AND HARDY PERENNIALS.   TEL 01342 870150 / 07496 149067

Latest availability list (week-23, 1st June)  is now ready to download, see above or email me for one.

Please note new June opening times below.

Orchards Shopping Centre

Just to let our Haywards Heath Orchards Shopping Centre customers know from June we are back to normal, every Thursday and Saturday. Slightly different position to keep my customers safe and away from the Fruit and Vegetable stall. It will be 9am to 3pm.  It was lovely to see my customers again after all this time, some I have known for over 15 years and are like friends to me. Keep safe and see you again on Thursdays or Saturdays.


 Even though we are back open we are still doing a click and collect from the car park. Don't forget if you are 65 or over you can come between 4.30pm and 5.30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the nursery is quieter. To place an order with us please email us, Click here- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask us to send latest availability list of all plants for that week. Please give us 48 hour notice from sending us an order. Don't worry if you havn't heard from us, you will get a confirmation the night before picking up with payment details. You can then pick up plants from the car park, we don't do any local delivery as no spare time.

Or just go on DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE above and click on all plants available now then Click here- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Let us know the day you would like to pick it up (please give us 48 hours) so we can get it all ready for you. You can collect from the car park using contactless payments, ask for BACS Payment details or have the right money.


For full plant availability of all plants grown this year, check out our catalogue of Hardy perennials, Summer Bedding, Patio Plants, Herbs and Vegetables availability of plants on our DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE above, but if doing a order only order from latest availability list. We have now added a Bee friendly list on the download catalogue so check it out and lets look after our wildlife.


JUNE Nursery Opening TIMES

MONDAY 10am to 4.30pm

MONDAY- 4.30pm to  5.30pm for the over 65's

TUESDAY - 9am to 4.30pm

TUESDAY - 4.30pm to  5.30pm for the over 65's

WEDNESDAY- 9am to 4.30pm

WEDNESDAY- 4.30pm to 5.30pm for the over 65's

THURSDAY- 9am to 5pm

FRIDAY- 9am to 5pm

SATURDAY- 10am to 5pm

SUNDAY- 10am to 4pm


    MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDENSDAY- 4.30pm to 5.30pm

(only for the 65 year olds and older)



 Anyone wanting to visit the Nursery they can do so as long as

everyone abides by the latest government advice and our 5 rules which you have to be read and abide by before entering the Nursery.

1.Keeping a distance of at least 2 metres from each other.

2.For your own safety we recommend using gloves when using our shopping baskets or trolleys, we do disinfect them during the day.

3. No more than 8 customers in the nursery at the same time, if eight cars in the car park wait for a car to leave before entering the Nursery.

4. For health and safety reasons if you are bringing young children into the Nursery do not allow them to wander around, keep them close to you and away from other customers.

5. Please use the new entrance into the Nursery once in the car park as the old entrance is now a exit only to help in keeping customers safe and well away from each other.

We are a small family run Nursery growing our own Plants. We also have plenty of outside space with lovely clean, fresh air as most of our plants are sold on outdoor benches



Orchards Shopping Centre

Just to let our Haywards Heath Orchards Shopping Centre customers know from Thursday 21st of May we will be back. Slightly different position to keep my customers safe and away from the Fruit and Vegetable stall. It will be from 9am to 3pm. Thank you to all my lovely customers who said so many kind comments to me yesterday. We will be back next Thursday 28th May then back to Thursday and Saturday the week after that.

Take care and look after yourselves


Southon Plants Nursery grows over 95% of it's own plants on the nursery. Situated just outside East Grinstead at the crossroads of Kent, Sussex and Surrey we are ideally placed to serve the South East. An Aladdin's cave of plants with some very old favourite varieties to some of the newest on the market. We are currently working hard to have all our plants ready for the Spring. Come and see ourwonderful display of colour.


We are at Haywards Heath Market at the Orchards Shopping Centre

                            every Thursday at the moment from 9am to 3pm. 


You can also find us at various plant shows throughout the year including;

Arundel Castle 26th April - Cancelled

Borde Hill Garden 13th September

Great Comp Garden Spring Show 19th April - Cancelled

Great Comp Garden Summer Show 8th and 9th August

Hole Park Garden 23rd August

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 20th September

 The owner is a true plantsman so you will find many unusual plants in the nursery some may not even be on our web site as we grow new varieties all through the year. Please come and look around, we are pleased to take most credit and debit cards.
Most perennial Plants are cultivated with a Vine Weavel control and 12 month Slow Release Fertiliser. We also mix our own compost at the nursery so we can mix the soil to suit the plants which includes a dry, medium and wet compost mix. This means you won'tfind a plant in our nursery which likes well-drained soil growing in pure peat soil which has little chance of making it through the winter. This ensures our plants are sold to you in a healthy state giving them the best chance of healthy growth.

Southon Plants is a working nursery, that said we try to keep our access ways open and uncluttered for disabled access. 

You can order from the nursery for collection some deliveries will be available.

All our Hardy Perennial plants are sold

in 2 litre pots unless otherwise stated.

"A plantsman is one who loves plants for their own sake and knows how to cherish them. This… concept… may include a botanist: it certainly includes a host of admirable amateurs who may not know what a Molecule looks like or what it means, but they know the growing plant, wild or first-hand. To my mind they are the cream of those in the plant world, a fund of invaluable first-hand information."

Help and advices.

We grow a huge range but limited numbers of New or Unusual Perennials, Hardy and

Tender each year along with shrubs, Seasonal Bedding Plants and Herbs.

If you require any  help or advice on our plants please contact us

Southon plants nursery,Dormansland.Home of unusual perennials.

A prize winning nursery run by a true plantsman.Serving Kent,Sussex,Surrey and surrounding areas.
Our plants at the market
prize winning displays
our polly tunnels at the nursery
growing beds
Pampas grasses
bedding plants


Southon plants specialise in unusual perennials,we grow 95% of all our plants at the nursery and as such are in a soil and pot that gives them the optimum chance to grow in your garden.