About Us
We've been growing plants here in Devon for more than 30 years but don't be fooled into thinking that the climate will make our plants soft and tender; we are nearly 1000 feet above sea level on the edge of Dartmoor and in a 'normal' season would expect to get 45 inches of rain a year. Temperatures in the winter can fall to below -8 Centrigrade so we think it quite likely that most of our plants will go on to more favourable climes!

Although our range includes many plants which are traditionally referred to as 'rockery' or 'alpine'. most of the plants offered here, such as Helianthemums, Aubrieta, Dianthus and Sedum do very well growing in flower borders and are actually better suited for growing in today's smaller gardens than some more traditional larger growing shrubs.

All plants we supply have been grown by us.We are constantly trialing varieties, old and new, to see which ones offer the best value in terms of plant health, habit and ease of cultivation. The best ones will make it onto our list whilst the less good ones won't.
We grow our plants in 3 pot sizes: most come in a 7cm square pot. This is the most economic size for sending through the post whilst providing a well-established, ready to plant-out specimen which will grow away well in your garden. These are not to be confused with the very small plug plants available from some websites.
For a more instant effect or for those plants which require more rootspace, we supply some varieties in a larger 13cm round pot.
Other plants such as Cyclamen and Gentians are grown in a 9cm square pot.
Plants are dispatched on the next Tuesday or Wednesday after the order is placed and are sent by DPDs next day delivery (2 days in more remote areas). Whilst not the cheapest carrier, I have found DPD to be the most friendly and reliable, providing the quality of service I believe my plants deserve. Their parcel tracking information is second to none with the opportunity to give details of a safe place to leave the box if you are not at home or redeliver it to an alternative address or on another day.
Trying to avoid single-use plastics and packaging materials is an important part of life nowadays. Our plants are packed in recycled plastic blisterpacks which hold them securely during transit. Being made of PET 1, the same as plastic drinks bottles, they can be recycled again via kerbside recycling schemes along with other household waste.
Last year I switched from using plastic bubble wrap to recycled brown paper as a void fill and this year will trial the use of newspaper instead.

If you want to contact us, the best way is by email (click here for the link) or by post to Plants for Small Gardens, Goosegate, Bridford, Exeter EX6 7LW

UK Plant passport number: UK/EW 105239