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About Us 2016-12-23T22:32:06+00:00

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 and used to heavy winter rainfall and sub-zero temperatures.  Our plants are raised using environmentally friendly methods, peat-free compost and no chemical sprays or artificial fertilisers.  The nursery is completely 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 perralchicumOur main business is year round mail order although the nursery is open by prior appointment and for garden visits.  You can also buy from us at Plant Fairs or Talks we attend or give.

Our corporate clients range from Botanical Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society, the National Trust, Local Authorities, landscape and garden designers to countless keen amateur gardeners.  We have also successfully exported plants to every EU country as well as supplying plants for the Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court, Tatton, RHS Cardiff and Southport Flower Show.  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’ and recently won an Environmental Excellence Award from Horticulture Wales.

We send occasional email 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. (PENLA001)
Approved and Registered supplier to the National Trust. PROACTIS registered.
Approved and Registered supplier to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
Member of the Federation of Small Businesses
Member of Ceredigion & District Growers Association
Member of the Hardy Plant Society
WWF ‘Green Guide for Wales’ Top 100 company 2007-2016
Green Dragon Environmental Award 2007-2016.
Horticulture Wales Environmental Excellence Award 2014