Info / FAQs

Do you publish a plant list?

No. The best way to see our range of plants is to come to the garden centre and see for yourself. For those of you looking for a specific plant, we recommend either calling the plant team on 01392 876281 or for less urgent enquiries use the contact form. 

Do you offer a plant guarantee?

We do, we guarantee all our plants to be healthy and true to name and type. As growers of our own plants, we will offer a free replacement, or credit note, for any hardy plant that should fail within 12 months of purchase provided they have been properly planted and cared for. This is our 1 year hardy plant guarantee. If your plant does fail within 12 months, we kindly ask that you return the plant for inspection along with your original receipt and plant label. Our expert staff will examine the plant and try to determine the cause of the problem to prevent it happening again. To help you achieve the best possible results from your plant purchases, we have produced many care leaflets that are available from our garden centres. If you are in doubt about any aspect of planting your new purchase then please seek advice from one of our expert staff who will be happy to help.

Do you deliver?

We do, providing you live within 10 miles of our store we can deliver. Minimum order of £30 is required and there is a flat fee of £10 per order (free if you spend over £250) See our delivery page for further information.

Do you offer mail order delivery?

Sadly no. If you want to buy a plant from us you will need to visit the garden centre – a good excuse to holiday in the glorious South West of England perhaps?

What is happening to your Old Rydon Lane site?

Our Old Rydon Lane garden centre has closed permanently but our nursery and head office still operates from the site (not open to the public). Long term, we will be putting in an outline planning application with the aim to have a phased development of the site. We plan to retain a large part of the site for at least the next ten years, whilst we explore options to relocate the nursery and develop the garden centre at Clyst St Mary.

What payment do you accept?

Payments can be made by cash, card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa Debit, Electron or Solo), HTA National Garden Gift Vouchers (paper or cards) or St Bridget Nurseries Gift Tokens.

For security, we do not suggest you e-mail any card details. Please either call our garden centre on 01392 876281 or e-mail us with your telephone number and we will call you back. Account customers can also pay using BACS, details will be printed on your invoice.

What is your company registration number and VAT registration number?

VAT Reg No: GB 525 1832 60

Company Reg No: 01282821

What does AGM stand for?

AGM stands for The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. The AGM is intended to be of practical value to the home gardener. It is awarded therefore only to a plant that meets the following criteria:

It must be of outstanding excellence for ordinary garden decoration or use:

  • It must be available
  • It must be of good constitution
  • It must not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
  • It must not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease
  • It must not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion in its vegetative or floral characteristics

How do I protect plants against frost?

Plants that we sell with a pink label are not hardy and so you should protect them against the frost e.g. bring them into the house or heated conservatory/greenhouse. These plants are not protected by our one year guarantee.

If you receive plants by mail order during times of frost we suggest you keep them in a shed or garage or other sheltered place and cover with insulating material (bubble wrap or horticultural fleece) until the weather breaks. If the frost lasts more than a few days then loosen packaging around branches and allow air to circulate.

I’ve received my bare rooted plants but am not ready to plant, what should I do?

Open-ground plants may unavoidably arrive at a time convenient for planting immediately, in which case they should be ‘laid / heeled in’. To do this, dig a trench in which to spread the roots and cover them over with moist soil. Planting can then be carried out at your earliest convenience. Containerised plants can be left a few weeks if necessary, simply keep in a sheltered position and water as necessary.

What does FSC on garden furniture mean?

Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC enables you to buy forest products of all kinds with confidence that you are not contributing to global forest destruction. FSC certified forests are managed to ensure long term timber supplies while protecting the environment and the lives of forest-dependent people.

Does you aquatic department have a pet licence?

Yes! Our Pet Sales Licence is number 21/00078/PET under the name of Mrs T. Falloon (Managing Director). We have a 5 star rating and our licence is valid until 31st December 2024.

What is the hygiene rating of your cafe?

Our cafe was inspected in March 2022 and we maintained our existing 5 star food hygiene rating.

General Terms of Orders

PAYMENTS Payment is required at time of order unless a credit account has been approved.

CLAIMS & GUARANTEES Considerable care is taken in the lifting and packing of all trees, shrubs etc., and under normal conditions plants quickly establish themselves. Failure to do this may be due to climatic or other conditions, over which we cannot hold ourselves responsible, as they are entirely beyond our control. We guarantee all our plants to be healthy and true to name and type: If any of our hardy plants or trees should fail within 12 months of purchase, provided they have been properly planted and cared for, we will be pleased to offer a free replacement providing the dead plant is returned for inspection, together with proof of purchase.

CANCELLING ORDERS & DISTANT SALES RETURNS If you wish to cancel an order, please contact us on 01392 876281. We reserve the right to cancel any order. If your order is for non-perishable goods, you have the right to cancel your order at any time up to 7 working days after receipt. You must take reasonable care of the goods whilst in your possession and they must be returned to us, promptly at your cost. If the item is large, then we can arrange collection for you and will charge you for this at cost. Your statutory rights are not affected by any of these business terms.

SUBSTITUTIONS When a particular variety of plant becomes sold out or unavailable, a near alternative will be selected and forwarded unless we are specifically requested not to do so.