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About us

We are not just food lovers, we also have a passion for our natural environment too!


Neil Jones

Neil Jones

With a Higher National Diploma in landscape design, a Permaculture Design qualification and over 30 years experience in the horticulture trade, Neil has a special interest in plant propagation and production

Niamh Jones

Niamh Jones

Niamh is an expert propagator and she's extremely passionate about growing all sort of edible herbs and shrubs, she also has a Bristol Botanic Garden RHS level 2 Certificate in Horticulture

We just love good food and we don't think we are the only ones.

There is nothing better than being able to go to your kitchen windowsill or step outside your door and find an array of tastes to inspire you and to add flavour to any dish

But we are not just food lovers we have a passion for our natural environment and the more environmental destruction we see the more passionate we become about growing edible plants for a sustainable future to not only sustain ourselves, but the wildlife around us. 

Afterall we need our pollinators, the birds, the bees, the butterflies, the hoverflies...

Without the pollinators we have no pears, hazlenuts, poppyseeds, did I say Cider?

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Sustainability at every stage...

We use natural integrated pest management systems on the nursery and a peat free compost which is sourced and produced in the U.K and only a stones throw away.

We attend shows and markets in addition to our online sales.  Learn more about what we have been up to on our events page and via our blog.  Here we also share with you tips, tricks and recipes.

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New Varieties & Nursery Favourites

We know the highest yields are produced in small spaces, such as windowsills, window boxes, patio containers and small gardens. Basil, chives and coriander are my windowsill essentials and a few tiny leaves can jazz up the most basic of meals. We love growing new varieties on the nursery to add to our windowsill and garden favourites

View our full selection of herbs available to buy here. Or why not start your own herb garden in a small under-utilised space in your home or garden by purchasing one of our popular collections.

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Sustainably delivering to you...

Our commitment to sustainability continues seamlessly through our growing processes, to our choice of recyclable pots, labels and our cardboard packaging, We continue to minimise environmental impact whilst delivering quality products to your door.
Permaculture, basically sustainable living and sustainable produce is close to our hearts without forgetting the quality of our plants. Learn about how we package our orders sustainably here.

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I have purchased herbs from Kitchen Garden Plant centre and the quality of the plants are unparalleled. Such a fantastic selection to choose from and all grown on their family nursery from scratch. Packaging is great and the advice and guidance offered by this knowledgable team is simply the best. 10/10 would recommend and would only by my plants from this lovely team.

Bryony Jones - Google Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have just received my order and felt I wanted to compliment you on the quality of the plants and the way they were packaged; much better than your competitors.

Alex Reed - Google Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

These lovely folk had the unusual rosemary we had been searching for in lovely growth and good price. Feel more than confident to mail order from them in future too. Also, their Rau Ram (vietnamese coriander) has lovely subtle flavour that we'd never tried before . Thanks

Elizabeth Bowyer - Google Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brilliant selection of herbs, and truly exceptional customer service. Glowing recommendation for anyone looking to level up their cooking, have their kitchen smell fantastic, or get a unique gift for the green-thumbed chef in their life.

Angus M - Google Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Common Questions

Do you grow your own herbs?

Yes, all our herbs are grown by us and start out as a seed or cutting.  We then pot them up into 9cm deep round recyclable pots and grow on in our polytunnels.  Once well rooted, they will then be made available for sale online or at shows, markets and food festivals.

Do you do pre-orders?

We do not offer a pre-order service.  Our herbs will be available to buy online once they are grown on our nursery and ready for sale.    

Do you take orders over the phone?

Unfortunately, we don't take telephone orders. Please use our online order service.  This to ensure our stock levels can meet your requirements and we have all the required delivery details.

Can we visit your nursery?

Visits to the nursery are by appointment only to avoid disappointment.  We have a busy growing schedule and shows schedule, so there are times of the year we cannot facilitate a visit to the nursery.  You can however buy our herbs online throughout the year.

Do you use pesticides?

We have a strictly no pesticide or weedkiller use policy on our premises.  Pesticides create harm to beneficial insects, birds, mammals and people. We find encouraging predators resolves most issues and other pest controls measures are are employed to negate the need to use harmful chemicals/nerve agents. 

Can herbs really be delivered in the post?

They sure can be delivered in the post.  We have undergone rigorous testing to ensure our packaging withstands most conditions.  We hand roll our plants in corrugated card which we find offers protection to the plant roots and foliage alike and allows the plants to breathe in transit.  Typically plants arrive the day after being packed, or two days to parts of Scotland.  Our testing has established most plants can still look good after a week or two, even in hot weather.

How long before my order arrives?

We update our estimated delivery timescales on our front website home page.  Typically arriving between 2-5 working days after your order is placed.  Once your order has packed and shipped you will receive information from both us notifying you the order has been requested for collection and the courier to update you they have collected the parcel, generally next day delivery is achieved in most cases.

Do you use sustainable packaging?

Our plants are grown in recyclable pots.  Our plant pot labels are recyclable.  Our pot bags are biodegradable.  We use cardboard for the remainder of the packaging.

How long have you been growing in peat free compost?

We started trials in peat-free compost in 2012 and continued using peat-free compost following the conception of Kitchen Garden Plant Centre.

What do I do when my order arrives?

Unpackage your herbs and place in water, but not for more than an hour or so.  Follow instructions in the packaging and also the advice on the individual plant labels.

Can I cancel my order?

Once orders have been shipped, they cannot be redirected or refunded.

Where do you deliver?

We deliver to most parts of the U.K. via 24 hour courier.  For the Scottish Highlands, Islands, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands we use Royal Mail for deliveries.  Unfortunately at this time we cannot deliver to Northern Ireland.

How much do you charge for delivery?

We have a tiered charge for orders depending on the order value of the parcel.  Orders below £20 have a £8.99 charge.  Orders over £20 are charged at £5.99.  Orders over £60 are delivered free of charge.  

What events do you attend?

Please see our events page for details of upcoming events.

Where can you find us?

Due to our busy show schedule, we are able to accept visitors by appointment only so please give us a call or drop us an email to arrange a visit. Alternatively you can come and see us at one of the many talks, shows and markets we attend during the season. To learn where we'll be next view our 2023 schedule

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Our Address

Kitchen Garden Plant Centre
Ferndene, Strawberry Hill
GL18 1LH


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