Posted: 22/07/2017 at 15:54
When I did the initial planting in this garden I needed several trees, lots of shrubs and lots of hedging plants.
I contacted a local plant wholesaler who officially only deals with professional landscapers etc. I explained what I was doing and & they agreed to do business with me.They sent me a list of their current plant availability &, from that, I selected what I needed and sent them a list.
They selected the plants for me and delivered them free of charge (it was a big order). I paid promptly by bank transfer. Everybody happy.
I did go along to the site for a chat and a bit of a look round as well but there wasn't much to see - a room in a barn for an office and fields of plants. They would be happy to do business with me again but would really require another bulk order. A wholesaler often has a requirement of a minimum of (say) 10 of each type of plant.
If you are happy to conduct this purchase in a professional manner - as a business transaction - and not expect to go wandering around the site selecting plants yourself (Health & Safety - lots of heavy machinery, trailing hoses etc) & not expecting any Garden Centre style facilities / labelling etc etc - then you may well find a local wholesaler who will be happy to supply you.
I reckon the plants I bought were about a fifth to a quarter of the price you would expect to pay in a Garden Centre and about half the price for bulk buying online. Huge savings.
Last edited: 22 July 2017 15:57:02