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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.

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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:
"Dear Mike, Just a quick message to thank you for the ferns which arrived last week. They really are excellent plants (and great value). We were also impressed by the quality of the packaging- such care is fantastic.
Again many thanks." 10/10/18 AM -Fife

"Dear Mike,
Just a quick e mail to say Dryopteris affinis arrived safely this morning.
We are delighted with it. I can't wait to put it into my stumpery and look
forward to watching it grow & mature.
Thank you for your great service." 04/10/18 IK-Shropshire

"Many thanks for a speedy service and good quality plant which arrived today" 12/10/18 BH Shropshire

"Hi Mike, My ferns have just arrived. Excellent plants, very well packed and labelled.
Thanks very much" 02/10/17 CB- Bath

"Dear Mike, I ordered ferns from you last year and they look absolutely fantastic. l’m really happy with the way they turned out." 14/09/18 MS- Lucan

"Hi Mike - The ferns arrived in excellent condition and are thriving. I’ll place another order in the spring when I have bought some more ‘seconds’ from a local pottery in Northumberland to plant them in " 08/08/18 GH - Northumberland

"Plants just arrived very happy with condition and quality . 23/07/18 PF- Lancashire

" Have previously purchased 18 ferns for living wall from you, which arrived in great condition, thank you. Would like to buy another set of 18, " 10/05/18 MM- Devon

"Thank you for my last order which arrived in
lovely condition, and only had to spend two weeks in the cold frame before planting out was possible. Thought I’d mention that my various polystichums have all survived 6 months of flooding, snowing, sleeting, hailing and gale force winds. One has been sitting in a puddle all
winter and it still has its wintergreen and firm new crosiers ready to unfurl....... I’m just about to place another order and would appreciate suggestions, Many thanks," 06/04/18 CB- Surrey

"Just to say that I was so delighted with my plants that I have immediately ordered more!! Thank You" 11/01/18 MM- Devon

"Hi mike thanks for sending the order RC21023726, the plants all arrived in great condition and look fantastic" 7/10/17 JR- South Yorkshire

"Hi Mike
My ferns have just arrived. Excellent plants, very well packed and labelled" 02/10/17 CB- Bath

"Hello Mike, Thank you very much for the excellent treatment of my order. The plants arrived here on Tuesday the 19th in good condition! I have already planted most of them …." 26/09/17 WT- Holland

Hi, Just to let you know that the ferns have arrived safely and they look great - many thanks. I'm going to plant them in a sort of rock wall that I've built so I'll send you some photos when I'm done.
Many thanks again" 10/08/17 SS- Gloucestershire

"Thank you so much Mike, they were packaged really great and in stark contrast to thompson and morgan who forced us to return plants that were badly packed and damaged as a result." 05/07/17 NK-

"My husband is delighted with his ferns for his birthday, thank you! They are beautiful. We will no doubt be in touch again in the future." 16/06/17 RB- Cambridge

"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

"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

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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