Carriage Charges

Carriage Charges for Roses, Trees, Shrubs, Hedging, Conifers, Fruit & Herbaceous within UK

For most UK addresses the following carriage charges apply:

- £10.00 standard delivery charge for each order up to £70.00 in value

- £20.00 standard delivery charge for each order over £70.00 in value

- £25.00 minimum delivery charge for ANY order which includes trained fruit (fans, espaliers, stepovers and cordons), half standard and standard fruit and ornamental trees, and any ornamental trees over 150cm.

Prepaid orders over £750.00 - FREE to most postcodes

Surcharges apply for Scottish Highlands and Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland, and other remote areas – please contact us for a quote.

Delivery charges – an explanation.

We know that in this age where free delivery for internet shopping is almost expected, these charges may raise a few eyebrows. Without getting into too much detail on pricing models, a company such as ours either has to ‘hide’ delivery charges in the price of each individual product. Or we can try and be as transparent as possible about the actual costs involved in sending your trees to you, and charge you exactly what we ourselves are charged by the couriers that we use. As a sizeable proportion of our customers come and collect their orders from us at the nursery, we didn’t feel it was fair to increase every individual tree price to cover the delivery costs of our mail order customers.

Our tree parcels are a work of art. Each parcel containing an espalier, for example, is handmade and can take up to 40 minutes to make. The branches are carefully tied in, the tree is covered with straw to offer protection, and then an outer is made from sheet cardboard. The whole parcel is then wrapped in black polythene. It is time-consuming, but we have been doing it pretty much this way for the past 60 years and in our opinion there is still no better way to ensure that your trees get to you in the best possible condition.

Some of our tree parcels can be up to 3 metres long, and weigh 25kgs. More and more couriers these days are only interested in delivering small cardboard boxes – ‘Amazon-style’ parcels containing a couple of books and a DVD, as these fit on their conveyor-belt systems. Our parcels are large, heavy and unwieldy, so we have engaged a specialist courier who deals exclusively in delivering this type of parcel. This ensures no delays in getting your parcel to you.

We do not make a profit from delivery charges. When the labour and materials involved have been added to the cost of the courier, even with the new charges we will hardly be covering our costs. And don’t forget, you always have the option of coming to collect your order from the nursery free of charge – we’d be delighted to see you!

If you are ordering root-balled conifers, please contact us for a quote - the weight of the rootball makes some of the larger specimens more difficult to transport.

Carriage Charges for Late Summer Bulbs within UK

A charge of £7.50 will be added to your order to cover the cost of packing and carriage unless your postcode begins with one of the following prefixes AB, IV, KW, PA, PH, ZE, IM, BT or if you are in the Channel Islands. If your address is one of these exceptions we will email you with a carriage quotation for your approval before deducting anything from your card.

NB It is not possible to combine the items in this section with those from any other despatch season to save carriage.

Carriage Charges for Autumn Bulbs within UK

A charge of £7.50 will be added to your order to cover the cost of packing and carriage unless your postcode begins with one of the following prefixes AB, IV, KW, PA, PH, ZE, IM, BT or if you are in the Channel Islands. If your address is one of these exceptions we will email you with a carriage quotation for your approval before deducting anything from your card.

NB It is not possible to combine the items in this section with those from any other despatch season to save carriage.

Carriage Charges for Lilies & Woodland Bulbs within UK

A charge of £7.50 will be added to your order to cover the cost of packing and carriage unless your postcode begins with one of the following prefixes AB, IV, KW, PA, PH, ZE, IM, BT or if you are in the Channel Islands. If your address is one of these exceptions we will email you with a carriage quotation for your approval before deducting anything from your card.

NB It is not possible to combine the items in this section with those from any other despatch season to save carriage.

Carriage Charges for Summer Flowering Bulbs within UK

A charge of £7.50 will be added to your order to cover the cost of packing and carriage unless your postcode begins with one of the following prefixes AB, IV, KW, PA, PH, ZE, IM, BT or if you are in the Channel Islands. If your address is one of these exceptions we will email you with a carriage quotation for your approval before deducting anything from your card.

NB It is not possible to combine the items in this section with those from any other despatch season to save carriage.

Carriage Charges within EU

We are able to dispatch to all EU member states. It is not possible to publish fixed carriage charges to all EU members. Please select the items you wish to order then we will email you with a carriage quotation for your approval before deducting anything from your card.

We regret we are not currently able to accept orders from outside the EU.

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