedented number of orders, so expect delays, but the nursery is still sending out plants.

Primrose Hall Peonies, Bedforshire

Still shipping peonies. All parcel operations are working as normal and peonies are almost grown and ready to be delivered.

Arvensis Perennials, Bradford-upon-Avon

Usually a trade-only source of plants, the company has decided to open up enquiries from non-trade customers. Email for a plant list with retail prices and minimum quantities apply. Shipping nationwide.


Continues to send orders, but delivery times are expected to be longer than normal.

Great Dixter, Northiam Rye

Mail order is available from the shop and nursery.

RHS Plants

The RHS's plant shop is experiencing high demand, which is likely to cause slight delays.

Hortus Loci, Hampshire

The Plant Centre is closed, but there is a Doorstep Delivery Service, which does deliveries within a 15 mile radius of RG27 8LQ.

Darsham Nurseries, Suffolk

The online shop at Darsham now features the new seed range, along with some carefully selected goods from nursery, shop and cafe.

Woottens of Wenhaston, Suffolk

Mail order service is continuing as normal but deliveries may take longer to be processed. Their couriers are continuing to deliver nationwide.

Sarah Raven

Plants and bulbs are continuing to be delivered, but are subject to delays. Seed kit orders have been suspended for a short period or time so existing orders can be met.

Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset

Free delivery is being offered on orders over £30 and within a ten mile radius of the nursery in Somerset (BA80DA).

Farmyard Nurseries, Camarthenshire

Dispatching mail order for next day delivery. Phones are buys and there's staff shortages, but they will endeavour to get your order out to you.

Dalefoot Composts, Cumbria

Remains open for online and telephone compost sales as normal.

Todd's Botanics, Essex

Mail orders still available of everything from the website.

Mandy Plants

Still available for online orders from this specialist producer of species Mandevilla.

Avon Bulbs, Somerset

Offering 15 mile delivery service for orders of £50 or more. The nursery is trying to sell plants by mail order that should have been going to cancelled shows this year.

Letham Plants, Lothian

Astrantia, Dicentra unusual hardy plants and bulbs still available online.

Marchant Hardy Plants, Sussex

The nursery is closed, but local deliveries for online orders have been temporarily set up. Should be able to deliver to anywhere on Sussex, depending on the demand.

Claire Austin Hardy Plants, Wales

Mail order is currently available, but demand is very high and they are monitoring the situation.

Beth Chatto's Plants and Gardens, Colchester

Plants are available for home delivery.

Ashwood Nurseries, West Midlands

Still delivering to all UK and EU mainland destinations but timings are longer than usual.

Crug Farm Plants, Wales

Continues to offer mail order.

Kristy Ramage's choice for a Spring wild-like pot
© Andrew Montgomery

Knoll Gardens, Wimborne

Still delivering, although expect delays.

Thompson and Morgan

Has seen a spike in orders and so things are taking a little longer to get to people. But they are still doing online mail order.

Langford Garden Centre, Bedfordshire

Continues to take online orders.

Hertfordshire Garden Centre

Offering a free local delivery service.

The Plantsman's Preference, Norfolk

Click and collect is not available, but mail order continues to anywhere in the UK and EU as normal, although it is very busy.

Norwell Nurseries, Nottinghamshire

Continues to send out plants via mail order, but there are more orders than normal and plants are being propagated to fulfil orders.

Fibrex Nurseries, Stratford-upon-Avon

Still offering mail order on a selection of plants including pelargoniums, ferns, ivies and conservatory plants.

Pepperpot Nursery, Hampshire

Herbs and more available for mail order.

Burnham Nursery

Mail order orchids by online sales and over the phone. There may be a slight delay in responding.

Shrubland Nurseries, Ipswich

Online and telephone orders only of hardy and exotic plants. Locals may get free delivery depending on size of order and location.

Johnson's Sweet Peas, Essex

A large number of young plants are now available through the site, due to the cancellation of the various plant fairs.

Habitat Aid, Somerset

Deliveries continuing as usual.

Victoriana Nursery, Kent

Still offering mail order, with a delivery time of up to 21 days, hopefully lower.

Hedges Online

Still continuing to dispatch plants.

Tissington Nursery, Derbyshire

Mail order is still happening, with free local delivery on order over £25.

Hoyland Plant Centre, South Yorkshire

Still open for online business for nerines, agapanthus and more.

Tiny Plant Company

Specifically for gardeners with restricted space, the Tiny Plant Company is still open for mail order via the website and Ebay, although click and collect has been suspended.

Jemima's Garden

Still able to process and send seed orders. Hopes are to have herb and wildflower plants available for delivery soon.

Posh Plants, Suffolk

Offering a house plant subscription club as well as mail order on plants from the nursery.

Lancasters Garden Centre, Walthamstow, London

A mobile garden centre service has been put in place for anyone self isolating. The website will be operational within the next few days. Delivery is within Greater London.

Otter Farm

Very busy with order, so don't expect lots of communication, but they are hoping to send all orders.

Langthorns Plantery, Near Chelmsford

Gates have been closed, but the organisation is still open for mail order, phone or use the website to contact.

Burncoose Nursery, Cornwall

Online ordering is continuing, although expect a delay in replying if you are phoning. There may also be a delivery delay of up to two weeks.

Hopes Grove Nursery

Specialises in hedging plants. Open for mail order but currently very busy. Allow up to 14 days delivery.

Ladybrook Nursery, Stockport

The nursery is open for mail order and deliveries where possible.


Garden Trading

Deliveries are taking a little longer than normal, but should arrive within 5 to 6 days.


Garden furniture section is still offering mail order.

Carrier Company
Norfolk-based garden clothing with a traditional slant still offering delivery.


Dispatching tools as usual, but show room is closed.

Burgon & Ball

Online orders still happening for garden tools, plant pots and more.



Still offering mail order on tools and more.


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London