I enjoy searching through online garden nurseries, particularly those with mail-order services. If you're as obsessed as I am with gardening, you'll be happy to read the catalogues for hours, even if bio-security restrictions mean there's no possibility of purchasing anything!
Be aware that different countries and states have differing bio-security rules before setting your heart on a wish-list. And check out the very special nurseries that I've been lucky enough to visit in person.
- This beautiful nursery and open garden is a must-visit for anyone travelling in Scotland. I've been there!
- Bressingham Gardens
- A delightful garden in the UK with island beds, a nursery - and a beautiful garden-stay bed and breakfast.
New Zealand & Australian Nurseries
- Wildflower World
- I enjoy receiving Wildflower World's colourful catalogues (both on-line and in the post), and checking out the seasonal specials in their newsletters. You'll find seed packages for every type of ground area, and plenty of inspiring photographs.
North American Nurseries
- Guildwood Cannas
- Guildwood Cannas & Tropical Plants has lots of info about growing tropical plants and an online nursery based in Canada.
- Nature Hills Nursery
- An online nursery that offers trees, shrubs, perennials, fruit trees, rose bushes, and much more to customers across the United States.
- Sunshine Farm and Gardens
- I love this site, even though I can't technically buy anything! Barry's gardens are on a mountain top in West Virginia, and he has 'rare and exceptional plants for the discriminating gardener and collector'. That should make all gardeners who visit him feel valued! And a serious plant breeder who lets his dog relax in the Hellebores gets my vote. Thanks, Barry.
UK and Europe Garden Nurseries
- Floral Fireworks Flower Bulbs
- Floral Fireworks offers garden bulbs, spring flower bulbs,summer and autumn flower bulbs - all available to buy online. Their bulb catalogues are really inspiring.
- Cants Roses
- Cants are "the oldest established rose growers in Britain", growing award-winning roses since 1765. Based in Colchester in the UK, they export all over the world.
- Pine Cottage Plants
- Agapanthus specialists.
- Avon Bulbs Flower Bulbs
- Avon Bulbs - Chelsea Flower Show 2004 Gold winners - have an online flower bulb ordering facility for exports to the UK and Europe. Spring bulbs, rare flower bulb species and many more.
- Van Meuwen Nursery
- U.K. online garden catalogue specialist, with wide selection of plants, flowers, bulbs, trees and shrubs, plus planting and growing information.