Best places to buy plants online during the lockdown – From succulents to peonies

Support nurseries and garden centres during this challenging time

Where to buy plants online

1. Best for supporting local business online – Your local garden centre or nurseries

If you have a local nurseries nearby, contact them and see if they are doing home deliveries. We should all be doing our bit to help out our local businesses as best we can.

2. Best place to buy indoor plants online – Patch Plants

If you are looking to introduce a little greenery into your home in a city try Patch. The website specialises in indoor plants, perfect for creating your own urban jungle. They provide tips and tricks to help out even the most clueless gardener.

An array of red and white painted tin cans containing various plants suspended from a trellis.

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

3. Best place to buy peonies online - Crocus

Peonies are a crowd pleaser whether they're growing in your garden, or arranged in a vase. Crocus has a wide range of plants available to buy online. However, they are currently offering 20 per cent of peonies.

4. Best place to buy trees online - Jackson Nurseries

The family-run business in Stroke-on-Trent has a large range of plants, including trees to buy online. If you missed the cherry blossom this year, make sure you never miss it again by picking up one of Jackson Nurseries Cherry trees.

A trio of potted trees line the boundary fence in a paved garden with black and grey outdoor table and chairs in the foreground.

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

5. Best place to buy hellebores online – Ashwood Nurseries

Ashwood Nurseries hellebores are not only gorgeous but award-winning. The nursery has cultivated strains of the plant to critical acclaim. The best part is they are available to buy online.

6. Best place to buy fruit and vegetable plants online - Perfect Plants

Most online garden stores sell seed packets for different fruit and veg online. However, if you are nervous about starting from scratch, you can order vegetable plants or fruit plants from Perfect Plants.

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.