Welcome to Hardys Cottage Garden Plants

Welcome to Hardys Cottage Garden Plants

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.

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Butterfly Treasure Hunt

Butterfly Treasure Hunt

Location: Hardys Cottage Garden Plants
Date: 03 Aug 22 - 25 Aug 22
Hole Gardens. Plant Fair Roadshow.  21 August 2022 11am - 4pm

Hole Gardens. Plant Fair Roadshow. 21 August 2022 11am - 4pm

Location: Hole Park Gardens, Benenden Rd, Rolvenden, Cranbrook TN17 4JA
Date: 21 Aug 22
Wolverton Manor Plant Fair 3 & 4  September 2022

Wolverton Manor Plant Fair 3 & 4 September 2022

Location: Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight PO30 3JS
Date: 03 Sep 22 - 04 Sep 22
RHS Wisley Flower Show 6 - 11 September 2022

RHS Wisley Flower Show 6 - 11 September 2022

Location: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey.GU23 6QB
Date: 06 Sep 22 - 11 Sep 22

I just wanted to write to thank you for my order. The five Gladiolus 'Ruby' were absolutely perfect, healthy, happy specimens. They were beautifully and thoughtfully packaged and I am so delighted. I order plants online regularly. Thank you so much. Rachel M

"Thank you so much for an informative and inspiring talk last night. I admit that I learnt more in an hour with you than half a lifetime on my own.  Judging by the plant sales, I am not alone in that experience. I will be expecting great things for our next plant show !

I do hope that a few of us may be able to visit  your nursery next year" .

Brian P, Hurst Green Gardening Club 14/10/2021

"Rosy, I just wanted to thank you very much for your talk today at The English Gardening School.  It was so interesting and inspirational, I can’t wait to visit your nursery!"  

Harriet.  03/03/2022

"I attended your autumn flowering perennials talk yesterday and wanted to say thank you for such an informative session.  Always great to get to hear direct from expert growers how to properly manage plants in the ground, and as a garden designer, very useful to be able to pass on that knowledge to my clients.  Also, my penstemons are definitely going to benefit from correct autumn (and spring) cutting!  You’ll definitely see me popping in to a couple of sessions next year".

Ruth M  21/10/2021

"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 

My order arrived a couple of hours ago: a beautiful plant, expertly packed. The corn starch is in my compost bin, the packaging in recycling and I look forward to planting it this afternoon.

Most grateful to you. Dr Don Chapman 30/05/22

"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  18/08/2021

"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 19/07/2021

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