Fern Nurseries


Where to buy ferns? Listed below are details of Nurseries selling Ferns and possibly other Pteridophytes, firstly those run by members of the BPS and secondly other specialists that we know about who normally keep a good range of ferns, propagate their own stock or both.

BPS Members:

DICKSONIA DIRECT - Billy Alexander
Specialising in Southern Hemisphere tree ferns & ground ferns from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Chile to both the Wholesale and Retail trade Approximately 30 species.
Address: 28 Mount Eagle Rise, Leopardstown Heights, Dublin 18, Ireland
Telephone: ++353 8 7777 6666
Web site: www.dicksonia.ie
Email: billy@dicksonia.ie
Catalogue: See web site
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By prior appointment only

FANCY FRONDS - Judith I. Jones
Specialising in North American and British hardy ferns
P.O. Box 1090, Gold Bar, Washington 98251, U.S.A.
US orders only.
Email: Judith@fancyfronds.com

Over 200 ferns. Hardy native and foreign ferns, small tree ferns and selection of tender ferns
Address: Honeybourne Road, Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 8XP
Telephone: 01789 720788
Web site: www.fibrex.co.uk
Email: sales@fibrex.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or request hard copy
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Apr-Sept, 9am-4pm Oct-Mar
Sat-Sun 10.30am-4pm 18Feb-30 Jul
Pound House Nursery Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon PL20 7LJ
Tel: 01822 855050
Stock includes unusual Southern Hemisphere ferns
2003 128th Avenue S.E. Bellevue, WA 98005 U.S.A.
FOREST FERNS - Jonathan Selway
Approximately 40 species, mainly tree ferns
Address: The Old Orchard, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1RY
Telephone: 07748 125041 (usually away from the office so please leave a message)
Web site: www.forestferns.co.uk
Email: enquiries@forestferns.co.uk
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Mail order only
80-100 hardy native and foreign ferns and tree ferns
Address: Grimsby Road, Binbrook, Lincolnshire, LN8 6DH
Telephone: 01472 398092
Web site: www.fernnursery.co.uk
Email: Richard@timm984.fsnet.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or send 4 x 1st class stamps
Mail Order: Yes
Open: 9am-5pm Fri, Sat, Sun Apr-Oct
Over 100 fern taxa available for cultivation at -10 to +30 °C
955 chemin de puits, 06330 Roquefort Les Pins, France (the nursery is near Nice)
E-mail: olivier.ezavin@wanadoo.fr
Approximately 90 hardy ferns including many Asplenium, Polypodium and Polystichum setiferum varieties
Address: Oakington Road, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB4 8TW
Telephone: 01954 251555
Web site: www.monksilver.com
Email: plants@monksilver.com
Catalogue: Request by email or post
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Fri & Sat 10am-4pm Mar-Jun and Oct
Rickards Hardy Ferns is now the World of Ferns.
Approximately 500 temperate and tropical ferns including tree ferns many exclusive.
Address: Carreg Y Fedwen, Lon Rallt, Pentir, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4RP
Telephone: 01248 600385.
Web site: www.world-of-ferns.co.uk
Email: info@world-of-ferns.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or send 5 x 1st class stamps
Mail Order: Yes
Open: by appointment

Other Fern Nurseries in Britain and Ireland:

Aberconwy Nursery
30-40 ferns especially dwarf varieties and polypodies
Address: Graig, Glan Conwy, North Wales, LL28 5TL
Telephone: 01492 580875
Catalogue: Send 2 x 2nd class stamps or SAE
Mail Order: No
Open: Every day except Mon, 10am-5pm, mid Feb-mid Oct
Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery
Small selection of tree ferns
Address: 42 Largy Road, Carnlough, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT44 0EZ
Telephone: 028 2888 5289
Web site: www.mailorderplants4me.com
Email: balihainursery@btinternet.com
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By appointment only
Batsford Nursery and Garden Centre
70 native and foreign fern species and varieties
Address: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QB
Telephone: 01386 700409
Email: gardencentre@batsfordfoundation.co.uk
Catalogue: Colour brochure available at £2.99
Mail Order: No
Open: 10-5 every day, except Christmas week
The Beth Chatto Gardens Ltd
Approximately 30 ferns stocked amongst a wide selection of perennials, many suitable for difficult situations
Address: Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
Telephone: 01206 822007
Web site: www.bethchatto.co.uk
Email: info@bethchatto.fsnet.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or send cheque for £3 (£5 non UK)
Mail Order: Yes
Open: See web site
Binny Plants
Approximately 70 hardy native and foreign ferns among wide range of other plants
Address: West Lodge, Binny Estate, Ecclesmachen Road, Nr. Uphall,
West Lothian, Scotland, EH52 6NL
Telephone: 01506 858931
Web site: www.binnyplants.co.uk
Email: binnyplants@aol.com
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: 10am-5pm every day
Burncoose Nurseries
Approximately 24 hardy native and foreign ferns plus 6 species of tree fern
Address: Gwennap, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6BJ
Telephone: 01209 860316
Web site: www.burncoose.co.uk
Email: burncoose@eclipse.co.uk
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: 8.30am-5pm Mon-Sat. 11am-5pm Sun
Crawford Ferns
Over 100 ferns (some in small numbers only)
Address: Crawford, High Street, Spetisbury, DT11 9DP
Telephone: 01258 857240
Web site: www.crawfordferns.co.uk
Email: crawfordferns@sched.freeserve.co.uk
Catalogue: On line , or request hard copy
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Daily in spring/summer and by appointment in winter. Call first.
60-70 hardy native and hardy and semi-hardy foreign ferns plus tree ferns
Address: Honington, Suffolk, IP31 1QY
Telephone: 01359 269373
Web site: www.fernatix.co.uk
Email: mail@fernatix.co.uk
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By appointment
The Flower Bower
Approximately 50 hardy native and foreign ferns
Address: Woodlands, Shurton, Stogursey, Nr. Bridgewater, Somerset, TA5 1QE
Telephone: 01278 732134
Email: Flower.bower@virgin.net
Catalogue: Email or write
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By appointment
Hartside Nursery Garden
Approximately 20 hardy ferns mostly smaller species
Address: Nr. Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BL
Telephone: 01434 381372
Web site: www.hartsidenursery.co.uk
Email: Hartside@macunlimited.net
Catalogue: Send 4 x 1st class stamps
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Mid Mar-Oct 11.30am-4.30pm weekdays, 12.30-4pm weekends
Highfield Nurseries and Highfield Garden World
Small general selection of hardy ferns
Address: Nursery: School Lane, Whitminster, Gloucs. GL2 7PL
Garden World: Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucs. GL2 7PB
Telephone: 01452 740266
Web site: www.highfield-nurseries.co.uk
Email: info@highfield-nurseries.co.uk
Catalogue: Request by post or email
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Nursery: 9am-5pm weekdays
Garden World: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-4.30pm Sun
Ivycroft Plants
Approximately 50 hardy native and foreign ferns including wide range of polypody varieties
Address: Upper Ivington, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0JN
Telephone: 01568 720344
Web site: www.ivycroft.freeserve.co.uk
Email: rogerandsue@ivycroft.freeserve.co.uk
Catalogue: None
Mail Order: No
Open: Wed & Thur 9am-4pm Mar-Sept. By appointment at other times.
Long Acre Plants
80-100 hardy native and foreign ferns including wide range of Polystichum setiferum forms
Address: South Marsh, Charlton Musgrove, Nr. Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8EX
Telephone: 01963 32802
Web site: www.longacreplants.co.uk also www.plantsforshade.co.uk
Email: info@longacreplants.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or request hard copy
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Thur-Sat 10am-5pm Feb-Jun & Sept-Oct
Mary Green
Over 50 hardy native and foreign ferns
Address: The Walled Garden, Hornby, Lancashire, LA2 8LD
Telephone: 015242 21989
Email: Marygreenplants@aol.com
Catalogue: Send 4 x 1st class stamps
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By appointment
Approximately 100 ferns. Hardy native and foreign, tropical and sub-tropical ferns.
Address: PO Box 7941, Nottingham, NG9 4XE
Telephone: 0115 877 6965
Web site: www.plantessential.com
Email: ferns@plantessential.com
Catalogue: On line, or request hard copy
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Currently not a retail site
The Really Wild Nursery
Short list of native ferns
Address: 19 Hoopers Way, Torrington, Devon, EX38 7NS
Telephone: 01805 624739
Web site: www.thereallywildnursery.co.uk
Email: thereallywildnursery@yahoo.co.uk
Catalogue: On line, or request hard copy
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Mail order only
Shady Plants
A specialist nursery, growing over 120 types of ferns, based near the south coast of Ireland between Cork and Waterford.
Address: Mike Keep, Shady Plants Fern Nursery, Coolbooa, Clashmore, Co. Waterford, Rep. of Ireland
Telephone: ++ 353 24 96735
Web site: http://www.shadyplants.net
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: By appointment.
Trevena Cross Nurseries
30 or so native and foreign ferns with a bias towards New Zealand ferns
Address: Breage, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9PS
Telephone: 01736 763 880
Web site: www.trevenacross.co.uk
Email: info@trevenacross.co.uk
Catalogue: On line
Mail Order: Yes
Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-4.30pm


Someone Missing?

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