AND HARDY PERENNIALS.   TEL 01342 870150 / 07496 149067


Part time job available on nursery on Thursdays and Saturdays, please ask for details at nursery.

As from Monday 29th March we are open everyday until the end of June.

Due to the cold weather next week we are delaying selling any of the hardier summer bedding for a week but have penty of spring plants still available.

We are open but to comply with the latest Government legislation please could you wear a mask when paying for your purchases.

We are at the Orchards Shopping Centre on Saturday's only at the moment back on Thursday's on April 15th.

Our new availabillity list for Easter should be on the download page by Wednesday 31st March. We will also have on download catalogues all plants available this year and when they are ready for sell, including Summer Bedding, Summer Patio, Hardy Perennials, Dwarf shrubs,Winer Bedding, Winder Patio, Herbs and Vegetables.

We have a good selection of spring plants available now including bulbs and different varieties of Primula's, tubs and trailing pansy hanging baskets plus many more.




 Even though we are open we still doing a click and collect from the Nursery. 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 Christmas 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 may start local delivery if needed.

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, or ask for BACS Payment details or have the right money.


Please note we will be keeping to our 5 rules, (below) as we have many customers 65 and over. The 2 metre distance on the Nursery has worked very well because of all our outdoor space that we have decided to keep to that rule to protect all of our elderly customers. Stay safe and take care.



 Please note new opening times for MARCH.

We are a Specialist Nursery growing and selling New and Unusual Hardy and Tender Perennials, Dwarf Shrubs, Seasonal Bedding, Winter and Summer Hanging Baskets, Vegetables and Herbs only.

For full plant availability of all plants grown this year, it will be out in early Febuary. We have now added a Bee friendly list on the download catalogue so check it out and lets look after our wildlife.



Nursery Opening Times

MONDAY - 10am to 5pm

TUESDAY - 9am to 5pm

WEDNESDAY - 9am to 5pm

THURSDAY - 9am to 5pm

FRIDAY - 9am to 5pm

SATURDAY - 10am to 5pm

SUNDAY - 10am to 4pm

(All subject to weather conditions)

Anyone wishing to visit the Nursery outside these times please email or phone my mobile.




 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.

6. To comply with the latest Government legislation please could you

wear a mask when paying for your purchases.

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

Our market stall is back at Haywards Heath Orchards on Saturday's only at the moment and then on Thursday's on 15th April onwards.

Hope to see you there but most of all stay safe.

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 and Saturday at the moment from 9am to 4pm. 


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 - Cancelled

Hole Park Garden 23rd August

Sissinghurst Castle Garden 20th September - Cancelled

 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 Dwarf Shrubs, Seasonal Bedding Plants, Vegetables 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.