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A family run RHS award winning specialist fern nursery, we have a large selection of hardy ferns for sale, probably the widest selection of garden ferns to buy online in Europe. We are a trusted supplier to many organisations including the RHS, The National Trust and many more. We also have a good range of ferns suitable for the house, conservatory or Terrarium available from Spring to autumn.
Biosecurity/chemical statement.
We do not (and never have or will) sell plants taken from the wild. This is why we do not sell large tree ferns. Plants taken from the wild do carry a risk of bringing in exotic plant diseases, as well as depleting the native environment. ALL our ferns are from propagated stock, whether spore-grown/vegetatively or tissue cultured. Where we have to import young plants from outside the EU (such as tissue cultured varieties) then all phytosanitary certificates and checks are undertaken by the relevant customs authorities. Any imports from the EU have at least a three week quarantine period here. It should be noted that ferns do not get infected by Zylella, nor are they usual vectors for the insect carriers.
We do not use chemical pesticides, we use organic methods for pests and weed control and have been delighted by the results. It is also a great excuse (as well as it now being tax deductible!) to grow lots of pots of flowering plants to attract the hoverflies etc.

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We send our ferns, carefully packed, throughout Great Britain,Ireland and Europe.

Shady Plants, your Mail order fern specialists.

We can no longer accept visitors though you can arrange to pick up orders from us. We are of course at many plant fairs so we can see you then!


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Recent customer comments:[/b]

"Hello Mike, Ferns arrived just a few moments ago very well packed and watered. Thanks very much." 29/04/17 EB - Derbyshire

"The ferns arrived yesterday and looking beautiful and healthy. Thank you very much!" 18/03/07 AE- Estonia

"Arrived this morning, excellent as always. Thanks so much," 08/03/17 WH - Mayo

"Hello there - just to let you know that the ferns arrived safe & sound today and have all been unpacked and put in a sheltered shady spot until they can go into their final places in the garden. Am really looking forward to seeing how they will be when they are fully grown. Many thanks for your help and assistance," 05/02/17 MM- Dorset

"Hi Mike, I’m pleased to report that the ferns arrived yesterday and look very happy." 01/02/17 RB Yorks.

"Mike, at shady ferns has been extremely helpful in helping me choose ferns, making substitutions if I want a specific fern etc. I wholeheartedly recommend this business."
07/11/16 IC- France

"Just to thank you for the ferns which arrived yesterday. Very pleased with the condition and hope to order more at a later date. Thank you." MH 28/4/16- Carmarthenshire

"Hi Mike, I've just received the ferns. They are just perfect !!" 24/4/16 PP- France

"Dear Mike, My ferns arrived yesterday, in perfect condition, beautifully wrapped and packaged. Looking forward to seeing them established in our garden,
Best wishes," 21/4/16 CB Tyrone

"Hi Mike, Thank you the package which has now arrived in good order and were very well packed. The plants look in very good condition and thank you for a good selection which is just want we wanted. Thanks again". RW 24/3/16 Sussex

"Hi Mike, My latest order of ferns has arrived in perfect condition. All have been lovingly potted on." KM 14/3/16 Tipperary

"Dear Mike, They arrived today well-protected as ever. Thanks. Lovely specimens!" AS-12/3/16 London

"Hello, I am very happy with my recent purchase of a few ferns from your site..... I will definitely buy again from here in the future" SH 11/3/16 - Norway

" Hi, just a note to say I received my order of 3 Matteuccia's today and would like to say thank's! I was well impressed with the packaging and the condition of the plants. If it was e-bay it would definitely be 5 stars. Now all I have to do is get them to grow. Not a
problem! I'll send you a photo when they do, thanks again." SO 10/3/16 Kent

"Hello Mike, I've now received the ferns, and I'd just like to say how delighted I am with them. They are superb quality, and I won't hesitate to order from you again." AC-2/2/16 Norfolk

"Dear Mike
they arrived thoroughly damp and in good condition - thanks. The Terrarium is now set up and I have lots of planting to do in the garden!" AH-

"Hi Mike, The ferns arrived safely and they are superb quality as usual." AS- Yorks 13/10/15

"Hi Mike. Just wanted to let you know that the plants arrived yesterday and are lovely - many thanks again for all your help," AB- Dorset 22/9/15

"They arrived, after two weeks, and you packaged them so well I believe they will both recover from the shock of the long transit.
Clearly they were not dried out, but moist and semi-dormant......They arrived on the Feast Day of the Dormition of Theotokos. Thank you for your careful work." Br.I 28/8/15 Greece

"Mike,
The plants arrived in good condition yesterday and I hope to plant them later today. I was particularly impressed about how you had organised heavy rain so that they feel immediately at home! I am sure they will thrive. Many thanks for your help and prompt service." BS 25/8/15 Sussex



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