Launched in 2011, Hortus Loci is a new breed of plant nursery. We have linked-up the finest growers in the UK, Europe and beyond to locate the best designer plants available. On our 17-acre site, near Hook in Hampshire, you will find a comprehensive selection of highest-quality specimens in a range of sizes that will enchant garden design concepts on any scale. We now raise over 85-percent of all the plants we supply, so we can guarantee availability and quality. Our nursery is conveniently located near Hook in Hampshire, between the M3 and M4, within easy access of London and from abroad (via Heathrow).
Our aim is to supply the best plants possible. To achieve this, we source most of our plants as liners, plugs or Jumbo Plugs from leading specialist growers in the UK. Then tailor our husbandry techniques to meet the needs of all the plants we grow. While most UK suppliers offer perennials in 2-litre pots, we grow them on into 3-litre containers or even taller long-toms for deeper-rooting species – minimising stress throughout the growing season. In addition, most UK plant suppliers choose between two (or maybe three) different composts, whereas we’ve developed six separate formulations to meet our plants’ individual needs. We also recognise that a few plants need extra-special care to thrive in containers. For example, phlox grown in standard pots and compost soon succumb to mildew, rendering them unsalable within weeks of potting up. To overcome this, we grow all our phlox in 4-litre pots, filled with loam-based compost, so that they remain healthy right through the summer.
Come and see for yourself and be inspired. You’ll find that Hortus Loci offers a unique opportunity for professional gardeners, landscapers, designers and their clients to browse an unrivalled range of trees, perennials, shrubs and other plants. It is the only wholesale nursery in the UK that offers such a comprehensive collection of plants of distinction at a single site. In addition, there’s a carefully selected, design-inspired range of related products, such as pots, stone, lighting, and fencing to add the finishing touch to a scheme. Call us on 0118 9326495 to arrange your tour.
All our stock is supplied by a select group of partner nurseries on a sale or return basis, with the growers topping-up or replacing stock as necessary. We only have agreements with the leading growers in each plant category. These partnerships are a function of the reputations and long-standing relationships built-up by Robin Wallis and Mark Straver over a lifetime in the plant business.
Our Plant Centre customers have access to well over 4000 different varieties, and will be able to get hold of the latest plant introductions much sooner than elsewhere – all at very competitive prices. There is also the opportunity to buy much larger specimens than can be found at other garden retailers. We call it the quiet revolution, because one thing won’t change and that’s the friendly, expert advice offered by our highly trained staff. Whatever your gardening query, we’ll have experts on-hand to help.