Specialist plant nursery

Stotts Nursery is a plant nursery based in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, specialising in growing and selling a wide range of hardy plants.

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Winter Opening Hours

Now that the clocks have gone back, we are onto our winter hours, open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. See the Contact & Visit page for more information. 

 

BackWoods Workshops and Experiences

We are in the process of planning our programme of workshops for Spring and Summer 2024. If you would like to get the programme before it is released publicly, sign up to the BackWoods email newsletter here (scroll to the bottom of that page).  We will have old favourites like Spring and Lavender Wreath Making, Plant Propagation and Campfire Cooking and also our new Willow Dragonfly Making workshop! We offer a wide range of workshops and experiences; from plant propagation and wreath making, to campfire cooking and willow weaving! Visit the BackWoods website to find out more.

Gift Vouchers

We sell gift vouchers which can be used to purchase any of our plants at the nursery, in any amount in multiples of £5. Click here to go to the Seasonal page or email us to order.

Delivery

We are able to deliver orders locally, with the the minimum order value being £35.00. Delivery within 7 miles of the nursery will be free of charge. Delivery can be made up to 10 miles from the nursery, for an £8 charge.

Unfortunately we are not able to deliver outside this area, and cannot send plants by courier or post due to new plant passport rules.

You can also place and order and collect it from the nursery if you’d prefer.

Email billystott@stottsnursery.co.uk or phone 07542 718307 to place an order. 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.

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 10 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 propagate many of the plants ourselves, but do also buy in plants from trusted UK nurseries.

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 wonderful small family-based team of staff and volunteers.

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 range of peat-free growing media.

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 now 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). We also accept our own plant pots back for reuse at the nursery. Just pop them in the crate buy the shop.

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.

Our display borders are not cut back in autumn; instead the dead plant material is left, allowing birds to forage seeds and giving a home for insects to over winter. 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!

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