Recommended Suppliers

The following are recommended as ethical and sustainable UK based suppliers of interesting and unusual plants:

Crûg Farm Plants


Hampshire Carnivorous Plants


Organic Plants


Rareplants Nursery


RHS Garden Wisley


RHS Plants


Thompson and Morgan


Tropical Britain Nursery


Also consider joining the following societies:

Alpine Plant Society

Specialising in small woodland plants, hardy plants, climbers, bulbs and shrubs, with a seed list of over 5,000 species.


Carnivorous Plant Society

Specialising in carnivorous plants of all kinds, with an excellent seed list.


European Palm Society

Palm specialists, offering an exhaustive list of palm suppliers worldwide.


Garden Organic

Specialising in fruits and vegetables, including a heirloom seed list of classic kitchen plants.


Hardy Plant Society

Offering a seed list of over 2,000 tempting varieties of rare, unusual and familiar seeds.


International Aroid Society (for arums and more)

Offering a newsletter, cultivation and pollination guides, as well as a trading post.


International Asclepiad Society (for starfish flowers)

Offering cultivation instructions, sources of plants and an academic newsletter.


Royal Horticultural Society

Perhaps the world’s most recognised and respected gardening society with extensive libraries of advice, pictorial guides, and regular shows.