We are currently opening the website on Sundays only, to avoid a backlog of orders building up which makes it difficult to give accurate delivery times. We will aim to process each Sunday’s orders within 8 days. The website will next be open from 9am on Sunday 20 September 2020.
The summer months are the perfect time to be planting alpines - whether in containers, raised beds or on a rockery - as the soil is warm and plants root out quickly. Summer is also when we have the most choice available so take a look at our little alpine gem shop right now...
IMPORTANT: You can either select your own plants or order one of our lovely Collections. If you specify your own varieties, we will only process orders which specify that we can send substitutes in the event of a choice not being available.
We usually send your order within a week of receipt, and you'll get some of the best alpine mail order plants available, all beautifully packaged. Current delivery times with Parcelforce are 24-48 hours in transit, so very quick!
On sending your order you will receive an automated Order Confirmation by email (if not, then one of the boxes on the form hadn't been completed fully so you will need to complete the form again). Once you have an Order Confirmation your order is definitely with us. Shortly you will receive another email from us about our Covid 19 Trading Terms, to which we need a reply please, confirming that you accept the conditions.
You will then hear from us in due course, either by phone or text, regarding payment, which can be taken by bank transfer ideally (or card/cheque if necessary).
All the best, keep safe
Alli and Michael
We have specialised only in alpines for over 30 years, and offer one of the widest ranges of unusual alpine plants in the UK - things that you definitely won't find at garden centres!
All our plants are propagated at our nursery from seed, cutting or division. Once rooted, everything is grown outside in (very!) fresh Pennine air and is fully hardy (apart from a few more tender plants that prefer some protection from the wet.) We also make our own loam compost (none of that multi-purpose rubbish for our little alpines). Most of our plants are supplied in 7cm or 6cm pots as they are grown to be lean and tough (not like the massively overfed 4" potfuls from garden centres).
If you know what you'd like, simply select using the alphabetical toolbar above, or browse by the categories shown to the left. You can also search for newly added items by entering 'NEW' into the Search box at the top of the page.
Please note that where marked, AGM dentoes Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
[P] denotes poisonous if eaten, [SI] denotes possible skin irritant.
Like us to choose a selection of plants for you? Simply click here for our Collections.
Need some advice before you buy? Click Advice for information about the best soil to use, when to water, etc.
Want to order offline? Click here for a downloadable Order Form.
Prefer to buy conventionally by post? See our "How to Order" info in the shopping section below.