Here at Hardy’s we’re always looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint, promote sustainability and be more planet friendly. Since January 2023, we’ve made a few changes to the way we do things
Rosy demonstrates how to lay out a cottage garden border, full of herbaceous perennials, which will provide winter interest
Here at Hardy's we want you to succeed with growing our plants. Everything is ready to go straight into your borders or planters, we are here to help your garden flourish. - Rosy
Now recognised as one of the UK's leading plantsmen nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants was founded by Rosy Hardy in 1988. A small independent nursery based in the beautiful Hampshire village of Freefolk near Whitchurch, today we stock over 1,200 plant varieties, including many rare and exciting species you'll simply never see in your average garden centre.
We supply a wide range of home produced herbaceous perennials which are grown outdoors in peat free compost, ready for your garden. We are breeders and introducers of interesting new perennial varieties and exhibit at major Flower Shows throughout the year.Read More About Us
"Just a quick note to say that our plants arrived today safe and sound. Thank you for the fantastic service. We are looking forward to getting the plants in to our newly prepared border as soon as the weather allows and hope we can do them justice!" Martin P. April 2023
"Thank you so much for giving us such an excellent talk on perennials. You were so clear, informative, enthusiastic and inspiring. We all learned such a lot. I never knew that winter flowering perennials could also be scented." Salisbury U3A. March 2023
"On behalf of the Froxfield & Privett Garden club I would like to thank Rosy for a truly wonderful talk last Wednesday. We were delighted at the attendance and had very many appreciative comments. Thank you for taking the time to still be approachable and to care for the everyday gardener and their clubs! " Froxfield and Privett Garden Club . April 2023
" Rosy was completely outstanding last night. Upton Grey cannot stop talking about her, what we learnt and how we wish we had taken pencil and paper to write down her words of wisdom. All was delivered with loving knowledge of a huge range of plants and with touching humour" Upton Grey Gardening Club. April 2023
"Yet another thank you ! As I hope you’re aware, I hugely value and look forward to your plant talks, but again this afternoon you and Rob offered folk like me the opportunity to hear another expert and both Steve and I really enjoyed David Hurrion’s talk.
Despite the awful weather, it was a lovely afternoon - we learned lots and enjoyed the warm welcome Hardy’s staff always offer !"
From Aileen and Steve B 16/03/2022
"We feel that we must thank you for our recent order of echinicea and geraniums. The quality of the plants was really first class, and packaging, really secure, which ensured they reached us in good order. We speak from experience having dealt with many on-line nurseries so thank you once again." Rosemary & Karen. Cardiff. August 2023
"I was very pleased with my order, the plants were in excellent condition and very well presented. I have bought plants from you at the Harrogate Flower show but I think this is the first mail order. I will certainly buy from you again just as soon as I can find a patch of bare earth in my overstocked garden." Jackie H. August 2022
"My first order from Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants arrived yesterday, really good plants and so carefully packed, thank you.
I found your website easy to use, full of information, with sort options for colour, site, size etc plus the A-Z option for quick finding of something. Having looked at a particular plant there are then other planting suggestions that would compliment it.
It was good to have the pictures of the plants in the wheelbarrow so that I could see how they went together as a group and amend as necessary.
You were so helpful when I rang to ask about availability of another plant and held my order whilst you found out about it for me.
I can completely recommend Hardy’s from my experience" Jill S. March 2023
"As a complete newcomer to gardening, Hardy's came highly recommended to me by a former RHS worker. The quality of their plants is outstanding, they are excellent value and the customer support is second to none". Barry W. August 2021
"I just wanted to say thank you so very much for my wonderful plants that I have just received. The packaging was perfect, and the condition and health of the plants is amazing. I have ordered from numerous other online plant companies in the past but can honestly say your company is right up there when it comes to overall customer service. I will definitely be ordering more from you in the future." Pamela R. July 2021
Thank you so much to you and Rosy for such an enjoyable and informative day on Thursday. Everyone really appreciated the tour and we all felt we had learned a lot.
Tisbury Horticultural Society June 2022