Specialist plant nursery
Stotts Nursery is a plant nursery based in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, specialising in growing hardy plants.
We are open for you to come and wander around the nursery as usual, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Social distancing, hand sanitising and enhanced cleaning procedures are still in place.
Delivery or Contactless Collection Available
We are also taking orders for local delivery or collection from the nursery. The minimum order value for delivery is £25.00. Delivery within 7 miles of the nursery will be free of charge. Delivery can be made up to 10 miles from the nursery, for a £5 charge.
Unfortunately we are not able to deliver outside this are, and cannot send plants by courier due to new plant passport rules.
How to order:
1. View the Plant Catalogue below and choose which plants you’d like.
2. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07542 718307 to enquire about availability and pricing. We will then arrange to take payment by card on collection or by bank transfer.
We are thrilled that so many people are gardening during this difficult time and we are pleased to be able to supply plants. It may take 2-3 days to reply to your email enquiries, but thank you in advance for bearing with us.
To see our Plant Catalogue click the button below.
BackWoods Workshops and Experiences
We are excited to announce that we have launched BackWoods Experiences, and now offer workshops and outdoor experiences! We offer a wide range of workshops and experiences; from plant propagation, to campfire cooking and willow weaving! Visit the BackWoods website to find out more.
We now have a range of potted ornamental trees in stock, from Birch, to Flowering Cherries and more unusual trees like Cercidiphyllum japonicum, whose leaves smell like burnt sugar in autumn!
Your local plant nursery
Stotts Nursery is an independent plant nursery located on the edge of the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; just off Junction 5 of the M40.
We serve a wide local area, including: High Wycombe, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Watlington, Thame, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury. Chinnor, Stokenchurch, Lane End, Studley Green, Oxford, Wallingford and the surrounding villages.
Nursery owner Billy Stott has over 9 years of experience in retail horticulture and a BSc degree in Commercial Horticulture. At the nursery we grow and sell a wide range of hardy plants including shrubs, herbaceous perennials, spring bulbs, hardy annuals, trees, hedging plants and snowdrops. As well as stocking lots of favourite common garden plants, we love to grow interesting, unusual and beautiful plants, many of which you won’t find in the average garden centre. Click here to view our plants pages. There are large display beds for you to get inspiration from and also to act as stock beds from which we get propagation material for making new plants.
We run workshops and experiences at the nursery, under our brand BackWoods Experiences. Have a look at the BackWoods website to find out what sort of wonderful things you can have a go at!
We endeavour to support local craftspeople and we stock various locally made products, including handmade greetings cards and honey from the on-site bee hives.
Handwoven willow wreaths and moss framed wreaths are available from the nursery at Christmas time, using mostly our own willow and a range of natural materials grown at the nursery. Visit our Christmas page to find out more.
About the nursery
The site has been a nursery for many decades and was taken on by current owner Billy Stott, a graduate in Commercial Horticulture, in 2015, opening to the public in September 2017. We now have a small family-based team of staff.
We grow and sell a range of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, hardy annuals, climbers, trees, hedging plants and speciality snowdrops. Many of the plants we sell are propagated at the nursery, using material taken from our display beds. Some plants are bought in, often in small pots for growing on. We strive to only by from UK nurseries, to protect our national biosecurity and try to buy from nurseries using peat-free or reduced-peat composts.
We believe in being as sustainable as possible. Peat-free growing media is used throughout the production process on the nursery, from propagation to growing plants on for sale. We want to help to reduce the negative impacts of harvesting peat from peat bogs, so we use a peat-free growing media that is bark-based.
When you visit the nursery you will find that we use newspaper and jute twine to wrap our plants after purchase and use paper bags instead of plastic. We also don’t use plastic labels for many of our plants; instead we write plant names on the pots and have description cards, with pictures and written information, near each different plant for you to take a photo of if you like! All of the plant pots we purchase are the new ‘taupe’ pots, which are made of recycled plastic and can be recycled more easily in household recycling collections (check with your local council).
Over the past few years we have been managing the woodland in which the nursery sits. Dead trees have been felled and many native deciduous and broadleaf trees have been planted, improving the woodland habitat.
We also like to leave areas of grass to grow long, reducing the carbon emissions from mowing and giving all sorts of creatures a place to live!