Who are we?
Botanica has been established in Suffolk for over 30 years and we are a genuine nursery growing a range of English Grown English provenance plants. We actually grow the plants we sell and are proud to do so. We are not traders buying in bulk to sell on, this means you can be confident of your plant’s origins. We are not a ‘plant factory’. Botanica has a vast range, not easily surpassed, so most of our plants are grown in small batches. View Larger Map
As growers Botanica has produced a superb and ever expanding collection of Trees, Shrubs, Climbers, Herbaceous Perennials, Grasses Ferns, Bamboos and Conifers, including many rare and not commonly available for sale plants. This enviable selection is drawn from our own Botanic collection and a lifetime collecting from other Botanic and Nursery sources.
English Grown – English Provenance Plants
We do not import plants and we support the ban on the import of plants to prevent diseases entering this country, but we go a step further. As a nursery that actually grows only genuine English grown English Provenance stock we believe the way forward is for English nurseries to grow hedging, trees & fruit here in England. Our message to our customers that if they want to be reassured that the plants they are buying are genuinely English, buy from Botanica.
We are registered and inspected by the Forestry Commission to produce plants from known British stock or from master trees that have been verified by them.
We are also regularly inspected by the Plant Health Inspectorate, (part of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs DEFRA) who provide assurance that we are clear of disease. Our Plant Passport Number is UK107236.
Our plants are grown either naturally in the soil or if container grown, we use 100% peat free compost. We recognise that our customers are seeking environmentally friendly solutions and so over 12 years ago we committed to go peat free. We have pioneered peat free and have now developed our unique blend which can successfully and healthily grow a wide range of plants.
As growers we believe in running our nursery as close to nature as possible. For example we have a policy of using natural predators when necessary and we also keep bees within the fruit areas to help pollination and maintain bio diversity.
Visit or Buy On-line
You are welcome to visit us and view a genuine working nursery and benefit from our knowledge and experience. Or if you prefer and you need to buy on-line or via the telephone, we offer to take photos of the plants you are interested in and email them to you before you confirm your purchase. You can then be confident of receiving the same plant before you buy.