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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 the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Member of Ceredigion Growers Association
Member of the Hardy Plant Society
WWF 'Green Guide for Wales' Top 100 company 2007-2015
Horticulture Wales Environmental Excellence Award 2014
Green Dragon Environmental Award 2007-2015.

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

The original nursery at Penlan (2004)

NURSERY OPENING 2015 (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 2015 and are always happy to deliver pre-ordered plants. This list is updated regularly.

Saturday 11 April 10.00am-2.00pm CGA Aberystwyth Plant Fair, North Parade

Sunday 19 April 10.00am-3.00pm HPS West Wales Plant & Gardenalia Fair, Rhosygilwen Mansion, Rhos Hill, Cardigan SA43 2TW (FREE ENTRY to fairs and gardens)

Monday 4 May 11.00am-4.00pm CGA Cae Hir Gardens Plant Fair (FREE ENTRY to fair and gardens)

Sunday 10 May 10.00am-4.00pm Scolton Manor Plant Sale, nr Haverfordwest. FREE entry

Sun 24 & Mon 25 May 2015 10.00am-5.00pm both days. CGA Ceredigion Garden Festival, Alban Fields, Aberaeron FREE ENTRY

Sunday 31 May 12.00pm-5.00pm St Dogmaels Plant Festival, St Dogmaels Abbey SA43 3DX

Sunday 21 June 2.00pm-6.00pm CGA with NGS at Llanllyr Gardens, Talsarn. FREE PLANT FAIR ENTRY normal NGS charges for gardens.

Sunday 21 June 11.00am-4.00pm CGA at Nanteos Summer Fair, Rhydfelin, Aberystwyth SY23 4LU 

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 March 2015

Mail order all year
Pond Plants
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 2015 Catalogue

Customer Comments!

Order received with big thanks, packaging very impressive and plants in very good condition. Will definitely be ordering from you again! SP, St Albans 2005