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Penlan Perennials opened in 1998 on an 14 acre smallholding in the Ceri Valley, near Newcastle Emlyn in West Wales.  In 2010 the nursery relocated to a new site, just a few miles from its original location, in North Pembrokeshire. Plants are 'hard grown' outside in open stock beds, or in a netted shade tunnel so are ultra hardy, used to heavy winter rainfall and sub-zero temperatures. Our plants are raised in an environmentally friendly way, using peat-free compost with no chemical sprays or artificial fertilisers, and the nursery is now fully organic. Recycled materials are used for packaging and these can be recycled again by you. The photo below is a typical (1.5 litre) mail order plant sent out by us with a 30cm (1ft) ruler for comparison.

Epimedium x perralchicum March 2005

Our main business is year round mail order although the nursery is open by prior appointment. In 2004 we developed one of the first online websites and in addition to supplying Botanical Gardens in several countries, the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Trust, Local Authorities, landscape and garden designers and countless keen individuals, we have also successfully exported plants to over 35 countries. We have also supplied plants for the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court, Tatton, RHS Cardiff and Southport Flower Show to name but a few. It has become increasingly clear that gardening with and for nature is very important to many gardeners and we are particularly pleased with the positive and complimentary responses to our website and the quality of our plants. We are delighted to have been listed as a top 100 company in the WWF 'Green Guide to Wales' for our eco-friendly 'footprint'. Every plant displayed on this site is ready for immediate dispatch. If you have downloaded our catalogue or come through the RHS Plant Finder but cannot find a particular plant on the site then sorry but it's either sold out or it's not quite ready yet! Our site only shows plants available on any given day - that way there are no disappointments or promises we can't keep! We email a monthly newsletters with nursery news, special offers and discounts which do not otherwise appear on the website. You can subscribe to this at any time and just as easily unsubscribe if you wish! See our privacy policy if you are concerned about how we use any information you give us.

Finally ~ We always try to maintain the quality of plants and standard of service we feel you have a right to expect. The person you speak to on the phone or who answers your email is the same person that grows your plants, nurtures them, does the paperwork and dispatches your order!

RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Plant Finder Code: WPnP
Approved and Registered supplier to the Royal Horticultural Society.
Approved and Registered supplier to the National Trust.
Approved and Registered supplier to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
Member of Ceredigion Growers Association
Member of the Hardy Plant Society
WWF 'Green Guide for Wales' Top 100 company 2007-2014
Green Dragon Environmental Award 2007-2014.

 Penlan Perennials 2001 - We have expanded a bit since this was taken!

The original nursery at Penlan (2004)

NURSERY OPENING 2014 (Mail order is available all year)
The nursery is open by appointment (01239 842260 or 07857 675312) and for the collection of orders. The garden at Wern Rhos and the Nursery are also open for visits by garden clubs and societies by prior arrangement

WHERE TO FIND US: Penlan Perennials Nursery

We will be attending the following local Plant fairs during 2014 and are always happy to deliver pre-ordered plants. This list is updated regularly.

Saturday 12 April 2014 10.00am-3.00pm CGA Aberystwyth Plant Fair, North Parade

Sunday 27 April 2014 10.00am-4.00pm HPS West Wales Plant & Gardenalia Fair, Rhosygilwen Mansion, Rhos Hill, Cardigan SA43 2TW (FREE ENTRY to fairs and gardens)

Saturday 3 May 2014 10.00am-5.00pm The Big Plant Sale, Narberth

Monday 5 May 2014 11.00am-4.00pm CGA Cae Hir Gardens Plant Fair (FREE ENTRY to fair and gardens)

Sun 25 & Mon 26 May 10.00am-5.00pm both days. CGA Ceredigion Garden Festival, Alban Fields, Aberaeron FREE ENTRY

Sunday 1 June 12.00-5.00 St Dogmaels Plant Festival, St Dogmaels Abbey SA43 3DX

Sunday 22 June 2.00pm-6.00pm CGA with NGS at Llanllyr Gardens, Talsarn. FREE PLANT FAIR ENTRY normal NGS charges for gardens

Sunday 29 June 10.00am-6.00pm Gardeners Question Time Summer Party at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne.

We offer a wide range of talks to Garden Clubs and Societies throughout the year. Please contact us for a list if you are interested in a talk.

Swallow Cottage is our very popular, 4 star self-catering holiday cottage five miles from the West Wales coast. It sleeps 2-6 persons and is available all year. Please contact us for a brochure or view the Swallow Cottage website which can be accessed by clicking the link on the left.

Richard Cain
Penlan Perennials
Wern Rhos
SA37 0EN
Wales, UK

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1239 842260 (office answerphone) or mobile: 07857 675312
Email: (please use the contact page)

Penlan Perennials: revised January 2014

Mail order all year
Waterlilies and Pond Plants
Waterlilies and Pond Plants
Bog and Waterside Plants
Bog and Waterside Plants
Gift Vouchers & E-Vouchers
Gift Vouchers & E-Vouchers
Hardy Geraniums
Hardy Geraniums
Perennial Garden Plants
Perennial Garden Plants
Plant Collections
Plant Collections
Shade and Woodland Plants
Shade and Woodland Plants
Download plant catalogue
Download our 2014 Catalogue

Customer Comments!

Just a quick note to say how impressed I was with the excellent service you provided on my order. The plants arrived as requested and are all a picture of health, settling into their new home. I think your website is excellent - easy to navigate around and provides all the information you need at hand. It is also refreshing that you only have available plants shown to avoid the frustration of going through the order process only to then be told they are out of stock. Keep up the good work. SD, May 2006