A dream garden is full of luscious greenery and borders with stunning, colourful flowers. We stock an expanded range of plants. We believe the key to brilliant blooms is the quality, which is why our plants are always of the highest standard and sourced from local Devon growers where possible.
From bedding plants through to lovely shrubs, fruit and ornamental trees, and with one of the biggest selections of aquatic and bog plants in the South West, you will find all you need here. If you can't find what you're looking for, we can normally source plants for you.
Our nursery team can provide you with any help you need... Whether it's advice on where something needs to be planted, or how often to prune it - We always try to go the extra mile for you!
Seasonal Featured Plants
A stunning, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, long-blooming flower. The Coreopsis is happy being left to flourish as long as it's planted in it's optimal environment with lots of sun and good soil drainage.
A plant with a stunning yet delicate flower that comes in many varieties. They are beloved by bees and butterflies—plus, they’re drought-tolerant! All salvias do best in full sun (6-8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil. Many varieties (typically those with light-colored flowers) will also do well in part-shade, but flowering will be reduced.
Penstemons are such a lovely addition to any border. The bees love them, and they have a particularly long flowering time, with most continuing to flower up until the first frost. They come in many different colours and varieties.
Lupins are striking cottage-garden plants with bold, colourful flower spikes that stand out amongst the green foliage. They are easy to grow and enjoy being in an open, sunny spot.
Climbing plants are great for adding high-rise beauty to our gardens, covering walls, fences, obelisks and pergolas in colourful flowers and foliage.
Clematis are the most popular climber and we stock a wide variety of early, mid and late flowering varieties.
Also available are beautifully scented Honeysuckles and heavenly Wisteria, as are Solanums, Hederas, Jasmines, Actinidia, Russian vines and Virginia Creeper.
Need some support? - grab some trellis as well.
To complement the conifer, heathers naturally associate well. Both can be grown in beds and borders and give constant value throughout the year.
We carry a great stock of conifers and heathers in a multitude of colours
Ground cover conifers will stop weeds in a border, gravel garden or bank and are easily maintained.
Conifers are perfect in a pot all year or can be used as a central focus surrounded by bedding plants. They add instant height and form and will still be there in Winter to surround with Winter bedding.
In your borders evergreen conifers and colourful heathers combine magically! Mix them in amongst shrubs, herbaceous plants and alpines to add structure and Winter form to your borders. Dwarf conifers are great for alpine gardens.
Shrubs are a must-have in any garden. They provide coverage and structure to your garden throughout the year.
Shrubs come in a hugely diverse range of different shapes, sizes and colours which is great for the gardener as you can easily introduce shape and structure to your garden. This great range of plants is present in virtually all gardens. Shrubs are so easy, they suppress weeds and they provide some amazing flowers and foliage too. They make borders easy, soften the look of walls and are easily pruned to keep in shape and under control. A great permanent plant, needing very little maintenance but providing a great contribution to any garden.
Herbs come in many different varieties, and are widely used in cooking and herbal remedies!
We stock a full range of herb plants.
Adding texture and amazing scent to your garden, herbs are a must to complete any garden and can be easily grown in pots and moved about.
Perfect for picking fresh to add to your cooking. Simply keep them cut back to stop them growing out of control.
We also have herb seeds from Mr Fothergills.
Trees are a great addition to any garden. They add cover and height, and provides a home for wildlife. Hedges also provide a great home for wildlife, and are perfect for adding privacy to your garden.
Most gardens have a tree as a feature or backdrop Trees are so emotive of the English countryside and they add welcome height and impact. Trees will also have great benefit for garden wildlife in some shape or form.
Our wide range of ornamental trees are ready for planting and are all native Devon trees. We have a large selection, and anything we don't have can be ordered in for you. Bare root plants are available to order which are ideal for large natural plantings.
Planning on planting a hedge?, - we have a range of hedging plants, and can order large planting schemes in bare roots.
Growing fruit is especially rewarding...
We stock strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants (white & red), gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, tayberries, rhubarb, and many more. These are a delight to pick from your own garden and they are easy and trouble free to grow.
Apples, pears, cherries and plums are fantastic fruit to pick and eat straight from the tree.
Our dedicated fruit tree area holds a great selection, all pot grown for immediate planting. The majority are ideal for modern gardens and for easy picking.
We have stakes and tree ties all to help get your fruit tree established and cropping as soon as possible.
Alpines are small and highly collectable plants, producing stunning little flowers in a range of vibrant hues. As they come from mountainous regions, many are very hardy.
Low growing alpines are ideal for front of borders or small spaces, providing ground cover and colour year after year. Excellent for banks and rockeries and look fab around a waterfall.
Many alpines will tolerate periods of drought, so are great for containers. Mix alpine grit with compost and top pots with grit for best growth.
Plant herbacious plants in borders to make your own colourful creation and sense of structure.
Plants in and around ponds add visual interest, helping to make a pond appear more naturally blended in to it's surroundings. They encourage wildlife and can help keep water clear. Adding the right plants will greatly add to your enjoyment of the pond as well as visiting wildlife!
Aquatic and bog plants are an area of speciality and passion for us at Bow with us having one of the largest ranges in the South-West!
They are vital for adding shade in a pond, as well as using up nutrients in the water that would otherwise lead to a build up of green algae.
Bedding plants provide a decorative seasonal display for beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets.
Whether it's Summer or Autumn/Winter bedding, we always have a good stock to suit the current season. They are Devon grown to be hardy for your garden. A full range of frost proof pots, containers, and hanging baskets are available to show them off!.
We plant baskets for local businesses and pubs in the area and can do this for you too. Treat yourself to some new hanging baskets or bring your current ones and we will use them!
We love to grow our own veg, and we stock everything you need to make your growing project a success too.
Everyone knows that vegetables grown at home taste so much better than bought ones!
We stock seeds, young plants, seed potatoes, onion sets, garlic, asparagus and more when in season.
Plus we have a range of fertilisers, watering accessories, growhouses, tunnels, greenhouses, canes and netting available.
Cottage gardens are known and loved for their charm and character, with tumbling climbers, fragrant perennials and rambling roses, and we have all you need to create a beautiful one. Cottage gardens can adapt easily to any sized garden, so whether you have a courtyard or a large outdoor space, our team are happy to help create your dream cottage garden.
Firstly when designing your cottage garden it’s important to invest in a quality rich soil to help your plants thrive. Use peat-free and organic compost for more environmentally friendly gardening. In regards to plants it is best to choose hardier low-maintenance perennials, annuals and foliage plants, such as Delphiniums, Lavender, Peonies and Honeysuckle. We have lots of stunning cottage plants to choose from, with our friendly team on hand for advice if you are unsure. When it comes to planting remember you want to promote informal crowding and think of colour schemes, for instance if you would like soft pastels or vibrant rich colours.
Finally adding a curved pathway will entice and welcome people through your cheerful cottage garden. Use stepping stones, gravel or paving slabs.