The family business with a personal touch...

For over 50 years Pentland Plants have been growing plants and expanding our nursery and garden centre just south of Edinburgh.

We are a family run business specialising in the production of various formats of bedding, basket and perennial plants. Being family run and operated, we think gives us a more personal touch than some of the larger chains and companies. We produce over 40 million plants each year and put customer service and quality at the forefront of our business. Our sales office, technical sales representatives and technical team are available to assist you and can offer advice on product selection and growing conditions.

The Pentland team value your business and all of us at Pentland Plants will do our very best to ensure that we supply high quality plants throughout the season.

We sow, root and grow all our own bedding, basket and perennial plants using our own experienced team so no-one can beat us for quality, value and choice of varieties as we produce over 40 million on our nursery each year! We are very proud to be a British nursery supplying growers with British grown plants.

We are an accredited grower under the Ornamental Hor-ticulture Assurance Scheme (previously British Ornamental Plant Producers accreditation scheme) which is your guarantee that all aspects of our nursery business are run to very high standards ensuring to that you will receive quality products.

Our own on-site garden centre gives us an opportunity to showcase and trial new products at a retail level. We are a completely independent company and are therefore impartial in selecting the very best varieties from numerous breeders based on real conditions and sales.

We have 3 seed sowing machines two Hamiltons and this Blackmore which are all ideal for high speed, accurate sowing. Our high tech glasshouses are climate controlled by our Hoogendorn system with screens to keep the heat in at night or the strong sun off the plant during the days.

All our trays are fully gapped up making mechanical transplanting quick and easy. Orders are collected from the benches and taken to dispatch. Our Computer system tracks each tray so we can find them when they are ready.

Depending on the size of the order we can pack plug trays in boxes to be sent by overnight carrier, or for larger quantities, on trolleys, or stillages on our own transport.



We have cash and carry each Friday at Pentland Plants starting at the end of February (week 8) through to the beginning of May (week 18) and again from the beginningof August (week 30) through to the end of September (week 38). The cash and carry is open from 9am until 12 noon on Friday only.

Please ensure you contact our office to check cash and carry is open and operational to avoid disappointment before travelling or check our Nursery Instagram (pentlandplantsltd) for updates the day before you intend on visiting. You can come and browse through our surplus stock of plugs and top up on any extra plants that you may need. There is a wide range of varieties and colours available as full and part trays. Availability changes from week to week and specific plants cannot be guaranteed. Plants are sold on a first come, first served basis.There is a minimum spend of £25.00 including VAT. Payment by cash or card only. If you are close enough to drive to us then it is definitely recommended as there are fantastic savings to be had! Our team look forward to meeting you.

In addition to bedding, basket plants and perennials, we keep busy by growing a crop of up to 50,000 Poinsettias for delivery to Scottish and Northern English Garden Centres and Florists.

Plants Trials

We are constantly upgrading our knowledge base and travel worldwide sourcing new and improved varieties that will perform in the UK environment. We hold annual internal comparative trials at our nursery in Loanhead.

We trial many new and exciting varieties as well as our catalogued varieties for our team to assess and compare. We feel that these trials are unique in the UK as they showcase not only our catalogued varieties, they include alternative varieties from six international breeders for comparison side by side.

We're ready to help

Our dedicated and helpful sales team will be happy to advise and assist in any way they can. Please feel free to phone to place orders or place you order online today.

Tel: 0131 440 0895 option 2
Mon to Fri 9:00 - 17:00

Where We Are

We are on the A701 400 yards past Ikea.

Pentland Plants Ltd
EH20 9QG